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Solar Egas Moniz

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Balgowlah, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly & helpful staff with great common use rooms. Handy to local station for access to Porto & Douro valley. On site parking & pool, and spacious gardens. Very comfy and well presented, beautifully finished and homely. Overall a great place to relax.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Solar Egas Moniz and our hosts were so accomodating. The property was central to everything in the area, we parked our car near the railway station and took the train up the Douro and then into Porto. Iva was an excellent host, the accommodation very comfortable with every convenience. Sumptuous breakfasts. The property has been renovated and extended enhancing the... More 

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Beerse, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nicely refurbished mansion with modern rooms (at least in the part we stayed in) and granite walls in the main building located in a small peaceful village, a train ride away from Porto. Iva is a very friendly and helpful hostess that tries to make your stay as pleasant as possible, with tips to visit places. Elaborate breakfast buffet with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

If you want to feel at home abroad...the place to be! A team willing to give you an utmost service, a little oasis of peace, very very typical lovely fresh diners...after a day of many surroundings, you are happy to come at home! Vera&Luc

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Very friendly reception, nice room and the breakfast is great. All is done with an eye for detail. Unfortunately the swimming pool is a bit small and dinner at the solar is rather pricy for Portugal. Nevertheless it is a place to recommend, we had a lovely time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We were very happy to meet and talk with young people who were very motivated to exchange ideas and so we fell very much at home. The room was nice and comfortable. It is an excellent place to visit the region up and around the Douro valley !

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Northbrook, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We have stayed at many exquisite hotels, but nowhere have we experienced such warmth and charm as we did at Solar Egas Moniz. After a long drive, and a few false turns, we finally arrived and when Iva greeted us by our first names, we immediately knew we had found our home away from home. There was a carafe of... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

This charming B&B is a great place for a countryside retreat. The small village is charming and the house itself is adorable, inviting and relaxing. The food is so fresh and homecooked -- I can't remember the last time I ate that well! I love that it is a family owned and run business. They take care to make each... More 

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Keerbergen, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Dear future guests, don't hesitate to visit "Solar Egas Moniz". We spend 5 nights in this charming and amazing hotel and we had a great time. The beautifull renovated house is very well located to explore the Northern part of Portugal (Porto, Amarante, Guimaraes, Braga, Douro-Valley, Pinhau, Peneda Geres National Parc and so many more nice places to visit). We... More 

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Luanda, Angola
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

Very nice place, the room was are very good and conditions were excellent, but the breakfast and the attendance were amazing. The environment, the area, the conditions available are very good. In summary I really recommend this place to pass some days to relax.

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  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
As a result of the recovery of one manor of the SEC. XIX, this charm house with 10 bedrooms is located in Paço de Sousa, only 30 minutes of the Oporto city. With an outdoor swimming pool, wine cellar, library and hidings place that invite to the peace and leisure, with free Wi-Fi access in all the spaces. The rooms are all thematic, separate for two sections, one section dedicated to the popular art and the other dedicated to the historical one.Egas Moniz manor invites guest to a journey trough experiences and region habits with proposal for authentic experiences, like tasting appetizers and wine tasting at a wine cellar or workshops embroiders “Valentine ‘scarves” as well as the possibility to rent bikes and go for a tour of the Romanesque route. Located less than 1 hour of Porto, of Vale do Douro and cities as Guimarães or Amarante, it is the perfect place to discover the north region of Portugal. The Oporto Airport of is far from 30 minutes, with transfer service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Solar Egas Moniz

Address: Rua dos Monges Beneditinos 158, Penafiel 4560-380, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Penafiel
Price Range: $101 - $187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Solar Egas Moniz 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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