Pousada Mosteiro Guimaraes

Pousada Mosteiro Guimaraes

Largo Domingos Leite de Castro Lugar da Costa, Guimaraes 4810-011 Portugal
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The Pousada Mosteiro Guimarães is a Small Luxury Hotel located in the city of Guimarães, in an ancient 12th-century Augustinian Monastery with fantastic views of the city. It is a short distance from the historic city of Guimarães, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and 2 km from the shopping area. The Pousada offers free private parking on site. In the summer, you can enjoy the esplanade and the outdoor swimming pool for both adults and children. It also has a playground, bar and a restaurant. The rooms are equipped with modern amenities, each with unique decor and Wi-Fi access.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Public wifi
Pool
Bar / lounge
Hiking
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Telephone
Room types
Mountain view
City view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Portuguese

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Kay G wrote a review Feb 2020
5 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very enjoyable four night stay on half board at this beautifully restored and well maintained former monastery on hill overlooking historical sites of Guimaraes, 20 mins' walk away downhill. Good choice of Portuguese specialities for dinner, excellently prepared and very pleasantly served by young waiting staff. Amazingly quiet and spacious public areas perfect for relaxation and sense of monastery's past.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Maria Santa, Guest Services / Front Office at Pousada Mosteiro Guimaraes
Responded 27 Feb 2020
Dear guest, On behalf of our entire team at Pousada Mosteiro de Guimarães I would like to thank you for taking the time to complete our survey and provide us with your feedback. Your opinion is very important for us to continue improving our service. We were delighted to hear that we met your expectations. It was a great pleasure for us to have you as our guest and we look forward to welcoming you again. Thank you Best regards,
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Leonard5854 wrote a review Feb 2020
Chicago, Illinois17 contributions24 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
How fortunate we were to travel in off-season, as we had the benefit of a lovely experience without crowds (or high-season prices). Our room was perhaps not spacious, but the huge and historic common areas made up for that. There was a very special feeling about staying in such an ancient and historic building that had been updated with modern amenities. The dining and breakfast rooms had huge stone arches. The included breakfast was lavish and delicious. We ate in the dining room two evenings, the first night having the fixed price meal that was delicious. For a few euros more, we took advantage of the dessert buffet to sample local specialties - well worth it. It rained both days we were there, so we did not stroll through the gardens. Even through the rain, we could see Guimaraes off in the distance, far below us, and we can only think that on clear days, the view must be glorious.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from Maria S, Guest Relations Manager at Pousada Mosteiro Guimaraes
Responded 4 Feb 2020
Dear guest, On behalf of the staff at Pousada de Guimaraes Santa Marinha, I would like to take the opportunity to personally thank you for your feedback and review. It is very important for us to know that you had a pleasant stay with us and that we were able to help you create beautiful memories. It was a pleasure having you with us. We look forward to hosting you again Best regards,
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Jason wrote a review Sept 2022
Rockville, Maryland38 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The touring bus we arrived on was too large to pull all the way to the front door so we (appx. 30 adults) had to drag our luggage on a very hot and humid day; all the way up the hill to the hotel’s front door. The hotel should have an alternative solution to assisting with the arduous task.

The last night of my stay it was very hot and humid. After spending too much time trying to adjust the air conditioning in my room I called the front desk to explain my air conditioning wasn’t working. The front desk stated they were aware of the situation prior to my call and it wouldn’t be resolved until the next day. However, the front desk did bring me one bottle of warm water for my discomfort. A warm bottle of water in my opinion was not sufficient to correct the issue and being reminded the next morning by the front desk attended while reviewing my final invoice that I wasn’t charged the 3 euros for the additional water…

With COVID still a predominant factor having everyone using the same tongs at a buffet breakfast in my opinion is a real health issue. In addition, I can’t tell you how many times I witnessed small children walking up to the buffet table and grabbing food items with their hands and then putting those items back on the table.

