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Albergaria do Calvario
Ranked #1 of 24 Hotels in Evora
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Oxford, England
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“Faultless service and a fantastic breakfast”
Reviewed 3 December 2013

We spent one night here as part of a 10 day trip around Portugal.
A boutique hotel with tasteful dark wood decor. On arrival we were greeted with a choice of refreshing drinks. Our car was helpfully parked by the staff in the hotel’s own underground car park. The room was nice enough, I'm sure if we'd stayed more than one night, we could've got a bigger one.

But what set this apart from the other hotels was the level of service and quality of the breakfast. Whatever diet you’re on or whatever tastes you have, you’ll find something for breakfast here. Different types of fresh juices, different types of meat, cheese, bread, homemade cake, even different types of egg! The American owner was an attentive breakfast host, keeping the kitchen moving, making conversation with guests (in an impressive number of different languages). We were informed that everything was fresh and locally sourced, and we felt that nothing was too much trouble.

The town is small but pretty (the hotel is inside the historic centre) and was pleasant to walk around at night. The reception staff advised us on what to see, recommended some restaurants and gave us a map. Even when we left we were given bottles of mineral water and were advised on where to eat in our next destination (even pointing out that our chosen restaurant had closed down and offering an alternative).

In summary a great hotel with unbeatable service and the most diverse breakfast we’ve ever seen.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 December 2013

I can't say enough about the lovely accommodations, the superb breakfasts and the warm, informative and friendly staff at this little hotel. Everything was great and they really go out of their way to make your stay a treat.

Room Tip: We were upgraded to a room with a terrace which was really unexpected and we enjoyed it immensely.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

We stayed in Albergaria do Calvario for one night on our roadtrip though Portugal. The hotel has an underground garage which is very convenient if you travel by car. The staff speaks very good English and was very friendly and helpful. The breakfast is probably the best you'll have in Portugal. The owners are keen on honest and organic food, so the buffet breakfast was amazing. Next to the buffet you can also order eggs, pancakes etc included in the price. Our room was clean and big - we had the standard room.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 November 2013

We stayed there for 3 nights in November & really enjoyed it. This place was everthing people talked about & more, we came home still thinking about the wonderful breakfast!!! My husbands only complaint is that we didn't spend our full 2 weeks there LOL!! Don't hesitate to stay there ENJOY!!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 November 2013

My husband and I stayed here recently for three nights ( November 2013). I wish it had been more! Situated in the walled city, it was perfectly located. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The atmosphere there was very special too. It was relaxed and inviting. The breakfasts were great as were the light "tapas" that one could get at the bar. It was definately a place to return too!!!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

From the moment we arrived until we drove away the hospitality of the employees and the owners was amazingly friendly and helpful. The food was very good whether it was the breakfast, tapas from the bar or dinner. The owners served breakfast and took the time to get to know all of the guests.

Room Tip: We stayed in the only suite on the property adjacent to the courtyard which the owners had lived in...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

If you are used to paying over $500 a night for accommodation then you may not be impressed by this hotel, but for the rest of us this is something special.
From the moment you cross the threshold of this hotel you will be treated as if you were the most important person in the world and you should feel as if you have a whole staff awaiting your beck and call.
Beautiful common areas, spacious and comfortable rooms, free wifi, beautiful breakfast the list goes on. Give it a try you won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Albergaria do Calvario
Address: Travessa dos Lagares 3, Evora 7000-565, Portugal
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Region: Portugal > Alentejo > Evora District > Evora
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Evora
#1 Luxury Hotel in Evora
#1 Romantic Hotel in Evora
#3 Business Hotel in Evora
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Albergaria do Calvario 4*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Albergaria do Calvario is ideally located within the beautiful city walls of Evora. On the site of a 16th-century olive oil mill, the gated entry leads to a beautiful courtyard creating a centerpiece for the surrounding lobby, guest rooms, and common areas. This unique 4-star hotel provides modern luxury and contemporary styling while preserving its connection to the past and the unique identity of Evora. Each of the 22 guest rooms, including four suites, offer wireless Internet, a flat screen television, and heating and air conditioning. Every room is designed for restful comfort with superior beds, high quality linens, and a pillow menu. Beautiful marble, modern fixtures, and all glass enclosures create a thoroughly modern bath experience. Albergaria do Calvario is very well known for its exceptional all-inclusive breakfast featuring fresh, organic, and locally-grown products in abundant supply. Order from a full bar and a hand-selected menu of homemade tapas that may be enjoyed indoors or in the open courtyard. Twenty-four hours a day no request is too small or unique. Every staff member is eager to arrange services such as; tours and activities, dining reservations, and room service—all included with each stay. Laundry, ironing, and dry cleaning are also available at reasonable rates. A list of non-published services is also available and designed to help the traveler discover the best of local and regional experiences.All of the attractions of Evora are within short walking distance on sidewalks and charming cobblestone streets. Highlights within the city walls include the Se Cathedral and hidden gems like the Igreja dos Loios. Featured day trips include nearby wineries, cork oaks, historic cities, and tours of prehistoric megalithic sites. ... more   less 
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