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Melia Castelo Branco

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#1 of 2 hotels in Castelo Branco
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4.3
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4.3
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4.2
Meliá Castelo Branco is a 4-star hotel located on top of a hill, next to the city's Castle, and which stands out for its magnificent panoramic view over Castelo Branco and Serra da Estrela. Located a short distance from the A23 motorway exits and close to the city centre, Meliá Castelo Branco allows you to explore the main points of interest in Beira Baixa. The hotel was recently renovated, with the entire interior having been modernized and the rooms renovated with contemporary design inspired by the traditional Embroidery of Castelo Branco. Meliá Castelo Branco offers all the comfort and service to have a memorable stay. The city of Castelo Branco is the gateway to a territory of myths and legends, with magical corners to discover. Lose yourself in the nearest Historic Villages (Monsanto; Idanha-a-Velha), discover Portas de Rodão, climb to the highest point in mainland Portugal (the Tower in Serra da Estrela) or the magic of Barrocal Park. The Meliá Castelo Branco has rooms with a balcony, ideal for enjoying the fresh air, and with different types to choose from, including the Presidential Suite with jacuzzi in the room. Also take advantage of the El Spa and Health club, where you can relax in our indoor pool, solarium, sauna, jacuzzi and turkish bath or you can take the opportunity to exercise in the gym or play a game of tennis or squash. It also has the Cozinha do Castelo restaurant and the Colina bar, both allow you to enjoy magnificent views.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Bar / lounge
Squash
Tennis court
Business Center with Internet Access
Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Sauna
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Sun deck
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Private balcony
Room service
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Bidet
Safe
Telephone
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
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Mountain view
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Park View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
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Boy&BoyTraveller wrote a review Apr 2023
London, United Kingdom88 contributions81 helpful votes
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Very nice hotel by the Castelo Branco city. Great views, extremely comfortable rooms and good price. Very nice and varied breakfast. The hotel also provides swimming pool, gym, sauna and steam room facilities. Staff was friendly. Park facilities.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded May 13, 2023
Estimado Hóspede, Agradecemos a sua estadia e comentários tão importantes para nós! Esperamos poder recebe-lo de novo e apresentamos os nossos melhores cumprimentos.
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qscofr1 wrote a review Dec 2022
Pamplona, Spain586 contributions181 helpful votes
It was lovely as usual. Really when travel though this areq I try to book it because staff is very nice and I have everything I need specially it is clean that probably is one of the most important thing for me. I recommend it includong if you don't use SPA service
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Responded Feb 2, 2023
Estimado hóspede, os nossos agradecimentos pela sua estadia no Melia Castelo Branco, bem como pelos V/ comentários tão importantes para nós. Tudo faremos para continuar merecedores da V/ confiança e ficamos na expetativa de poder recebe-lo de novo. Com os melhores cumprimentos,
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Skiondown wrote a review Oct 2022
144 contributions87 helpful votes
Good though longish ride. Castelo Branco quite large but I got almost there, with help from a local, spot on. Modern and Big. Easy Check In. Fourth Floor room with balcony. Meal in the bar. Breakfast pretty good. Fine for a night or so.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded Nov 14, 2022
Estimado hospede, os nossos agradecimentos pela sua estadia no Melia Castelo Branco! tudo faremos para continuar merecedores da V/ confiança e ficamos na expetativa de poder recebe-lo de novo. Com os melhores cumprimentos,
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joe1968 wrote a review Jun 2022
Ulm, Germany2228 contributions527 helpful votes
We have been a 2nd time in this superb hotel with modern rooms, good faciliites (public indoor pool, Gym and free Sauna) and excellent Melia breakfast with views from top of the hill to the valley. Lovely receptionist ladies! Downsides are a (central) AC which is too weak to cool down the rooms when outside temperatures are around 40°C and a management who thinks 51°C in a Sauna are „normal.... If you can accept both highly recommended in Castelo Branco for tour operator rates (70€). Official Melia Website rates (120€) are by far to high for this kind of forgotten city Sauna: would have been easy to be solved as due to Covid19 rules we anyway needed to book the Sauna (what of course 90% of users ignored), for our time frame it would have been possible to increase. After long discussion the manager accpeted to change the temperatur from 51 to 62C - I couldn't convince him that even 62 is too low....
