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Pousada De Viana Do Castelo Charming Hotel

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Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I spent 3 nights at this gorgeous hotel as part of an escorted tour. The hotel is beautiful and the views second to none. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff, who all spoke English. The food was very good and the whole experience left us wanting to come back another time.

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Manager_MtStLuzia, Gerente geral at Pousada De Viana Do Castelo Charming Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. Judith C, Thank you very much for your such kind comment. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay here! Words like yours make us want to do better every day. We hope to have you with us again soon, Best regards,

Washougal, Washington
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We arrived, expecting a standard room. However, the pousada was not very full so they upgraded us into a corner room with fantastic views of the Atlantic and the striking basilica high above the city and bridges over the Lima--beautiful! Dinner was stunning with the best French service we've experienced in years! A beautiful property, not exactly handily located to...

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Manager_MtStLuzia, Gerente geral at Pousada De Viana Do Castelo Charming Hotel, responded to this review

Dear drkiki2015, Thank you so much for taking some of your time to post your very nice comment about our Pousada. Your comment motivate us and make us want to improve every day. Waiting for your return to our Pousada, we remain, Yours sincerely,

Woking, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 November 2016

From the time you arrive, until the time that you depart, you are treated as an honoured guest. Were we to return, which is quite likely, we would probably opt for a room at the front of the hotel with a balcony. As many reviewers have said the views are stunning. Access to the town is easy by Taxi at...

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Manager_MtStLuzia, Gerente geral at Pousada De Viana Do Castelo Charming Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Daryl M, Thank you very much for choosing Pousadas of Portugal, namely Pousada de Viana do Castelo. We were very pleased to read how much you enjoyed your stay and and would also like to thank you for your positive comments on the staff and the Pousada. We would love to welcome you again, Kind Regards

Seaton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 November 2016

This is a quaint pousada hotel built in the early 19th century and gifted to the town by it's creator. More information is supplied on cards in your room. I was lucky enough to have a comfortable room with a tiny balcony which gave amazing views over the town, the river and the sea. My room also looked over the...

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Manager_MtStLuzia, Gerente geral at Pousada De Viana Do Castelo Charming Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mrs Jenny W, Thank you so much for taking some of your time to post your comment about our Pousada. Your comment makes us continue with our work and trying to improve every day. We’ll take in consideration your opinion about the experience you had with the meals in our Restaurante. And we definitely will try to improve every...

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 November 2016

This pousada was built on the top of Santa Luzia hill overlooking the town of Viana do Castelo and the beautiful estuary of the Lima River. It was built in 1918 as a hotel by a wealthy immigrant from Brazil. The views from the terrace are quite stunning! The hotel retains it's olden days glamour and charm, with an impressive...

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Manager_MtStLuzia, Gerente geral at Pousada De Viana Do Castelo Charming Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr. ColinDick, Thank you very much for choosing Pousadas of Portugal, namely Pousada de Viana do Castelo. We were very pleased to read how much you enjoyed your stay and and would also like to thank you for your positive comments on the atmosphere of the Pousada. We would love to welcome you again, Kind Regards

Springfield, Illinois
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Outstanding hotel now run by the Pestana Group. Excellent accommodations with commanding view of the sea, valley, river Lima and Church from all points Excellent restaurant and wine list; if dining here ask sk for Local Style Goat dish.

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Manager_MtStLuzia, Gerente geral at Pousada De Viana Do Castelo Charming Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Clevlander, Thank you very much for taking the time to post your comment. Your kind words make us want to do better every day. We are happy to know you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to receive again, soon. Best regards,

Lichfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Paying €162 for a Golden Age discount Standard Suite I did expect to have an enjoyable stay, but most certainly did not. The first problem arose before setting out on my holiday, the access road to the pousada was closed due to a motorcar hill climb but I was only told of the very complicated alternative route just before I...

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Manager_MtStLuzia, Gerente geral at Pousada De Viana Do Castelo Charming Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Terry B, Thank you so much for taking some of your time to leave here your comment. We regret that your stay with us did not meet your expectations. All the points that you mentioned have been taken in consideration and are being properly treated, in order to get it's improvement and resolution. We would be thankful if you...

Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 October 2016

We stayed 3 nights as part of a 10 day tour of Porto and northern Portugal. The views are amazing, staff attentive, good breakfast, all very grand. We didn't eat at the hotel in the evenings, the menu didn't appeal to us, but I would stay here again.

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Manager_MtStLuzia, Gerente geral at Pousada De Viana Do Castelo Charming Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Skindog001, Thank you very much for choosing Pousadas of Portugal, namely Pousada de Viana do Castelo. We were very pleased to read how much you enjoyed your stay and and would also like to thank you for your positive comments on the staff and atmosphere of the Pousada. We would love to welcome you again, Kind Regards

Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed two nights and it was the most wonderful place! The room was enormous, clean,pleasant,comfortable and had an amazing view to the ocean and city! Parts of the menu was very good, but others a bit disappointing.For dinner we we're brought a dish we didn't order without explanation and we we're asked to pay for it. We'd recommend the...

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Manager_MtStLuzia, Gerente geral at Pousada De Viana Do Castelo Charming Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mincky M, Thank you so much for taking some of your time to post your such nice comment about our Pousada and city. Your comment is an inspiration. We’ll take in consideration your opinion about the experience you had in our Restaurante. And we definitely will try to improve every day. Waiting for your return to our Pousada, we...

Lisbon
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Spent a few family days here to see part of the north of Portugal and Galiza in Spain. The view here is amazing. Everything went well, staff was efficient and the surroundings are very nice Had a couple of nice dinners in the hotel restaurant. Breakfast was reasonable, although not memorable. All in all, it was a relaxing stay and...

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Dear Jill7394u48, Thank you so much for taking some of your time to post your very nice comment about our Pousada. Your comment makes us continue with our work and trying to improve every day. We’ll take in consideration your opinion about the breakfast and try to improve it. Waiting for your return to our Pousada, we remain Yours sincerely

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Pousada de Viana do Castelo, Santa Luzia, built in 1918, is fruit of the remodelling of the old Santa Luzia Hotel, maintaining the impressive characteristics which set it apart with the high majestic granite walls and the wide archways. A few hundred metres from the city stands the Mount Santa Luzia, dominating the metropolis and the Lima estuary up to the Atlantic, where our eyes are fed by the luxurious panorama. There lies the Pousada de Viana do Castelo, offering its guests from the moment they arrive, a magnificent view of the city which according to history has been occupied since the remote Mesolithic times; testimonies state numerous archaeological findings from the pre-Roman citadel. Viana do Castelo offers a superb panoramic view. It's a tourist city for its excellence, where perfect harmony of progress and wealth meet, a true living museum of ethnography and folklore. The heritage of Minho has a unique richness, with striking landscapes, churches, convents and beautiful palaces. The feast in honour of Our Lady of Agony, which runs from the 17th through to the 20th of August, stands out as the most colourful of Portugal. Classic and refined, the Pousada de Viana do Castelo exalts luxury in every detail and depth, which will surely make a memorable experience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pousada De Viana Do Castelo Charming Hotel

Address: Monte de Sta. Luzia, Viana do Castelo 4901-909, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Viana do Castelo District > Viana do Castelo
Price Range: $123 - $243 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Pousada De Viana Do Castelo Charming Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 51
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“be sure to get a superior room with non obstructed sea view and large balcony”
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“Towards the city also the cliff edge”
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“Ask for an upgrade to a corner room; knowing what I now know, I would even be willing to pay more for the corner room (southwest facing).”
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“Ask for a room with a balcony facing the Basilica and the town.”
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