Dona Emília Guesthouse

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Overview of Dona Emília Guesthouse

Dona Emília Guesthouse

3.0 star property
3-star guesthouse in Viana do Castelo

9,4/10 Exceptional

22 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Connecting rooms available
Rua Manuel Espregueira, N6, Viana do Castelo, 4900-318
Main amenities
  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Breakfast available
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
For families
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Private bathroom (not in room)
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

Getting around

  • Viana do Castelo Station - 5 min walk
  • Vila Nova de Cerveira Station - 28 min drive
  • Barcelos Station - 28 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Dona Emília Guesthouse

Dona Emília Guesthouse is a great choice for a stay in Viana do Castelo. Other features include a terrace and a garden. The nice bathrooms and breakfast get good marks from fellow travelers.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 6 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open Monday - Saturday (3 PM - 9:00 PM)
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets stay free (1 per room)
  • Service animals welcome
  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in rooms (speed: 100+ Mbps (good for 1–2 people or up to 6 devices))


  • No onsite parking


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available each morning (surcharge)

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Handrails in stairways

Languages spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Portable fan
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom (not in room)
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Office
  • Free WiFi (speed of 100+ Mbps (good for 1–2 people or up to 6 devices))
  • Desk chair


  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Guidebooks/recommendations

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 5 for adults and EUR 5 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Rollaway beds are available for EUR 28.0 per day
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Property Registration Number 33635/AL

Also known as

Dona Emília Guesthouse Viana do Castelo
Dona Emília Viana do Castelo
Dona Emília
Dona Emília house Viana do Ca
Dona Emilia
Dona Emília Guesthouse Guesthouse
Dona Emília Guesthouse Viana do Castelo
Dona Emília Guesthouse Guesthouse Viana do Castelo

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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Class trip
Beautiful and chic accommodation in heart of Viana - really nice stay, many thanks.
1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

4-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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.
Ben, 1-night romance trip
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4/10 Fair

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!
Sliabh, 1-night romance trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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.
Renée, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Made our stay in Viana DC!
Dona Emília Guesthouse was absolutely perfect down to every last touch, and exceeded our expectations. The hosts were wonderful - so helpful and welcoming, and they gave us great tips of what to see and where to eat (including an authentic fisherman's pub which you should try if you like seafood). The guesthouse has both the option of shared bathroom or private bathroom. We had a suite with private bathroom, which included the added touch of all natural soaps and shower gel (which we wish we had bought some to take home with us!). The room had high ceilings, lots of natural light, a small balcony, and plenty of room to relax in the room on a couch. The communal areas are what really adds the homely and relaxed feel. We sat in the large sunny lounge area and listened to records on the record player and had drinks. The breakfast is do it yourself, which we preferred as we were able to make our own eggs/fruit/coffee and use only what we needed. There has been a lot of care and attention put into this guesthouse, so if you're looking for a relaxed and homely feel, then this is a true gem.
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Quem vê a cara não vê o coração
Incrível, tive dificuldades em encontrar a Casa de Hóspedes por causa de obras nas ruas . A gestora Sofia foi muito acolhedora, mostrando todo o funcionamento. Ótimas instalações, muito conforto e silêncio. Tive o privilégio de ser convidado a ocupar uma suíte no lugar do quarto reservado em cortesia. Gostei muito da estadia.
Marco Aurélio, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This guesthouse is very nice and atmospheric. We felt very comfortable and can recommend it.
Katalin, 2-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Alojamiento perfecto. Un 10
El alojamiento es perfecto. Está impecablemente limpio y es precioso, tanto la habitación como las zonas comunes están decoradas con mucho gusto. Está en pleno centro pero puedes descargar el coche en la puerta y hay aparcamiento gratuito cerca. La habitación (Praza suite) es muy cómoda y bonita, con un pequeño balcón con una mesita ideal para sentarse y disfrutar de las vistas, tanto de día como de noche, de la plaza más bonita de Viana. Merece la pena pagar por la pequeña diferencia de precio que hay con las otras habitaciones. Buena señal wifi. Tiene un pequeño inconveniente y es la cortina en la ducha. El desayuno te lo preparas tú con productos que te dejan cada día en una amplia zona de cocina a disposición de los huéspedes y te lo puedes tomar en la habitación o en un salón muy agradable y de nuevo con vistas increíbles. En resumen un 10.
ESPERANZA, 1-night trip
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