Accommodation in Tomar
Accommodation for up to 30 singers is available in the Convento itself in spacious, high ceilinged, rooms with 2, 3 and 4 beds per room. The rooms have a private bathroom or easy access to nearby bathrooms. Preference for these places will given to singers with the busiest schedules and to earliest applicants. The cost of accommodation (without food) is included in the price for residents.
For those of you who will be staying in the town of Tomar, these are the hotels that are kindly offering discounts to ZêzereArts 2017 participants and their families. In order to avail of these discounts, please book directly with the hotel (not via third-party sites), and quote 'ZêzereArts 2017'.
The hotels below are 2 and 3 star guest houses in Tomar. The main difference is that the 3 star hotels are right in the historic centre of Tomar and have that little bit more charm. If you need help please let us know. We will also be happy to put in touch with other participants should you wish to share.
The Hotel Trovador is a comfortable 2 Star Guest House. All rooms are air-conditioned with bathrooms en-suite, cable TV and free WiFi.
It is situated on the edge of the historic town centre right beside the bus station and railway station. So your first view as you walk out the door is of the bus station. However, look right and up and you have a magnificent view of the castle and Convento de Cristo. A short walk accross the car park of the court house building and you enter the historic centre of the town just by the main square. You are then right below the Convento de Cristo.
You are assured of a friendly welcome and comfortable stay. Air-conditioning will be important to some of you during a Portuguese summer and free WiFi is always handy. There are a certain number of single rooms at this hotel which don't carry a supplement.
Breakfast is continental buffet style.
Right from the traditional blue tiles of the entrance off the main pedestrian street in the historic centre of the town, this one is my personal favourite. A 3 star guest house built in the 19th century, the Residencial União is the equivalant of an Italian town house complete with a patio court-yard where you can relax of an evening looking up at the Convento de Cristo. The same view will greet you from the breakfast room.
Only a few steps from the main square, you could not be more central.
Very thick walls and shade should keep you cool but this guest house is not for those of you who know you need air-conditioning. Rooms have TV and bathrooms ensuite and most but not all have free WiFi.
Its location, court-yard, breakfast room and sitting room make this the best choice for an old-style holiday in the heart of the town. But remember, Portugal is hot!
Hotel Cavaleiros De Cristo
When you walk out of the front door of the Cavaleiros de Cristo hotel and turn left, this is your view of the Convento de Cristo above the town. Behind you is the river Nabão which runs through the town, dividing into two to form an island on which you will find a beautiful park and Tomar's famous waterwheel.
The hotel Cavaleiros is a little more luxurious. Rooms have satellite TV, air conditioning, bathrooms ensuite and free WiFi. Breakfast is available in your room and there is room service throughout the day.
Located right in the heart of the old town this is the choice for those of you who would like just a little more comfort at 3 star prices.