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded Jul 9, 2022
Estimado hospede, os nossos agradecimentos pela sua estadia no Melia Castelo Branco bem como pelos seus comentários tão importantes para nós. Lamentamos não ter correspondido inteiramente às V/ expetativas e tudo faremos para melhorar a qualidade dos nossos serviços. na expetativa de poder recebe-lo de novo, apresentamos os nossos melhores cumprimentos. Atentamente,
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Nara Pascoal wrote a review Jun 2022
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Excellent facilities, wonderful view and a mouthwatering breakfast. Hard to believe it is only 4stars, should be 5. I highly recommend this hotel if you are staying in Castelo Branco or somewhere nearby. Lovely town btw.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Jul 9, 2022
Estimado Hóspede, os nossos agradecimentos pela sua estadia no Melia Castelo Branco! Ficamos felizes por ter correspondido às V/ expetativas e esperamos poder recebe-lo de novo. Com os melhores cumprimentos,
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qscofr1 wrote a review Mar 2022
Pamplona, Spain586 contributions181 helpful votes
Really was great, I has been before and I'm sure they can't perform better. Service was right, view amazing and room perfect I really it is a place I recommend a lot. I taken a dinner there and it is perfect with a service similar to top restaurants
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Responded Apr 8, 2022
Dear guest, Thank you for your stay at the Melia Castelo Branco as well as for your opinion so important to us! We hope to welcoming you again in a near future. Yours sincerely,
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Rachel, Charlie wrote a review Nov 2021
5 contributions5 helpful votes
We don’t know where to start. Perfect to be honest. A quality hotel. Excellent rooms, facilities, customer service, price and value for money. Stayed for a week mid November. Reception staff were highly professional, friendly and helpful. Rooms were perfect. Spotlessly clean due to the excellent cleaning staff who were on hand all day. Everything you need included and if not just ask. Food in the restaurant or bar was first class Choice of buffet at e17.50 pp is amazing and a credit to the chefs. Al a cart menu is amazing. Bar and room service food fantastic. Pool, jacuzzi and gym facilities are far better than you would find in many UK gyms and spa hotels. Excellent COVID safety precautions but not oppressive and in your face to ruin your stay, just mindful of mutual respect. Last but no least a mention to Alberto the lone barman. What a great guy. Quiet, friendly and highly professional. Not only covers the bar but also carries out room service, problem solves and is a fantastic embassy for for the hotel. The location is perfect with views over the city and towards the mountains. A great hotel that beside being part of a chain the staff make the experience memorable. Thank you for everything during our stay.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Jan 11, 2022
Estimado hóspede, os nossos agradecimentos pela sua estadia no Melia Castelo Branco! Ficamos na expetativa de poder recebe-lo de novo. Com os melhores cumprimentos,
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whitesail_too wrote a review Oct 2021
Berlin, Germany32 contributions55 helpful votes
A large, but well run chain property and place-of-choice for C. Branco visits. To book a Premium room overlooking the city is a must: it's the place with the best views in town. Standard room outfit w/ good bed and bathroom w/ bidet and rainforest shower. No outdoor pool, unfortunately. Well-set breakfast buffet. You'll get there by car, surely, and free parking is on the grounds. Good value for money.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Feb 21, 2022
Estimado Hospede, Os nossos agradecimentos pela sua estadia. Ficamos na expetativa de poder recebe-lo de novo! Com os melhores cumprimentos,
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Daniel P wrote a review Oct 2021
Community of Madrid, Spain21 contributions2 helpful votes
Nice rooms, clean aNd with lots of space. Reception desk was able to attend despite we arrives at 10:30pm local time. Nice breakfast and room is really big! Also has a park and childrens can play while your're having coffee. Centric, short walk to interesting places. Parking is a bit small and suv/trucks are difficult to park
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Oct 16, 2021
Estimado hóspede, os nossos agradecimentos pela sua estadia no Melia Castelo Branco! Ficamos na expetativa de poder recebe-lo de novo. Com os melhores cumprimentos,
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Patrícia M wrote a review Oct 2021
295 contributions59 helpful votes
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We booked this hotel for a one night stay as we are on a road trip. This was the first trip since 2020 and also our 3 year anniversary. We were very excited. We contacted the hotel to request a double bed and to let them know of this special trip. Check in was easy and our receptionist Sabrina was very efficient. Breakfast must be booked as expected and towels for the swimming pool must be requested at reception. We were a bit disappointed to have to pay 3.50€ each for a hair cap to use the pool. Still we paid as we wanted a moment to relax with all the sightseeing we have been doing. We also received a welcome drink voucher to use in the bar. We were allocated on a double bed room with a beautiful view over the city but besides that our anniversary was not acknowledged. The room is spacious and you'll find Rituals amenities which for us was a nice surprise. There are no bath robes so coming back from the pool was made using the pool towels... There was a bit of dust on the cups and the coffee machine water had not been refilled. Still there was a courtesy water on arrival. The swimming pool was empty and very quite. There are locker rooms but you must have a coin of 1€ to use which we were not made aware. Breakfast is good enough, if you need gluten free bread they'll provide you if you request. There's a selection of dairy free milks but no coconut milk. I am not sure if you request before hand they can get you. We used our voucher in the bar. The area is quite comfortable and well decorated. I would stay again in this hotel and I recommend it.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Oct 16, 2021
Estimado hóspede, os nossos agradecimentos pela sua estadia no Melia Castelo Branco! Ficamos na expetativa de poder recebe-lo de novo. Com os melhores cumprimentos,
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FORMERLY KNOWN AS
TRYP Colina do Castelo Hotel
LOCATION
PortugalCentral PortugalCastelo Branco DistrictCastelo Branco
NUMBER OF ROOMS
102
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Frequently Asked Questions about Melia Castelo Branco
Which popular attractions are close to Melia Castelo Branco?
Nearby attractions include Jardim do Paco Episcopal  (0.3 miles), Fundação Manuel Cargaleiro (0.3 miles), and Castle of Castelo Branco (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Melia Castelo Branco?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Melia Castelo Branco?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Melia Castelo Branco?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Melia Castelo Branco?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Melia Castelo Branco?
Conveniently located restaurants include Palitão, Cabra Preta, and Retiro do Cacador.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Melia Castelo Branco?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a sauna, and locker rooms available in the fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Melia Castelo Branco?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Melia Castelo Branco offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Melia Castelo Branco?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Melia Castelo Branco?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Castle of Castelo Branco (0.2 miles), Museu de Francisco Tavares Proença Júnior (0.3 miles), and Torre do Relogio (0.3 miles).