This five room boutique hotel was formed from a former mansion. Frank Vasconcellos, its proprietor, is a very warm and outgoing character, who infuses the hotel with his friendly spirit. The hotel is filled with museum quality tapestries and assorted furniture and furnishings.
We reserved a suite, and it was very large and comfortable. The furnishings and bathroom fixtures are dated but operational. It was very quiet. Wi-Fi worked well throughout the property. The rate was exceptionally reasonable.
Two of the best things about the hotel is 1) its location, very close to the historic center and a few blocks from the edge of the city proper with its every day shops and local residents; and 2) available on-street parking right outside the hotel for a small fee (you need to make advance reservations with Frank).
The morning breakfasts are served in a small dining room. It is fairly basic, with cold cuts and fresh bread. The coffee and home-made jam were excellent.
Definitely use Frank's wide knowledge for advice on where to eat and what to see. Without his input, we would not have visited Monzaraz, in our opinion the prettiest hill-top village in the Alentejo, if not mainland Portugal.
We would certainly return were we to visit Evora again.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking