The hotel is well sited up a bit of a hill on the edge of the historic area. It´s a big modern hotel - half the rooms look out over the rooftops of Tavira. The rooms are reasonably sized, though the beds are small. Balconies. There is heating, ventilation (clothes can dry overnight). There is a big breakfast buffet. There is an outdoor swimming pool and a splashing around pool. The reception staff are helpful and friendly. You can hire a key for the room safe at €3 a night. There are internet terminals at €1 for ten minutes.
Downsides: poor internal sound insulation. Room fittings ill-fitting (cupboard doors only open with bangs that could presumably be heard next door, loose light fittings). Cheap toiletries, haphazardly replaced. Undrinkable breakfast fruit juice.
If you are not misled by the 4 *s and get a reasonable rate it is fine. I was satisfied.
Tavira feels relaxing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Porta Nova, located on the hillside of a quiet hill in Tavira, southeast of Algarve, is perfectly integrated into the environment. It has 134 rooms and 3 Junior Suites, all with large windows from which to enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the mountains and monuments. Thanks to its particular location at the highest point of Tavira, the hotel offers magnificent views of the city. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Porta Nova Hotel
- Porta Nova Tavira
- Hotel Porta Nova Tavira