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Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

I can't express enough how great our stay was, after a minor hiccup at the beginning with the room. Food was excellent, staff were very friendly and helpful. Very peaceful which was just what we needed. Only thing missing is a spa space, that would be the cherry on the cake.

Stayed: August 2018, travelled with family
Thank Olhodejade
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Maria J, Gerente at Pousada Ria, Aveiro, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Thank you for sharing your fantastic experience at Pousada da Ria, Charming Hotel!
It is very gratifying for the whole team to know that we have been able to contribute to your happiness well-being by providing Memorable Moments for LIFE.
We are grateful for the recognition and ... we look forward to have your visit in the future to enjoy new experiences that we will be happy to help you plan!
Sincerely

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Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Stayed two nights at this small Pousada on the estuary. Typical Portuguese small hotel with extremely friendly staff. Lovely room with a balcony over the water which gave us a beautiful view of the sea, especially first thing in the morning and as the sun went down. Lots of Cushing available so take your rids if that’s your bag. Lovely pool area and cycles to hire if you wish. Food was good and all staff very helpful. Would highly recommend for a quiet stop off.

Stayed: September 2018, travelled as a couple
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Maria J, Manager at Pousada Ria, Aveiro, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

Dear Wilma,

I would like to thank you for your kind comments and great score you have provided to our team of Pousada da Ria, Charming Hotel!. I am delighted to know that you had a wonderful experience with us. Many thanks for sharing the good feelings on Trip Advisor.

Thank you very much for your time and we hope to welcome you again sometime soon!

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Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Perfect little 2 night stay. The pictures really do not do this hotel justice. Beautiful water, boats, sunrise, crabs, fish right outside your bedroom window.
The staff are lovely and very welcoming and went out their way to provide a great service.
So glad we stayed here. Thank you for adding to our memorable memories of our Portugal trip.

Abigail and Wayne.

Stayed: August 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank Abigail I
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Maria J, Gerente at Pousada Ria, Aveiro, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

Dear Abigail & Wayne,
We were so happy to know that here, at the Pousada da Ria, Charming Hotel, you lived the "time of your lives" filled with Memorable Moments!
This is the good side of the profession we carry with a lot of passion. The entire team at Pousada da Ria is grateful for the 5-star rating attributed to this boat on the Ria de Aveiro shore anchored!
I have totally agree with you: there are no photos that can transmit how much beauty and life exists in this little piece of Heaven, Land, Lagoon and Sea!

Thank you once again and we are waiting for you to enjoy renewed and enriching experiences.
Best regards

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Reviewed 20 August 2018

Just came back from Pousada Ria.
Despite a bad exterior look, nothing fancy, just a usual bad portuguese architecture building like many others, the rooms are pretty nice : well renovated in a modern way, they are nice and comfortable.
The lobby and common areas are not trendy or nice, but ok. It is nice and clean.
Comfortable bed, modern renovated bathroom, this is on the upper scale, especially the views which are really breathtaking !!! It seems you are on a boat or even just floating on the Ria ! Wowww !
The restaurant is average, but it seems there is no alternative in the area, unless driving 40mn !!!! Correct food, good service but the interior of the restaurant room is just horrible : like many restaurants in Portugal, there is NO DECORATION, NO PLANT, NO CARPET, NO.... NOTHING !!!! Just a COLD basic room. Just those cold floor ceramics, white walls and just tables in the middle ! Looks like a manufacture eatery. It seems that designers escaped from that part of the worls. And avoid it for dinner : you are at an exceptional panoramic place but don't see anything at night when the doors are closed ! I guess it is totally different and BETTER for lunch.
The hotel proposes a cruise on the ria (1h15) : one advice, just avoid it; it has ok views, nothing very nice and it is more than boring; most of the people on the boat, like civilized people, smiled and thanked when exiting but were all borred and upset during the cruise. Maybe you can take your grandmother there if she is blind and deaf, she will love it ;-)
For 225 EUR a night, in a portuguese hotel, the rate is pretty high, no problem if it had been a luxury stopover, but the restaurant decor and food, the common areas and the lack of soundproofing (there is an almost 1cm space below the rooms doors) and the general area don't make it luxury : it is because of a total lack of correct accomodation in the area, but it is not enough.
I have to mention a very good level of service and very nice staff, which is a very good point.
Maybe the best accomodation on this peninsula, but at a price which is exagerated, but surely due to the lack of competition.
But finally a good place if you want to come on that area.
PS: if you have insomnia, the views of the ria during the night are totally breathtaking, a total retreat in itself :-) Will go back just to experience this again !

  • Stayed: August 2018, travelled as a couple
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Maria J, Gerente at Pousada Ria, Aveiro, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Dear Patrick,

Thank you for the kind comments you posted on Trip Advisor.

We like to know that you appreciated the location of Pousada da Ria with breathtaking views either day or night, that appreciated the welcome and friendliness of the staff, the good level of services provided, the cleanliness of the facilities, among other attributes.
We take due note of the constructive criticisms that help us to rethink some aspects of the decoration, namely, the restaurant room.
As the promised one is due ... we wait for you in a next opportunity to enjoy the benefits emanated from the fabulous Laguna that makes the Pousada da Ria a shimmering star!
Best regards

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Reviewed 20 August 2018

Delightful
Perfect quiet location, great views, super food in restaurant, and staff who were especially welcoming, knowledgeable friendly and helpful. Well kept and maintained. Nice clean and quiet swimming pool, and good location to explore the area. Biking the coast is good fun, (available at the hotel).

  • Stayed: July 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank AndyC4444
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Maria J, Gerente at Pousada Ria, Aveiro, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Dear Andy,

Thank you so much for your TOP SERVICE evaluation that you were kind enough to post on Trip Advisor, after your recent stay!
The satisfaction of our customers is our priority and their recognition for the good services rendered, our greatest reward.
So, we were very happy to know that you appreciated the attitude and performance of the staff, the food, the service, the cleanliness of the facilities and the tranquility of the place.
Once more grateful for your feedback that drives us to follow the path of excellence.
See you in the nearest futur!

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