This property is a 18-minute walk from the beach. Dona Emília Casa de Hóspedes is located in the vary center Viana do Castelo, República Square. Popular points of interest around the property include The Museum of Tradicional Clothes and the Praça da República's 16th century Fountain.

Free WiFi is provided. It has a living room shared by all guests and a fully equipped kitchen. The Dona Emília Guest House provides guests with some essential products for them to cook their own breakfast.

The bus and train stations are within 1,300 feet of the property. The Santa Luzia Sanctuary is set 0.7 mi from the property. Sao Sebastiao Shopping is a 2-minute walk from Dona Emília Casa de Hóspedes. The nearest airport is Porto Airport, 32 mi from the property.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.9 for a two-person trip.

Dona Emília Guest House has been welcoming guests since Aug 26, 2016

ATM: Need cash? This property has an ATM on site.

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.9)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

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Standard Suite
  • 1 queen bed
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  • 1 queen bed
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Family Room with Private Bathroom
  • 1 full bed
  • 2 twin beds
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Max adults: 12. Max children: 4
Six-Bedroom House
  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen bed
  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen bed
  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen bed
  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen bed
  • Bedroom 5: 1 full bed
  • Bedroom 6: 2 twin beds
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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
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  • The staff speaks English
Closest beaches
  • Cabedelo Beach

    Cabedelo Beach

    8.6 Excellent beach
    4,850 feet from property
  • Coral Beach

    Coral Beach

    8.0 Very good beach
    1 miles from property
  • North Beach

    North Beach

    8.0 Very good beach
    1.1 miles from property
  • Rodanho Beach

    Rodanho Beach

    8.3 Very good beach
    1.4 miles from property
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Hosted by Sofia, Joana and Rami

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Sofia, Joana and Rami
Dona Emília is a guesthouse located in the centre of Viana do Castelo, on Praça da República square. It is a century-old building with three floors and it gives on to Praça da República, the Costume Museum and Santa Luzia Church. The house has ample spaces and the ceilings are high. The entire building was very carefully restored, maintaining some features of bygone days and creating new ones. There is very good natural lighting from the house’s many windows and balconies and, in the centre, there is a staircase going through the entire building up to a large skylight. It has an accommodation capacity of up to 21 people per night. Around 100 metres away, on Avenida dos Combatentes, there is an area of around 200 square metres with a park, a swimming pool and a space providing support for recreational activities and events.
The Dona Emilía Guest House, located in the main square of Viana do Castelo, is managed with the passion of three close friends from different backgrounds and expertise. Rami El-Zein, a serial entrepreneur, and Sofia Araújo, the creator of the É d'Biana fashion brand, met randomly in 2017 in Viana do Castelo, while Rami was doing the Camino. They decided to create a company that would offer safety and peace of mind for pilgrims, and Easyhike was born. At some point in time, the partners decided to join the coworking space of Dinamo10 that is managed by a creative architect, Joana Carvalho. A friendship evolved. The six suites and rooms are large and well-lit with beautifully restored ‘60’s furniture. The fully equipped kitchen is well stocked, where you can feel free to prepare and enjoy your meals. The concept of the Dona Emilía Guest House is to make you feel at home away from home with comfort, vintage design, and the welcoming vibe of Viana do Castelo.
It is right in the heart of the city where everything exists and everything happens! All transportation is in the main station which is a 5 minute walk from the Dona Emilia. There are several car parks in the center. There are some free around the Viana do Castelo center.
Languages spoken: Arabic,English,Spanish,Portuguese
Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • Tourism Office - Viana Welcome Center
    0.1 miles
  • Estação Viana Shopping
    0.3 miles
  • Santa Luzia Sanctuary
    0.7 miles
  • Shipyards of Viana do Castelo
    0.7 miles
  • Golfe de Ponte de Lima
    10.3 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Restaurante O Laranjeira
    0 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Confeitaria Natário
    0 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Mountain santa Luzia
    0.9 miles
  • Ocean/Sea Atlântico
    0.9 miles
  • River Lima
    0.3 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Cabedelo Beach
    4,850 feet
  • Coral Beach
    1 miles
  • North Beach
    1.1 miles
  • Rodanho Beach
    1.4 miles
  • Amorosa Beach
    2.9 miles
Closest Airports
  • Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport
    32.6 miles
  • Vigo Airport
    38.7 miles
How to get to Dona Emília Guest House from Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport
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Amenities of Dona Emília Guest House
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Extra long beds (> 6.5 ft)
  • Landmark view
  • Terrace
  • Shared kitchen
  • Dryer
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Sofa bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
Pets are allowed. No extra charges.
  • Cooking class Additional charge
  • Tour or class about local culture Additional charge
  • Happy hour Additional charge
  • Themed dinners Additional charge
  • Bike tours Additional charge
  • Temporary art galleries
  • Horseback riding Off-site Additional charge
  • Canoeing Off-site Additional charge
  • Windsurfing Off-site Additional charge
Living Area
  • Sofa
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/out
  • ATM on site
  • Baggage storage
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Business Facilities
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Security alarm
  • 24-hour security
  • Pet bowls
  • Pet basket
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Smoke-free property
  • Mosquito net
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Soundproof
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages Spoken
  • Arabic
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
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House rules Dona Emília Guest House takes special requests – add in the next step!


3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 3 years
Crib by request
4 years old
Crib by request
Extra bed by request
€ 28 per child, per night
5+ years
Extra bed by request
€ 28 per person, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

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Smoking is not allowed.


Free! Pets are allowed. No extra charges.

The fine print

Please note that breakfast is not served. Guests will find a tray in the refrigerator with the breakfast ingredients so they can prepare it themselves.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

Please inform Dona Emília Guest House of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

License number: 118669/AL

FAQs about Dona Emília Guest House

  • Dona Emília Guest House offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Canoeing
    • Windsurfing
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Horseback riding
    • Themed dinners
    • Cooking class
    • Bike tours
    • Happy hour

  • Guests staying at Dona Emília Guest House can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.7).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental

  • Room options at Dona Emília Guest House include:

    • Suite
    • Double
    • Twin/Double
    • Family
    • Vacation Home

  • The prices at Dona Emília Guest House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Dona Emília Guest House by:

    • Car 40min

  • The nearest beach is 0.9 miles from Dona Emília Guest House.

  • Dona Emília Guest House is 350 feet from the center of Viana do Castelo.

  • Check-in at Dona Emília Guest House is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.