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Residencial Beira Rio
3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Rua Dr. Afonso Costa, N0 108, Mertola 7750-352, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #5 of 9 Mertola B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012 via mobile

A nice accommodation at a little price. Clean and comfortable, located in a good place with a bautiful landscape. Residencial Beira Rio is near to the historical center. The rooms aren't very spacious. Breakfast is rich.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

Beira Rio

This was our third stay here, this time with friends, and, as usual, we enjoyed it.

The rooms on the first floor of the older building and those on the car park level of the new adjoining building have very large terraces overlooking the River Gilhao and with storks flying beneath you. The former rooms have more traditional furnishings and the latter modern decor. We have enjoyed both. There is A/C, TV including English language news, and comfortable beds and bathroom. Sadly, the building of the new, and to us, ugly Museum Hotel next door and lower down the road (and which is run with the Beiro Rio, including being its reception) has taken some of the room terraces’ view of the castle, which is lovely both during the day, and at night when it is floodlit. The town walls are sparking whitewash and these and the bellower – complete with nesting storks - are still visible. The view remains amazing outside in the street; this is a cul de sac down to the river and old ferry area but traffic does use it, so be careful. The new Museum Hotel has also taken some of the Beiro Rio’s former car park but it is fine to park in the street.

Breakfasts are good do it your self – breads, toast, cheeses, ham, cake, fruits, cereal, coffee and tea.

There is a bar and restaurant at the top of the Residencial’s steep street but most of the restaurants are back along the one way street in the big square at the opposite end.

There is a tourist information centre and which links several small museums, the castle (much better and safer access than our last visit), a Roman excavation and the Parish Church of St. Mary Among the Vineyards, a 5 arched church which was originally built as a mosque.

Mertola is a good base for the southern Alentejo Plains and thus for bird watchers. Both the the iconic Little and Great Bustards live there, and the Portuguese are beginning to recognise their importance and tourist appeal

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kingston, Canada
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2011

We stayed two nights in this hotel. It was fine, had what was advertised glad we had a good view of the river.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Trieste, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2010

I stayed in this bed and breakfast with my family for one night. It is in a easy to reach location by car (compared with the rest of the village) and the room in which we stayed was clean and overlooked the river and bridge. The breakfast was basic but served in a bright room with a large balcony. I would recommend this B&B, it is good for the type of accommodation and not too expensive.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Rua Dr. Afonso Costa, N0 108, Mertola 7750-352, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Alentejo > Beja District > Mertola
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Mertola
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Residencial Beira Rio 3*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This charming guest house provides rooms with balconies that offer scenic views of the Guadiana River or of the whitewashed town of Mertola. The Beira Rio has its own boat for tours of the Guadiana River. Kayaks and bicycles are available for rental. All rooms are air conditioned and equipped with a satellite TV for guests' entertainment. The private bathroom is fitted with a modern shower cabin and toilet. Some rooms feature large terraces, others have balconies. Beira Rio have free Wi-Fi. A buffet-style breakfast is served in the cosy dining room with large windows to the river. Alternatively, guests can take the breakfast out to the terrace with excellent river valley views. If guests prefer they can prepare their own meals,free of charge, in the shared kitchen, which leads to a terrace. Beira Rio's riverfront location makes it perfect base for fishing, boat tours and canoeing. Staff can organise this at an additional charge. Mertola's hilltop castle is under 10 minutes' walk away. The Guadiana Valley Natural Park is situated on the guest house's doorstep. Beira Rio Guesthouse also offers free on-site parking for bicycles and motorcycles. ... more   less 
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