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Casa Melo Alvim Hotel

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New Jersey
Reviewed 2 April 2016

Typically in Portugal in order to stay at a historic inn, I've had to stay out of the center of town I'm visiting (needing a car). Not here. This well preserved inn offers tasteful rooms of stone and wood with modern conveniences (flat screen tv, modern bathroom, free wifi). Staff is helpful and friendly. Breakfast buffet has good variety and...

Thank Scott S
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 February 2016

Great location at the top of the main street close to loads of great restaurants, the old town and modern shopping centre. Just metres from the train station but no noise! Great atmosphere with century old walls and pillars. Good spacious rooms and lovely breakfast. Hot breakfast on request - can recommend the omelet. Good size bed with excellent bed...

Thank Maxine H
Hadlow Down, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 November 2015

We paid through our agent what seemed to me a minimal amount, so I was a little anxious in advance, but in fact were given a beautiful room with two window alcoves, one with balcony and the other with stone side seats. Avoid this hotel if you want characterless modern rooms with no interesting corners! Except that the bathroom was...

Thank newinnmanaccan
Elizabeth, Colorado
Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

Melo Avim's location was perfect to enjoy the central downtown and to hike up to the cathedral. The bed was comfortable. The room was quiet and the shower provided consistently hot water. Breakfast was very good. The staff was very helpful.

Thank doctorfun44
Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

After a mishap and our Porto hotel being closed down we decided to travel north and landed at Melo Alvim x what a great surprise !! The Most beautifully appointed hotel that used to be a castle x luxurious room and fantastic breakfast ! Friendly and helpful staff made our stay ten out of ten x thank you so much...

Thank Kavyklan
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Excellent stay in this hotel which is full of character. Well located on the edge of old town close to railway station and funicular. The hotel is beautifully furnished,lovely sweeping staircase and architecturally very beautiful. Reception staff were very efficient, they recommended 2 restaurants to us during our stay and both were excellent choices (O Laranjeira and Tasquinha Da Linda...

Thank Margfor
Bridgend, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 September 2015

Booked this hotel for a wedding we were attending in Viana do Castelo. The wedding never took place so we had spare time on our hands. The hotel is very central at the top of the Main Street a 10 minute walk down to the river. The train station is at the rear of the hotel with both inter city...

Thank Coity11
Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 13 August 2015

in the historic town of Viana, near the station and boutiques of northern Portugal. You can visit the city and its surroundings and take the cable car highly recommended. Hotel excellent service, is a Portuguese palace with history, nicely restored and parking. Breakfast in the large living room and bar with many pictures of the history of Viana. Recommended to...

Thank Rag11111aaa
Torquay, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 June 2015

My wife and I stayed here for three nights and enjoyed our visit. The welcome from reception was very warm and we were soon checked in and in our spacious room. The hotel is full of character as it is an old Portugese Manor House with lovely features and furniture. Our room had a huge fireplace, ornate antique bed, sitting...

1Thank Mike B
Milan, Italy
Reviewed 1 January 2015

Our staying here was great, the building is a familiar mansion from the XVI cent. very well renovated, with confortable rooms, nice old fornitures, and a very gentle staff. Suggested for a relaxed stop over traveling in the north of Portugal.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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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 )
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • 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: $80 - $215 (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
 of 5 bubbles scott6459, 1 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Even a street facing room was quiet”
 of 5 bubbles 183maxineh, 26 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Please. See the garden”
 of 5 bubbles Rag11111aaa, 12 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a suite so you can spread out.”
 of 5 bubbles mariew675, 23 Jun 2014 | Read review
“Upgrade if possible”
 of 5 bubbles retired698, 15 Jun 2014 | Read review
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