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bed and airconditioning
Inconvenient location, light in bedroom is bad, ac does not work (not even after complaint), poor air circulation in bedroom and corridors (damp and smelly), disappointing breakfast
Facilities in rooms excellant and spacious with good internet connection for business purposes. Hotel overall spacious and airey. All peaceful and nobody rushing around thus allowing me to relax during the evening. Location meant that it was rather a long walk to the centre of the city along not very salubrious areas which were not well lit.
Friendly SPA and Facilities; Building Design;
the room was large and spacious. nice bathroom. spa a bit disappointing separate swimming pool to a small spa which got crowded. slippy floors. staff could speak english and spanish but wouldnt and continued in portuguese apart from the barman who really made an effort.
Nice new hotel - large rooms good bathroom. Quiet rooms. Excellent beds. Very good location - small town is very nice. Breakfast is ok but could be improved. Coffee from the coffee distribution machine is not good. The overall atmosphere and management misses dynamism. Modern building, design and equipment but staff is somewhat outdated.
The most interesting thing on this hotel is the SPA Rooms are too noisy and not thermally not confortable. Price is too high for hotel conditions.
Beautiful modern room and hotel, quiet and clean... Good breakfast
Clean and polite staff... almost a 5 star hotel, very close to the city center, although we still had to walk for 20 min. Breakfast was good and complete, but very disorganized... there were more persons waiting for a clean table than those who were acttualy having breakfast.
The location of the hotel is excellent. It is a very elegant hotel. The staff were very good. Pan pipe music in hotel is awful. Quality of restaurant food in evening could have been better, the description was better than the final product.
Restaurant served good food. Staff were friendly and helpful. Room and bathroom were very small for this class of hotel and price
Stunning view, good facilities, courteous staff
splendid location views, splendor of the building furniture little bit outdated in the rooms
It is a very good hotel. My wife and I had been there for four times and we enjoy the City, the beaches and the whether.
It was a beautiful place, and the staff spoke English very well. The bartender was especially nice (sorry I didn't catch his name).
Veiw Top of hill
The staff were very helpful and the common areas and room very clean and nicely furnished. Very good breakfast with champagne which was a nice touch. There was no pool side bar and there was a very limited menu for the restaurant. I would also have liked to have had a bar/cafe menu for snacks during the day. Would also like more sun beds and umberellas and some heating in the pool! The room was small for the price. Drinks were very expensive .....3 Euros for 1 litre of water!
The fantastic views of the town below.The super relaxing atmosphere with little intrusion by staff. The relaxing lounge. the hotel decor/ fittings are starting to get rather dated (1980's) in the bathroom, who wants a bidet now or plastic/ glass towel rings?
+ Very well located + Very nice staff - Very small room - WC without privacy - Very poor breakfast. At least self-service would be better. - Parking is very small and paid
Clean tidy smart quiet Leaving
Good hotel. Central close to the river and the town. We had a room with a balcony which made good use of the available space. The staff where impressive and very helpful. Good English spoken by everyone. Nice town with good links to the surrounding towns. A good base for the Minho.
The staff were professional, very welcoming and helpful. The information we received upon arrival about sites of interest in the town and the surrounding area was excellent. Very clean, bright and modern hotel in the historic centre of town. Because of the quality of the room and our experience of the hotel generally, we extended our stay there by an additional two nights. They were very accommodating. a small refrigerator and tea/coffee making facilities would have completed the picture for us.
Everything. It has modern rooms. It is a small hotel but very comfortable.
if you are a light sleeper, ask fo a higher floor, as the street below is cobblestoned
The clean, modern decor, the location, and the very friendly and helpful staff made our visit more than perfect. We liked everything.
I loved everything. The staff was extremely kind, the rooms have been recently renovated-one year ago I think-and they are very "cool", the view was lovely, location nice, breakfast lovely, I have nothing to complain about. Good luck to them! No
The big plus: the very friendly staff!
Fantastic location!So comfortable and criepy clean-minimalist decor.Very near station for daytrips and luggage. uncomfy pillows.
Convenience and the view was very nice.
Excellent ocean views, spacious modern rooms.
