We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 16 Guimaraes hotels

Pousada De Guimaraes Santa Marinha

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Largo Domingos Leite de Castro | Lugar da Costa, Guimaraes 4810-011, Portugal
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Pousada De Guimaraes Santa Marinha to your Saves list
Pousada De Guimaraes Santa Marinha
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
You must enter dates to see the best prices.
92%
Ranked #1 of 16 hotels in Guimaraes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
DesertTravellers23 Tucson, Arizona
  • Overview
  • Reviews (250)
  • Photos (344)
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (34)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

250 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    155
    75
    16
    3
    1
See reviews for
41
152
2
13
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (34)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Tucson, Arizona
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
22 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sitting atop Guimaraes, considered the first city of Portugal, this converted monastery was an absolute delight. The rooms are a bit small but historical since they are the converted monastery monk's cells. The views of the forest from our windows called me for a long walk that afternoon where I found ancient walls and fountains among the very old trees.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Los Osos, California
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our stay at Santa Marinha was simply amazing from our beginning request to change to a room in the old quarter looking out over the city to our evenings on the terraces. We enjoyed time by the pool and also the walk down the cobblestone streets into the city. The breakfast was delightful in that there were many offerings and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
14 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here in June 2014 as part of a coach tour of Portugal organised by a well known UK company. We had never been to Portugal before, and out holiday involved staying at 4 pousadas, of which this was the first. We were given large rooms in the extension, not in the main building. Our room was spacious with... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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

Amsterdam
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
26 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This Pousade deserves 5 "dots" for the place itself (beautiful old converted monastry), 4 dots for dinner but only 2 for the awful narrow (1,50 m.!!) beds which craks at every turn, as long as you do not fall out of them. and also 2 dots for the below standard breakfast at which you can serve yourselves with Nescafe. The... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 sincerely regret that we did not meet all your expectations. We hope you can choose again Pousadas de Portugal. Best Regards, The Management More

Bend, Oregon
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Our group of seven, six from the US and one from Switzerland, traveled here by car from Porto for a two night stay. Every aspect of this hotel was perfect in every way. Our rooms we immaculate and very comfortable. The entire facility was obviously well cared for and simply wandering the halls and grounds was amazingly enjoyable. Service throughout... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 de Portugal. It is always wonderful to know that we match our guests expectations and we always keep improving our services for that to keep happening. We would love to welcome you again, Kind Regards More

Northampton
Top Contributor
193 reviews 193 reviews
191 hotel reviews
264 helpful votes 264 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Stayed here for 3 nights in late May/early June. Warmly welcomed. Finding it in a Car a bit of a nightmare. Reception staff were not surprised we were lost. Had to use phone Sat Nav. Without that probably still be looking for it. Nicely situated above the town and a good base for the area. A stunning building when you... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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

Cerritos, California
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
23 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We recently stayed here for a night and were very impressed with the facility. We went through the website and got an excellent deal. The building is an old monastery that has been lovingly restored. The staff were so helpful and warm. They clearly enjoy talking about the history of the hotel. The room was delightful - spacious with a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
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).Also very unique, the Tiles, dated from 1747, the tiles represent a beautiful set of pictures of the life in Portugal in the 18th... More

Kilkenny, Ireland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Staff v helpful, nice walk into Guimaraes, would need to get taxi back not too expensive , we were disappointed with dinner, food ok but not remarkable, breakfast fine, self service, the hotel did provide gluten free rolls, service excellent, I thought the bar lacked atmosphere, beautiful room, it was a cold night , it would be lovely to have... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
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

London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This is our first experience of staying at a Pousada and we loved it. The Pousada at Guimaraes is a beautiful historic building with large rooms and spacious bathrooms. It is full of character and well looked after.The cloisters and gardens are stunning - there are woods beyond which we did not have a chance to walk in. The breakfasts... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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 de Portugal. 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. Thank... More

UK
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
26 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We have stayed in many pousadas in Portugal and this is up there with the very best. It is a beautiful old Augustine monastery with resplendent rooms full of works of art and oozing with history. The bedrooms are characterful and the beds comfortable. The extensive gardens and woodland are lovely to wander through and there is a beautiful swimming... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Manager_StMarinha, Gerente at Pousada De Guimaraes Santa Marinha, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your helpful review, the nice comments on the overall stays at the Pousadas. We are happy to know you have found the reception staff excellent 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 of Portugal) to the... More

Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Pousada De Guimaraes Santa Marinha, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Pousada De Guimaraes Santa Marinha? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Pousada De Guimaraes Santa Marinha

Address: Largo Domingos Leite de Castro | Lugar da Costa, Guimaraes 4810-011, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Braga District > Guimaraes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Pousada De Guimaraes Santa Marinha 4*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Booking.com, Expedia, Priceline, Travelocity, Tingo, BookingOdigeoWL, Agoda and Venere so you can book your Pousada De Guimaraes Santa Marinha reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Pousada De Guimaraes Santa Marinha Hotel Guimaraes

344 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (302)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (15)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (65)
Viewed
Room/suite (28)
Viewed
Dining (16)
Viewed
View from room (14)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
Family/play areas (1)
Viewed
Other (159)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (43)
Viewed
Room/suite (5)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (12)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Other (20)

Amenities

Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#1 Luxury Hotel in Guimaraes
Hotel Class
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 
Number of rooms
51

Questions & Answers

Enter your question for this accommodation's staff to answer. Other travelers may answer as well.
    Posting guidelines

    See which rooms travelers prefer