Aveiro, Portugal, is one of the most picturesque locations in the west-central region. Many people choose to stay in the city centre in order to have the city’s attractions right on their doorstep, but for those who prefer to stay a little further away from the hustle and bustle of the town, yet within easy reach of all it has to offer, the Estalagem Riabela provides the ideal solution.
Located across the lagoon from Aveiro (Riabela literally means “pretty estuary”), the Estalagem Riabela is just one kilometre from the beach and the same distance from the tourist resort of Torreira.
It is quite different from Aveiro’s urban hotels, offering accommodation in a contemporary residential complex surrounded by extensive gardens and offering exquisite views out over the lagoon.
The centrepiece to the gardens is a good-sized pool area fringed by palm trees, which is hugely popular with visitors during the summer months. Guests love to enjoy the sightseeing opportunities on offer in Aveiro in the morning, and relax in comfort at the poolside in the afternoon.
If you are in search of five-star luxury, the Estalagem Riabela is unlikely to be for you. If, however, you are looking for a relaxed, friendly atmosphere that delivers the perfect combination of urban sights and rural tranquillity, it may well be the answer. The rooms are simply decorated in contemporary style and all offer private en-suite bathroom, air conditioning, television with satellite channels, Wi-Fi and plenty of space, including a cosy sitting area.
In total there are 34 twin or double rooms at the hotel, along with two junior suites, which sleep up to four people, and a honeymoon suite. This is a popular wedding venue for couples who live in this area of Portugal, so it is worth being aware that you may be sharing the hotel with a substantially-sized wedding party during your stay.
Services within the hotel include 24-hour reception, baggage storage area, room service, laundry, dry cleaning, meeting and banqueting rooms, business centre and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. If you are travelling across Portugal by car, there is free parking at the Estalagem Riabela for all guests, and the hotel also offers a rent-a-car service for those wishing to hire a car to explore the local area.
Guests will enjoy taking advantage of the hotel’s maritime location, participating in kayaking, windsurfing, scuba diving and all manner of water sports, as well as simply relaxing on the Atlantic coastline and listening to the sound of the waves breaking gently on wide, sandy shore.
Quintas do Sul
Tel: + 351 234 838 137
Fax: + 351 234 838 147