Otherwise, the staff was very friendly…
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Maria Santa, Guest Services / Front Office at Pousada Mosteiro Guimaraes
Responded 2 Sept 2022
Dear Mr./Mrs. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on your experience at Pousada Mosteiro Guimarães. Your opinion is crucial for us to improve how we work. We would like to sincerely apologize for not fully meeting your expectations and for any inconvenience this may have caused. We have shared your comments with our teams to ensure that improvements will be made. We would like to thank you for staying at Pousada Mosteiro Guimarães. We hope this experience has not tarnished your impression of our hotel permanently. We would be delighted to change it during your next stay. Kind regards,
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KeenPhotographer-11 wrote a review May 2022
Birkdale, Australia904 contributions550 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Staying at this Pousada has been the accommodation highlight of our 4 weeks of self drive touring of Portugal. By joining the Pestana Rewards program and booking direct you will get the best room price. Getting there by car up on the hill above the town definitely requires good map coordinates:
41.443217
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We stayed in the base Classic style room which was still huge and very comfortable. Great wi-fi, in room fridge and a room safe.
Consider pre-booking some days in front if you intend to use the hotel restaurant for dinner over a weekend; when the hotel may have functions happening. Our dining experiences were all exceptional. Very professional staff at all levels.
Not a budget stay or dining experience but well worth the stretch to our normal travel budget
Pestana is doing the right thing here at this location.
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Date of stay: May 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: A 2nd floor Classic room will have you one story up off the ground for more room privacy / security.
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Response from Maria Santa, Guest Services / Front Office at Pousada Mosteiro Guimaraes
Responded 27 May 2022
Dear Mr./Mrs. KeenPhotographer-11, On behalf of our entire team at Pousada Mosteiro Guimarães, we would like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with your positive feedback. Your opinion is crucial for us to continue improving our service and anticipate our Guests' needs. It was a real pleasure for us to have you as our Guest, and we look forward to welcoming you again at Pousada Mosteiro Guimarães. Best regards, The Team at Pousada Mosteiro Guimarães
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Lennycakes wrote a review Nov 2023
Washington DC, District of Columbia315 contributions122 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
This 12th century monastery is one of the most beautiful and unique places we have ever stayed and it was truly a highlight of our recent trip to northern Portugal. The hotel is steeped in history and we enjoyed just wondering through the various rooms, the peaceful cloister, the immaculate grounds, and the church. Our room was comfortable and quiet. The location is a short, inexpensive taxi ride from the town's center or you can walk. The only thing that could use some slight improvement is the breakfast.
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Date of stay: November 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Antonio Freitas, Guest Services / Front Office at Pousada Mosteiro Guimaraes
Responded 2 Dec 2023
Dear Mr Lennycakes, We were delighted to hear that your recent stay at Pousada Mosteiro Guimarães was delightful and that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay. Our team would like to thank you for your very kind feedback. Many thanks for choosing Pousada Mosteiro Guimarães for your holiday. We look forward to hosting you again soon at our hotel. Kind regards, The Team at Pousada Mosteiro de Guimarães
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Brian M wrote a review Apr 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We wish to highly recommend this property to all visitors to this part of Portugal. The building and grounds were the site of a 12th century monastery which has been tastefully converted to a beautiful hotel with amazing grounds. We found the dinner and breakfast to be easily among the best we have encountered to date in Portugal. However, what really made this visit exceptional was the service provided by a front desk employee named Leandro Fernandes. While showing us to our room, he gave a history of the building and grounds as well as the use of the property over time. In doing so, he was professional, polite and very knowledgeable. We very much appreciated the time he took to make sure we were completely at ease and familiar with the building. We were so impressed that we approached him again to see if he could give an even more in depth tour, to which he graciously agreed.
We departed the next day and we were both in agreement that the reason for our very favourable review was because of the personal touch of Leandro F.
He is to be commended and, hopefully, his employers value him as much as we did.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Maria Santa, Guest Services / Front Office at Pousada Mosteiro Guimaraes
Responded 9 Apr 2022
Dear Mr./Mrs. brianmG1791BM, We were delighted to hear that your recent stay at Pousada Mosteiro Guimarães was delightful and that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay. Our team would like to thank you for your very kind feedback. Many thanks for choosing Pousada Mosteiro Guimarães for your holiday. We look forward to hosting you again soon at our hotel. Kind regards, The Team at Pousada Mosteiro de Guimarães
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John-Barbara31 wrote a review May 2022
