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It was in a good central position The furniture and decor were rather outdated
The Hotel is as central as you will get, surrounded by cafes, shopping, and also tradition. The first night of our stay was a national holiday, and there was a lot of celebrating well into the small hours of the morning. Although there is double glazing in the hotel, we were still able to hear the noise.
beautifully renovated hotel with a high quality look .... given the price and thecentral location right at the main canal (yet quiet) ... this hotel had to be the best value on my trip. The staff was friendly and most helpful. Breakfast was nice, and the hotel has several lovely lounge and sitting areas to make use of. Delightful. no
Clean and comfy room, staff welcome with a smile, excellent views from the room. the parking facility as stated in website is for limited spaces, i think on first come first served basis. Also parking is some 200 meters away maybe problem with people with physical difficulties or travelling with small kids.
Elegant hotel which appears to have undergone some upgrading recently. Great location and easy to find. Staff delightful. n/a
Wonderful location overlooking the canal, restaurants in easy walking distance and reasonably priced. Boat trip a 'must'. Helpful and informative staff. No parking and difficulty in finding any in surrounding streets. Situated on a busy roundabout so could be a problem unloading and loading car.
Hotel in excellent location and very good value for money.
It is a charming hotel in a perfect location. The recent renovations were tastefully done, and my husband and I liked the accommodations very much. Parking is somewhat complicated since it has to be in the street.
Very comfortable and clean with excellent facilities and bathroom. Requests were undertaken with promptness and intent. Free internet in lobby was great. Location right next to train station, close to eating + shopping. Historic centre a 10 minute walk.
Comfortable room and excellent parking available. Limited information in room on locality and lack of tea/coffee making facilities in room.
Had no meals at hotel so cannot comment-price did not include breakfast . Room/ bathroom was well equipped,quiet, very comfortable and clean.Mini frig was very useful. Bathroom door needing adjusting in order to fully close.No place to hang coats or clothes except in cupboards.
A comfortable hotel with a large room in a quiet location. Staff helpful and recommended excellent restaurants in town. Location a bit out of town with a good 15 minute walk.
Excellent location to visit Aveiro. Good hotel, total comfort, nice decor and beds very comfortable. Quiet location and good breakfast. Wish we could have stayed more than one night. Nice little terrace for a drink in the afternoon. We liked everything about this hotel.
Nice rooms - close to railway station
The food and spa The location
Excellent location, great staff, very helpfull. Rooms excellent quality
Good presentation,everything clean,excelent breakfast whater not very warm in the 1st night
This new hotel is located on a new street and does not show up properly in Mapquest or Google maps. Not a complaint, just a warning. Call and get directions.
Nice location, 500 m from the wonderful city of Aveiro. Beautiful views from the restaurant. Free parking in front of the hotel. You cannot enter the swimming pool without paying for the SPA (there is a charge of 9.00€/day!!) Even if you stay one night, and you want to swim in the afternoon and again in the morning, they charge 2x the fee!! A very big disadvantage not worthy for this kind of hotel.
see my score... When I checked out I discovered that My booking.com contract was not in line with the price of the hotel. Nevertheless, without any trouble it was corrected by the lady at the reception desk.
Very good location and very clean am comfortable room (with a good view, if it faces the lake). Overall, it is an extremely nice hotel with very good value-for-money. Front desk staff was not very helpful when I asked to change from a twin bedroom to a double bedroom. I had to stay in the twin room because, allegedly, there were no more double rooms available.
modern, new, luxurious hotel a 10 minute stroll along the canal into the town. Rooms were very spacious & comfortable. Free internet access available in the Business Center which was very useful for guests. rooms were not well soundproofed so could hear conversations from guests in the next room
Breakfast was good, except the orange juice. Improve the price-quality relation.
Spacious room; very well located very expansive breakfast; no internet included
The Buffett was excellent value, as was the breakfast. The outdoor swimming pool facilities were excellent. Lack of barstaff, sometimes there was no-one around the bar area at all.
The indoor swimming pool and gym are good for a small hotel. There is also an outdoor pool. Dinner needs to be reserved as it seems a lot of non guests dine there, attracted by the good food. Breakfast is adequate. The location is not attractive, situated along a suburban street. It seems that the hotel is being extended as construction work is in progress. The entrance to the underground car park is narrow but there is some parking in front and at the side of the hotel.
