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When traveling around the country by train from Porto, it is preferable to choose a hotel near the São Bento train station, as it is from here that trains leave for surrounding communities of the northern part of Portugal. Express service to Lisbon runs from Campanha station on the outskirts of the city. In Porto, in the direction of the Douro River, is located the now-defunct former City Exchange. The building is now being employed for wine and port wine tasting due to the absence of transactions and trades. It is advisable to book a room in this area. The streets around the Exchange are clean and attractive. By the river, there is an atmosphere of unique beauty and comfort provided by the hotels with terraces on the roof and picturesque landscapes. Rooms “with a view” are more expensive. An amazing panoramic view of the city is visible from apartments of the Shining View hotel. The hotels Citybreak-apartments Patio and the Cale Guest House also offer interesting accommodation options. The ban on the entry of vehicles into the territory of specific streets ensures that tourists are provided with a serene and quiet vacation. The hotels in the area of ​​the main shopping street Rua de Santa Catarina also enjoy a great deal of people traffic. Close to this area you can find apartments as well as hostels which are perfect for budget conscious tourists looking for cheap accommodation. Most of the hotels are equipped with parking spaces.
Photo of Bahia Palace, Vila Franca Do Campo (S. Miguel - Azores) Bahia Palace, Azores The island of San Miguel boasts one of the most prestigious hotels, Bahia Palace . It’s situated next to the coast and has direct access to Bahia de Agua de Alto beach. The main decoration of the vast surrounding area is a huge pool of unusual shape. The hotel has a unique historical landmark, the chapel of the 17th century that may be visited by anyone. This upscale hotel is characterized by very romantic and sophisticated atmosphere, so it’s very popular among couples. Newlyweds will be able to hold a wedding ceremony in the chapel.
Star Inn Porto – Low Cost, Porto Savvy travelers often praise Star Inn Porto – Low Cost . This comfortable hotel is open in one of the most stylish and unusual modern buildings of Porto. The façade of the house is painted in bright yellow shades. Guest rooms are also made in sunny and lively colors. Thanks to an interesting lighting system and numerous mirrors, the atmosphere in the rooms is always romantic and peaceful.
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Photo of Aparthotel Oporto Sol, Porto Aparthotel Oporto Sol, Porto Porto is rich in creative hotels in all categories, and apart hotels are no exception. Aparthotel Oporto Sol is a great example. It is open in a fully restored historical building and is distinguished by quite an original room planning, as well as numerous non-standard elements of the design. In the hotel’s halls, there are big blackboards somewhat similar to the ones in schools. All guests of the hotel are welcome to take a piece of chalk and write their message or feedback, or simply put an autograph. The relaxation area on the ground floor is worth visiting as it has a very unusual design. The entrance is decorated with an old stone arc, and the extensive reconstruction hasn’t touched old stone walls that travelers still can see at the hotel. Aparthotel Oporto Sol looks more like a classic country house, which rooms are decorated with skillfully made wooden furniture and beautiful elements of décor.
Photo of Quinta De Santana, Rabo de Peixe Quinta De Santana, Azores Travelers who have long dreamed of spending a few days at the old farm would enjoy an opportunity to stay at Quinta De Santana . The hotel provides fully equipped individual villas surrounded by a vast orchard. Guests of Quinta De Santana hotel have access to all the charm of a country holiday. There is a large playground for children, a terrace with a barbecue zone and lots of wonderful places for a picnic. Hotel guests will be able to see how bananas and passion fruit are grown, walk among exotic flower beds and relax at the cozy lounge by the fireplace.
Photo of Hotel da Música, Porto Hotel da Música, Porto Hotel da Música is one of the most elegant and romantic thematic hotels of the city. As one can guess from its name, the design of the hotel is dedicated to music, not modern music but the classic one. The interiors are decorated with such interesting items as portraits of outstanding composers and old musical instruments. In guest rooms, there are beautiful table lamps with lamp shades being supported by shiny G clefs. Walls also have thematic patterns – music notes. The location is another advantage of this wonderful hotel. Hotel da Música is open in the same building with Mercado Bom Sucesso, a famous and popular food market. The hotel’s restaurant, Bom Sucesso, offers an exclusive service for its guests. They can go to the market and buy the food they like, and then a chef will cook meals out of these products by an individual order.
Photo of Solar Do Conde, Capelas (S.Miguel-Açores) Solar Do Conde, Azores Those looking for rest in unusual places can experience hospitality of Solar Do Conde hotel located in Capelas. It occupies the unique 17th-century building, which is one of the outstanding architectural attractions of the archipelago, and has its own botanical garden. A collection of plants in the garden is incredibly extensive. Guests can go exploring ancient trees and tropical flowers at any time. Luxury tents are mounted right in the garden among unique plants; restaurant’s tables are served in the shade of old trees at the request of customers. However, features of the hotel aren’t limited to the botanic garden, as its walls house an amazing collection of antique furniture and paintings.
Photo of Fontinha House, Porto Fontinha House, Porto Travelers, who want to stay in unusual hotels, will like Fontinha House as they will have an opportunity to spend several days in an old stone house, the look of which hasn’t changed many years. The fully equipped and comfortable house can provide space for only five travelers at most. Beautiful finishing and handmade wooden furniture are the main peculiarities and advantages of the design of Fontinha House. The hotel still has the original stone walls and a beautiful relaxation area with a fireplace. Fontinha House comes with a small modern kitchen that has everything needed, or guests can choose to eat outside – it takes only several minutes to reach the lively central part of Porto on foot.
Apartamentos Turisticos Quinta de Santa Barbara, Azores Apartamentos Turisticos Quinta de Santa Barbara located on the island of San Miguel is an amazing accommodation place. Unlike many apartment complexes it doesn’t offer traditional stone villas. The complex consists of very nice modern houses with white facade and a bright green roof. Each of these houses has sliding glass doors opening to a small veranda. Apartments are designed in black and white; all six houses are surrounded by the lush tropical garden. Among other features it’s worth noting the upscale spa occupying a separate building and decorated in the original style.
Casa Do Carvalhido, Porto The small Casa Do Carvalhido is a wonderful and inimitable place. It’s a perfect place to stay for travelers who visit the city in warmer months. The hotel is open in a charming old mansion that can simultaneously accept up to 6 guests. It is made in a classic contemporary style, with the charming inner yard remaining a unique peculiarity of this lovely place. It’s a true masterpiece of landscape art. In the inner yard, there is a wooden terrace with bright armchairs, while the remaining territory is decorated with white peddle. There is a beautiful and very comfortable hammock between the exotic trees, and in one of a silent and hidden corners, there is a brook with a decorative wooden bridge. This magnificent scenery looks absolutely splendid with blooming flowers and exotic plants.
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Porto
Hotel da Música is one of the most elegant and romantic thematic hotels of the city. As one can guess from its name, the design of the hotel is dedicated to music, not modern music but the classic one. The interiors are decorated with such interesting items as portraits of outstanding composers and old musical instruments. In guest rooms, there are beautiful table lamps with lamp shades being supported by shiny G clefs. Walls also have thematic patterns – music notes. The location is another … Read more
Azores
Travelers who have long dreamed of spending a few days at the old farm would enjoy an opportunity to stay at Quinta De Santana. The hotel provides fully equipped individual villas surrounded by a vast orchard. Guests of Quinta De Santana hotel have access to all the charm of a country holiday. There is a large playground for children, a terrace with a barbecue zone and lots of wonderful places for a picnic. Hotel guests will be able to see how bananas and passion fruit are grown, walk among … Read more

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