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  • Pousada of Guimaraes – Hotel Santa Marinha

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

    Description

    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 Bar
    • Terrace
    • Outdoor pool
    • Lift
    • Free wireless internet access in public areas
    • Business Centre
    • 24h reception
    • Room service
    • Laundry service
    • Shop
    • Parking
    • Dog friendly (conditions apply)

    Activities Nearby

    • Golf
    • Shooting range
    • Paintball
    • Horse riding
    • Walking and cycling trails
    • Jeep tours
    • Microlight flights
    • Cable car ride in Penha Park

    Other Information

    Porto (Oporto) airport is 55 kms
    Stunning wedding location
    Excellent conference/meeting facilities
    Room for disabled persons available
    Guimaraes Railway station: 3 kms

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    Hotel Facilities
    • Restaurant and Bar
    • Terrace
    • Outdoor pool
    • Lift
    • Free wireless internet access in public areas
    • Business Centre
    • 24h reception
    • Room service
    • Laundry service
    • Shop
    • Parking
    • Dog friendly (conditions apply)
    Activities Nearby
    • Golf
    • Shooting range
    • Paintball
    • Horse riding
    • Walking and cycling trails
    • Jeep tours
    • Microlight flights
    • Cable car ride in Penha Park

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    Testimonials

    4 testimonials for Pousada of Guimaraes – Hotel Santa Marinha

    1. 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

    2. 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.

    3. 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.

    4. 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

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    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
    Durbecq
    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.
    Shanty Sanjoto
    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.
    Mr and Mrs Con Woods
    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
    Sara

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    1 Nov 2014 to 31 Oct 2015
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    1 Nov to 29 Dec 2014
    4 Jan to 1 Apr 2015
    5 Apr to 31 Jul 2015
    13 Sep to 31 Oct 2015
    30 Dec to 3 Jan 2015
    2 to 4 Apr 2015
    1 Aug to 12 Sep 2015
    Sun-Fri Sat Sun-Fri Sat Sun-Fri Sat
    Standard double room 110 140 140 170 160 190
    Golden Age Standard double room 99 126 126 153 144 171
    Superior room 132 168 168 204 192 228
    Golden Age Superioor room 118.8 151.2 151.2 183.6 172.8 205.2
    Suite 148 189 189 229 216 256
    Golden Age Suite 133.2 170.1 170.1 206.1 194.4 230.4

     

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    - Prices are per night for 2 persons sharing a double room and include breakfast and taxes 
    - Prices are valid until 31 October 2015 – 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

    Location/Directions

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    Address: 
    Largo Domingos Leite de Castro
    Lugar da Costa
    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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