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Hotel Da Oliveira

Rua De Santa Maria Largo Da Oliveira, Guimaraes 4800-443 Portugal
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Updated 06/10/20


#2 of 22 hotels in Guimaraes
2021 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
Hotel da Oliveira is the most important charming hotel in Guimarães. The project, developed by the interior designer Paulo Lobo, has transformed an old Pousada de Portugal in a contemporary hotel. Thanks to its discreet luxury and its location in the heart of the historic city centre, this hotel is the perfect place for those who want to discover culture and entertainment in Guimarães. The Hotel da Oliveira is a sophisticated 4stars hotel, surrounded by History, offering a personalized quality service, and where all guests will be welcomed in a refined atmosphere, with the typical intimacy of a private house.
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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Car hire
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Street parking
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
Ironing service
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Room service
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
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oldfairdealtraveller wrote a review Jul 2021
Caribbean124 contributions79 helpful votes
Location: exceptional. But access by vehicle is restricted. Reception/check-in: assertive, incompetent, efficious (who needs to know, at check-in, that the first bottle of water is free/gratis (it says that in the room, anyway); summary: all rather unpleasant, and unnecessary. Bedroom: larger than normal; massive bed; good quality sheets and pillows; lighting - bizarre; decoration: unattractive and pointless - the clothes washing hanging out the windows of the house on the other side of the street was more colourful, and more interesting, than the screen print above the desk area. Power points/sockets: not easy to find, nor to use. Why, in this day and age, in a fully-refurbished (and apparently expensively-refurbished!) 4-star accommodation, does one have to crawl around on the floor to plug in phones, laptop, etc. Airconditioning: it worked for some of the time (that could have been my fault - I committed the criminal sin of touching one of the buttons on the control panel). 'Throws' on the bed: in my judgement these were totally unnecessary; they did not look at all special, and I doubt if guests use them. And they were a hoorid dirty-beige colour. The Bathroom: well, here goes, with both barrels! One virtually has to be an Olympic athlete just to get into the bath in order to work out how to operate the shower (very nice showers); then the bath is slippery - great care has to be exercised in order not to have a fall; then one has to work out how to get out of the bath without sort of crashing out, or being foolish enough to hold the towel rail - that will certainly come out of the wall with the slighest pressure or weight on it.. Again, a major design/decoration fault. The Basin: completely useless, with water spraying everywhere. wetting the rack underneath, the floor, the bathrobes, etc., etc. - a design disaster, and a housemaid's nightmare. Next, the Lavatory: useless, should be replaced immediately; bad design, too small, probably quite expensive, uncomfortable, not even ergonomically appropriate - just useless! And there was no bidet...........The night light in the bathroom was a good feature. General decor: not to my taste, at all. It appears to me that everything in this Hotel is grey - not a happy colour at all. The flooring on the ground floor - painted tiles, and carpets - grey. Curtains/nets in the bedroom - grey, and dirty-looking. Decor in the Common areas on the ground floor - "the book theme". A failed flash of imagination from some interiors specialist (Paulo Lobo?). The chairs are upholstered in fabrics of varying shades of grey. Bleak!! Grim!! And the chairs are too low, and invariably too soft - if you manage to get into one, it is actually quite difficult to get out!! As a consequence I do not expect that many guests use them - at all. In my three-day stay I was the only guest who I ever witnessed sit in one of those chairs. Management: I never saw anybody - not one soul - who appeared in any shape or form to be managing the place: reception/housekeeping/the bar/ the facilities on the terrace/the restaurant, etc., etc. The Welcome Letter left on the desk in my room was strangely anonymous - no names, no signature................. Had the latest General Manager done a runner, I ask? It seems to me that there has been very little attention actually paid to the profile of cutomers/guests who book and stay at this hotel. It is obvious that a lot of money has been spent on refurbishing the facilities - but the exact needs of guests have not been given sufficient priority, and addressed accordingly. In conclusion, I cannot recomend this hotel and its facilities. The Owner, and the Interior Designer, have a lot to answer for.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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JMTravel001 wrote a review Jul 2021
Serra del Rei, Portugal162 contributions119 helpful votes
It is hard to find a place that is exactly in the city's historic centre, has all the modern conveniences (and this includes the pandemic situation measures as well), is exquisite on what regards decoration and is run by efficient friendly staff. We did not have the opportunity to have a meal at the restaurant but, from what we have seen, it seems to be coherent with the rest. Two negative points though: distance from the parking place and the unavailability of someone who could help us take our luggage to the car. However, this will not prevent us from returning.
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Date of stay: June 2021
benjamin a wrote a review Jun 2021
Brussels, Belgium376 contributions245 helpful votes
Perfect location on the beautest square. Big rooms pleasantly decorated. Comfortable bed. Excellent savoury breakfast. A very nice place for a relaxing stop. Good restaurant. Parking made available forb5 euros at a 5 minute walk from the hotel.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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tonimoisio wrote a review Jun 2021
Lisbon, Portugal1 contribution
Absolutely amazing hotel in the most beautiful part of the city. Fantastic michelin restaurant with great staff and amazing food. The desserts were the best i have ever had as well. The suite was great with breakfast service in the room. Absolutely recommended for its location and awesomeness <3
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Date of stay: May 2021
Eric W wrote a review May 2021
Woodstock, New York51 contributions37 helpful votes
Hotel da Oliveira is a jewel of a property with a strategic location in the middle of Guimaraes, Portugal. The food at the restaurant is stellar- creative, beautiful with a keen attention to flavors, textures and combinations. The rooms are wonderfully designed with great amenities. The staff is accommodating, willing and knowledgeable. This is my third time staying at the hotel, and I will return whenever I can to experience all of its qualities. Additionally, the owner, Ernesto Fernandes is obsessed with every detail possible to make this property distinctive from all the rest. BRAVO!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled on business
Response from roteiro util, Proprietário at Hotel Da Oliveira
Responded May 25, 2021
Dear MR Eric We really appreciate your comment about your stay at Hotel da Oliveira. It was a pleasure to have you at our hotel. Hope to see you again very soon. Hotel da Oliveira
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PortugalNorthern PortugalBraga DistrictGuimaraes
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Da Oliveira
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Da Oliveira?
Nearby attractions include Centro Historico de Guimaraes (0.03 miles), Igreja e Convento de São Francisco (0.2 miles), and Largo da Oliveira (0.03 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Da Oliveira?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Da Oliveira?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Da Oliveira?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Da Oliveira?
Yes, free public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Da Oliveira?
Conveniently located restaurants include Republica do Polvo, 34, and A Cozinha por Antonio Loureiro.
Is Hotel Da Oliveira located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Guimaraes.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Da Oliveira?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Da Oliveira?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Largo da Oliveira (0.03 miles), Padrao do Salado (0.03 miles), and Campo De Sao Mamede (0.4 miles).
Is Hotel Da Oliveira accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.