1 pers. - Breakfast included
|From £ 77.62|
Flexible Rate - Double Use
2 pers. - Breakfast included
|From £ 86.34|
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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"The haven on the mountain"
After trudging through the mountains during a heatwave of nearly 39 degrees C, where the cities were practically empty because "what mad person goes out in this weather'", we arrived at the Pousada and immediately felt the serene and lovely atmosphere of the hotel. On the way to our room, we passed through the beautifully designed sitting rooms for the guests, and had to stop to look at the the furniture, sculptures and wall hangings.The rooms were wonderful as well. Large, clean, cool, a view of the hillside and valley from our porch and everything tastefully designed. We found ourselves sitting out at the pool as it got dark and the just staring at the beauty. I highly recommend thi splace for anyone touring this area.
"A night in a monastry..."
Beautiful old building high in the mountains. The rooms are named after the past Friar's and the whole experience is well put together. there are lots of quiet spacesand small lounges to hang out. Peaceful and a great vibe
Fantastic place! I agree with the other rave reviews, and I’ll add that we had no trouble at all with the room, with noise, or with anything of the other things that a few less enthusiastic reviewers mentioned. The building is totally charming. The pool was a huge relief on hot days. The staff was kind and helpful. And the chef is absolutely amazing. We traveled around Portugal for 3 weeks, but we ate our very best meals here. I especially recommend the clafoutis with port zabaione. But everything was first-rate—you’d pay $250-$300 in Manhattan for this kind of meal, if you knew where to find it (with wine, the pousada dinners cost us about 80€). The wild boar was notable, as was the pea soup with sweet-basil ice cream. Venison carpaccio was excellent. Everything was a treat. We fantasized about a return trip to Portugal simply to be able to eat at this restaurant again. Otherwise, there’s not a great deal to do in the area. Belmonte is a sleepy little town, but worth strolling through, esp. for the old Jewish quarter. The Serra de Estrella is a dramatic landscape, but you pretty much have to tour it by car—hiking options are very thin. There are lots of other interesting villages within an hour’s drive (Transcoso, for example), but this is a sparsely populated and rather dry part of the country. Nevertheless, we loved our 2 days at the pousada, and wish we’d stayed another night or two.
"Enjoy the tranquility"
Atmospheric building in beautiful surroundings .Well signposted walks in the woods. Helpful staff .If you want to visit the synagogue in Belmonte ,they have a phone number to make the arrangements . The evening meal was superb.Take your time to enjoy the flavours and the ambience
"Lunch with the family"
Really good food on an amazing place .. We tried fish and meet and both was really good .. The desert was lovely, the traditional Portuguese "leite creme" served on a traditional local rock.. excellent. You need to reach this restaurant by car. You also can stay on the Pousada as the restaurant is inside it. We didn't tried the Pousada.
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