Good facilities; Good breakfast; Restaurant
Although we only stayed for one night at Hotel de Ilhavo on our way to the north of Portugal we were in for a pleasant surprise. The hotel is relatively new with big and comfortable rooms, staff is really nice and efficient and we even had the chance to use the indoor pool&whirlpool (open until 10pm, pleasantly warm pool temperature) in the evening. Rooms were clean and the breakfast buffet really great with a lot of choices available. The hotel was relatively hard to find as there are a lot of confusing signs regarding the centre of Ilhavo and the hotel itself doesn't have any signs posted. We even got lost on our way back from Aveiro to Ilhavo.
Pretty hotel with friendly employees. Very nice pool & fitness room. Good &free parking spaces. Cheap Internet access Rooms with relatively thin walls. Not very good located
The staff very pleasant and the rooms very space and very clean
Its a nice and quiet hotel for a weekend retreat.
I loved the food, it was excellent . The wine also was very good i didn't like the service and the pool closed
It's a very beautiful building, with lots of old details still visible. Dinner was a 5* experience, my compliments to the waiters and chef. The indoor swimming pool and spa facilities were very nice as the outdoor one was already closed when we stayed there. The wooden floors made it noisy; you could hear the upstairs neighbour walk around and you would hear people passing by in the hallway. The indoor spa facilities could be improved by providing things like scrub salt and turning on all the facilities (sauna) during opening hours. Dinner wasn't only a 5* experience in service, but unfortunately also in price, compared to regular portuguese restaurants.
The setting is extremely good and the project to refurbish the hotel has been a great success.
Beautiful palace, confortable rooms, good breakfast, very frienly personel
Imposing hotel which has kept many of its early 20C features but provides modern standards of comfort in rooms and spa. Hotel is obviously dependent on business conferences at this time of year (autumn). Pity the lido is no longer in use - perhaps seasonal?
Nice hotel, recently refurbished, now with modern room amenities but having maintained the historical spirit of the public spaces It was empty ... no athmosphere. Probably only a few (less than 10, I would think) rooms occupied.
The hotel is fabulous and has a lot of potential but the inexperienced staff (or poorly trained) who do not pay attention to small details do not allow it to reach its full potential. The young lady on reception had NO customer service skills nor did the maitre D in the restaraunt. The food was good almost gourmet but the presentation, lack of vegetables and service down graded it. The champagne we ordered arrived in our room at 11.30
Fabulous place-a dream would love to return
location, historical building with renovated rooms Breakfast should definitely start at least at 7 in the morning. Having to wait on the door for breakfast until 8 is not ideal
We arrived early, but were allowed to check in immmediately, it was early season.The receptionist offered us a parking spot outside the hotel. All the staff were extremely polite and helpful and attentive, all spoke good english and were very professional. The decor,comfort and service at this hotel is first class. The breakfast buffet was excellent.
The room, breakfast and the very friendly and helpful staff, also the location
Very nice hotel for couples. I tried de Lovers Pack and it was great. Very relaxing enverinonment and excellent location.
Beautiful hotel. Lot's of refined details. Even the art work in the room was thoughtfully chosen. It is beyond the hotel's control but, when the wind comes from the north, one is very aware of the paper mill many miles from the otherwise wonderful city of Aveiro.
Excellent location, very helpful friendly staff, beautifully decorated rooms. If you are in Alveiro, this should definitely be the place to stay.
very warm welcome and tourist guidance for the town, help find parking
We liked the design of the room and hotel, it was very stylish. The front desk ladies were very nice and always helpful, perfect service. The special gift(wine with cheese and fruits) was very kind from the hotel staff.
Felt like a 5 star, but the staff were very nice and down-to-earth. Double beds are 2 singles pushed together.
It is charming and run by charming staff. It's a tonic for anyone tired of large chains and standard products. Everything was very comfortable and relaxing. Only the breakfast was slightly less impressive than a 5-star hotel would offer - but it was still perfectly acceptable and we would happily stay there again and have the breakfasts!
It's a good looking hotel and very well placed. The view from the room is very nice. We can see the canals of Aveiro and there are lots of restaurants nearby. The hotel is located nearby the bars. At night there is too much noise. The breakfast is very poor for a 4 star hotel.
nice clean comfortable room. pleasant staff needed tea/coffee making facilities in room
The hotel was quiet and very centrally located. It is easy to find, since it has a big illuminated sign on top. The breakfast buffet was quite fine. Especially the fresh fruit was a nice touch. The free internet did not work for me or any of my colleagues. Neither did the free wireless internet in the lobby. The hotel seems a bit old and used.
