Hotel Dona Sofia, a Hotel Review

Our night halt at Braga was at Hotel Dona Sofia. It is situated near the historic city centre of Braga and I expected it to be some old kind of building. The pics of the Hotel indicated it was a new one and it was no different in real, though I wouldnโ€™t rate it as modern and trendy. They definitely have tried to keep pace with some modern room fittings.

The location of Hotel Dona Sofia fitted very well to our requirements. The city has so many one ways; we went in circles at a couple of places till GPS got us right at Hotel Dona Sofiaโ€™s doorstep. The rooms seemed ready to welcome us to its warmth. The staff was helpful. They gave us directions to some nearby restaurants for dinner, all within walking distance. Given the short length of time we had in the city they suggested that we donโ€™t miss the Braga Cathedral.

Hotel Dona Sofia Braga roomHotel Dona Sofia BragaRoom

The bookings were done for family room. Even with two double beds there was enough space to move around. The furnishings were not colorful, but simple and plain. I particularly like the little window with frilled curtains.


Located in historic city centre of Braga, the train stations are closeby but airport is 40kms away. Hotel Dona Sofia is located close to historical monuments like Braga cathedral (2min walking distance) and the Garden of Santa Barbara (3min walking distance). Plenty of souvenir shops, restaurants and bars close by. Bom Jesus do Monte located just outside the city limits of Braga. Tibaes Monastery is located 6kms northwest of Braga.


They have six to seven parking slots, free. We saved some euros that way. Parking elsewhere in the city center would mean paying according to the rates there. Wifi is free and the connectivity is good.

Hotel Dona Sofia Braga window

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25 Responses

  1. Kalpana says:

    The location of a hotel can make or break your trip. I love those curtains.

  2. Lovely review ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Ami says:

    Quite spacious by the European standards. Nice find

  4. Arun says:

    Room looks pretty spacious! Great review.

  5. Such luxurious interiors!

  6. Maniparna Sengupta Majumder says:

    The room looks spacious and super-clean. I especially loved the curtains… ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. eileen says:

    Hello, sounds wonderful! Thanks for the review. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

  8. The room looks comfortable and inviting.

  9. U K says:

    Thanks for sharing this review. Will help people when they go here. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. neat clean n standard… why second pic is lot smaller?

  11. Hotels proximity to the sites you wanted to visit is a big plus. The rooms looks neat with pretty comfortable interiors.

  12. Yogi Saraswat says:

    Nice review Indrani Ji !!

  13. Jeevan says:

    Simple and neat room, the combo of white and wood make beautiful ambiance to sleep! Love the window

  14. The location of the hotel is of prime importance and lucky you fine a good one at your preferred location.

  15. Marge says:

    It’s nice that the hotel is close to some points of interest. I wouldn’t mind booking a stay there. I like how it looks, simple, nothing fancy but clean.

  16. Danica says:

    Location is something I always look for when booking hotel rooms/guesthouse. I agree with most of the comments, it was simple yet clean. I’ll bookmark this. ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. neha says:

    Looks like a nice stay option. Given that it is very near to the historical sites also, definitely seems to have an advantage.

  18. Louiela says:

    A comfortable bed like this is all what we want at the end of the day, I’m happy that you made a right choice.

  19. Vyjay says:

    The place looks to be a comfortable and convenient place, a place you can look forward to reaching after some hard traveling. A place where one can get some shut eye before moving on to the next adventure.

  20. Darlene says:

    Location is always an important part of choosing an accommodation. Good thing that it’s near to points of interest. The room really does look spacious!

  21. I agree, ita simple and plain but it looks decent and as long as its near some point of interest – itt would save you some money. So ill still say yes fot this hotel ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Iris says:

    Interesting place and location, so simple and yet looking comfy!

  23. Johann says:

    Looks like a simple hotel and very minimal which appeals to me. No glitz and glamour, just a peaceful place to stay. Good review!

  24. Christina says:

    The room looks very clean and suited your purposes well. I always like it when there are restaurants within walking distance of my hotel.

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