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Hotel Vanguarda

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I stay two nights in this confortable and affordable hotel, a good place to stay and discover the beautiful region around, with lots of history to discover and real nice wines and cheeses to taste. And that's it.

Nice people to stay with, plenty of parking is super for a change, comfy room and bed. Pillows not so much, but OK. Out of the busy city, nice breakfast lots to choose from, would stay there again, huge supermarket just a block away. 120 CAN

We stayed here just for one night. The room was pleasant but the bathroom was a bit dated. We asked for a crib and they gave us a toddler bed that was too low for a small baby. The baby ended up sleeping with us because the bed was good and had a lot of space. The breakfast was good although it didn't have a lot of variety. Overall, perfectly pleasant stay for one night.

Nice large room. Beautiful view over the mountaina. Near the centre. 15 to 30 minutes on foot. Nice medium breakfast. The restaurant and breakfast room are at the top of the building and the view is quite beautiful: over the city and over the mountains. Things to improve: only two plugs to charge our devices... and one of them is behind the bedside table! The hairdryer could be better. But this is me, a person who always travels wirh her own hairdryer because hotel ones suck... The staff is really nice! And this matters!

Regarding that this is a 3 stars hotel, the Vanguarda Hotel is what I call a safe and pleasant choice. The reception is helpful, you can use the Hotel garage for a good price, breakfast was better than expected and it is quite central although the walk back to the hotel is quite steep. The reason I do not choose Excellent instead of Very Good for this review is because the inner decoration is not that nice and the first room I had, although it was a non-smoker room, the smell was so strong I had to ask for a change but the reception was fast and very helpful and somehow I dont blame them for a bad guest smoking in a non smoking room. I would gladly come back even because this region has a lot to visit.

We choose the hotel on a Saturday morning, on for about 58/night a double room, including breakfast. The hotel is almost on top of a hill, with enough space for parking. The wide view from the room included windmills, farms, hills and far mountains. The room was clean, quiet and warm. We enjoy the croissant from the breakfast, the bread was also good. On Sunday we had the dinner, for 15 euros/person there was free buffet with starters/salad and a good variety of meats (including boar). It was included a good regional wine (no headaches at all, really good wine). The restaurant is on the 4th floor with good views also. The music in the restaurant was quiet and good, a pity Shazam didn't catch it. It is located at arround 10 min walking from the center. The internet connection was OK, the personnel was kind, speaking good spanish and english. The bathroom was large, the water had a lot of pressure. It is a pleasant place to stop, and a good base to explore the surroundings of Guarda.

After a long journey it was a relief to check in to a welcome hotel late at night. Good and helpful reception on providing all necessary answers to our queries. The hotel is modern and is situated on top of a hill with great panoramic views. Room and facilities all very clean as expected of Portuguese hotels.

We were tempted to stay longer at this excellent hotel. It exceeds its 3* rating.It would be difficult to find a better hotel in this category. The rooms are airy, fresh and clean with crisp white cotton bed linen, although the pillows are tiny. A down side is the old fashioned tv. The views are stunning. We enjoyed the extensive buffet dinner and breakfast in the stylish, spacious dining room. Again, one can enjoy the views at leisure. We found the staff so helpful and professional. The road up to the hotel is quite precarious, due to sharps bends. Just 15 minutes from the Portugal/Spanish border the hotel is within easy reach of the motorway.

Very nice hotel in a beautiful, but very hilly, city. The panorama view from the restaurant is fantastic. Very affordable price. Good breakfast and parking close to the hotel. The city ogf Guarda is situated more than 1000 meters above sea. Besutiful scenary.

I have enjoy the Vanguarda hotel since more than 7 years ago and visited it each 2/3 years and more often during the last months. Although rated as a 3 stars its standards are higher. Much more a good 4stars than a formal 3, just old tv screens instead of flat ones. Not to miss its good continental breakfast Buffet at highesh floor with incredible panoramic view of Beira region. Good for a stop on the route towards bigger portuguese cities or to visit inner hidden Portugal.

Avenida Monsenhor Mendes Do Carmo Guarda

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Business center

Hotel Vanguarda is a short stroll from Guarda Cathedral and Museu da Guarda. This 82-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, a restaurant, and free in-room WiFi. In central Guarda, the hotel is also within a 30-minute drive of Torre Centum Cellas and Igreja de Sao Tiago.


Free buffet breakfast is served each morning from 8 AM to 10 AM. Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service.


Hotel Vanguarda's 82 rooms are soundproofed and provide minibars, safes, and desks. TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Hair dryers are also available.

Property features

Hotel Vanguarda features free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a business center. Self parking is available for EUR 5 per night. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a computer station, an arcade/game room, and free newspapers.

Room options

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

85% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 202 reviews