Site Map

The organizers have arranged block reservation with several hotels for the participants of this event. 

Conference Partner Hotel

Santa Luzia ArtHotel is located 500 m from Guimarães historic city centre, considered World Heritage Site since 2001. Santa Luzia ArtHotel welcomes guests with a restaurante and bar, a seasonal outdoor pool, children's playground and sun terrace.

Uiversity of Minho is located 800 m from the hotel. 

Special Prices for ICSA2016

To book rooms at Santa Luzia ArtHotel please contact directly the hotel and identify yourself as ICSA2016 participant.


Santa Luzia ArtHotel
Phone: 253071800

Pousada de Santa Marinha

Near the historical centre of Guimarães,set on a hill overlooking the city, we find the majestic Pousada de Guimarães,Santa Marinha, a former XII Century Augustin Monastery, which after being rebuilt and restored, received the National Architectural Prize in 1985.

This historic luxury hotel has unique charming points, like the superb gardens, to be counted among the best Portuguese’s gardens, a magnificent stone staircase and an artificial lake can be found among the trees.

The rich Portuguese glazed tiles, the cloisters, the terraces over the city will, together with the magnificent cuisine and wines, make you wish to stay for a very long time.



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**** Hotel Oliveira

The Hotel da Oliveira is within the historical Guimarães city centre, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Guimarães Castle, the city’s most iconic landmark is 150 metres away.

The air-conditioned rooms at the Hotel da Oliveira all feature a private bathroom with free toiletries and a hairdryer, flat-screen cable TV and tablet. The units also feature a minibar and some a balcony. All the rooms are individually decorated with themes regarding historical Guimarães personalities.


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Guimarães Hotel

Located in the heart of historical Guimarães, Hotel de Guimarães features a spacious indoor pool and offers roomswith cable TV. Palace of the Dukes of Bragança, the city walls and the Salado Monument are within a 15-minute walk.

The air-conditioned accommodation at Hotel de Guimarães feature contemporary furnishings. They come equipped with a safety deposit box and minibar.


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**** Toural Hotel

Situated in the historic city centre of Guimarães, Hotel Toural offers spacious rooms with satellite TV and air conditioning, only a 10-minute walk from Guimarães Castle. Free parking is available.

The rooms of Toural Hotel are decorated with wooden furnishings. All rooms have a telephone, a minibar, and a private bathroom. Some rooms have a spacious seating area and 2 TVs.


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*** Fundador Hotel

Occupying a hilltop overlooking the UNESCO-listed centre of Guimarães, Fundador provides modern rooms with direct access to garage parking and free Wi-Fi, right by the town’s railway station.

Panoramic views of Guimarães can be admired from Fundador’s rooms with large windows. Some have wooden floors,others rooms are carpeted. Each is conveniently equipped with satellite TV,safe box and minibar. The bathrooms include a bathtub and non-smoking rooms are available.


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**** Villa Hotel

Located just outside the historical center of Guimarães, this 4-star boutique hotel is a 5-minute walk from Guimarães train station. It offers free internet and free parking.

Rooms at the Villa Hotel Guimarães are modern and include a work desk, cable and satellite TV. Some rooms have a relaxing seating area.


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For the accommodation below, you should contact directly the hotel/hostels in order to book a room.

** Ibis Hotel

The Hotel Ibis is located in Guimarães city center, it is ideal for exploring the historic city center and its attractions, such as Guimarães Castle, the Palace of the Dukes or even Guimarães shopping center. Relax in one of our 67 rooms and enjoy our services,such as free WIFI access.


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Guimarães Studios Lounge

Located in a restored early 19th-century building in the Guimarães city centre, the famed Old Town area, Guimarães Studios Lounge offers minimalistic-style studios and apartments. Free Internet access is included.

Each unit has an exclusive detail,either classic stucco ceilings, mezzanine floors, sloped ceilings or the 13th-century medieval city wall. They all have a kitchenette and a private bathroom with a hairdryer.

Guimarães Studios Lounge offers a small restaurant and bar on the ground floor, featuring a frescoed ceiling and a small summer terrace. Guests will also find an old well inside the building.


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Santiago 31 Hostel

Right in Praça de S. Tiago, Santiago 31 Hostel is located in the historical and central area of Guimarães, within a 5-minute walk from the iconic Guimarães castle. The hostel is in a newly-renovated historic building and offers free WiFi access to all its guests.

The Santiago 31 has beds in mixed dorm rooms and private double, triple and quadruple rooms. Most accommodation feature access to a shared bathroom, excepting the quadruple room, which boasts a private bathroom. Some rooms also feature a balcony and/or terrace with a view of the city.

The hostel includes a fully-equipped kitchen and a dining area, which guests are welcome to use to prepare their own meals. The area includes a microwave, oven, refrigerator, toaster, electric kettle, cutlery and a dishwasher. For more meal options, a number of local restaurants are within 100 metres from the Santiago 31.



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Guest House Vimaranes

This characteristic building in Guimarães city centre offers modern-style accommodation with free Internet access. Guest House Vimaranes is a 10-minute walk from Guimarães Castle and the train station.

The guest house offers double rooms and self-catering studios with a fully equipped kitchenette. All rooms have a TV,and some have a balcony.

The central location of the guest house means that many restaurants, cafés and shops are within walking distance.


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Hostel Prime Guimarães

Prime Guimarães offers private rooms and shared dormitories in a 17th-century building. It is located in Guimarães’ citycentre, a 4-minute walk from the bus station.

All Prime’s accommodations include free Wi-Fi access and some offer balconies.

The hostel has a fully equipped kitchen to prepare light meals and there are vending machines with snacks and drinks. Alternatively, Guimarães Shopping is a 4-minute walk, offering plenty of diningand shopping opportunities.


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TM Hostel 1

Featuring a terrace with an outdoor seating area, TmHostel 1 is an historic building located in Guimarães old town.With a fireplace, the bright and airy living room includes a seating area where guests can relax.

The renovated rooms at TmHostel 1 feature a modern décor and parquet floors, with floor-to-ceiling Windows providing plenty of daylight. All rooms have views of the street.

The outdoor terrace, with tables, chairsand parasols provides a nice setting for meals, weather permitting. Guests can use the shared kitchen to prepare their meals and there are bars and restaurants serving typical Portuguese cuisine within 300 metres.



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TMHostel 2

TM hostel 2 is situated in the historic city of Guimarães and it is a building of old characteristics, where the connection of design and fashion are interconnected through a theory of colour.

The building has 4 floors. The warm reception, in shades of red, reveals the dynamism and daring of transforming this old building into a modern and seductive place. The 1st and 2nd floor features 4 bedrooms, with capability for 2, 3, 4 and 6 beds, offering in each floor, a large bathroom with 2 showers.

The third floor features 2 bedrooms with capability for three to six beds. It also features a wide and colourful living room, where you can relax watching TV, having access to internet, read a book or a magazine, or share the space with the other guests. The toilet on this floor is wide and has two showers.

The large kitchen, in yellow and white shades, is totally equipped with all the different appliances and utensils,either for personal or collective use of our clients. It also features a big dining table for all meals.

The 4th floor, is where we have the ensuite bedroom with a rustic character of it combines with the romance of the city.


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