Quiet, right in front of the sea and beach. Modern, minimalist design. Make sure to book a sea view room. Good restaurant. Access to swiming pool and spa for hotel guests.
Lovely standard, very friendly reception staff, great restaurant Nowhere to sit outside near the beach or pool
The style, comfort and location in the town No restaurants close by
fabulous view Terrible smell at night from burning rubbish. A couple of chairs on the room terrace would be welcome
Very close to the sea our room had the afternoon/evening sun which was great. A bit 'out of town'. Food very good but on expensive side
the beach was beautiful, the rooms were clean but small. i was disappointed that we did not have an ocean view room.
Very small room the place were we take a bath with aromoterapia is for a chil not a adult person
The breakfast was excellent. The fact that the beds were separated...
it has a nice location a little bit noisy, bedframe was old and made a lot of noise
Pequeno almoço, instalações, simpatia, isolamento acústico Parque de estacionamento pequeno e algo longe do hotel, mas também condicionado pela localização do hotel numa parte antiga da vila.
staff friendly and helpful. free internet and parking. breakfast was brilliant with lots of choice. swimming pool great and excellent beach for children only 3mins walk. supermarket next door. rooms cleaned everyday. nothing bad to say, everything was amazing and such good value for money.
Lovely hotel in centre of Vila Praia de Ancora. Good staff, very comfortable room and huge choise of breakfast. all spotlessly clean
First of all - the little town is so nice and with only few people, when out of season. The rooms, staff, pool area is really nice. Good breakfast (more like brunch). Nice with the balcony - it makes the room bigger. Just one insignificant thing... the breakfast did not have fresh fruit
A quite pleasant hotel with a good position The early morning calls from the cockrels
clean rooms, very good breakfast, parking quite far away from the hotel
very good location, excellent breakfast
Stylish old town house in beautiful Viana, very nice combination of the old & the new
The Restaurant/Chef/Waiters - very charming. Receptionists - extremely helpful The pillows - just too full your head slipped off them!
Breakfast above average, ambiance enchanting, near to shopping, staff friendly and helpful, everyone spoke english. The mattress was a bit hard for our taste.
I like the staff, the building, the location... The bed could be more confortable, the matress is not that great. breakfast could be improved and a swimming pool would really add to this beaultiful property.
The town centre location; friendly and obliging staff, very clever mix of ancient and modern in the design, excellent food Harsh lighting in the bathroom (but this is being picky!)
everything except (see next point) the horrible elevator music in Restaurant/Breakfast room
The location of this hotel is ideal if like us you plan to use public transport. Both train and bus stations are close by. The hotel is also very convenient for the old town, theatre and river Lima. Although centrally located the hotel is quiet and relaxing, has a well kept garden terrace area and is beautifully decorated throughout. All the reception staff spoke English and were very polite and helpful. The inclusive breakfast was very good with both cooked and continental on offer. None to mention
Friendly and informative staff, nice historical setting, easy walking distance to main points of interest The breakfast is not 5*, Ibis offer better, the fruit was not fresh and neither was the juice and nothing hot on offer you have to order which saves on costs for the hotel but puts people off due to the wait, the hotel is located on a main junction so ask for a quiet room if you do not want to be woken early by passing traffic
The staff were attentive and very friendly, the hotel has great style and atmosphere. The foos was very good.
The fact it was an historical house only that during my stay there were constructions nearby that were noisy in the morning
Fantastic view from room, very easy access to beach and intersting local market No resteraunt but plenty of available cafe. No secure parking
Excellent location right on the beach. Basic hotel but clean and comfortable.
The location of the hotel is excellent and the rooms with a sea view are great. Good choice of channels on tv. Breakfast very poor for the price. Even when we asked to pay the extra for eggs we were told they did not have any as there was no custom for it. No parking at all anywhere. Had to park a good 15 minutes walk away.
On the beach. Definitely not 4-star - barely 3-star. Breakfast was miserly. Hotel and room were very basic. Booked for 3 nights only stayed 2 nights could not get a refund, but still didn't stay. note: you have to pay up-front, and there is a no refund policy. I wonder why?
Amazing reception staff and fabulous location - right on the beach. We only wish we could have stayed longer.
