Aveiro city with canals and boats.

More people are discovering the delights of Aveiro and to do this beautiful city justice, it’s a good idea to stay overnight.

To that end, this article contains my suggestions for the best Aveiro hotels, guesthouses and apartments.

Whether you’re looking for a gorgeous palace hotel, a romantic getaway or somewhere large enough for you and your friends or family, check out my recommendations.

If you’re not yet sure why you’d want to spend time in Aveiro and the surrounding area, take a look at these 12 Cool Things To Do In Aveiro, City Of Canals, Salt And Art.

Now let’s get started with my tips for the best Aveiro accommodation.

Hotels in Aveiro

For a charming, centrally located hotel, try the 4-star Hotel Moliceiro. Rooms come in a range of decorative styles from classical to modern, all spacious and some offer a canal view. Staff are extremely helpful and you can start your day with a lovely breakfast! Pick a room with a view!.

Painting above bed at Moliceiro Hotel, Aveiro
Bedroom at Moliceiro Hotel, Aveiro

The modern-looking recently-renovated Melia Ria Hotel & Spa is located in the heart of Aveiro. It offers a wide choice of rooms with views of the lake. A heated pool and wellness center can be used for an additional cost. See photos and choose your room.

Another 4-star option overlooking the central canal is the Aveiro Palace which has wonderful azulejos in the breakfast room. Check availability and current prices

Sofas and table at Aveiro Palace Hotel, Aveiro
Comfort at Aveiro Palace Hotel

Other reasonably priced options include the bright, modern Hotel do Mercado, which as well as having colourful murals in the bedrooms and friendly staff, also organises the salt pan tours. The standard room is a little small so try to get a deluxe or room with a balcony. Check availability here.

Bedroom, Cale do Oiro, Aveiro
Bedroom at the Hotel do Mercado, Aveiro

Overlooking the city’s central canal is Hotel das Salinas. You can stay in a double room with a canal or patio view or a studio with a kitchenette. The hotel has a modern decor and the staff are very helpful and friendly. Check out the prices.

Located in a 1930s townhouse in the center of Aveiro you’ll find the Veneza Hotel. It has 49 spacious and neatly presented guest rooms, all with en suite facilities. You can relax with a drink in the pretty courtyard garden with pond filled with huge carp and if you have a car then private onsite parking is available. Check out the rooms including the Romantic Package!

Best accommodation just outside Aveiro

There’s a beautiful, modern 5 star hotel next to the Vista Alegre Museum , which overlooks the Ria de Aveiro lagoon and has both indoor and outdoor pools.

You can now also stay in one of the old Vista Alegre factory workers’ houses. Choose from one-bedroom to four-bedroom apartments, studios and deluxe Rooms as well as the more traditional room types. See photos of the Vista Alegre Ílhavo Hotel and check availability

Guesthouses in Aveiro

The iconic 1877 Estrela Palace is a building dating back to the 17th century and was once the home to rich merchants. You can stay in a selection of luxury rooms and suites with lovely views of the river and surrounding streets. Choose your dates.

Casa do Cais is a modern guesthouse close to Aveiro’s main canal. The rooms are spacious and comfortable and you can relax on the small sunny terrace. There’s a shared living room-dining area with an equipped kitchen or, if you prefer more privacy, the Cais dos Botirões is located on the 2nd floor and occupies the entire floor. Choose an option to suit you.

In the the oldest neighborhood of Aveiro, Bairro da Beira-Mar, you’ll find Aveiro Rossio Bed & Breakfast. It’s a small guesthouse with an intimate feel and the rooms have a bright colourful decor. Check availability.

Yellow wall in bedroom at Rossio Bed and Breakfast, Aveiro
Bedroom at Rossio Bed and Breakfast, Aveiro

Holiday homes and apartments in Aveiro

Aveiro Rossio View II is a newly renovated 2 bedroomed apartment with lovely city and river views. It is spacious, super clean and tastefully decorated. The host is very helpful and welcoming. Book your dates.

You can enjoy city views from the balcony at Salinas. It’s a very comfortable modern apartment full of natural light. There’s an elevator to the 1st floor where you’ll find a living/dining area and a bedroom. Very good soundproofing considering the central location. Take a look at the photos.

Wall river scene at Salinas Apartment Aveiro
A wall with a view at Salinas Apartment Aveiro

If you’re looking for accommodation for up to 4 people then try Casa dos Mercanteis. This holiday home has 2 bedrooms and a well equipped kitchen. Everything is bright and colourful throughout. Take a look at the photos.

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