Charming apartment in Guimarães Historical Center. European Capital of Culture in 2012. World Heritage by Unesco. Bedroom with double bed and 2 single sofa bed in the living room.
In Guimarães historical center, this typical apartment was renovated in 2010. Guimarães is the European Capital of Culture in 2012 and world heritage by Unesco. Probably the most beautiful city in Portugal, Guimarães was the birth of Portugal. Full of history, this charming city with its completely renovated center is an amazing experience for everyone. Sports, gastronomy, sightseeing or just seating in one of the nice bars and cafes are among the things you can do while in Guimarães. During the summer you can enjoy cinema in the open air. Excelent restaurants, food and wine. Typical architecture and charming apartment in a very quiet and peaceful area. Original materials used as stone and wood. The apartment has 1 room, kitchen, 1 bathroom and a balcony. The apartments in the surroundings are all renovated. 1 private parking place available by request (not free). By foot you can do almost everything. Walk in the historical center, visit the main attractions as Castelo de Guimarães, Paço dos Duques, Convento de Santa Clara, Igreja de S. Gualtar, Casa do Arco, Igreja de S. Francisco, Centro Cultural Vila Flor and pick the cable car to go up to Monte and Parque da Penha among others. You should not miss the main celebrations as Festas Gualterianas (August) and the Students party (November) .
In the area you also have other lovely places to visit. Porto and Braga are 2 cities at less than 1 hour by car
Check in after 22h00 and before 24h00 has a 20 Euros fee. After 24h00 40 Euros.
Beautiful situated apartment in the middle of the town. The hosts where very helpful by finding a parking place and drove us to a nice local restaurant.
This apartment was attractive, conveniently located, and had the features described. The balcony was particularly nice, and both the pull out bed and regular bed were comfortable.
However, my friend had to go to a random-seeming meeting spot, send multiple texts, and wait for some time to get the key and check in. One of the keys ended up not working in either door, so two of us were locked in while the other went to a conference. We should have checked both keys right away, but Luis was quick to send someone to let us out and bring us another key that worked.
The water comes out of the taps either very, very hot or very cold, but not something in between. We were able to make it work, but folks for whom comfy showers are very important, who are planning a long stay, or those who need to bathe kids, may want to look elsewhere. Similarly, the wifi tends to be slow/unreliable, so if internet speed is very important to you, that is something to note.
Note for next guests: it is much easier to find the apartment during daylight hours, and the bathroom fan creates some noise for the next door neighbors, so they appreciate it if you leave it off at night.
It was easy to meet up to get the key. The neighborhood was very nice and private, an excellent location close to the city center. Our hosts were very responsive and also quick to the rescue when we got locked out by accident.
We spent a really good time at Luis ´apartment. The location is perfect (5 minutes walking from the center), it´s easy to park in the streets nearby and the apartment is functional and really clean!
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