AMIT H, 11 november 2011
We hired a 5 berths (A-68) family camper in Lisbon, returning it 3
weeks later to the same place. Not only all went smooths and easy,
we have found great team and service while checking out and in.
Service was always professional and friendly and the people down
there were helping out with big and small things. We even called
them on Sunday to consult on a small issue and felt the smile over
the phone. The car was almost new, in great condition. Make sure
to take care of the bedding and towels and small little things they
don't provide (wine glasses. Glass, not a plastic cup...). We would
advice not to buy any of the extras but rather to bring your own or
buy in the nearest supermarket. The renting process went flawless
and the price was attractive. Portugal is lovely simple country, with
warm people and great non-famous hidden treasures awaiting
René Gervais, 18 october 2011
Nous avons fait un voyage formidable avec le camping car que nous avons pris a Sintra.Le personnel nous a bien informé des détails pour utiliser le VR.Les rues dans les villes sont trop étroites pour se balader en VR au Portugal et en Espagne.
David and Marilyn Webb Albany WesternAustralia, 03 november 2010
We hired a globus 1 from1st sept till 1st oct 2010 the pick up and drop off was quite drawn out but very well done both at Sintra.We Did 6000 kms in Portugal Spain and afew days in southern France.As we free camped all but 3 nights never had any problems with battery power or gas for the stove and water heater.The camper powdered by Fiat went very well and trouble Free ,fuell consumption for total trip was 9.7 litres per 100 kms. As we drive in Australia on the other side of the road to Europe I think we did very well returning the motorhome back to base without a scratch mind you we had a few moments in the first couple of days until we got used to driving on the wrong side ha ha ...cheers for now keep up the good work ...............
Dan F, 11 september 2010
Had a great trip! The camper was exactly what we expected and was nearly new. No problems during the whole trip (about 10 days) despite several thousand kilometers of driving. The welcome at the rental center was superb; pickup and dropoff both went off without a hitch!
Nicolas Colliot, 18 may 2010
We had a fantastic trip in Portugal with the children
Very positive points : good vehicle, with 7 beds in total. Very clean inside and well equipped.
The country is gorgeous, especially during Spring season with all the flowers around. We picked-up the camper in the North and were able to visit Porto, drove all the way down to Lisbon (enjoyed very much Praia da Barra and Aveiro)and then came back to Porto in one week. Staid 3 times in campings to take showers(Orbitur campings are very clean, well equipped and safe) The autonomy of the water tank is not enough for 7 people to take a shower per day... You can almost stop anywhere to sleep (staid one night on the parking above Praia da Guincho - a beautiful surf spot).
We liked very much Lisbon and Sintra. Nobody should miss the "Palacio da Regaleira" in Sintra : a totally crazy garden !! The old monastries of Alcobaca, Bathalha and Tomar should really be part of the trip (close to Fatima where Virgin Mary appeared in 1917). Food in Portugal is generally very good and quite cheap(tip : you can easily share plates in the restaurants as the portions are huge... One mixed grill of fish is enough for 2 people)
Could have been better :Campilider agent welcome was ok but could have been warmer. We had one issue with the camper only 10 minutes before the drop-off : while I had stopped in a gasoline station to clean the camper, I hit a big truck while parking (the camper is very long and I did not see the truck in the mirror...) The rear bumper is made of plastic and was a bit damaged. I was so upset as I had no problem driving 1200 kms, sometimes taking small roads in Lisbon and parking in the streets with cars around... This happened just 5 minutes before returning the vehicle ! The Campilider agent charged us the amount for the repair which is normal but I should have looked more carefully at the vendor terms and conditions before taking the vehicle. I wish there were a better insurance to cover these kinds of small issues.
Finally I really recommend IdeaMerge, which was always very professional.
Filips Lombaert, 13 june 2009
I found it very easy to make the reservations for the mobilhome. The local partner company was very friendly and we where on the road in no time and could start enjoying the nice country-side of South-Portugal. Around Easter, the campings in the Algarve are quite cheap, almost empty and of very high quality. Camping on parkingspots you can find on the internet was also possible, there are quite a few in beautifull spots . We went for a round of golf and arrived there with the camper, no problem, all is foreseen. Returning the camper was fun , all formalities done in less than 20 minutes. Will do this again.
Petr Brezina, 21 november 2008
I have to admit that Portugal is gorgeous country and we were lucky that we used your company to discover all this beauty. The people who took care about us in Portugal were simply just the best from our experience. They were very nice and friendly.
The car was ok too we would just prefer maybe car with gas heating instead of electric ones. We were not always connected to electricity and the batteries couldn't be used for whole night. Also it could be smaller car but as I said everything was nice and perfect.
Thanks a lot,
Marc Kuhberg, 07 november 2008
We are back in Germany now and very happy about our time in Portugal! Especially our time with the caravan was the most exciting one! The pick up and drop off of the vehicle was very uncomplicated. The atmosphere of the Parracho Company is very familial and warm-hearted. In the first day of rental we had a big unexpected problem with the door of the fridge but Mr. Parracho himself came down over 150km to change the door immediately, this was a unbelievable service for us and helped us to make a save and awesome trip around this perfect country for caravaning:) We never did a caravan trip before but we gone do one again for sure!
Thanks a lot
Witold Babinski, 22 october 2008
The camper was perfect and very economic. It was nearly new-with only 1500 km. Is is pitty that we spent 3 hours douring picking up. The staff was very kind.I recomend
Tobias Ebert, 21 october 2008
Hi, overall we were very satisfied with the whole process. Staff was very friendly and the Camper was ok. (Battery was very weak and the toilet/sink was a bit smelly)
The rest was perfect, thx & all the best
C. Overdiek, 14 october 2008
Google helped me to find a company for camper rental in Portugal. Fortunately I met with IdeaMerge and McRent (Parracho Automoveis in Sintra). For three weeks we rented a Dethleff Globebus 1; almost new with only 20.000 kilometers. It was a pleasure to drive in this camper. The pick up at McRent and the drop off was very well organised. The staff was very friendly; we could start with our trip 4 hours in advance of the normal pick up time. We drove 2200 kilometers through the northern part of Portugal, only on local roads. We only spent 3 nights on official campings, three times on marked camperstands and the other times where ever we liked. We used the necessary guides to find the places to stay over night. This was the first time we spent our holidays with a camper. We certainly will do this again and, if possible through Ideamerge, with a preference for the Globebus, type II with a lower bed in the rear.