Nice room Room
The location at town. Close to main facilities and shoping area. Nothing at all
great location and price
convenient for the city and the other facilities very low speed of the internet and its connection system. it was practically useless
Good location, next to the pedestrian street. Perfect to see the city center. Good breakfast, free internet acess. Big Supermarket nearby. No parking place near the hotel reserved for clients.
The quality and value-for-money of the food/meals was excellent, and better than in most other hotels I have stayed in.
comfortable and clean room; huge breakfast selection the hotel should need to be renovated, especially the bathrooms
It was close to city centre ... Breakfast was not good, Couldn't find any accessible sockets to charge mobile, laptop etc, no free WLAN
The buffet breakfast was excellent and i like they way the conserve energy the hotel was convenience to shopping and site
Friendly, helpful staff
Right in the centre of the town, easy walking to restaurants The parking garage was a little difficult to find
only location two persons, but two price of hotel, very bad, because customs organization is the same.
The only nice thing about this hotel was the view from the bar on the top floor.
Nice staff. Nice hotel. Nice decoration. Good cleanliness of room. Very confortable. Free Wifi connection. Free parking for car. Great location. Breakfast could be a little better.
The room in general
IT is a nice hotel with good rooms and kind staff
food was good car park too small
Parking is for free. Old fashion hotel.Lights at the room are sensibly poor, but.... tropical climate, not to say Sahara climate is for sure in the room, no way to cool down.
Excellent rooms and very friendly staff. I travel a lot and this is probably the best hotel in Europe that I have stayed in.
Very nice food in the Grill restaurant, Grill chef speak perfect English.
Friendliness of staff and cleanliness of room.
beauty of the landscape,quitness of the place and good gastronomics quality and service.
The simpaty of the staff
Room was big, clean, with outstanding view of nature. Very relaxing place. This hotel has not his own restaurant.
great service and landscape, delicious breakfast, peacefulness. mini TV does not fit to otherwise very nice room.
room, the view, pool no wifi (wireless)
friendly, good value for money no wifi available in the room
The Reception staff were very helpful, the hotel was warm and the room very clean. The breakfast was a disappointment and the staff seemed slightly annoyed if you arrived for breakfast after 9.00 and anyone arriving after 9.30 were faced with little choice. It was a shame that the fruit bowl was so unappetising, the coffee only warm and the orange juice what we would term as orange squash.
Room was large, clean and comfortable.
A very nice big and clean room with air conditionning. Fantastic continental breakfast. Good price. Would recommend to anyone who wants to stay in Aveiro. You have to pay for using wireless internet but i couldnt even use it on my laptop. However they let me use their computer.
The staff was excellent. Minor electric malfunctions. Could no turnTV on by remote control.
The room was very clean and comfortable. Also the bathroom was very clean, Breakfast was excellent.
Nice breakfast Fast internet in some rooms
easy acess to town Aveiro and space to park your car . nope the hotel it is perfect!!!
Good value hotel in walking distance of centre.
Silence around, near center, good breakfast. Bath towel with a stain, some hair and some beach sand in the room.
Classy reception area and beautiful breakfast room. Easy to find. Free private parking a bonus. Staff not very welcoming. 1km walk from city centre, but felt safe.
Good location, quiet, good buffet breakfast.
very clean, great breakfast selection, helpful attentive staff, child freindly.
Very comfortable hotel, well located for the town. Staff were very friendly and helpful.
Breakfast, cleanliness, garage, in spite of a little complicated by the space to drive.
Complimentary champagne given to celebrate anniversary as part of excellent service by helpful staff
Very polite check-in service. Very polite staff in general. Breakfast was not impressive however.. Kind regards Frank See above
I liked the welcoming athmosphere, the beautiful old part of the hotel with the restaurant; the excellent breakfast; the comfort of the rooms; the location, close to the station and the centre of town. The view from the room (109) is not so nice; and it is a pity that there were no chairs on the private terrace.
next to the beautifull aveiro lighthouse. It is a good option to one who likes to explore the nature, particullary the "ria de aveiro". Wireless internet available. it is like beed and breakfast, no more options to enjoy your stay.
The breakfast was great. Beautiful beach. The address says Aveiro, but this hotel is actually on the beach, Praia de Barra, a 30 minute bus ride or 15 minute taxi ride from Aveiro. The room was not ready when we got there, and we got a double bed rather than the two single beds that I booked.
