Wonderful position! Magnificent views. Like being in a fairytale setting. Comfortable room-good breakfast. An absolute "must see" place.
The hotel staff really does an effort to please the guests.
The staff were very helpful The area surrounding the hotel was restful and scenic
Very nice and interesting place
the location of the hotel for the view over braga loading and unloading area for the customers (incline )
Beautiful location and wonderfully quiet. Staff nice and welcoming. Very romantic Bed creaked !
Execellent location. The grounds are well kept and there is lots to see around the hotel. The history is preserved in the whole complex. We had a very pleasent stay. Like most of the hotels in portugal and spain- no Iron or Air conditioning.
We did not like it, because the airco did not work. So we left after one night
Old world, good views. Associated with other hotels which are only 200 metres away and which have better/modern facilities (food, spa, bar etc)
Poor room service. Very very tired old furnishings.
The hotel is outside of the city, so you need a car to get in and out. Nice park around it, nice views, staff friendly and helpful. The breakfast is not a big deal, your room may face to a noisy street so beware of that. The wifi may not work in your room also.
Good Location, Fresh look Tv set could be bigger and better tv channels
Quiet hotel, located right in the Bom Jesus Park. Breakfast (American) was good, with cereal, fruit, yogurt and 2 types of bread. Restaurants right outside the hotel much better than others we found downtown.
The place interruption, on the cabo TV
Could use facilities at other hotels which were within walking distance. Staff very helpful & knowlegable of local area.
Staff very friendly and helpful. The hotel is new and so everything looks great and clean. The breakfast could be a little bit better. Its localization could be better pointed in the roads.
Nice locationon the mountain of Bom Jesus. Rooms were tidy and clean. Good variaty in breakfastbuffet.
A great hotel in a lovely setting by Bom Jesus Sanctuary. Quiet and restful. Very comfortable facilities. Extremely well maintained. Use of the Spa in the nearby hotel is a great bonus. Will stay here again.
Only the transport tools, since the last elvator close arround 8:00 PM. If there will be other main of transport it will be very fine.
Very friendly, informative and helpful staff Limited dining facilities
It was a nice experience overrall, the staff were excellent A phone call I made to another city in Portugal was a bit expensive
Food excellent Map needed to show location. Road access instructions only available from the motorway.
Good price. Far away from downtown (about 5 kilometers). Internet is very expensive!
limited choice on menu
Value for money Good breakfast Location difficult if not traveling by car.
Good parking. Easy to reach from highway by car. Counter staff helpful with map and directions on request, tho initially not welcoming. The door to room had previously been jemmied open or something which meant door was not reattched well -hanging off its hinges and big gaps. Breakfast was terrible, minimal and cheap products. Breakfast staff surly, insisted we move to a different table after we'd settled in, then put reserved sign on table we'd been forced to vacate. Why not do this from the start? No cutlery/crockery on table we were moved to, had to get this ourselves from another table. Sheets on bed were short for tall people.
We liked the courtesy of the staff, the internet fascility and our evening meal was excellent.
Easy access for drivers. Hotel clean and comfortable. Non-smoking and smoking areas should be carefully kept apart.
It was a regular hotel for this grade.
Hotel staff were very helpful.
excellent staff very helpfull
Staff were friendly and the breakfast was good. The rooms looked a little bare, perfectly adequate.
Design and location. A gem of a hotel in a jewel of a town.
nice and clean room, the design was great, nearby the historic centre the breakfast was to limit for a four stars hotel, there is no sport recreation and the closet was to small for two persons
poor breakfast------small room
Staff was very friendly and helpful. Dani answered all my questions and assisted me with booking my next hotel.
cloes proximity to choice of restaurents lack of air conditioning
This is a slick, sexy, boutique hotel. I am 60 yrs. pld and felt perfectly at home. Wonderful people and breakfast.
Quirky hotel with lots of color and life. Walls were paper thin and you could hear everything. Bed squeaked with slightest movement.
Stylish decor, helpful staff and excellent breakfasts. Nicely located opposite the river, adjacent to shops and restaurants.
The breakfast was delightful. The hotel was fairly quiet. Our room was located in a corner and we could see right into the window next to ours so we had to keep our curtains drawn - I would have liked to enjoy the view. The elevators were intimidating with the "jumps" they made. GPS coordinates would have helped to find the hotel.
Very nicely situated over the city of Braga.
