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Halifax, Canada

A warm welcome awaits at a very special hotel

Review of Rio Art Hotel
5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed Apr 26, 2024
The staff at Rio Art are so welcoming, friendly and helpful, especially Ana, Deogo, Laura and Andrea, to name a few. The location is excellent for exploring the area, and the rooms very comfortable. No question was too challenging - e.g., where could I post cards - two different options given, both easily found; a dinner reservation made; suggestions on areas to visit. Even though there is no elevator, mobility problems were easily overcome. Parking at a reasonable cost is nearby. We look forward to a return visit and more time in lovely Setubal.
Date of stay: April 2024
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed April 25, 2024 via mobile

Setúbal was just an overnight stay in our two week trip to Portugal. However, this hotel and the city itself made it a very memorable stop.

The hotel staff was wonderful - so helpful and friendly. They really made the hotel experience nice. The hotel itself is perfectly located. Walking distance to everything. The hotel itself is gorgeous. Updated and a Retro Art vibe. The rooms were beautiful. Breakfast was included as well as a welcome gift bag with a small bottle of local wine - such a nice touch.

If you’re visiting Portugal, highly recommend a stop through Setúbal, and especially a stay at the Rio Art Hotel!!

Date of stay: April 2024
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed March 24, 2024

Rio Art Hotel is a little gem in Setubal. Ana, the manager, was exceptionally helpful, from restaurant suggestions to other sites to see outside of the castles and fort. It is a beautifully restored building with delightful little hangout areas and lovely rooms. We had a room overlooking the park on Luisa Todi. Great location and the staff were very friendly.

Date of stay: March 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed March 9, 2024

The bed and pillows are great, very comfortable. The hotel is quiet, secure and has a friendly staff. Recommend highly. The hotel is located across the street from a well maintenanced park. Easy walking distance to everything. Uber's available fast.

Date of stay: March 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed October 9, 2023

Very charming, modern hotel. Each of the wings have their own artistic style, with additional seating/ welcome areas to enjoy. The rooms are spacious, clean and have all of the modern amenities one needs. The staff were tremendously attentive. The personal touch was more like a B&B than a hotel. I only wish we were staying a little longer.

Date of stay: October 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Thank Ryan M
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Reviewed October 1, 2023

Wow! From the moment we entered Rio Art Hotel’s door, it was a positive, warm and welcoming experience. The employee provided info and advice on what to see and where to go, based on our preferences, beautiful decoration, cleanliness, and little gifts (first place to offer coffee and water bottles for free in our room). Comfortable bed and pillows, nice little balcony to enjoy the Setúbal vibe and great breakfast with again, an attentive and warm service. Located in the perfect spot to visit the old city within walking distance.

Date of stay: September 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank JoseeL864
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