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Set in a renovated 1940’s building, Despertar Saudade offers accommodations in the heart of Coimbra, 1,500 feet from the University of Coimbra, classified as World Heritage by UNESCO. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property.

This guest house offers air-conditioned single, double and triple rooms, all featuring a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a private bathroom with free toiletries and a hairdryer. There are also a double rooms with kitchenette, for those who wish to prepare their own meals. Some rooms feature a balcony.

A variety of restaurants, cafes and bars can be found in the vicinity and there is a shared dining area at the property. After a day exploring the city, guests can relax in the shared living room or in the spacious terrace, fitted with tables and chairs.

The Old Cathedral of Coimbra is 2,950 feet from Despertar Saudade, while the monastery of Santa Clara a Velha is 1.2 mi away. Coimbra Train Station is 0.7 mi from the property, and the nearest airport is Porto International Airport, 81 mi away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

Despertar Saudade has been welcoming guests since Jun 23, 2016

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Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.2)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.


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Max adults: 1
Single Room
  • 1 twin bed
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Max adults: 2. Max children: 1
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Max adults: 3. Max children: 1
Triple Room
  • 1 twin bed and
  • 1 queen bed
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Max adults: 2. Max children: 1
Double Room
  • 1 queen bed
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Despertar Saudade

Despertar Saudade

Located in Praça da República, in Coimbra’s heart the heart of the city, the Despertar Saudade Local Lodge is in a building dating to the 1940’s, specifically rebuilt for the purpose of hosting tourists providing our best amenities. The guesthouse consists of three double rooms with separate kitchenette, a simple double room, a triple room, and four single rooms. Every room has thematic decor related to the history of the city, all with air conditioning, cable TV, free Wi-Fi access, and private bathroom with shower, reading area with desk, a fridge, microwave oven, and kitchen utensils ( cups, glasses and others which allow basic food preparation). Some rooms have a balcony with view to the Praça.

Despertar Saudade presents varied features that allow event/ venue creation on its terraces,providing a professional team that will be delighted to help and support guests in whatever is necessary. Jardim da Sereia («Mermaid» Garden) is 150 meters (490 feet) away from the Lodge, and the Alta, where you can find the University of Coimbra, classified as World Heritage by UNESCO, is about 10 minutes walking. Our central location allows quick access to all major city historical locations, on foot, or by public transportation.

In the immediate vicinity, guests will find countless restaurants and bars, night bars and clubs, university canteens, post offices, banks, and several tourist attractions including, amongst others, the Gil Vicente Academic Theatre (TAGV) and the famous Biblioteca Joanina (Joanina Library) of the University of Coimbra.

Languages spoken: English, Portuguese

Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • S. Sebastião Aqueduct
    0.2 miles
  • University of Coimbra
    0.2 miles
  • Coimbra Old Cathedral
    0.4 miles
  • Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz
    0.4 miles
  • Coimbra Football Stadium
    0.8 miles
  • Santa Clara a Velha Monastery
    0.9 miles
  • Portugal dos Pequenitos
    0.9 miles
  • Convento de Santa Clara a Nova
    0.9 miles
  • Quinta das Lagrimas
    1 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Cafe/Bar Cartola
    0 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Luna Cervejaria
    0 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Pastelaria Universidade
    0 miles
  • Restaurant Cufra Grill
    0.1 miles
  • Restaurant Três à Mesa
    0.1 miles
  • Restaurant Café Atenas
    0.3 miles
Top attractions
  • Palace of Bussaco
    10.2 miles
  • Malo Clinic Spa Luso
    12.3 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Ocean/Sea Oceano Atlantico
    24.9 miles
  • Mountain Bussaco-Luso
    28 miles
  • River Mondego
    0.5 miles
Public transit
  • Train Coimbra-A Train Station
    0.7 miles
How to get to Despertar Saudade from Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport
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Amenities of Despertar Saudade
Great facilities! Review score, 8.9
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Shared kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Private check-in/out
  • Express check-in/out
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Portuguese
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Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules
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From 4:00 PM


12:00 PM - 12:30 PM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 6 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 5 years
Crib by request

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

The maximum number of cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Mastercard Visa Despertar Saudade accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Parties/events are not allowed


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please note that there is no elevator at the property.

Please note that daily housekeeping service is included.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

Please inform Despertar Saudade of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Payment before arrival by bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

License number: 29816/AL

FAQs about Despertar Saudade

  • Check-in at Despertar Saudade is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:30 PM.

  • The prices at Despertar Saudade may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Despertar Saudade offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Despertar Saudade is 2,600 feet from the center of Coimbra.

    • From the nearest airport, you can get to Despertar Saudade by:

      • Car 1h 20min

    • Room options at Despertar Saudade include:

      • Single
      • Double
      • Triple