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Reviews of Hotel Vanguarda Congress & Family 3 stars

Av. Monsenhor Mendes Do Carmo, 6300 - 586 Guarda, Portugal

#4 of 10 hotels in Guarda

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Review score

Based on 675 hotel reviews

8.6

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    8.9

  • Comfort

    8.6

  • Location

    8.4

  • Facilities

    8.5

  • Staff

    9

  • Value for money

    8.6

  • Free WiFi

    8.7

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  • Reviewed: 31 December 2017

    9.6
    Warm and comfortable
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Not enough sockets to charge mobile phones, laptop etc.

    Clean, comfortable, large rooms. Restaurant has superb food at very reasonable prices. Views are stunning. Secure garage available if required.

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 30 November 2017

    10
    Guarda in winter
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Nothing really.

    The staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was quiet and clean. It is very central and easy to find with a lot of parking in front of the hotel so not necessary to pay garage space. Lovely view from restaurant and room.

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 13 September 2017

    10
    Always good value and an ideal place to stay when travelling to and from the south of Portugal.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    New TVs with loads of channels via the internet, free internet WiFi, garage parking, short distance from the motorway and easy to get to, good views and great staff.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 6 September 2017

    7.1
    Breakfast was very nice.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Rooms small. Shower ran all over the floor. Enclosure wasn't high enough. Needed 2 beds. Hard to find rooms with 2 double/queen beds

    Breakfast was very nice. Lovely view. All staff courteous

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 22 August 2017

    9.6
    Nice stay in a very good hotel in a pleasant city.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Location is good, close to the historical town. The view is fantastic. The food both for dinner and breakfast is excellent. The city looks very clean and nice. The stuff is very helpful. Especially the guy at the reception.first he found a charger for my phone (I forgot mine in the previous hotel), second, he noticed me in the city, when iost my way, and brought me back to the hotel. We are very content with our stay.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 28 July 2017

    10
    Spectacular views from a superior hotel!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Nothing

    Breathtaking views, the highest part of Portugal. Staff went out of their way to help! Wonderful breakfast as well as gourmet dinner and grewat wine list!

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 21 July 2017

    7.5
    Super friendly staff and lovely dinner.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Quite a steep uphill walk into town or other restaurants. Bathrooms and bedrooms could do with some upgrading as it feels a little tired and more like a business user hotel than a holiday spot.

    Super friendly staff and lovely dinner. Good breakfast too. Lovely views and secure parking Public areas/restaurant/bar were all spotlessly clean and modern.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 4 November 2016

    9.6
    Great location.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Breakfast - bacon and scambled eggs were cold.

    Great location. Views out over surrounding countryside. Parking underneath hotel was easy. Old town nearby.

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 6 October 2016

    10
    What a view!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    I did not like to leave the hotel :(

    What a view! The best mornings in Portugal I probably had (ok, second best after Azores islands :-)) I totally recommend this hotel and would definitely stay again if they promise me to give a room facing the same side as I had last time (on the back side of the hotel)!!! BTW, breakfasts were also pretty good .. ohh and the view from the breakfast room got even better!!!

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 9 September 2016

    10
    Very good stay, as usual.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Old TVs showing local programs. Take your pads or laptops and use the free WiFi offered to watch free TV services on the internet.

    The rooms are air conditioned to take the edge off the 30+ temperatures, and the very good ensuite facilities include a hair dryer. The food served in the resterant is very good, but was sorry that I didn't manage to eat it all. There was also plenty to chose from when having breakfast the following morning. The free wifi was very useful for keeping up with UK news and watching UK TV, also the garage parking under the hotel was much appreciated.

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 9 September 2016

    10
    Very good stay, as usual.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Old TVs showing local programs. Take your pads or laptops and use the free WiFi offered to watch free TV services on the internet.

    The rooms are air conditioned to take the edge off the 30+ temperatures, and the very good ensuite facilities include a hair dryer. The food served in the resterant is very good, but was sorry that I didn't manage to eat it all. There was also plenty to chose from when having breakfast the following morning. The free wifi was very useful for keeping up with UK news and watching UK TV, also the garage parking under the hotel was much appreciated.

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 29 August 2016

    9.6
    We use the hotel as a one night stop en route to another venue. We made a mistake we should stayed a
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Nothing It would be hard to find something to complain about

    A lovely hotel well situated and the room was excellent, there were excellent garage facilities at only €2.50 per night, or some street parking outside the hotel. We used the restaurant for our evening meal, food was of an excellent quality and the staff were very friendly and helpful.

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 16 August 2016

    7.5
    Good location for one night acommodation
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Dim lights, not important during the day but uncomfortable at night.

    Included breakfast. Good location, not close to the center of the town but easy to get to, silent and comfortable.

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 21 July 2016

    7.5
    Nice for a couple of days and very close to the old town.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    The rooms are a bit outdated could use a renovation.

    Free parking and WIFI. We also liked the view from our room. The location is very handy, close to the historical old town.

    Stayed in June 2016

  • Reviewed: 4 July 2018

    7.1
    location
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    breakfast

    location

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 4 July 2018

    8.8
    Great place to stay in Guarda if your are travelling for work
    • Business trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing really

    Location, facilities, friendly staff.

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 25 June 2018

    7.9
    would stay again if in the area
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    all Good

    secure parking under hotel. View from bedroom and dining room. Quality and choice of food.

