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Unveil An Historical and Luxury Accommodation in Alentejo

16.03.2021

There are plenty of reasons to be enchanted with the charming Évora, in Portugal - which by the way is located very close to the capital Lisbon, just over an hour away by car -. The city, located in the heart of the Alentejo region, owns an impressive historical, cultural, and architectural heritage.

Amidst all these riches, the city holds a treasure: the Convento do Espinheiro Historic Hotel & Spa, the first five-star hotel in the Alentejo region, built in mid-1412. The hotel, which is also a national monument, bears its name thanks to a legend of Our Lady's apparition on a thorn tree and was also an important seat for the Royal Portuguese family and monks.

With a comfortable, luxurious structure and complete services, the hotel offers guests well-being without any kind of worry. The Convento do Espinheiro has 92 luxurious and elegantly decorated rooms, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, more than 8 hectares of garden, a gym at guests' disposal, five different areas between bars and restaurants, and a spa that is a spectacle in itself. All this with magnificent Alentejo landscapes as a backdrop.

Speaking of relaxing, the Convento has already won the title of best SPA in Portugal in 2009 by the World Travel Awards and in 2018 by the World Luxury Spa Awards. There are more than 50 types of modern and effective therapies to relax and take care of beauty.

Without leaving the hotel, wine lovers have the opportunity to take a complete trip through the universe of grapes, starting at the wine bar, a gothic 15th-century cistern that has been transformed into a fully equipped bar. In the company of a sommelier, guests can sample the nectars from the collections of wines produced in the renowned wine region.

In the gastronomic wing, the conventional bar, the Claustrus Lounge, the Pool Bar, the Olive Italian restaurant, and the Divinus, commanded by chef Jorge Peças, offer a variety of ambiances, cuisines, and unite traditional flavors of local gastronomy and Mediterranean cuisine. Divinus is located in the old cellar used by the monks, providing tasty experiences.

And to explore the Alentejo and all its richness, the concierge at the Convento do Espinheiro will help you prepare your itinerary in order for you to discover the region. Among the hundreds of options are riding on horseback or in a balloon, the Historical Center, among others fantastic experiences that you can custom with us while enjoying this marvelous historic accommodation. Further, you can participate in the daily guided tours that the hotel arranges, in which you will learn the stories and secrets of the Convent.

 

 

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