Albergaria do Calvario Hotel, Evora
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Home away from homefrom Sparky004
Nice stafffrom DHDUsa
Exceptional Relaxing Service A1from marghAustralia
Very nice stayfrom JVi_Helsinki
The hotel is within the town walls and it is pretty easy to find there by car. They have a free private parking with direct lift access which is very convenient. The hotel is located in a quiet corner of the old town but only a few steps from the main street.
The reception and the staff were very helpful with restaurant recommendations, and they tried really hard to find us a winery to visit which was not that easy between Christmas and New Year. There is a PC in the bar lounge with free Internet access and the lady at the reception offered us a free drink when we were using the PC.
Our room was quite large with high ceilings, a small window (mind you, this is an old building), an aircon/heater and a good bathroom with a shower. The breakfast was very good. It was not lavish but everything on offer (juice, jams, rolls, croissants, fruit salad, yoghurt etc.) was fresh and of high quality.
Evora is a nice town with plenty to see, good restaurants and pleasant atmosphere and in my opinion Albergaria do Calvario fits well into this picture.
My little weekendfrom HughBrook
The room that I stayed is nice, comfortable and clean, have a good breakfast, it's near the center and in Fialho the very best restaurante in the town I eat a divine black pork beefsteak.
The staff is very kindness and helpful.
You need to know this hotel.
Hit and Missfrom Wellstraveller
Village Retreatfrom klr
Mixed Felleingsfrom peachome
We tried to enjoy the bar late in the afternoon but waited 20 mins for someone to come and serve us and then just gave up and went to find someone - who finally came 10 mns later, got us our drinks (begrudgedly) and never returned. The common areas are big - they could be wonderful for lounging but are actually overstuffed with pretty blah furniture.
The property is very convenient in terms of being right inside the city walls and it has tons of potential to be really great but it is very under-utilzed. We loved the underground parking (although when we tried to leave, one of the workers had parked their car in the driveway and we had to back the car out the whole way - we couldn't find a soul around to ask to move it and we waited 35 mins to see if the owner would return but gave up. Two other sets of guests had to do the same as us in order to leave).
They also have a nice patio - but it's right where the cars pull up and all the time we were there no one was using it - and, given our experieince in the bar, you knew you'd have no help getting assistance there.
The rooms were like an old motel - but clean and adequate and the bathroom was beautiful marble (Portugal is the #2 exporter in the world - and it's key in this region). Breakfast was included in the price and was very good.
As an aside, we stayed in Evora one day - of a 16 day trip - and we headed for Sintra after it. We felt that the city had a few sites but, in hindsight, we would have done just a half day there and not stayed overnight (and spent the extra time in the Sintra area). It has a couple of very unique things - the Chapel of Bones and the Roman ruins (Diana's Temple) that can be "done" in very short order. If you're seeing a lot of cathedrals and museums on an extended trip, the ones here can be done quickly. The town is not overly touristy yet - which is nice. You get a feeling that it's still quite authentic vs. other towns that are much prettier but you know they are tourist focused.
So, in short, the hotel was ok but I expected more charm given the previous comments. It has the potential and maybe in the busier season they are more guest focused.
Warm and invitingfrom SCColumbia
However, everything else was wonderful. A big part of what makes this hotel special is the extremely friendly and attentive staff. I happened to mention that we were celebrating my husband's birthday in Evora, and we returned from dinner to find a complementary fruit basket and bottle of champagne in our room.
The hotel is on the edge of the old city, just inside the walls. It is a very easy, ten minute walk from there to main square and historical attractions. And while I'm at it, let me plug Evora and the Alentejo region in general-- great combination of rural beauty, historical sites, and amazing food. We had my husband's birthday dinner at O Fialho (about a three minute walk from the hotel), which lived up to its reputation as one of the best restaurants in Portugal. Wherever you eat, you must try the local wine and cheese and the "black pork." But I digress...the Albergaria is a warm and friendly place, and an extremely good value for the money.
Charming hotel within the city wallsfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Top Local Tips for Evora
My Small Weekend The hotel is quiet and nice, perfect for relax. The room that I stayed is nice, comfortable and clean. Have a good breakfast, it's near the center and Fialho the very best restaurante in the town I eat a divine black pork beefsteak. The staff is very kindness and helpful. You need to know this hotel.
Relatively easy to find A map of the city / location is available on the web ... and compared with other cities/towns in Portugal and Spain - it was easy to drive in to the walled city and to find the accommodation. Very close to one of the main 'gates' to the city and parking under the hotel (at no extra charge).
Evora You don't have to spend much time in Evora to get the flavor of the place. It is charming and beautiful and everything is in very close proximity to one another. We caught the Flamenco Ballet at the arena which, at first was very hot inside (bring a fan or wear light clothes in July) but once the doors closed and the show began, was absolutely beautiful with the night wind blowing and the stars above. The ancient ruins were juxtaposed against modern art, really a great place with much charm.
Other names for Albergaria do Calvario Hotel
- albergaria do calvario hotel Évora
- albergaria do calvario Évora
- Address: Travessa dos Lagares, n° 3 - - Evora - 7000 - 565 - Portugal
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