Rio Art Hotel
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Rio Art Hotel

Avenida Luisa Todi 117, Setubal 2900-461 Portugal
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4.5
#1 of 17 hotels in Setubal
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.

Rio Art Hotel is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Setubal, offering a quirky environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Nearby landmarks such as Church of Saint Julian (0.1 mi) and Praça do Bocage (0.1 mi) make Rio Art Hotel a great place to stay when visiting Setubal.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer air conditioning, a minibar, and a desk, and you can stay connected during your stay as Rio Art Hotel offers guests free wifi.

The hotel features 24 hour front desk, baggage storage, and newspaper. Plus, Rio Art Hotel offers free breakfast, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day. For guests with a vehicle, street parking is available.

If you’re looking for an Italian restaurant, consider a visit to Restaurant Pizzaria Anexo, Kefish, or Restaurante Rodizio Pirates Bay, which are all conveniently located a short distance from Rio Art Hotel.

Looking to explore? Then look no further than Fort of São Filipe (1.0 mi), Casa da Baía – Centro de Promoção Turística (0.4 mi), and Estuario do Sado Nature Reserve (0.1 mi), which are some popular Setubal attractions – all conveniently located within walking distance of the hotel.

Enjoy your stay in Setubal!

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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Street parking
Wifi
Shared lounge / TV area
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Telephone
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Italian and 1 more

Location

Avenida Luisa Todi 117, Setubal 2900-461 Portugal
Name/address in local language
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Grade: 93 out of 100
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Lisboa Airport
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Josee L wrote a review Oct 2023
Gatineau, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tamsin V wrote a review June 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is on the main drag but not noisy - we had a room on the street side. There is loads of free parking very close by. The location is excellent - close to the old town where there are a huge number of really good restaurants.

Our room was close to the breakfast area. It was a decent size with a coffee machine, a fridge and there was also a complimentary bottle of water and half a bottle of red wine. The bathroom was compact but the shower was a good size.

The staff were very friendly and helpful and suggested areas to visit and place to eat.

The breakfast was fine although the tables for two were a bit small if you ordered a lot of the choices. We were happy with some rolls, orange juice, tea and some bacon and scrambled eggs. The latter were cold and I guess had been cooked some time before and just ladled on to the serving plates, as due to Covid restrictions , there was no buffet. You could also have fresh fruit, yoghurt and plates of cold meats and cheeses which looked very nice.

We really enjoyed our first visit to Setubal ( it was a convenient stopping off point for travel between Lisbon airport and our home to the Algarve). We plan to return to do more exploring and wouldn't hesitate to stay at the Rio Art Hotel again.
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Date of stay: June 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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alittletoolate wrote a review June 2024
Doncaster, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
set in a good location for exploring what setubal has to offer,you will be met by friendly and helpful staff that are not only willing to help and advise,you also get a complimentary drink and map of setubal which turned out to be helpful.
there is no lift but staff are more than willing to help if you want.
my room was on a corner and large,bright,had high ceilings and designed very tastefully and had a t.v,air-con,mini fridge,free safety deposit box,bottled water,coffee machine and i got a free bottle of wine,throw in good storage space and a modern bathroom with a great shower and this hotel has a lot going for it and one i wouldn't hesitate to recommend.
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Date of stay: June 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: although there's life in the old dog yet,if you struggle with luggage just ask a member of...
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Dat H wrote a review Sept 2021
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The Hotel occupies a beautiful building within a few minutes just about everything you need. The young lady on reception was outstanding. Most of the staff were genuinely polite. The whole place is kept spotless with Arty decor and lists of free extras.
Only problem was unreasonable ( Wi-fi ) which may seem petty but when needing reliable internet for ( locator forms and flow test ) before exiting it needs to be 100% and it wasn’t
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Veronica P wrote a review June 2022
Seattle, Washington
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The staff was wonderful. The breakfast and amenities were generous and delicious. The staff was professional, friendly, and helpful. The room was stylish, spacious, comfortable, complete with coffee machine and coffee capsules, water, wine, traditional dessert, all complimentary. Our room was dedicated to a local poet and really beautiful. In short, everything was magnificent.
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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cookingkate500 wrote a review Aug 2023
United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A beautiful independent hotel in the centre of Setubal.
Here you will get an exceptional, personalised, experience, where nothing is too much bother for the staff.

We were welcomed with a delicious, complimentary, glass of Moscatel upon arrival to the hotel.
I personally received detailed guidance regarding the best local places to visit, where to eat and information regarding gastronomic specialties of the area- which I loved.

One member of staff knew that our family enjoyed lots of coffee and made sure that our rooms were always topped up, without even having to ask.

Bedrooms are clean, stylish, and comfortable. There are lots of beautiful communal rooms furnished with armchairs and reading materials.

