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Pousada De Guimaraes Santa Marinha

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As other reviewers have said, this is an interesting and very beautiful building, with lovely mature gardens and many grand rooms to explore. We had one of the old monk's rooms, which was suitably austere in appearance but very comfortable. At the end of the corridor, and next to our room, was the beautiful sheltered balcony/terrace area with tiles and...

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Moscow
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hotel is located on a hillside above Guimaraes in a former 12th-century monastery, first belonging to the Order of St. Augustine, and then to the Order of St. Jerome. Get more convenient by taxi. From the city center it takes only 5-7 minutes and costs about 5 euros. Fantastically beautiful romantic place. Excellent view of the Guimaraes. An incredibly...

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at this hotel for one night while visiting Guimaraes. The hotel is set in what used to be a monastery and if is outside of the town on a hillside (you'll need a car to get there). The staff was very welcoming and polite and we were given a room on the first floor in the historic wing....

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Trondheim, Norway
Reviewed 1 week ago

This old monastery is now a very fine hotel. You can still fell the atmosphere from the old times. Our room was very nice and spacious but with a very high ceiling it took a while before the temperature reached a comfortable level. The bathroom did not have any kind of heating at all so that room was rather chilly...

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed one night in this beautiful monastery on top of the hill overlooking the city of Guimaraes. The view was great, especially at night, and the hotel was perfect. This monastery is full of history, and although we did not stay in the smaller room where the monks lived, we had a lovely room with a king bed. The...

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Monteverde
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed 5 nights & received a special discount that made this place even more of a great deal. The former monastery is part of Portugal's "pousada" system which adaptively reuses historic landmarks as hotels. This one on the outskirts of Guimaraes is typical-- wonderful setting, great staff, very nice rooms, and a fantastic breakfast included! Beautiful gardens too ;-)

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Maria S, Diretor-Geral at Pousada De Guimaraes Santa Marinha, responded to this review

I would like to thank you for the time available in completing the questionnaire. We were delighted to read the kind comments on the performance and attitude of our team and their services as our facilities provided by the Pousada Mosteiro de Guimarães. We pride ourselves on our product and we work daily to achieve the lawful expectations of our...

Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for one night in Feb and could not have been any happier. The staff are friendly and the room and hotel were just perfect. We spend ages just exploring the many public rooms and marvelling at the surroundings. Don't forget to explore the gardens as well and find the pool.

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Maria S, Diretor-Geral at Pousada De Guimaraes Santa Marinha, responded to this review

Dear Customer, thank you for your wonderful remarks, which we have shared with our staff. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes. The Management

Washougal, Washington
Reviewed 11 February 2017

The town has lots to offer--a castle, a palace, nice shopping and eating areas--a car would be needed to get from the Pousada to the main part of town. BUT, it is an elegant property with a huge garden and forested area behind the building. The hallway of rooms is as long as a football field, and there are many...

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Maria S, Diretor-Geral at Pousada De Guimaraes Santa Marinha, responded to this review

Dear Customer, thank you for your wonderful remarks, which we have shared with our staff. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes. The Management

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 February 2017

The Pousada itself is beautiful- lovely garden, pool etc. The building is vast. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful. However, the bar was not open when we went for drinks which was disappointing at the end of a day sightseeing. On our second night we bought wine and had drinks on the balcony at the end of the building overlooking...

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Maria S, Manager at Pousada De Guimaraes Santa Marinha, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Thank you very much for choosing to stay at Pousada Mosteiro de Guimarães and for taking the time to post your opinion, as it helps us to get better. We take all feedback seriously, and sincerely regret that we did not meet all your expectations. We hope you can choose again Pousadas de Portugal. Best Regards, The Management

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This was the first stop in our Saga tour 'Postcards from Portugal' and was a scary drive to the top of a hill. The hotel is a former monastery so was very beautiful and well maintained. The lounges were very well appointed but the rooms were either modern 'cell' refurbishments which were tiny and along a very long corridor or...

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Maria S, Manager at Pousada De Guimaraes Santa Marinha, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Thank you very much for choosing to stay at Pousada Mosteiro de Guimarães and for taking the time to post your opinion, as it helps us to get better. We take all feedback seriously, and sincerely regret that we did not meet all your expectations. We hope you can choose again Pousadas de Portugal. Best Regards, The Management

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In the city of Guimaraes, the Culture Capital of Europe 2012, you find the majestic Pousada de Santa Marinha, National Award of Architecture in 1985. The Pousada is a result of the restoration of the Monastery dos Agostinhos from the twelfth century. It is around 2 km from the historical centre of the city (classified as a Heritage Site by UNESCO). The Pousada de Santa Marinha is a fantastic escape, where tranquillity is an absolute certainty. Possessing a magnificent view of Guimaraes and considered the cradle city a cultural capital in 2012, where the first king of Portugal, D. Afonso Henriques was born. Guests can enjoy the outdoor pool or take walks through the scenic gardens of the Pousada or through the mountains of the historical city of Guimaraes. ... more   less 

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Address: Largo Domingos Leite Castro | Lugar da Costa, Guimaraes 4810-011, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Braga District > Guimaraes
Price Range: €91 - €156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Pousada De Guimaraes Santa Marinha 4*
Number of rooms: 51
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“Ask for a garden view”
 of 5 bubbles _Wanderer__24242_, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The rooms that were originally used by the monks are very small with small bed. We asked for a bigger room and bed.”
 of 5 bubbles BCLOVER2121, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Historic rooms are on the 5th floor (old monastic cells), but the newer rooms on the 2nd floor are larger”
 of 5 bubbles scotty23, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Choose a city or garden/forested view, depending on your preferences”
 of 5 bubbles drkiki2015, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The older rooms seem preferential but not available for solo travellers.”
 of 5 bubbles DuchessofJericho, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
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