Hotel da Oliveira

Largo de Oliveira, Rua de Santa Maria, Guimarães, Braga, 4800-443, Portugal

Town houses that date to the 16th and 17th centuries were remodeled to create this stylish hotel in the historic city center. Formerly a government-run pousada, the property reopened in summer 2013 as a swanky, modern hotel with historic touches. Each room has a different theme related to Guimarães history and is adorned with old maps and art—as well as flat-screen TVs. The reception desk is built from stacks of antique books salvaged from an adjacent library. Service is courteous and efficient, and guest rooms are amazingly silent, with double-glazed floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a busy square with nightlife. There's a family games room, while outdoor activities such as golf, shooting, and horse riding can be arranged. The excellent restaurant, Hool, serves up Portuguese traditional cuisine, paired with a superb wine list.

PROS

  • charming historical building
  • picturesque central location
  • free parking and Wi-Fi

CONS

  • no exercise facilities

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Historical
Sophisticated
Central
Design

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 253-514157

HOTEL DETAILS

13 rooms, 7 suites
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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