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Porto and the North Hotels

Casa Dos Pombais

  • Avenida de Londres Map It
  • Local Flavor

Pros

  • An antique-lover's dream, feels like you're sleeping in a museum
  • Personal service

Cons

  • No a/c, Wi-Fi, or restaurant
  • The unique experience of being a guest in a count's home isn't for everybody, especially those who prefer the anonymity of a larger property

Updated 11/07/2013

Fodor's Review

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' historic quarter. The Casa Dos Pombais is a typical Minho-style estate surrounded by a manicured garden with orange trees, birdlife, and a bubbling fountain. There's a Pizza Hut across the street, but never mind; enter the manor's gates and you're transported back in time. The house is

chock-full of antiques—silver, crystal, and ceramics. 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.

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Hotel Information

Address:

Avenida de Londres, Guimarães, 4810-537, Portugal

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Phone:

258-931750

Hotel Details:

  • 4 rooms
  • Breakfast

Updated 11/07/2013

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