We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Nearby Hotels
Reviews (62)
Filter reviews
62 results
Traveller rating
16
23
12
4
7
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
More languages
16
23
12
4
7
See what travellers are saying:
Filter
Updating list...
18 - 23 of 62 reviews
Reviewed 7 May 2015

We had dinner as part of a Viking River Cruise. 97 people descending on a place at the same time could be a recipe for mediocrity or even disaster but this was wonderful. Twilight arrival at a magical location with a walk through long, long historic corridors to one of numerous, sumptuously furnished reception rooms where we had a short talk about the monastery. Then to vaulted dinning rooms where we had an excellent and generous dinner.
Our view and that of many others we spoke to was that we would love to return on a driving trip and stay for a few days as a touring base.

  • Stayed: March 2015, travelled as a couple
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank steven s
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 November 2014 via mobile

This place was awesome. The ambience is like no other and the food was delicious. The place is about a thousand years old and was once a monastery so don't expect anything wild and crazy. Food was cooked in a very large wood burning oven. Everything down to the bread and butter was great. Since I was part of a group tour I don't know the cost but it wouldn't matter. I'd go back no matter what.

Stayed: November 2014, travelled with friends
Thank travelingbarbie08
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 25 October 2014 via mobile

This convent is very special! They invested a lot of money to restore it. It's really amazing! Wonderfull wooden ceilings, nice restaurant, rooms are quite simple but very authentic. We liked this place very much. Prices also ok! We recommend.

Stayed: October 2014, travelled with friends
Thank Edgar P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 21 September 2014

We had the misfortune to visit this place whilst on Viking River Cruise as part of one of their pre arranged excursions.
We were promised soup, succulent pork and potatoes, a salad and lovely wine. What a joke. The soup was cold and tasteless, salad was thinly sliced tomatoes with a bit of lettuce, amd the pork was 2 small pieces served onto a cold plate. The potatoes were delicious. My partner, a lifelong vegetarian, who is used to being offered nothing much at these kind of places, was insultingly given a pile of peas and carrots of the kind which is bought frozen. When he asked for something else, a plain omelette was grudgingly brough about 15 minutes after everyone else had finished.
Altogether, a dreadful experience.

  • Stayed: September 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
4  Thank Pauline P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 June 2014

We stayed at the covent in early 2000 it was a great experience they were not in full service at that time but they manage to serve a great breakfast in the morning .we spent 3 days there .and the place has a special feeling about it .the service was great .the manager at that time made shore we got to know about the place history showed us around and after told us to explore as much as we wanted on our own .and so we did ?we have done a certain amount of traveling but alpendurada is one of our nicest places we have stayed high lights .

Room Tip: Our room was on the second floor and faced the river Douro in the morning the sound of the church bells coming from across the river and from the alpendurada church and the mist surrounding the place give a feeling of being very close to heaven
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank 374anna
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
View more reviews