The Hotel Kalliste wanted another £114 to give us a sea view. We are SO glad that we did not pay it. They put us in a room facing east (room 5), with a balcony and a wonderful view of the mountains, Most rooms face west of south, the sea view comes with full-on sun, at its hottest. After the hotel manager agreed that we did not have proper internet coverage they offered us a room in the sun for free, no thanks. We could still access the internet from Reception.
If you stay in Porto and you do not come with pots on cash, you will want to include an element of self-catering. Breakfast is available at Hotel Kalliste for 9 euros, or slightly less in Porto. A very poor supper in Porto cost us 42.50 euros. There is a Spar supermarket in town (on the main road) selling food at British prices, more or less, so why not have a packed breakfast and lunch in the Marquis?
There is no kettle in the room so we bought one in Corte for 10 euros, so we could have a cup of tea when we wanted. The management kindly lent us mugs. The room was clean, with a plentiful supply of towels. The swimming pool is very clean and you can use hotel towels there. The balcony includes a table and chairs and we spent most evenings there.
Perhaps the worst down-side for Hotel Kalliste is the lack of parking space. The main car park is full by about 4pm and the overflow car park about two hours later. At that point, small cars can park on the access road or in Porto, where charges apply
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