Our 2 hotels in Portugal have been chosen for their excellent locations, levels of comfort and standard of service:

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Maria Nova Lounge Hotel, Tavira ****

Our base for the first 4 nights , the Maria Nova enjoys a peaceful location, a 5 minute walk from Tavira’s bustling town centre set on the banks of the beautiful River Gilao in Southern Portugal. Facilities include  an outdoor pool with sun terraces and a luxurious indoor spa and wellness area with indoor pool.  The stunning rooftop bar enjoys  spectacular views over the town. All the rooms are decorated with tiled floors, wooden furniture, and large windows, and have a minibar, satellite TV, hairdryer and an en suite bathroom.

The rooms have either panoramic city or mountain views.  Free Wi-fi is available throughout the hotel.

Tivoli Lagos Hotel****

Our last 3 nights are spent at the excellent Tivoli Lagos Hotel, located right in the heart of the resort of Lagos in Southern Portugal.  The hotel is within easy walking distance of the Old Town, marina and plenty of shops, bars and restaurants.  Its decor is a real reflection of local culture, from the decoration by Maria José Salavisa to the white and blue walkways which connect the rooms, patios, restaurants and bar.   Features  include a spa and a courtyard with sun terraces and swimming pool.   There is free Wi-fi throughout the hotel


Our newly refurbished rooms have a balcony and offer satellite TV and a minibar. Every room also features an en suite bathroom with a hairdryer.