Ambience and character of a converted convent Service in bar sporadic; breakfast solid but uninspired
Particularly the pleasant, friendly and helpful staff. The rooms were excellent, the food in the dining room very good, and the outdoor pool was great. The hotel was generally very clean. Slightly disappointed by the indoor pool – too warm and the water seemed rather cloudy.
The location is excellent, and the tennis and soccer fields made me wish I was there longer Unfortunately it was a bit noisy at night due to cars racing in the hotel's vicinity. Nothing they can do about that, though, I assume.
Wonderful views, excellent staff, great location. All in all an excellent hotel. Everyone in our party was impressed
The location is excellent.
The hotel staff was very friendly, good breakfast. The hotel was an antique convent, which makes an interesting environment. We did not use all of the facilities, which are plenty, only the pool and jacuzzi. Rooms could be updated, the furniture and bathroom are not modern, our closet was huge and next to the desk, blocking one of the doors. The TV is on the desk which leaves very little space for the use of a laptop, for example. The tv could be tuned better, the image was out of focus in some channels, although it had SporTV. Be aware of the garage doors in the indoor parking, they can be very tricky. The pool wasn't warm enough (for me, but that can be just me); the jacuzzi's water were somewhat not very clear (a little greenish), not very inviting, although it worked fine.
The location was great although finding the hotel proved challenging. The triple room was very spacious and clean. The staff, especially at the front desk were very friendly. We booked this spa hotel in anticipation of enjoying a massage after finishing the Camino de Santiago. We made appointments for the evening we arrived but then discovered that there was no one available to provide a massage that evening. The spa desk then suggested we use the Jacuzzi instead. Unfortunately after purchasing swim caps we discovered the Jacuzzi wasn't working. A big disappointment to say the least. Fortunately the hotel refunded the cost of the swim caps. Really would have liked a massage though.
Everything was just perfect
Central --good safe car park --very friendly staff.excellent value No complaints
Location rooms are too small, breakfast not fully satisfactory
close to the centre of Braga the shower broke, and the room was very very nosiey. barely slept all night.
Polite service, good size room. Convenient hotel close to the city centre.
I chose this hotel to stay during a conference. Most of the time, I would be out, and I was looking for a place with internet and breakfast, just to recover from day activities. I actually got more than that. Staff was very friendly and location allowed nice walks through the center of Braga. However, if you have a car (I did not), well, parking will be a problem.
Every amenity is literally on the doorstep. Continental breakfast is a continental breakfast and I personally am generally well satisfied with them
Good size room, nicer than other hotels I stayed in. Walls weren't dirty. Liked that the internet ended up being free to use, even though it said 3euro for a hour. Terrific location. Elevator.
Excellent location, good all round comfortable accommodation There is no car parking, though there is a garage 200m away
Perfect location, right in the middle of old town, very quaint.
Extremely courteous and helpful staff; rooms as promised, very clean and located well enough-fifteen minutes walk to the city centre.
Staff and Breakfast
Very friendly staff!
I found the friendliness and service provided by the receptionist excellant, her local knowledge and advice most usefull. I expected to find tea/coffee facilities in the room and a hairdryer would be very handy.
The hotel is 10 minutes away from the town center. That's probably because the town is pretty small. The hotel only has a few parking spots in front but there's enough space in the street. The breakfast is good enough. The internet connection is pretty slow.
Location is easy to find No hairdryer and continental breakfast (no buffet)
Staff were very friendly and helpful and it was fantastic value for money.
The attention I deserved from the owners No complain
The staff were very helpful, friendly and eager to make our stay here enjoyable
Beautiful location, very unusual and pleasant
Central location, service. Can be loud if you are in the front rooms.
location, splendid view from room, size and cleanliness of the room, no parking problems we didn't like the breakfast, in particular cheese and ham
Only the location Your waiters are all very rude. They make you feel very unwelcome. We did not like your Christmas Lunch Menu as we don't eat goats, boiled octopus etc and asked for a toasted sandwich with salad instead. They refused to serve us. We starved for Christmas and could not find an open restaurant anywhere. Your hotel ruined our entire Christmas Holiday which cost us a lot of money!
Fantastic location Hotel staff was sad.
