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Review of Ribeira Tejo by Shiadu

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Ribeira Tejo by Shiadu
Ranked #20 of 229 Lisbon B&B and Inns
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Imperia, Italy
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255 reviews
40 hotel reviews
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“Loved it all!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2012

The location is great and the area will certainly look great once they finish paving part of the street. Don't be turned off by the entrance and the homeless people outside. hey won't bother you and it is safe. Once you enter the guesthouse, everything is tastefully decorated and the rooms feature azulejos all around the room.

The hosts and the whole team are extremely helpful and friendly.

Breakfast is amazing!

If you are a light sleeper, it may not be the right guesthouse for you as it tends to be noisy, specially on weekends. That said, all the rooms have double pained.

Try it...you'll love it!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2012

The rooms were cute. My husband and I had a very small room that looked out to a brick wall. We thought that our friends got the better deal as they had a street view and a much bigger room. As it turned out though, we were the lucky ones as our room was quiet and we were able to sleep. Our friends were awake all night because of the partying (and this was only a thursday night) in the street down below. They partied until 7:00am. The staff were good, the food was good. The place was clean. The bed was fine. I wouldn't go back, but it was okay.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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San Francisco, California
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23 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2012

I stayed at Ribeira for three nights and love it! Ribeira Tejo is a 15-room guesthouse in Cais do Sodre neighborhood, which gives you access to metro, bus, trams and train to Cascais. The streets may look dark and shady, but I had no issues when I was there. The room is nicely decorated with stylish furniture. You can tell the room is very new and well maintained. I had the room on the 3rd floor. The room is clean and spacious, and comes with free wifi.

I'm very impressed with the hospitality of the staff team. I arrived around 11.30 pm, but I was happy that someone was waiting for me on the fifth floor (you just need to ring the bell). For a small guesthouse, you'll never know what's going to happen. Make sure you tell the staff what time you plan to arrive. Upon arrival, I received a welcome package (maps with local recommendations, attractions and bus/tram lines). It's nothing fancy but it's full of very useful information. All the staff at breakfast were very nice. They'll serve you coffee and fresh squeezed orange juice. Local crepes and pastries are just delicious. I really look forward to walking upstairs to eat my breakfast every morning.

Lastly, I would have given Ribeira Tejo five stars if they can deal with the noise issues. The guesthouse is located next to a local restaurant which opens quite late. At night you can hear some noises from people throwing trash with empty bottles in the garbage. The apartments have wooden floor. You may hear people outside of your room walking the stairs to get breakfast in the morning.

Overall, I enjoyed my stay here and would come back if I were in Lisbon again. For the price I paid, I think it's a great value for money. Obrigado Ribeira Tejo!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2012

We stayed here when it just opened and had a very enjoyable stay. We found the hospitality to be great for such a smaller type hotel / B&B with reception taking plenty of time to explain the area and provide additional information. We found the recommendations on restaurants great and thought the value for money was exceptional. I would recommend this for anyone coming to Lisbon.

Stayed March 2011, travelled with friends
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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2011

It is a beautiful, homely, and lovely place. Very cute, quiet, and clean rooms with vintage decoration, even on the corridors. The hosts are very very kind people, we really loved them, they know the city very well and give you good tips for tourism. The hotel is well located, everything is near. You can find the bus stop, Aerobus stop, the subway, the Bico elevator (please, try it), the tram, and the ferry (please, try it too) just crossing the street. Breakfasts are delicious. I totally recommend it to you. Near the hotel, two corners waking from the hotel, there is a traditional portuguese restaurant called Rio Grande: go there for dinner. And go to Sintra!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank nlanoe
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Beijing, China
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281 reviews
118 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2011

We arrived late at night to the guesthouse, a non descript entrance on a somewhat rundown street. Our gruff taxi driver commented that sometimes pictures on the website don't adequately reflect the place, and at first glance, I'd say we agreed with him. But, once inside our first impressions were set aside and we were pleased to find everything we expected.

We were treated very well thorough out our stay by very thoughful people. The breakfast was very good for a B&B in this price range, with local pastries, ham, cheese, bread, fresh fruit and crepes, along with some excellent espresso and coffee. The rooms were a reasonable size for the price, well appointed and comfortable. The en suite bathroom (rainforest style shower and sink) was more a part of the room than separate, but this didn't matter to us. We were on the top floor (Tagus level) with a nice view of the river, the Ponte 25 Abril and the Cristo Rei- dramatic at dawn and at sunset. We had seen comments of the noise in the surrounding area but we did not experience any issues with noise- although we were on the top floor. The location of the guesthouse is by the Mercado da Ribeira, in a working class neighborhood on the bottom of the Bairro Alto. While the surroundings are not the most attractive, the location is perfect, a quick 10 minute walk up to the Bairro Alto, 2-3 minutes from the Cais do Sodre Station where you can get the Metro and also the tram to Belem.

The staff recommended a nice local place for dinner which we enjoyed and were very accommodating when we needed to leave a day early due to a family illness, including packing a breakfast for us as we were leaving early in the morning.

In all a nice experience and we thank the staff at Ribeira Tejo for making our short trip to Lisbon a bit more special.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank bjnomads
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Moscow, Russia
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98 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2011

Considering the price quality relation and the location I would rate this place as excellent. If it would be a little more expensive the rating would drop to very good. The rooms are nice but the fit-out is rather basic. A shower mat and some extra towels wouldn't hurt for example. The owners are very friendly and helpful. A bit noisy on the street if you open the windows.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JNKetting
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Property: Ribeira Tejo by Shiadu
Address: Travessa Sao Paulo Nr. 5, Lisbon 1200-431, Portugal
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Region: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Lisbon > Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 229 B&Bs / Inns in Lisbon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Ribeira Tejo by Shiadu 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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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