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Great holiday - Porto - Foz do Arelho

From: "Bruce and Rene"
Date: Wed, 1 Jul 2009 11:48:15 +0100

Hello David,

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

Kindest regards,
Bruce & Rene



Hello Bruce and Rene,

Thanks for your feedback. Glad to hear you enjoyed Villa
Apartment Cristina

The apartments in the Moinhos da Costa condominium are mostly
owned by Lisbon folk who only use them in the August holidays
and at weekends, so for most of the year it is quiet and you
often tend to get the pool and tennis all to yourself.

We have a micro-climate around the lagoon, and often get a
morning mist which clears as the day goes on. It's part of what
makes the area popular for Lisbon folk trying to escape the city

Thanks for sending me the name of the Hotel in Porto, I've
placed a link to it in your message.

I take your point about the hairdryer, the last one had it's
plug removed by somebody for some unknown reason, and I found it
hidden away in an upstairs drawer, so I brought it home to
replace the plug. The travel one we supplied to clients before
that went missing, so we've not had a lot of luck with
hairdryers. But I've now put the plug back on the other one and
I'll replace it in the apartment.





Hello again,

had an idea this was what happens with hair-dryers,
seem to have a life of their own!

Thanks again



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