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Pousada De Guimaraes Santa Marinha

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You must stay here. Truly impressive. Lovely room overlooking the valley. Very helpful and charming staff Beautiful gardens with a wonderful swimming pool. Food in the dining room - average. For some reason their email confirmation of our reservation showed their name as Pousada Monasterio. Our satnav could not identify it. We drove around and around following the signs to... More 

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Driffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This Pousada is one of the best that we've visited. It has a great location, though not easy to find by sat nav. The staff were the most friendly of all pousadas. They really couldn't do enough for you. The building was magnificent, the pool and pool bar were an integrated part of the setup. It is hard to fault... More 

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Maria S, Manager at Pousada De Guimaraes Santa Marinha, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for having chosen Pousada Mosteiro de Guimaraes. We were very pleased to read how much you enjoyed your stay. We would be delighted to welcome you again Kind Regards More 

Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for a couple days and was amazed at the charm and beauty. The architecture is superb! The Pousada retained the old world style, but has great amenities. The breakfast is include and the menu is extensive to satisfy everyone's preference. The grounds are filled with interesting things to see and the pool is great. The staff is charming... More 

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Maria S, Manager at Pousada De Guimaraes Santa Marinha, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I would like to thank you for the time available in completing the questionnaire. We were delighted to read the kind comments on the performance and attitude of our team and their services as our facilities provided by the Pousada Mosteiro de Guimarães. We pride ourselves on our product and we work daily to achieve the lawful expectations... More 

Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having stayed just one night in this Pouada last year, we decided this year to stay for five nights and use it as a lovely base for touring the complete area. As with our last visit, we stayed in one of the newer superior rooms and although some aspects are looking tired, (the nap on the cloth of the chairs... More 

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Maria S, Manager 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 certainly enjoyed reading your review and we hope to be able to welcome you again in a near future. Best wishes. The Management More 

Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Where does one begin? This really is the most delightful place. A vast converted monastery that has acres of space both inside and out that always allow you the freedom to be either alone or with a group. The accommodation was excellent, the situation brilliant and the staff couldn't have been more helpful. It's not cheap but you certainly get... More 

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Maria S, Manager 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 

Adelaide
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59 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a restored 12th Century monastery making a truly grand hotel building. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was excellent and if dining in at night, the restaurant was also excellent. Our room was spacious, though the towels had pad for themselves (thin & tired). It was quite a long walk to our room but we're fit enough.... More 

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Maria S, Manager 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 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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31 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Pousada is situated about 1km from the centre of Guimaraes which is the birthplace of the Portuguese nation. You are not at all sure of what you will find whilst driving up the winding approach road to the Pousada, but as you pull into the car park you realise it was worth finding. In front of you is a... More 

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Maria S, Manager at Pousada De Guimaraes Santa Marinha, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for having chosen Pousada Mosteiro de Guimaraes. We were delighted to read the kind comments on the performance and attitude of our team and their services as our facilities provided by the Pousada Mosteiro de Guimarães. We pride ourselves on our product and we work daily to achieve the lawful expectations of our guests,... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After eading the reports about this pousada, we booked it for 1 night, on the way from Coimbra. Never regret it! I was little bit anxious about "monastic cell using for room" and about dusty things, but waouh! everything was great: the living-room, the dining-room, the garden with kloster and terrace, nice swimming pool, and the standard room is comfortable,... More 

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Maria S, Manager 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.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), a Pousada... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is situated in the hills above Guimaraes (5euro taxi ride) originally a monastery the architecture is lovely. From the grand impression when you first arrive to the lovely public rooms where you can sit and read or in to the open courtyards with the sound of running water from various fountains to the very extensive gardens extending further... More 

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Maria S, Manager 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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38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our gps failed miserably, our lack of Portuguese, did not help either, but a phone call to the Pousada, and we had a carefully explanation how to reach it. Very easy once we were heading in the right direction. Well worth the mild worry. From the moment we entered we were treated like royalty. Our room was not only large... More 

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Dear Guest, We were delighted to read the kind comments on the performance and attitude of our team and their services as our facilities provided by the Pousada Mosteiro de Guimarães. We pride ourselves on our product and we work daily to achieve the lawful expectations of our guests, so it pleases us to know that we were able to... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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 

Additional Information about Pousada De Guimaraes Santa Marinha

Address: Largo Domingos Leite Castro | Lugar da Costa, Guimaraes 4810-011, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Braga District > Guimaraes
Price Range: $104 - $238 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Pousada De Guimaraes Santa Marinha 4*
Number of rooms: 51
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