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“Should be better” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Santa Clara Evora Centro

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Hotel Santa Clara Evora Centro
Ranked #19 of 24 Hotels in Evora
Sydney, Australia
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384 reviews
85 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
“Should be better”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2013

Best Western Santa Clara was my choice against the advice of the travel agent to take a more expensive hotel. If you are driving you need a small car because the road leading to the hotel has a nightmare turn adorned with scrape marks. And there are only two car places outside the hotel with a third temporary place that blocks other vehicles from turning left into the adjacent street. So if you want one of these two car places get there before 2PM when check-ins start. Otherwise you will pay 65 cents per hour between 8 and 6 (I think) and walk a long way with luggage.

Other negatives are the rooms are small, and we found three unable electric outlets counting one for electric shavers. There was a fourth but it didn't work although a lamp was plugged into it that did work from the adjacent outlet. They've wired other lamps in the room behind wooden panels so you can't access them. So by unplugging the TV and not using a lamp you can charge batteries, etc. We have stayed in 8 or 9 hotels in Portugal that had plenty of outlets.

The positives are that the hotel location is good. Most sites of interest are within walking distance. The hotel itself is easy to find with a GPS where I've stayed at some more difficult to find. The breakfast was great, the usual fruit, cold cuts, cheeses, juices, and scrambled eggs plus bacon plus sausages. The staff is friendly and the room was clean.

Room Tip: If you are driving, get there by 2pm (1400) or be prepared for a long walk with your stuff.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2013

Friendly staff in a quite location handy for visiting the old city of Evora. Good value for money but disappointed with the breakfast. OK if you just want cold meats and bread. The hot breakfast was cold and they brought it out each day if not eaten. Comfortable rooms all with aircon. Missed having tea making facilities in the room though you can get hot drinks in the bar free of charge.
Good free wifi connection.

Room Tip: the twin rooms are best value as they have larger beds than a double.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Évora
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013

We stayed in this hotel for only one night. Though it is not very accessible with a car, you can park in the city and you are very near to everything. The staff was very friendly too. Clean rooms, clean bathroom, nice breakfast,... we enjoyed our stay at Santa Clara Hotel.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 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
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Lisbon, Portugal
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39 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2013

We had a weekend getaway in Évora and stayed in this hotel for two nights. It's a little hard to find the hotel as it's located in a very narrow street. The room was fine, comfortable bed and the TV was alright. The location is good too, you're within walking distance from all the places you have to visit in Evora. Breakfast was the only thing that was awful about this hotel - don't pay extra for it, it's terrible and there are tons of cafés in the city that can offer better food for less.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Cantanhede
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2013

A great little hotel right in the centre of Evora. Ok parking is not easy but what would you expect in an old walled town. The staff were very friendly and helpful. All spoke excellent English and gave us some great recommendations for restaurants and bars.
Rooms were small but well decorated and comfortable. Particularly comfortable bed, better than some in 4 star hotels. Bathroom clean and well equipped. Excellent breakfast selection, fresh oranges to squeeze was a nice touch. I would certainly stay there again if I visited Evora.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Penela
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55 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2013

This is a lovely little hotel, inside the walls of Evora. The rooms are very clean, beautifully decorated - lovely fresh cotton linen. It's very near the Praça do Giraldo and all the other main sights. We were lucky enough to be able to park in the designated parking, which is very near the hotel but can't be booked. The breakfast is very nice - even for a vegetarian like me - and seemed to have enough of everything without being overfacing. We got an exceptionally good deal that it made it really worth the money. Friendly, helpful staff. Free tea and coffee whenever you want in the lobby. I recommend it!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank PenelaTigger
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Geneva, Switzerland
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47 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2013

The sound-proofing of the hotel rooms are not ideal. While my wife and I stayed there a group of kids were partying and making noise all night long. The staff on duty did everything he could, talking to them directly, talking to their teachers, and even calling the police. But the situation did not improve much. Eventually at about 3:30 we requested to be moved to another room on a different floor. It was better. We could finally get 4 hours of sleep. We don't blame the staff. I think he did his best.

And, our room is located directly facing the fire escape entrance, where people go out to have a smoke. Opening and closing the door can create lots of noise. And many people just slam it or left it open.

The breakfast was somewhat lacking comparing to other BestWesterns we have stayed.

The location of the hotel, free parking and room with a terrace can be counted as pros.

Room Tip: Try to avoid the room directly facing the fire escape entrance, where people go out to have a smoke...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Santa Clara Evora Centro
Address: Travessa da Milheira 19, Evora 7000-545, Portugal (Formerly BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel Santa Clara)
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 Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 24 Hotels in Evora
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Santa Clara Evora Centro 3*
Number of rooms: 41
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Also Known As:
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Best Western Santa Clara
évora Best Western

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