Best hotels and hostels in Guimarães

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    1720 Quinta da Cancela

    Halfway between Braga and Guimarães, this lovingly run 18th-century country wine estate has four guest rooms filled with family antiques and heirlooms, a cosy four-person cottage and a natural pool onsite. Guests who book directly receive breakfast and a bottle of the estate's own vinho verde. Three-course dinners (€30) are available on request, prepared by the gracious, English-speaking live-in owners.

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    Santa Luzia Arthotel

    Embracing its motto, 'Inspired by art in the heart of Guimarães', this stylish hotel close to the city centre has ultracomfortable rooms and suites, artfully done and with four-star amenities. On-site facilities include a homey lounge and bar area, a spa, a rooftop pool with deck chairs, an outdoor stage and a welcoming foyer where piano concerts are frequently held.

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    Pousada Mosteiro de Guimarães

    This former monastery overlooking the city from the slopes of Penha is a magnificent, sprawling structure. The gardens are stunning and you’ll want to wander around the cloister, past dribbling fountains and masterful azulejos (hand-painted tiles). The rooms inside the former monks’ cells feel cramped, so book a room in the modern wing. Buses to the pousada run via Costa.

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    Casa do Juncal

    This gorgeously restored town house smack in the heart of town features six swish suites, each different in layout and with thoughtful original details. There's a beautiful little back garden (though its chain-link fence detracts slightly from the view). Prices include breakfast and a welcome drink, and rental bikes are available.

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    Hotel da Oliveira

    With an unbeatable location in the heart of town, this contemporary hotel in a historic building has tastefully appointed rooms jam-packed with amenities. The four best suites overlook beautiful Praça da Oliveira, as does the breakfast room, whose front terrace is a dreamy space to greet the day in warm weather.

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    Santiago 31

    Boasting a fantastic location in Guimarães' pedestrianised historic centre, this hostel features bright dorms and private rooms overlooking beautiful Praça de São Tiago or the spacious yard out back, along with scrupulously clean, blue-tiled bathrooms. Street noise at night is the main downside.

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    Hotel Toural

    Accessed through a leafy alleyway entrance, this four-star hotel has 30 well-appointed rooms spread across two connected historic buildings. Some have views of the central patio or the distant mountains, but the nicest are the nine directly overlooking Largo do Toural.

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    Pousada da Juventude

    Set in the palatial 18th-century home of a prosperous factory owner, down by the former leather processing pools of the historic Couros district, this YHI-affiliated hostel has bright six-bed dorms and doubles with rather garish orange decor, kitchen and laundry facilities and a living room with pool tables.

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    Hotel de Guimarães

    This business hotel near the train station has large rooms with lush linens, chic paint jobs and flat-screen TVs, along with a health club and spa. It’s a bit removed from the old town, but still excellent value and an easy two-minute walk to the train.

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    Hotel Mestre de Avis

    Fronted by curlicue ironwork, this renovated hotel has bright rooms on a quiet cobbled street in the centre. The contemporary rooms come in three categories – standard, superior and deluxe. Some have balconies and alcoves; all feature a dash of style.

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    My Hostel

    This stylish hostel has eight colourful, bright dorms and doubles with swanky shared and private bathrooms. There's a nice shared kitchen/living room and a terrace overlooking the next-door neighbour's vast lawn.