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Hotel Rural Convento Nossa Senhora do Carmo

Freixinho 3640-120 Portugal
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Surrounded emoticons gardens, this former convent of the seventeenth century is now a Hotel of 4 stars beautiful and comfortable, where tourists and businessmen can enjoy the warmth of stay, enjoy the gastronomic specimens and enjoy a magical atmosphere. The 60 cells of the convent become 24 beautiful and comfortable rooms. The old chapel of the convent, ancient religious cult, became a cult gastronomic, working as a restaurant in a unique atmosphere full of history. The exterior is a leisure space where we can enjoy the sun on the banks of the pool where children can play in your space, where we can walk, stand in the gardens and listen birds singing.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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DavidandPhilipa wrote a review Aug. 2017
Hobart, Australia58 contributions17 helpful votes
Booked this place as a special splurge place. Sounded really good. The problem with the place is that while the room and facilities are good it lacks any soul and warmth. There's no ambience to what is a lovely building. I think this mainly comes through at meal times. A buffet for dinner just doesn't suit the supposed quality of the rest of the place and breakfast is very basic and a deathly silent affair. Even a little ambient music would make a lot of difference! It seems they haven't made an effort to fix the food issue if the internet from s few years ago. Seems they might actually be going for the tour bus dollars rather than improving the quality of the experience. Reception staff were lovely but most of the waiting staff just seemed to want to get you out asap (excluding the older gentleman who provided excellent wine advice). All up an ok place which lets itself down because it could be lovely.
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Travelled solo
Randy A wrote a review Aug. 2015
San Diego, California17 contributions15 helpful votes
After a day in the Douro, I had sought out a spot for the night that would avoid the tour buses and crowds packing the wonderful wine region, and provide us a surprise at truly an unusual property. Convento Nossa Senhora fulfilled the "wish list" and we stepped back in time to the 1600's to a ruined convent that has been carefully, professionally, and painstakingly reimagined. The rooms were more than sufficient (our friends in the second story also had air conditioning), and the oversized towels and alcoves and parlors provided places for us to lounge if we finished an afternoon swim. The buffet for dinner was very good (would be excellent but the meat was overdone), and the desserts were traditional and superior. Choosing to sit for dinner in the former chapel or outside courtyard was a difficult task, and the house wine was more than adequate. Breakfast the next day was excellent, and for the dollar or euro, this is an outstanding value at the edge of the apple region of Portugal. The only negatives were the spottiness of the internet (not the hotel's fault in all likelihood but Portugal Telcom), and the two large dogs who chose to disturb our sleep several times at night. The Convento really needs to ensure these dogs are kept far away from their guests, as it was a negative for us and our guests. You must also understand Freixinho barely qualifies as an aldeia (town), and so if you expect to walk into "town" for a coffee, think otherwise. But if you want a sanctuary from busy San Diego, Paris, Lisbon, or Barcelona, seek out the Convento. An excellent place in the interior of Portugal!
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Date of stay: August 2015
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Upstairs is probably the best spot to be.
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HappyOrangeDuck wrote a review May 2015
Houston, Texas29 contributions29 helpful votes
Stayed at the hotel with family for 3 nights as had a number of events to attend at Vila da Ponte. The hotel is an old convent that was converted to a hotel and has a unique charm. The hotel is quiet with good amenities (the wi-fi however was spotty). Had the buffet breakfast which was outstanding and also attended Saturday lunch which was a wonderful buffet of various hot and cold food. Would definitely recommend this hotel if staying in the area.
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Date of stay: May 2015
Trip type: Travelled with family
P0rtuguesec0uple wrote a review Jan. 2013
Leca da Palmeira, Portugal35 contributions17 helpful votes
The athmosphere at the Hotel Nossa Senhora do Carmo was just super with a very profissional service. All the people at the hotel was very nice. The dinner service at the new year celebration was just perfect and the variety well accepted. Nice and quiet rooms. I would recommend.
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Date of stay: December 2012
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Anyone would be good.
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J L wrote a review Aug. 2011
Paris, France172 contributions168 helpful votes
This is a very unique place, definitely worth a visit but... Avoid hot summer days, as the rooms dont have air conditioned. Bathrooms a bit smelly, like old pipes. Staff ok, breakfast good. Also, note that there is a church next to the hotel, with a bell ringing every 30min, rain or shine (yes, i mean everyhour of the day and NIGHT!). If you're a light sleeper, avoid.
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Date of stay: August 2011
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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PortugalNorthern PortugalViseu DistrictFreixinho
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Rural Convento Nossa Senhora do Carmo
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Rural Convento Nossa Senhora do Carmo?
Nearby attractions include Igreja Matriz de Sernancelhe (5.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Rural Convento Nossa Senhora do Carmo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Rural Convento Nossa Senhora do Carmo?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Rural Convento Nossa Senhora do Carmo?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Rural Convento Nossa Senhora do Carmo?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurante Verdeal, Casa do Avô, and Tasquinha do Mário.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Rural Convento Nossa Senhora do Carmo?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Hotel Rural Convento Nossa Senhora do Carmo located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Freixinho.
Does Hotel Rural Convento Nossa Senhora do Carmo offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Rural Convento Nossa Senhora do Carmo?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Castelo de Penedono (14.8 km).