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Grao Vasco Hotel

Rua Gaspar Barreiros, Viseu 3510-067 Portugal
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#4 of 16 hotels in Viseu
Established in June 1964, Hotel Grão Vasco was the first big hotel in Viseu. Hotel Grão Vasco was designed by the architect Alberto Pereira da Cruz who signed other remarkable projects such as the Museum of Caramulo, Hotel Alvor-Praia, Hotel Delfim, Hotel Baia and Hotel Cidadela in Cascais among many others. Due to its magnificent location in the heart of Viseu, you will be able to enjoy the tranquility of your hotel and feel the city in a unique way thanks to its proximity to the most relevant monuments, street shops, shopping centers, cinemas, museums, cafes, bars, restaurants, handicrafts and hairdressers which contribute to an even more pleasant stay. The Grão Vasco Restaurant, a city’s reference, invites you to get to know the traditional Portuguese cuisine, specially the Beiras single flavours as well as the great wines from Dão vineyards. Surrender to the charms of Viseu and come to meet the Hotel where there have been so many national and foreign personalities.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Portuguese
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Prodipto B wrote a review Feb. 2020
Kolkata (Calcutta), India565 contributions167 helpful votes
The hotel infrastructure is good. The room sizes, furniture and furnishings are very standard, as is the breakfast. The location is very good and this makes the hotel an attractive choice for a stay when visiting the city
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Cal L wrote a review Feb. 2020
Concepcion, Chile2 contributions
Wonderful location, well kept grounds and building. Older hotel, but lots of charm, decoration and common spaces were old-school charming. Breakfast was excellent (some gluten free options), staff were very helpful. Wifi worked very well from room.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
jmb_NC wrote a review Dec. 2019
Charlotte,NC78 contributions52 helpful votes
Stayed in this hotel as part of a tour group The best thing about this hotel was the location. The not so good things: The bed was super hard - my husband and I put the duvet under us to add a little more padding... but it was still much too hard. Our toilet did not flush properly. The pillows were flat and not supportive (thankfully I had a travel pillow with me). The water in the shower fluctuated between hot and cool (I checked with another couple and they had the same experience). Wi fi was only in the lobby. Few electrical outlets in the room. Only one very old small elevator which made scary banging noises when it moved. I tried to take the stairs as often as I could. The room and bathroom seemed clean even though they were old. Basically, this hotel is desperately in need of some updates. Please start the renovations with softer mattresses and better pillows.
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Date of stay: December 2019
1 Helpful vote
Jim_Abney wrote a review Dec. 2019
Los Angeles, California37 contributions37 helpful votes
Stay away from this dreary property. The hotel is really showing its age. Its obviously been around for a long time, but doesn't have an iota of charm. The rooms are dull and lifeless, just like the entire property. Buffet breakfast was a joke with a very small selection of uninspiring staples, served in a sterile and colorless room.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Room Tip: The best way to choose a good room is to stay somewhere else.
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2 Helpful votes
Lummy wrote a review Dec. 2019
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania334 contributions140 helpful votes
Stayed here one night on a recent trip through Portugal. The room was adequate. The lobby was nice. Found the rooms heating system not to be very functional. The room was very warm. Seemed to have this issue all over Portugal. Either the room was to hot or freezing.
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Date of stay: November 2019
Sleep Quality
2 Helpful votes
US$76 - US$103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Grao Vasco Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Grao Vasco Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Painel de Azulejos (0.2 km), Sherlock´s Room Viseu (0.3 km), and Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Carmo (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Grao Vasco Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Grao Vasco Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Grao Vasco Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Grao Vasco Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Porta 64, 100 Papas na Lingua, and Palace Restaurante.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Grao Vasco Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Grao Vasco Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Viseu.
Does Grao Vasco Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Grao Vasco Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Grao Vasco Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ramparts of Viseu (0.3 km), Porta do Soar (0.4 km), and Porta Dos Cavaleiros (0.8 km).
Is Grao Vasco Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.