The Experience

Fascinating for its history, authentic for its charm, Convento do Espinheiro, Evora has given life to a 15th century convent, considered a national monument where important nobles have outlined the history of Portugal. Luxuriously restored, Convento do Espinheiro gains a new synergy with the city of Évora, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site, and is only one hour away from Lisbon.

Explore the heavenly flavours of Alentejo gastronomy. The Divinus Restaurant, an ancient wine cellar, offers its guests the essence of local cuisine with a hint of sophistication and refinement.

We invite you to embrace the exquisite local wines at our wine bar, originally a gothic water reservoir dating back to the 15th century.


A total of 92 elegantly decorated rooms, including 6 suites, select your favourite atmosphere and choose between a modern decoration inspired in the ´50s or a room in the 15th century convent. Their common denominator is comfort and refinement.

Deluxe Garden View
A true taste of the Portuguese heritage, the 34 deluxe guest rooms at the Convento do Espinheiro, Évora offer an exquisite combination of luxury design and comfort that is expected from a Luxury Collection Resort. Deluxe rooms are available in a selection of three distinct views – Deluxe Garden guest rooms offer a private balcony with breathtaking views of the resorts garden and court areas, Deluxe pool view overlooking the splendid pool and garden areas as well as the local landscape.

Heritage – Deluxe Convent
Breathe the renowned essence of the local history that dates back to the 15th century. Located in the ancient Convent with views of the Don Sebastião square, the Heritage guest rooms are perfectly blended together with traditional décor and a selection of modern technology and offer guests that additional benefit of spacious living.

Design Guest Rooms
Inspired by the 1950’s, the Design guest rooms welcome guests with a balanced combination of modern decor and 15th century heritage in a spacious living area. Design guest rooms are all located in the new wing of the hotel; with a modern design to reflect the glamour and luxury of the 1950’s and showcase stunning views of the resort’s vast landscape.

Deluxe Suites
Located in the 15th Century convent of the resort and once reserved for Portuguese Kings when travelling to Évora, the Deluxe Suites are the extreme of superior luxury. Historically regarded as royal accommodation, the Deluxe Suites provide guests an ample lounge area with private balcony for entertainment and a selection of the finest Bulgari bathroom amenities, exclusively available in all suites.

Royal Suite
We would like to invite our guests to endeavour on a historical journey and embrace the true luxury which was once reserved for the Portuguese Royal Family. Named after King John II of Portugal, the 110m2 Royal Suite was reserved to accommodate the King of Kings and offers a truly unique experience. Royal suite consists of the main bedroom with private bathroom, ample living area with guest bathroom and access to one of the most breathtaking views of the local city of Évora from a private terrace.

Rich Regional Cuisine…

At Divinus Restaurant, the convent’s ancient wine-cellar, taste the genuine flavours of the Alentejo region’s gastronomy, with a touch of sophistication and refinement. The convents gothic water cistern, converted into the Wine-Bar is an exclusive location, entirely dedicated to wine-tasting and the degustation of regional products. Enjoy your favourite drink in the cosy atmosphere of Pulpitus Bar, with the sound of the piano or background music.

Diana Spa – Temple of Tranquillity

Surrender to the pleasure of luxurious treatments inspired in different cultures, from all over the world… your body will feel healthy, toned and rejuvenated.

Memorable Weddings

Since the 15th century, kings, queens, princes and princesses have chosen Convento do Espinheiro as their favourite spiritual retreat, the perfect setting for moments of peace.

In 1481, King John II chose Convento do Espinheiro to hold court and since then, this unique convent has been the perfect stage for aristocratic meetings.

Numerous legends and miracles are linked to the convent; every corner of this extraordinary building and its beautiful surrounding gardens tells us a story, such as the 1098 year old olive tree, which, despite its old age, still produces olives from which we extract an exceptional extra-virgin olive-oil.

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