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Round Rock, TX
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169 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small rooms with modern bath. Nice common terrace and some private terraces. Odd decorating of 5 empty frames on the wall in our room. Conveniently located to the old town once you get up the hill. Taxi is also available if you prefer. Stairs no elevator. Clean and comfortable.

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Springfield, Illinois
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110 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Arcos de la Frontera-PARADOR has incredible, stunning views on top the hill. There are two beautiful hotels that allow to see the town and the surrounding valley and one is Hotel El Convento. This hotel also has an excellent restaurant in the premises that is worth eating at.

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HotelElConventoArcos, Recepción at Hotel El Convento, responded to this review

Dear Schmidly6, Thank you for your comment about hotel. We are happy to know you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you again! Sincerely, Hotel El Convento. More 

White Lake, Michigan
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127 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Went on a Rick Steves Tour, which I HIGHLY recommend, and they had us stay here. The rooms were fine, but the views off the balcony were amazing - the sunrise, the sunset, it was breathtaking! The hotel is family run and they were all lovely. Nice "bar" inside lobby where you could relax and take a break mid-day. Cant... More 

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denver, co
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15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This hotel is the perfect place to stay in the old town of Arcos. It is small, quiet and has the most incredible view. I requested a room with a balcony and that is what we got. The view was mesmerizing day and night. There was plenty of space in the room and our bathroom was very large. This is... More 

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Vancouver, WA
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96 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

As the name implies, this hotel is a former convent. The property is at the top of the hill, and is very simple. The lobby/bar area is simple, the passageways are simple, the rooms are very simple and adequate. However, open the door from your room to the terrace and get your socks blown off! Each room has a terrace... More 

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HotelElConventoArcos, Reception desk at Hotel El Convento, responded to this review

Dear 01George, Thank you so much for your review. We are happy to know you enjoyed your stay with us. As you write, in our two star hotel we try to keep the traditional style of an old convent. Thank you again for taking your time to share your experience. Sincerely, Hotel El Convento. More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We spent one night here when a large group of us were staying in arcos. The majority of the party were staying in the Parador hotel very near by. We were initially disappointed not to be staying with the majority of the group but this changed once we checked in. Our room was spotless, very simple and traditional but tasteful.... More 

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HotelElConventoArcos, Recepción at Hotel El Convento, responded to this review

Dear Starobar, We are pleased to read your review. We are very happy to know you enjoyed your stay at our hotel. We agree to take breakfast with this amazing views is really nice :) We hope accomodate you again! Sincerely, Hotel El Convento. More 

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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed for two nights and enjoyed it. Comfortable room and nice terrace for breakfast. Friendly staff. As others warned driving up to the top of the hill would be scary for non-locals so we parked at a carpark and just took a few things up in a backpack.

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HotelElConventoArcos, Recepción at Hotel El Convento, responded to this review

Dear Mr Ian D, Thank you very much for taking your time to share your thoughts and experience on Trip Advisor following your stay at the hotel. Sincerely, Hotel El Convento More 

Edmonton
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Can't think of a better place to enjoy the view from a terrace room with an evening glass of wine. Nice local folks running the place with a friendly bar. Rooms and bathroom were good. As others have said, don't drive up there. It is uphill but a doable walk, or take a taxi. Situated in a great part of... More 

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HotelElConventoArcos, Recepción at Hotel El Convento, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Edk, Many thanks for your nice comments. We find it really comforting to hear our guests enjoy their stay. We hope you can visit us again. Bests regards, Hotel El Convento More 

Los Angeles, California
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75 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

This hotel is a lovely place to stay, but do not even consider driving to it, unless you have full coverage insurance on your car. It is nearly impassable to get there; we had to back up a small side street. Not fun. Just park at the underground garage--take a taxi or the fabulous shuttle bus which regularly runs on... More 

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HotelElConventoArcos, Recepción at Hotel El Convento, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Richardson, We are very happy to know that you have had a very enjoyable stay in our hotel. Thank you so much. Hotel El Convento More 

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Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Whilst we didn't stay here as hotel guests (as we were in a beautiful old converted granary) I was very envious of the rooms, all with their own terrace an stunning views. We did come here several times during our stay in Arcos, for a cold drink and to drink in the view from the terrace. the view was absolutely... More 

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HotelElConventoArcos, Recepción at Hotel El Convento, responded to this review

Dear Linda R, Thank you for your time writting the review about our hotel. We are very glad to know that you enjoyed drinks on our terrace. We hope you can visit us again and enjoy of a relaxing stay. Sincerely, Hotel El Convento. More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
En el corazon del conjunto Historico-Artistico de Arcos, parte del convento de las monjas Mercedarias se ha transformado en el Hotel El Convento para que los visitantes puedan disfrutar en calma de la antigua belleza de este pueblo hecho monumento de claridad.Desde sus habitaciones o desde una amplia terraza se contemplan magnificas vistas sobre la Pena y la vega del rio Guadalete en un enclave tranquilo, entre iglesias y casas senoriales.Un placer para los sentidos es lo que encontraran los huespedes del Hotel El Convento.Tradicion, buen comer y unos alrededores naturales que tiene mucho que descubrir, siempre predominando la tranquilidad. Sus 13 habitaciones que disponen de TV, telefono, wi-fi gratuito, aire acondicionado y bano completo pero donde se ha querido mantener el estilo tradicional de este pueblo en todos los rincones y estancias que componen el edificio.Algunas de las habitaciones poseen un nombre distinto en homenaje a escritores, poetas o personajes del mundo de la cultura. Un trato cordial y atento contribuye a hacer inolvidable su estancia. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel El Convento

Address: Calle Maldonado 2, 11630 Arcos de la Frontera, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Costa de la Luz > Arcos de la Frontera
Price Range: RM242 - RM322 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel El Convento 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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“Overlook the valley”
  • View from our terrace toward the cathedral
  • View of the hotel from our terrace
 of 5 bubbles Mathtravel, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Request a room with a terrace or balcony on the view side”
 of 5 bubbles lookitsbrooke, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Pick a room, any room.”
 of 5 bubbles 01George, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“terrace rooms make this hotel a top choice.”
 of 5 bubbles edk, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We (family) stayed in rooms 10 and 11. Room 10 although fairly small is the room I would request if,no when, I go there again.”
 of 5 bubbles terryoo2013, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
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