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not much. I could tell that it may have been a great place at one time, but the property has not been kept up to date. The indoor swimming pool was GREAT! Most of the resort was very dated - not kept up and very isolated. Hard to find. Couldn't beleive I had to pay for borrowing tennis rackets for an hour. I didn't get that from their website. I was happy that we only stayed here for one night.
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
the hotel had a good range of facilities for you to occupy your time
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.
Location Expensive and poor quality restaurant Room was musty and not fresh No ground floor room and no lift. Client incapable of using stairs.
food very poor and overpriced
my girlfriend forgot something important at the hotel and they had it delivered to the airport (some 90km away through busy traffic) in time for our flight. the hotel personnel helped with everything they could. always helped carry/carried the luggage up and downstairs. free drinks are available for guests at the bar. the sight out the room was breathtaking, the bed wear was winter's(it was still too early in the year for summmer's). because the area is dead quiet, the rooms are not 100% sound proof. other guests may wake you up unnintencionally in the morning. perfect for those who rent a car, a bit pricey with taxis. they do lend bikes to guests. the mirror in the bathroom was a bit oxidated. the TV had less channels than i would have liked
It was in a good central position The furniture and decor were rather outdated
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.
Elegant hotel which appears to have undergone some upgrading recently. Great location and easy to find. Staff delightful. n/a
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
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.
Hotel in excellent location and very good value for money.
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.
Top location in all of Aveiro. VERY professional and courteous staff. João was exceptional.
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.
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.
Nice rooms - close to railway station
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.
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.
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.
Spacious room; very well located very expansive breakfast; no internet included
The food and spa The location
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.
Excellent location, great staff, very helpfull. Rooms excellent quality
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.
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
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.
Breakfast was good, except the orange juice. Improve the price-quality relation.
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
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.
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.
Good facilities; Good breakfast; Restaurant
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.
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.
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
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.
Very nice hotel for couples. I tried de Lovers Pack and it was great. Very relaxing enverinonment and excellent location.
Felt like a 5 star, but the staff were very nice and down-to-earth. Double beds are 2 singles pushed together.
The room, breakfast and the very friendly and helpful staff, also the location
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
The quality and value-for-money of the food/meals was excellent, and better than in most other hotels I have stayed in.
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.
Nice room Room
It was close to city centre ... Breakfast was not good, Couldn't find any accessible sockets to charge mobile, laptop etc, no free WLAN
comfortable and clean room; huge breakfast selection the hotel should need to be renovated, especially the bathrooms
The location at town. Close to main facilities and shoping area. Nothing at all
great location and price
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.
convenient for the city and the other facilities very low speed of the internet and its connection system. it was practically useless
The buffet breakfast was excellent and i like they way the conserve energy the hotel was convenience to shopping and site
Good value hotel in walking distance of centre.
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.
Room was large, clean and comfortable.
easy acess to town Aveiro and space to park your car . nope the hotel it is perfect!!!
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.
Nice breakfast Fast internet in some rooms
Silence around, near center, good breakfast. Bath towel with a stain, some hair and some beach sand in the room.
friendly, good value for money no wifi available in the room
our stay was a comfortable one. The breakfast was limited and the bacon and egg was always cold. If you came down for breakfast after 8.00am it is not guranteed that you will get bacon and eggs. Often this is requested but slow to arrive. Communication was also a barrier as most of the kitchen staff did not speak English and the guest had great difficulties expressing their neds.
service and the room The indoor pool wasn't finished
hot water turned down between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m.
Nice room and bathroom - Helpful staff - Exelent restaurant - NO
Hotel room was very good value for money. Dinner in the restaurant wasn't of the same standard unfortunately.
Great hotel, new and clean, decent breakfast, free wi-fi, about 10km from the Europarque.
Courteous staff, well designed room, well serviced Breakfast spread quite good but hot food option limited
The hotel is very new, very clean and the rooms are comfortable and well designed. i would stay again. No.
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.
food was good car park too small
IT is a nice hotel with good rooms and kind staff
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.
Very comfortable hotel, well located for the town. Staff were very friendly and helpful.
Very polite check-in service. Very polite staff in general. Breakfast was not impressive however.. Kind regards Frank See above
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.
Complimentary champagne given to celebrate anniversary as part of excellent service by helpful staff
very clean, great breakfast selection, helpful attentive staff, child freindly.
Breakfast, cleanliness, garage, in spite of a little complicated by the space to drive.
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.
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
restful and peaceful nothing
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
Very nice facilities - e.g. gym.
The staff was very helpful, efficient and friendly. The room was comfortable and very nice.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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.
Fantastic hotel and very cheap nothing
near city center
We had breakfast out the second morning, as hotel breakfast very poor.
location and decor nowwhere to get a coffee only a bar which did not open until 6.30