The DNA: Hotel da Oliveira is located smack in the centre of the historical city centre of Guimarães, an UNESCO World Heritage site and known as the cradle of Portugal. A fine example how a formerly state-run Pousada, with little means turns boutique hotel. Warm and comfortable interiors reference Portugal’s literature and national history – a glass box front desk made up of books, library and a suite honouring Alberto Sampaio, a city’s son and major historian. The hotel’s restaurant serves Portuguese fare with regional wines and has a terrace under the arches which spills onto the square.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 20 rooms & suites (25-45m2) (269-484 sq ft) • interior design: Paulo Lobo • public parking possible nearby (charged) • no pets allowed • 24-hour front desk • wheelchair accessible