When I arrived at my hotel in Porto yesterday, I half-jokingly asked for a beautiful room. Unfortunately they didn't have any left. In fact the room was quite small, I was warned. No joke! The bed, which is a reasonable size for a single, takes up most of the room. There isn't even enough room to open my cabin-size suitcase fully on the floor without leaning the opening half up against the wall. The bathroom is a good size, though, which compensates a little. The whole place has a slightly worn look about it, but it is spotless and the staff are friendly. For €25 a night, breakfast included, I'm not complaining.
I'm off to the beach today. The nearest is 10 minutes' walk from my hotel.