Luxury Porches Holidays
Porches is a traditional Portuguese village in the Algarve, around 10 kilometres east of the city of Lagoa. Pretty, peaceful and packed with Portuguese culture, Porches has retained a small-town charm with a handful of modern touches on the outskirts. Traditional architecture and old houses line the streets, finished with their signature decorated chimneys. Porches is famous throughout Portugal for its pottery. The streets are scattered with little shops where you can watch potters at work and pick up lovely handcrafted ceramics. Vineyards dot the surrounding countryside, giving the town its other famous produce - wine. The best known is Mateus, a medium-sweet rosé that's loved worldwide. Foodies will have a field day in Porches' local restaurants - most menus have a focus on fresh seafood, but you'll also find Mediterranean favourites with a spicy Brazilian twist. If you fancy getting out and about, the town is within easy reach of the market town of Lagoa and the beaches and entertainment of Carvoeiro.
The Sovereign Standard
To help you choose your perfect holiday we have rated all of our hotels using our own system.
Classical Sovereign hotels are more modest hotels offering charm and character, or an exceptional location. Many of these hotels have been firm favourites with Sovereign customers for countless years and offer great value for money.
Luxury Collection hotels offer everything you would expect to go hand in hand with a luxury holiday. They offer high standards of service and attention to all those important little details.
Exclusive Collection hotels provide the ultimate luxury; they are the finest, most opulent hotels offering superlative service and excellent facilities, which will satisfy the needs of even the most discerning traveller.
Family Collection hotels are some of the finest family-friendly resorts and offer a wide range of facilities for both children and parents. Families can enjoy a whole host of amenities including fun kid's clubs, a dedicated children's pool and spacious accommodation.