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Pousada De Guimaraes Santa Marinha

4.0 of 5 Largo Domingos Leite de Castro | Lugar da Costa, Guimaraes 4810-011, Portugal
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    4.5 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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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Athens
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150 reviews 150 reviews
39 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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 

Grayson, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Four of us, touring Spain for two weeks, stayed here three nights. The first night, they put us into a room in the annex which was moldy and damp. They did move us to a better room, but if you stay here, ask for a room in the old building. The view is superb, but finding the Pousada is somewhat... 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 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 

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Spectacular experience. You have to see it to believe it. The restored monastery is incredible -- huge rooms beautifully furnished, long hallways and arches that seem to go on forever, lovely tiles and 18th century paintings, and if you have the chance at only an additional 47 euros, reserve one of the two suites. And despite the rain we enjoyed... More 

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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. Dated from 1747, the tiles represent a beautiful set of pictures of the life in Portugal in the 18th century: banquets, shepherds, elephant... More 

London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

On arrival the hotel is very impressive. When we got there there was a wedding going on and the car park was packed but we were fortunate to get a space as someone left. The church next to the hotel was beautifully decorated for the wedding with flowers down the steps and we were lucky to see the wedding party... 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 Pousada 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. We... More 

Guelph, Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
11 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We wanted to stay in this Pousada and make day trips to Porto from a smaller town base... This is manageable, but tiresome as it is a full hour by car and 75 mins by train (with a lot of stops). But, to explore Guimaraes (don't miss the park at the top of the tereferico) it is perfect. The hotel... 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 

Edinburgh, Scotland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
32 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed our one-night stay here, blissfully quiet and comfortable, albeit in one of the smallest rooms, at the furthest end of the vast corridor on the 5th floor (OK, we did ask for a quiet room!). We dined in the restaurant and were favourably impressed by the quality of meal and service and the value for money.

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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. 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 

Phoenix, Arizona
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123 reviews 123 reviews
30 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This magnificent Pousada is most special and you will feel as if you are in a museum. Take the time to explore the property and the many public rooms and wide corridors. The only drawback is the breakfast coffee which is not drinkable and come from a machine instead of freshly brewed and the guest parking. We were there when... 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 sincerely regret that we did not meet all your expectations, concernig parking situation. We hope you can choose again Pousadas de Portugal. Best... More 

Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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189 reviews 189 reviews
49 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This pousada is a bit difficult to find, but well worth the drive to the outskirts of Guimaraes! It is truly a living museum. The rooms are comfortably outfitted and the common areas "knock your eyes out!!" It sits on a hill overlooking the town (which is very quaint and delightful and full of outdoor restaurants and cafes). When we... 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 

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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*
Number of rooms: 51
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