Best hotels and hostels in Viseu

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    Pousada de Viseu

    This superbly refashioned pousada set in a monumental 19th-century hospital is a top luxury option. The original three floors, all with ridiculously high ceilings and spacious modern rooms, have been enhanced with a 4th floor dedicated to superior rooms with panoramic terraces. The enormous central courtyard, with bar, is a neoclassical delight, while the elegant former pharmacy has been converted into a cosy lounge.

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    Casa da Ínsua

    Tiptoe away from civilisation for a night at the sublime Casa da Ínsua. This 18th-century manor and winery has been lovingly converted into a five-star hotel brimming with historical charm. Inside it's all creaking wooden floors, large stone fireplaces chandeliers and high-ceilinged rooms, while outside, the manicured gardens are a delight. For bon viveurs, there's also a wine-tasting room and a highly regarded restaurant.

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    Casa da Sé

    Right in the heart of old Viseu, this handsome boutique hotel is owned by an antique dealer, so the charming 18th-century building is full of period furniture and objets d'art, all for sale should one take your fancy. Its 12 individually-decorated rooms are classically attired, and the helpful staff help create a warm, hospitable atmosphere.

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    Palácio dos Melos

    This friendly, central hotel enjoys a remarkable location, in a renovated mansion built into the city walls. Its public areas are elegant with high ceilings and period furniture while guest rooms come in a range of looks, from modern business-like to refined classical. All are comfortable and spacious, though.

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    Allgo Hostel

    Occupying a tall town house overlooking Praça Dom Duarte, this new hostel – it opened in the summer of 2018 – squeezes in four dorms, sleeping from four to eight, and three private rooms, as well as a lovely kitchen. Space is tight but the pristine white walls and blonde wood floors ensure a light, airy feel.

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    Campismo Moinhos do Dão

    This amazingly located, utterly tranquil spot sits at the end of a very rutted – walk if you value your vehicle – 1.6km dirt road 20km southeast of Viseu and offers camping on the banks of the Rio Dão, plus rustic indoor lodgings. Built amid a cluster of restored watermills, it’s a place where you can truly get away from it all.

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    Pousada da Juventude

    In a white, boxy building near the Parque do Fontelo, a 10-minute walk east of the centre, Viseu’s Hostelling International-affiliated hostel has friendly, helpful staff and functional same-sex dorms, as well as several private rooms. Lunch (€7) and dinner (€8) are available on request or you can rustle something up in the kitchen.

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    Hotel Grão Vasco

    It's a little retro (think black noticeboards with white clip-on letters), but there's something reassuringly inviting about this huge old-school hotel. The service is excellent and the carpeted rooms, in various shades of beige, are comfortable. Some overlook a verdant back garden.

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    Jose Alberto Hotel

    A friendly welcome awaits at this comfortable three-star. It's a modern set up with large, comfortable rooms, big windows and slightly dated decor. Its location, about 600m up from the central Praça da República, ensures quiet and makes street parking a whole lot easier.

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    Pensão Rossio Parque

    A no-brainer for budget-minded travellers, this old-fashioned pension has modest, no-frills rooms above a popular restaurant. The best are those in front with grandstand views of the Rossio (Praça da República). Discounts are available for longer stays.

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    Avenida Boutique Hotel

    Gleaming after a recent refurbishment, this long-standing hotel offers a prime location near Praça da República, a friendly welcome and quiet, modern rooms. It's also excellent value for money.