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Dona Emília Guesthouse

Star Rating
3 out of 5



4.6 / 5Exceptional
19 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Breakfast Available
  • Business Services


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Museu do Traje
    1 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Republic Square
    1 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Igreja Matriz
    3 min walk
  • Airport
    Braga (BGZ)
    45 min drive

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    About this area

    Viana do Castelo

    Dona Emília Guesthouse is located in Viana do Castelo. Republic Square and Castelo de Santiago da Barra are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Cabedelo Beach and Vila Praia de Ancora Beach. Our guests love the guest house's central location.

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    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Museu do Traje - 1 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Republic Square - 1 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Igreja Matriz - 3 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Capela de Nossa Senhora de Agonia - 4 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Gil Eannes - 5 min walk

    Getting around

    • Viana do Castelo Station - 5 min walk
    • Porto (OPO-Dr. Francisco de Sa Carneiro) - 41 min drive

    About this property

    Dona Emília Guesthouse

    This smoke-free guesthouse features a garden and free WiFi in public areas. Rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access and showers.

    Property amenities


    • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and public transport

    • No on-site parking available
    • Return airport shuttle (surcharge)

    Food and drink

    • Breakfast available for a fee daily: EUR 5 for adults and EUR 5 for children

    Family friendly

    • Free cots/infant beds

    Guest services

    • Housekeeping (weekly)
    • Luggage storage

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • Portuguese

    Business services

    • Meeting rooms


    • Garden
    • Terrace


    • Smoke-free property

    Room amenities


    • Free cots/infant beds
    • Linens


    • Shower
    • Towels


    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    5/5 Excellent

      This traveller didn’t leave comments with their review
      Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

      5/5 Excellent

        This traveller didn’t leave comments with their review
        Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2019

        5/5 Excellent

        • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

        One of the best

        We have stayed in numerous types of accommodation from luxury hotels to hostels in Spain and Portugal in preceding weeks. Dona Emelia was our favorite on many levels. A small scale guest house that has been a labour of love, with great architectural value and highly thoughtful amenities. They have guest comfort and experience at top of mind. Clean, central and very stylish and unique. Do yourself a favour and stay here.

        Stayed 1 night in May 2019


        • Disliked: Staff & service

        first the pros: After spending nearly 1 1/2 hours completely lost and trying to find the guesthouse ( Google and Apple maps fail miserably) The proprietor Nuno graciously brought his bicycle down to meet us and guided us to the house. he then spent at least 30 to 45 minutes orienting us to the apartment explaining in technical detail all its many quirks and idiosyncrasies. The apartment is large but is festooned with shabby, mismatched "mid century modern" furnishings and appliances (ie the passé retro 50's & 60's look). This may appeal to certain "hipsters", but most older guests I believe prefer modern tasteful furnishings To our chagrin, the highly touted "free breakfast" was completely do it yourself with a loaf of stale cake, three raw eggs for two people, a couple of bananas, two small juices in a box… You get the picture. Of course you had to cook it yourself and proprietor kindly asked us to clean up the kitchen after we finished. So the question we asked each other was why bother? Most people on holiday prefer to leave drudgery of kitchen chores behind. On the plus side, the bed was comfortable and the entire unit was very quiet. We specifically asked for a quiet room prior to our arrival. A small space heater kept the living room area warm but it was quite cold in the bedroom. Apart from small retro "Edison" lights above the bed, there were no night lights in the apartment. It was a treacherous journey in the middle of the night to the bathroom!

        Stayed 1 night in Feb 2019

        5/5 Excellent

        Nice and chic

        Very stylish and the hosts are extremely nice and have wonderful suggestions to make the most out of your visit. The location could not be better, right at the center of town. My room had a very nice terrace.

        Pros: Location, and the house is charming. Hots are amazing

        Location: It is right at the center of old town in a plaza which makes it very convenient location.

        Stayed 1 night in Sep 2018

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