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Trip Report of hotels

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We stayed at the following hotels during our recent trip to Portugal:
1. Lisbon - As Janelas Verdes: my favorite - really helpful staff, lovely room and bath, amazing breakfast in beautiful courtyard with fountain, rooftop balcony to watch the boats float by. I would definitely recommend.
2. Evora - Pousada dos Loios - if I had it to do over again I would stay in a Pousada in a smaller town, this one is so popular that I think the rooms get a lot of wear and tear, and they don't have a lot of motivation to keep them fresh. The location can't be beat though, and the pool is amazing looking out over the town. staff was very helpful and friendly, room kinda uncomfortable.
3. Bussaco - Palace Hotel - oh my if you get a chance go - it is so beautiful and the setting is incredible, and it's just plain fun. The room was so so, and the corridor noisy, but hey - it's a very old building.
4. Porto - Sheraton. Very comfortable, staff was friendly and helpful even if their advice was not so good. My only real complaint is that they nickle and dime you (breakfast, internet, etc.) , but still a good choice for Porto.
5. Hotel Real d'Obidos: would have been perfect except for a smell of sewage in the front rooms - I don't know if this was a temporary problem they were working like heck to fix, or just always there so they don't notice it. room was comfortable and the staff very helpful. It's kinda kitchy with it's medieval ambiance, but I loved the choice of music, and the breakfast was great. The location is good as it is outside the city walls so easier to park, yet you can walk to anything. The room was kind of musty, but that got better by the second day of air conditioning.
6. Lisbon - Radisson Blu - we chose it for its airport proximity which was a good move. They picked us up after we dropped off our car, dinner was buffet style and very good which was nice as we wanted an early night. 24 hour room service was most appreciated with our early flight.

feel free to ask questions about any of the above - I'd be happy to help if I can.

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