About us

Hotel Rural Alves, also known as Casa Alves de Torneiros, is a historic family-run hotel situated in a quiet rural area near Braga. The 18th century property has been carefully restored and offers guests a combination of traditional charm and modern amenities.

The rooms are decorated with local materials and have a private bathroom (some with a whirlpool bath), air conditioning, TV, hairdryer, amenities, work desk and telephone. The hotel offers various leisure options, including a swimming pool, games room, TV lounge, bars and a regional restaurant with seating for 180 people. There is also a multipurpose hall for events and a private parking lot for 10 cars.

Hotel Rural Alves is ideal for those looking for a relaxing getaway in the countryside, with easy access to the city of Braga and its historical and cultural attractions. Guests can enjoy a peaceful and welcoming atmosphere, as well as delicious regional specialties and various services to make their stay even more enjoyable.

The story

The history of Hotel Rural Alves, also known as Casa Alves de Torneiros, is closely linked to the Alves family, who have lived on the property for generations.

It all began with Manoel Alves and Maria Teresa de Oliveira, who built the first stone house on the site. Their eldest son, João Baptista Alves, inherited the property and it was he who gave the place the name "Torneiros", due to the manufacture of lathes and taps for barrels that took place there.

Over the generations, the property passed from heir to heir, until it reached Manuel Joaquim Dias Alves and his wife Albertina Machado da Silva Gomes, who donated the house to their daughters, Maria Celeste and Maria Emília. The daughters, both engineers, decided to restore the house and turn it into the Hotel Rural Alves, which today is a thriving business and a source of pride for the whole family.

The hotel preserves the history and tradition of the Alves family, offering guests a unique experience in a warm, family atmosphere.

Services at Hotel Rural Alves

Hotel Rural Alves offers a range of services to make your stay the best possible experience. From a traditional breakfast to a bike ride or a relaxing dip in the jacuzzi.

Breakfast - milk, coffee, chocolate, toast, jam, cakes, butter, cheese, ham, croissants, juice, yogurt and seasonal fruit

Swimming pool - The pool is available to all guests and you can enjoy it at any time. The pool area is also equipped with sun loungers and parasols

Free Wi-Fi - Enjoy free internet throughout the hotel

Games Room - In the games room you will find a pool table and a games table where you can entertain yourself with family or friends

Bicycles - Ride around the hotel and discover the wonderful landscapes of Minho in a healthy and fun activity

Hydromassage bat
htub - The superior rooms have a hydromassage bathtub or jacuzzi so you can fully relax on your vacation
Multipurpose rooms - These multipurpose rooms can be converted into meeting rooms, conference rooms, congress rooms or projection rooms

Amenities - We have Portuguese gel and shampoo amenities, a shower cap and a hairdryer.

Parking - Free indoor and outdoor parking for guests