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“A Great Hotel in a Difficult Location”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Moliceiro

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Hotel Moliceiro
Ranked #1 of 16 Hotels in Aveiro
Sydney
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40 reviews
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“A Great Hotel in a Difficult Location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2012

After several hours of driving, you would expect that any hotel would be an oasis in the dessert. Not so for Hotel Moliciera, at least not initially. Confusion surrounds the two addresses of this hotel, and while it was explained eventually by the staff, I still don't get it. Rua Barbosa de Magalhaes was given by our booking agent, but it does not exist in TomTom. Rua Joao Mendonca does exist in TomTom, but this placed us on the wrong side of the canal. Thankfully, we had a second GPS, and eventually found the correct street only to be confronted by massive parking problems. The canal and its boats, opposite the hotel, are a popular tourist attraction as evidenced by several tourist buses disgorging their cargo outside the hotel. Eventually, a local guided us into a parking spot opposite the hotel, for a fee of course. However, this position was metred parking, but thankfully it was a Sunday. After this our troubles ceased, and this hotel proved truly worthy of its Tripadvisor ranking. The staff fed the parking meter the next day until they could move the car into one of their own dedicated positions outside the hotel. They did this for several guests with similar parking difficulties. It was an unusual site to see a staff member with car keys in one hand and coins in the other go out at regular intervals to feed the machine. And, the hotel did not charge for this service. If driving, try and get there either very early or very late to avoid the tourist congestion. The staff are very friendly, speak English fluently, and could not be more helpful with our stay, including a complimentary drink on arrival. The hotel is very modern, the rooms quiet and comfortable. A great night's sleep. There is no restaurant, but ask the staff to recommend one. Breakfast is exceptional. Overall, despite our difficulties with directions and parking, we would place this hotel as one of our great stays in Europe. If we are ever this way again, it would definitely be on our list.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Esmoriz, Portugal
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69 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2012

A nice small hotel right in the heart of Aveiro. The excelent decoration makes an excelente athmosphere. The rooms are very confortable, clean and with great view over the channel (book the channel view!). Service is very good and attentive. Although is just besides the busy night life of Aveiro, "praça do peixe", you get perfect silence in the rooms. The breakfast is full of local traditional pastry! a wonderfull start for the day.

Room Tip: choose a channel view room. don't miss the party in the nearby "praça do peixe"
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Oregon, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2011

This hotel is a real gem. I keep wanting to go back and do go back at least once per year. It is truely a 4*-5* experience. Great location, super customer service and extremely friendly staff make this one of my favorite hotels in the world.

Room Tip: Room on the south side have a better view and are usually quieter.
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  • Stayed February 2011, traveled on business
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Severna Park, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2011

No need to search for any other hotel in Aveiro. This is the best. Does not have a restaurant but who wants restaurant food when you have so many fine eateries in the area. the staff is the best, the welcoming and comforting environment is the best and you can relax in the lounge with a 24 hour bar. You can use the Moliceiro as your base and walk all over the city. every room has its own theme which is quite interesting and fun.

Room Tip: Ask for room facing the "Ria" (waterfront)
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2011

Just got back from spending two nights at this hotel.

Couldn't fault it - spacious room, spotlessly clean, excellent, welcoming service, decent breakfast and fantastic location right on the canal.

Many of the rooms have been recently refurbished and are themed - we stayed in the 'Manhattan' Room 213 which was very nice, spacious and overlooked the Ria (Canal) and small craft market outside the hotel front. Their are other interesting looking themes too so look at the website for more info...

WIFI is free (inc in room) and if you have a vehicle, free parking can be found only a few minutes walk from the property. Right outside is pay and display during normal hours.

All in all, an enjoyable experience and would definitely recommend this place. We will be staying again next time in Aveiro for sure.

Enjoy!

Room Tip: ask for one of the newer 'themed' rooms overlooking the front of the hotel. We stayed in 213...
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Arnside, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2011

The Moliceiro is spot in the most touristy area of Aveiro, facing the main canal and within 5 minutes walk of several traditional seafood restaurants, some nightspots and the fish market. It's also only a little further away from Aveiro's long shopping mall, which also boasts a great variety of restaurants. The hotel is soundproofed so the large crowds of daytrippers on the motor-powered gondolas is no problem. Breakfast is opulent. Staff place hot water and tea in your room in the afternoon and bedrooms are spotless and well-looked after. Nearby El Greccho cocktail bar is a spacious venue with great mojitos, caiparinhas and more exotic drinks. Run by a Portuguese woman and her artistic hubby. Nice relaxed ambience, like Rick's Bar in Casablanca without the Nazi intrusion ! Interesting place for a not habitual cocktail bar frequentee. Moliceiro is a 5 Euro taxi ride from the Aveiro's new inter-city station (2 hrs 30 minutes from Lisbon Oriente - 1st Class a mere 27 Euros - enough to give Branson a heart attack !). Moliceiro reasonable value for money.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Mumbai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2011

reasonably sized rooms that are clean. Will prefer in room coffee maker. reasonably priced with breakfast included. Great location too. All in all. worth the money.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled on business
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Property: Hotel Moliceiro
Address: Rua do Doutor Barbosa de Magalhaes 15 17, Aveiro 3800-154, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Aveiro District > Aveiro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Aveiro
#1 Family Hotel in Aveiro
#1 Luxury Hotel in Aveiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Moliceiro 4*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This charming 4-star hotel in Aveiro features views of the Ria de Aveiro. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel. The bright rooms at the Hotel Moliceiro have a flat-screen TV and a tea/coffee maker. Some rooms are decorated with classical furnishings, while other rooms have a more modern touch. In the mornings, the Moliceiro serves a rich buffet breakfast prepared with seasonal ingredients. After a day of sightseeing, guests can relax while enjoying a refreshing drink at the hotel's elegant bar. Welcome drinks are provided at check-in, and tea and biscuits are served in guest rooms in the evenings. The 24-hour front desk is also available to offer useful information on local attractions, including boat tours on the Ria de Alveiro. Barra Beach is 10 minutes from the Moliceiro by car. ... more   less 
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