Portugal Beaches in the Top 25 Beaches in Europe & Lisbon hotel gets highest accolades!
The TripAdvisor® Travellers' Choice Awards 2013 have been announced for the Top Hotels, Hotels for Romance and best Beaches and Portugal has scooped awards in all three categories!
As voted for by millions of travellers visiting the world's largest travel site, the highest accolade for Portugal has to go the Lisbon hotel, 5* Onyria Marinha Edition Hotel & Thalasso, which (after just its first full year of operation) came third in the "Top 25 Hotels in the World" and after being beaten only by the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai in Hawaii and South Africa’s Cape Grace, made the fabulous Lisbon hotel Europe's No. 1 Hotel!
Residing in a privileged and idyllic location in Quinta da Marinha (Cascais, Lisbon) 5* Onyria Marinha Edition Hotel & Thalasso offers deluxe rooms, suites and villas with private balconies and terraces overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Sintra Mountains. The 5* complex includes indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, a modern gym, restaurants, bars and the 750 m² Thalasso spa featuring hydrotherapy pools and organic massage treatments. The hotel overlooks a championship golf course and is less than 2 km from the beach and a 20-minute drive from Lisbon’s centre. One TripAdvisor reviewer said: “If you cannot find happiness during your stay here, stop looking. There isn't a better place you'll find. The staff will go above and beyond to meet any expectations you may have. The accommodations are second to none.”
In the Top 25 Beaches in Europe category our beautiful Portugal beaches got three awards, with Falesia Beach in Albufeira (central Algarve) coming in at No.18, Cascais beach in Lisbon was No. 21 and we can very proudly say that one of our favourite spots in the Algarve, Ponta da Piedade in Lagos was No. 22! One TripAdvisor reviewer described the leading Portugal beach, Falesia, as “Heavenly. White powder sand, no seaweed or pebbles and an amazing red cliff background. It's never too crowded”....and another reviewer summed up our Lagos hotspot perfectly, "Ponta da Piedade is a must for every visitor of the Algarve".
Finally, a mention for our Portugal award winner in the Top 25 Hotels for Romance in Europe. 5* The Cliff Bay in Funchal, Madeira came in No. 17 and was described by one TripAdvisor reviewer as "A truly first class hotel in a perfect position”. The aptly named hotel boasts stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and over the bay of Funchal and offers guests an unforgettable dining experience in Madeira's first and only Michelin starred restaurant.