Excellent views from the room and the restaurant. Good restaurant food. Location. My room was next to the service lift for the restaurant that ran all evening until 1:00 AM and started again at 6:50 AM. Had some troulbe communicating with some staff and a little difficulty with my restaurant booking
The location of the Hotel, at Bom Jesus, and overlooking Braga,was excellent The room was a little tired, and the paint on the balcony was flaking. The food was not of an acceptable standard. A lack of fresh food both at dinner and breakfast.
i've stayed at the hotel for the last four years and always enjoyed it. A good hotel for families, close to the beach with many restaurants within 10-15 minutes walk (in Fao, the next village). Very relaxing with pleasant gardens. Good facilities - bowling alley, tennis courts (2), putting green, pool. Helpful reception staff. At times, a shortage staff in the bar - particularly in the afternoon - meaning that service was a bit slow. The staff did their best but at times had too much to do. The hotel has a ten-pin bowling alley, however it is clear that no investment has been made in it in recent years - lack of (particualy ones for children) balls and many of those were damaged. At weekends in the summer, the resort is extremely busy and so parking is difficult, meaning that it may not be possible to enter the hotel car park. Breakfasts are ok, but not comparable with those in the hotel's 4 or 5 star Spanish equivalents.
Very relaxing with lots of facilities. Any problems quickly resolved. The area is lovely and the beach fantastic. Will definitely visit again. Rooms not quite 4 star standard although very large, clean and comfortable. Day excursions arranged at the hotel would be useful, otherwise have to use a car or local buses which have limited destinations and unpredictable schedules
All facillities were clean . Food at breakfast was good [I did not use the hotel resturant in the evening.] Plenty of entertainment on site The hotel corridors and rooms could do with some tlc. The carpets are threadbare and the air conditioning does not cool the rooms down . The smell of cooking as we approached our room was not nice.
The noise of the sea It´s too hard parking during week-end
Ocean views. Very helpful, charming staff. Restaurant did it's best to acoomodate a vegetarian diet.
Cleansiness was very good, staff was friendly, food OK. Fitness equipment too old and not fully functional - very often "misused" by kids. Strange smell on the third floor - musty odor. Size of the pool.
the hotel was very well placed, the pool very good and clean, the staff were very attentive and excellent (especially the waiters in the restaurant), the restaurant food was really good at dinner the airconditioning settings could not be changed and it was very warm and muggy inside the room at night, we had to open the patio doors.
situation close to the sea. no.
Excellent facilites and ideal location next to beach
Stunning view, good facilities, courteous staff
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?
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
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.
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!
splendid location views, splendor of the building furniture little bit outdated in the rooms
Restaurant served good food. Staff were friendly and helpful. Room and bathroom were very small for this class of hotel and price
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.
The staff were attentive and very friendly, the hotel has great style and atmosphere. The foos was very good.
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.
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 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
Stylish old town house in beautiful Viana, very nice combination of the old & the new
everything except (see next point) the horrible elevator music in Restaurant/Breakfast room
The fact it was an historical house only that during my stay there were constructions nearby that were noisy in the morning
The Restaurant/Chef/Waiters - very charming. Receptionists - extremely helpful The pillows - just too full your head slipped off them!
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!)
Breakfast above average, ambiance enchanting, near to shopping, staff friendly and helpful, everyone spoke english. The mattress was a bit hard for our taste.
English-speaking, friendly staff. Lovely interior design and furnishings. Super Spa. Easy parking. Chocolates and grapes in the room when we arrived were a lovely surprise! Nowhere in the bedroom for me to use my own hairdryer or straightener in the room and be close to a mirror ! The bedroom was too dark to work with my lap-top and documents. Breakfast did not include any fish options (smoked salmon etc).
The room is very comfortable and the bathroom is well designed. The breakfast was great. Very friendly staff.
The rooms are amazing I thought the lights in the spa were too bright.
Everything was great. It's a very modern new hotel and the staff are exceptionally attentive. Slow elevators, in the morning you have to wait a few minutes.
Amenities Weak internet in the room
Friendly SPA and Facilities; Building Design;
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
Beautiful modern room and hotel, quiet and clean... Good breakfast
bed and airconditioning
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
in the city center small room with bathroom "in the room"(separé), no common space, breakfast poor, impossible to reach by car
Great location, right next to main sq. , very cheap asweell, good breakfast
location was excellen. Twin room had two large beds and a very large and modern bathrom. N/A
Good location No
Central position; helpfulness of staff; language not a barrier
Location, facilities, good restaurant within walkng distance.
The location, staff and breakfast Indoor Swimming pool was too cold in both days of our stay even after reporting it to the staff
the location of the hotel, the breakfast, the hotel staff.
The beauty of this excellent site and the beautifully Portuguese looking building! Since this site is visited by many people, parking during the day, for hotel guests, might become a problem in the future, .
