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Melia Ria Hotel & Spa
Ranked #2 of 16 Hotels in Aveiro
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 2, 2012

I stayed 7 nights in this hotel in Aveiro. The location is excellent, just a short walk from the city centre. The university, which I had to visit every day is also well within walking distance. The rooms are spacious and well furnished with all the expected amenities. The restaurant has an excellent breakfast buffet with a large variety of food. No complaints about the price quality ratio, also at dinner time. Just a little improvement could be reached when all the reception staff members would be able to understand English more easily. Only some of them do at this moment.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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MeliaRia, Sales Department at Melia Ria Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2012

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

Ines Ventura

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Reviewed August 22, 2012

We stayed for 3 nights and have no complaints really. Very clean premises, ample and comfortable room, good breakfast buffet, and there was enough street parking to not have to pay for garage parking. Modern location and only a very short, scenic walk to the historic town centre. We didn't try the hotel restaurant or room service for any meals other than breakfast as there are many wonderful restaurants in town.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 31, 2012

This hotel has a beautiful location next to a lake and a park around it. It is very close to the Railway station and city centre. The rooms are adequately furnished. The breakfast spread was also adequate. The service is unobtrusive and minimal. The reception desk was quite helpful.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled on business
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Thank drdvg
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Reviewed June 21, 2012

Nice hotel in Aveiro. My Room was very clean and functional. The personal is very professional, ready to help and efficient. Large breakfast buffet, convenient Bar/Lobby area.
Internet connection works well. In other words: Everything works and is done as it should be: Perfect for business.
2 things were not too good: Swimming pool (and I think Spa) opens at 8am and closes at 10pm: Not compatible with working hours.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Cibal
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Reviewed April 7, 2012

Very comfortable rooms, many with lovely views of the canal. Easy walk into town. Beware that depending on how you book, use of the pool of may not be included in your room rate. Breakfast is expensive (12 Euros) if not included in your room rate. Odd policy that no one can check in until 14:00, even if your room happens to be ready before then.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view of the canal.
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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 6, 2012

This is a modern designed hotel with all the amenities you would expect, around 10-minutes walk from the town centre (along a canal through the renovated part of town). Very agreeable with very good service; and ideal if touring with a car since access is easy and the underground garage secure.

Room Tip: The higher floors have better views
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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 18, 2012

Really nice hotel 5 min walk from the centre of Aveiro
Nice river around and the wonderful building just opposite
Hotel is very relaxed and they employees make you welcome
FREE WIFI works nicely in rooms
plenty of parking opposite
great variety on breakfast (although cooked breakfast looked tired)
Nice spa facility with swimming pool, sauna, hamam and jets in the pool
Only strange thing is that they charge guests 10 Euros for using the swimming pool

Room Tip: most of rooms should be equally good I like the ones with the river view
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled on business
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MeliaRia, Sales Department at Melia Ria Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2012

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 would like to inform you that we have available a large number of special programs and promotions that include the access to our Welness Centre.
We hope to welcome you back sometime in the near future and thank you for your preference.
Kind regards and Best Wishes

Inês Ventura

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Additional Information about Melia Ria Hotel & Spa

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:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Aveiro
#2 Luxury Hotel in Aveiro
Price Range: $123 - $166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Melia Ria Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 128
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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