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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellant
Good little guide, many tips with lots of local knowledge. The map included is great, all you need wraped up in one little book. Many thanks.
Published 15 months ago by Juney Bes

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars More than Adequate
Having borrowed three books on the Algrave from the library, I found this one purchased from Amazon was the one that we ended up taking with us for a week. Why? It was small enough to fit in a pocket, and yet contained more information than competitor pocket books. The map, was fine for travelling around by train, in that we could see which towns were on the railway...
Published 17 months ago by C. Redwood


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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars More than Adequate, 26 Oct 2012
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Having borrowed three books on the Algrave from the library, I found this one purchased from Amazon was the one that we ended up taking with us for a week. Why? It was small enough to fit in a pocket, and yet contained more information than competitor pocket books. The map, was fine for travelling around by train, in that we could see which towns were on the railway line and get a good view on whether the station was in the town or away from the town.

The sections on the various towns were sufficent to help decide which towns to visit. The town maps were helpful, although they tended to cover the centre, which did not always include the railway station, and so not helping us to navigate from station into town and vice-versa.

Yes there are better guide books, but they are much bigger and heavier. For a reasonably compact book that fits in the pocket, I doubt if there is a better one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellant, 10 Jan 2013
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Good little guide, many tips with lots of local knowledge. The map included is great, all you need wraped up in one little book. Many thanks.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Written by someone who's never left the office, 22 Oct 2012
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As someone who goes abroad quite a lot, I've read a lot of travel guides and books. This one was really pretty poor.
The maps were neither big enough to provide an overview or detailed enough to be useful on the ground, and they managed to leave off the "highlights" mentioned in the text whilst focusing on nothing really important. The text mentioned places and landmarks not noted on any of the maps, and the map symbols in the text didn't seem to relate to anything. The places of note were in general not tremendously interesting (pointing out that there is another town with nothing in it nearby does not count as a point of interest for me).
The phrases at the back are those sort of old-fashioned ones that look good in a text book but are actually not the sort of things that you really want to know how to say, when you are on the ground, and were poorly explained (does the "m/f" refer to the speaker, or the person you're speaking to, or some other criteria??).
A few key companies - hotels, restaurants, excursions - were picked out for highlight, but although they were going for that "lonely planet - I genuinely visited these places" vibe, it just came across as underhand advertising.
Overall, there was just not enough information on anything, poorly put together, and a lot of words wasted on things that didn't need them.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Algarve Marco Polo, 21 Oct 2013
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Compact carry around reference with useful removable map and townplans.Broad cover of Algarve.Good colour images and relevant detail. Good recommendations.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good book to take with you, 14 Sep 2013
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Didn't use as much as I thought, but good when needed. Covered most things you require when on holiday, good price book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good value., 30 Aug 2013
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Bought two of these guides, one for Algarve and one for Lanzarote. Very pleased as the level of detail is far better than most and the guides include useful pull out maps as well as city guides. Don't expect too much detail as you can't cover everything in a small book. Great starting point though.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good value for money, 17 Aug 2013
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It is a good pocket size but there is still plenty of information on accommodation, food and drink, sightseeing, shopping and entertainment. It has also an excellent map. It's well worth the money.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lots of great info, 30 Jan 2013
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Great for our holiday plans and so much easier to take a hard copy than rely on the internet on holiday which could be tricky to access.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good - good size too, 20 Oct 2012
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This is a first class guide showing us the difference on many parts of the lovely Algarve coast, we are not ones for sitting in the sun all day long , so the little book was great for exploring . ( Great pull out Map Too )
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4.0 out of 5 stars good basic knowledge, 24 Sep 2012
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I bought this for a short holiday to the Algarve and it contained all the basic info that one would need. There are special highlights indicated for particularly nice places and the fold out map was a helpful addition showing these places as well. The restaurant tips were true to their the recommendations ie the food was good. The only problem was that there are not many restaurants listed for each area.
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