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Residencia Filipe: Cozy and comfortable stay

There may be a few larger hotels in town, but honestly, why do you need them. Guarda is a very small town and Residencia Filipe is centrally located and was a very comfortable stay.

The room was 30Eur for a double, including breakfast. The rooms are not the largest, but there was still ample space. The furniture and beds is old wood, giving it a more antique feel.

The floors are wood and the building is a bit old, but well kept. That means that the room may be cool. There are ample blankets available and the heaters work well.

The staff speaks Portuguese, English and some Spanish, even some French too. They were all very helpful to answer our questions and point us in the right direction.

The hotel's floors are accessed by a high, rather steep stair case in the center atrium. No lift or elevator is available.

Breakfast is a simple European continental breakfast with some breads, cheese, jam, ham, juice and coffee. But it is included in the room rate.

WiFi is free of charge, but may only be accessible near the lobby where signal is strong.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written May 5, 2011
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Residencia Filipe


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Solar de Alarcao: A Private Chapel

One of the other interesting things about this place, was that it had its own chapel built right into the building! Here, it is visible at the left with its own bell and large doorway with a Latin inscription etched above it in granite. This 'lord of the manor' must have had some clout when this place was built!

The large doorway to the right leads to an inner set of steps with leads up to the second level balcony. That is the entranceway into the house that we used. Our room was on the other side of the house looking out over Guarda.

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: Family Travel, Road Trip
  • Written September 6, 2004
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Your Own Church?


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Solar de Alarcao: More Antiques

This is another view of the room, showing the entrance to the bathroom as well as more of the antiques that adorn this house from top to bottom. Along the hallways were very interesting old maps of Portugal and all sorts of antique furniture.

This manor house also has a private sitting room and dining room, but we did not use those. Also, the price of our accommodations here did not include breakfast, something different from the other Residencials and Pensaos that we stayed in during our trip.

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: Family Travel, Road Trip
  • Written September 4, 2004
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More Antiques


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  • Bwana_Brown profile photo Bwana_Brown
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Solar de Alarcao: Our Bedroom

The Solar de Alarcao only has three bedrooms, all with double beds and ensuite bathrooms. When we arrived, the young lady who met us took us for a look at the two available rooms before we settled on this one. An interesting twist on their rate structure was that the room would cost us E80 (US$100) if we used both beds but only E70 if we snuggled up together!

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: Road Trip, Family Travel
  • Written September 4, 2004
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Antique Beds


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Solar de Alarcao: An Ancient Manor House

When choosing our accommodations from Canada a couple of weeks before we left for Portugal, I chose the Solar de Alarcao so we could have a glimpse of what it would be like to stay in a really old building. Built in 1686, this solid granite manor house, located only steps away from the 'Se' (cathedral), did not disappoint!!

In addition to the house itself, the car park is also surrounded by granite walls and the entrance is controlled by a large and heavy iron-grilled gate that was fun to operate!

Lots of history, antiques furnish the rooms and hallways. A different experience!

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Family Travel, Road Trip
  • Written September 4, 2004
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Granite Manor House - built in 1686


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