Ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.8 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Getaway With Friendsby Jorge from Madrid
beautiful pousadaPosted Nov 13, 2013 on Hotels.com
Walking through the halls and corridors of the buidling feels like sightseeing rather than the usual hotel stay. The location is not really close to the centre, but easily reachable walking (20 min). Comfort and service correct, definitely recommended.
for Everyoneby Raj from Byfleet
Nice grand hotelPosted Oct 27, 2013
Hotel building is a 900 year old monastery. The halls are grand and there is lots of parking space. The wifi is good. The only issue is that there are no plugs next to the beds. Also most light plugs are hard wired so we can only use 2 charging points at any given time. Room was ok size but the views were amazing.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
CharmingPosted Sep 30, 2013
This was so authentic and imbued with history. I hope to return soon
for Everyoneby Greg from Pittsburgh, PA
Gorgeous hotel in a converted monastery...Posted Sep 18, 2013
Pros: Everything, but especially the staff who went out of their way to make restaurant reservations etc. for us.
Location: The pousada is about 5km out of town, so if you don't have transportation it can be a little tricky, though the hotel is serviced by bus.
This hotel is spectacular - gorgeous pool, incredible facilities, beautiful history.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
An excelent choice!Posted Aug 17, 2013
We had a very pleasant and quiet stay an amazing atmosphere.
for Familiesby Rick from Arizona
Spectacularly situated converted conventPosted Jul 8, 2013 on Hotels.com
Older but nice accommodations overlooking the medieval city. About a 20 minute walk from the old section of the city. Hotel and room clean. Service pleasant and friendly. Great pool.
for Everyoneby Nigel from UK
Hotel of outstanding historic interestPosted Jun 3, 2013
One of the grandest hotels I have ever stayed in. The scale and lavishness of the historic public areas was breathtaking - the corridor with the rooms leading off must have been about 50 feet high and 20 feet wide, and 150 feet long. Other public spaces included furnished rooms in 18th century style, grand staircases with beautiful azulejo tiles, gorgeous terraces with fountains and views of Guimarães town, and a full blown cloister - an oasis of tranquility, as well as a full-blown baroque church next to the pousada . The grounds alone were worth the price - woodland walks, ancient stone staircases, old pools and lakes. Immaculately maintained, with great staff, flawless English spoken. The price we paid (about £100 pn for a couple) was one of the best bargains I have ever had. About 25 minutes walk from the historic mediaeval centre of Guimarães. Also - there is a great 2.5km walk from right outside up to the peak at Penha, with great views, and a rocky rustic area with numerous paths, monuments, grottoes in the rocks, and a cathedral!
Recommendedby L Tucker
Fantastic HotelPosted Jan 11, 2013 on Hotels.com
Very good character hotel, a beautiful building. Very comfortable bed. The service from the staff was impeccable; they were always polite, helpful and attentive. The hotel is located out of the town, so one is dependant on a car. I can thoroughly recommend this hotel.
Pretty, amazingPosted Oct 19, 2012 on Hotels.com
Guimaraes is a gem for tourists- castles, museums, Celtiberian ruins (Citania de Briteiros) and a series of little streets and squares for wandering around and eating in. The Pousada overlooks the city about a 1 km walk up a hill from the centre of town and is magnificent, although it still felt quite down to earth- it didn't have loads of people bustling around, or businessmen in suits; it was October though. It is a historical building worth visiting in its own right, so staying there is quite an experience. The public areas, terraces, balconies, cloisters, pool, giant corridor etc., are most striking. The bedrooms were originally monastic cells and still reflect this, with small windows- they're well appointed and comfortable. TV had only local channels, but why bother with that here? Staff were very helpful and friendly. A glass of port on the terrace at sunset to be recommended. Food in the restaurant was enjoyable, but a bit pricey; town isn't so far...Summary: a bit extravagant, but worth it. I would love to go there again (once I save up).
for Everyoneby Ali from Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
Lovely converted monastry overlooking town.Posted Jul 26, 2012
Pros: Room size and swimming pool
Cons: Being given smoking room when we asked for non smoking
Location: Difficult to find, and don't walk into town
Lovely converted monastery. Long walk into town, through not great area, so get cab... Swimming pool in great position and highly recommended.