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Heated indoor pool

General

  • Small, well-kept site in the Madalena area of Vila Nova de Gaia
  • Half an hour from central Porto by public transport
  • Swimming pool on site; beach 20 minutes' walk away

Fab location alert: Istas Garden is one of those places that’s particularly well suited to folk who can’t decide whether they want a city break or a seaside hol (or those who are pretty sure that actually they’d like a bit of both, obrigado).

This handy spot is in the outskirts of Porto, in an area called Madalena on the southern Vila Nova de Gaia side of town (yes, that’s the bit where all the port cellars are – how splendid). Getting into town is a cinch, for the public transport connections are excellent: it’s an easy half-hour jaunt to the centre of Porto by either train or bus.

There are also bikes to hire on site, but it’s worth bearing in mind the city’s somewhat steep hills before planning to roam too far. Where two-wheeled transport comes into its own is on outings to the beach – the nearest sandy stretch is a couple of kilometres away (about 20 minutes on foot if you'd rather walk), and there are several more to try out within a few kilometres’ pedalling.

For eats, it’s a short walk for restaurant dinners, or to pick up supermarket bits to cook back at base – either in the shared kitchen (kitted out with fridge, stove, microwave, crockery and the like) or at the spacious outdoor barbecue area. And surely there can be no finer way to work up an appetite for your meal than a dip in the pool (heated and under cover, so it can be used in all weathers).

Please note

Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.

The indoor swimming pool is open between 01/01 and 20/12.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Bookings must not be for more than 30 consecutive nights.


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Skvely rodinny kemp, utulne, paradni majitele, kemp s bazenem! 11/06/2019

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  • Joia on-site touring caravan (2 adults and 2 children)
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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Fully serviced pitches

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Restaurant nearby

Surf school nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Location

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  • Rua da Cavada 617, Vila Nova de Gaia, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal, 4405-519
  • Timezone Europe/Lisbon WEST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 41.1089°N 8.6464°W

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Local attractions

With public transport being so handy here, it makes sense to spread your Porto jaunts over a few days so you can delve a little deeper than a day trip would allow (and sample the offerings of multiple port cellars too, of course).

Start your explores at the famed Luis I bridge, then stroll around the pretty Cais de Ribeira area, visit a collection of elaborate old churches, ride on the funicular, peruse the museums, poke in the shops, take in a gig at the Casa de Música, board boats out into the wine-producing Douro Valley…

For a change of scenery, you might also like to consider day trips to Braga, Guimarães, or the Venice-esque colourful canals of Aveiro – all are around 50 minutes away by car. And of course, there are those beaches: set out on foot for your local sands (Praia da Madalena, 20 minutes’ walk), scramble among the dunes at Praia da Dunas (45 minutes’ walk) or keep ambling to Senhor da Pedra Chapel (an hour), built right on the beach and surrounded by water at high tide.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  9 a.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  2 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  9 a.m. –  7:30 p.m.
Depart:  2 p.m.

Istas Garden cancellation policy

No refunds within 5 days of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 5 day(s) of arrival.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Istas Garden will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

Hired accommodation: €100.00 (£88.51) damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 5 day(s) of arrival.

Dogs
Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.
Dogs are prohibited from main facilities and amenities.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Bookings must not be for more than 30 consecutive nights.
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: €100.00 (£88.51) damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.
Your unit must be left clean and tidy; a fine of €30.00 (£26.55) will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Pool
The indoor swimming pool is open between 01/01 and 20/12.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m..
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. Cars are not permitted when travelling with a motorhome/campervan.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 11 p.m..
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

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