Time Out says
Carolina Michaelis was a prominent figure in Portugal during the early 1900s as the first female professor at Portugal’s respected University of Coimbra. Her former home has now been converted into a guesthouse, and hence takes the name ‘House of Carolina’.
As a heritage listed building, the house has been maintained with features typical to Portuguese architecture, including a central staircase, skylight and Juliet balconies overlooking the pedestrianised shopping street, Rua de Cedofeita (yep, handy location for shopaholics).
The guesthouse has been decorated with vintage furniture and has a roomy living area leading to a cute garden. Here you can enjoy a complimentary tea or coffee and ponder your sightseeing game plan with the assistance of the friendly owners.
Casa Carolina’s eight rooms vary in size, with some offering bathtubs and/or a balcony, and the top floor suite is fitted out with a fully equipped kitchen.
One of the highlights of the guesthouse is the breakfast, which goes beyond your usual continental spread with thoughtful extras like balls of avocado plus fresh ginger and mint to make tea. When dinnertime rolls around you have plenty of food options on the doorstep.
Rua de Cedofeita, 159
|Price:||Double rooms from €72 in low season and €85 in high|