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“Good front desk personnel, large room, good location” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Braganca Hotel
Ranked #16 of 21 Hotels in Coimbra
Portland,OR
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4 reviews
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“Good front desk personnel, large room, good location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2010

Three women stayed in a quad room in the hotel. This was actually a suite of two rooms each with two single beds, an entrance room with a pull out bed that could be used for even more guests, and a large bathroom. One bedroom had one balcony and the other had two balconies. On each floor the elevator opened to a large pleasant lounge. The location was very convenient for walking in Coimbra. The clerk at the front desk was extremely helpful with dinner and activity suggestions.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2010

This hotel was acceptable. Staff was cordial. Room was very small and basically clean. I did not use the in-room air conditioner; that looked a little dirty. Each floor had a large common area at the elevator landing. The breakfast was not a large spread but had cereal, breads, cheese, meats, and canned fruit. Good coffee and warm milk.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Claudia044
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2010

Well, I spent five days at this hotel. The first day I had to laugh, because the bad was so small and I had a tough time getting to the closet! This was my fifth visit to lovely Portugal, so my laughter was out of love, not hatred! Anyway, the bed was rather stiff, but after a day of walking and martial arts training, who cared! I went to the bathroom later on, but couldn't read a newspaper...the commode was too close to the wall!! All in all, the place was spotlessly clean and well maintained. I had to remind the "waiters" to bring out yogurt for breakfast. Oh, well...enjoyed the proximity to everything. I may stay there again...maybe not. Ah, maybe so!!!

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2004

By no means this hotel deserves three stars. My minimal expectations from a three star hotel is that it can give me a good sleep at night. Braganca fails miserably at this test.
Firstly, it is located at the noisiest spot in the (otherwise quiet) city. Traffic flows around the building and does not stop all night. This traffic is directly under your windows (3-4 feet from the walls). There is no soundproofing and you can hear the street with windows shut and shades closed (don't even think of opening a window).
Secondly, beds are old and extremely squeaky. A shame on the owners.
Thirdly, pillows are a joke - they are so thin and small I can only compare them to ones you get on the airplane. And there is only one per person - don't search for additional pillows in the closet!

What else?
Rooms are small, furniture is old, walls have cracks.
Breakfast included in the price (67.5 euro for double room) was only so-so (worse than in four other 2-3 stars hotels we stayed in Portugal). A waiter told us to go to a different table in the middle of our meal because our table was reserved, although there was no sign on it. Morning receptionist did not speak any English. Hotel does not have any maps of the city. (To be fair, the last two aspects are quite common in Portugal).

So why does it claim 3 stars? The only explanation I can think of is marble stairs... Think twice before making reservation there.

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Additional Information about Braganca Hotel

Property: Braganca Hotel
Address: Largo das Ameias 10, Coimbra 3000-024, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Central Portugal > Coimbra District > Coimbra
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 21 Hotels in Coimbra
Price range (per night): ₹ 2,384 - ₹ 4,291
Hotel Class:3 star — Braganca Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 31
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