This is so much more, it is a well located hotell. Ok, you can cook your own meals, bur why? Some of the citys best restaurants are just outside the door. And here is a delicious breakfast, helpful personell, good space in the room, and it is clean. And best of all, it is located in the city center, in the old town and next to everything. Of course you can hear the traffic, but it is of no disturbance. To those who complant about traffic noise; if you don’t want to hear traffic, don’t book a hotel in the center of a city.
The location is fabulous and convenient to so much of what Porto has to offer. My room was exquisite, the dining area, food, wine was lovely, but its the staff that went above and beyond that made my stay extraordinary. They worked with me to plan my days and are wonderful people. YOU, make the guest house a wonderful place. Thank you, Tracy Colorado USA
This was the second time I stayed here and it’s still wonderful! Perfect location near the bridge and directly accessible to all old city locations by walking. Many Americans would say it’s a small space but I’d give traveled in Europe it is quite spacious. The front desk is extremely helpful. Be prepared for stairs - as Americans we tend to pack big. This really is the best place in Porto!
This place is a must to stay at when in Porto. Close to Ribera, nicely designed with all that one needs for a pleasant stay. Staff is very friendly and out mostly helpful. Quite loud due to traffic on streets though.
Things are different right now in the time of coronavirus with many places closed and few tourists. Still, there is a limit to my forgiveness for oversights and incorrect information. Firstly, there had been some communication about my arrival time which was accurately estimated and within the acceptable time for check in provided by the Guesthouse. However, when I arrived outside the building after 2 flights, the train from the airport and a 10 minute walk from the station with my 18kg suitcase (fortunately downhill!) the Guesthouse was locked up tight with no obvious way of gaining entry. Fortunately a sympathetic passerby suggested that there must be a bell somewhere and between us we eventually found it. A sign on the door would have been helpful and not difficult to arrange. It was very noisy in the street with the tunnel just meters away and took several attempts to understand the instructions from the person answering the bell but eventually I got it and she opened the door remotely. An envelope was waiting just inside the door with the key card and instructions. Apartment 7, 4th floor, no lift. Ahhhhhhh. It took me a very long time to drag the 18kg suitcase up the 4 big flights of stairs, in fact I wasn't sure that I was going to be able to do it but needs must. Once there I found that the apartment was better than anticipated. It had been very reasonably priced so I didn't have high hopes but it was close to perfect (except for those darned stairs and a bathroom the size of a mouse's house). Double door size windows on 2 sides and a balcony running right around, queen size bed, a couple of armchairs, good wifi and heating and a compact but functional kitchen area. It could have done with a few more kitchen utensils. It is difficult to whip up much with just one saucepan but that is a small grumble. There was also no TV which seems odd but I don't own one at home either so for me it wasn't an issue. Neither was the street noise that others have complained about because I live in NY with street noise as my usual background static. The bathroom was very, very small with a shower enclosure that required contortions to reach all parts of the body without crashing out through the door and the toilet was behind the outer door and couldn't be reached with the latter open. Small complaints when there was a good shower with ample hot water. On my second day the Portuguese government announced an emergency confinement order banning all travel between municipalities over a 4 day long weekend which stopped all trains and buses meaning that I was stranded in Porto for 2 additional nights beyond what was planned. The Guesthouse readily extended my stay for the same very good rate as the original booking. They were virtually empty but I was none the less grateful for their flexibility. Overall My Ribeira Guesthouse has good facilities (except for those darned stairs) and is very well positioned just a block from the river front and very close to the bridge with pedestrian access across the the Gaia side. It should work really well for anyone who can drag their bag up how ever many flights of stairs is required and doesn't mind street noise but be prepared for locked doors on arrival and no prior information on gaining entry. Once again for the owner/staff - a notice on the door to the apartments would go a long way in making guest arrival more friendly.…
We stayed for three nights and its location was perfect for us. Good nearby parking, small supermarket just steps away. The Bolsa Palace and St Francis Church about two blocks away, many scenic restaurants very close, etc. We carried heavy luggage and our room was on the 4th floor - 5th in the US and we being seniors, it was a hassle. I’d guess that due to the current CV crisis, we did not get service, not even towel changes - but this was not a problem for us.
Our stay at My Ribeira was very pleasant. We arrived just a few minutes before the 8pm check in and the staff member was very nice, treated us to a slice of cake and did not mind that we arrived right before he was set to leave. We had no trouble with noise as others mentioned (because of the proximity to the tunnel). The bed was very comfy, views were nice, and room was very clean. The bathroom was quite small, but not much could be done for that as its in an old building. Since we went in December we got struck with horrrrrible rainy weather but weather is weather, not much can be done! It was cozy and comfortable, but it would have been nice if there was a heated towel rack or something of the like in the room as we had no way of drying our shoes and towels, but that's us being nitpicky! Other things to note: no TV, no shampoo/conditioner, extra blanket in room. Overall a great stay…
The room was so lovely and the hosts were delightful too, just outside to the left of the hotel before the tunnel is a fantastic wine bar as well which I would also highly recommend. Everything about the room was fantastic and comfortable but please note that it’s stairs only. Would certainly stay here again on my next visit to Porto
After finding parking which is not easy in Porto across the river we had to drag our luggage over the bridge and thru a tunnel to get to the hotel. It's very well situated in old Town along the river. Our room was very clean and modern with a balcony overlooking the monastery. Our host was very friendly and informative showed us all the places to see in a map. I only have 2 real complaints about this hotel, 1) no elevator and we were on the 5th floor! 2) the hotel advertises laundry on premises but there are none
TERRIBLE...No words! I had no chance to get to the lobby at first since there is NO WAY TO STOP THE CAR IN FRONT OF THE HOUSE. No help from anybody .. no suggestion from the reception on the way to stop the car for a minute just to download our luggages...just nothing.. HELP YOURSELF! So, My wife and son entered the House with luggages...and even in this case NO HELP. Room at floor 5... NO ELEVATOR...NO HELP. 2 Bedrooms + Bathroom + kitchen... ONLY ONE AIR CONDITIONER far from the bedrooms.. NO TV. The House is in a “Great” position ... just above the tunnel of Porto Dom Luis I.. but guess what..? .. just very simple-old windows that by the way DO NOT LOSE WELL.. so ... NO SOUND INSULATION...it is like staying on the road..UMBELIVABLE in 2019 and for the rate we pay! As already said: RECEPTION ... very slow .. no responsive... FLAT... close to be rude. We just checked-in and checked-out.. everything happened in 3 hours.... NO WAY TO STAY. By the way they CHARGED all the money for the two reserved days... NO COMMENT ... ...thanks for that. Suggestion from my side to all: please learn from my mistake..…