Be prepared for a STEEP climb to this B&B, which is in the town (most others are on the outskirts of Coimbra). But it's a lovely place: everything is clean, and (unusually for Portugal) there was a hairdryer in our bathroom, which was useful.
The highlight here is the breakfast buffet. We had a choice of eggs, Dutch cheeses, chocolate sprinkles, different breads, jams and jellies, fruit and freshly squeezed orange juice. The owners are extremely helpful and happy to recommend restaurants and places to go in Coimbra - they are clearly passionate and knowledgeable about their town.
Being picky, the rooms and hallways could do with a lick of fresh paint - they are spotless but because the stairs are very narrow, the walls must take a battering with suitcases etc. Our bathroom (room 8 I think) also could have done with new soap/toothbrush holder accessories (chipped, and these should be quite inexpensive to replace). The bath towels were also a bit stiff but that may be personal preference! However, everything is lovely and clean, and we did not have any problems during our stay here. We'd definitely rebook if we came back to Coimbra.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa Pombal is a small bed & breakfast on the top of a hill in the historical heart of Coimbra. This old townhouse is utterly unpretentious and will stir feelings of nostalgia for those student years. The rooms are basic, but stylish decorated, each with its own Portuguese atmosphere. All rooms have heating and most rooms have private bathrooms. Some rooms have a beautiful view over the city and the river Mondego. Breakfast is Included in the price. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Casa Pombal Hotel Coimbra