The Vibe: Chic boutique.
The Area: Next to the University of Coimbra, on top of the hill overlooking the Mondego river.
The DNA: Distributed between 3 buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries, on a narrow cobblestone street, the Sapientia is a boutique hotel in a modern style, a sort of quasi-rustic minimalism, with artwork made from the pages of classic Portuguese books. Breakfast is available. There’s a rustic-chic tapas bar, in addition to a leafy courtyard patio and a rooftop terrace with stunning views.
Suite-Me-Up: Rooms too, are themed after figures from Portuguese literature and come with a flat-screen TV with cable channels and private bathrooms. Selected rooms have balconies and floor-to-ceiling glass doors, kitchenettes, coffeemakers and/or river views.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 22 rooms (20-60m2) (215-646 sq ft) • hotel opened: June 2017 ❌ no parking available • no pets allowed • 24-hour front desk