I stayed just one night in Hotel Afonso V, and the experience was a flashback to the 1990s. And while I treasure cherished memories from that era, my stay at the hotel was one to forget. The check-in was one of the oddest that I have ever seen in a hotel. The staff requested and retained my ID card (I guess as a warranty of getting the room card back). While I may understand that the replacement of a card for an independent hotel is costly, the impression is not the best. It's cheap, and far from what a three-star hotel should be. The room was clean, but it showed evident signs of aging here and there. The quality of the bedding was poor and not up to the standards the hotel claims to be. The bathroom was clean, but a broken shower head spilled water out of the tub/shower. Also, the towels were stiff, scratchy and not very absorbent, far from the top-quality Portuguese towels are famous for. The breakfast service was not spectacular, and while the self-service menu was OK, I felt the staff a bit robotic, with a basic interaction with the customers, and while they were polite and courteous, it lacked a personal touch. There is nothing memorable about Hotel Afonso V. It is just an old hotel that seems to have seen better days. Personally, it did not give me any reasons to stay there again.…
This 3-star hotel has been recently remodeled. It is average and comfortable. The many photos shown on past reviews of rooms with wooden furniture and old-world style is not what we experienced at all. It is newly remodeled with grey plastic carpet and grey wall art. Modern yet ordinary. Missing were some of the details that could have made it more comfortable.- A bottle of free tap water with real glasses, extra pillows in the closet, an iron. On the bright side, the desk attendant was really friendly and kind, the location is just a walk away from many shops and restaurants, and the price was ok. This is not a place you will likely remember but it was cheap and adequate.
We stayed here 1 night in July. This 3 star hotel is ok - rooms are clean and spacious enough for 2. Bathroom is clean. Bit 90s style. Part of the hotel is empty - renovation? The hotel is some 500 m / 10 minutes outside the historic city center.
Part of the hotel was under renovation when I stayed there in late april '19. The part that was open appeared to be in the midst of an upgrade / style transition. Reception area full of big, classical furniture, breakfast area already upgraded tot sleek modern tiling and furniture. Rooms were okay, location is outside the city centre but walkable. Breakfast was ok, not bad not great.
Aveiro is not a big city, although not in the city centre, hotel is really close to it. The breakfast was decent, nothing less, nothing more. The bed was really comfortable. Internet connection in the room was surprisingly good. Overall excellent value for money.