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Convento do Espinheiro, Historic Hotel & SPA

Canaviais, Apartado 594, 7005-839, Évora - Alentejo

92 Rooms
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€ 153,00
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Build in the XV century, Convento do Espinheiro was since early fascinating because its history, charm and rare beauty. Through centuries was one spot of election by the royal family whenever they moved to Évora.

Luxuriously redecorated, the Convento do Espinheiro is today considered a national monument, that works with renown brand Luxury Collection of companyStarwood Hotels & Resorts.

In Detail

This Hotel is inserted in a sumptuous garden of 8 hectares and its interior was brilliantly decor, keeping its character.

By booking accommodation in Convento do Espinheiro you begin a collection of unique experiences with a guided tour to the history of this place, as well, a tasting of its magnificent wines from Alentejo that can be found in the Gothic Cellar, escorted by the sommelier.

In a perfect combination between the old and the new, the Convento do Espinheiro has available a total of 92 rooms, which, 17 rooms and 6 suites belong to the old part, and on the new part are available 36 rooms with views to the pool and the interior garden. In September of 2008, 33 rooms where inaugurated, offering a more contemporary decoration to the Hote.

The Hotel have also available a Gourmet Restaurant in the ancient bodega of the Convento, a Piano Bar resulting of the reconversion of the kitchen used by the monksand an area created to tasting regional wines and products. The Convento do Espinheiro, provides also a series of rooms specifically made to a different event or meetings.

Integrated in the environment exists also an imposing church with valuable golden leaf and tiles of several époques.

Restaurants & Bars

The Restaurants and Bars of Convento are classified as:

Restaurant Divinus
Placed in the old bodega, the Divinus is a Restaurant gastronomic that offers a Mediterranean cuisine with flavours from the region of Alentejo. Has a fine and elegant ambience. Open from 19h30 to 22h30.

Restaurant Claustrus
Open to breakfast and lunch "à la carte”, is located in the magnificent cloisters of the Covento and offers a Mediterranean cuisine in a relaxing ambience. Open from 7h30 to 10h30 and from 12h30 to 15h00.

Cistern Wine Bar
Located in the old cisterna this local is ideal to the realization of wine tasting by an oenologist, followed by a dinner with a duo of two Fadistas singers in the Restaurant Divinus.

Pulpitus Bar
Located in the old monks cuisine, this bar serves snacks and a huge variety of drinks in an cosy environment. Open from 10h30 to 00h00.

Aqua Lounge Pool Bar
Located in the outside pool, this bar offers a relax environment and a magnificent view to the gardens. It’s open from July to September, from 10h30 to 19h00 (and in special nights to be designated). Has a vast menu of sandwiches, salads, tapas and hot courses.

Meeting Rooms

The Convento do Espinheiro is the ideal local to the realization of meetings and special events, providing uncountable rooms with different sizes and capacities.

Salão D. Vasco
The biggest room in the Convento (350m²), perfect to make weddings, baptizes among other events. With a fine decorations, natural light and equipped with the most modern technology, has a capacity to circa 300 people.

Room S. Jerónimo
A modern conference room (130m²) with natural light and the most advance technology. Has the capacity to 110 people.

This room can be divided in 3 different zones, the biggest has the capacity to circa 150 people.

Stª Maria / Frei Carlos / Library
Three different Meeting Rooms, placed in the Convent decorated in a classical style.


Has the name doing to the temple of Diana in Évora, the Diana Spa is the retire perfect for those who seek a historical and luxurious environment, a local where the modern therapies walk hand-to-hand with history. Since the quality of the treatments, passing to the magnificent view in the relaxing room to the interior pool.

The treatments in Diana Spa, created by E’SPA, in a way to offer an experience full therapeutic and luxurious. The E’SPA concept is a fusion of several elements: high quality natural ingredients, known for its purity and integrity, and the combination of therapeutic techniques both old and new, to offer luxurious treatments with results.

Location & Direction

The Convent do Espinheiro, is located in the town Canaviais, just 2 km from the city of Évora.

