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“A good base for exploring Elvas”

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Garcia de Orta - Guest House
Ranked #1 of 9 Elvas B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 12 November 2011

The Garcia de Orta guesthouse was a perfect spot for "adventure travellers" exploring Elvas. Just inside the main town gate, and easy walking distance from the bus station. I understand this was originally part of a bigger hotel that no longer exists. It's a funny little place, in some ways--all upstairs, with really no lobby. But the proprietor was very friendly, and the room was great. A lovely shuttered window looking out south over the walls and towards the fort. The room cost ~ 35 euros or so for two, with a fully functional ensuite bath. The room was spacious, for a small Portuguese guesthouse, and very comfortable.

Although no breakfast was included, downstairs and just around the corner to the right is a neat little cafe where the locals all drop in for coffee and a pastry--with a proprietor who could, and would, make toast--almost unheard-of in Portugal and great with the good, strong Portuguese espresso.

I'd definitely stop again here if I were re-visiting Elvas, which is charming and intriguing.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Garcia de Orta - Guest House

Address: Avenida Garcia da Orta 3A, Elvas 7350-048, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Alentejo > Portalegre District > Elvas
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Elvas
Price Range: £27 - £37 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Garcia de Orta - Guest House 2*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the border town of Elvas, the guests house Garcia de Orta provides its customers with friendly service in a family environment. Right in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage city is an ideal place for those who visit for business or pleasure. The proximity of the historic wall that defines a fortified perimeter around the town and other monuments of recognised beauty and interest, and the most commercially active area will make your stay more pleasant, surrounding you with traditional useful services. It is the right choice for those seeking a good quality / price ratio, there is also special offers for extended stays and groups. ... more   less 
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