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Hotel Cristal Vieira Praia & SPA

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Another very friendly welcome and the choice of amenities within the hotel and in the local area was delightful. Superbly situated on the seafront, we watched from our balcony the next morning as the local fishermen hauled in their nets. After sampling the sauna and swimming pool and enjoying a small number of the large choice of breakfast offerings, we headed away, but were very pleased to return to the area a few days later to enjoy another meal in one of the many local restaurants.

This hotel in front of the beach, is a very quite one . you can be in the pool and watch the sea, and the lights give you the sensation of a fairy tail. with the hot water you can stay there forever... The breakfast is very good.

Hotel is great on sea front, and town have lots of good fish restaurants. As usual best thing about Portugal is the staff, very friendly, helpful spoke several languages. However we were on half board option, would have preferred B&B to sample local restaurants. also other guest spoiled buffet with there grab all (by hand) attitude. coach parties of French idiots. Also hotel is next to water park, so would say best for kids not couples.

Very disappointed with this hotel and its rooms. Very outdated, time for some renovations . Very old, smelly old carpets, outdated showers. A real shame for Portugals image. I cannot believe that in 2015 wifi is still not fully functional at hotel crystal.

It is a nice family hotel, clean, having good food and friendly stuff, but the Praia Viera it is a small city, so if you want to stay for more than a few days and not get bored, I strongly recommend to travel in the nearby ocean side cities, such as Nazare.

The location is good, and the staff really nice. Excluding that, we made a reservation for a double, and they gave us a triple, that has not been clean, and has plastic bag on the floor. There is no WiFi available in the rooms, some towels were ripped and to go to the Spa, and we had to pay for the bathrobes... When we were taking breakfast, they turned off the lights and, began to take everything from the tables. Never had such a bad experience.

I chose this hotel for its previledged location right on the seafront, on a peaceful street along the ocean side. The building is a few dozen years old and ins spite of the aggresive salty mists from the ocean front, it is well preserved.But of course the architecture is not modern. Still it serves its purpose: a quiet relaxing place for a getaway weekend. The rooms have been recently remodeled and feature nice pale blue tones in consonance with the view. The matress was very confortable, it must be new!!! The bathroom Was spatious and had the bathtub with incorporated shower plenty of hot water, only you have to wait a few minutes for it to warm up. Do be careful, water temperature may get very high!! The only trouble I had is that the room (as well as all the north wing of the building) lies over the dining/breakfast room, with tiled floor and a lot of noise from the chairs being dragged. Hotel mamagement should either change the pavement of the restaurant or stick isolating felt pads under the chair legs. Breakfast buffet was very well served, had a nice variety of pastries, bread and also eggs and bacon for those who appreciate english-style breakfast. The SPA was not funcioning, only the heated pool on top of it (the SPa is in a basement!!) The heated pool (only to mild temperature) has a nice variety of water jets and hydromassage equipment. I would not recommend using the SPA anyway as it is located under this hot pool and all the noise from the water jets is most likely to create a noisy, not relaxing ambient. There is, in the same premises, a water park and family bungalows (with the mane crystal Resort) for larger guest parties.

Hotel sem pretensões excedeu todas as nossas expectativas. Em quantos e quantos hotéis de 4 estrelas , quer cá quer no estrangeiro tivemos uma estadia muito inferior a esta!!!! Acolhimento familiar, quarto excelente com uma vista soberba para o mar ( aquele por do sol!!!! ) sala de jantar e o próprio jantar excelentes animação qb...e o mar ali mesmo, mesmo ali a pedir que se molhem os pés...fim de semana inesquecível e muito se ficou a dever ao hotel

L'hotel è situato di fronte la spiaggia.Ho alloggiato nelle piccole casettine caratteristiche,ma non sono molto comode.La colazione e la cena sono sufficienti e di buona qualità.Purtroppo nelle vicinanze non esistono supermercati, ma ci sono molti ristoranti.

Otimo hotel com pequeno parque aquatico incluído. Tem um bom TI, coisa rara fora do Algarve, e os lanches são fora de serie. Tem um grupo de animaçao diurno e noturno de qualidade e o hotel fica mesmo junto á praia. Os quartos sao bons mas já precisavam de umas remodelaçoes, em Agosto de 2016 o hotel tinha mais espanhois q portugueses! Mas recomendo para famílias.

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Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located in Vieira de Leiria, Hotel Cristal Vieira Praia & SPA is 9.2 mi (14.8 km) from Sao Pedro De Muel Lighthouse and 10 mi (16 km) from Sao Pedro De Muel Beach. This 100-room, 3-star hotel has a full-service spa, a free water park, and a restaurant. Leiria Castle is 18 mi (29 km) from the hotel, which is on the beach.


In addition to a meal at the onsite restaurant, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.


All 100 air-conditioned rooms feature minibars and safes. Guests can expect to find TVs with satellite channels. Rooms also include hair dryers.

Property features

Guests of Hotel Cristal Vieira Praia & SPA have access to a full-service spa, a free water park, and a nightclub. There's free parking, as well as a shuttle from the airport to the hotel (available 24 hours). The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and tours/tickets. Other amenities at this beach hotel include an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool.

Room options

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Double or Twin Room, Partial Sea View

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Triple Room

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Family Quadruple Room

Twin 4 | Sleeps 5

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

81% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 145 reviews