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Pousada Convento de Vila Vicosa

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2013

This lovely old convent has been converted into a wonderful hotel. There is so much history within these walls adorned with frescos inside little alcoves, but the sun-drenched halls opposite the cloister were my favorite. The windows are covered with wooden shutters and the sunlight streaming through them creating shadows was very appealing to me. The second floor room we... More 

Thank AppleSpice
Surrey, England
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

We have stayed in a number of Pousadas in Portugal over the past few years and Vila Vicosa is one is the best. We were made very welcome by the staff as soon as we arrived a given a guided tour on the way to our room. We were on the first floor which included a roof top balcony which... More 

Thank mrm54
Guernsey, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2013

We arrived at the Pousada after driving from Lisbon and found it eventually after asking directions from a nearby hotel. We were shown to our room by the reception manager without much conversation even though we tried. The room (a suite) however was lovely and spacious, with an outside area overlooking the rooftops. The Pousada itself is very special, with... More 

Thank Tortoisetheterrible
Castelo Branco, Portugal
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

very close to the historical monuments in Vila Viçosa, that anyone must visit. the food at the restaurant is very good and the staff is excellent. the water in the pool was a bit cold for me. not a five star hotel, actually a 4 star hotel, but very nice. the breakfast was good.

Thank pbk6000
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2013

We stayed 2 nights in mid June. We booked a break that included breakfast, dinner on one night and a bottle of fizz with fresh fruit in the room. The room and whole building is stunning as is the setting, next to the Ducal Palace. The greeting at reception and the service from virtually all of the staff was excellent.... More 

Thank DurhamSpartan
Monroe, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2013

The hotel is adjacent to a stately palace, housed in a former convent. The rooms surround a courtyard/cloister, with a well tended formal garden w/ outdoor pool to the back. Understated luxury pervades the premises. A relaxing experience! The charges are in line w/ the least costly pousadas, which makes this hotel an outstanding value.

Thank RSD2001
Newark, Notts
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108 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2013

We visited this Pousada for our wedding anniversary, and splashed out for a suite. The setting of the Pousada next to the Ducal Palace, makes for a truly spectacular setting. From the moment we stepped into thebPousada we were transported back in time. The public spaces were lovely, light airy and with lots of character, S you would expect to... More 

Thank carol c
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2013

This hotel is exactly as described in the website, a truly outstanding building. Make sure you have a good look around it is well worth it. The staff were very helpful and the rooms large and extremely clean. I stayed for four nights and every day the room was cleaned to perfection. Dinner was very good and served with flair,... More 

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Steyning, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 March 2013

Somos clientes regular mas infrequente das pousadas e no Feveiro desfrutamos uma oferta de dois dias nesta pousada maravilhosa. O edifício é muito historico mais com todas as coisas modernas para seu conforto. Os quartos são confortavel, os refeicões muito agradaveis e os funcionarios muito simpáticos. O sítio é conveniente para visitar outras cidiades desta regiaõ (Estremoz, Èvora, Elvas, Portalegre,... More 

Thank Geoffrey P
Sao Bartolomeu de Messines, Portugal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2013

We spent 2 nights at this picturesque pousada to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The pousada is beautiful huge reception rooms and comfortable bedroom. The staff could not have been more welcoming and the service was excellent. The restaurant was good, a little over priced for dinner as we often find in pousadas, walk 100 yards to the safari for better... More 

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Dear Guest, Thank You for Your advice, it was a pleasure to received You. Hope to welcome You soon at one of the Pousadas of Portugal. Best regards, More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
He Pousada de Vila Vicosa, opened in 1996, is installed in the historical centre of this Alentejo city. The Pousada is found in the old Convento Real das Chagas de Cristo (The Royal Convent of Stigmas of Christ) ordered built by D. Jaime, the forth Duke of Braganca in the sixteenth century. D. Jaime ordered the building of this religious house to serve as Pantheon for the Ladies of the House and to welcome his daughters from his second marriage who could not decently marry. Through the years some legends became associated with the Pousada. Ever since the mythical presence of the last mother superior, who still watches over by the convent, the attempt to build a direct passage to the Paco Ducal, which lies next to the Pousada. It is believed that the frescoes of the building were written by Cecilia of the Holy Spirit, poet and painter, who worked in the convent until the date of her death in 1723. Staying at the Pousada de Vila Vicosa is a trip to the furthest reaches of fantasies, we guarantee extraordinary experiences. With its themed rooms, staying in this hotel is like sleeping in a museum, where for a moment we are actors in this imaginary world. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pousada Convento de Vila Vicosa

Address: Convento das Chagas - Terreiro do Paco, Vila Vicosa 7160, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Alentejo > Evora District > Vila Vicosa
Price Range: $98 - $188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Pousada Convento de Vila Vicosa 5*
Number of rooms: 39
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“Rooms were quiet overlooking the garden & Pool.”
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“Extensive corridors, great courtyards to chill”
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