GPS: N 38º 36' 03.76, W 7º 53' 18.50


Category Conditions
Check-in 03:00 pm-12:00 am
Check-out Until 12:00 pm
Cancellation | Prepayment Vary depending on the type of room. Check the conditions of every room prior to booking
Additional Fees Children up to 2 years: free cradle; Children up to 12 years: free of charge in existing bed; Adult: will be charged 75 € per night, per person and for extra beds
Extra Bed Maximum 1 cot in the room; Maximum of 1 bed in the room
Means of payment Mastercard; Visa
General Booking Guarantee with credit card number; VAT at the legal rate included; The rates indicated are per room and night; Supplements are paid separately during the stay
Pets No Pets


Category Services
Wine Tourism Activities Wine Tasting; Guided Tour to the Facilities; Participation of Enologist; Tasting of regional products; Picnic
Other Activities Bike Rides
Outdoor Areas Garden; Outdoor Swimming Pool; Chapel / Sanctuary
Restaurants | Bars | Store Wine Shop; Bar; Restaurant (a la carte)
SPA | Wellness center Indoor Swimming Pool; Turkish bath / steam bath; Massage; Fitness center
Recreational areas Stores; Newspapers; Library; Playground
Services Facilities for meetings / parties; 24 hour front desk; Shuttle service; Transportation to / from Airport; Room service; Laundry; Dry cleaning; Atm; Business Center; Luggage room; Kids services; Concierge service; Car Rental
Media and technology Plasma TV; Phone
Internet Wi-Fi available in public areas (free)
Parking Free and Public (without reservation)
Facilities Family rooms; Non-smoking rooms; Soundproofed rooms; Antiallergic Rooms; Vista; Facilities for the disabled; Mini-Bar; Safe; Heating; Air conditioning; Wake Up Call Service
Spoken Languages German; Spanish; French; English; Italian; Português
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2014 - "Boa Cama Boa Mesa" Contest, Hotel distinguished with "Golden Key" - Expresso Newspaper

-"Boa Cama, Boa Mesa" Contest, Hotel distinguished with Golden Key - "Expresso" Newspaper
2013 -
Restaurant Divinus distinguished as one of the "72 most beautiful places of Portugal, in the category "Restaurants" - Sábado Magazine
2013 Nominated for "Portugal's Leading Spa" - World Travel Awards

2012 - Nominated for "Portugal's Leading Spa" - World Travel Awards

2011 - Nominated for "Portugal's Leading Spa" - World Travel Awards

2010 - Nominated for "Portugal's Leading Spa" - World Travel Awards
2010 - "Boa Cama, Boa Mesa" Contest, Hotel distinguished with Golden Key - "Expresso" Newspaper
2010 - One of the 500 best hotels in the world - Travel + Leisure Magazine.

2009 - Portugal's Leading SPA Resort - World Travel Awards.
2009 - PME Excelência - Turismo de Portugal / IAPMEI.

2008 - Portugal's Leading SPA Resort - World Travel Awards.
2008 - 3rd place in the "25 Top Europe Resorts" - Condé Nast Traveller.

2007 - Portugal's Leading SPA Resort - World Travel Awards.

2006 - "Óscares of the Real Estate 2006" Contest - "Imobiliária" Magazine (LUSOSINAL Editions - Portugal).
  • Award for Best Construction in the Rehabilitation Category.
  • Award for Best Construction of the Year.
2006 - Tourism Award Valuation of Public Area - ITP.
2006 - Portugal's Leading SPA Resort - World Travel Awards.
2006 - "One of the Best 60 new hotels in the World" - Condé Nast Traveller - Hot list.
2006 - "Boa Cama, Boa Mesa" Contest, Hotel distinguished with Golden Key - "Expresso" Newspaper.

2005 - "Gastronomy with Port Wine" - Wines of the Douro and Porto Institute.
2005 - Golden Diploma Gastronomy / Fine Dinning  - "INTER Magazine".
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