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Hotel Sao Joao de Deus

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449 reviews
74 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

I do not want to give up this hotel. The building is very unique and pretty. The problem that the service was not good. The person in the reception was far from being polite or efficient - He was not nice at all. The day after, there was another one who did not speak English at all. The breakfast was... More 

Thank nadi O o
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Very nice historical hotel, with precious antique furniture well restored and very well kept, without overburdenig the space; rooms are clean And spacious, so their bathrooms, it is a place to visit even if u decide not to stay!

Thank Cristina c. B
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65 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016

The hotel is in a fantastic location on the walls of the fortifications of Elvas and has ample secure parking that does not need negotiating the narrow streets of the town to get to. Our room was huge with a huge bathroom and was very well appointed. The hotel was spotlessly clean and a feature for us was the garden... More 

Thank albanytraveller_10
Bath, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Your options to stay inside the walls are very limited, really I would give this hotel a 3.5. The location and building are excellent, both reflecting the history of the region. However my impression is that it is resting on it's laurels because it could do so much better. We had a room with a terrace and great views. The... More 

Thank Lewis_the_Barman
Worcester, United Kingdom
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579 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

This hotel is lovely, but it is advertised as having a restaurant and swimming pool. If the restaurant is closed for dinner, and the swimming pool is also closed, you should tell your customers when they book. Lovely rooms, nice grounds, nice breakfast, but overall a bit of a letdown. Yes, it is quiet in April, but your customers expect... More 

Thank MaryBarryJackson
Camarillo, California
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51 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2016

This hotel is built into the old wall of the ancient city, right at the entrance. The room and bathroom were very clean, and the room was spacious. The lobby and hallways were elegant, and the very old place is well preserved. Our room overlooked a wonderful courtyard filled with orange trees and more of the wall in the background.... More 

Thank JustCruisin11
Valley City, North Dakota
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48 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2016

We recently spent 4 days visiting World Heritage Elvas, a tranquil city with a fascinating history. We stayed at Hotel Sao Joao de Deus, inside the city walls and had a great time exploring--the center is compact and one absolutely cannot get lost! We were able to have numerous encounters with local citizens, who were uniformly friendly and helpful. The... More 

Thank AlwaysTravelling737
Talavera de la Reina, Spain
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7 reviews
Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

It's a nice hotel, staff were very pleasant and kind. The location is very good, it's easy to get to the most interesting sights and restaurants of Elvas. Brekfast with bread , eggs, fruit, cereals, milk, coffee,cold meats, infusions..... The rooms are confortable, roomy and quiet. The building is ancient , it was an original convent and hospital later. There... More 

Thank Jose G
Houston, Texas
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140 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Historic hotel along the old city walls. Room was very comfortable with an amazing bathroom. The restaurant was not open for dinner so walked down the street for a good meal. Breakfast was pretty good.

Thank JRTirso
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104 reviews
84 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2015

Hidden in part by ramparts of the old fortification and festooned with flowers and beautiful shrubs this is an ideal place to stay. Its history goes back a couple of hundred years when the building was originally used as a hospital run by Friars. The rooms are extremely large and well furnished and the hotel itself is an excellent place... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Hotel Sao Joao de Deus

Address: Largo Sao Joao de Deus | Largo São João de Deus No 1, Elvas 7350-200, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Alentejo > Portalegre District > Elvas
Price Range: $88 - $196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Sao Joao de Deus 4*
Number of rooms: 56
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“Ask for a room not facing one of the two main streets”
 of 5 bubbles JustCruisin11, 13 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Balcony. Essential. Indoor room look grim”
 of 5 bubbles 564MarkH564, 15 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a courtyard facing room with a balcony”
 of 5 bubbles alanmicpro, 19 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Try 201 -204”
 of 5 bubbles Yegodsandlittlefish, 20 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Don't stay on the ground floor. It was a bit musty as we walked through and the rooms we saw were dark.”
 of 5 bubbles erk42, 26 May 2014 | Read review
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