Beja is a city in the Alentejo region of southern Portugal. Famous for its historical heart and great weather, Beja is able to delight even the pickiest of travellers. Although it is not big or bursting with entertainment, this city is ideal for countryside lovers, who like to enjoy their time instead of running from one place to the other.
It is a quiet but memorable place, with lovely people, who will always try to help you in any way they can. However, it can be challenging to find a great place to stay in Beja, that is both close to the city centre and good in quality. Most of the hotels and other accommodation in the area are quite traditional, which can be something of a let-down to some tourists. The following suggestions are the best places to stay in Beja, that will surely help you fall in love with the city. You’re welcome!
It might sound strange, but you can actually do it. Pousada Convento de Beja is situated in a former 13th-century Franciscan convent, right in Beja’s historical centre. If you’re imagining it as a traditional and boring hotel, you’re wrong! Pousada Convento de Beja offers beautiful rooms, with original features. Each room is air-conditioned and decorated with colours that will make you feel like it’s summer, all year round. There is a restaurant serving the best Portuguese dishes, as well as international ones too.
But that’s not all: This hotel has an outdoor pool and a tennis court, where you can either do some exercise or just relax with your travel companions. We guarantee that this is one of those stays you’ll never forget.
Pousada Convento de Beja
Address: Apartado, 63, 7801-901 Beja, Portugal (see map)
Price: from 119 USD
The first word that comes to mind when visiting Hotel Bejense: colours. This hotel has the most colourful rooms you can imagine, with flowers on the walls and vivid paintings. Every room features free WiFi, air conditioning and a private, colourful bathroom. The hotel offers bicycle rental and laundry service for if you’re staying for many days – and, well, even if you don’t, you’re going to wish you did! This hotel is very youthful and is a great choice for young people visiting the city of Beja, as it is located in the centre.
Address: Rua Capitão João Francisco De Sousa, Nº 57, 7800-691 Beja, Portugal (see map)
Price: from 57 USD
If you are looking to stay somewhere you’ll remember years later, this villa is at your disposal. It’s not only luxurious but very modern, clean and airy, perfect for the scorching days of summer in the south of Portugal. The rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated. In fact, the whole building – from the living room to the bathrooms – is unique, and you’ll want to take pictures of everything, to show your unlucky friends later.
The owners, Ricardo and Célia, are extremely helpful and will greet you with local dishes in the kitchen. This villa features an outdoor pool, plus a relaxing area with sofas, where you can enjoy the sun and the company of your family or friends. Is there anything more you could wish for?
Villa in rural setting
Price: from 279 USD
Number of Guests: 8
This flat is decorated with a special theme in mind: the flowers and the regional plants from the countryside. It is a beautiful place that will feel cosy and fresh at the same time, ideal to stay in, during any season. Wifi and free parking are included, as well as a hot tub. The flat is very close to a public pool, where you can have a great time with your family but keep in mind that this flat does not accept children under 12 years of age!
Flat Flores da Planície
Price: from 86 USD
Number of Guests: 5
This is a very simple, very traditional hotel. It’s located in the heart of Beja, close to great bars, cafés and shops. Santa Barbara offers air-conditioned rooms with a private bathroom, featuring free WiFi and cable TV. If you’re lucky, yours will have a balcony too! The hotel also offers babysitting and laundry services and is just 10 minutes away from the train station. This a great choice if you’re on a budget and prefer to stay in the city centre.
Hotel Santa Barbara
Address: Rua de Mértola 56, 7800 475 Beja, Portugal (see map)
Price: from 51 USD
This cosy hotel is situated very close to Beja’s city centre and offers very comfortable, elegant rooms for a good price. All rooms feature Wi-Fi and air-conditioning, as well as satellite TV. The rooms also have a desk and a private bathroom. The hotel has a fitness centre with body training classes, sauna and a games room, with a pool table, so there is plenty for you to do besides sleeping!
The breakfast is great, with sweet and savoury dishes available and there is also a bar, serving drinks and light snacks during the day. The staff will make you feel welcome and help you in any way they can, making your stay a very pleasant one.
Address: Av. Fialho de Almeida, S/N, 7800-395 Beja, Portugal (see map)
Price: from 62 USD
Located a few minutes away from the city centre, Beja Parque Hotel is the ideal place for anyone who’s staying in Beja, during the summer. Featuring an outdoor pool, fitness centre and air-conditioned rooms with balcony, this hotel will refresh your soul and body. The rooms have a very clean, modern décor and include a satellite TV and a minibar. It also has a great restaurant, serving both local and international dishes and you’ll have the opportunity to sit back and enjoy your meal, whilst taking in the view of the garden and the pool. The hotel offers car rental service and free private parking, too. It is a great choice for a couple in need of some time to relax and enjoy the countryside.
Beja Parque Hotel
Address: Rua Francisco Miguel Duarte nº1, 7800-510 Beja, Portugal (see map)
Price: from 71 USD
Beja: A countryside city that will surprise you
Either for the food that you’ll taste or for the beautiful sights surrounding the city, Beja will win your heart more easily than you think. Although it is located in the countryside, Beja is an ideal place for those who love to discover the most unique and least known places. When you visit, try to stay at one of our suggested accomodations and you’ll surely feel happy and rested when you leave this white, bright city.
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