Travel: Petrus Hotel [review] + trip to Chaves!

May 15, 2015

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(Petrus Hotel)
(My room/O meu quarto)
(Petrus Hotel restaurant. Pic by the Hotel./Restaurante do Petrus Hotel. Imagem tirada pelo Hotel.)

Olá! Hoje venho falar de uma viagem que fiz recentemente com o meu namorado e da minha review sobre o hotel onde fiquei hospedada. No início deste mês, aproveitei para conhecer Chaves. Já há uns tempos tinha aproveitado uma promoção oferecida pela Youzz e comprei um pack de 7 noites no Lugar ao Sol.
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Hi! Today I’m going to speak about a recent trip I made with my boyfriend and my review of the hotel I stayed in.

 In the beginning of the month I went to Chaves. Some time ago, I bought a pack from Lugar ao Sol, with a discount offered by Youzz.
Lugar ao Sol packs offer nights in a selection of hotels, in Portugal and in Spain, and in the hotel we have to pay minimum consumption, being most of the time breakfasts and meals.
At first, I thought this pack would not be that good for me, because I thought it would get expensive with the meals and such we have to pay in the hotel. But then I decided to try, since the discount was very good.  My pack can be used until 2016 (which gave me two years to use).
Well, I went to discover Chaves and stayed at Petrus Hotel, a 3 star hotel near the thermae and Tâmega river.
I stayed 2 nights. I had breakfast and two dinners at the hotel. I stayed in a double room, as you can see. It had air conditioner, balcony, internet, television and a closet. The toilet had the usual: towels, shower gel, soap and someting to clean the shoes. Our car stayed at the hotel’s garage without paying more for it and the recepcionist was very nice to explain to us how we should park the car.
The breakfast had a simple buffet. There were food for almost all tastes: bread, sweets, recently made cake, cereals (2 varieties), fruit (few), fruit juices, milk, iogurt and coffe. The dinners were very complete: with bread, soup, the main dish and desert. The food was sooo good! They give us a dish with so much food that we felt bad for eating so much! And the desert was divine! It was a house recipe with custard, chocolat mousse and cookie.
What I thought of the hotel? The service was really good, the restaurant was very good, the food was tasty and we were well atended. The room had lots of space and a window (I slept in hotel rooms without windows, so I enjoy when the room has). The only thing I have to complain about was the internet, we couldn’t use it either on laptop, either on cellphone, unless we went next to one of the walls and still worked badly. The toilet had hairdryer. I didn’t need it, but I tried and didn’t work.
And then we have Chaves. I didn’t know Chaves and I loved it! I love places with old buildings and historic centers, specially when it’s so small that you can go everywhere on foot. The historic center is very beautiful and the city has a lot of gardens and green places. The area near the river is very nice to go for a walk or jogging and even for fishing.
The bridges are handsome, specially the roman one, but really nice is to cross the river through stones that were put in there! (One of the stones fell, so I couldn’t cross the river 🙁 )
The museums were a surprise, with a single ticket for the 3 (museu da região flaviense, museu de arte sacra and museu militar) for which you spend only 1€ (or 0,50€ if you’re a student). They are small museums, you see everything in an hour and half, but I think the price is fair.
The Pastéis de Chaves are good. I already tried outside Chaves and they weren’t the same. We tried them at Mr. Doce.
And it was a well spent weekend, wlaking through patrimony and nature. I hope you enjoy the pictures!
(The stones placed to cross the river/As pedras para atravessar o rio)
(Historic center/Centro Histórico)
(Pastéis de Chaves)
(Castle’s Garden/Jardim do Castelo)
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