Important items to note about hotel lodging.

  1. Hotel choices will be on a first come, first served basis.
  2. A team or country must be properly registered to be able to select choices for lodging.
  3. All team and individual information must be entered via the WJRF Online Registration service and deposits paid to be considered properly registered.
  4. No one will be placed in queue (to select lodging choices) until they are properly registered.

The all-inclusive WJRF packages for the WJRF 2016-Braga, Portugal event includes lodging. WJRF has contracted with several beautiful local hotels to provide this service. Please do not contact these hotels directly as WJRF will handle all reservations with these hotels and they in turn will coordinate with WJR representatives directly.

We currently have four properties that we will be using and they are all listed below. When registering your team/country, we will ask for you to list your top three hotel choices in the order of preference. Most rooms are double occupancy with a limited amount of triples and quads available. The descriptive section of each hotel listed below will detail room types that are available at each respective hotel.  Breakfast will be served each day (as offered in each respective package) at these hotels.

Please fill out the hotel choice and the rooming list/room preference at the appropriate place in the registration process.

*IMPORTANT* Hotel assignments will be made on a first come, first served basis using the following process: Teams/countries will be prioritized in the order in which they “properly” register and pay their deposits. To be “properly” registered means to have all initial team information entered as well as participant/non-participant information (name, date of birth, gender, package choice, T-shirt size) entered via the WJRF Online Registration System at

All teams/countries will be arranged in the order in which this is accomplished. Please keep in mind that this initial registration process is complete with each participant’s deposit.

Room Assignments

Room assignments are done based on availability and the Coach of Record’s Room Request.  The Coach of Record will submit the room request at the time of registration.  Please place all attendees in rooms based on packages that they purchase through WJRF. In other words, rooms must be shared by attendees arriving and departing on the same dates. Attendees will be committed to the room that they are assigned based upon purchased packages.  We will do our best to accommodate all requests. Chaperones and Coaches will be placed based on room requests and the ability to monitor jumpers.

WJRF 2016 Braga Hotel Choices

Melia Hotel

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The Meliá Braga Hotel & Spa is a modern and sophisticated 5-star Hotel serving the city of Braga and the entire region.
In a prime location, the Meliá Braga Hotel & Spa is located just 5 minutes from the City centre, shopping malls and the Iberian Nanotechnology Centre. Close to the Bom Jesus Sanctuary, the University of Minho and the Peneda-Gerês National Park.

With its modern architecture and contemporary sleek décor, the Hotel Meliá Braga has 182 rooms, three VIP floors, a garden bar with a social area next to the outdoor swimming pool, a modern Spa, and a floor with 7 rooms for meetings and conferences.

Room types available: Double, Triple, Quad (Triples and Quads limited)


Hotel Joao Paulo II (Sameiro)

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This modern hotel enjoys a peaceful location in a green area, just an 8 minute drive from the historic center of the city of Braga. John Paul II Hotel provides the ideal base from which to explore the city’s main attractions, including the Bom Jesus do Monte and Citânia de Briteiros. Also features a relaxing setting for a well-deserved rest, complete with a Wellness Centre, a terrace, a chapel on site restaurant and bar.

Room types available: Double, Triple, Quad (Triples and Quads limited)


Hotel do Lago-Bom Jesus1


This modern 3-star hotel is located in the natural park of Monte do Bom Jesus and has a view of the beautiful mountains of Serra do Gerês.

The hotel has 53 rooms, all with modern amenities. Our guests can make use of an ample bar, outdoor cafe with panoramic view, reading rooms, games room and rooms for the organization of events.

Room types available:  Double, Triple, Quad (Triples and Quads limited)

Grand Hotel


Nestled in Bom Jesus Natural Park, this modern hotel offers rooms with private balconies and spectacular views over Braga. It has a restaurant with an outdoor terrace and bar for drinks.Flat-screen TVs with satellite Grande Hotl frentechannels are standard in all Grande Hotel rooms, which are also equipped with air conditioning and work desks.

Set in a region famous for its cuisine and vinho verde, Hotel Grande offers colourful buffets in its restaurant. Guests can enjoy the hotel’s relaxing ambience at the bar or marvel at the views and the sunrise from the terrace.

Grand Hotel is 8 minutes’ drive from the centre of Braga and 26.7 miles from Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport.

Room types available: Double, Triple, Quad (Triples and Quads limited)


If you have any questions regarding packages and prices, please don’t hesitate to contact Mike Simpson at