This Portuguese Resort Is One Of The Best From The Iberian Peninsula: Discover Convento do Espinheiro, Historic Hotel & Spa: Discover Convento do Espinheiro, Historic Hotel & Spa ♦ This resort was voted the third best hotel in the Iberian Peninsula by the readers of the prestigious American magazine “Travel + Leisure”. This recognition is among the most respected in the field of travel and tourism. The Portuguese unit has been regularly awarded internationally, since its inauguration almost 15 years ago. Secrets From Portugal is thrilled to give you this news, keep reading to understand why this amazing resort in Alentejo is one of the best.
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The five-star accommodation in Évora is the result of the restoration of a 15th-century convent, a World Heritage Site recognized by UNESCO. In addition to eight hectares of outdoor spaces, it has two swimming pools, one of them heated, Jacuzzi and Turkish bath and areas for kids – as well as spa, tennis and paddle court and fitness centre.
“A beautiful location in a beautiful city” is how this space is described by the readers of the publication. In addition to this prize, Espinheiro Convent had already been distinguished with the Golden Key, the “Good Guide to Good Bed 2017”; considered one of the 20 best hotels in Portugal by the British newspaper “The Times”; and collected the gold medal in this same poll for Best Resort in Portugal and Spain. He had also won an Oscar for tourism at the World Travel Awards in 2016.
Opened in 2005, there are six types of rooms available, ranging from 32 to 110 square meters. There are 92 luxurious and refined lodgings, with prices starting from € 160 in the middle season (October), with breakfast included. In summer, there are rooms starting from 179 €.
For dining, you can opt for a traditional restaurant, Divinus, which is a gastronomic Alentejo gastronomic stage, and the Italian Olive restaurant. There is also a wine cellar, a library and even a reclaimed church.
In the area, there is a limited production of exclusive wines and olive oils, visits to the Convent, tastings of the most famous wines of the region and bread workshops.