Albergaria do Calvario Hotel

, Evora, Portugal
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Albergaria do Calvario Hotel

, Evora

Rooms: 23

Travessa dos Lagares, n° 3 - - Evora - 7000 - 565 - Portugal Hotel Website | | 266745930
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Home away from home

from Sparky004
Wonderful property in a beautiful city. Very easy to find - just within the city walls. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly. They recommended my favorite restuarant while on my vacation. The hotel was immaculate but not stuffy. Very open air feel with a comfortable sitting area and bar. The rooms were nicely decorated and had by far the best air conditioning of any place I stayed in Portugal. The city Evora is small and very walkable. Just remember to wear something sturdy because every where you go is cobblestone.

Nice staff

from DHDUsa
This hotel was easy to find and had private parking. The staff spoke excellent English and were eager to help. The decor was simple but charming. Sites that a tourist would be interested in were in easy walking distance,

Exceptional Relaxing Service A1

from marghAustralia
My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights in early April. We travelled thru P'gal and Spain over the next 2 weeks ... and stayed in extraordinary places but none equalled this. Service exceptional. Felt like staying with friends (bot no demands on us!). Appreciated the care and attention to detail in rooms, breakfast (natural products, local, delicious!) and assistance with information, access to services and sights and even free tickets to a concert! Advice (very sound as it emerged) on restaurants / where we could eat ... The city itself is accessible, good for walking, interesting re history, arts and crafts, city wall, scenery and surroundings also fascinating (rural/farming - cork, olives, wine etc; ancient historic sites, etc. neighbouring towns, castles, ... landscape.. ). Quiet, safe and enjoyable. Really appreciated the service from reception and others, the courtyard with classical music playing quietly, .... readily recommend to anyone seeking relaxing, interesting, easy stay.

Very nice stay

from JVi_Helsinki
We stayed one night at Albergaria do Calvario just after Christmas and got B&B for a very good price. We really liked the place, highly rec!

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 weekend

from HughBrook
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 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 Miss

from Wellstraveller
I am currently staying at the Albergaria do Calvario. Like other travellers I also received a rather belated and neutral greeting, but I have found this indifference to greeting travellers to be the same throughout Portugal and not especially unique to this hotel. My room for a single is large but reasonably dark, thankfully the air conditioner works well as it is stifling hot outside. The rooms are uninspiring and dark, there were no pillows on the bed but they were stored in a cabinet. The hotel is on the opposite side of town from the train station, so I had to trek through town with my luggage to the hotel, as there were no taxis waiting at the station. I asked the hotel clerk for a recommendation for a good place for lunch, she just showed me where the streets are with many restaurants, which isn't really what I asked...But they do speak English and the hotel is within a short walk of the main plaza. So it's a decent place to stay but is probably not going to make for a nice cozy lasting memory!

Village Retreat

from klr
Located within the city walls full of little narrow streets and cobblestone alleyways. Walking distance to towns attractions, good breakfast large clean rooms views out onto the street below great value. Undercover parking.

Mixed Felleings

from peachome
We spent a night there a few weeks ago and were relatively unimpressed. The young man at the front desk was very polite, spoke English very well and gave us good restaurant recommendations but it ended there. We thought the place was really understaffed - at least in terms of guest services. e.g. no one asked us if we needed help with getting bags to the room or said "welcome here" when we arrived - when we needed help it was always like we were an intrusion. In the main area of the hotel we only saw 2 staff the whole time we were there...and it's a pretty big place.

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 inviting

from SCColumbia
My husband and I stayed two nights at Albergaria do Calvario on our recent honeymoon. I took a chance, since the previous review of this hotel was about all I had to go on. It is, however, as charming as the other review describes it. It is not a luxury hotel, but simply and attractively furnished, and very clean. We booked a "standard" room (couldn't resist the special Expedia rate of 64 euro a night), but in hindsight, I would've preferred one of their "deluxe" rooms-- if you like your hotel rooms spacious, the smaller rooms might seem somewhat cramped, at least by American standards.

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 walls

from A TripAdvisor Member
This hotel is portuguese at its best. We booked whilst staying in the Algarve and decided to go into mid portugal for a change to see the real thing.We were greeted be a lovely young man who was very polite and very helpful with information on local sites and restaurants. The hotel was very quiet for February which was expected, it made us feel a bit special anyway. A roaring log fire was in the corner of the reception and behind that was a lovely open plan lounge and bar with soft comfortable easy chairs, just made for relaxing in with a book and a gin and tonic, smashing.Our room was spacious and the heating was on for our arrival, remember this is winter to the Portuguese. The bathroom was made of marble,everywhere and spotless.This will be a definite one to visit in the future maybe in the summer because it is Slam bang in the middle of a World Heritage Site, Evora. Lots of historical sites and loads of cafes and squares with coffee shops etc.Book early!!!!! My husband and I absolutely loved it. Oh breakfast was spot on too!

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.

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  • Address: Travessa dos Lagares, n° 3 - - Evora - 7000 - 565 - Portugal
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