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Sintra – steeped in history, cloaked in mystery and wrapped in romance

Sintra – steeped in history, cloaked in mystery and wrapped in romance February 29, 2012 | Hotels, Things to Do | Read More
Half an hour after leaving Lisbon’s Rossio railway terminal the Serra de Sintra looms into view. Lying at the foot of these ancient hills is Sintra itself, whose old quarter (Vila Velha) is possessed of a beguiling, medieval character. Sintra's historic centre - a UNESCO World Heritage site This magical...

Lisbon’s winning hostels

Lisbon’s winning hostels February 26, 2012 | Hotels, Travel Tips | Read More
Backpackers and budget travellers continue to vote Lisbon as one of the best hostel capitals in the world. Listed below are the hostels that scooped top honours at this year’s ‘Hoscars’ ceremony organised by www.hostelworld.com. LISBON LOUNGE HOSTEL Face to face: urban artwork at Lisbon Lounge...

Dining at Lisbon Hotel Restaurants

Dining at Lisbon Hotel Restaurants January 15, 2012 | Food, Hotels, Things to Do | Read More
Some of the best places to eat in Lisbon are located in hotels. Renowned for their inventive gastronomy and impeccable service, these restaurants enjoy an international reputation as fine dining venues. And with many launching new winter menus, now is the time to book a table. Here are six of the best...

Coasting to Cascais

Coasting to Cascais January 9, 2012 | Food, Hotels, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Lisbon offers the tourist all sorts of sightseeing options. But why not combine your city break with an excursion along the coast? A favourite destination is the pleasant resort town of Cascais. This is a great day trip idea. Regular departures from Cais do Sodré railway terminal connect the capital...

Check in for Romance

Check in for Romance December 28, 2011 | Hotels, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Love-struck travellers looking for that intimate holiday hideaway should follow cupid’s arrow to Lisbon. Here are five romantic hotel options to choose from. Solar do Castelo Image courtesy of Solar do Castelo If any hotel sets the scene for romance it’s Solar do Castelo. This charming boutique hotel...

Best Hotel Spas

Best Hotel Spas November 21, 2011 | Hotels, Things to Do | Read More
You can relax and enjoy Lisbon without ever leaving your hotel. Several of the city’s four- and five-star properties offer superb spa facilities where guests can indulge in serious bouts of laziness and undergo a regime of professional pampering that’ll put the ying back in yang and ease the mind,...

Top Five Boutique Boltholes

Top Five Boutique Boltholes October 22, 2011 | Hotels | Read More
The compact and relatively accessible nature of Lisbon’s historic centre makes a stay in the Portuguese capital a very desirable proposition. Alluring and historic visitor attractions abound, and several are within walking distance of each other. Add to this the fact that the city can offer a select...

Sleep for Less

Sleep for Less September 19, 2011 | Hotels | Read More
Lisbon enjoys a reputation as an affordable destination for the cost conscious, and spending less doesn’t necessarily mean compromising on comfort and safety. There are dozens of good quality low cost hotels and guesthouses in the city, far too many to mention in a single blog. So for the sake of this...

Lisbon’s Lap of Luxury – Pestana Palace

Lisbon’s Lap of Luxury – Pestana Palace September 9, 2010 | Food, Hotels | Read More
The rise of Portugal’s colonial conquests coincided with a similar rise in wealth on the mainland. The royal house grew along with the nobles and marked their new-found wealth with a glut of castles, palaces and other royal residences. If you want to experience the glamor and sophistication like the...
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