Good shared facilities with the adjoining hotel
wonderful location with fabulous views over the city and countryside very difficult to find from inadequate directions - had to stop and ask at another hotel
The location of the hotel and the cleanliness of the room Do not ask for fast pressing services is 50% more expensive, just go to the mall: braga parque yourself.
the location is superb. i was expecting a kettle,tea, coffee, milk, sugar in one corner so i could make a nice cup of ......when i get up in the morning. also there is no exhaust in the bathroom....so i have to open the window/door everytime we have a poooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh (sorry but it is true)
The indoor pool. You must drive or take a taxi to the citycenter.
I found the staff to be friendly and courteous.The views from the hotel. You would really need to have your own transport as it is a 10 minute drive to the town/beach.
Location above a hill overlooking a fertile plain and the sea beyond. Spectacular views. Reception and dining room staff. Cleanliness. Rooms are a bit old and in need of renovation.
Great view, Nice room, Staff friendly, Pools great especially for the kids, Good buffet brkfst in morning. Would definitely reccommend with kids.
the old fashioned good manners and service which is hard to find nowadays in hotels. Fabulous view of sea and countryside no complaints. Heated pool would be nice
Special thanks to lady who checked we in. Very excellent service
Fantastic location, good rooms, not a jumbo-hotel, but personal service and kind people. All is very good, just 1 observation to the hotel: please do something about the 'parasol' at the pool. These cheap umbrellas from a coffee brand tend to tumble and land into your face due to the winds. So if there is wind (which tends to be the rule, due to the hilltop on which the hotel is located) you have to sit in the sun, or find schelter at the bar...
The view and calm surroundings (off season!), outside of major cities. Staff was helpful without being pushy. Only minor things: lack of waste baskets in handy places, shower curtain that was too long
Calm countryside hotel with short distance to different histiric sites
Hotel receptionist was very helpful in dealing with our travel problmes due to the Portuguese general strike. Nothing
The room was very large and the bed was also big and confortable. It's really near to the train station and the city center.
The view from the window was nice, the bathroom was good, breakfast served very early. It was just across the train station, convenient if catching an early train. One of the twin beds felt like covered with polythene. The hotel needs to be updated, the carpet was smelling when we entered the room, but it was ok when the balcony was opened.
Excelent cost/benefit relation. Not lux, but very good. Not much good on services.
Had a good stay at hotel.
Very convenient for the centre of Braga. Good sized room. Good Bathroom.
Simple but clean and functional. A real deal for the price. Central location for business and tourism, comprehensive breakfast, secure parking. With one word: can be recommended
the location is excellent, next to the train station and few minutes off the gate of the old town, making it very convenient for the short stays. the room i had was spacious, well equipped. staff was excellent (preparing me early breakfast on the departure day) and speaking excellent English. all in all - excellent value for money
the cleaner was superb
the room had a balcony the breakfast room was badly light and very dark and unwelcoming
The staff were excellent and very friendly. Paintwork on the wall of room needed work.
Breakfast choice was very limited.
Pleasant and konwledgeable staff. Good internet access. Easy Motorway access. Contray to the hotel description smoking is allowed, on individual room balconys. No kettle in room. No fridge in room a "minibar" is not necessary but a fridge is an essential item in the local climate. The hotel is actually located on the opposite side of the road as shown on the "location" map.
attended a conference at the university campus gualtar lack of fridge in room
Comfortable, modern room and bath, convenient to the university and with a very friendly, helpful staff. Quiet neighborhood with an excellent local restaurant across the road. The accommodation was fairly basic, and the wood floors and thin walls made it too easy to hear the neighbors. The breakfast was rather sparse, and a bus or taxi is needed to get to either the city centre or the Bom Jesus parks.
Very helpful and friendly staff, clean comfortable room and bathroom. Close proximity to Minho University for conference attendance at affordable price.
The staff were very helpful. The bathroomj was luxurious and the room was comfortable and extremely clean. This hotel is slightly out of Braga and the surrounding area had only a few places to eat in walking distance. This is important as there is no restaurant at the hotel.
Staff were very helpful and eager to help and acommodate guest preferences. A small fridge would be useful.
All staff was very helpful and nice. Room was clean and comfortable.
The value for our money was top-notch for this hotel. The staff were terrific, and the breakfast in the dining room was wonderful. The location of the hotel facing onto a centreal square and park, was exceptional.
The restaurant was superb; both in terms of food and ambience Unfortunately - and obviously not their fault and mainly because this was a walled city - the parking was difficult and expensive.
Friendly staff, excellent location.