My wife and I stayed in a suite during our two nights at the Pousada and were thrilled that we selected this property. When making reservations, I found that the other pousada in Guimaraes (inside the historic center) was already booked, so we stayed here by default. I'm very glad that we did. The staff was among the most genuinely courteous, helpful, and service-oriented in any hotel I have stayed (we found the Portuguese to be naturally warm and friendly throughout the country). From Joao the porter to Vitor at the front desk staff to the entire restaurant staff....every single employee was first class. The property itself is very beautiful. Both of the nights we were in town it was very rainy (the problem with travelling in March!), so we did not get to enjoy much of the surrounding grounds. One thing that is a must to find the property, however, is a good GPS! If you are coming in from the west or from the historic city center, there is god signage directing you to the pousada. But if you are coming in from the east or south, you are flying blind. We utilized the GPS on our phone and had no problem. But relying solely on a map won't get you there. The property is tucked away in the hills southeast of town, so you will need to make a 5 minute drive to get into the historic center. Ate in the restaurant for one of our dinners and both breakfasts, and found everything excellent!
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Pousada De Guimaraes Santa Marinha Hotel Guimaraes