Fantastic hotel and very cheap nothing
A safe, middle of the road hotel just 10 minutes by taxi to the centre of Averio. Free street parking or a small charge for hotel parking. Buffet breakfast and hotel restaurant (closed Sun eve and Mon). Safe were very pleasant and spoke reasonable English. Will call taxi and make reservations for restaurants in town. Just a little bit tired looking - but good value for money and easy access overwrite this.
location and decor nowwhere to get a coffee only a bar which did not open until 6.30
Nothing Building work at the school across from the hotel, a generator was running 24 hours a day - very noisy! The room was cold and the air-con unit took hours to remove the chill. The hot water machine at breakfast was broken too! The TV kept turning itself off and the picture was terrible.
We had breakfast out the second morning, as hotel breakfast very poor.
Very pleasant, helpful and friendly staff. Good size room and bathroom. Good standard of comfort in public areas. Very interesting and informative tiling in corridor to breakfast room. Breakfast room was shared with sister hotel, Jardim Afonso v, which led to overcrowding at busy times, with no tables vacant after collecting buffet. A busy road nearby was noisy at night and there was no internal access to the garage from the hotel.
near city center
The hotel is very clean and big enough for 3 beds. We could stay comfortable enough without bumping into each other. All staff is polity, nice and helpful. The hotel is very quiet and it is easy to park very close to the hotel without having to pay an extra fee.
Close enough to city center (10 minutes walk), free parking place in front of hotel, very comfortable, clean and quiet Nothing special, everithing was good
good hotel with all facilities you may need, internet, little ''business'' centre, good beds, 10 minutes walk from the centre of town.good value for money
Very nice facilities - e.g. gym.
Quietness in rom and general area
use of sauna steamroom and jaccuzi.Indoor pool nice and warm. Good breakfast.Dinner fair.Highly recommend Calabria in the town No sun beds provided for sunbathing,even though weather was warm and sunny for October
the room, the tranquility the view from the room the hoyel is relatively new and the staff isn't trained, also the list of residense country of guests did not include Israel
restful and peaceful nothing
The staff was very helpful, efficient and friendly. The room was comfortable and very nice.
The area itself, hotel very pleasant, very clean and breakfast adequate. No outlook but it did not spoil our stay.
A clean and quiet hotel located close enough to the sea. Friendly and helpful staff, more than a sufficient breakfast buffet, small rooms but equipped reasonably. During a high season parking your car could be a problem - the hotel does not have its own car park.
good location. not far from beach and fish restaurant. Good for summer vacation. they have twin beds not double as expected
Is centrally located in Costa Nova. Hotel and its facilities are clean and well maintained. Breakfast is ok and typical for hotels in Portugal. Room was quite small, a bit narrow.
clean, good value for money poor breakfast
Dichtbij de oceaan en gratis parkeren aan de straat. Mooi authentiek plaatsjes, en dichtbij Aveiro (15 minuten rijden). Daarnaast konden we er gratis fietsen lenen. Verder heerlijk gegeten en bediend aan de boulevard bij Canastra do Fidalgo!
Having a parking available for the guests and the family atmosphere. N/A
The room was clean and the breakfast was good. Very friendly hotel staff. The room interior looked quite castoff and the door of the room could not be closed because of damaged door handle (i saw the same in several room's).
Good location to visit Aveiro and the Ria de Aveiro.
Location close to the beach and restaurants etc. Extremely bad for parking. (During the high season it must be almost impossible to find anywhere). The balcony just had a view of the building opposite. The breakfast was awful. There was no air conditioning - which would make the room very uncomfortable in hot weather.
Very big rooms with great infrastructure, washing machines in the rooms. A bit old but nice building. Very nice sports infrastructure. Building needs some minor renewal. Not as near to the sea side as we had thought.
the hotel had a good range of facilities for you to occupy your time
The staff, location, services and food are exellent. Highly recomended for the price. Beware of Booking dot com's location, it is wrong, I spent 1 1/2 hours driving around Toreira before discovering it is not even in this beach town. This is clearly a problem with booking.com
Excelleny hospitality, good facilities, stylish, excellent views, great breakfast, excellent value for money
The young couple that run the place really made us all feel very welcome. Their eye for detail and care taken to explain the "lay of the land" was very good. They went out of their way to assist one of our members that did not attend the business meetings to ensure that she was driven to areas of interest. A really good feel. We will all go back there should the opportunity arise. The hotel owner should really consider in allowing guests to pay with major international recognised credit cards. It is not reasonable to expect people to carry large sums of cash to pay for accommodation.