Hotel Minho

Estrada Nacional 13, Vila Mea, Viana do Castelo, Portugal
65 Rooms
Modern Design & Quiet
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MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

It’s safe to say something big is officially happening in the Portuguese hospitality world. The twenty-teens (if that’s what we end up calling them) will be remembered (around here, at least) as the decade when everywhere you looked, all up and down the length of Portugal, a fabulously stylish modern minimalist boutique hotel seemed to be sprouting up out of nothing. Spanish-style building boom? Newfound taste for modernist architecture? Whatever it is, if it results in hotels like Viana do Castelo’s Hotel Minho, we’ll take it.

This sort of aesthetic always has people reaching for Japanese comparisons, and with its geometric forms, low-profile nature-hugging construction, and generous use of unpainted wood, the parallels are easy to see. The public areas are spare to the extreme, their emptiness going a long way toward creating the resort’s desired tranquility. And in this context the rooms are slightly surprising, a bit cozier, a bit more decorated than the rest of the hotel might lead you to expect — whatever else it is, this is no longer the decade of the blank white hotel room. Art is a presence in all rooms, and the suites take individual artists as their inspiration, from Dalí to Warhol.

A full-service spa is among the main attractions, as are a restaurant specializing in the local Alto Minho fare and a wine bar with vinhos verdes for miles. And you’ll want to get out a bit. Vila Nova de Cerveira is a village that’s as historic as the Hotel Minho is modern, and you’re surrounded by the Alto Minho mountain landscape as well as the River Minho, not to mention Galicia, just on the other side.

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Hotel Minho
Estrada Nacional 13, Vila Mea, Viana do Castelo, Portugal

Amenities & Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Free parking
  • Off street parking
  • Bar
  • Wine Cellar
  • Room service
  • 24 hour room service
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Turkish bath
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Steam rooms
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Garden
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Wake-up service
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • No pets allowed
  • Business center
  • Bikes available
  • Wine tours nearby
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Tennis court
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Shuttle service
  • Designated smoking area

Need to Know

  • Baby cots and extra beds are available on request. Extra beds have a supplement of 20 EUR per person/per night.
  • In order to preserve and offer a calm and relaxing atmosphere to all guests, Spa Hotel Minho allows the access of children under 16 years of age accompanied by an adult until 13:00.
Check in: 14:00
Check out: 12:00

Credit cards accepted

Sustainability Measures and Certifications

We ask every hotel in our selection how they are working to make a positive impact on the planet and in their community. This hotel has confirmed the following measures are in place.
Certifications and Sustainability Programs
  • Green Key by FEE (Foundation for Environmental Eductation), Eco-label

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