This hotel in Guarda’s centre is located at Portugal’s highest point, at 1000 metres altitude. It has a restaurant overlooking Serra da Estrela. The air-conditioned rooms at the Hotel Vanguarda are decorated in warm colours. They include cable TV and a minibar. The private bathrooms are equipped with toiletries, and some bathrooms have a hot tub. The top-floor D. Sancho Restaurant offers panoramic views and local food in relaxed surroundings. Overlooking the surrounding mountains, the hotel bar features a cosy fireplace. Facilities at the Vanguarda include a 24-hour front desk and babysitting services. Guests can also make use of the hotel’s ski storage.