Convento do Espinheiro, a Luxury Collection Hotel & Spa, Evora
Convento do Espinheiro, Evora, 7000, Portugal
Phone: 351-266 788 200
4.7/5 212 reviews
Leisure, gastronomy and well-being
Fascinating for its history, authentic for its charm and only one hour away from Lisbon, the hotel has given new life to a 15th century convent, considered a national monument, where important nobles throughout history helped shape Portugal's destiny.
Dominating the Alentejo plain lies Évora, a city of outstanding beauty, and classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site, it is a treasure with much to offer, not only historically and culturally, but also in gastronomy.
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Book accommodation at Convento do Espinheiro and begin your collection of unique experiences with a guided tour of the historic Convent followed by a tasting of the magnificent Alentejo wines in our gothic wine cellar, in the company of our Sommelier.
- Best rates 5% off - Buffet Breakfast - Welcome Drink- Free WiFi
- Free access to gym, sauna, Turkish bath, jacuzzi, indoor and outdoor swimming pool.
- Guided tour to the convent by 5:00 pm - Daily wine tasting by 6:00 pm
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Exclusive Romance Offer
The ultimate couples' getaway, it's the perfect gift for a special occasion, celebration or simply to a couple's retreat, this unique offer include:
- Welcome Drink
- Buffet Breakfast
- Romantic VIP – Bottle of Sparkling Wine and Strawberries or Chocolate truffles
- Free access to gym, sauna, turkish bath, jacuzzi, indoor and outdoor pools.
- Guided tour of the historical Convento de Santa Maria do Espinheiro (5pm)
- One daily Wine-tasting session with our Sommelier (6pm)
For only 10 Eur. plus, reserve your Romantic Day.
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Hear from our guests about their stay from 212 verified guest reviews
96%of our guests
recommend this hotel
This hotel was recommended to my wife and me by my sister and fiance who stayed there in June 2017. Other than the hotel recommendation, we didn't get much else so weren't really sure what to expect, but we loved every moment of our stay here!
The hotel is a quick drive to Evora (10 minutes or so). Note that if you take a cab into the city the cost is roughly 10 euros each way.
Another thing we did during our stay was take a day trip to tour the vineyard Esporao, which is roughly a 50 minute - 1 hour drive from the hotel (drove a rental so not sure what cab costs would be). If you are looking to visit a closer vineyard, there is another one that was recommended by the hotel (I can't remember the name but was roughly a 10 minute drive).
The hotel staff is extremely friendly, willing to help with any requests and offer several recommendations for local attractions/activities to do. Their service significantly exceeded our expectations, specifically Vincent who was extremely helpful setting up reservations for us during our stay! Specific examples include recommending and setting up our reservation for the Esporao vineyard tour (which was an awesome experience) and getting us a last minute reservation at a restaurant in Evora on a Saturday that was delicious (despite several earlier recommendations not having reservations available)!
During our stay it was the week of my wife's birthday and we were also having an early celebration of our second anniversary. After dinner in Evora on our first night, we were delighted to arrive back at our room to see we had been welcomed with a bottle of brut, chocolate covered strawberries, and a bottle of olive oil made from olives harvested on the property!
It is extremely hot in the month of August but the hotel has an outdoor pool (in addition to an indoor pool) which is very nice and is located next to a lush lawn with several olive trees and spots to lounge.
The property is extremely beautiful! Nightly tours of the property are offered at 5 PM. As mentioned earlier, there are several olive trees located on the property which are used to produce their own olive oil and there is also a very small vineyard located on the property which we were told is used to make a limited number of bottles for the property. The church there is also very nice looking.
The last thing that was awesome and a must do is the hotel offers a complimentary wine tasting every night where you try 3 local wines (2 change every night and one is the same). We did this both nights during our stay and every wine was delicious. They also pair the wines with delicious cheeses and breads to dip in their signature olive oil mixed with different items (i.e, salt and pepper, fresh pressed garlic).
Overall, this was easily one of the best stays we've had at the dozen or so SPG properties we've been to together for leisure.
- Check-in: 3:00 PM | Check-out: 12:00 PM
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- 92 Rooms elegantly decorated including 5 suites
- All guest rooms and public spaces are 100% non-smoking
- Évora on a bicycle
- Discover the Alqueva Lake
- Horse Riding in Alentejo
- Tailor Made Bike Tours
- Gift Voucher
- Email Us
- Alentejo Wines
- SPG Category 4
How to get to the Hotel
When coming from Lisbon, take the Vasco da Gama Bridge which will take you onto the A2 highway. From there, turn onto the A6 highway and leave the highway at the 2nd exit to Évora (n.º 6). GPS 38º. 36`. 3" N / 7º . 53`. 18" W / 278 m.
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Rich Regional Cuisine
Amidst our restful surroundings, enjoy an exceptional, culinary experience with every dish.
- Divinus Restaurant
- Claustrus Lounge
- Pulpitus Bar
- Cisterna Wine Bar
- Aqua Lounge Pool Bar
Hours Of Operation
A Special Place To Meet
Our hotel is the ideal place to host your next meeting or special event. Our modern meeting room can accommodate up to 300 people, and offers state-of-the-art facilities and technology with calm natural daylight.
- Modern meeting room options
- Maximum Capacity | 300
- Meeting Space | 300 m²
- Meeting Rooms | 7