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“Distinctive, charming and excellent value” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel da Oliveira
Ranked #2 of 19 Hotels in Guimaraes
Certificate of Excellence
Edinburgh, sometimes
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53 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Distinctive, charming and excellent value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2014

I stayed here on an all-too-brief working visit to Guimaraes. I would love to return to the town to explore, and I'll definitely choose this hotel to stay in when I return. It is located centrally in the old central district - ideal for exploration on foot. The rooms are spacious; I'm not sure that my photos can do it justice. The staff are exceptionally helpful, the decor is lovely and there are some distinctive design elements, including the reception desk constructed from books (again, see photo which doesn't do it justice.) Breakfast is a better selection than in some hotels in Portugal. I've no idea what prices are like in high season but in February it was excellent value. Definitely one to return to.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank cziwkga
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Hotel_da_Oliveira, Gerente geral at Hotel da Oliveira, responded to this review, March 26, 2014
First of all we would like to thank you for your visit and subsequent evaluation.
We were extremely pleased you had a great experience.
We hope to have the pleasure of receiving You again.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Nazare, Portugal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2014

Hotel da Oliveira is definitely one of the best hotels we have stayed in in Portugal. It is furnished beautifully-combining old time charm with modern amenities. All the staff, from the front desk to the restaurant staff and housekeeping did everything possible to make our stay as pleasurable as possible. Location is excellent-puts you right in the heart of the neighbourhood-everything you could want or need in easy walking distance. We would definitely stay there again, and would highly recommend this hotel to others. Thanks to you all for a wonderful trip.

Room Tip: We chose the suite in room 204, and it was worth it-great views of two squares, and spacious enough...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Gail F
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Hotel_da_Oliveira, Gerente geral at Hotel da Oliveira, responded to this review, March 18, 2014
First of all we would like to thank you for your visit and subsequent evaluation.
We were extremely pleased you had a great experience.
We hope to have the pleasure of receiving You again.
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Ghent, Belgium
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44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2014

I really really liked this place.
First of all, IT HAS NO CARPET but wooden floors. Which is magnificent and alone for that I award the hotel 5 stars :)
The building is extraordinary - next to the Largo da Oliveira, one of the most charming squares of this little town. Take care though, it is situated in a pedestrian area and you might have to walk a bit on the cobblestone streets to reach the entrance.
My room was nicely decorated and very spacious, the mattress firm and the shower was excellent. Breakfast wasn't too bad either - with enough variation to suit most eaters.
Also, staff was very friendly and obliging.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gwen F
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Hotel_da_Oliveira, Gerente geral at Hotel da Oliveira, responded to this review, March 18, 2014
First of all we would like to thank you for your visit and subsequent evaluation.
We were extremely pleased you had a great experience.
We hope to have the pleasure of receiving You again.
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Alcochete, Portugal
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21 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2014

Very charming hotel in the heart of the historical center of Guimaraes. The restoration of the building is exemplary. It is a very welcoming space and the staff very friendly and professional. The restaurant also worths the experience. Definitely, a place to return!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CCF_MDL
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Hotel_da_Oliveira, Gerente geral at Hotel da Oliveira, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
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Muito obrigado pela sua positiva avaliação. Esperamos voltar a ter o prazer de Vos receber.
No caso de durante a sua estadia ter escolhido o nosso restaurante para uma refeição, poderá também fazer a Sua avaliação através do link que se segue

http://www.tripadvisor.com.br/Restaurant_Review-g189174-d4498422-Reviews-HOOL_Restaurante-Guimaraes_Braga_District_Northern_Portugal.html

Obrigado
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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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1,055 reviews
87 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 709 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2013

If you are searching for a hotel in Guimarães, you probably already know that this is a medieval town, dating as far back as the 10th Century. Classified by Unesco as a World Cultural Heritage since 2011, Guimarães is recognized as the birthplace of the Portuguese nation and identity. So, it is right in the center of this ancient town, so impregnated of history, in a charming pedestrian street, that you will find Hotel da Oliveira: an old building, beautifully renovated, amazingly comfortable, and at a perfect location. Right after crossing its entrance door, you will be immediately surprised: old books, neatly assembled, decorate the Front Desk. Extremely friendly and well trained staff will welcome you. A modern lift (what is quite a rarity in old buildings) will take you to the upper floors. Rooms were updated and the signatured décor is fantastic. Modern bathrooms and nice amenities will complete the scene. Finally, a good breakfast and a wonderful restaurant on the ground floor facing the impressive Largo da Oliveira. One last remark, since Hotel da Oliveira is located in a pedestrian and very narrow street, cars cannot park right in front of it. Be ready to carry your luggage for a few meters and enjoy fascinating Guimarães!

Room Tip: We stayed at Room 107 on the first floor and have no complaints: silent, beautiful, clean and very c...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank LuizDutraNeto
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Hotel_da_Oliveira, Gerente at Hotel da Oliveira, responded to this review, January 3, 2014
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Property: Hotel da Oliveira
Address: Rua da Santa Maria, Guimaraes 4800-443, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Braga District > Guimaraes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 19 Hotels in Guimaraes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel da Oliveira 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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