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Pousada De Guimaraes Santa Marinha

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   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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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent in every respect. A little more variety and daily change of the restaurant menu would make it even better. We stayed 3 nights in July and though we have stayed in the past in many of the Portuguese Pousadas when they were still Government owned and ran, we had never stayed at the Pousada de Santa Marinha before. We... More

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Bern, Switzerland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
28 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent two wonderful days in this beautiful place in a suite and enjoyed it greatly. The building itself is wonderful to explore with its many rooms and places to relax, the park invites for strolls among its trees, the restaurant is great and staff was very attentive, helpful and friendly throughout. We look forward to be able to come... 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 Pousadas de Portugal. We were very pleased to read how much you enjoyed your stay and and would also like to thank you for your positive comments on the staff, restaurant and atmosphere of the Pousada. We would love to welcome you again, Kind Regards More

Tucson, Arizona
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72 reviews 72 reviews
24 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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

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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

Los Osos, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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

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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). We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes More

Oxford, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
15 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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

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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

Amsterdam
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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

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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. We hope you can choose again Pousadas de Portugal. Best Regards, The Management More

Bend, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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

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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 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
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192 reviews 192 reviews
190 hotel reviews
267 helpful votes 267 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

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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

Cerritos, California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
23 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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

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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).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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

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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

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Address: Largo Domingos Leite de Castro | Lugar da Costa, Guimaraes 4810-011, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Braga District > Guimaraes
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Hotel Class:4 star — Pousada De Guimaraes Santa Marinha 4*
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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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