8 Best Places To Stay In Guarda, Portugal - Updated 2024

places to stay in guarda
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Guarda is the highest point in Portugal. It is a beautiful city with imposing monuments and is perfect for sightseeing. But there’s more to it. Serra da Estrela, the tallest mountain in mainland Portugal, is one of the places most Portuguese people have visited and is somewhere you cannot miss when visiting Guarda. If you’re visiting during the winter, you’ll be likely to find snow which means you’ll be surrounded by people having the time of their lives skiing down the mountain. Why not join them? And after all the sliding, there can’t be anything better than returning to a cosy, warm place where you can spend the rest of the day in the best company. If you need help finding that special place, we’re here for you. Here are the best places to stay in Guarda:

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 20, 2024.

1. Quinta do Seixo: a lovely stay for two couples (from USD 54)

This house is so romantic it will make you want to propose to your partner so you can enjoy places like this for the rest of your lives. The house is very traditional, as it is located in an 18th-century farm, with a typical Portuguese décor but with two double rooms decorated in a very charming way. There is one bathroom and a spacious living room; however, it doesn’t have a kitchen. To compensate, it has a fridge, a kettle and a microwave, but you’re on holidays so have some take away from the nearby restaurants instead! The house is located in Serra da Estrela natural park so you can expect great views and farm animals grazing among the olive and fruit trees outside.

Stayed at this property?
Faia, Guarda, Portugal
5.21 km (3.3 mi) from Museu de Guarda
261 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
every room has an incredible view of the mountain and the sunsets are breathtaking
the accommodation is comfortable the views and environment perfect
each room has a beautiful view
we loved the accommodation comfortable bed and spacious lounge with stunning views over the valley
it was very hot a fan would've been welcome in the bedroom
it was very clean and comfortable
the place was clean and comfortable
the interior is clean
our appartment was verry clean and furnished in every detail
the apartment was spotless and we would highly recommend this place
she was very kind and generous
ofelia is an amazing host
ofélia is the perfect host
ofelia was an outstanding host who went out of her way to help us
great old farm with amazing host and excellent spirit
a unique and memorable stay in a beautiful rural location
excellent experience with many different rooms to choose from this location would be great for large groups
found some nice hiking spots close to the range
a perfect place to relax and long walks
location was not in town but it was such a good getaway from the city
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2. Hotel Santos: rustic charm (from USD 65)

Hotel Santos is located in a renovated historical building overlooking the city wall. It’s right in the city centre and it’s perfect for those who are staying for a short period of time and want to be close to the most important attractions of the city. You’ll also be able to try the typical dishes of the region in the nearby restaurants within walking distance from the hotel. Your stay will surely be a charming one: the rustic interior of the hotel combined with the comfort of the rooms will give you the warm feeling of being at home, making it ideal for a family trip.

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Guarda, Portugal
110 meters (361.5 ft) from Museu de Guarda
33 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in bed and breakfast 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
however what was amazing was the warmth of the staff
beautiful hotel lovely hosts awesome breakfast cool town
perfect location in the center of the town
nice spot centrally located to walk all the tourist spots
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3. Casa da Carriça: a Portuguese experience in Guarda (from USD 115)

This beautiful house is located in a stunning place facing the mountains and the valley of the River Mondego. It is an independent cottage within a small stone-walled farm surrounded by vineyards and olive trees. The house features two double bedrooms, one bathroom with a hydro massage cabin and living room with kitchen area, making it a great place for a small family stay. You will be close to nature and the owners of the place will let you interact with the farm animals if you wish. Sounds just perfect, doesn’t it?

