Very nice hotel in an wonderfully and perfectly refurbished ancient monastery (convento) just slightly above Fundao, central Portugal, with a very nice view to the city. Gorgeous area and facilities, very quiet and extremely clean. Everything is perfectly well maintained. Large convenient and nice rooms which are well equipped. The wonderful Spa with the two large indoor and outdoor pools are especially worth mentioning. Dinner was delicious with a nice menu, carefully cooked, nice and friendly service, a decorated cuisine, well deserved. Nice, competent and very friendly local personnel which we appreciated a lot. The one page disclaimer we had to explicitly sign upon checking in is legally appropriate, but unusual in this form for this industry, could be integrated in the booking process, and for sure did not create a very welcoming atmosphere. Pre-payment via bank wire transfer before sending to the hotel a proof of transaction is absolutely adequate from a hotel’s cash management perspective, especially in these more challenging times, but not especially charming, especially as this could be done more discretely via credit card guarantee or advance payment within the standard booking process. Breakfast was disappointing. In a luxury hotel which Convento do Seixo claims to be, a buffet breakfast is kind of a global standard. Instead, we had to book our breakfast in advance and commit to a booked time (without flexibility), not really what you want during a relaxing holiday in such a class of hotel. Corona was pretended to be the reason for such an inflexible and not greatly appealing procedure (other hotels do offer buffet breakfast with appropriate measures), but we think this was rather an excuse for cost cutting. Indeed, with an occupancy of regrettably way below estimated 40% percent, pre-ordered breakfast is significantly cheaper as it can be pre-prepared with less personnel and less food waste. Understandable for a normal hotel, I would probably do the same with an occupancy below a certain threshold, but probably not best practice for such a hotel. While it is certainly a business decision to interpret the Corona recommendations more conservatively than other competitors, or using those as an excuse for expense management, management has also to accept corresponding guest feedback. Incredibly, because we forgot to submit our order the night before on time, reception called us shortly before midnight to remind us of our duty, and shortly after midnight to ask us to take breakfast at another time than requested.