There is little doubt that the best location for visitors to stay when visiting Évora in Portugal is right in the heart of the historic city centre. This bewitching city sits within the limits of the ancient stone walls that encircle it and it is here at its heart that the Casa de S. Tiago is located.
The Casa de S. Tiago is a comfortable boutique hotel set in a carefully restored period house dating back to the sixteenth century, during the reign of Don Manuel I of Portugal, when Évora was in its heyday. Guests staying here will feel themselves swept back in time to the Portugal of a bygone age, understanding how it would have felt to live centuries ago in this city that is now a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The aristocratic exterior, with its sculpted portico and covered entrance with intricate stonework embellishments add a sense of grandeur to the building that make you feel as though you have come home to somewhere very special.
The Casa de S. Tiago comprises just six rooms along with some lovely communal areas. In true boutique style, each room is decorated individually with its own period style. All are en-suite as you would expect of a hotel of this calibre, with separate shower and bathtub, and come equipped with hot and cold air conditioning and television. Newspapers are delivered daily to each room and room service is available 24 hours a day for guests’ comfort.
There is a bar, sitting room and attractive garden to enable guests to enjoy their downtime even after their busy days of sightseeing come to an end and general hotel services include laundry and dry cleaning, valet parking and a business centre to ensure guests can keep up to date with their colleagues, friends and family members.
The hotel is the perfect jumping-off point for exploring the many monuments and historic buildings that are dotted throughout the “museum city” of Évora. The Capela dos Ossos and the Praça do Giraldo are situated within an easy walk from your front door and unusual destinations such as the Roman baths are just outside town.
So relax, enjoy a sumptuous buffet breakfast and allow yourself to be transported back in time as you visit some of Portugal’s most exciting historic sites.
Casa de S. Tiago
Largo Alexandre Herculano, 2
7000-501 Évora, Portugal
Tel: +351 266702686
Fax: +351 266702686