Stayed at this property?
Faia, Guarda District, Portugal
5.12 km (3.2 mi) from Museu de Guarda
38 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
perfection what an amazing place
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4. Hotel Pombeira: a place to rest between journeys (from USD 64)

Although it is a bit far from the historic centre of Guarda, this hotel offers good value-for-money accommodation, with spacious rooms and free parking. Each room is air-conditioned and includes a private balcony, where you can relax and enjoy the view. The rooms also have satellite TV channels, a work desk and a minibar, as well as a private bathroom with toiletries. If you’re on a road trip and would like to stop by Spain on your way, you can reach the border in 20 minutes. This hotel will offer you a comfortable stay and give you the energy you need to enjoy your journey through Portugal.

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Hotel Pombeira

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Outeiro de São Miguel
4.93 km (3.1 mi) from Museu de Guarda

Parking Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry

5. Solar De Alarcao: tradition in the heart of Guarda (from USD 103)

Solar De Alarcao is for those who like simplicity and comfort at the same time. This hotel is situated in a 17th-century building, with a garden and a terrace where you can relax while enjoying the beautiful view over Guarda. Each room is decorated with traditional Portuguese furnishings and features a TV, central heating and private bathroom.

The breakfast is excellent, composed of delicious products that are typical in the region and you can continue your Portuguese gastronomic journey in the great restaurants outside of the Solar. The place is also very close to Serra da Estrela Natural Park so if you’re visiting Guarda for just a couple of days and would like to see the most of it, this is the best option for you.

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Solar De Alarcao

Wifi Available

Address: Rua D. Miguel De Alarcão, 25
152 meters (0.1 ft) from Museu de Guarda

Parking Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Games room Breakfast in the room

6. Hotel Vanguarda Congress & Family: best stay, best views (from USD 85)

If you love heights, you’re going to love this hotel. It’s located at the highest point of the country, overlooking Serra da Estrela. The rooms are air-conditioned and include a cable TV, a minibar and a private bathroom with toiletries. Some of them feature a hot tub and a private balcony too! Have a delicious traditional meal at the restaurant and enjoy the amazing view over Serra da Estrela. If you’re there for the snow, the hotel offers ski storage where you can rent everything you need to have a great time in one of the most popular destinations in Portugal.

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Hotel Versatile

Wifi Available

Address: Av. Monsenhor Mendes Do Carmo
623 meters (0.4 ft) from Museu de Guarda

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Babysitting/child services

7. A historical cosy apartment

If you’re on a holiday trip with your partner, this amazing apartment is for you. Located in a fully renovated traditional stone house, the apartment offers all the modern comforts and facilities you’re used to but in a very Portuguese environment. It is sunny and light, featuring a bedroom area with a double bed, a sofa and a dining table. There’s Wi-Fi available, as well as a cable TV, but this is the best place to enjoy a book instead of scrolling down Facebook. Listen to the birds and take a break from reality in this beautiful place.

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Guarda, Portugal
194 meters (0.2 ft) from Museu de Guarda
44 reviews  
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

8. The Faia Collective Hostel: for the young (at heart)

If you’re a young traveller going on a journey with your friends, this eco hostel may be exactly what you’re looking for. You can choose from different options: dorm rooms, dorm tents, private rooms, private tents and, if you’re on a budget and a true nature lover, you can choose to put up your own tent! The rooms are shared but with a private entrance and bathroom. There are lockers and towels available, and a delicious organic breakfast available. This hostel is unique, very international and will give you a relaxing atmosphere combined with adventure. If you’re exploring Portugal with your best friends, this hostel will surely be something you’ll remember when you’re older.

Stayed at this property?
Guarda, Portugal
5.02 km (3.2 mi) from Museu de Guarda
Shared room in hostel 12 Beds 1 Bedroom 3 Bathrooms

Guarda: hidden in plain sight

Portugal is more than its major cities and famous beaches. It has enchanting places hidden in plain sight that you can discover if you’re willing to give them the chance they deserve. Guarda is one of those places. It is a place for nature lovers and adventurers and it has some incredible places that will sit in a corner of your mind forever. If you’re staying there, no matter for how long or during which season, our suggestions on the best places to stay after a day of exploring will surely help you keep Guarda in your heart forever.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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