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“A modern place near the seaside”
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Flor de Sal Hotel
Ranked #8 of 26 Hotels in Viana do Castelo
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Halle, Belgium
Level 6 Contributor
366 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
“A modern place near the seaside”
Reviewed 18 July 2012

It is the perfect place near the seaside.
A car is necassary because it is 2 km from the centre of Viana do Castelo.

Room Tip: Book a room on the seaside! You will enjoy it alof, as we did.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Lisboa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2012

Nice value for money.

We stayed for 3 nights in a junior suite and it was very good. The sea views are magnificent as well as the hotel location.
Staff is very friendly.
Good breakfast.
Viana do Castelo is a very nice city, and one can just go and travel along the Minho region – check Ponte de Lima, Serra do Gerês, etc.

To sum up - very good!

Room Tip: Rooms with a sea view.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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OPORTO
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2012

Great views (do not forget to book a room with sea view!), very clean and comfortable. Plesant meals at a reasonable price. Very nice staff! A place to rest and share with people you love. Loved it!

Room Tip: Always book sea view rooms!
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Lisbon, Portugal
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 August 2011

It's very very good in all aspects

Maria from Portugal

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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Amarante, Portugal
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92 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2011

We spent 4 nights in this Hotel, in order to relax and to visit Viana do Castelo and neighboring cities. Viana do Castelo is a very beautiful city and deserves a visit, undoubtedly! But....Flor do Sal Hotel NO!! You pay a lot and receive almost zero! The builiding is modern but very basic...almost no decoration, no charm, no refinement, no added value.

Room: very basic, all the room is white and monotonous. The furniture is uggly and it seems very cheap! The bathroom, basic too! I didn't understand how the charge that prices for such a so poor thing!!!

Breakfast: very poor, always the same things every morning. The satff is rude, unwilling to serve or help the client. Dislike a lot!!

Dinner: In the first night, we had dinner in the hotel's restaurant. First, they made us wait a lot for a table, even though we were seeing free tables in the room. And the waiter hadn't any kindness with us! Rude!! Second, the menu was very poor, the food wasn't good and the orange juice as AWFULL!!! Third, the ambience of the restaurant is decrepit and sad! The uniforms of the employees are so ugly! they're brown and old....employees seemed all but one restaurant of a four star hotel!! Terrible!! The other nights we went also for dinner outside.

SPA/Fitness center: I dind't like it. It's a gym, frequented by locals. It's not private for the hotel's guests!! And the sea front area, with the swimming pool and jacuzzi is very narrow and a litlle dirty! Lots of people there! And you MUST PAY if you want to use the water jets and thalasso facilities... The impression we took was that the orientation is only to make money, instead of give the client a added value experience. The staff here is rude too.

The only good thing is the view, the hotel is sea front. But if you don't stay in the ocean view rooms, you get no advantage of it. You can either do beach here, there's only rocks.

Overall, I will never come back to stay at this hotel!

Room Tip: Ocean View room
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  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 February 2011

I cant understand the prices.
The hotel is awfull, the rooms are sterile and the staff is extremely rude. I cant even understand why the hotel has 4 stars. It should be a 2 stars hotel. I would never recomend this hotel to anyone. It's really awfull

  • Stayed September 2010
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Flims, Switzerland
Level 6 Contributor
217 reviews
212 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2010

The hotel is very modern, trendy and at seafront. Together with the hotel is a sports club and wellness, which is frequently used from outside people (locals). The staff is friendly and helpful. Breakfast is a good standart. For Dinner you have better choices in the area. The only and big problem is the location. Around the hotel, there are no residences or nature, only industrie, schools and a restaurant. Also the coast walk in front of the hotel is concret and not very nice. For beaches, you need the car. If you are traveling for leisure and holiday, this part of viana do castelo isn't worth to stay. We stayed two nights at different dates, both times we could smell a bad air from the nearby industrie. This was a very bad experience. If you are traveling for business, we can recommend the hotel. The location of the hotel must be at least 10km up or down the coastline, then the Flor de Sal Hotel would be first choice.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Flor de Sal Hotel
Address: Avenida de Cabo Verde | Praia Norte, Viana do Castelo 4900-568, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Viana do Castelo District > Viana do Castelo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 26 Hotels in Viana do Castelo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Flor de Sal Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Flor de Sal is a 4 stars Hotel located in the beautiful city of Viana do Castelo, 70 kms north of Porto. The Hotel is on the coast, facing the Atlantic Ocean and benefits from superb sea views. Located within breathtaking surroundings, the Hotel offers quality accommodation and a great variety of leisure activities. The interior has been carefully decorated to include a number of touches of modern design. Opened in December 2004, Flor de Sal Hotel has 60 bedrooms, including a luxury suite, two executive suites, six Junior suites and two rooms suitable for guests with disabilities. All rooms are comfortably furnished, and equipped with a mini-bar, hairdryer, safe, air conditioning, cable TV and direct telephone line. Flor de Sal has 32 rooms with sea view, all with their own private balcony or terrace. For business meetings or company events, the Hotel l has 3 conference rooms facing the Atlantic Ocean and an auditorium which seats 150. The Hotel also has a 2000 square meters Health Club & SPA, with hairdressers, gym, massage facilities and two heated salty water swimming pools. ... more   less 
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