Fodor's Expert Review Pousada do Convento de São Francisco

Largo Dom Nuno Álvares Pereira, Beja, Beja, 7801-901, Portugal

Surrounded by spacious gardens is a 13th-century convent that has been tastefully converted into a comfortable pousada. The former chapel has been preserved and incorporated into the complex. Alentejo dishes fill the menu in the impressive restaurant, with vaulted ceilings and a regular piano player. The bacalhau com natas (salt cod cooked with a cream sauce) is delicious. There's an outdoor pool, tennis court, and a game room for kids.

PROS

  • elegant old-world style with modern swimming pool surrounded by palm trees
  • good option for children
  • with space to run around outside
  • good option for children, with space to run around outside
  • a 10-minute walk from Beja's castle
  • modern pool surrounded by palm trees
  • good option for families

CONS

  • more expensive
  • less historic detail than other pousadas
  • more expensive than other options
  • poor lighting in some rooms

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Sophisticated
Central
Classic
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 284-313580 | -284 313 580

HOTEL DETAILS

35 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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