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Melia Braga Hotel & Spa
Ranked #1 of 26 Hotels in Braga
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112 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Definitely worth staying there”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2013

Braga is not a very common business or pleasure trip destination, if you do go, however, Melia Braga is a good accommodation choice. It may not be very close to the old town, it is however conveniently located for business and/or passing travellers. It is modern, well serviced and good value.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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Melia B, Guest Experience Manager at Melia Braga Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, June 17, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review the Melia Braga Hotel & Spa on Tripadvisor.

I am delighted you enjoyed your stay with us

I hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back very soon.

Best regards

Cristina Magalhães
Guest Experience Manager
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2013

What a lovely hotel, the rooms were beautiful, modern & clean, breakfast excellent & the staff helpful & pleasant. The spa was good with a nice pool & spa facilities although I think the price of a swim at 10 Euros could have been included in the room price.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Melia B, Guest Experience Manager at Melia Braga Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, June 17, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review the Melia Braga Hotel & Spa with nice comments about the facilities and staff on Tripadvisor

Concerning the spa question, we have more than one possibility for our guests to choose:

Packages with the spa included or an accomodation rate with or without breakfast.

If the costumer wants to include the access to the spa (heated indoor pool with hydrotherapy circuit, pool for adults and children, sauna, turkish bath, jacuzzi and gym) the rate is 9.75€ per day and per person.

Because we do care about giving our guests the choice, we propose them several possibilities according to their needs.

I hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back in Meliá Braga Hotel & Spa very soon.


Best regards

Cristina Magalhães
Guest Experience Manager
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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2013

Driving from Porto to the small city of Braga, one does not expect to see such a modern hotel- contemporary in design and looks and comfortable to use. Another 5-star hotel in a bigger city would cost twice as much, so this is a great place to splurge on a chic hotel. Staff is very warm and helpful. Though I could not use the spa due to lack of time, it is quite inviting. Breakfast has a good spread and can handle big numbers at the same time though one needs time to enjoy the great spread-a rare commodity for business travellers. Very clean rooms, corridors, elevators and lobby which is quite spacious too. The beds are really comfortable. Comp internet is a big plus. Although central location, it does appear to be a bit aloof from civilisation with a big main road by the hotel with lots of traffic on it making you feel slightly alienated at times.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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Thank wineguyindia
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Melia B, Guest Experience Manager at Melia Braga Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, June 12, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for choosing Meliá Braga Hotel & Spa and for taking the time to share your nice comment in tripadvisor.
We highly appreciate your positive feedback because our goal is to provide the best to our customers.

Looking forward to received you at the Meliá Braga Hotel and Spa.

Best regards

Cristina Magalhães
Guest Experience Manager
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

If contemporary interior design and home automation are your thing, you're in for a treat. Both the hotel lobby and your suite will impress you a great deal.

My wife and I checked in for a couple of nights and checked out just in time to avoid Easter weekend madness - hoards of faithful Galicians and their tots drowning out the silence. If you're planning on staying there around Easter, expect a lot of (perhaps unwanted) activity, especially in the spa where you'll have to line up to get into the pool or adjoining facilities. You might also have to line up for breakfast. We had 34 people in front of us, which was frightening (I almost contemplated having breakfast across the street at McDonald's!) but we were seated 20 minutes later. All's well that ends well.

The worst: A not-so-clean women's changing room in the spa (the men's was squeaky clean - how bizarre), trying to navigate the internet with a remote control (useless!), problems with satellite TV at times, missing tiles in the turkish bath (?!) and a lack of information in the suite - a simple list with the hotel's suggestions as far as monuments to visit, restaurants, etc. would've been appreciated by those of us who didn't have time to do some research.

The best: The staff. They are nice, they are helpful, they are even better than the facilities.

PS There will be nothing but a thick curtain between your sleeping area and your bathroom, so if your bowel movements or flatulence are a source of embarrassment for you, you had better find other accommodation.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank hugo_nosceteipsum
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Melia B, Guest Experience Manager at Melia Braga Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, August 3, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review the Melia Braga Hotel & Spa on Tripadvisor.

