The Pousada Mosteiro Guimaraes is a luxury hotel in the beautiful city of Guimaraes.
The building dates back to the 12th century and was originally constructed as a monastery by the first Queen of Portugal, Dona Mafalda of Saboia. The rooms in the older areas of the hotel have been sympathetically renovated with this proud heritage in mind, whilst adding more modern touches to ensure a comfortable stay. The rooms in the new wing have a much more modern feel and they’re more spacious, making them the ideal choice for families. They also have air conditioning, LCD TVs and free WiFi.
The cistercian arches and cloisters in the Pousada’s own Dona Mafalda restaurant are particularly lovely, and it’s just a five-minute taxi ride/twenty-minute walk down into the centre of historic Guimaraes if you’d prefer to explore the local cafe, bars and restaurants. The Pousada also has two outdoor pools (one for adults, one for toddlers) and a sun terrace overlooking the city, a childrens’ playground and nine hectares of gardens to explore.