This is an attractive hotel set in beautiful grounds and with stunning views of the Bom Jesus do Monte site and out over Braga. Our room was at the front of the hotel - I'm not sure whether there are others at the rear with different views. The rooms at the front each have a tiny balcony - enough to stand on and take in the scenery but there literally isn't space to put a chair or sit down. The hotel doesn't serve breakfast but this doesn't matter at all: there's a super terrace cafe just a few yards away, with equally fine views. We had dinner once in the restaurant at the Hotel do Elevador (also a few yards away) and considering that it's the only restaurant on this hill top and therefore has something of a captive market I was very impressed. The 'Esteva' Douro wine recommended to me by the waiter was particularly nice. Being outside of Braga itself a car is handy but not essential. There's a half hourly bus service between Braga centre and the foot of Bom Jesus, then a short funicular ride up to the hotel (prices for these are 1.45 and 1.10 euros respectively, for anyone who's interested!). In summary, the hotel is perfectly decent, if not the last word in luxury, and for dramatic views you really can't beat it.
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