This was my second stay in Beira Rio and turned out to be a big disappointment. Since my last visit 3 years ago, a swimming pool has been added to neighbouring hotel Museu, run by the same family, and the patio area between the two hotels now features a small kiosk serving drinks and snacks. The money that was invested here should have been spend on maintaining and upgrading the rooms in Beira Rio - the room we stayed in is not featured in the hotel's photographs for a reason. It was panelled in dark wood with insufficient lighting. We were astonished to only find one bedside table on one side of the bed, although there was plenty of room for another one on the other side. The reason it was missing became clear after we had the air conditioning running for half an hour. A big puddle had formed under the AC unit (in the location where the bedside table should have been) as water was leaking from the unit, soaking my shoes and a book that I had left there. We then tried to unplug the unit to avoid further puddles only to find that there was no solid connection between plug and cable, making it unsafe to touch. The bathroom lacked a fan. The walls are paper thin, we heard every word of the lengthy mobile phone conversations the guest in the room next door had every night and later in the night, snoring from the whole corridor made sleep virtually impossible and gave the whole setting the feel of a youth hostel bunk room. While the balcony/terrace was spacious and featured a table and two chairs, there was no way it could be used during the day due to the high temperatures and bright light/sun even in October as there was neither parasol nor shade. Staff, with the exception of one lady during breakfast, lacked the ability to smile and failed to make guests feel welcome. We won't come back for a third visit.