Solar Egas Moniz is a charming guest house set in a recovered 120-year old century "solar" or country mansion. Only a 30-minute drive from the centre of Porto it is ideally located to discover the northern region of Portugal, with cities such as Guimarães, Braga and Amarante also nearby. Here a wealth of local experiences awaits: culture, local food and wines, hiking and cycling.
The Solar has just ten contemporary, yet traditionally decorated rooms categorized in two themes: popular art and history. Room have lovely views over the valley and facilities include air-conditioning and a private bathroom with a hairddryer. A self-service corner with microwave, mini-bar, coffee, tea and biscuits is at your disposal. Room service.
Outside is an inviting garden with an equally inviting swimming pool surrounded by a terrace with sun loungers.
Inside is a living room and library with a fireplace where guests can relax in a tranquil atmosphere and read a book or magazine. Diner is on request and several local delicacies, tapas and taste wines from the extensive cellar, amongst them typical Vinho Verde's from the region are served. A complimentary breakfast with local home-made products (natural juices, fruit, home-made jams and cakes) is awaiting in the mornings until 11:30.
Your host: the Vinha family
• 10 rooms
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