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“Very nice hotel, central location”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Santos

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Hotel Santos
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Guarda
Certificate of Excellence
Antwerp, Belgium
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“Very nice hotel, central location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2012

We stayed in an average room in the hotel. As we had to share the room with 3 ppl, it was quite small. Our room didn't have a nice view (we were on the front side, and had a close view to some plants), but that didn't really matter to us, since we only stayed for one night. The interior of the hotel was very nice and tastefully renovated.

When we checked in, there was nobody available that spoke English. The only available parking place in the neighborhood that we could find, was one with a parking meter.

Wifi worked fine and was free. Breakfast was okay (not much choice, but the things that were available tasted very good). The hotel is located close to the cathedral and some good restaurants.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2012

This is a fantastic place to stay in Guarda.
The rooms are very modern and clean, with wonderful stone walls.
Common areas are a great blend of oak floors and exposed stone walls, with a glass elevator.

Breakfast had a good variety. The staff are very friendly. Location is very central and.
I will go back =)

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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ankara
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2011

Currently staying in top floor suite in this residencial. It's light, spacious, spotless clean, tastefully renovated and cheaper than most small hotels we've stayed in throughout Portugal. Our room has a fantastic view of the Se (cathedral) and a small terrace. Other rooms are smaller and have different views but even without the suit, i would still stay here a million times over! The owners (a middle aged couple) are the best - actually we think hotel management schools should send their students for training here :) The lady doesnt speak a word of English but manages to spoil us rotten at breakfast, providing much more than other hotels of this price range and...still offering an espresso with a smile at the very end when we've already had our cereal, cheese and ham sandwich, biscuits, yoghurt, fruit juice, coffee, sparkling water...She is very hospitable, very generous, and makes sure we start our day on the right note. I'm not sure if the hotel actually belongs to the couple or if they're only managing it, but someone's done a great job renovating this old hotel in Guarda, turning it into a modern establishment without harming the real character of the place. This is the place to stay if you care about not just how much money you spend but where you spend it. The only catch is that Wifi doesn't reach the top room but the hotel has so many other pleasant places to hang around so we don't mind. There is also a computer with Internet access in the breakfast hall that guests can use for free. I've paid almost 3 euros in other Portuguese hotels for wifi so this is actually another nice gesture by this hotel. Finally, the location is also excellent. Therefore, recommended without the slightest reservation!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2011

We lived in a deluxe suite on top of this beautiful designer hotel. The view over the roofs of Guarda and the central church was stunning. Wifi was accessible on the many guest lounges on three levels (didn't reach up to our room on the very top). Parking is tough, but free. Eventually we found a spot. Breakfast was traditional portuguese, with excellent bread, cheese and ham, as well as cereal, cakes, fruit and a good selection of bottled juices. Staff is very friendly, our room was spacious and ultra clean, with an amazing view. It's the very heart of old town of Guarda, which we enjoyed a lot during our 1.5 day stay. Good luck and all the best to all Portugal travellers!

Room Tip: Deluxe suite rocks. All other rooms must be nice too, I don't know, but the view from the top is...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2010

The interior design of this hotel is so unique and, well, fun, that it would make up for any flaws. After depositing our luggage in our small but quite comfortable room, we ran up and down the stairs (there is an elevator, too) exploring the nooks and crannies and angles. Built inside the old city walls of Guarda, the modern design makes a great contrast. In the evening the lighting is dramatic and adds beauty.
Breakfast is good, street parking available. We found Guarda itself less interesting that we had expected as very little restoration has been done, but we enjoyed the hotel so much that it made the stop worthwhile.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Leeds
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2009

This is a fantastic place to stay in Guarda and we thought that it was a little gem. The rooms are very modern with views over the town and stay cool due to the thickness of the stone walls. Common areas are a great blend of oak floors and exposed stone walls and a glass elevator. See the photos on their web site.
Breakfast was excellent with good variety of cold buffet but almost overfacing due to the way it is served - don't take this as a negative though.
The staff (owners & family?) are very friendly.
Location is very central and, although there is no private parking, free parking is possible on one of the nearby streets.
At 45 euros per night inc breakfast for two we though this was great value for money. Give it a go and you will not be disappointed!

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Santos
Address: Rua Tenente Valadim 14, Guarda 6300-764, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Central Portugal > Guarda District > Guarda
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Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Guarda
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Santos 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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