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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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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

A wonderful stay in a historic building -- rooms are modern and renovated nicely -- common areas (bar and restaurant) have amazing architecture. Absolutely no complaints; staff was super, exceptionally helpful and friendly. A must do experience on a trip to Portugal (staying in a pousada) -- and this is a great one at a reasonable (not cheap) value. Guimaraes... More 

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Manager_StMarinha, 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 Mosteiro de Guimarães Guimarães is one of the most historical cities in Portugal, being considered the birthplace of Portugal. Thank you very much for your nice regards on the staff and the Pousada in general. Looking forward to welcome you again, Kind Regards More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We stayed here for 4 nights, half-board, as part of a Saga holiday for which we were paying more per person per day than we have paid for 6 Star totally all-inclusive luxury Seabourn cruises with all drinks, full board and more, entertainment and gratuities. At that price, we were expecting to enjoy top-class food but we received second-rate buffet... 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 Mosteiro de Guimarães 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 

minnesota
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123 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

We had two rooms for our family in this fabulous former monastery. The hotel is gigantic. The grand public rooms and halls have soaring ceilings. Our rooms were beautiful and had windows overlooking beautiful grounds. Be sure to visit the terrace room and gardens. They are spectacular. The breakfast buffet had juices, sparking wine, coffee, pastries, eggs, fruit, cheese, yogurt,... More 

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Manager_StMarinha, 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 Mosteiro de Guimarães. 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). Guimarães is one of the most historical cities in Portugal, being considered the birthplace... More 

Santa Monica, California
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29 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

This Pousada has an unbeatable combination of true splendor, old world charm, great service and excellent food. Claudia and the manager were extremely helpful and we both had wonderful massages. We liked it so much we recommend that anyone who visits Portugal make their way north to stay at this unique Pousada. The morning we left we walked through 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 Mosteiro de Guimarães and for taking the time to post this review. We certainly enjoyed reading your review. We hope to be able to welcome you again in a near future. Best wishes. The Management More 

Lisbon, Portugal
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

An excellent historic hotel, with a fabulous garden. The service's quality is excellent. The room was very clean. This historic hotel is located in a small hill with a nice view over the city os Guimarães. The city of Guimarães is associated with the origin of Portugal and was classified World Heritage by UNESCO in 2001.

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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 appreciated our garden. Guimarães was also the European Capital of the Culture in 2012! Look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes. The Management More 

Berlaar
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108 reviews
77 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

This hotel matches the idea I had in mind of a typical historical Pousada before my first visit ever to Portugal : monastery, area's where it is quiet, azuleo tiles, historical details, white church, .... . On top of that there is a nice swimming pool, a decent restaurant in a very nice place. We didn't like the rooms that... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for having chosen Pousada Mosteiro de Guimaraes. We were very pleased to read how much you enjoyed your stay, the Pousada in general. We would be delighted to welcome you again Kind Regards More 

Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

The hotel is at the top of the hill. It is located in an old monastery and it is very well preserved. The rooms are very comfortable and clean. Very quiet. The restaurant is very good. Staff at the hotel is very friendly. They are short of staff for breakfast. Parking is very easy. Be ready to carry your luggage... More 

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

My wife & I stayed for 2 nights 21st & 22nd June 2015. Fantastic buildings lovingly restored, the staff are truly amazing, highly professional, and a credit to the hotel. Our "cell" was spacious and comfortable, very clean with a well equipped bathroom. Dinner on our first night was a little chaotic, due to a visiting coach party, but when... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

I returned to the hotel for the second time, everything was beautiful, The weather was good and could enjoy the beautiful pool. In the first night I decided to try the Hotel restaurant - and it was a Fantastic experience !! the menu is a traditional Portuguese, I ate a full menu, The fiorst starters are traditional, then I started... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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122 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

I and my wife stayed for two nights and we really felt like King and Queen. We had a bedroom on the 5th floor with frontal view, with a princely decoration and it was extraordinary. Despite being quite rainy, we had some walks along the garden and it is extraordinary. Kings and Queens must have felt the same as us.... More 

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