We, have just spent the last 11 nights here and have not been disappointed with our choice. Bearing in mind that we were out of season, the attention of the staff was 100%. t times we were the only guests at the hotel, so you would not expect food to be pre-cooked, but when hot food at breakfast was requested, it was freshley cooked and nicely presented.
We had a very nice suite and, although facing the main road, was only noisy because we slept with the window open. Closed, there was no noise at all from the street. Staff were always pleased to recommend restaurants to eat and, bear in mind that it rained throught 9 of our 11 nights, the choice was very good, from premises recommended on TA to a small cafe just 30 yards away, were no english was spoken, but we made ourselves understood and we had a very good meal, very reasonably priced and complimentary Port. There is also an excellent steak outlet in the adjacent shopping centre, were a really good steak meak only cost 6.80 e, including a soft drink. Ok not a table-cloth & forlock tugging outfit, but just good quality food.
So, all in all a very quiet break and we would return if returning to the area. Although we had hired a car, the railway station was adjacent, but beware trains are few and far apart.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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 ... more less
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