1 Pers. - Breakfast included
|From £ 63.98|
Flexible Rate - Double Use
2 Pers. - Breakfast included
|From £ 72.51|
The Pousada Convento de Belmonte represents the renovation of the Nossa Senhora da Esperança Convent dating back the 13th century. The old chapel and sacristy were transformed into a lounge and a café whose architecture stands for a mixture between harmonious historical design and contemporary hotel facilities.
The Pousada hotel has kept the Monastery's heritage unchanged. It was classified as a building of public interest in 1986, including the amphitheatre architecture layout in the pine woods on the slopes of the Esperança Mountain and the breath-taking panorama over the Cova da Veira region and the Estrela's Mountain.
Pousada Convento de Belmonte rises on the slopes of the Esperança Mountain, just 1 km far from Pedro Álvarez Cabral's birthplace: Belmonte. This accommodation is an excellent starting point for the exploration of several historical monuments scattered in the region such as the castle, the burial vault of the Cabral family, the Jewish Quarter and the natural beauty and folk traditions of the natural reserve of Estrela's Mountain (Serra da Estrela in Portuguese).
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"Gorgeous and interesting hotel"
As you enter the car park you see the old chapel with the new hotel buildings flanking it. The chapel and cloister now form the bar; there are some ruins as well. The hotel's rooms run out both ways, along the ridge and all the rooms have a large balcony and a view over the valley. The only down side is that the ridge faces south of west, so there is no shade from the sun once afternoon comes - a bit of problem for the fair skinned. The rooms themselves are large and comfortable, and well appointed. The staff are friendly and helpful without being obtrusive, and all have some command of English. They will equally happily carry your bags, serve you a beer, tell you about the monastery or explain the Byzantine system for paying motorway tolls. The dining room offers a good menu and the food is beautifully cooked. We were at the hotel hoping for a suitable place to celebrate our Ruby wedding, and we were not disappointed. The swimming pool is rather small and, like the room balconies, lacks shade in the afternoon, although there are some parasols. This who tan readily will be all right! The far side of the valley is one side of the Serra de Estrela, an area well worth driving (or walking) through. The roads to the Serra (9 or from it) are dementedly winding and rather good fun. The hotel isn't really near anything, and we did not go into Belmonte itself so cannot comment on it. You would need to drive as it is about two or three kilometres away.
"stunning location, immersed in history& amazing ,passionate food ☺"
13th century monastery restored as a 5star hotel. The food is inspirational, passionately produced, beautifully presented &probably the best food in Portugal. local foraged mushrooms inspire numerous unique dishes...the mushroom cappuccino being one! Try the 8 course taster menu....your senses will love you for it...
"Beautiful but forget the coffee!!"
This renovated convent at the top of the hill is lovely. We had a huge room with an enormous terrace which was beautifully furnished with some quirky art works, very comfortable and quiet although the view was from the terrace rather than the room itself. The pool was too cold to swim in and the restaurant was good but not great. The coffee was Very bad but there is a great little cafe on the square in the town.
The Pousda is located on a high hill above Belemonte. You need a car or a taxi but it worth the short drive. It is a charming place. The rooms are huge, comfortable and very clean. You have a veranda to a wonderful view day and night. The staff are extremely polite and helpful. There are a bar and the best restaurant. Do not miss.
"Historical getaway. "
This place is amazing. An ancient edifice that has been reborn as a hotel and restaurant. Absolutely divine. Can't do better for an upscale couples getaway. The rooms are all named for the former occupants. The decor is to die for. Restaurant offered upscale but very reasonable prices. A great experience.
Luggage storage: Free
Outdoor swimming pool: Free
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Diners Club
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM