This hip option is smack in the center of the Ribeira district and comprises two blocks of buildings, some dating back over 400 years. The main edifice is a distinctive yellow landmark where Praça da Ribeira meets the river. Within the granite architecture, the atmosphere is zesty and youthful. There's quirky art in the lobby, cool retro furniture and a riverside bar where you can down a white porto with tonic and chew on ceviche. No corners are cut with the comfort in the rooms, although the deluxe options with sweeping river views have an undeniable edge. The award-winning restaurant specializes in beef and red wine.