Great holiday - Porto - Foz do Arelho
From: "Bruce and Rene"
Date: Wed, 1 Jul 2009 11:48:15 +0100
just to say we had a great holiday! Villa met all expectations,
for us just what we enjoy. Must say surprised how quiet it was
in that area, apart from week enders, had the place and the pool
almost to ourselves, couldn't be better!
Tried a restaurant or two, much of a sameness we think, but you
do get good cooking at very cheap prices. We really liked Foz,
so ate and drank down by the beach.
Weather quite confusing at times, morning misty and cloud then
hot sun, once again just fine.
The Italian restaurant in Caldas was closed during our stay, not
too surprising as we found a bit of Porto closed as well, tried
to watch Lion's game, you recommended an Irish Pub, but that was
closed as well, they must have known we were coming!
Both liked Porto, as long as you are quite fit. Stayed at
Quality Inn at Praca da Batalha (there are 2 in Porto).
Excellently located for most of the sights and the tour bus
stops outside the hotel. Rooms spacious, well presented and
brekkers included , which, again, was generous. If you pre-book
we paid 70 euros a night, good value for Porto, most
importantly, staff very helpful, again just the job.
One small point, I think Rene, my wife, would have liked a hair
dryer, but that apart, as mentioned had a great time at Villa
Bruce & Rene