Solar Egas Moniz, Paço de Sousa
|Rua dos Monges Beneditinos, 158, 4560-380, Paço de Sousa, Porto, Porto and North, PORTUGAL.|
Description: Solar Egas MonizLocated in the heart of the Penafiel region, Solar Egas Moniz is set in a lovingly restored and modernised late 19th century manor house. Standing in a large garden and surrounded by vineyards Solar Egas Moniz offers exclusive bed and breakfast accommodation in a friendly, tranquil atmosphere.
Perfect for relaxing visits to this beautiful region of northern Portugal, Solar Egas Moniz is just steps away from the Paço de Sousa monastery, an important Romanesque-Gothic monument, and the property is close to a number of landmarks on the Sousa Valley Romanesque Route, including the Monastery of São Pedro de Cête. Solar Egas Moniz offers magnificent opportunities for exploring this historic area, and activities available nearby include a wide range of fascinating mountain bike trails, horse riding and rafting. Gastronomic routes and wine tastings are also available, and for younger guests, the Amarante Water Park and Magikland 4 Kids are also close at hand.
Within the property itself, guests can enjoy the large gardens, which include an organic kitchen garden, a children's play area, and a fine swimming pool with sun loungers and umbrellas. Indoors, there is a comfortable library, and a dining room where the delicious breakfast of home-made cakes and jams and fresh garden produce is served every day. Solar Egas Moniz's ten exclusive rooms are located in two wings of the house; the original historic wing, and the newly constructed Popular Art section, connected to the main house by a glass corridor.
Type of rooms: Solar Egas MonizDouble or Twin Room:
Each air-conditioned room has a private bathroom, flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi and a view. All rooms are individually decorated and include popular art of the northern region.
The Popular Art Rooms are part of a new wing that is connected to the main house by a modern glassed corridor. One large double bed or two single beds. Room size 14 sq m.
Classic Double or Twin Room:
The Historical Rooms are situated on the first floor. All feature a private bathroom, flat-screen TV, air-conditioning and free Wi-Fi. Some rooms boast a view of the green valley of Paço de Sousa. One large double bed or two single beds. Room size 16 sq m.
The bright air-conditioned room boasts big windows, a private bathroom, flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi. Located in the historical wing of the house, the family room has a view of the interior of the house.
The sofa bed can accommodate up to two 12 year-old children. One sofa-bed, one large double bed. Room size 19 sq m.
The spacious Junior Suite features lots of natural light, a flat-screen TV and private bathroom. The room has a small veranda with a view to the stained glass window of the House. One double bed. Room size 20 sq m.
No possibility of adding extra beds.
Additional information: Solar Egas Moniz
Pets are allowed on request.
Transfers can be arranged on prior notice.
On request, Solar Egas Moniz offers guests a wide range of tailor-made services and activities, including a bar and restaurant service, private events and business meetings, a wine bar with tapas, embroidery workshops, bicycle hire and picnics.
To reserve a room, a nonrefundable deposit of 30% by bank transfer may be required.
All costs, prices, and policies, including exchange rates, package deals, and cancellation policy may change and should be confirmed with the hotel upon booking.
Number of rooms: 10
Official category: Guest House.
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 2013.
Languages spoken: Portuguese, English, French, Spanish.Smoking policy: Non-smoking property. Smoking outdoors only.
Credit cards accepted: No credit cards accepted.
How to get here: Solar Egas Moniz is 30 minutes from Oporto. You can use car or instead by train (the house is 10 minute walk from the train station). Also they can arrange a transfer from the airport if you wish.
GPS Coordinates: 41° 10' 4.47'' N 8° 20' 31.57'' W
Nearest airport: Porto Airport - 36,7 km.