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“Ask for 3rd floor rooms” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Moinho de Vento
Ranked #14 of 14 Hotels in Viseu
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“Ask for 3rd floor rooms”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2009

I've been there about a week.

I went for Viseu for a friend's wedding and he recommended this hotel because he managed to get a real good price (about € 38 / night).
It's a small hotel, near the city center, located in a residential building.
The problem is they had shown to my friend the 3rd floor rooms, which have been redecorated recently. Despite the relative small size (12 square meter plus 3 square meter bathroom), they have wood floor, good beds and a nice view. He got one of those for his last night as single.
The guests, which included me and great part of his family, got the 2nd and 1st floor rooms, which, in benefit of truth and being euphemistic, stuck frozen in the early 80's. Carpet floor, lousy beds (my poor back still remembers) and the bonus for me, a broken toilet seat!!!
Of course, no one complained about this on his wedding date, but in the very next day, he came to me and asked if I shared the same unpleasant feeling that the rest of his family experienced. What could I say...
All in all, the service wasn't that bad, as at 6.30 a.m. I asked the attender for hot water and he promptly and swiftly managed. He wasn't the most pleasant person in the world, but who is at that hour of the day?
Also the rooms were cleaned everyday around 13.00, all the beds were made, but the towels remained the same since day 1.
I must say that I got a fair price for the service, but only because of my friend's negotiation, otherwise and given the balcony prices (€ 60 / room) I would prefer other offers closely located and within the same price range.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Moinho de Vento
Address: Rua Paulo Emilio, 13, Viseu 3510-098, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Viseu District > Viseu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 14 Hotels in Viseu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Moinho de Vento 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Moinho de Vento Hotel is a 3-star hotel, located in the heart of the city of Viseu. In a prime location, the hotel is close to the city's financial sector, shopping and city's park. The location is quiet and with easy access to any part of the city. A garage is available to serve its 30 double rooms. The hotel provides a conference room with panoramic views with a capacity of 80 persons. This unique place has a conservative decoration nevertheless the fact of offering the best in service in a relaxing atmosphere. The hotel provide to its guests services such as: bar, Internet access, fax, room service, "express" laundry cleaning service and rent-a-car. All this, together with a personalised attention, makes the Hotel Moinho de Vento the ideal place for your stay in Viseu. ... more   less 
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