AS Janelas Verdes. Lisbon It lacks personality but charming in its own way

Sometimes I just really want to go to a place and take it over because it just has so much potential that I feel is not being used. As Janelas Verdes is something of a conundrum. Its clearly much loved by its clientele which is made up of 50 something and it has repeat customers.…

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Sesimbra in Setubal: Just what the Soul Needed

  Nothing beats waking up to the sound of the ocean, more so when you have arrived in the middle of the night after a flight from London, renting a car and getting lost. Our tempers by 3 am in the morning were to put it mildly frayed.   Our spirits picked up when we…

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Torel Palace: A Home Away from Home

I fell in love with Torel Palace when we f first visited three years ago. At the time there was only the one building, the old  Torel palace with a few rooms and a sensational view of Lisbon. We had reserved a royal suite Don Amelia which is still very much one of our favourite…

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Lisbon. A Grown-Up Love Affair.

I first went to Lisbon about 10 years ago. I knew absolutely nothing about the city or indeed Portugal. Just some vague impression  about the Algarve. I had absolutely no expectations and it was just an impulsive last minute thought  of ‘why not?” I only chose the hotel because of a review I read about…

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