March 20, 2017

HF Fenix Garden Lisbon

The HF Fenix Garden in Lisbon is very conveniently located just to the west of Pombal Square (Praça do Marquês de Pombal) and just south of Parque Eduardo VII.

HF Fenix Garden Lisbon.

The rooms are spacious and clean with modern facilities and free Wifi. The staff are friendly and efficient and the breakfasts outstanding. A number of foreign language TV stations are available on the TVs in the rooms.

The HF Fenix Garden stands in a cluster of HF hotels at Pombal Square including the HF Fenix Lisboa and the themed HF Fenix Music.

HF Fenix Garden Lisbon.

Marques de Pombal is the nearest Lisbon metro station and the Praça do Marquês de Pombal is a hub for many bus lines in Lisbon including the AeroBus to Lisbon Airport.

HF Fenix Garden
Rua Joaquim Antonio De Aguiar, 3
Santo Antonio, 1050-010 Lisbon

HF Fenix Garden Lisbon.

March 1, 2017

International Youth Hostel of Lagos

The International Youth Hostel of Lagos (Pousada de Juventude) is centrally located in the old town of Lagos on the Algarve.

International Youth Hostel of Lagos.

As well as shared dorm rooms, the International Youth Hostel in Lagos also offers private rooms. breakfast is included in the price and there is free Wifi on the property. Visitors can also enjoy a common room, book exchange, games room and laundry facilities. A Hostelling International membership card is required to stay.

International Youth Hostel of Lagos
Rua Lançarote de Freitas 50, 8600 Lagos

International Youth Hostel of Lagos.

February 1, 2017

Roma-Areeiro Station

Roma-Areeiro Station is on the Fertagus line over the River Tagus to Setubal and both the Sintra Line (Linha de Sintra) to Sintra and the Azambuja line (Linha Azambuja) north east to Azambuja.

Roma-Areeiro Station, Lisbon.

Roma-Areeiro Station is also a short distance from both Areeiro Station and Roma Station on the Lisbon metro.

Lisbon buses #705, #727 and #793 connect to the station.

Areeiro Metro Station, Lisbon, Portugal.

January 31, 2017

Ol' Bastard's Fish & Chips Lagos

Ol' Bastard's is something of an institution in Lagos on the Algarve, not just for its unusual name, but also for the quality of its fish and chips and craft ale.

Ol' Bastard's must be doing something right as it is currently ranked number 1 on TripAdvisor of places to eat in Lagos.

Ol' Bastard's Fish & Chips, Lagos, Algarve, Portugal.

The menu includes fish and chips, of course, calamari, beetroot salad with the Aussie-version fish and chips, mushy peas and strong cocktails. The fish is hake, by the way.

The staff are super friendly. Check the Facebook page below for opening times.

Ol' Bastard's Fish & Chips, Lagos, Algarve, Portugal.

Ol' Bastard's
Rua Cãndido dos Reis 119 Lagos, Portugal 8600-681

Ol' Bastard's Fish & Chips, Lagos, Algarve, Portugal.

January 24, 2017

America Diamonds Hotel

America Diamonds Hotel is a pleasant, 3-star business hotel right at Picoas Station on the Lisbon metro. The hotel has modern rooms with flat-screen TV, free WiFi, and breakfasts on a top-floor terrace.

America Diamonds Hotel, Lisbon, Portugal.

America Diamonds Hotel is very close to the Casa-Museu Doutor Anastácio Gonçalves and just 10 minutes on foot south to Marques de Pombal Square and Eduardo VII Park.

America Diamonds Hotel, Lisbon, Portugal.

America Diamonds Hotel
Rua Tomás Ribeiro 47
Avenidas Novas
Lisboa, 1050-226

January 8, 2017

Hotel Adelaide Faro

The Hotel Adelaide is not the most luxurious hotel in Faro but it is a more than adequate lodging for travellers on a budget.

Hotel Adelaide, Faro, Algarve, Portugal.

Located in an atmospheric part of the city near the Igeja de Sao Pedro and the Igreja do Carmo with its Capela dos Ossos, the owners are particularly friendly and kind.

The Wifi works fine and there's a large cafe/bar nearby.

Hotel Adelaide, Faro, Portugal.

Hotel Adelaide
Rua Cruz das Mestras, 9
8000-261 Faro
Tel: 351 289 802 383

January 4, 2017

Igreja da Misericórdia de Chaves

The Igreja da Misericórdia de Chaves in Chaves dates from 1532 but the church and its architecture that we see today is mainly from the 18th century.

Igreja da Misericórdia de Chaves.

The superb azulejos tile work, altarpieces and interior ceiling were all completed in the 18th century.

The main façade is in granite and is framed by large Corinthian pilasters, topped by a large pediment with a niche.

Igreja da Misericórdia de Chaves
Largo Caetano Ferreira
5400 Chaves

Igreja da Misericórdia de Chaves, Portugal.