Solar Egas Moniz-Charming House & Local Experiences
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Rua dos Monges Beneditinos, n.º 158, Paço de Sousa Penafiel (Porto - Portugal)

Information: +34 914 879 017
Hotel phone: +351 962 168 254

  • "Oporto. A bourgeois house on the Romanesque Route of the Sousa Valley."

Solar Egas Moniz is a late 19th century bourgeois house in the parish of Paço de Sousa, only 30 minutes away from the city of Porto, which has been restored maintaining its traditional characteristics, in order to offer a comfortable and relaxed stay to those who want to enjoy nature and the historical...

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  • Total Rooms 10
  • Family rooms 1

Property facilities

  • Air conditioner
  • Full bathroom in rooms
  • Bath amenities
  • Fireplace
  • Mobile phone hedging
  • Extra beds
  • Baby cots
  • Free Baby cots
  • Garden
  • Lift
  • WIFI

Facilities of property

  • In town
  • Outdoor pool
  • Accessible
  • Parking
  • Pets allowed

Common services

  • Bikes at hotel
  • Hairdryer
  • Kid's meal
  • Allergy-friendly menu
  • Picnic package
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Bedding, bathing and household
  • Luggage storage

Amenities for children

  • Kid's library
  • Outside play area

Traveling with children

Solar Egas Moniz is an ideal accommodation to travel with the children of the house, thanks to its location in a quiet village surrounded by nature. It has large family rooms and provides children with real contact with life in the countryside. It has a children's area with swings, pool with area for children, garden, horseback riding, space for painting, babysitting ... Every day homemade soup is prepared thinking of the smallest, balanced and only with local ingredients.

Nature and sport

Active tourism / nature. In the Sousa Valley you can do activities in the middle of nature, such as hiking, bike routes, horse riding, rafting on the Paiva River, BTT ...

Wellness, leisure, culture and heritage

Termas de San Vicente (9 km). The Termas de San Vicente are known for the quality of their waters, the most sulfuric, sodium and alkaline in Portugal and Europe. They go back to the time of the Romans, year 315 d.C.

Magikland 4 Kids (7 km). A park dedicated to the little ones and not so small. It is an amusement park very close to the accommodation.

Aquatic Park of Amarante (35 km). For families with children, a full day is recommended at Parque Acuático de Amarante, the largest mountain water park on the Iberian Peninsula.

Route of the Romanesque of the Sousa Valley. A tourist-cultural route with more than 50 Romanesque monuments, erected since the 10th century. Within a radius of 5 km from the Solar Egas Moniz you will find 5 monuments belonging to the Romanesque Route. The most emblematic is the Monastery of Salvador de Paço de Sousa, located 200 m from the accommodation.

Places of interest: Paço de Sousa, Penafiel (7 km), Amarante (35 km), Oporto (35 km), Guimarães (55 km).

Preserved towns. A few kilometers from Solar Egas Moniz are two preserved villages: Quintandona (6 km) and Cabroelo (14 km). In them you will live tradition and authenticity.

Valley of the Côa. At 150 km from the Solar Egas Moniz you can enjoy the Côa Valley, declared in 1988 a World Heritage Site, considered one of the most important rock sites in the world.

Wine tourism Declared a World Heritage Site since 2001, the Douro Valley is the oldest wine region in the world. It is interesting to visit the Port Wine Route. Guided visits to the wineries, wine tasting, tasting of the best regional gastronomic dishes ...

Inside the hotel

The breakfast is prepared with much love, with local products (natural juices, fruits, homemade compotes, cakes and pies made in the morning), without imposing the traditional hours from 08:00 to 10:00. There is the possibility to have breakfast at any time during the morning until 11:00.

Make yourself at home. Rest in the living room by the fireplace while reading a book or chat with your partner or family.

A little while in the open air. The gardens show native plants and are equipped with spaces to rest, read or take a nap. There are hammocks, old beds recovered and sunbeds with large pillows, and patios with flowers that provide shade.

A dip? To cool off, nothing better than the outdoor pool with a privileged view over the valley, with a wooden structure around it and grass. For families with children, the pool has an area for the little ones.

Biological garden. The accommodation also has a biological garden. Here they grow food that is then served on plates or part of some workshops. Tomatoes, lettuce, turnips, cabbages, beans, potatoes, aromatic herbs are planted ...

Workshops on organic agriculture, vegetarian food, composting, homemade buns, homemade compotes.

Enoteca. Solar Egas Moniz also houses a wine bar with a modern decoration that imitates the traditional Portuguese taverns with contemporary sofas and firewood to warm up the atmosphere. It offers a selection of the best wines of the country, especially the green wines of the region. And accompanying, tasty tapas with local ingredients (ham, chickpea salad with cod and cod fritters, among others).

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Based on 9 comments








Hotel Service


  • Conchi



  • There are no comments available for this review.
  • Jose



  • BestEl trato de todo el personal del hotel, su amabilidad y su disposición a prestar toda la ayuda posible.
    Algo importante, la atmósfera de tranquilidad de todo el recinto , con una elección magnífica de música y con el tono preciso para convertir los recintos comunes en lo que llamaba Baremboin aire sonoro
    WorstPor decir algo, el baño un tanto estrecho
  • Maria



  • BestUbicacion del hotel
    Trato personalizado
    Facil acceso al tren para desplazarse a Oporto
    WorstLa entrada es un poco justa si tienes un coche grande
  • Marta



  • BestLas chicas fueron muy amables y simpáticas e hicieron nuestra estancia muy agradable. Totalmente recomendable.
  • 10


  • BestTodo excepcional.
  • 9.5


  • BestExcelente, tanto el interior como el exterior. Trato del personal y actividades en los alrededores.
    WorstFalta señalización en carretera. Muy complicado llegar.
  • 9.5


  • BestTranquilidad, descanso, buena comida, ubicación y todo muy cuidado. Resaltar el excelente trato del personal de la casa, ideal para ir en familia
  • 9.5


  • BestDesayuno, zona de la piscina y ubicación muy próxima a Oporto. Trato excepcional, detallistas y atentos.
  • 9


  • BestEl hotel es pequeño, cómodo y acogedor. Desayuno casero y muy variado. Recomendaciones muy acertadas por parte de los dueños y situación estratégica.