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Solar Egas Moniz

4.0 of 5 Castle   |   Rua dos Monges Beneditinos 158, Penafiel 4560-380, Portugal
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed there 4 days with our grown up children. We recommend this place ; very nice service, support and advice from the team. Good food and wine. Nice location (30 mins from Porto) to visit the Douro valley and the west of Porto.

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Solar E, Gerente at Solar Egas Moniz, responded to this review

We are really happy you have enjoyed your time in the North of Portugal and that you have made our house your house. All the best from us :) More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We can truly recommend to everyone this nice place with a very friendly and familiar service and modern installation and decoration. We enjoyed to relax beside the swimming pool after visiting porto in the morning.

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Solar E, Gerente at Solar Egas Moniz, responded to this review

Good morning from sunny Portugal! So glad you have enjoyed your stay with us. Always welcome to Solar Egas Moniz :) More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Iva, her father and the whole team is really friendly and orientated to the customers individual expectations. Nice scenic location and decent pool. The area is not spoilt from tourismn and their advantage catching biz-makers. We had with 4 lunch and wine for less than €50. Instead you find untouched rural Portugal. By car/train you have Porto less than 45... More

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Solar E, Gerente at Solar Egas Moniz, responded to this review

Hello! Many thanks for your kind words and we hope to have the honour to receive you again to share the delights of the northern region of Portugal. All the best from our team :) More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Glad we found this hidden gem just 20mins away from porto!so warm and welcoming!we loved reccomendations of Papa for food,and will never forget that porketta!baby friendly,good brekkie,and warm atmosphere

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Solar E, Gerente at Solar Egas Moniz, responded to this review

Hello! We are very happy you have enjoyed your stay with us. Always welcome to this small hotel :) More

Veldegem, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 5 nights in the lovely guesthouse from Iva and her family. We got a warm welcome with a big hug, an excellent cake and delicious limonada in the garden near the swimmingpool. Wonderful! It felt like coming home! Our room was the 'enamorada'-room in the new part of the guesthouse. This is a nice and quiet room, not... More

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Solar E, Gerente at Solar Egas Moniz, responded to this review

Hi good morning! So good to know that you have enjoyed staying with us! Your words give us strenght to continue doing better and better, everyday. Many thanks and all the best :) More

Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We staid one night on our trip to Douro Valley and were very well welcomed and hosted. The dinner and breakfast were very good and portions are very large. The guesthouse is quite charming and the hosts are very friendly. The pictures are very realistic of the property. One suggestion: the wireless should work all around the property.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Iva is the perfect host! At once you feel like home! The rooms are very comfortable with lovely lyrics on the wall. The breakfast was delicious with fresh fruits and bread. When we left Iva told us to be happy every day. What more could you wish.... We will be back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We stayed 2 nights in the charming, perfect renovated and decorated 'Solar Egas Moniz' hotel. The welcoming from one of the team was very friendly and we enjoyed the free cake and limonade at the pool. The owner Iva, gave us the feeling of knowing here for many years. Sitting at the pool she adviced the nice things to visit... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Stayed in July. Photographs cannot do this place justice - the overall effect is stunning. Beautiful renovated building, full of charm, great design & attention to detail. Only 10/12 rooms, so relaxed, boutique atmosphere. The food is fantastic: Elizabeth is a wonderful cook with the best chocolate fondant cake ever. What sets this place above others is the personalised service... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Despite the nominal address, Solar Egas Moniz is not in Penafiel, but in Paco da Sousa, a small town about 10 minutes west of Penafiel (and that much closer to Porto). A five minute walk into this small town takes you to one or two banks/cash machines, grocery, bars, and some small cafe/restaurants. First, you have to appreciate all the... More

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Address: Rua dos Monges Beneditinos 158, Penafiel 4560-380, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Penafiel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Solar Egas Moniz 4*
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As a result of the recovery of one manor of the SEC. XIX, this charm house with 10 bedrooms is located in Paço de Sousa, only 30 minutes of the Oporto city. With an outdoor swimming pool, wine cellar, library and hidings place that invite to the peace and leisure, with free Wi-Fi access in all the spaces. The rooms are all thematic, separate for two sections, one section dedicated to the popular art and the other dedicated to the historical one.Egas Moniz manor invites guest to a journey trough experiences and region habits with proposal for authentic experiences, like tasting appetizers and wine tasting at a wine cellar or workshops embroiders “Valentine ‘scarves” as well as the possibility to rent bikes and go for a tour of the Romanesque route. Located less than 1 hour of Porto, of Vale do Douro and cities as Guimarães or Amarante, it is the perfect place to discover the north region of Portugal. The Oporto Airport of is far from 30 minutes, with transfer service. ... more   less 
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