An inspirational contemporary hotel with an amazing history and background, a new concept and a unique relationship with past.
This luxury five-star hotel is located just three kilometres from the sea and 8 km from the centre of Aveiro, the "Portuguese Venice", combining number of elements form its past, the ceramic industry and presenting it beautifully to its users.
Montebelo Vista Alegre Ilhavo hotel enhances Vista Alegre heritage and the social, technological and artistic importance of the ceramic industry, integrated in a recovery project of the Palace, the Nossa Senhora da Penha de França Chapel (National Monument), the Bairro Operário, the Theatre and the Museum, in a landscape context which covers the Ria de Aveiro.
The history of the factory which gives the inspiration to this modern hotel is worth studying as here they did not juts produce porcelain and crystals, this was a magnificent project of a great man, José Ferreira Pinto Basto whom had a vision and understanding of a perfect society which helped to create this almost utopic work place with housing for workers, school, theatre and a magnificent church and created one of the finest ceramics that was fit for royalty around the world. The museum located behind the hotel is a real journey in time and exhibits the very best of José Ferreira Pinto Basto and his team’s work and must be included in your stay here to understand the concept of the new edition, modern hotel building which is serving guests with 21st century comfort and facilities.
The Montebelo Vista Alegre presents itself as a unique identity and as one of the most complete and original national hotels, combining the universe of the brand to the experience the Montebelo Hotels & Resorts chain, characterized by exceptional welcoming, services versatility and offer diversity.