Don’t hesitate to book this place if you’re coming to Setubal. You won’t regret it.
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: This is just by the sea. A wonderful market is just a few minutes walk down the road .lots of...
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edelweiss23 wrote a review Sept 2023
Buderim, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Rio Art Hotel is an absolute gem: beautifully decorated in an old renovated home with amazing rooms, each one different in decor, modern art Portuguese style. Taste and skill by the owners and operated by wonderful staff members who all get along, have fun and mainly provide excellent service to us, their clients, spoil us, serve a fabulous breakfast, look after us with help for sights, restaurants, outings etc. Nothing is ever difficult for them. You get the feeling that they become your best friends.
The rooms have good space, the bed is comfortable, the bathroom generous.
The outstanding staff dedication to clients and their sense of humour are just so delightful that the only thing you want to do is coming back!
Well done team! I will be back.
Mariana Amar
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Talk to staff for any info you need/want
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Galina R wrote a review Apr 2022
Ventura, California
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our second time at Rio Art Boutique Hotel! We love staying here and exploring everything Setubal has to offer! The rooms are clean and equipped with everything you need. Their staff is super friendly, polite and welcoming! We also enjoy complimentary tastings of local muscatel and vino. Can’t forget their tasty breakfast buffet! 😁 Muito Obrigada! ❤️
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Leslie S wrote a review July 2023
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The price they quote you is for single rooms even if it is written 2 people in the double room! There response is that they know it is not correct but it is the decision of their boss. So accept it or find a new hotel. Total scam !!! Do not book this hotel.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Never book this hotel unless you want to pay more than your quote !
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Ninewinds wrote a review May 2022
Haslemere, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here recently for just one night, passing through. Family run place in centre of a pleasant town off the tourist trail. Made to feel welcome immediately from walking through the door, with some nice personal touches. Rooms are nice. Breakfast is good. There is free overnight parking outside on the street. Some interesting characters hanging around outside in the area but no problem leaving an expensive car outside overnight. I recommend you stay here.
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Date of stay: March 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Roberta C asked a question Dec 2019
Halifax, Canada7 contributions1 helpful vote
What is the difference between a superior room and a premium room other than price?
Answer from AlbertoCoimbra
Rio de Janeiro, RJ233 contributions85 helpful votes
The mains differences are the size and location of the room. Those who face the street have probably noise during the night. But nothing that could really annoy anyone. Once the windows are closed, everything is fine.
beaway24 asked a question Apr 2017
Calgary, Canada78 contributions72 helpful votes
Hello, can you please tell me the details about parking? Thank you rob
Answer from AlbertoCoimbra
Rio de Janeiro, RJ233 contributions85 helpful votes
You could have parking on the streets that are pretty safe or you could use the parking they have some kind of agreement to give you free parking at a walking distance.
Gpv P asked a question July 2017
2 contributions
Admiten mascotas
Answer from infoH7145CC
Setubal, Portugal
Muchas gracias por ontato. En el Rio Art no se permite la entrada de mascotas. Saludos Cordiales, Equipo Rio Art
pascalluxe asked a question May 2017
Paris, France1 contribution
what time is the breakfast?
Answer from Jose D
1,172 contribution363 helpful votes
A partir de 7h00 sans problème merci
alittletoolate wrote a tip June 2024
Doncaster, United Kingdom3,272 contributions100 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"although there's life in the old dog yet,if you struggle with luggage just ask a member of staff(no lift)"
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James W wrote a tip May 2024
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Setubal isn’t a big tourist destination which we liked, but there is plenty to keep you busy for a day or so and the desk will help. "
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edelweiss23 wrote a tip Sept 2023
Buderim, Australia34 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Talk to staff for any info you need/want"
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cookingkate500 wrote a tip Aug 2023
United Kingdom53 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"This is just by the sea. A wonderful market is just a few minutes walk down the road .lots of shops and supermarkets nearby. "
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Leslie S wrote a tip July 2023
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Never book this hotel unless you want to pay more than your quote !"
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PRICE RANGE
AU$223 - AU$251 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
RIO Art Guesthouse
LOCATION
PortugalAlentejoSetubal DistrictSetubal
NUMBER OF ROOMS
23
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rio Art Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Rio Art Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Mercado do Livramento (0.2 km), Avenida Luisa Todi (0.2 km), and Praça do Bocage (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Rio Art Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and dry cleaning.
Which room amenities are available at Rio Art Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Rio Art Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Rio Art Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rio Art Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Due Fratelli Ristorante, Restaurante Charroco, and Carnes do Convento.
Is Rio Art Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Setubal.
Are any cleaning services offered at Rio Art Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Rio Art Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Rio Art Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Casa das Quatro Cabecas (0.5 km), Iglesia de San Pedro (5.0 km), and Ladeira da Porta do Sol (0.4 km).
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