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Living Santa Cruz is located in a refurbished building in the historic center of Coimbra, next to Santa Cruz Church. Old Coimbra Cathedral is 1,650 feet from the property, while University of Coimbra is 2,300 feet away. Free WiFi is available throughout the property and guests can enjoy the on-site bar.

All units come with a private bathroom and a kitchenette equipped with a microwave, a stovetop. an electric kettle and other main appliances so guests can prepare their meals. A balcony or patio are featured in certain rooms. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hairdryer.

You will find a shared lounge at the property.

Portugal dos Pequenitos and Santa Clara Monastery can be reached in a 20-minute walk.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

Living Santa Cruz has been welcoming guests since Aug 22, 2017

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)

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

Breakfast Info

Continental, Buffet


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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Property questions and answers
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  • Boa noite, A kitchenette inclui frigorífico? Muito obrigado
    Sim, todos os quartos tem frigorifico.
    Answered on July 20, 2021
  • does 839 euros include 2 rooms?
    Good evening, as I only see the information that is in the question, it is not possible for me to answer. please complete the question.
    Answered on March 20, 2022
  • Hello i may want ro stay a month. Im looking for beauty, nature quiet and privacy. Dont want bunk beds. I want ro be on too floor. Is this available?
    Hello, first of all we thank you for your preference for Living Santa Cruz. Yes, we are available for one month but only on the first floor. Best reg..
    Answered on May 10, 2021
  • Where can I park?
    If you arriving by car will find public parking at a 50 meters. We recommend the park "P2" of the Municipal Market D. Pedro V for being the closest. I..
    Answered on August 30, 2021
  • How much is the car park per hour
    Mercado Municipal D Pedro V Mon-Sat 07:00 - 21:00 30 MinsFree 45 mins 0.15 € 1 Hour €0.30 90 Mins 0.70 € 2 Hours 1.10 € 15 Additional Mins €0.25 Is ..
    Answered on September 23, 2021
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Living Coimbra
Living Santa Cruz is a guesthouse with studio rooms, including bathroom, kitchenette and a private dining area. Some rooms have views over the Monastery of Santa Cruz and others have an interior balcony. The building was built in the beginning of the last century but went through a full renovation in 2017. On the ground floor there is a reception and a dining area where we serve breakfast. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the property and TV with national and foreign channels in all rooms. We provide anti-allergy pillows, free hygiene products, water, coffee and tea in all rooms. The parking place is only 50 meters away (paid). In the exceptional time we live in, your health and safety are even more important, so we intensify all cleaning and disinfection procedures in the rooms and common areas.
Hello welcome to Coimbra. My name is Joel and I am your host. Traveling around Coimbra means traveling through time. Our city is rich in history and culture. Coimbra is also a great city to stay and visit the entire downtown region. Less than an hour's drive away, you can explore the breathtaking landscapes of the Serra da Lousã with its typical Schist Villages, the long sandy beaches of the Costa de Prata or smaller towns like Aveiro, Águeda, Tomar or Viseu. I hope to have the opportunity to receive you soon.
Our guesthouse is located in the historical centre of the city of Coimbra. 100 meters away you will find markets, shops, cafés and restaurants. If you are physically fit you can visit the whole city and its major points of interest on foot. The city is divided between uptown and downtown, so you will find many up and downhill areas; luckily, 50m away you find a lift that connects both zones. A 10 minute walk is enough to reach the banks of the Mondego River or the famous Coimbra University, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take the opportunity to visit the Monastery of Santa Cruz, the Machado de Castro Museum, the Old Cathedral, the Major Seminary, the Botanical Garden, the Quinta das Lágrimas, the Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Velha or the Portugal dos Pequenitos. Let yourself go and enjoy the streets of Coimbra, among the students’ cloaks and cassocks, fado or serenades, take the remarkable opportunity to live the true academic spirit. By the end of your stay, you'll surely think that it wasn’t enough, because, as the famous song goes, Coimbra is even more enchanting, when it’s time to say farewell.
Languages spoken: English,Portuguese
Area info *
Amenities of Living Santa Cruz
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Terrace
  • Dining table
  • Cleaning products
  • Stovetop
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Live music/Performance Off-site Additional charge
  • Bar crawls Additional charge
  • Horseback riding Off-site Additional charge
  • Canoeing Off-site Additional charge
  • Fishing Off-site Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/out
  • Baggage storage
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Books, DVDs or music for children
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Child safety socket covers
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Key access
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Private entrance
  • Fan
  • Airport shuttle Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Portuguese

House rules

Living Santa Cruz takes special requests – add in the next step!


4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


8:30 AM - 11:00 AM


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.

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Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Payments by takes your payment for this stay on behalf of the property, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 11:00 PM and 7:00 AM.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please note that late check-in after has a surcharge of EUR 10 per hour. Check-in after 00:00 is not possible.

Please note that access to accommodations is always made via stairs. The property does not feature a elevator, therefore not recommended for guests with reduced mobility.

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.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

As a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has temporarily suspended its shuttle services.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

Please inform Living Santa Cruz 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.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

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

License number: 53597/AL

FAQs about Living Santa Cruz

  • Living Santa Cruz is 350 feet from the center of Coimbra.

  • Guests staying at Living Santa Cruz can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.2).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Buffet

  • Room options at Living Santa Cruz include:

    • Double

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

  • Living Santa Cruz offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Horseback riding
    • Bar crawls
    • Live music/Performance

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Living Santa Cruz by:

    • Car 1h 20min

  • Check-in at Living Santa Cruz is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.