Hotel Vista Alegre

Hotel Vista Alegre

At this hotel, you will soak up history. For seven generations, the famous Vista Alegre family ruled here. Their famous porcelain factory from the 19th century was transformed into a stylish hotel that honours its past. In addition, Vista Alegre also includes a palace, a chapel (national monument), a theatre and a museum. The hotel is located on the river just 3 km from the sea and 8 km from the lagoon city of Aveiro, also called the Venice of Portugal.


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This hotel is open all year round.


There are 162 rooms.


Earliest check-in from 4 pm. Latest check-out at noon.


Price from 174 euros.


Pets are welcome to come along on request.


The hotel symbolises the history, art and culture of the central region of Portugal: Vista Alegre.

About the rooms


With modern, minimalist and balanced features, the Montebelo Vista Alegre Ílhavo Hotel grows around the Nova Ala building, which houses the reception, Vista Alegre Restaurant and bars, as well as the wellness area with the indoor pool and Spa Vista Alegre.

On each floor of the rooms in the hotel Ala Nova [New Wing], the production process of porcelain pieces is shown: on the second floor there are elements that allude to the Molds of the pieces, the second floor shows the White Pieces and the third floor is inspired by Decorated Pieces, this inspiration is adopted in the decoration of the common areas and rooms, in the signs and in the hall of the rooms.

The balance between ancient and modern, the guiding principle throughout the project, is achieved by a cornucopia staircase that connects the Ala Nova [New Wing] to the Palácio Residência dos Fundadores da Vista Alegre [Palace of the Founders of Vista Alegre], an ancient building that has retained its original design. The Palácio has ten rooms with unique architecture and decoration.


The Palácio dos Mestres Pintores [Master Painters Palace] has 13 rooms and is located next to the Palácio Residência dos Fundadores da Vista Alegre [Founder's Palace of Vista Alegre] and the chapel Nossa Senhora da Penha de França, once the home of Vista Alegre's first painter, Frenchman Victor Rousseau.

The decor is inspired by fauna and flora, with pieces from Vista Alegre designed exclusively for this space. All rooms have their own theme and are different from each other, and enjoy a more intimate atmosphere, being independent of the hotel's Ala Nova building.


In the houses where the workers of the Vista Alegre factory lived, a new concept of accommodation has now emerged in the Montebelo Vista Alegre Ílhavo Hotel, the Bairro Vista Alegre [Vista Alegre workers' neighborhood].

As part of the project to recover the entire factory space of this century-old porcelain brand, the new one- to four-bedroom apartments, studios and deluxe rooms offer a new accommodation experience, complementing the traditional room types. Completely ready to welcome you, these new accommodation concepts are perfect for families, long stays and anyone who values autonomy and privacy, with access to all the services offered by the hotel.

Our favourite room

We recommend the Painters' palace.

Enjoy a refreshing swim

Unwind by the outdoor swimming pool with bar service with loungers and parasols. Bar service is open from early June to the end of August.

Work out and wind down

Relax in the spa with indoor pool, sauna, hammam, Jacuzzi and even a fitness. In need of even more relaxation? Opt for a blissful massage or treatment. Visit the Vista Alegre museum. Aveiro's lagoon is also worth a visit!

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Food & Drink

Hotel Vista Alegre offers a comprehensive and catered breakfast buffet with hot and cold dishes. Enjoy your meal on the terrace in fine weather. The restaurant serves a wide variety of regional, national and international dishes

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Are you travelling by plane?

Porto airport is 94 km away.


There is a transfer available between Porto airport and the hotel, which costs 150 euros per journey. You pay this amount on-site.

Do you have a (rental) car?

Free private parking is available at the hotel.

Caractère review

Hotel of the famous porcelain factory of the same name with a stylish decoration and an ideal location in relation to the sea and the center of the lagoon city of Aveiro: ideal for beautiful and fascinating excursions!

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