Dom Henrique Hotel
Travel Blogs from Porto
Porto is underrated. The Porto/San Sebastian leg of our trip has turned into a real balls up (or if you are prospective employer or my grandparents, a logistical disaster). As a result of a few minor changes we only ended up with 24 hours in porto, a significant reduction from the original 3 nights/days that got amended to 2 nights/2.5 days. It all …
... has a spider's web of both sorts of toll road around it. To avoid going through the middle, we chose to use the CREP - A41 outer ring road.
This is a beautiful new 6 lane motorway right around the city. For most of the time we had it to ourselves - we could have had a picnic in the fast lane!! No wonder Portugal is almost bankrupt. These 'show roads' ...
... from wood fired pizza, conserved fish or jamon and cheese platters, to sushi, mini francesinhas and cod fish pastel de nata.
... Taylors port had more subtle tastes, & the tour guide was very seductive which gave us a good chuckle here and there. And we also were able to overlook porto via the terrace and garden whilst we were having our wines which was pretty sweet. Then the sun started to come out for the first time so we headed down to the port and just chilled and made the most of the rare sight of sun.
Made our way back to the centre and headed to ...
... point the stories I heard of the Portuguese being rude went out the window.
I arrived at Rivoli hostel, which has an amazing location and great facilities, although the Wi-Fi was a bit weak, the beds were amazing, so much so that I went for a nap at 6pm & woke up the next day at 9:30am. I was shattered to have missed the pizza and wine dinner, but I needed the sleep & with the weather being horrible anyway it wasn't so bad. Plus I knew that with what lay ahead, id need ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services