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  • Pousada of Beja – Hotel Sao Francisco

    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

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    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.

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    Hotel Facilities

    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Outdoor swimming pool
    • Tennis court
    • Snooker table
    • Lift
    • Free internet access in public areas
    • Business centre
    • Laundry service
    • 24h reception
    • Room service
    • Parking

    Activities Nearby

    • Wine tasting
    • Hunting
    • Water sports
    • Bird watching
    • Paintball
    • Parasailing
    • Horse riding
    • Boat rides/Bike rides/Jeep tours
    • Scenic walks
    • Fishing
    • Archery

    Other Information

    • Faro airport is 147 kms
    • Stunning wedding location
    • Excellent conference/meeting facilities
    • Rooms for disabled persons available
    • Beja Railway Station 1 kms

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    Hotel Facilities
    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Outdoor swimming pool
    • Tennis court
    • Snooker table
    • Lift
    • Free internet access in public areas
    • Business centre
    • Laundry service
    • 24h reception
    • Room service
    • Parking
    Activities Nearby
    • Wine tasting
    • Hunting
    • Water sports
    • Bird watching
    • Paintball
    • Parasailing
    • Horse riding
    • Boat rides/Bike rides/Jeep tours
    • Scenic walks
    • Fishing
    • Archery

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    Testimonials

    5 testimonials for Pousada of Beja – Hotel Sao Francisco

    1. This was our first stop on a tour of three Pousadas (the others being Evora and Alcacer do Sal)
      This is a stunningly beautiful building. The bedrooms are good and of a reasonable size. The garden and pool areas are good. The reception staff were very pleasant and extremely helpful.
      There do not appear to be any decent restaurants in Beja, but we found the 20 euro menu quite acceptable in the hotel, where the dining room is quite magnificent – although we agree with a previous comment that the children’s play area was not in the ideal position in relation to the dining room.
      Beja is very pleasant and worth a visit for a couple of days

    2. This is a really great place to stay. As with all the other 3 Pousada’s we stayed at the staff couldn’t have been more pleasant or accommodating, the room which overlooked the square was very comfortable and twice the size you’d normally expect.
      The breakfast, was fine the evening meal worth the money and the wine and drinks not at all expensive.
      One minor niggle is that none of the Pousada’s have BBC World on the TV they might like to look at that.
      We would not hesitate to recommend the Pousada’s to anyone wishing to do their own thing in Portugal.

    3. 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.

    4. 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.

    5. 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.

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    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.
    Rafael Rodríguez, Spain
    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.
    angela jackson
    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 ...
    Claudine
    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.
    Ian Sapwell

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    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
    Sun-Fri Sat Sun-Fri Sat Sun-Fri Sat
    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

     

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    - 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

    Location/Directions

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    Address: 
    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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