Distributed between 3 buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries, on a narrow cobblestone street, the Sapienta is a boutique hotel is located next to the University of Coimbra, on top of the hill overlooking the Mondego river. The style is modern, a sort of quasi-rustic minimalism, with artwork made from the pages of classic Portuguese books.
Rooms too, are themed after figures from Portuguese literature and come with a flat-screen TV with cable channels and private bathrooms. Selected rooms have balconies and floor-to-ceiling glass doors, kitchenettes, coffeemakers and/or river views.
Breakfast is available. There’s a rustic-chic tapas bar, in addition to a leafy courtyard patio and a rooftop terrace with stunning views.
• 22 rooms (20-60m2)
• Hotel opened: June 2017