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Pousada De Guimaraes Santa Marinha

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Largo Domingos Leite de Castro | Lugar da Costa, Guimaraes 4810-011, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The building and public spaces are genuinely beautiful, and the restoration is very well done. The rooms are simple but pleasant. The dining facilities are a bit "hotelly" -- mundane food, a bit uptight -- but the grounds are beautiful. This is a big hotel, and many of the staff are young and inexperienced -- but it is an absolutely... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We received a free upgrade to one of the suites, which provided a large amount of space including separate bedroom and sitting room. Room/suite was very good, but the highlight of this hotel was the building itself and the garden. We spent at least a couple of hours wandering through both the building and the gardens and it was as... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was very good, The room excellent. Very nice location and gardens We liked best the quiet in and out the hotel ,the beautiful gardens around the hotel and the nice pool. Very good value for money !

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were touring northern Portugal using the pousadas for our overnight stays and this was our favourite. An historic collection of buildings with modern facilities of a high standard. The grounds are exceptional and the new terrace with the pool and pool bar/lounge/snack bar compares very well with any 5star Hotel.

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Calgary, Canada
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Monastery has been exquisitely restored to create ultra quiet and relaxing guest rooms. There is central air in well appointed rooms with lovely linens. The breakfast was less extensive than the spread at other pestanas we visited but still very good (the pumpkin sweets are worth every calorie). The swimming pool has a lovely view of the whole city.... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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18 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at this Pousada for two nights and loved it. We were in the new part, which was perfect for us. The room was very spacious and bright, with an extra sitting area beside large windows overlooking Guimaraes. Everything was comfortable, clean and beautifully made. Wifi worked well in the room. Breakfast was excellent. The whole Pousada was worth... More 

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An amazing building and location beautifully adapted for Tourist accommodation. My room was in the old part of the Pousada ~ a monks cell which still contained a well warn stone window seat overlooking the gardens. Would happily return if only to spend some time at a slower pace making fuller use of the facilities and grounds

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Maria S, Manager 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. We... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As my experience of hotels goes, and I make no claim to liking the big glass and steel modern monstrosities, a converted monastery is right up my alley. Although our room was in the new wing, the total ambience of the hotel was top notch. The facilities were excellent and the bed comfortable. Food was buffet style, but of excellent... 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 

Toronto, Canada
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14 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the first of three Pousadas we stayed at while touring Portugal. It is high up on a hill overlooking the town of Guimaraes ("the birthplace of Portugal") and there is plenty of free parking. The Pousada is an old monastery tastefully converted to a hotel and full of history. Long hallways to reach our room in the old... More 

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Maria S, Manager 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). A Monastery from de XII Century converted into a confortable Pousada. Hope to welcome you again in Pousadas de Portugal. Best regards More 

Zeist, The Netherlands
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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I hardly know where to start. To get here you have to drive up a small, windy, cobblestone road. The monastery is beautifully decorated, the rooms are nice, beds are great, breakfast is stupendous. Gardens are gorgeous, pool is wonderful. There are just not enough superlatives to use. I would return in a minute. TripAdvisor has questions like is this... 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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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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Address: Largo Domingos Leite de Castro | Lugar da Costa, Guimaraes 4810-011, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Braga District > Guimaraes
Price Range: $101 - $266 (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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