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My Ribeira Guest House

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Rua Clube Fluvial Portuense 8, Porto 4050-206 Portugal
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#59 of 763 Specialty lodging in Porto
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Located in Ribeira, Porto (UNESCO World Heritage Site) in an 1834 building that went through a careful rehabilitation process, My Ribeira GuestHouse has 8 bedrooms and 1 apartment smartly decorated with unic details. My Ribeira GuestHouse offers a new style in accommodation with daily cleaned facilities, breakfast and all the comfort a traveller needs. The attendance by the owners, with their personal experience in the Invicta city offer a truly single and genuine experience every day. The guest is the main character. In the heart of the city, My Ribeira encourages you to unveil the secrets of Porto, fall in love with its history, discover its neighborhoods, explore narrow paths and steps, get to meet the people, know bars and restaurants that don’t show up in tourist guides, taste their wines and delicacies. You just have to step outside the door to be embraced by the river and feel the rattle of the most emblematic part of the city with the advantage of being a stroll away from the main touristic references. This is the perfect place to enjoy the charm and charisma of Porto, where everything, including the beach, is near.
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Soundproof rooms
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iPod docking station
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Mid-range
Centrally Located
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English, French, Spanish, Portuguese

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Jane E wrote a review Nov 2020
New York City, New York458 contributions288 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Room Tip: Only apartments on the 4th floor have balconies
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Cruiser819531 wrote a review Jul 2020
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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.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Room Tip: Perhaps choose a lower floor. Ours was on the 4th floor.
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Meredith D wrote a review Dec 2019
Edinburgh, United Kingdom34 contributions9 helpful votes
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
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Room Tip: Room 7 was lovely with a balcony and nice view
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Bryony C wrote a review Dec 2019
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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
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Nancy F wrote a review Sep 2019
Stockbridge, Massachusetts83 contributions3 helpful votes
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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
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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$71 - $151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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PortugalNorthern PortugalPorto DistrictPorto
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about My Ribeira Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to My Ribeira Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Ponte de Dom Luís I (0.2 miles), Fado na Baixa (0.07 miles), and Lago Artes (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at My Ribeira Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a concierge.
Which room amenities are available at My Ribeira Guest House?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at My Ribeira Guest House?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to My Ribeira Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Farinha, The Ribs, and Viva Creative Kitchen.
Is My Ribeira Guest House located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Porto.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at My Ribeira Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to My Ribeira Guest House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Palacio da Bolsa (0.1 miles), Igreja de São Francisco (0.06 miles), and Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) (0.1 miles).