We stayed here for a four-night long weekend. The guesthouse had many positives, but a few negatives led me to give it a 3/5 rating (maybe a 3.5), mostly because I wouldn't be inclined to rebook here.
First, the positives. The rooms were spacious and well-designed. We had nice, large windows that brought in a lot of sunlight. The bathrooms were sufficient for our needs, and the rooms were very clean. The breakfast spread was really good, with good juice, breads, cheeses/sliced meat, fruit, "crepes," and these really good donut-like things. It was a great start to each day. The service was also great, and we got a great orientation to the city on the map and lots of good suggestions for site seeing. The management was very, very friendly.
For the negatives, as other reviewers have mentioned, the noise. It wasn't a huge problem on our Sun/Mon night stays, but on Fri/Sat people were partying on the street/corner/bars below us until 8 or 9 in the morning. The music was thumping all night long, and even ear plugs couldn't drown it out. If you don't mind losing a bit of sleep or are out having fun yourself, this isn't going to be a problem, but I like getting good sleep. The market across the way "wakes up" pretty early, so more noise. You could probably get a room that doesn't face the street, but the ones that do are pretty loud. As for location, easy walking distance, but not as nice/clean as other neighborhoods in Lisbon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ribeira Tejo by Shiadu was once by the river… Actually only the Mercado da Ribeira and the Cais do Sodre station separate the fully renovated building of the Ribeira Tejo by Shiadu from the River Tagus. Most of the tiles from the 19th Century were renovated and can be seen from various points of the communal areas and also in some double and family suites. Take the lift to the 4th floor and simply use the stair to go up to the 5th floor, where you will find the best view at the Ribeira Tejo by Shiadu. There is nothing better than friendly and dedicated staff to welcome you and serve you a delicious home-made breakfast where you will have the opportunity of watching the ships go by, crossing under the 25th of April Bridge along with looking out to the Cristo Rei always on the lookout for any movement. Then, filled with energy you may begin your visit of Lisbon through the neighbourhoods of Chiado, Baixa and Bairro Alto which are less than a 10 minute walk-away from the Guesthouse, or if you prefer, you may also get on the No. 15 tram or the No. 28 tram to Alfama and Belem. Follow your instinct... we are waiting for you ! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ribeira Tejo Boutique Guesthouse Hotel Lisbon