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“Great location - good value for money”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Dona Sofia

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Hotel Dona Sofia
Ranked #6 of 26 Hotels in Braga
Certificate of Excellence
Ghent, Belgium
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44 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great location - good value for money”
Reviewed 26 February 2013

This hotel is really excellently located right in the center of the city, next to a beautiful square. There are some great bars, cafetarias and restaurants in the immediate surroundings of this hotel. Rooms and bathrooms are spacious and clean, and i have no complaints about the quality of the mattresses. Breakfast was also quite good, with lots of fruits and choices of bread and cereals. Too bad the coffee wasn't good at all. Staff is very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled on business
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Sofia R, Gerente at Hotel Dona Sofia, responded to this review, 6 September 2015
The Hotel thanks your remark over the Hotel hopping that you come back again!
The coffee brand has been changed, hopping that now is better!

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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Aalborg, Denmark
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44 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2012

Perfect located in the center of Braga you probably cannot find a better place than Dona Sofia. The rates are fairly OK and the rooms are spacious and clean. People weighing over 70 kg. may find the mattresses too simple and thin ;-)
The breakfast is above average and the service at the reception is good. All in all a big 3-star experience!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Sofia R, Gerente at Hotel Dona Sofia, responded to this review, 6 September 2015
The Hotel thanks your remark over the Hotel hopping that you come back again!

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Baak, Gelderland, Netherlands
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30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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

Room Tip: ask for 107 or 108 great view
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Albert t
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Sofia R, Gerente at Hotel Dona Sofia, responded to this review, 6 September 2015
The Hotel thanks your remark over the Hotel hopping that you come back again!

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Liverpool
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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4 Thank Kenneth R
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Sofia R, Gerente at Hotel Dona Sofia, responded to this review, 6 September 2015
The Hotel thanks your remark over the Hotel hopping that you come back again!

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England
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100 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
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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2 Thank EnglandJay53
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Sofia R, Gerente at Hotel Dona Sofia, responded to this review, 6 September 2015
The Hotel thanks your remark over the Hotel hopping that you come back again!

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Amsterdam
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421 reviews
97 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
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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2 Thank MiamiKeyWest
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Sofia R, Gerente at Hotel Dona Sofia, responded to this review, 6 September 2015
The Hotel thanks your remark over the Hotel hopping that you come back again!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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58 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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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Sofia R, Gerente at Hotel Dona Sofia, responded to this review, 6 September 2015
The Hotel thanks your remark over the Hotel hopping that you come back again!

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Property: Hotel Dona Sofia
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 #6 of 26 Hotels in Braga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Dona Sofia 3*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Dona Sofia 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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