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 wouldn’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 Sofia’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 don’t miss the Braga Cathedral.
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.