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5* Alpendurado Benedictine Monastery
Alpendurado e Mateos
Not far from Bitters, on the Douro River
Have dinner and fado show that is very good
The food was delicious
The wine flows
Very nice experience
This hotel / restaurant is very nice and well maintained. You can stay it the rooms that used to be the monks.
The food was good and the drinks OK.
The views from outside down the valley are spectacular.
Enjoyed the evening
Had a very special evening enjoying a good dinner at this extraordinary building which is now a Hotel but still retains much of its original Romanesque and medieval architecture. The views from here are amazing as it is so high up. The original monks cell...More
We visited as part of a large group for dinner. The convent has been beautifully restored and furnished and the views are lovely. However, despite the copious wine, the meal was rather mundane and uninspired!
We only visited this Hotel (as part of a tour) for dinner but the views were amazing and the building intriguing. The whole site and the hotel seems to have been restored to a very high standard. It seems that this location might also be...More
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The history is available on some documents posted on the web, but I cannot include links in my answer. The rooms that I saw were not good. I saw three and they all were small, with old furniture and smelling musty. Bathrooms... More
The history is available on some documents posted on the web, but I cannot include links in my answer. The rooms that I saw were not good. I saw three and they all were small, with old furniture and smelling musty. Bathrooms are even worse, with old plumbing, cracked tiles, toilets that don't flush, etc... I visited in summer and air conditioning did not work. However, the building itself is worth a visit, the view is amazing and the food very good.
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"I did not stay the night but sure all rooms would be great"