This stunning Hotel Guimaraes
was awarded the coveted Europa Nostra prize for its renovation and restoration. It has retained the character and majesty of its former use as a 12th century Augustinian monastery whilst providing luxury accommodation with all modern conveniences. This Pousada is generally considered one of the best in the Pousadas of Portugal Group.
In prime position overlooking the town of Guimaraes the Hotel Santa Marinha combines luxury with Portuguese history and culture. Guests can explore the lake, formal garden, cloisters, grotto and granite fountains. Or simply relax in the beautiful public rooms or swimming pool with views over the town. There is also an excellent restaurant. The Pousada Guimaraes also features the famous Portuguese azulejos (tiles) in abundance, some dating back to 1747.
The Hotel Guimaraes has 51 luxuriously furnished rooms, 22 of which were formerly monk’s cells. All rooms have en-suite bathroom, heating/air conditioning, safe, minibar, bathrobes, hairdryer, telephone, Cable TV and internet access.
The town of Guimaraes, known as the 'the cradle of the Nation', was Portugal’s first capital city and the birthplace of the first King of Portugal, Afonso Henriques. It is steeped in history dating as far back as the 10th century, making it one of the most popular destinations for tourists in Northern Portugal. The medieval town centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and was the 2012 European Capital of Culture. Approximately 9 kms from Guimaraes is the Celtic settlement, Citania de Briteiros, which was occupied from 400 BC and consists of over 150 dwellings.
This Pousada Guimaraes is located approximately two kilometres from the centre of the old town.
|Restaurant and Bar||Terrace|
|Free wireless internet access in public areas||Business Centre|
|24h reception||Room service|
|Walking and cycling trails||Jeep tours|
|Microlight flights||Cable car ride in Penha Park|
|Porto (Oporto) airport is 55 kms||Stunning wedding location|
|Excellent conference/meeting facilities||Room for disabled persons available|