Where to Stay in Coimbra: 5 Best Hotels in Coimbra

Written By Lara Silva

Located in the center of Portugal, Coimbra attracts more tourists every year due to being home to one of the oldest universities in the world and its unique architecture. Both the University of Coimbra and the uptown of the city, are classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you are booking your trip to see these beautiful attractions, where to stay in Coimbra is on your mind. To help you out, let’s take a look at the 5 best hotels in Coimbra.

Travel Guide: Coimbra

1. Hotel Quinta das Lagrimas

A 5-star hotel, Hotel Quinta das Lagrimas is located in a historic medieval palace that was recently renovated. Featuring botanical gardens and a luxurious spa with views of the city, as well as a 9-hole golf course, this hotel has all the facilities you need. The 2 restaurants at the hotel serve seasonal dishes with local ingredients. There are 3 room types at Hotel Quinta das Lagrimas: palace rooms that once accommodated the Duke of Wellington, garden rooms that overlook the botanical gardens, and spa rooms with a hydrotherapy bathtub.


2. Solar Antigo Luxury Coimbra

Located in the heart of Coimbra, only 400 meters from the University of Coimbra, Solar Antigo Luxury Coimbra is a 4-star boutique hotel that features views of the city. A historical building, its traditional architecture has been kept intact, while including all the modern amenities necessary for a comfortable stay. The hotel features rooms and apartments, as well as a suite with a private pool. The units come equipped with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom with free toiletries, and a stovetop.


3. Tivoli Coimbra

Tivoli Coimbra is a 4-star hotel located in the historical center of Coimbra that features a modern shared lounge with the Simone Coffee Shop, where a barista can fix you up a warm cappuccino. The staff offers 24-hour service and helps you arrange rental cars and tours of the city. The bright rooms feature large windows to let the light in, a comfortable seating area, a minibar, and a flat-screen TV.


4. Sapientia Boutique Hotel

A 4-star hotel, Sapientia Boutique Hotel is located in the heart of Coimbra, 400 meters from the University of Coimbra. With a stunning rooftop terrace to watch the sunset over the city and modern rooms, guests rate this hotel very positively. This place features a restaurant, bar, and terrace, as well as comfortable family rooms. The rooms come equipped with air-conditioning, a flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom, while some also feature a kitchenette.


5. Quinta da Granja Villa and Gardener’s Cottage

A 4-star colonial-style house, Quinta da Granja features one-bedroom New York-style cottages surrounded by forests. This place has a large garden with 18 different fruit trees and a kitchen garden with fresh organic fruit and vegetables from the garden. The outdoor swimming pool overlooks the village of Lobazes and the grapevine patio. The units come with a private pool, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, and a private bathroom.


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