Casa Dos Pombais

Av. de Londres 100, Guimarães, Braga, 4810-537, Portugal

For an unforgettable overnight experience, stay as a guest of the Visconde Viamonte da Silveira (a modern-day Portuguese count) in his 18th-century manor house on the edge of Guimarães's historic quarter. The Casa Dos Pombais is a typical Minho-style estate surrounded by a garden with orange trees, birds, and a bubbling fountain. The house is chock-full of antiques—silver, crystal, and ceramics—and the elderly owners, the Visconde and his wife, give a personal tour of the property. You will be a guest in their home, expected to join them for tea and conversation—which may prove difficult for some as they don't speak English. But a stay here provides a window into Portugal's aristocratic past, which won't be around in another generation. Note that the phone number is for a central reservations service that handles bookings for this and other manor houses across Portugal.

PROS

  • an antiques lover's dream—feels like you're sleeping in a museum
  • personal service

CONS

  • no a/c or restaurant
  • little anonymity
  • the grounds aren't as manicured as they once were

Location

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Historical
Intimate
Central
Local Flavor

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 258-931750

HOTEL DETAILS

4 rooms
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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