I was booked in as part of a hiking holiday trekking the Via Algarviana. Just on the approach into Monchique I lost my way and got into difficulty, with sunset fast approaching. I phoned the hotel to let them know I'd be late, and immediately they offered help, stayed on the phone while I made my way back to a local landmark and were there to pick me up.
Arriving at the hotel I was offered first aid supplies and even though the restaurant had closed for the evening, went to the trouble of bringing me food. I really can't thank them enough for their kindness. I'm sorry to see it's for sale and I wish them every success for the future.More