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“Beautiful Hotel, Great Location” 5 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 #6 of 34 Hotels in Braga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Kent, Washington
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137 reviews 137 reviews
39 hotel reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
“Beautiful Hotel, Great Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2009

This was a very nice hotel run by extremely nice people. They were all very friendly and helpful, even gave us wonderful restaurant suggestions. The location couldn't be beat. It is right in the center of this lovely town. We even watched a Holy Procession from our window. Best seats in the house. It is a 10 minute from the seedy Braga bus station. Our room was good-sized and the bathroom huge. Everything was spotless. We paid 70 euro including breakfast which consisted of breads, meats, cheeses, cereals, yogurt and fresh fruit. All rooms had free wi-fi.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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PerthWestOz
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19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2007

Braga is like most small cities in europe - full of one way streets but the locals are more than happy to point you in the right direction(s) after they have had a lenghthy discussion about who knows the best way to get you to where you want to go! But seriously this is a friendly, tidy - if a little compact - hotel with a lovely piazza within a stone's throw (read lots of small and cheap but nice eateries) - the price is right - a double bed with a/c for 50 Euros including breakfast and secure parking if you have a car. If you're in the neighbourhood it's a good option instead of the overpriced 'chains'.

  • Liked — Friendly, tidy and close to the centre of town.
  • Disliked — nil
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2007

Last year when I lived in Braga, the Sofia was the place for relatives to come and stay when they were visiting. It is very well placed in the centre of the city on a very pretty cobbled square. The rooms are well equipped with lovely marble bathrooms, comfortable beds and lovely views of the many church spires, including Se, the cathedral. Breakfast is an excellent buffet - try the quince jelly which goes very well with cheese. The staff are typically reserved but have a chat and they soon warm to you. I would always go back here. As an aside, the pastelaria (bakery) across the square is the best in town.

  • Liked — The central location and traditional feel
  • Stayed February 2006, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2005

I was there this fall and fell in love with this great little city just about Porto Portugal about a 30 minute drive. Nestled in a great location was this clean and basic room with a combination bath/shower. What I really liked about it was out the front door you can walk anywhere in this city with hundreds of little shops and catherdals. I found the food a people. Wear comfortable shoes because you need to walk as the parking is away from the centre of town. When ordering food try the soups they are so tasty and always fresh and warm. I would recommend this place if your looking for a real European treat.

  • Stayed September 2005
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 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 Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 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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