07th

Manhattanhenge, a unique phenomenon.


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If you are a lover of New York, you must know about the Manhattanhenge. For those of you that don’t know, you’re about to find out.

Continue Reading…

Thursday 7 August 2014 16:43 | Published by Hotelopiauk | Category: Travel News
16th

Get a 10% discount for your next booking!


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We are sending you the last discount voucher of the year. Take advantage of 10% off your next booking with Hotelopia!

The conditions of the voucher are:

* Reservations can be made from today until 31/12/2013
* Valid for stays from today until 31/12/2014
* Discount code is valid for bookings made via the detailed link.
* Only valid for online reservations  

Discount code: N4V113

Take advantage of this discount for one of your Christmas gifts. Click on the following link, and choose your destination and hotel.

Monday 16 December 2013 16:46 | Published by Hotelopiauk | Category: Travel News
29th

Get a 10% discount for your next booking!


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ONLY UNTIL 31/10/2013

Click on the image, type the code in the booking form and get your 10% discount

Conditions

*For reservations effective today until 31/10/2013

*For stays from today until 31/12/2013

*Code valid for reservations made from this link.

*The code is valid for paid bookings made on the web site

Code: 3U7C0

Tuesday 29 October 2013 10:12 | Published by Hotelopiauk | Category: Travel News
26th

The Atlantic Festival, Maderia


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The Atlantic Festival runs every Saturday until 29 June, and is an important event that combines entertainment and culture.

This festival presents high-quality classical music at some of the region’s most emblematic venues, such as Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias, Casa das Mudas in Calheta and a number of churches.

The Festival has acquired even greater artistic importance with the introduction in recent years of the International Fireworks Competition, in which contestants organise firework displays to accompany the music every Saturday during the month of June. Take advantage of this opportunity to come and visit Madeira when it is in festive mood.

Wednesday 26 June 2013 12:47 | Published by Andrea | Category: Travel News
13th

Get a 10% discount for your next booking!


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ONLY UNTIL 30/06/2013

Click on the image, type the code in the booking form and get your 10% discount

Conditions

*For reservations effective today until 30/06/2013

*For stays from today until 31/12/2013

*Code valid for reservations made from this email

*The code is only valid for bookings paid for online

Code: 5OMN15

Thursday 13 June 2013 17:18 | Published by Andrea | Category: Hotelopia Promotions
21st

A shot in the ocean


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With around 30 high-class courses, the Algarve is visited by golfers from all over the world.

The many hours of sunshine allow golfers to play late into the evening, and the fabulous climate makes this region a golfing destination throughout the year.

In the Algarve, the quality of the fairways comes highly commended. The greens were designed by respected names, such as Henry Cotton, Rocky Roquemore or Arnold Palmer, and provide a great challenges and quality golfing. So go with the flow and give wing to your swing on flat or rough courses, almost always with the ocean as a backdrop.

With degrees of difficulty, many of the greens are on the international circuit, regularly hosting important competitions. Get acquainted with courses, such as San Lorenzo and the Old Course in Vilamoura, ranking among the best in Europe.

If you’re still not satisfied with your swing, improve it at an Academy. Some of the most popular include David Leadbetter in Carvoeiro,  the Alto Golfe (Portimão) and at the Vila Sol (Vilamoura). After the game, socialise in friendly clubhouses.

Supplement your golfing experience in the Algarve, by getting to know the region. Swim in warm, calm water and indulge in water sports. At night, place a bet in the casino or visit the beach bars.  Plus take the opportunity to get to know our excellent cuisine and wines.

Tuesday 21 May 2013 15:57 | Published by Andrea | Category: Hotelopia Promotions
26th

From Sintra to the Sea


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Make the most of a trip to Lisbon with so much to see, from Sintra to the sea..

Begin your trip in Sintra, one of the most magical places in   Portugal, and fill your lungs with the fresh mountain air, exploring the parks of Monserrate and  da Pena.
Discover the streets filled with old houses and small palaces that spread over the hillside and the Palácio da Vila, with its huge conical chimneys forming the predominant feature of the town’s historic centre. Travel through history by wandering through the different rooms of this marvelous building and see a beautiful and important set of Mudejar “azulejos”. Continue Reading…

Friday 26 April 2013 13:26 | Published by Andrea | Category: Hotelopia Promotions
25th

This is the Alentejo


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Golden plains that disappear out of sight combine with the sun and the heat to impose their own slow, steady rhythm. This is the Alentejo. Inland, the vast golden wheat fields undulate in the wind; along the coast, un-spoilt beaches appear rugged and unexplored.

In Alentejo, the brute force of the land dictates the march of time.  Perhaps this is why the region’s culture has its own particular character. Just visit Évora and discover its Roman roots and the delightful charm and heritage to understand why the city has been classified as a World Heritage Site. Also check out the Diana temple  and some of the city’s churches to understand the history.

But don’t travel northwards or southwards without exploring the region’s coastline. There the landscape consists  high sheer cliffs sheltering tiny beaches which are truly spectacular.

Monday 25 March 2013 11:12 | Published by Andrea | Category: General Tourism
26th

The Azores


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Think of a place to the west, where the nature and vegetation are pure and untouched, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

Do you know where we’re talking about? The answer is the Azores, which offers you this and much more besides.

The Azores are nine different islands of adventure, nine delightful surprises. You can see dolphins and whales frolicking in the sea or volcanic landscapes covered in green. Then there are the stunning, lilac-coloured hydrangeas that provide hedges for the meadows; the blue and green lakes; the craters of extinct volcanoes and the steam rising from the land. The volcanic activity here means that you can even have your meal cooked under the ground!

Inland you can go mountain climbing and walking through the countryside. Or you can stick to the coast and go diving and swimming.  In fact, it’s probable that you’ll be totally enchanted by the Azores.

Tuesday 26 February 2013 18:15 | Published by Andrea | Category: Travel News
19th

Get to know Lisbon’s historical quarters


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Alfama is one of the oldest quarters in Lisbon. It has maintained its Arab structure, with its labyrinthine streets, courtyards and lanes. The Sé (Cathedral) is wonderful, and the Feira da Ladra (flea market) also takes place here.

Next to Alfama are the quarters of Castelo and of Mouraria. Throughout the month of June, during the Santos Populares (Patron Saints) celebrations, these quarters are packed with music, dancing and food.

Bairro Alto is today one of the city’s most animated quarters, with trendy bars, restaurants and shops.

Chiado is one of the city’s most attractive quarters.

It has long been a cultural hot spot, something illustrated by its theatres, literary cafés (like A Brasileira), antique bookstores and the Museu do Chiado (Chiado Museum).

Bica, another of Lisbon’s historical quarters, has been home to the Bica lift since 1892, which passes between lines of houses situated on a street where the pavements are actually tiny, narrow stairways.

The Baixa (downtown), rebuilt by the Marquis of Pombal following the 1755 earthquake, is a commercial and financial district characterised by the geometrical layout of its streets.

Tuesday 19 February 2013 9:39 | Published by Andrea | Category: Hotelopia Promotions

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