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Pousada De Guimaraes Santa Marinha

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Largo Domingos Leite de Castro | Lugar da Costa, Guimaraes 4810-011, Portugal
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Restaurant at the Pousada of Santa Marinha in Guimaraes, Portugal is worth a journey. The ambiance of the 12th century monastery, the charm of the staff, the creative menu, and the finely prepared food will overcome the hurdles of your journey to get here. Rather than fighting the hurdles, go to the taxi stand in Guimaraes and take a... More 

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Antonio M, Gerente at Pousada De Guimaraes Santa Marinha, responded to this review

Dear Customer, thank you very much for choosing to stay at Pousada de Sta. Marinha and for taking the time to post this review. We certainly enjoyed reading your review and would like to thank you for your Restaurant&Bar evaluation. We hope to be able to welcome you again in a near future. Best wishes. Antonio Maciel Neiva Director More 

Amsterdam
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51 reviews 51 reviews
38 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This pousada is a beautiful setting for a stay in Guimaraes. The internal of the former monastry is astonishing beautiful with excellent rooms and walking through the hotel makes you thinking to walk in your own castle. Only negative point is the walk to the city-centre, but again easy when you go back with a taxi.

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Antonio M, Gerente at Pousada De Guimaraes Santa Marinha, responded to this review

Dear Customer, we're glad you've enjoyed your stay. It is said that the Monastery was donated by D. Mafalda (wife of D. Afonso Henriques - first king of Portugal) to the canons of Saint Augustin order (1154).This Pousada has superb gardens, a magnificent stone staircase and an artificial lake can also be found among the tree. is in fact an... More 

Phelpston
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On a trip around Portugal we were fortunate to discover this beautiful Pousada. The staff were very accommodating and helpful. A real pleasure to have been able to stay here. The dinning experience and food was consistent with the enjoyable stay.

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Antonio M, Gerente at Pousada De Guimaraes Santa Marinha, responded to this review

Dear Customer, thank you very much for choosing to stay at Pousada de Sta. Marinha and for taking the time to post this review. We certainly enjoyed reading your review and would like to thank you for your Restaurant&Bar evaluation. We hope to be able to welcome you again in a near future. Best wishes. The Management More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I came to this wonderful hotel for the first time, I had a few days of work in the area ( shoes industry ). this old monastery left me speechless !!! it's just wonderful, quiet, mysterious with an excellent service and very friendly. the palace and powerful. giant, cared to the smallest detail. in the area there are other places... More 

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Antonio M, Gerente at Pousada De Guimaraes Santa Marinha, responded to this review

Dear Customer, we're glad you've enjoyed your stay. It is said that the Monastery was donated by D. Mafalda (wife of D. Afonso Henriques - first king of Portugal) to the canons of Saint Augustin order (1154). In fact we have to different wings with diferent rooms, one with the ancient cells of the Monks and the new wing the... More 

Faro
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place exhales history wherever you go. A former monastery, transformed into a superb hotel. The ancient cells of the monks are the actusl guest rooms. Not to mention the fantastic view of the historic Guimaraes, birthplace of Portuguese nationality...

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Estimado Cliente, Apresento os meus mais sinceros cumprimentos. Agradeço as amaveis palavras que contibuem para o aumento da nossa motivação... More 

World
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61 reviews 61 reviews
16 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This Pousada is one of the most beautiful places in Portugal. Amazing building, beautiful public places, breathtaking gardens and surroundings, comfortable rooms. The worst is the gastronomy, wines too expensive, nice range of dishes, but misses on flavour. I know that's low season, but as also low services - I had to find the people to ask for whatever. In... More 

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Antonio M, Gerente at Pousada De Guimaraes Santa Marinha, responded to this review

Dear Customer, we're glad you've enjoyed your stay. It is said that the Monastery was donated by D. Mafalda (wife of D. Afonso Henriques - first king of Portugal) to the canons of Saint Augustin order (1154). In fact we have to different wings with diferent rooms, one with the ancient cells of the Monks and the new wing the... More 

SF Bay Area, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

A very gracious and large Pousada, with magnificent and extensive woods and gardens for walking, up at the top of a hill over the city. At first glance from the hallways, it could feel a bit like you are in a prison, as many of the doors are metal on the lower level … but once inside, the rooms are... More 

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Antonio M, Gerente at Pousada De Guimaraes Santa Marinha, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are delighted to know you had a pleasant stay in Pousada Santa Marinha. This is the second Pousada to open in Guimarães, the other one is located in the city centre. Guimarães is one of the most historical cities in Portugal, being considered the birthplace of Portugal. We hope you were also able to enjoy the Pousada’s... More 

Athens
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221 reviews 221 reviews
49 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

a word of caution: This is a 53 room hotel next to a church (Santa Marinha) on a hill overlooking the town of Guimaraes. Beautifully lit in December - spectacular! Fine garden and surrounding facilities.Stunning spaciousness of non room areas- of little use to the visitor however (4 salon rooms per floor, in the two floors). However the rooms are... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We spent two nights here in the middle of September. We chose the Pousada because some of our friends had stayed here and recommended it. It is most memorable! We have recommended it to others, as well. Our room was in the newer, Annex section, at the very end of the hall, on the second floor, but we loved it!... More 

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Manager_StMarinha, Gerente at Pousada De Guimaraes Santa Marinha, responded to this review

Dear Customer, thank you for your wonderful remarks, which we have shared with our staff. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes. The Management More 

Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We spent 2 nights at this beautiful Pousada which faithfully maintains its history as a monastery. We were fortunate to stay in the main building and took many interesting walks around the whole site including the vast garden with an Australian eucalyptus tree. The size of the rooms and hallways we walked through to access our accommodation were amazing. The... More 

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Manager_StMarinha, Gerente at Pousada De Guimaraes Santa Marinha, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Thank you very much for choosing to stay at Pousada de Sta. Marinha and for taking the time to post your opinion, as it helps us to get better. We take all feedback seriously and we hope to be able to welcome you again in a near future. Best wishes. The Management More 

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