Fodor's Expert Review Pousada do Castelo de Alvito

Largo do Castelo, Apartado 9, Alvito, Beja, 7920-999, Portugal Fodor's Choice

The essential architectural elements of a castle—including crenellated battlements and massive round towers—have been retained in this pousada located within the walls of the fortress at the edge of the village. Vaulted ceilings, red-clay-tile floors, oil paintings with gold-leaf picture frames, and red-and-gold-patterned upholstery add to the medieval atmosphere. Rooms fit for a king have beautiful arched Manueline windows and stone window benches. More than any other pousada, this really feels like you're staying in a 15th-century castle, with window seats set in thick walls that look out onto rolling plains. The cozy restaurant, open to the public, serves a variety of Alentejo specialties, including an excellent bacalhau caldeirada (codfish stew).

PROS

  • Activities include horseback riding and pottery workshops
  • Strolling through the large garden and courtyard
  • Kids love the pool, playground, and board games

CONS

  • Not much to do in the evening
  • Pool is on the small side
  • Slow Wi-Fi connection

QUICK FACTS

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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 284 480 700
Website: pousadas.pt

HOTEL DETAILS

20 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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