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Casa Branca Beach & Golf Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rua da Belgica 86 | Praia de Lavadores, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-044, Portugal
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Having read many of the comments about this hotel, I'm inclined to disagree. I had a large, clean and functional room with a closed terrasse and sea view. The appointments were not brand new but neither were they shabby. Free car park, friendly, competant staff. The buffet breakfast was very good and the adjoining restaurant with ocean view was of... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

My biggest regret is not checking the reviews on tripadvisor before making the booking! It was, however, an overnight stay which arose at short notice & as this hotel was conveniently situated for my meeting and Booking.com offered a rate 35% less than the hotels rack rate. I booked & requested a large double bed. On arrival, we found that... More

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65 reviews 65 reviews
33 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

I stayed in this Hotel a few times. This is not a typical 4-star Hotel. Instead, it is a small, family-run Hotel with a unique location, in the beachfront and with great sea views from almost all rooms (especially the ones facing south). If you like walking or cycling in the beach front (or the river front) you will love... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Located right near the beach, rooms were okay. But some of the front staff lacked motivation and were quite unhelpful. Not friendly and not unfriendly - just indifferent! The hotel also advertised free tapas during happy hour, the staff on duty at the bar, hesitatingly brought them for us after numerous unnecessary phonecalls to verify etc. Would hesitate to stay... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

On arrival I struggled up the steps to the main door with my bag. Putting it inside I asked reception for a bellhop. "We don't have any" he said and stood there and watched as I went back down the stairs to get my companion's bag. Not even an offer to assist. We checked in and went to our spacious... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

We returned to this hotel for our third stay - the last was 3 years ago. It was as if time had stood still and although the hotel could do with updating we could not find any fault. Breakfast was continental but there was always scrambled eggs, bacon and little sausages - extras were available for a charge. The rooms... More

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Terrassa, BArcelona
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

Great hotel, great service, huge rooms. The hotel is in very good conditions but a refurbishment is needed. It's an old hotel by the beach of Vila Nova de Gaia. Spa, beach, rent a car, bikes....

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Hartford, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

We started our 8 day Porto trip at this hotel, knowing it was near the beach and we could relax before moving along into downtown Porto, across the river. we stayed 3 nights and everything went smoothly. the hotel is actually right along the beach and all the private balconies have a fabulous ocean view. the sounds at night are... More

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Faringdon, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

A wonderful location but the hotel has seen better days. There were no tea and coffee facilities which was disappointing, and the staff especially at breakfast were surly and unhelpful. The restaurant next door had excellent food but extremely expensive and again, the staff were unsmiling and unwelcoming.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2011

had read couple reviews and so was little hesistant about it but when we arrived was very pelased with reception/staff and the room.they were very helpful and the room we had was nice and large,very comfortable (no room safe) but nice shower/bath etc.we had dinner in the hotel restuarant which is next to the hotel facing the sea and had... More

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Also Known As:
Casa Branca Beach And Golf Hotel
Casa Branca Beach Hotel
Hotel Casa Branca Beach
Casa Branca Beach & Golf Hotel Portugal/Vila Nova De Gaia
Address: Rua da Belgica 86 | Praia de Lavadores, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-044, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Vila Nova de Gaia
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Vila Nova de Gaia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Casa Branca Beach & Golf Hotel 4*
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