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“In the Old City heart” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Residencial Dona Sofia
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Largo S Joao do Souto 131, Braga 4700-326 , Portugal   |  
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Ranked #7 of 34 Hotels in Braga
Tel Aviv, Israel
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
40 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“In the Old City heart”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

This hotel locates in the heart of Braga historical district, directly on one on one of central quit square. The beautiful buildings surrounds and you feel yourself in the past age. The golden period of Braga was past unfortunately, but it is still very nice city, real heritage with architectural masterpieces and "asylegju" ceramic decor. The hotel itself ia nice, stuff are very friendly and consult all questions better than any tourists office. Some negative remark: hotel need some investment (as all city) because all equipment in rooms and in public spaces (elevator or furniture or bath devices) are very old and wait to renovation. And breakfast is rather small...

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Travelling at a low time meant there was no access or car parking problem - and you are 'right there' in this impressive city. The lift worked well to a very well appointed room - large and clean.
Breakfast was OK but not of the standard of others during long trip around Portugal.

Room Tip: Overlooking the square would be a plus.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Merritt Island
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49 reviews 49 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013 via mobile

Stopped in Braga to see the Semana Santa celebration. Hotel was conveniently located to all the major sites of the city. Room overlooked the square and was very quiet. Downside was that we were far from Internet router and often lost service unless you were positioned near the door to the room.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ghent, Belgium
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30 reviews 30 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

This hotel is really excellently located right in the center of the city, next to a beautiful square. There are some great bars, cafetarias and restaurants in the immediate surroundings of this hotel. Rooms and bathrooms are spacious and clean, and i have no complaints about the quality of the mattresses. Breakfast was also quite good, with lots of fruits and choices of bread and cereals. Too bad the coffee wasn't good at all. Staff is very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Aalborg, Denmark
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Perfect located in the center of Braga you probably cannot find a better place than Dona Sofia. The rates are fairly OK and the rooms are spacious and clean. People weighing over 70 kg. may find the mattresses too simple and thin ;-)
The breakfast is above average and the service at the reception is good. All in all a big 3-star experience!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Baak, Gelderland, Netherlands
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67 reviews 67 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

We had a nice room with a view over the square, service was good and the price reasonable. We had some bad luck with the weather but the hotel kept us in Braga, despite of the weather. The staff helped us wonderfully getting there by car. And spoke good Englisch.
Good working silent airco in the room

Room Tip: ask for 107 or 108 great view
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Liverpool
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

A small hotel with friendly, helpful staff. The complimentary breakfast is excellent. Quiet central location and nice atmosphere. Everything is within walking distance. Ask for a Map of Braga at reception. There is a cafeteria ('pastelaria Frigideiras do Cantinho') opposite which I thoroughly recommend.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Largo S Joao do Souto 131, Braga 4700-326 , Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Braga District > Braga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 34 Hotels in Braga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Residencial Dona Sofia 3*
Number of rooms: 34
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