Estalagem da Pateira is located on the western margin of the lagoon at Fermentelos near Agueda and Aveiro.
As it is approximately 5 kilometres from the A1 motorway the Estalagem is within easy access to Porto, Coimbra and Lisbon, 70, 40 and 240 kilometres away respectively.
The Estalagem has fifty six bedrooms and one suite. All bedrooms have television, mini bar and direct dial telephone.
Estalagem da Pateira has restaurant, bar and congress and meeting rooms. The Estalagem’s restaurant has a selection of traditional dishes featuring some local specialties.
Other facilities include sauna, heated swimming pool, outdoor swimming pool, games room and gymnasium. There is also private parking and garage.
This four star complex is very comfortable and is set in a quiet location.
In the 15th century this area was a private natural reserve of King D. Manuel and it was named “Pateira” due to the abundance of ducks.
The area has an undisputed natural beauty and offers excellent opportunities for sightseeing and walking.
Aveiro, in the northwest is unique: it is crossed by canals grandly embroidered with art nouveau houses and spanned by hump - backed bridges. It is also known as the Venice of Portugal.
Here, in colourfully painted ‘moliceiro’ boats, seaweed is gathered in the vast saltwater lagoon. Aveiro is also known for its traditional “ovos moles”, a delicious sweet made with eggs.
The university city of Coimbra is a mixture of ancient and modern. During most of the year the streets are filled with the chatter of black-caped students and the soulful tones of fado, literally meaning fate.
Local festivities in Fermentelos are held in honour of Santo Antonio, in June, and Senhora da Saude in August.