Hotel Recommendation: Ribeiro Hotel, Fatima, Portugal

When visiting Fatima with my mom this summer, I stayed at one of the most charming and friendliest hotels in the town – Ribeiro Hotel, which I would highly recommend to anyone who is planning on visiting the Sanctuary of Fatima.


Ribeiro Hotel


Room Booking

Let me start from saying that the whole process of booking my room went perfectly smooth and Teresa Ribeiro – a manager of the hotel, who I had a pleasure to keep in touch via e-mails, immediately replied to my messages. My room booking has been confirmed in no time and I must admit that I was very impressed by Teresa’s customer care and service.


My room in Ribeiro Hotel


I found Ribeiro Hotel through TripAdvisor website. It was recommended by Fatima’s visitors and highly ranked as one of the friendliest and affordable hotels in the town with a great location and comfortable rooms for any kind of traveler. That could not be further from the truth!


Me in my room


Ribeiro Hotel’s website allows its customers to check the availability of rooms, their look, prices as well as location and included amenities such as free Wi-Fi, free pick up, breakfast buffet or tours and local activities. You can easily book your room online or send a direct message to Ribeiro Hotelwith your booking proposal at [email protected]. One of staff members will contact you promptly to confirm the reservation.

The room

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Double room in Ribeiro Hotel


Me and my mom stayed at Ribero Hotel for two nights. The room was pretty large and each bed had sufficient personal space and there were more than enough plugs for each bed. Our room was very clean, and was cleaned daily. The Wi-Fi was good and I could pick it up in the rooms. The connection was fine and I had no problems making international video calls.


My mom making herself comfortable


Featuring a flat-screen satellite TV the heated rooms of the hotel all come with a wardrobe and a desk. Also featured is a private bathroom with free toiletries. A hairdryer is available, upon request.

I also enjoyed a charming view from our balcony. I could wake up early in the morning to admire charming Portuguese flowers!

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The atmosphere

The Ribeiro Hotel was extremely quiet and peaceful. We barely could see anyone walk or eat there, which was a huge advantage of our stay. Nobody never disturbed us and we felt very relaxed and laid back. There was a young girl working at the reception – the owner’s daughter – very kind and quiet girl, helpful and well-behaved.

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Inside and outside the Ribeiro Hotel

Breakfast time


Kitchen and dining room at Ribeiro Hotel


Breakfast is served up on the terrace each morning, and it’s a great place to hang out and have a drink in the evening. The whole place is lit up lovely at night, and there was a real nice ambiance about the place.

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We had a sweet bun, milky coffee, some Portuguese bread and breakfast rolls for our breakfast


In the mornings, guests of the hotels can have a buffet breakfast prepared with regional ingredients – ham, cheese, bread, baguettes, sweet buns, various jams, cereal, cold and hot drinks – from simple tea to hot chocolate.


Our first breakfast at Ribeiro Hotel


There is also an à la carte restaurant serving regional and international cuisine. Drinks can be enjoyed on the sun terrace.


Enjoying my green tea in the morning


Breakfast is included in the room rate and served each morning at the Hotel. The hotel’s in-house à la carte restaurant serves traditional Portuguese meals.

Included Amenities & Extras

  • Bar / Lounge – Bar, Breakfast in the room, Restaurant (à la carte), Restaurant (buffet), Snack bar, Special diet menus (on request).

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  • Free Breakfast.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) – WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
  • Free Parking – Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Room Service.
  • Wheelchair access.


  • Car hire.
  • Shuttle service (surcharge), airport shuttle (surcharge).
  • Bike rental.
  • 24-hour front desk, tour desk, ticket service.
  • TV area.


  • Laundry, dry cleaning, ironing service, daily maid service, fax/photocopying.
  • Facilities for disabled guests, lift, heating, allergy-free room, non-smoking throughout.
  • Language spoken: English, Portuguese, Spanish.



I absolutely loved Ribeiro Hotel’s location as it is situated a 10-minute walk from the Sanctuary of Fatima. The centre of Fátima is a 3-minute drive from the unit so we could walk there each morning and save money on local transportation. We could easily get to any sightseeing point on foot and Portela International Airport is a 65-minute drive from Ribeiro Hotel.

