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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Full of info, but not as clear as some Rough Guides
The usual informative base book for a holiday, sadly let down by some less than clear maps and rather fuzzy photos. The hotel comments were very accurate, but restaurants seem to change too quickly or be too personal to match my experiences
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2.0 out of 5 stars Kindle version disappointing
I was disappointed in the kindle version of this excellent book because the search facility results in every instance of the search word in the book e.g. Lisbon café when I just wanted to read the chapter on Lisbon.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Full of info, but not as clear as some Rough Guides, 7 April 2014
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The usual informative base book for a holiday, sadly let down by some less than clear maps and rather fuzzy photos. The hotel comments were very accurate, but restaurants seem to change too quickly or be too personal to match my experiences
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great guide for planning trips in Portugal, 17 April 2015
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Having travelled with rough guide books in a few cities in the past, it was the obvious choice for Portugal too. Compared to other guides, like the Basque country, Rome and Barcelona in particular, the restaurant and bar recommendations are rather boring and touristic. In most towns it was easier to discover restaurants and bars ourselves, as the recommend ones were often tourist traps and not very nice. Otherwise the guide has nice recommended driving routes, perfect for road trips, and good concise descriptions of most towns and areas of Portugal. The highlights pages at the beginning of each chapter help with planning weekend trips. Regarding maps and picture criticisms by others: the maps are good in my opinion, although I mostly use google maps to find my way around. The pictures on the other hand arw good quality, but some more would be useful sometimes to make decisions weather it is worth visiting certain places.

Overall:
(+) good summaries of areas
(+) highlight page at each chapter
(+) nice route recommendations

(-) restaurant and bar recommendations not to par with other rough guides
(-) more pictures would be useful

Overall I would recommend the book, but it is not at the same standard as some of the really excellent other rough guides.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very useful guide, would definitely recommend, 15 July 2014
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Very useful guide, would definitely recommend. Plenty of detailed maps for areas of Lisbon, as well as for different towns and cities in Portugal. Portuguese language section at the back, with the food related vocab coming in very handy when reading hand written menus in some of the more traditional restaurants where an English version wasn't available.
I preferred the layout and typeface of this book to the Lonely Planet equivalent.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Kindle version disappointing, 9 Mar. 2015
I was disappointed in the kindle version of this excellent book because the search facility results in every instance of the search word in the book e.g. Lisbon café when I just wanted to read the chapter on Lisbon.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Overall good guide. Lacks some detailed info about public transports ..., 31 July 2014
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Overall good guide. Lacks some detailed info about public transports in the more remote areas of Portugal as well as useful info for hiking opportunities.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good guide but rather sketchy in some areas, 24 Feb. 2014
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Good guide considering it has to cover such a large area. Used it extensively in the Algarve region.However, some of the entries seemed rather dated. It proved to be useful rather than invaluable and had one or two glaring omissions.Most surprisingly there was absolutely no mention of the Autodromo de Portimao international motor racing circuit, finished in 2008 at a cost of 195 million Euros. This is a major European circuit and certainly would deserve inclusion in the guide.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 17 Sept. 2014
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Very good guide!, thanks to it we could find easily all places and have the right choice!
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5.0 out of 5 stars does a good job for first-time, 5 Nov. 2014
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Comprehensive and informative, does a good job for first-time visitors
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 11 April 2015
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Highly informative as usual with Rough Guides
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great product. Product, received quickly!, 18 Dec. 2014
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Great product. Product, received quickly!
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