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 10 June 2018

    8.3
    Love Salamanca
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Twin beds prefer a dounle bed

    Very convient location with parking

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 14 May 2018

    10
    Simple but nice and clean
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Simple but nice and clean

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 7 May 2018

    6.3
    No tea and coffee making facilities in the room.
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    No tea and coffee making facilities in the room.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 7 April 2018

    9.2
    Location, good value for money
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    More vegetarian proposes for breakfast are accepted. 5€ parking

    Location, good value for money

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 6 April 2018

    5.8
    Really good for an overnight stay while travelling to meet family. Learnt more about Guarda.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Instructions to get to the hotel

    Food tasty, bed comfy, clean, friendly helpful staff.

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 31 March 2018

    10
    Nice town
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nice town

    Stayed in March 2018

  • Reviewed: 27 November 2017

    9.2
    it is a 3 * hotel with a very high quality
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Excelent breakfast

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 9 October 2017

    10
    SUPERB
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    A VERY NICE DESIGN HOTEL WITH FANTASTIC VIEWS.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 27 September 2017

    8.3
    Lovely room and good breakfast
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    None

    Location, room, breakfast , friendly stuff

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 15 September 2017

    10
    Comfortable & relaxing after a long Journey
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Nothing

    Friendly Staff Beautiful Views

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 30 June 2017

    9.2
    Comfortable Hotel
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Comfortable Hotel. Good bedroom. Good breakfast.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 12 June 2017

    8.3
    Landline telephone comunication
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Landline telephone comunication

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 5 June 2017

    5.0
    Oranges at breakfast were really good
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Staff were poorly trained

    Oranges at breakfast were really good

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 4 June 2017

    5.4
    great view, friendly staff, could do better with cleanness level and facilities
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    the level of cleanness in the room was not satisfactory.

    View from rooms is outstanding. staff was welcoming and friendly and gave us good tips/

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 5 November 2016

    10
    Very nice
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    I found nothing not to like

    The staff was really helpfull and friendly

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 28 September 2016

    9.2
    If you have a car, this hotel is excellent for your Guarda stay.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing

    Breakfast Free and strong wifi Free parking Easy access from the highway

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 24 September 2016

    8.8
    Good place to stay
    • With a pet
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Everything

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 15 September 2016

    9.2
    This excellent hotel is convenient for the motorway, just 15 minutes from the Spain/Portugal border.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The tiny pillows. The old fashioned TVs.

    Crisp white linen. The view. Professional, courteous staff. Very good buffet evening meal and breakfast.

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 8 August 2016

    9.2
    Everything fine.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Everything fine. Very good value for money.

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 21 July 2016

    9.6
    Nice bed
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nice bed

    Stayed in July 2016

  • The following reviews were written more than 24 months ago. They no longer impact the property's overall review score – but may still be helpful when choosing the perfect place to stay.

  • Reviewed: 9 February 2016

    7.9
    The location was good, a bit far from train station but in...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    When we arrived, the reception told us we should wait for 15 minutes for the room to get ready, we waited for 35 minutes and no one called us. So we asked the reception again and we noticed the previous person there, has left without leaving any notes for the next one about us, so we picked up finally the key. At the breakfast when I asked the waiter to refill the cheese plate which was empty, he just looked at me and didn't do it at all. And in general the breakfast was too simple.

    The location was good, a bit far from train station but in close distant from historical part of the city. Our room had a great view and it was clean and quiet although you could hear everything from the corridor.

  • Reviewed: 3 November 2015

    7.1
    Clean and tidy with helpful staff.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    We'd booked a double with a balcony, but got a twin with no balcony. We'd booked breakfast, but had to leave before the kitchen opened, so were provided with a "lunch box". These were very poor - two rolls, an apple and a bottle of undrinkable pear "nectar". Some pastries and a can of iced tea would have been a significant improvement. No facilities for making hot drinks in the room - this is a basic facility that even pensões provide.

    Clean and tidy with helpful staff.

  • Reviewed: 5 May 2016

    10
    Very affordable.
    • Solo traveller

    Very affordable. Magnificent view over the hills and valley.

  • Reviewed: 26 March 2016

    8.3
    No disappointment.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    Orange juice based on oranges.

    No disappointment. Promises were kept.

  • Reviewed: 22 March 2016

    7.5
    general ambiance and friendly staff
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    the buffet meal on the Saturday evening was disappointing after excellent meal 2 weeks earlier.

    general ambiance and friendly staff

  • Reviewed: 10 January 2016

    9.6
    Very friendly staff.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Very friendly staff. Good restaurant. Good and secure parking. Easy to find.

  • Reviewed: 1 November 2015

    8.3
    The availability and kindness of staff
    • Solo traveller

    The availability and kindness of staff

  • Reviewed: 6 October 2015

    7.5
    The room was very hot and the air conditioning did not work.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The room was very hot and the air conditioning did not work.

  • Reviewed: 13 September 2015

    9.6
    Great views
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    The maid have put the sheets on too tight,I didn't realise until the next morning

    Great views

  • Reviewed: 2 September 2015

    10
    people working there are very nice and accomodating, thanks...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    nothing!

    people working there are very nice and accomodating, thanks to them it was a really nice place to stay! thank you!

  • Reviewed: 2 September 2015

    8.8
    Location
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Rooms & bathrooms are looking a bit dated, could do with an update

    Location

  • Reviewed: 7 August 2015

    10
    Location.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    Nothing

    Location. Great evening meal. And helpful staff

  • Reviewed: 17 July 2015

    10
    Staff were excellent, and very helpful.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    Nothing

    Staff were excellent, and very helpful. I would definitely recommend it

  • Reviewed: 10 June 2015

    9.2
    Clean and modern
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Clean and modern

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