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Quinta Das Lagrimas

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This hotel has the most beautiful gardens I have seen in a Hotel, the staff is super nice and the decor makes you feel in another century with style, the rooms are nice, my only complain will be the smell on the bathrooms , it seems there is a problem with the water on the property , besides that its a great experience and the food is very good

Pros : Nice rooms, very comfortable beds Huge gardens Peaceful & quiet Cons: Not in the city centre - about 20 mins walk Not many restaurants and shops near by. However it is within walking distance to Restaurante Piscinas do Mondego, which was good.

Our favorite hotel on our trip to Portugal and Spain, really an exvellent experience. A former palace, set in large grounds, of lawns, gardens, and forest. The grounds include an amphitheater, where we heard classical music concerts both nights of our stay; it happend that our stay coincided with a cultural festival in Coimbra, which used the amphitheater as its venue. So this was just our good fortune. I noticed that several commenters have mentioned that the hotel seems outdated. This may reflect the fact that some of the visitors here are people who demand absolutely the newest. There are different kinds of travelers. For people who like something that is different, elegant, with history, this hotel is very difficult to beat. If you want hypermodern, it is not the hotel for you. The hotel has two pools, one outdoors, and one indoors as part of the hotel's spa. Both are reasonably sized, and both were a pleasure to swim in. The building has rambling wings, that go off in different directions, and are fun to explore. I particularly liked their old-world library, with two levels of books, most really quite old; tons of fun for me (I like old books). Some young girls, free of their parents, also had fun looking at the musty tomes; I was reminded of Eloise at The Plaza. The hotel has an "honor bar" in a nice old sitting room; we had a drink there after one of the evening concerts. We had dinner one night in their bar area, at a table for two by a window. I found the food was quite good. Breakfast was excellent, as good or better as any we had on our trip, with tasty baked goods made on premises. We had a nice walk through the forest behind the hotel, into the hills behind the building complex, and through some of the gardens. Their gardens include a Japanese rock garden, somewhat in the style of Ryōan-ji. We found Hotel Quinta das Lagrimas a first-rate hotel, with excellent rooms, food, and service, and wonderful grounds. It was the highlight of our two- week stay in Spain and Portugal.

We had an amazing stay at this fabulous hotel. We were upgraded to a suite with a private garden looking on to the grounds. It has an internal Japanese Garden and a Roman Garden. A great chic pool, a library, lovely bar and amazing staff. I could not recommend it more highly. There's also a spa and amphitheatre. Breakfast was fab, and more of the restaurant in a separate review.

This is a very nice and charming small luxury hotel. Reception was friendly and the concierge showed the path to the room, which required a little walk through the connecting hallway. Room as well as bathroom were spacious and clean. Breakfast buffet was OK, not extraordinary. All in all, the staff was very friendly and helpful.

We liked the character of the old part of the Hotel and our charming room, which was a little tired but we could open the window, see trees and heard birds after a sightseeing in Coimbra with it´s awesame biblioteka! and other monuments. The food in the evening was wonderful, the best mousse au chocolat ever!

There are many positive things to say about the Quinta das Lagrimas: it's in a beautiful setting in a gated park; the location is peaceful and still within about a 25-minute walk over a pedestrian bridge to the downtown; the hotel offers generally very good to excellent service; the rooms and dining areas are lovely; and there's a nice outdoor pool next to the new section. Despite its generally fine quality, the hotel served up surprisingly inconsistent food. While all dishes were very artfully presented, some were much better than others. The one that stands out most distinctly was not a positive experience: a special request for a vegetarian meal led to an especially bland and disappointing spaghetti and tomato sauce dish. Still, the grounds and setting of this hotel are hard to beat, and if only for that reason, it's well worth staying there. Tip: The entrance to the hotel is via a locked gate that swings out. You have to press a call button and request entry. Be sure to leave enough room so the gate doesn't swing into your car. Tip #2: The front entrance to the old palace section is via a tall set of stairs that may pose a problem for anyone with mobility concerns. Staff at the reception area will help you with your bags.

This hotel is rated one of the fine small hotels in the world, yet it lacked some basics on our recent visit: the thermostat in our room was broken so an engineer was sent up late at night who managed to get heat but no temperature regulation. We finally just turned it off since it became a steam bath. The next day they reported it fixed but it wasn't at all so they brought a portable radiator and shut the system down. Furthermore, there wasn't enough hot water for a bath the first day, when we suffered through tepid baths. This they fixed by the second day though. On a trivial note, for the nightly welcome drink, my sister got a nice dry red wine but I had to have white because the bottle of red had been used up. Wasn't there another? When you are paying top dollar for a luxury hotel, you expect the basics to work. When they don't, you expect some recognition of your inconvenience. A discount (they have you pay in advance), a dinner in the hotel on them, at least a fruit and cheese plate in the room. This is just not how a highly ranked hotel should behave and I will have a hard time recommending it.

a nice hotel. probably past it’s gloriy days but charming nonetheless. Restaurant is very good, server, food friendly staff. excellent value. this hotel is located just a comfortable walk from the historic town.

We stayed for two nights in a large suite with a balcony and liked every minute being there. Excellent park around the hotel. Friendly and helpful staff. High quality food in the Arcades restaurant. A knowledgeable sommelier: vinho verde suggested by her was exceptionally good.

Rua Antonio Augusto Goncalves Coimbra

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Portugal dos Pequenitos
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet parking

Portugal dos Pequenitos is a short stroll from Quinta Das Lagrimas, and other popular attractions like Velha Cathedral are within a mile (2 km). This 54-room, 5-star hotel has a full-service spa along with an outdoor pool and an indoor pool. Located centrally in Coimbra, it's also near Santa Cruz Church and Convento de Santa Clara-a-Velha.


Free buffet breakfast is served each morning from 7:30 AM to 11 AM. Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.


Quinta Das Lagrimas's 54 soundproofed rooms provide minibars, free newspapers, and safes. Guests can enjoy satellite TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers. In-room massages are available, and other amenities include phones and desks.

Property features

Quinta Das Lagrimas features a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and an outdoor pool. You can take advantage of free valet parking, along with an area shuttle for a fee. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a children's pool, a health club, and a sauna.

Room options

Room, Garden Area

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Room (Palace)

Queen 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3


Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

75% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1124 reviews