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Hotel Sao Domingos
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Beja
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Very good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2012

Really like this place

4th time here

Perfect to get away from the big cities and rest

It's calm, peaceful and with great conditions

Will Recommend to everyone

  • Stayed May 2012
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Portimao, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2012

It's my third stay at this hotel and I keep enjoying it!
I think it's a fine place (good rooms, good breakfast, good pool, good ambiance), with a very nice location and friendly staff.
I don't really agree with the people who consider it expensive and I actually think it's good value for money.
However, the restaurant is a downpoint. The food is just ok (and maybe I'm being nice about it)
and the service could also be improved. This hotel (a four star that lives up to that standard) deserves better. And it can be done!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2012

I had chance to stay at Hotel São Domingos, for the well-known Mértola’s Islamic Festival. The hotel was offering a special package, which quite interested me.

First of all, I should clarify that this is not a 5-stars establishment as some mentioned, but actually a 4-stars hotel. It is located on a small cute and historical town, but that nowadays is clearly “abandoned”. Our stay did not start so well, as there was a misunderstanding at the reception, once they were stating that my stay started one day before. Fortunately I’m organized and was able to show the e-mail conversation proving that my stay should start the current day.

Nevertheless the room was nice, simple with a nice balcony. The swimming pool was large and next to it, there's a small pretty garden. The only negative aspects seemed cleanliness to me: the room was not so clean, as I could easily find small spiders and ants, for example. Also, the swimming pool should be cleaned more frequently, because there are many trees nearby and the area is quite windy.

The special package also included a tasty biscuit & tea snack right after sunset and a thematic dinner, which was not bad at all but could still be much better. However, the service and the romantic environment (our table was right close to a small fountain) turned to be a big plus. Unfortunately the observatory was closed and was not able to see the amazing sky during those summer days.

Overall, it was really worth it, even though it is a bit overpriced for the location and service...

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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Lisbon, Portugal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2011

The hotel building is beautiful, well decorated with lots of original pieces and antiques from the offices of the old mining company.
Our room was simple, but nice. It had a wonderful veranda, with a view to the river beach.
Everything was very clean.
The first night we ate at the hotel's restaurant. I don't recommend it. The service was amateur. The meal I ordered, a regional and typical dish ("açorda"), was terrible. We paid far too much for the quality of the food and service.
Next day, we ate at the restaurant in front of the hotel. The food was wonderful! And most of the hotel's guests we had seen were eating there also.
I liked having free wifi.
I also liked the lovely ladies in the reception, all very kind.
This region of Alentejo is particularly beautiful. It is such a pitty that the hotel gives so little information of what to see in the area. We asked and we were given only a printed map of the village of Mina de S. Domingos, from their own website.
I'm sorry, but for me a hotel is more than a building. And this lovely place deserved a better service.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2010

The building is very nice and has been well renovated. The deco inside is lovely with plenty of old machine and souvenir. Good level of services (pool, games,...)
They definitely need to change the beds, it was like sleeping on rocks. Too hard for a good sleep. Also the rooms are rather dark. Free wifi and parking.
The restaurant was not a good experience. Service very slow. Not all meals available because it was a national holiday that day (!); if you consider it is a day off then you don't open the doors but if you are open the clients expect to be served as usual not matter which day it is.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank victorfds
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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2010

This is my third time here at Estalagem São Domingos and it always meets the expectations. It's in a very quiet zone of Alentejo near a river beach and you can mostly hear the sound of birds.
The rooms are very nice decorated, with a functional and nice bathroom. There is a beautiful swimming pool surrounded by the charming garden.
It's really the place I love to come and forget the rest of the world.
The staff is not the best professionals I have ever seen but very honest and friendly and will satisfy your needs in a relaxed way. There is a restaurant with beautiful rooms and when the weather is nice you can grab a snack or lunch/dinner at the terrace.
The price is low if you avoid July/August.
There is wifi all over the hotel and some days you can watch the stars and have an astronomy workshop because the hotel has a powerful telescope.
In the surroundings the near village is Mértola, around 17kms away and Serpa. You can also visit the old mines, and "pulo do lobo".
This is around 250 kms from Lisbon and you will take about 2,5hours to get here but it's worth it.
The only not very nice thing for me is that the mattresses are a bit hard for my back but in compensation you have the wonderful outside sleeping nets.
Extremely recommended.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled solo
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Antwerp, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2009

NIce stay, ideal when you need some time for yourself with no children in the neighborhood. The restaurant is ok, but not the same like the hotel. The owner was working in the garden, never seen it before :o). The room was luxury, the room was in the newest part of the hotel with a nice terrace and the view was perfect, there is a big lake at the otherside of the hotel where you can enjoy the people.

  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Sao Domingos
Address: Rua Doutor Vargas | Mina de Sao Domingos, Beja 7750-171, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Alentejo > Beja District > Beja
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Beja
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Sao Domingos 4*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Swimming pool, bar, observatory, garden, library, salon, billiard room, auditorium, fitness room and restaurant. Superior and standard rooms. ... more   less 
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