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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Stop looking for a hotel near Porto, you have found the perfect place!! The whole team (family) is so very helpful and genuine, aiming to please every minute of our stay, they were the best part of our visit. Rooms are very clean and comfortable. Amenities include an inviting pool; delicious dinner and breakfast on property by the talented Elizabeth;... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This 10-bedroom charm hotel brings back class and the art of welcoming guests. Decorated to the T, the entire experience is absolutely charming - this is the charm hotel! It may sound too good to be true, but it is not. From the sweetness and earnest sympathy of the Vinha family to the cook's amazing chocolate cake, Solar Egas Moniz... More

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Guimaraes, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We spent a wonderful weekend at the Solar Egas Moniz! Beautiful decoration, rustic atmosphere, great variety of wines, delicious breakfast and tasty chocolate cake always at disposal! It is all in the details: fresh flowers everywhere, quotes that make you smile at every corner, treats when you enter your room, a charming map in each room with attractions in the... More

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

The Sousa valley is magnificent.Solar Egas Moniz is a really Charming House and has a very Charming owners with sign of nobility.The house is made with good taste in every single detail. Extremely clean.The family is incredibly kind and ready to help with everything. For a couple days we felt like a friends.Great local cuisine and wines. The time wasn't... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

What a wonderful experience ... I stayed at this hotel while on a business trip and couldn't have been any more happy. Iva , her parents & team really made me feel at home straight away . I loved the room , the comfort , the atmosphere...the warmth and cheerful attitude not to mention the food...which was great ...breakfast was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

There are not many places that promise the feeling of being at home and delivers the way Iva and her family do at Solar Egas Moniz. My boyfriend and I stayed this past weekend in the junior suite and the room itself is spacious and well designed. The highlight of the stay for us was definitely the warmth, comfort and... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

My wife and two friends made a reservation to stay at this wonderful hotel having only TripAdvisor recommendations to follow. I don't really know how we could have felt more welcome by the owners and pleased by the quality of the rooms. The entire property gave us clean and modern accommodations worth full value for the price. My wife and... 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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