About this listing
shared room in attic
Located on the historic center town, right alongside the 13th century city walls, our "Casa das Janelas Tortas Guesthouse" is a charming lodge with more than 300 years old, recently refurbished according to old traditions.
In a 10 minutes walking radius you will be able to discover a surprising lovely town through the old time-worn granite streets and alleys, with secular buildings, castles and palaces, monasteries and churches, as well as typical cafes and shops, museums, cable car, amazing plazas amongst many other interesting spots.
You can also find a big variety of restaurants and bars, bakeries, supermarkets, hairdressers, shopping malls, pharmacies and even a central hospital.
Guimarães offers you a wide range of all year round cultural spots and events, some of them international. It was not by chance that it was chosen as European Capital of Culture in 2012!
Transportation issues are no problem here; train station and bus connecting Guimarães to the main cities around and an international airport, taxis and local buses and rent-a-car/rent-a-bike.
In the outskirts of Guimarães, in a 15 km radius, you will also be able to find well preserved archeological remains of millennial thorps, golf courses, cars and karts circuits, football stadiums (portuguese premier league) and a diverse and captivating wild nature.
This is a smoking free establishment. Smoking is not allowed inside the house.
If you are a smoker and you feel the urge to have a smoke, please do it at outside areas.
The schedule for the "Silent mode" is from 22.00h - 08.00h. During that time we kindly ask to observe maximum silence as possible, as it is likely that someone is already sleeping or relaxing. Nevertheless, outside that period, we suggest that you have the consideration that other guests may be relaxing for some reason. In another words, common sense should rule.
The water takes around 20-30 minutes to get hot again so have that in mind, specially in the morning and at the end of the day, when other guests may want to wash too. The water heater has capacity for up to 4-5 persons to bath for a reasonable time. If you feel the need of a longer bath, please try to do it outside peak periods. Nevertheless please note that water is a precious good, so try to save as much as you can.
Xana and Nuno have an amazing house in Guimaraes, and the location is dreamy! The house is absolutely charming, very clean and cosy, i LOVED the bedroom. We had the luck of having the whole place to ourselves. It has everything you need (kitchen, wifi, etc...) and is a short walk from all the sights AND the host's lovely restaurant KITSCH, where you can munch on scrumptious all-organic tapas or full meals. Xana and Nuno are both very welcoming, open-minded and are up for a friendly chat. This is the kind of place that makes AirBnB shine!!
Xana a été une hôte très accueillante et soucieuse de notre bien-être. Notre logement était parfait et très bien placé.
Xana is lovely and runs a lovely, welcoming guesthouse. I had a great time and was able to use the kitchen with ease. The wifi was good too! It is comfortable and in a great location. It was very hot in Guimarães but she provided me with a fan. She also did my laundry for me since the one in the apartment was down. Thank you Xana!
Fui muito bem recebida pela Xana e pelo Nuno num ambiente descontraído e familiar. Gostei muito do espaço por se tratar de um edifício histórico, com traça antiga, cheio de charme e com uma decoração divertida. Boa relação qualidade preço.
Está localizado no centro de Guimarães sendo possível andar a pé para todo o lado.
Xana was very welcoming and very accomodating when my travel plans shifted slightly. The room was exactly as it looks, and the house in general was very nice, clean and well kept. Everything (getting the keys etc) went as smoothly as could be expected. Guimaraes happened to be H-O-T when I came (37 degrees the whole weekend??), so the room being at the top of the house was naturally hotter than everywhere else, but it cooled down thanks to the fans and the skylight/window at night. You couldn't ask for a better location in Guimaraes, IMO. Definitely a place to stay.
It was amazing there... We are feeling like a prince and a princes in xanas room. The old house was fantastic.
Xana and her husband were so helpful, friendly and warm
"What a warm nest", we say in Holland. A beautiful room with bathroom just 1 minute from the historic center. We stayed only one night but we slept like princes.
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About the Host, Xana
We are a family with two twins boys 14 years old (Miguel and Rafael)
We like having people in our house
We have a lot of times ERASMUS students, living with us for a few mouths
We live in the ground floor.
The first and second floor is our guesthouse.
We enjoy traveling, theater, cinema, sports, reading, and we are very happy!
Our house is a medieval house, with more than 300 years old.
Wood floor, recovered antique furniture, with new elements, nice and cozy ambient.
we have a restaurante, a tapas and fondue restaurante!!!!!Kitsch bistro!!!!