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A restored 13th century Franciscan Convent, the impressive Pousada of Beja is located in the heart of the historic centre of the Alentejo town of Beja, Portugal

With an impressive history dating back to the 13th century, the Pousada of Beja is located in the heart of the city. The Hotel Beja has retained many of the original features of the convent’s 800 year history - the spacious rooms and high ceilings provide a perfect refuge for guests wishing to escape the hot Alentejan summer sun.

Despite its central location in Beja, the Hotel Sao Francisco has interior decor, with vaulted ceilings and beautiful lounge areas and delightful gardens, which feature a swimming pool, and make it an ideal place to relax after exploring this fascinating city.

The Pousada Beja has 35 rooms, including 4 superior rooms and 1 suite. The rooms are located in the converted monk’s cells so what they lack in space, they make up for in character. All rooms have en-suite bathroom, air conditioning/heating, minibar, bathrobes, hairdryer, safe, telephone, cable TV and internet access.

The city of Beja, which is the largest town in the Alentejo, dates back to 48 BC when it was founded by Julius Ceasar. Beja is famous for its 14th century castle which was built by Dom Dinis I on the site of a Roman fort, and the basilica of Santo Amaro, one of the few surviving buildings from the period before the Moors ruled this area of Portugal. A walk through the narrow streets of the old quarter of Beja will reveal attractive white washed houses with iron doorways and window grills.

Hotel facilities
Outdoor swimming poolTennis court
Snooker tableLift
Free internet access in public areasBusiness centre
Laundry service24h reception
Room serviceParking

Activities nearby
Wine tastingHunting
Water sportsBird watching
Horse ridingBoat rides/Bike rides/Jeep tours
Scenic walksFishing

Other information
Faro airport is 147 kmsStunning wedding location
Excellent conference/meeting facilitiesRooms for disabled persons available
Pousadas Promotions - Golden Age

Golden Age
Upto 20% discount on the Best Available Rate for guests aged 55 or over

Pousadas Promotions - Pousadas Passport

Pousadas Passport
525€ - 5 night stay including breakfast and 20% off 3 meals

Pousadas Promotions - Easter Offer

Easter Offer
Special Easter Offer available from 31 March to 6 April

Pousadas Promotions - Pousadas Passport + Car

Pousadas Passport + Car
660€ - 5 night stay including breakfast, car rental and 20% off 3 meals

Pousadas Promotions - Long Stays

Long Stays
Upto 20% discount applies for 2 or more consecutive nights at the same Pousada

Pousadas Promotions - Early Booking

Early Booking
Upto 15% discount for pre-paid bookings confirmed until 60 days before arrival

1 Nov 2014 to 31 Oct 2015
Rates in EUR
1 Nov to 29 Dec 2014
4 Jan to 1 Apr 2015
5 Apr to 31 Jul 2015
13 Sep to 31 Oct 2015
30 Dec to 3 Jan 2015
2 to 4 Apr 2015
1 Aug to 12 Sep 2015
Standard double room 95 125 115 145 125 155
Golden Age Standard double room 85.5 112.5 103.5 130.5 112.5 139.5
Superior room 114 150 138 174 150 186
Golden Age Superior room 102.6 135 124.2 156.6 135 167.4
Suite 128 168 155 195 168 209
Golden Age Suite 115.2 151.2 139.5 175.5 151.2 188.1

Please note

- Prices are per night for 2 persons sharing a double room and include breakfast and taxes
- Prices are valid until 31 October 2015 - they are subject to change without prior notice
- Special rates apply at New Year (30 and 31 Dec)
- Special rates are available for reservations of 10 bedrooms or more
- Cancellations - 1st night will be charged if the reservation is cancelled less than 48 hours prior to arrival (special promotions may have different cancellation policies)
- No show - the whole stay will be charged
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Largo D. Nuno Álvares Pereira
7801-901 Beja

Surrounding area:
  • Serpa (28 kms): The small walled town of Serpa is a typical Alentejo market town which has been inhabited since Celtic times.
  • Moura (52 kms): Moura is a lovely spa town. Its thermal mineral waters are still used today and are considered to be particularly beneficial to anyone suffering from rheumatism.
  • Evora (82 kms): A UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its well-preserved old town centre. It is partially enclosed by medieval walls and has a Roman temple and many monuments from various historical periods.

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Guests' Comments

Comment posted by Rafael Rodríguez, Spain
We stayed three nights at the Pousada at the beginning of March. The staff were really helpful and very nice. The building still keeps the atmosphere of an old monastery with its cloister, refectory and church. We took the opportunity to visit Beja and other villages of Southern Alentejo, such as Serpa and Mertola. All the region was fascinating.

Comment posted by angela jackson
We have only just started using pousadas and this was our first one.we thought that they were marvelous and could not believe what they have done with old convents and monasteries.

Comment posted by Claudine
Nous avons passé une nuit dans cet hôtel qui a su garder le charme et l'atmosphère d'autrefois. Excellent accueil. Nous avons apprécié le calme de la piscine pour relaxer. Le soir, on a eu la chance de dîner dehors dans le jardin. Deux musiciens ont interprété de beaux chants traditionnels, vraiment sympa ! Je recommande ce Poussada même si c'est un peu cher ...

Comment posted by Ian Sapwell
We stayed 3 nights in the this Pousada while touring Portugal and we thought it an excellent place to stay and explore the region. The Pousada itself was lovely, staff were very friendly and efficient, food was very good and the whole place had a lovely atmosphere. We would certainly stay here again if in the area.

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We had a very good time in Beja and we liked the pousada very much. The service was exceptionnally good as well as the food.... more

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Faro airport:147kms
Beja Railway station:1kms
Nearest Pousada Hotel