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The Pousada is much nicer than we were led to expect by other reports. The views, from the rooms and the restaurant, are spectacular. Appreciated the freshly-squeezed orange juice and the big selection of breads and rolls at breakfast. It has no lift.
Excellent location both for relaxing and shopping. No parking area reserved for hotel guests.
The very special sorroundings,and the fantasticview from our room overlooking the river . The food,especially the starters were not matching the overall good impression.It was very hard to find the right entrance to the castle from the map we printed out from your site.
Everything is excelent
panoramic view, nice room with balcony, kindness of personel, quietness, dinner and breakfast music in dining room: only 3 perpetuating numbers
Good value hotel. Breakfast was disappointing.
It is very close to the castle - point of interest for the turists. It is very very old. If we could travel back in time 20 years ago, the hotel would be in a great condition... It is a little creepy! The corridors, the carpets, the wallpaper...
The room has good conditions and the staff is always available. The price is excelent. The city is also very nice No.
Good value for the price. Very close to the Fortaleza (just 3 minutes on foot to the castle gates).
The rooms were spacious, clean, and well lighted. The breakfast was very good. The hotel was in an excellent location.
Very good price for a large comfortable room. View across the road to park and fortress.On street parking outside on a busy road but noise not a problem Great value for money.
Great position just opposite the castle and flexible about an early breakfast. Staff spoke English.
Very close to town centre and castle. 10% discount for youth travellers. I'm quite sure the hotel doesn't diserve 3 stars, the true rating is 2 max 2 and a half star. Quite old facilities, in early 1980s the hotel was a modern and good one, however since then management hasn't invest in the hotel at all. The walls were made out of paper I guess, in the night I wasn't able to sleep because of a telephone call of my neighbour and he seemed to be whispering. Quite poor breakfeast.
Despite somewhat shabby exterior, interior very nice and comfortable. Very lose to old town. Good restaurant next door. Busy road, some traffic noise
Stayed only one night. Appreciated a lot the design from the 70's-80's that is just as it was back then! Specially the radio controls at the top of the bed :-)
The staff were friendly and the breakfast was good. The restaurant is nice and sunny. I thought the recent refurbishment was very nice in the rooms. However, I thought the corridors were too dark, especially for a hotel near the beach. I think there needs to be more staff so that the service in the hotel can run more smoothly.
Within easy walking distance of town centre. Good breakfast. The hotel has been substantially altered internally in last year, not always by way of improvement, eg baths sacrificed for showers, refitted drawers would not open.
Excellent hotel with a brilliant swimming pool after walking on the Camino Nothing
The Staff was kind, the Hotel provides an excelent breakfast and the location is great! The road in front of the Hotel is a bit busy, but out of summer it's ok.
Very pleasent stay, room very clean and very confortable: A really good breakfast full of everything ( impossible to stay on a diet) . Excellent views. All the staff very nice. I will come back for sure. Actually i liked everything the only thing missing on a 4 star hotel is a restaurant.
This is a superb hotel in terms of comfort and enjoyment, this was my second stay there so you can see I really enjoy it ! The restaurant is an excellent venue with superb food and helpful staff. I recommend this hotel its a gem.
pool area very limited availability of drinks at the pool bar with the argument that the hotel is not placing more orders since they want to end with the stock - this indicates poor customer service and poor good management practices
Hotel corridors were covered in works of art. The room had a balcony and a good poolside view. The breakfast was included. The best value European hotel that I have stayed in. Apart from breakfast the food available was poor but there is a cafe and a good restaurant nearby.
Atmospeher Internet in room
surroundings helpful staff nice breakfast
This is a nice modern hotel to stay for a few days, visiting the surroundings. The room was comfortable and clean. The hotel staff was really nice and very helpful. The hotel, apart form the breakfast does not serve any more meals. If you want to have dinner or lunch you'll have to go to a nearby restaurant that belongs to the same owner, but we do not recommend it at all. Well, is quite a shock coming from the clean cool contemporary approach of the hotel to one of the best portuguese/spanish and traditional kitsch examples. Absolutely vulgar.
Excellent rooms, service and breakfast. Valenca and Cerveira surounds were also very recomendable. Nothing at all.
Very clean, the breakfast was excellent, a lovely pool, the staff were very friendly and helpful.
The location is great, very close to the medieval city of Valença and the crossborder with Spain. The infra-structure is modern and the surroundings very calm. I've ordered a double room, but what I got was a twin. In this way, I recommed to specify your preference in the observations box while you are booking the room. The breakfast is in general terms good, however the breakfast room is very small for the size and capacity of the Hotel. One time I had to wait for other guests to finish their meal. The waiters are very competent, but due to the "confusion" their working in, they are always running, what makes you feel uncomfortable. However, if you go on a regular weekend (I've stayed on a 3 day-weekend, with Monday being a holiday), it must be more calm.
Comfort and warmth
beautifull convent vieuw from garden towards river swimming pool also one for kids - free tennis court
Quiet, magnificient view to the valley, hospitality of the staff, it's a very romantic place.
Wonderful landscapes, nice instalations and very courteous staff. No internet wireless available in the hotel main areas.
Very good landscape. Very beatiful location. Very nice pool. Excellent place to rest.
The location and the facilities (in the main building) are quite good. The building is very nice. Some aspects were not up to par, for a four star hotel. There was a persistent sewage smell in the bathroom. The room heating was not available, although the wheather was already chilly, especially in the morning. The sofas in the room had the cloth worn, and the wadding was visible. One of the carpets in the room was rather dirty.
Beautiful building and location with large, comfortable room. View is fantastic. Not within walking distance of much, but easy drive to some charming, touristy beach towns.
Beautiful renovation maintaining original characteristics, modernizing the architecture. Staff very helpful and willing. Great restaurant.
Good location for further trips and perfect place for relaxing weekend
Probably the best value for money I had during b15 years of business travel
The recovery of this ancient convent is very beautiful, and the rooms facing the river are incerdible.
I like very much the hotel and the villages arround
We needed a place to stay
It's a quite place to stay with a beautiful view to the river. A good place to rest.
The surrounding area its really pretty and nice. Calm place near the river and an ancient fort.
The staff is very nice! It's also a very peacefull place to stay!
Friendly, helpful staff. Quiet within easy walking distance of the town. Good food in the restaurant. The scrambled eggs
The location and the facilities. The Spa is interesting. Short of staff. The restaurant only works by reservation and this was not informed to us. A group arrived and the restaurant was not avialableto the other guest as they not use table more than once.
THe town was very interesting, other than that the hotel was not too impressive
The staff did try to help. The hotel is supposed to be a thermal spa, but there has not been a thermal spa at the site since 2005. I think information about this should be included. We would not have traveled to Moncao if we had know this.
very beautifull location and clean room. crazy shower. not very easy indeed. The breakfast was not complete and the staff was a little confused in the morning.
The air conditioning was great. The bathroom was clean. The staff were nice and helpful. The matress felt comfortable at first but it's way too soft. More than one night and you will get a backache. The water jet shower wasnt that effective. The next bedroom guests came in at 1 am and were noisy for an hour, talking, shaving and banging the razor on the sink to do it, slamming doors (the doors of the rooms slamshut as they close). The next day I mentioned the noisy guests and the hotel staff said they have been staying there for a while and are "usually like that" so beware of staying near room 112-113 where they usually stay apparently.