Kiawah Island, South Carolina57 contributions79 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was an old monetary that had been completely redone as a hotel. It was actually attached to a parish church, the room were huge (not like a monk cell), nicely decorated with a large, well appointed bath. View was spectacular. Dinner in the restaurant was exceptionally good. The breakfast buffet was amazing.
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Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Pick an upper floor
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Response from Maria Santa, Guest Services / Front Office at Pousada Mosteiro Guimaraes
Responded 22 May 2022
Dear Mr./Mrs. John-Barbara31, On behalf of the entire team at Pousada Mosteiro Guimarães, we would like to thank you for your kind feedback. It is delightful for us to know that you had a pleasant stay with us and that we could help you create beautiful memories. We look forward to hosting you again soon at our hotel! Warm regards, The Team at Pousada Mosteiro Guimarães
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Judy K wrote a review Nov 2022
Usa159 contributions7 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is one of the most interesting, welcoming, at the same time relaxing hotels in our travels. It is a once upon a time monastery turned into a Unesco site hotel in the 1980s. I loved the sitting/bar room and its portrait adorned walls and massive fireplace. The dining room has the authentic feel of a tiny castle. The hallways to the bedroom has beautiful wooden floor and the bedroom gave me a good feel of the olden times.
Of course, hotel provided comfy beddings and soft white towels and everything we needed for the stay. Breakfast buffet have been excellent with hot food, great selections of fruits, breads, pastries. There is also a nice garden in the back if the hotel.
I would definitely stay at the Posada in Guimaraes when I come back in the area, the front desk and dining room staff were great as well. The only drawback that I can see is you have to have a car to get to the hotel if you fly into Porto, which is about 40 minutes away . And We did not mind that google map gave us few different routes through narrow one lane roads as we try to drive back to the hotel, took it as added adventures.
There are 2 hotel staff that I would like to give kudos. Vitor works in the dining area, he always this pleasant , always ready to help demeanor, very attentive during meals. A front desk staff, Leandro welcomed us to the hotel, very informative and helpful. Leandro also provides a private tour of Guimaraes and he brought us to the castle, the palace and to a authentic local restaurant for delicious lunch, where he had taste the fish and meat patties( can’t remember the names.) Both Leandro and Vitor have spoken and expressed in more ways than one that Guimaraes is great city to be, a place to visit. Vitor is from Porto , but he works and practically lives in Guimaraes.
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Date of stay: November 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Maria Santa, Guest Services / Front Office at Pousada Mosteiro Guimaraes
Responded 29 Nov 2022
Dear Mr./Mrs. 242judyk, Thank you for your feedback on your stay at Pousada Mosteiro Guimarães. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the experience and our team's dedicated, attentive, and professional service. Your comments make us proud and serve as an incentive for continuously improving our service and striving for excellence. It was a great pleasure for us to welcome you as our Guest. We would like to thank you for staying at Pousada Mosteiro Guimarães, and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Best regards, The Team at Pousada Mosteiro Guimarães
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MiguelitoyCat wrote a review Oct 2021
Kettle Falls, Washington674 contributions276 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked this Pousada directly with the hotel chain which was a good idea as we had a direct contact at the Pousada. We were celebrating an important birthday and wanted to dine at the restaurant at the property. He kindly talked us out of the room and dining special.
Our room was one of the historic ones and was very pleasant and quiet. It also has great views across the city.
The breakfast included was quite good. Someone needs to tell the Portuguese that eggs and bacon are normally kept hot in chaffing dishes, not just presented in them. I’ve yet to have even warn eggs or bacon. But there is a great selection so don’t worry about the eggs!
Our celebration dinner was very pleasant. Our server spoke English which helped us struggle thru Portuguese.
As we were seated we were given a glass of champagne for our celebration. Only to be charged for it on our bill. I was flabbergasted I refused to question it and didn’t leave a tip (which is not required but we do anyway with good service).
Some of these Pousada’s are better than others, this one had great staff, a great location and very lovely property.
Chose one on your trip and I doubt you’ll be disappointed
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Make sure to book an upgraded room.
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Response from Maria Santa, Guest Services / Front Office at Pousada Mosteiro Guimaraes
Responded 24 Oct 2021
Dear Mr./Mrs. MiguelitoyCat, On behalf of the entire team at Pousada de Guimaraes Santa Marinha, we would like to thank you for your kind feedback. It is delightful for us to know that you had a pleasant stay with us and that we could help you create beautiful memories. We look forward to hosting you again soon at our hotel! Warm regards, The Team at Pousada de Guimaraes Santa Marinha
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André Gonçalves wrote a review Dec 2022
Lisbon, Portugal1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
During my stay, the staff was very helpful and the commodities inside were very good, including a high quality restaurant and a comfortable bar location with a warm, crackling fireplace.

