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“Great budget hotel in excellent location”
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Ibis Braga
Ranked #5 of 25 Hotels in Braga
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Reviewed 6 May 2013

My wife and I stayed 4 nights at the Ibis Braga Centro at the end of April. We chose this hotel based on Tripadvisor recommendations and were not disappointed. This is a budget hotel, and quite compact - small lobby, elevators, hallways, but perfect for us as we were visiting Braga for the sightseeing. Our room was small but with a very nice balcony overlooking the street, a comfortable bed and nice bathroom. The front desk staff were positively charming with a far better command of English than mine of Portuguese. The hotel is located about three blocks from the historic center of Braga. We did not eat at the hotel as there are numerous cafes and restaurants within easy walking. We give it a top rating in all categories as a budget hotel. Of the three budget hotels at which we stayed in Portugal, this was the nicest.

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Reviewed 16 April 2013

When you stay at an Ibis you know you'll get clean, functional rooms. In Portugal they tend to be a bit better than in some other countries in my experience (UK, France, Germany, Austria). This hotel in Braga is hard to find if you don't know the city, due to the confusing street system. The location is quite close to the main attractions, although there is an ugly overgrown vacant lot almost opposite. The bed was very comfortable, but there was a noise of heating or some sort of machinery coming from the corridor all night. The heating actually in the room was noisy and couldn't be kept on. There was a good range of TV channels for a hotel of this type. The view was not too bad on the opposite side of the hotel to the entrance. The breakfast, however, is not worth the money. There is a good, spacious cafe called Maria Bolacha in the concrete square outside. You'll probably need to use the hotel parking as the city centre location means there isn't much parking nearby, but it wasn't overpriced.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Takingitscourse
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Reviewed 20 August 2012

This hotel is good value, a good standard and in a great location. I would recommend it. Butttt...be careful what room you're given. We think It's 104 (not certain) that's the problem. The room has a dividing wall between the bed and a seated area.. A very nice room. On the corner of the building, so has two views. Unfortunately the 'very weak' air conditioner only gives air to the seated area and the bed area was uncomfortably warm. We opened the windows but the noise of the passing busses on the tiny street was thunderous.

We requested a room change the next day. It was no problem and the receptionist seemed to know about the air con problem. So yeah do stay here but check the room first.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank JimGer
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Reviewed 16 August 2012

Ibis Braga, the price is reasonable good location. It takes only a few minutes to the city centre.
The room is clean and comfort with additional bed for kids (free of charge). But no view from the room, only buildings. Small city with nice views and you can take the tourist bus (yellow bus) to go around the city. It is quite interseting that you spend one day to explore.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank Carlalci
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Reviewed 29 July 2012

This place provides fantastic value in the centre of Braga. It is situated in a quiet location yet only a few minutes walk from the main square and many attractions, We were given a suite with 2 balconies. The room was clean and the staff were very friendly. You will not find a better bargain in a central location.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank MichaelWatters
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Reviewed 20 June 2012

Probably the best quality/price ratio you can get.
The staff was quite unpleasant on arrival. We were also surprised we had to pay 4.5€ everytime we entered their garage.
The location is great, less than 10 minutes away from the city historical center, but it was also a little noisy - exterior and from the adjacent rooms/corridor.
Breakfast was okay, but not really worth the price.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank David N
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Reviewed 31 May 2012

First time to Braga for my brother and I. Price at Ibis was great, but what a surprise. We had a room each , one of the biggest Ibis rooms I've stayed in, and I've stayed with them from London to Hong Kong and many in between. There was even a balcony. The big attraction was that the hotel was a short walk from the city centre and many of the attractions . We didnt know but it was the weekend of the Roman festival when we arrived, what a treat. The hotel staff was so helpful and kind , I can't thank them enough...The people of braga as well forgave my basic Portuguese and helped ...even one lady walked us to the bus stop to Bom Jesus...Not a lot of people may have Braga on the map when they visit Portugal, but do yourself a favor and put it on your list...and do stay at Ibis ...

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Ibis Braga

Address: Rua do Carmo 38, Braga 4700-309, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Braga District > Braga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 25 Hotels in Braga
Price Range: £28 - £40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ibis Braga 2*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ibis Braga hotel is located in the city centre, close to historic monuments, 42 km from Porto and Geres National Park. The railway station is less than a kilometre from the hotel. With its 72 air-conditioned rooms, it has 3 meeting rooms available for booking, private covered pay parking, a bar serving snacks open 24/24, and Wifi wireless broadband Internet acces for guests on a business trip. Restaurants are available close to the hotel. ... more   less 
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