Aveiro, Portugal

Meliá Ria

Fantastic hotel in the Portuguese Venice

In the heart of Aveiro, very near the popular beaches of Costa Nova and Barra, this hotel is surrounded by water. A modern hotel with easy access and an excellent location, where it’s easy to disconnect and discover one of the most beautiful cities in Portugal.

Meliá Ria provides designer rooms equipped with the latest technology. It also has a Health Club with a spectacular indoor pool, sauna, beauty treatments and a fully equipped gym. You must not leave without trying the refreshing cocktails at the Lobby Bar and all the delights of the Do Lago Restaurant, serving delicious international cuisine and Portuguese delicacies.

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Excellent location

In the heart of Aveiro, a city full of beautiful canals

Well connected

Close to the beach, the Cultural Centre, the Congress Centre and the traditional neighbourhood of Beira Mar

Do Lago

Restaurant serving authentic Portuguese delicacies and international cuisine

Superior comfort

Modern, well-furnished rooms, many with views of the estuary

Health Club

With a heated pool, Turkish bath, Vichy shower and fully equipped gym

Guaranteed success

Your meetings and events in an extraordinary modern space

Services and facilities

  • Wellness Centre
  • Banquets
  • Adapted for people with reduced mobility
  • 24-hour reception
  • Restaurants
  • Laundry
  • Spa
  • Events
  • Massages
  • Snack Bar
  • Non-smoking
  • Gym
  • Indoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Room service
  • High-speed Wi-Fi

Find your perfect room


Melia Single Room

Premium Room River View


  • City view
  • Double bed or two single beds
  • 182.99 ft²

With a modern design, this room is an ideal base for discovering Aveiro. With two single beds (or a double bed, subject to availability), as well as a desk with a chair and a comfortable armchair. The bathroom has a bathtub, hairdryer and amenities.

Melia Single Room

  • City view
  • 2 single beds
  • 182.99 ft²

Travelling alone? This room is the perfect place to stay in Aveiro. It provides two single beds, a comfortable armchair, a 32-inch LCD TV and a desk with a chair for working. The bathroom has a bathtub and amenities to take care of your skin.

Premium Room River View

  • River view
  • Double bed or two single beds
  • 182.99 ft²

With fabulous views of the lake formed by one of the Ria de Aveiro canals, this exclusive room has a double bed (or two single beds, subject to availability), a desk with a chair, a 32-inch TV and a safe. The bathroom is equipped with a bathtub and bathroom amenities.

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Lobby Bar

Discover an elegant, fresh and sophisticated space where you can truly relax. Enjoy a wide range of drinks, cocktails, Port wines and delicious snacks.

Breakfast buffet

Savour a delicious breakfast with spectacular views of the Ria de Aveiro. There’s no better way to start the day. Our breakfast buffet offers you an extensive choice of tasty options. Enjoy your meal!

Do Lago Restaurant

With views of the Ría, discover Portuguese specialities with surprising avant-garde influences. You can enjoy a daily set menu, chef's suggestions, dishes for people with special dietary requirements and something special for kids.

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Spa and Health Club

Visit our fantastic Spa and Health Club and discover a new concept in well-being at Meliá Ria. Massages and treatments, hydrotherapy area and heated pool, as well as a relaxation area with herbal teas and fruit juices. A space where the body and mind can recover all their energy.


Meliá Ria makes it easy for you to stay in shape during your holidays in Aveiro. This hotel offers a fully equipped gym among its facilities. It provides treadmills, exercise bikes, elliptical trainers, weight machines, abdominal benches and free weights. The best place to get in shape.

Visit Aveiro

Aveiro has always been linked to maritime trade, fishing and salt production. The city is often called the "Portuguese Venice” due to all the canals that flow through the beautiful city centre, which is also home to the old neighbourhood of Beira Mar and its traditional houses and salt warehouses.

Boat trip on the estuary

Discover Aveiro aboard a "moliceiro" boat from the waters of central Portugal. The city is dominated by the Ria de Aveiro and was described by the famous Portuguese writer Saramago as a "living body that connects the land with the sea like a huge heart".

Try the ovos moles

Savour the exquisite local sweets, chich combine egg yolks and sugar to create magic. This delicious cream is often made into decorative shapes using wafers. The famous ovos moles are unique to Aveiro and taste like pieces of sweet gold.

Discover the city

Tour the Costa Nova and its picturesque coloured houses. Take a boat ride aboard the Santa Maria Manuela or visit the lighthouse on Playa Barra. Discover the Vista Alegre porcelain factory and the Aveiro Museum. And if you like art, the Art Nouveau route will help you discover all the charms of the city.

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  • 10

    Event rooms
  • 980

  • ft²

Discover everything Meliá Ria can offer you. Located in the heart of Aveiro with views of the Ria, this hotel is the ideal option to celebrate a special day or host an important professional event. Facilities, services and a team of expert professionals who will take care of every single detail.

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