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Located just outside Évora’s historic walls, the Vitória Stone Hotel is a stylishly designed boutique property with sweeping views of the surrounding city and countryside. Drawing on influences from the famous stone circles nearby, the interior combines earthy tones with contrasting textures and elements such as large clay pots and stone drinking troughs to add a rustic element to the otherwise contemporary design. A particular highlight, however, is the award-winning restaurant on the ground floor of the hotel which is acclaimed for its innovative menu of local Alentejo dishes.

The hotel offers just 48 rooms, most featuring their own balcony, which have all been decorated in a chic but rustic style. You’ll find large upcycled wooden panels above each of the beds, bright, white linens and well-equipped, modern bathrooms. Breakfast is served in the fourth-floor breakfast room and bar which is lined with contemporary art and offers great views across the city. In the winter the central buffet tables can be turned into a large feature fireplace, while on the roof, you’ll find an outdoor pool along with a panoramic sauna and gym. There is also a spa offering a range of massages and beauty treatments.

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Rooms

Sleek, stylish and understated, each of the rooms at the Vitória Stone Hotel has been elegantly designed. Drawing on elements from local area you’ll find details in cork as well as large headboards of upcycled wood. All but three of the 48 rooms have their own balconies and all have air-conditioning, video on demand, free Wi-Fi and well-equipped bathrooms with shower over bath. Some rooms are suitable for those with limited mobility and the suites can accommodate an extra bed for families. Adjoining rooms are also available.

Location

The Vitória Stone Hotel is located just outside the historic stone walls that surround central Évora making it about a 15-minute walk from the heart of the city. Once you enter the walled city you’ll find large public gardens, often filled with peacocks, before entering the winding alleyways which eventually open out into the central square. The Templo Romano (Roman Temple) is around a 25-minute walk from the hotel.

Food and Drink

The fourth-floor Avista Bar with its sweeping views of the city makes a great spot to start the day with breakfast served on the outdoor tables in warm weather. By night, the city views and contemporary artworks give it a buzzing character, while in winter, the central buffet tables can be turned into a large feature fireplace. On the ground floor the 5Amêndoas restaurant focuses on local gastronomy with a menu featuring regional cheeses, sausages, olive oils, meats, herbs, honey and many other products sourced from small local producers.

Facilities and Activities

For a small hotel, the facilities on offer at the Vitória Stone Hotel are impressive. The roof-top pool offers panoramic views across to Évora’s historic walls and the surrounding countryside. There is also a cork-lined sauna, fitness suite and a spa should you need some extra pampering during your stay.

Our opinion

A chic and stylish hotel within easy walking distance of central Évora, we love the Vitória Stone Hotel for its modern interior design and friendly welcoming service.

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