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In the historic city of Evora with its remaining temples and aqueducts one can’t get a better location than Dos Loios, a Portugese Pousada that boasts singular service and unique environs in the heart of town.
Historically the spot is significant because just outside the front door sits the pillars and foundations of the Temple to Diana. The hotel-monastery itself sits on part of the ancient Arabic castle foundations in Evora. The history of the structure dates to the 15th century.
The thirty six rooms total that make up the guest registry are wonderfully equipped facilities which preserve the vaulted ceilings, ancient ornaments, solid woods and stones all set within modern conveniences of temperature, lighting and refreshment. Each room feels unique and the walls seem to give an elevated aura to the place. Still being in the heart of an ancient city there is complimentary parking subject to space.
Many of the traditional halls and patios and cloister gardens stand today as spots of social interchange and relaxing gastronomic encounters. There are works of art at every turn and the main lobby and bar area are brilliant with tiled walls and themed furniture. The main restaurant of the hotel serves many farm fresh and savory delicacies indicative of the Alentejo region. There is also complimentary internet in the public spaces of the hotel.
On site there is a refreshing pool in which the warm temperatures can be best enjoyed under the ever-present sun. The hotel is well connected to the countryside beyond offering wine tours, trekking, hunting, horseback riding and mountain biking.
Evora is a city that can really be explored from top to bottom. Its labyrinthine streets are full of mysteries and charms at every turn and being located in the heart of it all has wonderful perks for the relaxed guest.