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Set on a hill overlooking the town of Guimaraes, the majestic Pousada Guimaraes is a converted 12th century Augustinian Monastery

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.

Hotel facilities
Restaurant and BarTerrace
Outdoor poolLift
Free wireless internet access in public areasBusiness Centre
24h receptionRoom service
Laundry serviceShop

Activities nearby
GolfShooting range
PaintballHorse riding
Walking and cycling trailsJeep tours
Microlight flightsCable car ride in Penha Park

Other information
Porto (Oporto) airport is 55 kmsStunning wedding location
Excellent conference/meeting facilitiesRoom for disabled persons available

Hotels nearby
Hotel Pestana Porto
Pousadas Promotions - Golden Age

Golden Age
10% discount on the Best Available Rate for guests aged 55 or over

Pousadas Promotions - Pousadas Passport

Pousadas Passport
525€ - 5 night stay including breakfast and 20% off 3 meals

Pousadas Promotions - Golden Age Passport

Golden Age Passport
490€ - 5 night stay including breakfast and 20% off 3 meals for guests over 55

Pousadas Promotions - Pousadas Passport + Car

Pousadas Passport + Car
655€ - 5 night stay including breakfast, car rental and 20% off 3 meals

Pousadas Promotions - Golden Age Passport + Car

Golden Age Passport + Car
620€ - 5 night stay including breakfast, car rental and 20% off 3 meals for guests over 55

1 Nov 2013 to 31 Oct 2014
Rates in EUR
1 Nov to 27 Dec 2013
1 Jan to 31 Mar 2014
1 to 16 Apr 2014
20 Apr to 31 Jul 2014
15 Sep to 31 Oct 2014
28 to 31 Dec 2013
17 to 19 Apr 2014
1 Aug to 14 Sep 2014
Standard double room 110 140 135 165 155 185
Golden Age Standard double room 99 126 121.5 148.5 139.5 166.5
Suite 148 189 182 222 209 249
Golden Age Suite 133.2 170.1 163.8 199.8 188.1 224.1

Please note

- Prices are per night for 2 persons sharing a double room and include breakfast and taxes
- Prices are valid until 31 October 2014 - they are subject to change without prior notice
- Special rates apply at New Year (30 and 31 Dec)
- Special rates are available for reservations of 10 bedrooms or more
- Cancellations - 1st night will be charged if the reservation is cancelled less than 48 hours prior to arrival (special promotions may have different cancellation policies)
- No show - the whole stay will be charged
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4810-011 Guimaraes

Surrounding area:
  • Braga: (22 kms): The religious capital of Portugal – sights include a 900 year old Cathedral in the town centre and Bom Jesus do Monte.
  • Amarante (52 kms): A beautiful town on the banks of the Tamega River.
  • Porto (61 kms): Located on the Douro River estuary, Portugal’s second city is steeped in history and is most famous for its renowned port wine.
  • Ponte de Lima (63 kms): One of the oldest towns in Portugal
  • Viana do Castelo (84 kms): Often described as the most beautiful Portuguese city, it offers historical architecture surrounded by areas of stunning natural beauty.

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Guests' Comments

Comment posted by Durbecq
Nous sommes venus pendant deux nuits à cette Poussada. Nous y avons passé un superbe séjour. La réception à l'arrivée était très bien avec de bon conseils de votre Hôte d'accueil. La chambre est petite, mais cela se comprend parfaitement. De plus la vue sur la ville est absolument splendide Nous avons consommé le petit déjeuner uniquement. Aucun bruit ne nous a géné pendant les 2 Jours. Cet endroit est vraiment très bien, une belle Poussada à visiter, pour le plaisir des yeux et de son attrait de l'ancien

Comment posted by Shanty Sanjoto
My husband and I stayed at the Pousada for one night in March 2013, and had the most pleasant stay of our 2 weeks vacation in Portugal. The pousada is beautiful, so is the surrounding areas, we enjoyed the tranquil atmosphere of the Pousada and its garden, the tasfully appointed room, this Pousada exceeded our expectation, we wish we could have stayed longer here. The moment we stepped inside, the reception we received was warm and courteous, we immediately felt at home. We had our delicious dinner in the beautiful dining room, received great service from the dining room staff, slept well, and the next day, we received direction to get to the free way to continue our journey. We felt so welcome in Portugal, and would like to thank the People of Portugal for the friendship and generosity given to us.

Comment posted by Mr and Mrs Con Woods
We stayed in the Pousada for 3 nights in October 2011. We had a wonderful stay. The building itself is very and historic. There is so much to see in the building. We stayed in one of the old rooms which was very interesting. We found the staff to very pleasant and professional. The food is very good, especially the breakfast. The gardens also add greatly to the experience. Guimaraes is a town full of history. The old square is a lovely place to lunch and enjoy the sunshine. Yes we would recommend this Pousada and also state that the town of Guimaraes is well worth a visit.

Comment posted by Sara
My 94 year old mother and I had a lovely night here in September as we were driving around northern Portugal and Spain. We found all of the Pousadas to be charming - in fact we picked out route based on staying at various Pousadas. The room was lovely and spacious. The view was so nice we opened the huge windows and had our cocktails right in the room looking out over the countryside. The staff was very helpful and attentive to my mother. The pool was glorious after a day of sightseeing. Dinner and breakfast delicious. Sara Luther

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Porto airport:55kms
Guimaraes Railway station:3kms