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Casa Melo Alvim Hotel

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 January 2014

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,...

Peak District, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 November 2013

The oldest urban manor house in the city, Casa Melo Alvim was refurbished several years ago to transform it into a hotel, and they are proud of the way the different eras of Portuguese architecture have been preserved within the design. Indeed, the building now has all the trappings of the four star establishment it has become – but unfortunately...

6Thank Tourmalina
Reviewed 24 October 2013

i have stayed at the "deluxe" room. Very large room with high ceiling . Stuff was very cooperative and familiar with attractions and good restaurants (recommended for the locals and not for tourists). Rich breakfast. recommended!

1Thank meirc
Derbyshire, UK
Reviewed 19 September 2013

The building itself is lovely, stone walls, wooden windows, wooden floors etc but with up to date facilities including free wifi. Our room was a delux on the first floor with a really high ceiling. The bed is an old style wooden Portuguese style with a average size mattress, spotless bed linen. The bathroom is good but not amazing, there...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 September 2013

This a lovely hotel - amazingly helpful staff and lovely clean rooms. If you get a room at the back, its very quiet....until a train comes, or worse stays in the station warming up its engines - then its incredibly noisy. When I stayed, this happened at 12pm or so on a Friday night and 5am on a sunday morning....

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Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 June 2013

A beautifull old manor house / establishment which has been refurbished extremely well and appropriately. A feeling of staying in grandeur but with all modern comforts and facilities. Friendly staff and very helpfull. Easy walking distance into the centre of town and to the old harbour seafood restaurants areas. Very close to the railway station but train noise was not...

1Thank JohnandTracy_L
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 27 May 2013

Our bedroom on the 1st floor was a deluxe room at the end of a hallway with wonderful bath and marble floors. A plus is the magnifying mirror which not all hotels provide and the aromatic Italian made body lotion and bath wash. The service was outstanding, with NuNu providing lots of good restaurant ideas. We were also able to...

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Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 5 May 2013

A beautiful small hotel in a carefully restored ancient building from the 15º century. Perfectly located in the centre of Viana do Castelo. Friendly staff and efficient rooms and bathrooms. Parking is available (outside only) in a reserved space close to the station (ca. 100m). Breakfast is okay, buffet regularly filled up and good variety. A pity that the restaurant...

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Reviewed 6 April 2013

We had a wonderful spotless double room with a living room annexe. The hotel is a beautifully restored Portugese casa antigua. It's near to the centre and has parking out front. Staff were helpful and the breakfasts were good. There are plenty of restaurants and a modern shopping centre close by with a cinema. Recommend hiring a car to explore...

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Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 4 August 2012

Stayed here 2 nights during our honeymoon. Great hotel in central location. Historic building that has been excellently maintained. Very clean. Convenient to everything. Shopping, Train Station, Restaurants. Staff is great! Sandra and NuNu were tops! Breakfast was the best of our 9 day trip to Spain and Portugal. Beautiful garden where I was able to enjoy a nice after...

2Thank milexz_11

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Laundry Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Casa Melo Alvim Hotel

Address: Avenida Conde da Carreira 28, Viana do Castelo 4900-343, Portugal (Formerly Estalagem Casa Melo Alvim)
Region: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Viana do Castelo District > Viana do Castelo
Price Range: $97 - $220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Casa Melo Alvim Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Room 111, nice size, quiet, back of hotel, view of hill.”
  • Room 111
  • Modern Bathroom
scott6459, 1 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Even a street facing room was quiet”
183maxineh, 26 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Please. See the garden”
Rag11111aaa, 12 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a suite so you can spread out.”
mariew675, 23 Jun 2014 | Read review
“Upgrade if possible”
retired698, 15 Jun 2014 | Read review
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