Aveiro city with canals and boats.

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

To help you choose the best place to stay in Aveiro for your taste and budget, I’ve put together my suggestions for the best Aveiro hotels, guesthouses and apartments.

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.

Over the years, Mike and I have spent the night in Aveiro a few times and visited on many occasions as it’s close enough to where we live for a day trip. We usually choose to stay in the historical centre, which is compact and charming, with plenty of great restaurants within walking distance.

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 these great options.

Where to stay in Aveiro

Now, let’s get started with my tips for the best Aveiro accommodation. Almost all of these are in the historical centre, which means that if you have a car, you’ll need to check with the property about parking facilities. Aveiro is on the main train line between Lisbon and Porto so you can easily get here by public transport and then walk, cycle (it’s relatively flat) or bus/taxi/Uber to nearby sights.

Wherever possible, I choose accommodations that follow sustainable practices, as indicated by the number of leaves (3 is the top score). No leaf simply means that I can’t verify their current efforts regarding sustainable travel but I love the property.

5 star hotels in Aveiro

All rooms at this new hotel have views of the city and guests can enjoy a hot tub and 2 pools. As expected, there’s an elegance throughout this hotel with stylish decoration and comfort. There’s an excellent level of personal attention from the staff not forgetting the delightful on-site restaurant. Book your stay now.

Aveiro 4 star hotels

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Green Sustainability leaf for hotels

For a charming, centrally located hotel, this is ideal. 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
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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

3 star Aveiro hotels

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Green Sustainability leaf for hotels

Overlooking the city’s central canal is this sustainably-conscious hotel. 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!

Another reasonably priced option includes this bright, modern 2-star hotel, which as well as having colourful murals in the bedrooms and friendly staff, also organises boat 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

Guesthouses in Aveiro

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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 of this boutique guesthouse with lovely views of the river and surrounding streets. Choose your dates.

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.

Holiday homes and apartments in Aveiro

Aveiro Rossio View II

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

Casa dos Mercanteis

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

Best accommodation just outside Aveiro

Montebelo Vista Alegre Ílhavo Hotel

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

Over to you. Please share your thoughts in a comment.