Your very good comments about our staff are a great motivation.

The Meliá Braga Hotel & Spa rate occupancy in easter period is high and the normal activity increased. We apologize for any inconvenience you experienced in the spa or when you line up for breakfast. We make a lot of efforts to avoid situations like this and it´s very important for us to have our customer´s feedback to review and improve the service.

After reading your comments I noticed that you stayed in an open-space room but you can choose a classic one ( the bedroom and the bathroom are divided by a glass wall and not a curtain). The front desk will be deligheted to accommodate you in a classic room upon availability.

Looking forward to received you at the Meliá Braga Hotel and Spa.

Best regards

Cristina Magalhães
Guest Experience Manager
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2013

Very nice modern rooms and hotel design.
The bathtub in the room.
The light in the room should be stronger in some areas, specially in the kitchnet.
There should be a separate space for the WC in the rooms.
The breakfast should have more diversity for the hotel class.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Biajante
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Melia B, Guest Experience Manager at Melia Braga Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, August 3, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments in tripadvisor concerning your stay at the Meliá Braga Hotel and Spa.

Your suggestions concerning the light in the room and the breakfast are very important to us because it help us to improve it.

The bedroom layout does not include doors that separate it from the bathroom due to an aesthetic choice. At your last stay in Meliá Braga, your room was an open space but you can select a classic room ( the bedroom and the bathroom are divided by a glass wall). The front desk will be deligheted to accommodate you in a classic room upon availability.

I hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back in Meliá Braga Hotel & Spa very soon.


Best regards

Cristina Magalhães
Guest Experience Manager
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newcastle upon tyne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here when my partner went to see the man u game! The hotel reception is very big and looks very modern! We checked in very quickly,the staff were very helpful when we asked about how to get to the football ground etc and spoke very good English!
The room was beautiful, a lovely big bed and a bath tub in the middle of the room which we found great! The room was very clean, with a safe,enough towels and complimentary toiletries!
The breakfast were great,they did eggs to order and had enough choice for even the fussiest eater!
We used the spa which was fab,two Jacuzzis,a reasonable sizes pool and a sauna and steam room, I had a massage which was great!
Overall a very modern hotel,friendly,helpful staff..a good choice of food and drinks and the trip was made even better when my husband met the man u team!;)

  • Stayed November 2012
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Thank luby22
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Melia B, Guest Experience Manager at Melia Braga Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, February 10, 2013
Dear guest,
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Meliá Braga Hotel & Spa.
We are delighted you enjoyed staying with us and it was a great pleasure to have you as a guest. Your very good feed-back is a great motivation for our staff and we will share with all of them your nice comments.
We look forward to welcome you in Melia Braga Hotel & Spa.

Best regards

Cristina Magalhães
Guest Experience Manager
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Lisbon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

I didn't like the room, because there is no door to the bathroom, so there is no privacy at all. If you wake up in the middle of the naight and go to the bathroom, for sure you wake up your partner.
Also I had to stay in a queue to get into the breakfast room.It never hapenned to me in all my life.
The staff is helpful and friendly.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank MVLVA
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Melia B, Guest Experience Manager at Melia Braga Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for having taken the time to share your comments with us concerning your recent stay at the Meliá Braga Hotel and Spa.

Your comments are very important to us, as they help us to review and improve our services.

We highly appreciate your feedback and looking forward to your next stay at the Meliá Braga Hotel and Spa or any other hotel of Meliá Hotels International.

We remain at your disposal for any further queries.
Best regards

Ana Rita Ferreira
Guest Experience Manager - Meliã Braga Hotel & Spa
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Property: Melia Braga Hotel & Spa
Address: Av. General Carrilho da Silva Pinto, Nr. 8, Braga 4715-380, Portugal
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Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Braga District > Braga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 26 Hotels in Braga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Melia Braga Hotel & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 182
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Brand new design Hotel, for leisure or work, near the Minho University, Nanotechnology Center, Bom Jesus, Sameiro, this is the perfect Hotel & Spa to stay in North of Portugal. Sá Carneiro International Airport it´s only 50kms and the nearest beach is 30kms. ... more   less 
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