3-star Hotel / Parador
HCOI3, Coimbra, Portugal
City hotel in the heart of Coimbra
This three-star, family run, city hotel is ideally located in central Coimbra just a short walk from the old town, the riverside and the university.
Nearly all the rooms offer wonderful views to the city and the breakfast room and roof-top terrace have one of the best views Coimbra has to offer.
The staff are exceptionally helpful and friendly and will go out of their way to make sure you feel at home from the moment you enter and get the most out of your stay in the city.
The hotel offers free valet-parking, making your arrival even more welcoming!
The hotel has 55 rooms and offers standard rooms, family rooms (sleeping up to four) and 10 superior rooms on the fifth floor with floor-to-ceiling picture windows and small balconies to make the most of the superb view.
Every room is equipped with air conditioning, telephone, satellite television, individual safe, bathroom with hair-dryer, double-glazing and free Wi-Fi.
Free valet parking
Luggage Deposit service (for leaving day)
Business Centre with computers for clients use
Free Bicycle Rental
A full breakfast buffet is offered in the top-floor breakfast room (outstanding views).
There is also a roof-top bar where drinks and light snacks are available.
Hotel Facilities24 Hour Reception
WiFi all areas
Shared Lounge / TV Area
No smoking in hotel
Sports and WellbeingBicycle hire
Room facilities (all rooms)En-suite bathroom
Fridge / Minibar
Tea/Coffee making facilities
Shower over bathtub
Safe deposit box
Bars / restaurants within walking distance of the hotel
Bistro serving lighter meals
Bar with terrace, open to the public, serving drinks and light snacks
AccessibilityFacilities adapted for guests with reduced mobility
Room(s) adapted for guests with reduced mobility
Parking space adapted for guests with reduced mobility
ParkingGarage parking (free)
Electric vehicle charging station
PetsNo pets allowed
Pets allowed by prior arrangement - please consult
Home to Portugal's most ancient, most important and certainly most monumental University which sits at the city's highest point alongside the imposing Romanesque Cathedral with the Jewish Quarter just below, Coimbra, has an immensely rich history which is plain to see.
Originally founded by the Romans, Coimbra was then settled and developed by the Moors before having a stint as the nation's capital in the 12th century. Each era has left its mark but nearly 500 years as Portugal's leading university city is undoubtedly what gives Coimbra its unique character.
Museums galore, a Fado tradition peculiar to the city and walls covered with highly political graffiti are part of the legacy as much as the wonderful buildings, chapels and library of the university itself.
- Visit the University buildings around the Patio das Escolas.
- Sé Velha – the Cathedral, one of Portugal's finest Romanesque churches.
- Take in a fado show – Coimbra style of course.
- Wander around the Jewish Quarter – especially magical by night.
- Sample the local wines from the Dão region.
- Machado do Castro Museum – one of Portugal's leading art galleries built over the Roman Forum with stunning views over the city.
- Science Museum – set in an old monastery, again with stunning views.
- Take a trip to historic Viseu, centre of the Dão wine region.
- Romantic Quinta das Lágrimas, historic palace just over the river from the town centre.
- Visit the Roman ruins at Conímbriga.