Quinta das Lágrimas

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This attractive hotel is situated just 500 metres away from the centre of Coimbra. The hotel is located just a short distance away from a host of attractions in the area, as well as an abundance of shopping opportunities, dining options and entertainment venues. Links to the public transport network...

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This attractive hotel is situated just 500 metres away from the centre of Coimbra. The hotel is located just a short distance away from a host of attractions in the area, as well as an abundance of shopping opportunities, dining options and entertainment venues. Links to the public transport network are available nearby. This charming hotel enjoys a rich history, dating back to the early 19th century. The hotel enjoys a stunning, colonial architectural design, exuding refined elegance and charm. Nestled amidst a park of 10,000 m², the hotel enjoys an air of peace and serenity. The guest rooms ...

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Nice, but needs renovation

Reviewed 25 november, 2021

The drive into the hotel is beautiful, as is the setting. But the grounds and hotel need updating. We stayed in a garden room which was nice, with easy access to the grounds. Good location away from the busy center part of the city. Restaurant there for dinner was just ok, way too bright.


Coimbra's grande dame hotel--absolutely exquisite!

Reviewed 24 november, 2021

An 18th century palace and annexes surrounded by more than a dozen acres of gorgeous gardens and lush woods--a heavenly oasis within easy walking distance (one mile, 20 minutes) of Coimbra's old town, world famous university, botanical gardens, and Rio Mondego riverfront parks. Like Coimbra, Quinta Das Lagrimas has its own very long, interesting history and legends as well. From the moment we arrived and throughout our two-night, three-day stay, we found every hotel staff member incredibly welcoming, friendly, cheerful, and helpful. Of the 23 hotels we stayed in during our ten-week journey through Portugal and Spain, this was the only one that actually administered COVID-19 rapid tests to us ... and at no charge and with appropriate levity. While we had been tested recently and were fully vaccinated, we felt even better and safer knowing that the hotel was taking such precautions. Our garden room--aptly named as it opened up to lovely gardens--was nicely furnished, comfortable, and equipped with modern bathroom fixtures and amenities. Breakfasts were excellent ... dinners in both formal dining room and cozy bar were outstanding. We loved the outdoor pool. Quinta Das Lagrimas easily gets our highest rating--truly a class act!


Beautiful Setting!

Reviewed 9 november, 2021

My partner and I stayed just one night on our journey by train from Lisbon through Coimbra to Porto. We broke our journey in Coimbra to visit the University and the spectacular Joanina Library. Coimbra doesn't have a great selection of higher end hotels, but Quinta das Lagrimas is certainly one that qualifies. Its pedigree as a member of Small Luxury Hotels (SLH) helps confirm that. We booked a standard room at 185 Euros, which placed us in a small, queen-bedded room with a garden view in the "modern" wing. The bathroom was almost disproportionately large compared to the bedroom, itself. What we liked: --The location across the river from the city center and University is still accessible by foot, and the walk, itself, is very pleasant, especially when crossing over the Ponte de Santa Clara. The views of the city are wonderful! --Comfortable and quiet room with fast wi-fi. --Friendly and helpful staff, especially at reception. --Spectacular dinner at Arcada, the hotel's fine dining room (images attached. --Nice breakfast buffet. What could be better: --For a hotel of this caliber, the fitness room was supremely disappointing. Lots of space, but just a few cardio machines that simply didn't work very well. I gave up after 10-15 minutes. --The outdoor pool is large but very cold (in early October). I tried swimming a few laps but gave up here as well. I would stay at Quinta das Lagrimas again in spite of the subpar fitness facilities, which should be easy to improve. The rest of our experience was great!


Beautiful, quiet, great pool

Reviewed 1 november, 2021

We spent two nights at this beautiful hotel in Coimbra. Our room was overlooking a garden. The staff was very professional, the breakfast buffet was amazing. Even though it was October, we spent a few hours by the outdoor pool. We enjoyed the gardens and the walk into town was quite pleasant. We appreciated the fact that the parking was included in out stay. Loved it!!!


Nice old hotel and gardens

Reviewed 25 october, 2021

Check in a bit fraught. We were due an upgrade if available, which it was, but the room took an age to prepare. We waited patiently, strolled the grounds and gardens, which were interesting and pleasant, including a fantastic Moreton Bay Fig Tree, and then returned to wait in the small lobby. A wedding reception was taking place in the rooms and corridors adjoining the lobby, and groups of young children were being allowed to run unsupervised, through to the lobby and back. This continued for a while, and even though we were wearing masks, we decided not to take the risk as the children were running close to our chairs, so asked for our original room, which was a pity. Our room was quite nice with a bedroom, hallway and separate lounge, and overlooked a central courtyard. Although it would have been nice to receive the upgrade if circumstances had been different. The hotel had some character. Low beams, nice stately home decor in places, and its own library and chapel. Breakfast was good, and we were able to eat outside, covid safe, and to also view part of the garden. The restaurant was well frequented, but was not to our taste and so we ate in the bar grill one night, sitting outside in the courtyard. We walked across the bridge and ate in town one night, too, at Sete, as recommended by reception. It proved to be an excellent recommendation. An enjoyable stay, let down by the check-in process, although possibly under exceptional circumstances.

nico H