- 1. Convento do Espinheiro
- 2. Albergaria do Calvário
- 3. Casa Morgado Esporão
- 4. M'Ar de Ar Aqueduto
- 5. Évora Olive Hotel
- 6. The Noble House
- 7. M'Ar de Ar Muralhas
- 8. Pousada Convento de Évora
- 9. Vitoria Stone Hotel
- 10. Vila Galé Évora
A restored 15th-century convent, mixing the Gothic, Manueline, Renaissance and Baroque styles, is now one of Portugal’s most beautiful hotels. It’s located about a 10-minute drive from the center of Évora, and is actually one of the city’s great attractions, as it houses a magnificent church and cloister. It’s divided into 92 rooms in the historic and the modern wing, plus a refined restaurant, a large outdoor swimming pool, and a wonderful spa.
Staying here is like staying in your own traditional Évora home. It’s in a 16th-century olive oil mill, located within walking distance of all of the city’s attractions. It also scores points for being a good value, for cleanliness and a welcoming staff. The rooms are decorated with local art, and the breakfast uses locally-grown and organic products.
If you prefer to stay in an apartment, this is the best choice in the city. It’s a palatial residence dating back to the 15th century, now divided into 12 stylish apartments, many with their 18th-century frescoes and stucco ceilings nearly intact. The courtyard has a small swimming pool.
It’s in a building dating back to the 1500s, but this is a modern design hotel. The exterior preserves the original Manueline (Portuguese Gothic) windows, and the vaulted rooms inside have also been maintained, but everything else is contemporary. It has one of the best views of the city’s aqueduct from many of the 64 rooms, and from the outdoor swimming pool and restaurant. The restaurant is known as one of the best in the city, serving local and Mediterranean cuisine. There’s also a spa, with a variety of treatments and massages.
Perfectly located for sightseeing, this is a modern, minimalist hotel. It offers 69 rooms, indoor and outdoor pools, spa services, and a fitness center. It’s one of the city’s best-rated hotels, due to the professional staff, cleanliness and comfortable facilities.
Built as the home of a count, this building was also a school before it became a hotel. Each of the 24 rooms is different, but all have contemporary furnishings. It maintains the original vaulted ceilings, as well as many of the tiles, and even traces of Évora’s Roman wall. Rooms also vary in size, but most are spacious. The one to book is the suite with garden.
This 4-star hotel is connected to Évora’s ancient wall, and has a large garden with a swimming pool. Inside, there are 85 bright rooms with a rather rustic décor. The acclaimed restaurant serves regional cuisine with a Mediterranean touch.
This historic hotel faces the Roman Temple. It took over a former convent in 1965, and the 35 rooms are the monks’ cells, which have been given all the modern comforts but feature a classic décor. The restaurant is in the old cloisters, while outside is a sun terrace with a swimming pool.
Its stone walls are inspired by the many megalithic sites around Évora, but this is a very modern hotel. There’s a rooftop pool and terrace overlooking the city, and most of the rooms have a private balcony. Facilities include a spa, a gym, and a restaurant serving Portuguese cuisine.
Located just outside the city’s wall, this hotel has 185 rooms and a contemporary décor inspired by the local culture. The local cuisine can be sampled at the restaurant, and guests may also relax at the spa and swim at the indoor and outdoor pools.