The location is a real luxury, and so is the building. You are within a block of the Douro, in the Ribeira district. This hotel is labyrinthine, as it has been renovated several times. It now has 90 rooms, with old stone design elements mixed with cutting edge solutions, like the glass elevator nestled among the old stone architecture. The reception staff are young and friendly, the decor is modern, the prices are affordable ... what more could you want? The rooms can be a bit small, and you can request one overlooking the river for a small fee. Good breakfast, with delicious cream cakes.