Full address: Rua Francisco Marto, 2495-448 Fatima, Portugal.

Contact details


Telephone: 249 531 112.

Fax:249 533 335.

E-mail: [email protected]



Sum up

Me and my mom had a very pleasant stay at Ribeiro Hotel. We loved our room which was extremely comfy and cozy, delicious breakfast and helpful staff members. I definitely recommend this place to anyone who is planning on visiting Fatima in the near future. The prices are reasonable so everyone (including budget travelers) can afford it!

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  • Mike August 21, 2014, 3:35 pm

    I’m so glad you and your mom had such a wonderful time, Agness! Free breakfast? Do I have to warn them ahead of time with what a big eater I am? Ha, ha. Sounds great, our friend! :)

    • Agness Walewinder August 24, 2014, 11:32 am

      The breakfast costed us 5 euros for two people. It was not free, but extremely affordable.

      • Mike August 25, 2014, 6:19 am

        I guess I interpreted it as being free since it’s included in the room rate :)

      • Agness Walewinder August 25, 2014, 4:42 pm


  • Franca August 21, 2014, 8:17 pm

    I’m not planning to go to Portugal next week, but I’d definitely want to at some point so it’s good to know where to stop to have a comfortable stay without braking the bank. Cheers! :)

    • Agness Walewinder August 24, 2014, 11:32 am

      If you ever make it to Portugal Franca, don’t miss Fatima – absolutely amazing!!

  • KarolinaPatryk Travel blog August 22, 2014, 11:01 am

    this hotel looks great! it’s good to know that wifi is fast, that’s very important for us :)
    were there any vegetables or fruits available for breakfast?

  • RealGunners August 22, 2014, 3:03 pm

    I like the looks of that breakfast. It seems healthy, unlike the breakfasts in American and Southeast Asian hotels that only aim to make you fat and obese.

    • Agness Walewinder August 24, 2014, 11:31 am

      Our breakfast was my favourite part of staying in Fatima :).

  • Tim | UrbanDuniya August 23, 2014, 4:16 am

    This looks like my kind of hotel!! I love “budget”, but not serious bargain basement places – it’s amazing how with just a little bit more money, you can get so much more bang for your buck – great value!!

    • Agness Walewinder August 24, 2014, 11:30 am

      Totally agree, Tim.

  • Anna @ shenANNAgans August 23, 2014, 8:25 am

    Portugal has been on the list for years, but I haven’t met anyone who has been to ask tips on the best places to stay, eat etc. Thanks for the recommendation, and its great that it isnt too expensive too. Brekkie looks yummy, and your green tea cup huge, I always think the cups are waaaay to small!

    • Agness Walewinder August 24, 2014, 11:30 am

      I love drinking teas so my cups are massive!!

  • santafetraveler August 23, 2014, 7:08 pm

    Good customer service is so important and the breakfast looks great!

    • Agness Walewinder August 24, 2014, 11:29 am

      I absolutely agree!

  • Miriam of Adventurous Miriam August 24, 2014, 5:20 pm

    What a lovely hotel. It looks so incredibly cosy :)

    • Agness Walewinder August 25, 2014, 4:38 pm

      It was really nice.

  • Ed August 30, 2014, 4:23 am

    Good to know. Portugal is one of the next up on my bucket list….and it is a long list…

    • Agness Walewinder August 30, 2014, 9:47 am

      Great to hear that. Let me know if you make it there soon. I can share more budget travel tips with you.

  • Agness Walewinder August 30, 2014, 9:46 am

    Why do you always make the same comment all over again? :)

    • The Guy September 3, 2014, 3:43 pm

      I suspect he might be spamming Agness. With a name and website address like that it comes across as a commercial rather than personal blog.

  • The Guy September 3, 2014, 3:46 pm

    Free breakfast and free Wifi, they are two very big ticks from me and a key draw when I look for hotels.

    This looks like a practical and very fitting location. I like how you had such direct communication with the owner which makes the place very appealing and personal as opposed to being one property in a chain.

    As a catholic, Fatima is one place I may well make to one day so this recommendation could prove very valuable. Thanks Agness (and your mum).

  • Lauren September 5, 2014, 12:45 am

    It looks like a really comfy place, and I love the balcony with the flowers!


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