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Ribeira Apartments
Reviewed June 24, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights in March and we loved it. We were four and booked the top roof appartment with two separate bedrooms. It means you have to climb a lot of stairs but it was worth it. We had a great appartment with sitting room (with view at the river), kitchen, two bedrooms (one with a balcony on the riverside), a bathroom and a extra toilet. We love the way it was decorated and furnished. As mentioned in other reviews we got a lof of information about Porto, and the refrigerator was filled with basic breakfast things. And we also enjoyed the bottle of port.
Best of it is its location right on the riverfront. You can walk everywhere, and if you don't want to walk up the steep hill to the bridge or the cathedral, you can take the funicular (next to the bridge).
There was only one thing we want to complain about: the weather. I think we had the worst weekend of the winter, but thank God nobody can help that. Nevertheless we enjoyed ourselves very much and next time we will stay at Ribeira apartments, we will certainly enjoy it again.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 10, 2014

The place is fantastic and everything was perfect. Anabela and Joana very caring and helpful with all kind of informations for a perfect journey. If you have a car, they will direct you to a secure car park 3 minutes from the hotel at reasonable cost.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 2, 2014

The apartment overlooks the river and you will be tempted to stay in - not difficult because they give you a welcome bottle of white port, they stock up the fridge and pantry with basics (chocolates, cookies, bread, butter, etc.), and you have very cosy place to sit and relax. But the other good thing about this is its central location - you can walk to most sites of the city, even cross that tall bridge.And it is such a treat to come home to a clean and well maintained apartment.

If you are looking for a good old fashioned concierge, you will not find it. However, you are given a stack of articles about the city, maps, and everything you need to get around. You can even pay for a discounted parking card, since you cannot park on the pedestrian road.

Room Tip: Narrow staircase. If you have a back problem but have a heavy and big luggage, I would suggest other...
  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 30, 2014

This accommodation Is so good I didn't want to review it because I want it to be free next time I'm in Portugal. Possibly the best accomodation I have ever stayed in for the price, quality, location, and high level of comfort. Excellent location in the historic district of Ribeira in Porto, the apartment was very well equipped, even a bottle of port on arrival. The view is fantastic, some nice local stores and bakeries for morning coffee and breakfast. Some great local restaurant also. The walk into town is uphill, the best part of this is your return home will always be downhill. Basically if you go here and don't like it some thing is wrong with you. Thank you Joanna and Anabela. Below are options for a swimming pool and fitness centre review not sure why as there aren't any.

Room Tip: We liked the ground floor room, no balcony but you can open the front door and chill outside and wat...
  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 27, 2014

Sometimes you stay in an apartment and think "that was memorable" but rarely do you stay in a place that is perfect. Stylish, comfortable, well-located with great decor, generous welcoming inclusions, plus invaluable advice. Thank you Joanna and Anabela, we had a wonderful stay in your lovely apartment. We wish we could have stayed a few days longer!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 22, 2014

This is the perfect location, right on the river. The apartment has everything you need including Anabela and Joana who will go far beyond your expectations of " helpful". We were greeted with tea, coffee, bread, butter, cookies, even spices for us to use. We would stay here again when next in lovely Porto. We stayed for four nights. If you are elderly please note that there isn't a lift and the stairs are steep.

Room Tip: We paid a bit more for the river view and it was worth it. Lovely little balcony and amazing view.
  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 15, 2014

We have just spent the most amazing 5 days in Porto at the Ribeira Apartments. The apartments are perfect as is the location, right in the "heat and soul" of Porto with restaurants and port wine lodges in abundance! The attention to detail from Anabella, the owner and Joana who met us when we arrived was exceptional. There is absolutely no question if we go back to Porto we would stay at the Ribeira Apartments.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Address: Muro dos Bacalhoeiros 106, Sao Nicolau 4050-080, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Sao Nicolau
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Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Sao Nicolau
Price Range: $71 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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