Fodor's Expert Review Casa São Nuno

Av. Beato Nuno 271, Fátima, Santarém, 2496–908, Portugal

This expansive lodging is run by the Carmelites, but is open to visitors of all faiths. There's a good-size chapel at the front of the inn, and the halls are decorated with display cases of swords that recall the turbulent times of medieval knight and mystic Nuno of Saint Mary, who was canonized in 2009. The austere rooms are clean and comfortable, with large crucifixes adorning the walls.

PROS

  • good value for money
  • hotel has its own chapel and private entrance to sanctuary
  • friendly service
  • restaurant serves inexpensive meals all day
  • souvenir shop where pilgrims can stock up
  • inexpensive rates

CONS

  • attracts mostly older
  • religious clientele
  • not a good choice for nonreligious people or those seeking a romantic vacation
  • few amenities
  • attracts mostly older, religious clientele
  • not a good choice for nonreligious people or those seeking a romantic vacation
  • few amenities
  • attracts a mostly religious clientele
  • very few amenities
  • basic decor

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Quiet
Central
Basic
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 249-530230 | -249 530 230

HOTEL DETAILS

130 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast, Closed mid-Dec.–1st wk Jan.

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