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B. Mar Hostel & Suites
Ranked #125 of 262 Lisbon B&B and Inns
Reviewed October 20, 2011

We stayed 5 nights in Beira Mar bed & breakfast and we spent a very good time. It's a traditional buiding very cozy. The staff is really friendly and can speak several languages. They were always there when we needed. Also, the bedroom and the kitchen were everyday clean. We had television and internet free. It's in front of the river and at 7 minutes from the underground. There are lots of restaurants just besides the hostel where you can listen to Fado.
So, enjoy to stay there!

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank Thierry P
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Reviewed September 4, 2011

This hostel was in a nice location, our double room was really spacious and nice and bright. The ensuite bathroom was also good. The only downsides would be that it was fairly noisy with other people coming & going, especially as our room was next to the kitchen. Breakfast was fairly basic, but ok!

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank A_and_H_away
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Reviewed September 2, 2011

Amazing view over the river, very nice and couzy. The staff is great and my only complaint goes out to the cleanliness of an otherwise very good room on the 3rd floor.

Room Tip: Loved the view from the 3rd floor
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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled solo
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Thank Amber J
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Reviewed March 18, 2011

The walk to this b'n'b seemed a bit dodgy at first, but don't let it put you off. Beira Mar is a funny little place and is worth the stay. Located at the top of 4 very steep flights of stairs, is the small guesthouse run by some kind ladies, who were friendly and enjoyed a joke. There is free internet available in the foyer, which was great. We had a large room (it had 2 double beds in it) with a view of the water. The walls were brightly coloured with patterned wallpaper and the furniture was cheap and cheerful. Both the room and the bedroom were kept nice and clean and the free breakfast was enjoyable. Beira Mar is reasonably well located, close to the Alfama district. We enjoy walking and so were able to walk most places we wanted to go and we never had any trouble even though we had noticed some questionable people hanging around the street on arrival. Trams and buses are close by too. Overall, Beira Mar has a happy vibe and, at the current prices, is a great value place to stay in Lisbon.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank chise80
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Reviewed February 5, 2009

We stayed at Guesthouse Beira Mar in late January this year for three nights and had a wonderful time. THe staff were lovely and very helpful. The location was fine - close to the Placa were lots of buses and trams stops (can't remember the name!!) As the owners very clearly state, the Guesthouse is at the top of 4 flights of quite steep stairs, so do be aware of this when you book your stay there. It would be VERY difficult for disabled people or those with a lot of luggage to negotiate their way to the Guesthouse. There is no lift.

The breakfast that was provided was good - bread (that could be toasted), plenty of spreads, cereals, milk, coffee and tea. The rooms were spacious and brightly coloured. Our room had a shower and basin in it which was great. We were also povided with a heater which did a great job in keeping us warm. The beds were very comfortable and the room was cleaned daily.

Along with the very steep climb up the stairs, you should be aware that as the Guesthouse is in the 'old town' section of Lisbon, you are not allowed to flush your toilet paper. This may come as a bit of a shock to some!! A bin is provided and is cleared regularly. It was really not a problem at all and you should not let this stop you from staying at this Guesthouse.

  • Stayed: January 2009, traveled with family
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1  Thank KatieLM
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Reviewed August 31, 2008

I must admit I did not spend any night in there, but that was not because of my fault.
I received a confirmation mail directly fro the owners, printed and showed at the reception girl and, when arrived at night in Lisbon after a 2.000 Km trip I received the notification my room was not available because I did not have any confirmation number. The only problem was THEY did not send me any.
Moreover the tried to say they told it to me by phone, but I never phoned them.
In addition they were not able to make me have any phone call (they say they don't have any telephone, even if the give you a phone number to call in case of late arrivals) and their public phone was broken.
I fortunately find the last available room in a cheap hotel, since many others were fully booked, but what should I have done late at night if I was not able to find one?
Maybe this will not happen to you, but if it will. In my opinion these peolple should not be chosen as your host.

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 13, 2008

Charming place! Very friendly, English speaking staff welcomed us with big smiles. They even remembered my request (some weeks before by email) for a room with a view. We had exactly that: a wonderful view of the river and river front (Make sure you specify a room on the front when you book).
Breakfast was very practical and cosy (in the kitchen). The kitchen (with fridge+microwave) was also available for guests' use. The reception also has internet access for guests.

  • Stayed: July 2008, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank sajb
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Address: Largo do Terreiro do Trigo 16, Lisbon 1100-603, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Lisbon > Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #125 of 262 B&Bs / Inns in Lisbon
Price Range: $51 - $92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — B. Mar Hostel & Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the Alfama historical neighbourhood, Hostel B. Mar offers breakfast in its dining room overlooking Tejo River. The centrally located guest house is a 2-minute walk from the nearest bus station The property features double, triple and quadruple rooms with either a private bathroom or access to shared bathroom facilities. Some have wooden-floors and a balcony with a river view. Alfama is known for the small popular restaurants where you can hear the Fado, the Portuguese national song. These restaurants, which serve Portuguese traditional meals, are accessible through a short 3-minute walk from the property. The guest house has an equipped kitchen, accessible to all guests wishing to prepare their meals at their own leisure and enjoy them in the dining room which overlooks the Tagus River. Free WiFi is available in the lounge area and it also has 2 working computers for guest usage. The lounge features a flat-screen TV, sofas and a seating area overlooking the river. ... more   less 
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