The location was definitely the best part of this hotel - it is a quick walk from the train station (which is in a lovely part of town itself) and located within the bounds of the medieval center of town. There are lots of sights, museums, and restaurants in the area. It's about a 20-minute walk to Praia Norte, but it's an easy walk so we didn't mind. The table service during breakfast was also very nice - felt like being waited on in a restaurant! We left the window open overnight and the street cleaners woke us up - not the hotel's fault, but just something to be mindful of if your room overlooks the straight as ours did.
Excellent location in the centre of town.
Friendly staff and great central location. Nice comfortable room and breakfast ok with cake. A visit up to the Basilica is reccomended,fantastic views from there and even better if you venture up the Dome. Some street noise may be heard if you have a room at the front.
its clean, right in the middle of the town center, staff are really friendly although they dont speak english, and has fast free wireless internet connection... prices are very cheap. i think an English speaking staff would make it perfect ....
The view from my room, location and the staff. The size of my room.
The location was excellent and the Breakfast was great value for money
Location was great, room pleasant, False advertising, the carpark is not on site. Pay only parking some distance from hotel and Internet, wifi, did not work in the room.
Very comfortable room with hair dryer. Staff very friendly. Free wi-fi. Right in the centre of town, walking distance to the historic centre, shopping and main avenue. There was no shampoo.
The room was huge and airy and overlooked the water as we had requsted. The staff was lovely and helpful as well
I enjoyed the town and that the hotel was close to it and the main access routes. Extremely small room and bright pink. Parking difficult.
The breakfast was good. Make sure you get one of the rooms at the front of the hotel so you get a view over the estuary. Fairly drab hotel interior
The location and the breakfast were both excellent.
Close to town centre. Corridors and sraitcase decorated in dark colours.
Traditional Portuguese building.A little old fashioned but that was part of its charm.Good location.Excellent breakfast Parking nearby.Car park states 2€ from 1900-0700 but it doesn't make it clear that if you arrive before 1900 the carpark charge the normal hourly rate throughout the night.We ended up paying 16€
Perfect place: fantastic apartments, comfortable, clean, spacious; extremely friendly and nice staff - even the owner came by to great us; they pay close attention to detail so everything is perfect: the services, the food, the rooms, the support provided; we were sent text messages asking whether we need help before arriving; we were expected with maps, suggestions of places to see & restaurants to eat at; breakfast is served in your room so you can eat whenever you like; staying at the pool in the quiet mornings and enjoying the sun made this a wonderful experience and we hope to come back again!
It is really a wonderfull place to stay. Very charming atmosphere, nice renovated old landhouse with very modern and distinguished equipment for entertainment and sport, friendly people running the hotel, good location in nice landscape (20 minutes from beach and Viana da Castello, 45 from Braga and 1 hour from Porto). Some rooms are really small. But the possibility to stay at different other very nice areas (library, billard room, music room etc.) inside and outside the hotel does more than compensate this little deficit.
Location, gentle staff, great swimming pool, good bedrooms.
Excellent facilities with plenty of available activities in the common areas: pool table, widescreen tv, Stereo, Internet, table tennis, very well tended tennis court, very well kept swimming pool. None to mention
The hotel was very smart and it was a very good location if you have a car. Room was very big and smart-all seemed very new. Staff were pleasant but not overly friendly-this may have been due to language barrier. It almost seemed too new-not very homely. There was quite a few facilities, pool, tennis court, ping pong, bikes but on hotel info there was a charge for tennis & ping pong, bikes!!!-so we didn't bother. Considering the price of the room (inc breakfast)-the breakfast was really poor-very cheap. Think this really let the hotel down. A buffet is fine, but offering cereals and bread rolls is not good enough when you're paying 90 euros a night!!! would not recommend due to price but locaion was great
Quiet rural area close to interesting towns to visit. Need a car to enjoy the area. Limited restaurant facilities at night. An active catholic church in town with daily rosary and mass at 6h30pm. Good buffet breakfast at hotel and very friendly and courteous staff and owner. Internet and fixed phone in room not operational. Best is to have a cell phone and use the lobby to connect to Internet
everything! the place is stunning and looked after very well, the staff are very friendly. We stayed in 6 hotels while in Portugal, this was the best