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Sapientia Boutique Hotel

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"A contemporary hotel that respects what was left behind by the past"

Once Upon a Time...

Sapientia Boutique Hotel is located in the heart of Coimbra's Alta, near the University of Coimbra in an area full of history and culture considered by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

In this boutique hotel you will have the opportunity to find the old architecture of the buildings where it is inserted due to the careful recovery combined with a modern touch. Stay in a room with a breathtaking view of the Joanina Library or a Loft with the old 19th century layout and a direct walkway to the Portuguese Patio.

Taste the delicacies of Tasca das Tias Camellas and let yourself be dazzled by the views over the river, Coimbra and University of the city from the rooftop.

Coimbra is part of the history of Portugal and also represents the future, as it is in this city that is one of the most prestigious universities in the country. Discover the places that breathe Fado de Coimbra and enjoy, get inspired and know Portugal in its intimacy and authenticity.

Reasons To Love It
  • Unique location, opposite to the University of Coimbra and Joanina Library
  • Unique landscape on the River Mondego from the rooftop
  • Sleep in a contemporary place filled with history

Important Information

  • 22 rooms in total
  • Tapas & Wine Bar "Tasca das Tias Camellas"
  • Rooftop
  • Outdoor Patio
  • Historic building

This is a project shared by two couples: André Sardet and Catarina Mesquita Dutra and José Manuel Portugal and Maria Israel Portugal. With areas as diverse as music, engineering, journalism and teaching, they shared the same challenge of restoring three interconnected buildings with architecturally distinctive features and transforming them into a personalized hotel. With a lot of decoration on the basis of the books, once we are in a privileged area at the level of knowledge, this project also wanted to incorporate the wine and so every day at 6 pm, when the university bell rings, guests know that it is the wine time

  • Situated in the High of Coimbra, the Sapientia Boutique Hotel allows unforgettable visits to the University of Coimbra and the river;
  • Visit the ruins of Conimbriga, a former Roman center of the 9th century;
  • Do not miss the à Capella for a true fado experience in Coimbra.

From Lisbon, head towards Coimbra on the A1. Then take the A31 towards the city center, you will find a roundabout, get off at the second exit.

Cross the bridge that crosses the Mondego River and turn right, at the next roundabout, turn right and go straight ahead. Turn right next and follow the signs for the University of Coimbra, you will find us in front of the Biblioteca Joanina and the Stairs of Minerva.

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Check-in is from 2 pm, and check-out is until 12 noon.

Cancellation policy: Up to 7 days before date of arrival, without any penalty. Cancellations after this date or in case of no-show have a penalty in the total amount of the stay.

Sapientia Boutique Hotel does not accept pets. Smoking is prohibited and there are no handicapped accesses.

As payment, Sapientia Boutique Hotel accepts: Visa, Mastercard, ATM, and cash.