1 pers. - Breakfast included
|From £ 68.91|
Flexible Rate - Double Use
2 pers. - Breakfast included
|From £ 77.63|
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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After two weeks in Portugal, this was our most 'ordinary' hotel. Perhaps this was because every other hotel we have stayed in has been either family-run or owner-managed. The Pousada chain of hotels are state-run and it shows. The staff do their job but are not particularly welcoming and the whole place felt a bit tired. The restaurant food was very good, but also very expensive by Portuguese standards. We have had other excellent meals (for example Mil-Homens near Marvao) for half the cost of this place. Having said all tis, the Pousada is probably the best option in Belmonte, but don't expect too much.
"Slice of Heaven at Lovingly Restored Convent"
We recently traveled throughout Portugal, and our stay here was one of the highlights. We were made to feel as welcome as though we were staying with friends or relatives. The setting is spectacular, in the mountains, overlooking the valley and the distant ridge. Our room, the suite, was spacious and extremely comfortable, with wonderful views from every room. We enjoyed a top-notch dinner in the pousada dining room (the nuns never had it so good!) consisting of a heavenly mixture of roasted mushrooms to start, and the most perfectly cooked rack of lamb I ever had, not to mention delicious local wine. After dinner, it was magical to explore the candle-lit common areas and breathe in the fresh mountain air from the patio. Breakfast the following morning was delightful as well. I don't know if I will ever get to this part of the world again, but if I do, I will definitely return to Pousada Convento de Belmonte!
"Hidden away charm"
This hotel is set in an old monastery. Following directions the road ended and turned into a fairly narrow path. We assumed that we had taken a wrong turn and drove around the area before getting help from the local service station when a motorcyclist offered to lead us to the hotel. We were right originally. The room was spacious with good parking and reasonably fast WiFi. The restaurant is run by a chef who has a flair for presentation and at a price that does not break the bank. A very pleasant stay.
"Attractive, But Hard To Find Pousada"
Convento de Belmonte sits on a mountain hillside with magnificent views over a broad valley and to mountains beyond. It is an extremely attractive renovation of an old convent with patios and a nice pool on a stone deck. Our room, Frei Malaquias, was not luxurious but was quite comfortable with a very nice view. Even with GPS (use Google not Garmin) we found the hotel a bit difficult to locate, with GPS taking us into Belmonte initially on a very narrow country lane and getting confused about turns to the hotel but we found signs once we got close. Once in town, street grid, or lack thereof, can be confusing both for GPS and humans. While the staff was responsive, the hotel felt thinly staffed during our stay, which made response times for a drink during the day, towels and food at the pool a bit longer than ideal. We thought the restaurant was excellent and worth visiting even if you are not staying at the hotel.
We stayed here 3 nights in this small private historic hotel. A wonderful setting up on the mountain-side overlooking the valley. A magnificently restored Convent with many rooms to sit and relax. Pool and outdoor areas to enjoy. Good bed with a lovely heavy cotton cover providing just the right comfort for a good night's sleep. Staff friendly and helpful. The Restaurant is superb! Nice breakfast too. So peaceful!!!!Could stay a long time here!
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