Portugal - places to stay in Porto, Lisbon and the Algarve?
snowgirl1 · 22/05/2022 18:09
I've booked flights into Porto and out of Faro. Planning to spend a couple of days in Porto, then catch the train to Lisbon where we'll spend a couple of days then hire a car or catch the train to the Algarve.
Planning to spend the mornings in Porto & Lisbon exploring, then flop by a pool in the afternoon. Does anyone have recommendations for hotels with pools in Porto and Lisbon please?
And nice quiet, calm towns/villages to stay on the Algarve? Caroveiro looks nice - places similar to that would be good.
AuntieMarys · 22/05/2022 18:11
Carvoiero is lovely. There's a MNetter on here who lives there
CampervanKween · 22/05/2022 18:15
We love Lagos or Alvor on the Algarve. Prainha is a lovely complex near the beautiful Tres Irmaos beach at Alvor.
motogirl · 22/05/2022 18:25
In Porto I would look for somewhere near the river, you don't want to be out of town, it's lovely - I highly recommend visiting the port caves, they are cooler so perfect for hot afternoons, lots of lovely little restaurants. I've always stayed with family/friends so can't recommend anywhere specific but they all live just south of the river on the tram line and it's very convenient from there
snowgirl1 · 25/05/2022 22:50
Thanks for your suggestions. I've booked hotels in Porto - now I'm trying to decide between Cavoeira and Alvor.
CampervanKween · 26/05/2022 22:20
Both are lovely. You'll have a great time in Portugal wherever you decide. We're going in August, can't wait. Portimao is worth a visit as well if you have time.
Barkingmadhouse · 26/05/2022 22:53
Stayed at the Eurostars Das Letras in lisbon a few years ago and i would recommend. It was very slightly out of the centre so much quieter but the walk into lisbon centre each day was nice
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