I was lucky enough to catch mostly sunny days, so the garden space around the hotel was also pleasant to walk around or just sit for a while, basking in the sunshine.

The location is scenic, with a great view of Guimarães historical city center and located in the natural hillside, so it is good for a retreat and also for quick access to the best known places in the city, such as the Castle and the Paço dos Duques.

Definitely a place to consider for a revisit.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Maria Santa, Guest Services / Front Office at Pousada Mosteiro Guimaraes
Responded 7 Dec 2022
Dear Mr./Mrs. andrelg_94, On behalf of the entire team at Pousada Mosteiro Guimarães, we would like to thank you for your kind feedback. It is delightful for us to know that you had a pleasant stay with us and that we could help you create beautiful memories. We look forward to hosting you again soon at our hotel! Warm regards, The Team at Pousada Mosteiro Guimarães
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julianaNewOrleans asked a question Jun 2019
new orleans63 contributions38 helpful votes
Are there suites in the historic building?
Answer from Angela M
Brisbane, Australia83 contributions69 helpful votes
Same as the previous response: we had a queen room in the historic wing. Enough space, lovely views, a beautiful stone window seat.
Answer from Regina W
Washington DC, District of Columbia152 contributions185 helpful votes
I had a small refrigerator in the Pousada room.
Answer from megeenmurray
York, United Kingdom44 contributions18 helpful votes
Yes there is a small drinks refrigerator
136frank asked a question Aug 2015
Torrance, California1 contribution
Any in-room safes?
Answer from Rpaulino
Rio de Janeiro, RJ254 contributions138 helpful votes
Yes. A small one
Antonia P asked a question Aug 2020
Mexico
necesito 12 habitaciones. Las tiene el hotel?
Steve N wrote a tip Apr 2024
Oak Park, Illinois8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"don't miss this magical place!"
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Resort50860537562 wrote a tip Mar 2024
14 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be sure to ask for real coffee"
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Alan C wrote a tip Mar 2024
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you are thinking of visiting this Pousada, stop thinking about it and get yourself a room reservation"
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Tom B wrote a tip Dec 2023
5 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Double check GPS directions. We drove a treacherous route through narrow streets and ended up at the sports club next door. There is a easier route on better roads. I pro"
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bretticus wrote a tip Nov 2023
Houston, TX3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be sure to walk the expansive garden!"
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PRICE RANGE
₹11,780 - ₹16,877 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
PortugalNorthern PortugalBraga DistrictGuimaraes
NUMBER OF ROOMS
51
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pousada Mosteiro Guimaraes
Which popular attractions are close to Pousada Mosteiro Guimaraes?
Nearby attractions include Largo República do Brasil (1.1 km), Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Consolação e Santos Passos (1.2 km), and Serra Penha (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Pousada Mosteiro Guimaraes?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Pousada Mosteiro Guimaraes?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Pousada Mosteiro Guimaraes?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Pousada Mosteiro Guimaraes?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pousada Mosteiro Guimaraes?
Conveniently located restaurants include Norma, IMPÉRIO SUSHI, and Restaurante Etc.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Pousada Mosteiro Guimaraes?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Pousada Mosteiro Guimaraes offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a banquet room and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Pousada Mosteiro Guimaraes?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Pousada Mosteiro Guimaraes?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Largo da Oliveira (1.3 km), Padrao do Salado (1.3 km), and Monastery of Saint Mary of Pombeiro (8.0 km).
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