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Melia Ria Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Cais da Fonte Nova, Lote 5, Aveiro 3810-200, Portugal
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Ranked #5 of 19 hotels in Aveiro
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Paris, France
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed the Melia Ria Hotel during my first visit to Aveiro, Portugal. It had a modern style with equipped with everything you would expect in an average hotel room. The breakfast buffet had an amazing and endless selection of food and beverages. However, the overall service could have been better. For instance, there were no staff present to help... More

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MeliaRia, Meetings & Events at Melia Ria Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for having taken the time to share your comments with us concerning your recent stay at Meliá Ria Hotel and Spa. We highly appreciate your feedback and we are looking forward to your next stay at our Hotel or any other hotel of Meliá Hotels International. We remain at your disposal for any further queries. Best... More

Sheffield, UK
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135 reviews 135 reviews
102 hotel reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fairly new building in a lovely area, only 10 minutes walk to the centre of Aveiro old town. The hotel claims to be 4* which is actually true for the communal areas and some of the rooms but was not really based on my own experience with my room. Good features: Modern hotel, free internet with good... More

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MeliaRia, Meetings & Events at Melia Ria Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We would like to express our gratitude for selecting our hotel. Thank you for your suggestions regarding the coffee facilities and the ironing board in the room, which will be taken into maximum consideration. Your comments are very important as they help us to review and improve our services. In the meantime, if we can be of any... More

Aveiro, Portugal
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We are currently staying at this hotel and are very disappointed by the level of service provided. The AirCon in our room is not working - and although the reception desk promised to send someone up to service it, nobody has shown up. Another disappointment is the lack of coffee service in the room, although there is a fridge. Also,... More

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MeliaRia, Meetings & Events at Melia Ria Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for your comments and feedback on Tripadvisor. We're very sorry to hear that our services and facilities did not meet with your expectations. It is very unusual for our maintenance colleagues to take time to attend a client's request, particularly when it concerns the air conditioning. As for the breakfast not being included in the rate,... More

Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
27 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Hotel is located 10 minutes walk from downtown Aveiro. The area is very enjoyable with large ponds and artificial river with gondola like in Venicia. the Lobby is very spacious and luxurious. The bedroom are large and bathroom well design. The bed are not very comfortable and the pillow very cheap.. I did not have great quality sleeps there. Also,... More

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MeliaRia, Meetings & Events at Melia Ria Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We would like to express our gratitude for selecting our hotel. Thank you for your suggestions, which will be taken into maximum consideration. Your comments are very important as they help us to review and improve our services. In the meantime, if we can be of any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us. Looking forward... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Actually chose this as had a very pleasant experience at their ME Reina Victoria in Madrid and it was a cheap option for a couple of nights in Aveiro on a trip along the coast. It actually turned into a way nicer experience and exceptional value. It is a super modern design set outside the town centre but every evening... More

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MeliaRia, Meetings & Events at Melia Ria Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for having taken the time to share your comments with us concerning your recent stay at Meliá Ria Hotel and Spa. We highly appreciate your feedback and we are looking forward to your next stay at our Hotel or any other hotel of Meliá Hotels International. We remain at your disposal for any further queries. Best... More

Dusseldorf, Germany
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199 reviews 199 reviews
59 hotel reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Stayed there on a short business trip. It's a modern style hotel. Rooms are ok, service too. They have a large and nice breakfast buffet. And all of that at a good value. The hotel is located at a small creek, which is nice, but unfortunately not walking distance to downtown. Unfortunately I had a room on the 2nd floor... More

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MeliaRia, Meetings & Events at Melia Ria Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing our Hotel. We are glad to hear you've enjoyed your stay with us - we would like to mention, however, that we are in fact within a walking distance to the city center (it takes you no more than 10/15 minutes to reach the most ancient part of our city). Hope to see you... More

Tres Cantos, Spain
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Close to the Aveiro channel in a charming place, food was really good (bufett lovely chicken soups and pork meat with "vinho verde", etc 19eur) A plus was free parking in front of the hotel. Would recommend to anyone. The restaurant staff was more than lovely.

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Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Meliá Ria Hotel & Spa, and for taking the time to post your feedback here on Tripadvisor. We are most pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, and we appreciate your kind words, particularly about our Staff. Hope to see you soon, Kind wishes, Inês Ventura More

Lisbon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

The hotel was in an ideal location, on the edge of the creekwith lovely bots cruising - gave you a feel of Venice ! The location was great, walking distance to supermarket, shopping mall, parks, and a coffe shop across the creek. The hotel was very comfortable and the breakfast was fantastic. Ample choice - continental, American, Portuguese etc etc.... More

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MeliaRia, Meetings & Events at Melia Ria Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Raul, Many thanks for your kind comments and positive feedback on Tripadvisor. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your recent stay with us and that our services and facilities met with your expectations. We hope to welcome you back sometime in the near future and thank you for your preference. Kind regards and Best Wishes Inês Ventura More

Europe
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
24 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We were at the hotel in August 2013, I agree with the comments that can be read, but at the hotel we observe that certain things do not care: there was dust in the room, which is not usual, and one of the dirty hand towels, literally went down to reception with it, and they bring me one new and... More

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MeliaRia, Meetings & Events at Melia Ria Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post you comments about our Hotel here on Tripadvisor. We are truly sorry that your stay with us did not meet your expectations. We can assure you that we aim to offer the best service possible. We have in fact had a few misunderstandings regarding the 10€/day voucher from Meliá website,... More

Pinhal Novo, Portugal
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

I am a tour guide and know this hotel for some years and i am rating this hotel for the first time. I was there again on the 2SET2013 and i have to point out the satisfaction of my 22 german clients and my personal satisfaction to. Good clean rooms, free wifi, friendly staff not only at the reception but... More

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Dear Guest, Many thanks for your kind comments and positive feedback on Tripadvisor. We're happy to hear you and your german group of travellers have enjoyed your recent stay with us and that our services and facilities met with your expectations. We hope to welcome you back sometime in the near future! Kind regards and Best Wishes Inês Ventura More

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Additional Information about Melia Ria Hotel

Also Known As:
Melia Aveiro
Address: Cais da Fonte Nova, Lote 5, Aveiro 3810-200, Portugal
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Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Aveiro District > Aveiro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 19 hotels in Aveiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Melia Ria Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Melia Ria Hotel & Spa is located in a superior quality residential development in the centre of Aveiro, with views of the lake formed by the Ria de Aveiro. Located next to the Cultural and Congress Centre and the train station, just a short distance from the historical heart of the city, 7 km from the beaches, and 60 minutes from Oporto airport, with easy access to the A1, A25 and IC1 highways. ... more   less 
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