- Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
A 2 night stay in Braga
We arrived around midday but the room was not ready and they stuck to the 16:00hrs check in time. On arriving in the room we were struck by the slightly odd bathroom arrangement comprising of cubicles for the toilet and the shower, but the sink was outside and seperated from the bedroom by a slatted screen which offered little privacy so this may not suit all travellers. There is no in-room safe but you can deposit valuables in the reception safe which we did without any problems. The room was clean and a good size with excellent views of Bom Jesus and the surrounding gardens. A significant drawback to this hotel is the lack of restaurant for evening meals but the barman went out of his way to supply us with a plate of cold meats and cheeses despite being rushed off his feet serving a wedding party. (There is a restaurant across the grounds but we didn't try it). The breakfast was plentiful with the usual continental choice of cold meats, cheeses, etc. Scrambled egg and bacon was available also. The hotel is immediately adjacent to the Bom Jesus cathedral and the Elevador (a funicular railway) which takes you down to the bus stop. From here, a bus runs regularly into the town centre and only costs a couple of euros each way. I don't think we're likely to go back to Braga as its attraction is limited but if we were to return I would be willing to rebook this hotel.