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Avenida Conde da Carreira 28, Viana do Castelo 4900-343 Portugal
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#7 of 27 hotels in Viana do Castelo
In the center of the historic Viana do Castelo, built in the 16th century, this beautifully restored manor offers individually styled rooms with minibar, a piano bar and a garden with a cascade.Casa Melo Alvim provides 20 air-conditioned rooms decorated in different styles. Ranging from neoclassical to baroque and rustic, each room is appointed with rich fabrics and original furniture.Guests can enjoy a luxury breakfast in the cosy bar that also offers live piano music.A Baroque-style staircase leads to the upper floors and the library.Viana do Castelo Train Station is located only 130 metres from the residence. The Praia Norte Beach can be reached within 5 minutes by car.The Hotel has an active responsibility policy for environmental sustainability, certified by the European Ecolabel.Rooms with two single beds available only on request. Availability and price of extra bed for child/adult only in some rooms and upon request. All rooms offer Cable TV and free internet (WiFi). each room is individually decorated in traditional Portuguese styles of the XVII and XVIII centuries, from the Neoclassical to the Rustic Portuguese, through the Baroque. Original furniture using noble and exotic woods and materials, providing a comfortable, convenient and elegant ambiance. Large and spacious dark marble bathrooms.Double Room: Intimate and cozy rooms with areas between 21 and 30 m2Deluxe Room: Spacious and stylish, providing an environment of superior comfort, with areas between 26 and 37 m2Suite: Luxurious and superiorly decorated suites, with living room and bedroom. Generous areas, between 35 and 65 m2Family Room: Spacious and individually decorated rooms and suites, with areas between 35 and 43 m2, which allow the placement of two extra beds/ sofa beds, ideal for families of 2 adults and 2 children
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Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Adult pool
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Car hire
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
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English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
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richard p wrote a review Sep 14
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We booked to stay at Casa Melo for 6 nights. Review read really well. Reality is something truely different. Bedrooms are dark; bed mattresses were hard and lumpy and must have come from a bygone era. No coffee or tea service in the rooms. No tissues or basic amenities in the room. Shower curtain was mouldy at the bottom. Breakfast was a joke - unless you like sliced packet hams and salami: washed down with weak filter coffee..checked out next day.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
yann moulin wrote a review Jun 2020
The Hague, The Netherlands40 contributions21 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
Impressive old building ideally located in city center closed to all restaurants and shops. Staff is very friendly and willing to help. The swimming pool is well exposed under the sun, ideal for sun bathing time. I will definitely recommand this hotel to people coming to this city.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
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Andrew W wrote a review Sep 2
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We were not quite sure of the cleanliness of the room. There was an opened bottle of water in the fridge when we arrived and my partner thought there was room for improvement, e.g. the curtains seemed like they could benefit from a wash; darkening of the wall paint above an air vent. For a four-star hotel and for the amount we paid, the room seemed to be a little faded -- as if little had changed since the renovation of the 90s. We were perhaps located in a room that was only 21 meters squared (the smallest dimension of standard-type room), though the photos on the website gave an impression of greater luxury and comfort and our first impression was one of disappointment. There’s quite a difference between a room of 21 meters squared and one of 30 meters squared, so the fact that they are in the same price category seems a little unfair. An unfortunate moment of our stay occurred the last night. Water started dripping from the ceiling at some point during the night and eventually woke us at about 4/5am when the drip became stronger. The person at reception was attentive and tried to find an alternative room but this was not found to be possible. The only solution was a bucket and a towel inside to mask the sound of the water hitting the bottom. This solution wasn't very effective, since the towel became wet and then failed to mask the sound of the dripping. The only reason we returned to sleep was because the water happened to become less strong again. The reason cited for the problem was that the age of the building did not permit construction of suitably protected pipes and that other rooms suffer similar problems. That may be so, but it is your responsibility to maintain the building. Dripping water is completely unacceptable and presents a hazard. In our case the water came perilously close to an electric light switch. The admission that this was not an isolated incident is disconcerting. There were two positives from our experience of this hotel, the breakfast, which was good, with plenty to choose from and the staff, who are friendly and professional.
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Date of stay: August 2021
avalonbride36 wrote a review Jun 2021
Washington DC, District of Columbia180 contributions58 helpful votes
We had a lovely stay here and recommend this hotel. First of all, the property is extremely cool - I felt like we were staying in an old Portuguese palace. The location is excellent. Extremely close to all the sites in town, and also close to the train station if you wanted to use this as a base to visit other towns by train. We were impressed by the staff as well - everyone we interacted with was warm and helpful. The breakfast had a wide variety. Our room was also spacious and decorated elegantly. We stayed in a room facing the street which can get noisy so if that's a concern for you then I suggest requesting a quiet room.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Daniela Ribeiro, Diretor-Geral at Casa Melo Alvim Hotel
Responded Jun 6, 2021
Dear avalonbride36, Thank you very much for taking your time reviewing our hotel! It is very important for us to know the experiences of our guests and we are very happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us especially the characteristics of or building (it is the oldest urban house in town from 1509!) we thank you as well for the kind words for our staff (is always reinvigorating!) our goal is for you to always feel comfortable. Once again thank you very much we really hope to see you in a near future! Kind regards, Daniela Ribeiro
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Emily Fick wrote a review May 2021
Doorn, The Netherlands3 contributions
Very friendly staff, especially Rui Braga who made us feel very special guests and helped us with everything we needed. The breakfast was fine, very good fruitsalad!, the room was spacious and clean. Bathroom a little outdated. The bed was quit small and had a very firm matras. We had a lovely stay, Emily and Jeroen Lulof
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Daniela Ribeiro, Diretor-Geral at Casa Melo Alvim Hotel
Responded Jun 6, 2021
Dear Emily and Jeroen Lulof, Thank you so much for taking your time reviewing our hotel we are very happy that you have enjoyed your stay with us in Viana do Castelo, especially the service of our staff (Rui will appreciate =) ) , the freshness of our breakfast and the room. About the points less positive we thank you for them and we will take them into account! We really hope to see you again in a near future! Kind regards, Daniela Ribeiro
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Frequently Asked Questions about Casa Melo Alvim Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Casa Melo Alvim Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Museu do Traje (0.2 miles), Museu Municipal de Viana do Castelo (0.2 miles), and Igreja Matriz de Viana do Castelo (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Casa Melo Alvim Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Casa Melo Alvim Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Casa Melo Alvim Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Casa Melo Alvim Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking nearby and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Casa Melo Alvim Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurante Ó Viana Praça, Maria Petisca, and Liz Caffe Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Casa Melo Alvim Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Does Casa Melo Alvim Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Casa Melo Alvim Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Casa Melo Alvim Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the center of Viana do Castelo.
Are any cleaning services offered at Casa Melo Alvim Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Casa Melo Alvim Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.