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Pousada De Guimaraes Santa Marinha

5.0 of 5 Inn   |   Largo Domingos Leite de Castro | Lugar da Costa, Guimaraes 4810-011, Portugal
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Ranked #2 of 20 Guimaraes B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent three weeks travelling in Portugal and Spain in 11 different hotels and none were better that the St. Marinha. It is a converted monastery with all the character and style of the period. We booked superior rooms that looked over the city of Guimaraes. The rooms were very large with bedroom area, dressing area and sitting room. The... More

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New Brunswick
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92 hotel reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second visit to this Pousada - the other was 3 years ago - and this stay was just as enjoyable as the first one. A place of quiet with beautiful grounds you immediately feel relaxed and peaceful. This stay we were on the lower level of the new wing and, although the room was large and well... More

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

Dear Guest, We are delighted to hear you have enjoyed staying at Pousadas of Santa Marinha It is always wonderful to know that we match our guests expectations and we always keep improving our services for that to keep happening. . Thank you very much for your nice comments. We would love to welcome you again, Kind Regards More

Vancouver, Canada
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156 reviews 156 reviews
146 hotel reviews
364 helpful votes 364 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

This hotel really gave the visitor an experience of medieval grandeur, with its thick stone walls, characterful rooms and excellent views over the city. The church attached to the monastery is open to visit, but only during very restricted hours, so we didn't get to go inside. The walk to was through a labryinth of drawing rooms and lounges all... 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. More

NJ
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

The Pousada De Guimaraes Santa Marinha was a wonderfully, old building filled with history! It was a former old monastery which has been converted into a perfect place to relax and stay. Staying in the old wing, walking the wide corridors, being inside stone walls really takes to back in time. The former cells where monks once lived are lovely... More

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Manager_StMarinha, 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). Thank you very much for your nice regards on the staff, the room, the view and the breakfast and restaurant service. We hope... More

Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Wonderful hotel, historic building .. a beautiful large garden .. spacious rooms and super friendly staff... Good restaurant and breakfast with several choices, all served in a beautiful salon. Surely to be recommended

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

Dear Guest, We are delighted to hear you have enjoyed staying at Pousadas of Santa Marinha. It is always wonderful to know that we match our guests expectations and we always keep improving our services for that to keep happening. This Pousada has superb gardens, a magnificent stone staircase and an artificial lake can also be found among the trees.... More

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

It was raining a lot when we arrived and we had asked for a room in the old part of the hotel. When we got to our room we noticed that the floor next to the window was wet. We also found the room very small and dark. We then went back to the reception and asked whether we could... 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

Ningbo, China
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85 reviews 85 reviews
61 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Stayed here in between Xmas and New-year, arrived at night under heavy rain, nobody outside to even assist you, you have to trep the stairs and do your way to reception by yourself. Staff at reception, very kind and efficient. Nice rooms on the "new building", lot of charm, a/c very good (as it was a cold night), the let... 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 this review. Please know that your constructive criticism will be used to good purpose. We hope to be able to welcome you again in a near future. Best wishes. The Management More

Pulborough
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

The hotel is first class. It is out of town but the views from the bedrooms are great and the old monastery has been converted in a very clever way. We found the food good and the service was of a high standard. We will be happy to return

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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

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

The restaurent very specely and the food was amazing with a good dinning and desserts. The appropriation of space, an ancient monastery, takes us on a journey through time and an invitation to reflection: the gardens of the cloister, monks' cells transformed into dormitories, gardens, large rooms, views of the city .. .. Finally, an atmosphere of great peace. An... 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 your helpful review, the nice comments on the overall stay at the Pousada. We are happy to know you have found the reception staff excellent, Restaurant service and the common areas and architecture wonderful. It is said that the Monastery was donated by D. Mafalda (wife of D. Afonso Henriques - first king... More

Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

My husband and I spent four nights at this hotel as part of a short break in Northern Portugal. On arrival we were completely overwhelmed by both the exterior and interior of this historic place.The Cloisters, the salons, the corridors - all richly furnished and fitted, have to be seen to be believed. And as for the azulejos - amazing!... More

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Manager_StMarinha, Manager 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. Guimarães is one of the most historical cities in Portugal, being considered the birthplace of Portugal. And the Pousada a Monastery donated by D. Mafalda (wife of D. Afonso Henriques - first king of Portugal) to the canons of Saint Augustin order (1154), the... More

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Pousada De Guimaraes Santa Marinha Hotel
Pousada De Guimaraes Santa Marinha Hotel Guimaraes
Address: Largo Domingos Leite de Castro | Lugar da Costa, Guimaraes 4810-011, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Braga District > Guimaraes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Guimaraes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Pousada De Guimaraes Santa Marinha 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the city of Guimaraes, the Culture Capital of Europe 2012, you find the majestic Pousada de Santa Marinha, National Award of Architecture in 1985. The Pousada is a result of the restoration of the Monastery dos Agostinhos from the twelfth century. It is around 2 km from the historical centre of the city (classified as a Heritage Site by UNESCO). The Pousada de Santa Marinha is a fantastic escape, where tranquillity is an absolute certainty. Possessing a magnificent view of Guimaraes and considered the cradle city a cultural capital in 2012, where the first king of Portugal, D. Afonso Henriques was born. Guests can enjoy the outdoor pool or take walks through the scenic gardens of the Pousada or through the mountains of the historical city of Guimaraes. ... more   less 
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