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“Central location, decent value, average room.”
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Hotel Riviera
Ranked #17 of 24 Hotels in Evora
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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40 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Central location, decent value, average room.”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

This hotel is smack-dab in the middle of historic Evora- and it has parking! Unfortunately, to find the place (and the hotel's parking spaces), we had to park our car outside the city center, track down the hotel, then move our car again once they provided us with a map. This was a minor inconvenience for us- but it's worth noting.

Other than the location- which is great, this is a pretty average hotel. The room was a bit dingy and the bathroom was small.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2012

We stayed two nights at the Riviera it was very well situated. The room is a good size, very clean.The decoration is not that great, a little bit old and at the minimum. Breakfast is ok but they could do better.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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SAO PAULO
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2012

Riviera is very well located. Very close to the Temple and the Cathedral. Sorrounded by gift shops and restaurants. You can walk everywhere. It's an antique house, very well preserved, feels like you're living in the past. The ceiling of the rooms is round and covered with ceramic tiles. Everything works perfectly. Good room service, excellent breakfast.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Barcelona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2012

We were just a few days ago, and we found everything was excellent about this little hotel. Rooms are comfortable and small (but not too much), and the decoration seemed carefully choosen. Both the TV and the air conditioned worked fine, and everything was clean and tidy. Common areas were also nice and comfortable. Wi-fi reached all the areas of the hotel.
Continental breakfast was not really variated, but it was fine anyway. Prices were adequated, and the man in the reception was very helpful and nice.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Tustin, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed August 9, 2012

We stumbled on Hotel Riviera in Évora, Portugal, on accident after we left our reserved hotel (ÉvoraMoorsHouse) in disgust with the filth. Around the corner we glimpsed Hotel Riviera and immediately thought it looked nice and welcoming. It was more than that. The wonderfully kind man at the reception showed me the rooms he had available and alerted me that there was a bar below the hotel that sometimes got loud. He told us about the preserved ancient Roman wall that was behind glass in the lobby. He single-handedly carried our luggage up the stairs. We took two double rooms and they were both spotless and roomy. The A/C worked well and the showers had strong pressure. We did hear the bar noise a little bit until about 2:00 a.m. but the windows had double-paned glass so it wasn't a problem. There was free parking nearby and the hotel location was near the Temple of Diana. Highly recommend anyone stay at Hotel Riviera.

Room Tip: I guess you could ask to be on the opposite side of the bar below, but the noise is not really that...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed May 17, 2012

This was our second stay, this time with friends.

It is a comfortable, well established hotel in an older but renovated building in a very convenient location for wandering around historic Evora. It is is a pedestrianized little street (but beware the odd vehicle!) and has 5 parking spaces nearby next to the cathedral (Se’) and for which a small charge is usually made. Getting there was difficult this time due to building work closing the main access and the signs sent us around very tiny streets, but we arrived safely. A good tip for finding it is to follow the signs to the Roman temple, as it is just beyond this and below the cathedral.

The staff are welcoming and will help with luggage, especially helpful as it is rather a rambling building and some rooms are on the second floor. Thus it may not be suitable for those with mobility problems, though our friend who uses a stick managed fine. We have stayed both at the front and back of the building and had no problems, but this time our friends who were at the front, like some reviewers, experienced considerable noise outside till 5 a.m. Hotel staff have protested to the Police to little effect.

The rooms are well fitted and comfortable, have A/C, Wi Fi, TV including English language news, and thoughtful and modern bathrooms. Most rooms on the first floor are larger and correspondingly more expensive.

Breakfast is very pleasanrt and is the usual Portuguese buffet of fruit and cereals, breads, cold meats, cheeses and delicious jams with tea and coffee.

Evora, an UNESCO Worldf Heritage Site, has a history back to Roman times and which can be explored in museums and the graceful buildings. It has a cathedral, a convent now a pousada, an university, lovely squares and little roads to explore, and city walls. It is in the Alentejo, the big grain growing area of Portugal and so has expanded into a larger more modern city.

Room Tip: Some people staying at the front of the hotel have experienced noise from the street until 5 a.m., a...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed April 23, 2012

Riviera is very well located downtown Evora, between the Sé Cathedral and the Giraldo Plaza. It's an old building, nicely renovated and transformed into an hotel. We use it often in our terracottajourneys bike tours. The service is good and I recommended to all my friends.

Room Tip: Some rooms are nicer than others. As a rule of thumb, the ones facing the R. 5 Outubro are better.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Riviera
Address: Rua 5 de Outubro 47 49, Evora 7000-854, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Alentejo > Evora District > Evora
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 24 Hotels in Evora
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Riviera 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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