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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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London
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here for one night whilst touring Northern Portugal and wish we had booked more. The hotel is stunning, the building steeped in history and restored lovingly keeping the original feel of the place. We had a room with great views of the town below. Dinner was lovely with real traditional food. Breakfast was one of the best we... More 

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Paris, Île-de-France, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked this Pousada through Pousadas de Portugal, their own website. It was the best price available online and if you are planning on staying in more than 1 Pousada while in Portugal booking through their own website is not only the lowest price but there are also many special offers and discounts. For one night, 3rd May 2015 the price... More 

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Victor, Idaho
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in six cities over two weeks which meant six different modern and historic hotels. This was by far our favorite hotel. While a bit difficult to find, it gives great views of the city and has many things going for it. In order we loved: 1. The hotel itself. It's historic and used to be a convent. That... More 

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

Dear Guest, Please allow us to thank you for your kind comments. This really help us to keep improving and to continue to provide an excellent service. We do hope to receive you again at Pousadas de Portugal, including our own Pousada Mosteiro de Guimarães. Kind Regards, Antonio Maciel Neiva - Manager More 

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

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 March 17, 2015

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

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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Antonio M, Gerente at Pousada De Guimaraes Santa Marinha, responded to this review
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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
15 helpful votes 15 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 

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