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“Good stay en reasonable priced hotel”
Review of Hotel Dona Sofia

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Hotel Dona Sofia
Ranked #7 of 25 Hotels in Braga
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Reviewed 6 June 2012

We had a nice room with a view over the square, service was good and the price reasonable. We had some bad luck with the weather but the hotel kept us in Braga, despite of the weather. The staff helped us wonderfully getting there by car. And spoke good Englisch.
Good working silent airco in the room

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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 April 2012

A small hotel with friendly, helpful staff. The complimentary breakfast is excellent. Quiet central location and nice atmosphere. Everything is within walking distance. Ask for a Map of Braga at reception. There is a cafeteria ('pastelaria Frigideiras do Cantinho') opposite which I thoroughly recommend.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 April 2012

This was a lovely place to stay. The reception was warm and friendly and the staff took pains to be helpful during our stay. Our room was very pleasant and overlooked the pretty Largo de Sao Joao de Souto. If you're lucky enough to get a room with a balcony overlooking the square, and - like me - are an avid people watcher, you'll while away some very happy moments there. The pastelaria (patisserie) opposite is busy all day and when you go and see what's on offer, you'll know why!
We only had one problem and that was because we arrived on Palm Sunday when a big parade was due to start, which meant we couldn't get the car to the hotel for two hours! In Easter week (Semana Santa) it's worth trying to find out in advance what parades are on as Braga is very much an important religious city and there are several in the week.
Once at the hotel, it has reserved spaces right in front for guests which makes it easy to park, as street parking is limited in Braga.
Whilst in Braga, do make sure you visit Bom Jesus do Monte just outside the city.

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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sofia R, Gerente at Hotel Dona Sofia, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2015

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Reviewed 12 November 2011

Very central location in the middle of Braga. Slightly outdated interior. Friendly staff (most of them), good breakfast, parking place (though limited number of places).

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Sofia R, Gerente at Hotel Dona Sofia, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2015

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Reviewed 6 September 2011

We ended up at the Hotel Dona Sofia after trying to find Basic Braga by Axis for what seemed like hours. We were pleased with the entire experience at the Hotel Dona Sofia. From check-in to check-out, the staff was helpful and a complementary breakfast was included in the rate. There is also some parking on location, but if the lot is full, there is a parking garage across the street. The location of the hotel was steps away from many attractions and cafes which was ideal. The rooms were basic and clean. We would stay again!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 July 2011

Clean and comfortable with a great buffet style breakfast. Staff all spoke good English and were extremely helpful and friendly. Great location 5 mins walk from the main central square. Most rooms look out onto the quiet square in front of the hotel with a fountain playing. Comfortable if rather small lounge with a well stocke dbar at excellent prices for the drinks. Hope to return one day with the family!

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled on business
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Sofia R, Gerente at Hotel Dona Sofia, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2015

The Hotel thanks your remark over the Hotel and our city! The city is always in a constante move... so the fountain is no longer here, but the view continues terrifc!
Hopping that you come back again, with your family!

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Reviewed 3 August 2010

Wonderful surprise at the excellence of this small hotel. Staff were utterly courteous. Room was shining clean, spacious and welcoming. The hotel is set among pedestrian walks so no noise. Good for going on to wild and wonderful north Portugal, but Braga itself is a fine old town. There are good restaurants in the town and a wonderful Pousada castle about half an hour away. Don't stay there, just eat there.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled on business
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Sofia R, Gerente at Hotel Dona Sofia, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2015

The Hotel thanks your remark over the Hotel and our city! The indications that you gave has been very accurate! Hopping that you come back again!

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Address: Largo Sao Joao do Souto 131 | S. João Do Souto, Braga 4700-326, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Braga District > Braga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 25 Hotels in Braga
Price Range: £50 - £66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Dona Sofia 3*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Dona Sofia,with national tourism registry number 0769, is located in the historic center of Braga, just 200 meters from the Cathedral of Braga. It offers 34 rooms with a flat-screen TV and channels by cabbel. The rooms have air-conditioned and they are decorated in warm colors and they include a private and modern bathroom. Every morning, guests can enjoy a buffet Breakfast and there is a bar serving cold drinks. ... more   less 
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