Pousada Mosteiro do Crato – Monument Hotel & SLH
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- Parking On Site
Located in Crato, Pousada Mosteiro do Crato – Monument Hotel & SLH is minutes from Flor da Rosa Convent and close to Praca do Municipio. This 5-star pousada is within the region of Crato Castle and Portalegre Cathedral.
Make yourself at home in one of the 24 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and LCD televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with bathtubs feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Enjoy recreation amenities such as an outdoor pool or take in the view from a garden.
Food & Drink
Grab a bite to eat at the pousada’s restaurant, where you can take in a garden view, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Planning an event in Crato? This pousada has facilities measuring 710 square feet (66 square meters), including a meeting room. Free self parking is available onsite.
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This castle is a little off the beat and path, it is beautiful, we had a beautiful comfortable room looking out over the fields. As we walked through the front door, which is a curtain I felt like I walked back in time., it was like staying in a history museum. All the staff were friendly and accommodating. We had a fantastic dinner with attentive and wonderful waiter. What a treat to have the opportunity to stay at this Pousada and enjoy the peacefulness of the surrounding area.
Many of the pousada hotels of Portugal are in historic buildings. We stayed in several, but this one was my favorite. We splurged for room 601, the highest suite in the building, set in its own tower. With this room, you get two private terraces, each set behind crenellated castle walls. The upper terrace covers the entire tower roof. You feel like the lord of the manor. There's a large bathroom, multiple sitting areas, and two comfortable beds. Elsewhere in the hotel, there's a good restaurant, an amazing bar set in a Gothic chapel-like room, a modern spa, and all manner of medieval things to explore. Service at the hotel is excellent. The pousada is located in a small village (Rosa da Flor), a few miles out of Crato, so you pretty much need a car to stay here. There's not much of tourist interest in Rosa da Flor or Crato, but this hotel is amazing.
The pousada is isolated. It is set in a beautiful area of rolling green velvet hills and olive trees. The town is a tiny, typical (narrow cobblestone streets) European town of 600 people. As we drove up to the gate, which was open, the stately castle was front and center. Interestingly, reception requires walking past the visitor center and around several turns. Competed in 1380 , he pousada is actually three buildings:a gothic style church, a gothic castellated palace, and a monastery. The complex was abandoned in 1835 when the monks were kicked out. This is huge pousada, which has kept its ancient grandeur. Our spacious superior room was in the castle tower, with a 5’ stone wall entrance and castle stone walls (one side was not). There was a 4’ high thick metal door leading to our private terrace. The view from our room was olive trees, cow pasture, sheep, and hills. Doves/pigeons were our alarm clock in the morning. The night was quiet. What a thrill! The pousada was half full, but we felt we had the castle to ourselves (rarely seeing anyone except during meals)
The meals were excellent and the typical pousada staff, who cannot do enough for you.
We decided to stop at this Pousada because it is rather close to the border of Spain and just a short trip from Caceres which was our next destination. There is nothing to see or experience in Crato except this monastery and fine hotel. We went to the village of Crato by foot and expected to find a restaurant for lunch. But there is no restaurant in this village! I think to best option is to visit a cafeteria at a nearby petrol station! But the hotel is absolutely worth a visit. Ther are a few rooms within the monastery and most rooms are in a new and modern wing building. The rooms are spacious and well equipped. The staff are very friendly and serviceminded. The restaurant is as good as any other. There is a tourist information office in the building where you can buy tickets for a tour of the monastery. We were at first refused to get such tickets - obviously because the staff did not want to give a guided tour in English but after the receptionist of the hotel intervened we finally got tickets and a very quick guided tour. This behaviour is simply not acceptable from a tourist office!
Very friendly staff with good advise on superb food and drinks and suggestions for excursions. Hotel locations, general rooms and bedrooms with special, historical, athmospere. An unique experience. Only problem we had was with the hard mattresses that inconvenienced our sleep.