Casa Melo Alvim

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Casa Melo Alvim Hotel is located in the historic centre of Viana do Castelo. It is the oldest urban manor house in the town, having been built in 1509 in the Manueline style. This manor house was restored with dignity and transformed into a comfortable and welcoming hotel.

Daniela Ribeiro
Resident Manager

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Air conditioned, Bar, Eco hotel, Events, Outdoor Swimming Pool, Restaurant, Transfers

Useful Information

Check-in: 15:00 - 00:00
Check-out: 07:00 - 12:00

Cancelation and Reservation Changes Policy

Cancelations and changes will not be charged if made until 18:00 (GMT) of the 3rd day before arrival date. In case of no show the total amount of the stay will be charged.

Childs Policy
Children until 4 years old will be free of charge if sharing a room with one adult. From 5 to 12 years will be charged an extra 30€ per night. Extra beds are subject to availability.
All further children or adults are charged EUR 30 per night for extra beds.

Pets Policy
One pet until 20kg is allowed per room. A fee of 20€ per night will be charged

What guests are saying about us
Lovely hotel , staff and location perfect
A better location would not be possible
A sanctuary in the town of Viana do Castelo
Do not hesitate- the website descriptions of this excellent hotel are true for once!


Casa Melo Alvim

Charming Hotel in Viana do Castelo

General Information

Casa Melo Alvim Hotel is located in the historic centre of Viana do Castelo. It is the oldest urban manor house in the town, having been built in 1509 in the Manueline style, and having it’s main lobby area recently been converted in one of Portugal’s biggest showcase of Filigranas, with more than 100 pieces in permanent exhibition, all year around.. This manor house was restored with dignity and transformed into a comfortable and welcoming hotel. The hotel has a total of 20 rooms and suites, where the architectural richness and the historic and cultural background were carefully preserved in the restoration project and the adaptation of the house. There were details that were highlighted and also ambiences that were specially created for the guest to follow the different periods of the Portuguese architectural history: the Manueline, the “Chao” style, the Baroque and the Romantic.

The preservation of patrimony is everyone's duty.


Casa Melo Alvim Hotel is ideal to organize personalized events in the hotel’s gardens or in it’s private rooms with direct access from the street. Weddings, Christenings, Holy Communions, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Business Affairs, Thematic Dinners, Food and Wine Tasting, Port/ White Wine Tasting, Coffee-Breaks and Exhibits are some examples of these events. To serve you there is an exclusive catering team at your disposal, always willing to fulfill your wishes. The manor speaks for itself: a charming thematic hotel, located in the historic city centre, where full attention has been paid to detail. Feel special in this 16th century manor house.


Exterior Garden with waterfall - 280,00 m2
Conde do Camarido room - 106,20 m2
Capacity: 80 pax in round tables
Carreira Room- 75,65 m2
Capacity: 70 pax seated in theatre style
Sala dos Crúzios - 63,90 m2
Capacity: 70 pax seated in theatre style


With the unique feature of having all it’s bedrooms created differently and reflecting a different period of the Portuguese history, each room has been decorated individually in the traditional Portuguese styles of the 17th and 18th centuries, from the Neoclassical to the Portuguese Rustic, passing through the Baroque. We can find furniture from every era of noble and exotic wood and materials, offering a comfortable, convenient and exquisite atmosphere.

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A buffet breakfast including hot dishes, dietary products and typical Portuguese and regional delicatessens, is served everyday in the breakfast room on the Ground-Floor from 7:30am to 11:00am.

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Filigree is made out of thin wires. The technique that is passed on from generation to generation allows these wires, either silver or gold, although they are as thin as hair, to be welded together in this careful operation. The jewels are all handmade and they are carefully combined between the “filigraneiras” or “enchedeiras” women and the workshops. This technique has its origin from the contacts with the Phoenician. The Portuguese craftsmen have taken it into a sublime perfection. The art of filigree, mainly inspired in baroque forms, was developed in the XIX century, particularly in the Minho (north of Portugal).

Casa Melo Alvim does one of the biggest tributes to filigranas, presenting an extensive commercial collection that is showcased in different hotel spaces and that allows guest to live the manual craft of these unique pieces, combined with a detailed explanation about all the process.

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The Casa Melo Alvim has a bar where you can find a cafeteria service between 10:00 and 24:00, with backround music that is spread through the hotel gardens, and where our guests can enjoy the incredible five o’clock tea, with a careful selection of home made cakes and pastries baked in our hotel’s kitchen combined with a fine choice of the best teas.

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With a menu prepared by Chef Mariana Parra where tradition meets modernity, at the restaurant Porta 93@Melo Alvim you can enjoy a meal in a space that breaths history.
Click here for more details.

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