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We had the misfortune to visit this place whilst on Viking River Cruise as part of one of their pre arranged excursions.
We were promised soup, succulent pork and potatoes, a salad and lovely wine. What a joke. The soup was cold and tasteless, salad...More
We stayed at the covent in early 2000 it was a great experience they were not in full service at that time but they manage to serve a great breakfast in the morning .we spent 3 days there .and the place has a special feeling...More
After reading several reviews about the hotel's meals, I decided to skip this trip sponsored by Viking River Cruise. I'm grateful that my husband talked me into going. Every course was delicious. And, the red wine was very good. The monastery was beautiful. The Fado...More
We were part of a group tour booked into the convent for dinner on a bleak, cold, wet December night. After traveling a short distance above the Douro River, we arrived and were directed through the long, long hallways filled with items collected by the...More
Our experience here may be different to others in that we were a large group partaking in a river cruise. Added to that because we had been trapped for two days by a broken lock we arrived on a different day than originally planned. Also...More
The history is available on some documents posted on the web, but I cannot include links in my answer. The rooms that I saw were not good. I saw three and they all were small, with old furniture and smelling musty. Bathrooms... More
The history is available on some documents posted on the web, but I cannot include links in my answer. The rooms that I saw were not good. I saw three and they all were small, with old furniture and smelling musty. Bathrooms are even worse, with old plumbing, cracked tiles, toilets that don't flush, etc... I visited in summer and air conditioning did not work. However, the building itself is worth a visit, the view is amazing and the food very good.