It was built in the Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Flor da Rosa and is part of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. The complex is comprised of three distinct buildings: the Gothic-style church-fort, the Gothic castellated palace with alterations from the 1500's and the rest of the monastery grounds, in Moorish and Renaissance styles.
This Monastery is one of the most emblematic works of the region and one of the most original Gothic buildings in Portugal. During your stay in this luxury hotel, enjoy the outdoor swimming pool with a sunny terrace perfect for sun bathing, relax at the spa and Jacuzzi or enjoy a meal at the restaurant.
The rooms are bright with modern decor, welcoming colours and dark wooden furniture, each equipped with a TV, mini-bar and free Wi-Fi.
The Pousada's rooms are distributed along the wings. In the Old Wing, which is where the Monastery was, you will find the Superior Rooms and Suites, even inside the castellated towers.
In the New Wing you will find our Standard Rooms each with a generous amount of space and dazzling views of the Alentejana lowlands.
RESTAURANTS AND SERVICES
Visit and relax in our jacuzzi. If you prefer, you are always welcome to take a dip in the outdoor swimming pool and relax while enjoying the terrace. In your free time, have fun in our game room equipped with board games and pool or read a book in the fireplace room.
Dine at the Pousada's restaurant and discover the richness of Alentejana cuisine, with views of the gardens and swimming pool. There are two bars, one indoor bar at the site of the ancient monks' mess hall and the other, only available in the summer, is the secondary pool bar.
You can partake in numerous outdoor activities including: hiking, horseback riding and fishing, among others. If you need assistance, our reception is available 24 hours.
At the beginning of the 12th century, the Order of Hospitallers was introduced into Portugal, which is now known as the Order of Malta. It was created to assist pilgrims making pilgrimages through the Holy Land and later became a military order. One century later, the Portuguese headquarters of the Order was made at Vila do Crato and would thus become the seat of the Priory.
Frair Álvaro gave the building the name Mosteiro de Flor da Rosa. Over the years, the Flor da Rosa complex underwent various works. The Palace area and the monastery-fort were adapted into what is now the Pousada.
LOCATION AND DESTINATION
Vila do Crato is known for its serenity, being a municipality full of history and traditions. The megalithic presence is widespread, in this municipality alone there are more than 70 dolmens. The glamour of the buildings and palaces are the stamp of the Baroque era. In addition to the cornucopia of churches and chapels, the area around Vila do Crato is blessed with gorgeous natural scenery.
Don't miss the Casa Museu Padre Belo (House-Museum) and the Varanda do Grão Pinto do Crato. The closest city is Portalegre—take the opportunity to visit the Museu de Tapeçaria (Tapestry Museum) and the Casa-Museu José Régio (House-Museum).
37 km away, you will find the Montargil dam, perfect if you want to take a dip in the warm waters. The Pousada do Crato is a Monument Hotel with 21 rooms and 3 suites.