A great place to stay and truly enjoy Portuguese elegance and heritage is the Pousada Convento de Vila Viçosa
Formerly a convent, this hotel near the historical village of Vila Viçosa is set in lush, landscaped gardens. It has an outdoor swimming pool, a spacious terrace and a restaurant.It is located right beside Ducal Palace.
The elegant rooms at the Pousada Convento de Vila Viçosa are decorated in warm colours. They have wooden furniture, cable TV and a marble bathroom with a bath tub. Around the wonderful central courtyard there are arches and many have wall murals in soft colours and wonderful old tiles. There´s spectacular entrance room with curved ceilings painted with floral scenes. It served as a reception room and at one time when it was still a convent people came with babies they could not look after and handed them to the Nuns via a wooden rotating hatch.
Guests can enjoy meals at the restaurant, which serves authentic local cuisine and international wines.
The lounge bar offers a casual atmosphere and serves light snacks and refreshing drinks.
The Pousada Convento de Vila Viçosa’s outdoor swimming pool is surrounded by sun loungers and parasols. The spacious terrace is ideal for sunbathing.
The hotel is 1 km from Vila Viçosa Station, and offers free parking on site.