Fodor's Expert Review Hotel M'AR de AR Aqueduto

Rua Cândido dos Reis 72, Évora Monte, Évora, 7000-782, Portugal Fodor's Choice

The only five-star hotel within Évora's old city walls, this property's luxury is unmatched, with sleek, modern decor that echoes the city's medieval character. Just inside the lobby, you can look down through a glass floor to see the ruins of an ancient cistern preserved under the building, on the site of a 16th-century palace. Rooms are spacious, with views over a wonderful central courtyard and swimming pool surrounded by an orange grove. The building seamlessly connects to the city's old walls and aqueduct, of which most rooms offer spectacular views. There are three upscale restaurants and two bars with terraces. Aqueduto offers an array of activities, from Alentejan cooking classes to horseback or bicycle tours of the countryside, and wine-tasting trips to a nearby convent.


  • the best rooms have balconies or terraces
  • supreme luxury at a competitive price
  • luxurious spa is open to the public


  • some visitors find the modern style a bit chilly
  • Wi-Fi signal doesn't reach some rooms
  • some rooms need freshening up




Phones: 266 740 700


64 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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