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“Lovely, friendly resort hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Suave Mar
3.0 of 5 Inn   |   Av. Eng0 Arantes e Oliveira, Esposende 4740-204, Portugal   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #1 of 3 Esposende B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Newcastle, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Lovely, friendly resort hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2011

Very well appointed. Rooms very good. Food excellent and staff friendly and helpful. Pleasant location with walks and views. Quiet - except for a fog horn which sounded once it got dark. However, with the windows closed and in rooms away from the road, not noticeable. Management are aware of this.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2011

room was good and everything was clean. pool was nice and they make an effort with flowers. breakfast was just ok. we didn't stay there for dinner. location was across the road from where people use the walking trail along the water, not where people go swimming. a nice swimming beach is a good 20 min walk north. axis ofir is in a separate part of town and right on sandy beach - we drove that way but it was so busy we were locked up in traffic and poorly parked cars. Lots of teens over there and partying, i would rather stay on the Hotel Suave Mar side and drive to the beach on the north side of it.
parking was on the street in front and we had no problem finding a spot, but one might if arriving at the wrong time.

overall i think Espinho (just south of Porto) is a better beach town than Esposende.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Aachen, Germany
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2011

This hotel really deserves to have 4 stars. We had a junior suite with sea view which was spacious, very clean and comfortable. Everything was fine until we opened the door to the balcony when we heard the foghorn. It was not foggy but sounded every 15 seconds not just during the day but all night. A shame as this spoiled the hope for peace and quiet for the 4 days we stayed there. Guest should be aware of this if they intend to stay at this location.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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amsterdam
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2011

We found Suave Mar through internet and Tripadvisor. Well, the hotel is 3 star, no more. We had a junior suite with seaview. But you actually view the road and the river. Noise from the traffic and the mist horn (also when there is no mist). (See others reviews of this hotel). Personnel is kind. Swimming pool small but sheltered: we needed that as there was a gail blowing. Beach is fundamental beach. Beautiful but due to wind not possbile to be on. No services on beacht
Food is in the restaurant is bad, very bad. Bathroom outdated. But the worst thing was the BED. We asked fot win beds but they didnot have this. So we ended up in a rather small bed. We have nevere experienced a bed that moved when you stretched your leg, moved your head or turned, made noise and was as hard a hardboard. impossible to sleep on. We booked 5 nights but stayed 2 and will never come back. Oh, and if you want wifi, very hard to connect (due to the wind???)

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2011

stayed here for 1wk on half board basis breakfast was very boring and the evening meal
was awful hardly any selection we seemed to have a separate menu from everyone else
and was mainly the same thing it was a shame as we never looked forward to are meals
as we usually do after being out all day .Would not recommend this hotel to english
tourists as we expected a buffet style and were very disappointed.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tasmania Australia
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2010

We stayed for two nights and loved both the hotel and Esposende and Minho region. We do not usually dine in hotel restaurants, but how lucky we dined in here, the meal was beautiful (one of too many in Portugal!), the service impeccable. Beautiful pool, and well maintained property. Great value and lovely staff. This property felt like it was managed by a family it had a really good vibe.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Av. Eng0 Arantes e Oliveira, Esposende 4740-204, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Braga District > Esposende
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Esposende
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Suave Mar 3*
Number of rooms: 84
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Also Known As:
Suave Mar Hotel
Hotel Suave Mar Portugal/Esposende

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