Richard, USA, posted on 29 May 2017 , vendor was McRent Portugal
Picking up RV took too long but the rest was fine
The overall experience, and the condition of the RV was good. My only complaint is with the amount of time it took to pick up the RV. The delay made the first night on the road much more difficult than it had to be.
Carlos Da Fonseca, Rio de Janeiro, posted on 17 November 2015 , vendor was McRent Portugal
Aloha. Had a great trip following the surf in Peniche and NazarÃ©. The rental staff was great, the autocaravan very nice and all went well. Could no say the same for the GPS used because it kept giving wrong directions in and out of the rental place. Good planing is a must.Cheers
Dave Miller, UK, posted on 14 November 2015 , vendor was McRent Portugal
Vehicle was excellent and the staff were very accommodating in providing instructions etc. Two reasons only for not awarding 5 stars: The location of the hirer is very poor, very difficult to access requiring a train journey and taxis from Lisbon. The transfer options offered are very expensive. The added options eg bedding are very expensive. We purchased our own bedding but not ideal having to go shopping when on holiday. We did pay extra for a table and chairs but again very expensive for what they were, would expect these to be included.
Luis Guilherme Zenoni, Curitiba - Brasil, posted on 11 November 2015 , vendor was McRent Portugal
The RV was really good, everything working just fine. Big problem was when we got home and our credit card was charged 1500 euros + taxes (6,38%). Despite being reimbursed the 1500 euros, it will happen only next month, so we still have to pay for something that we did not buy. The worst part are the taxes that will not be reimbursed, so we are paying 95 euros for nothing, no reason why. So, instead of charging people 1500 euros, you should really only "block" this amount in their credit card, the same way car rental companies do. This is why I would not recommend.
Corey wilkie, posted on 3 July 2015 , vendor was Campilider
Campilider was great. The van was perfect. Good run through to understand how it worked. Drove very well, was good on fuel and very comfortable. We did somehow loose a window and they were very reasonable with sorting it out. Rate them highly.
Martin B. and Family, Germany, posted on 17 October 2014 , vendor was McRent Portugal
The booking with IdeaMerge was easy, cheap and fair (already told other people we met at the camping sites). The camper was great and clean, the Sintra McRent People were very friendly. Even after a small accident with a broken window there was no trouble.
4 persons enjoyed 19 days camping in many locations of Portugal.
Richard Dennison, posted on 1 August 2014 , vendor was McRent Portugal
The van was in good condition, nice and clean, the staff were very helpful. I would be happy to recommend them to anyone. thanks to the rental crew, who made the whole experience pleasant.
AMIT H, posted on 11 November 2011 , vendor was McRent Portugal
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 exploration. Enjoy!
René Gervais, posted on 18 October 2011 , vendor was McRent Portugal
Nous avons fait un voyage formidable avec le camping car que nous avons pris a Sintra. Le personnel nous a bien informe des details 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, Western Australia, posted on 3 November 2010 , vendor was McRent Portugal
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, fuel 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, posted on 11 September 2010 , vendor was McRent Portugal
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, posted on 18 May 2010 , vendor was Campilider
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, posted on 13 June 2009 , vendor was Campilider
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, posted on 21 November 2008 , vendor was McRent Portugal
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, posted on 7 November 2008 , vendor was McRent Portugal
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 (McRent partner) 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.
C. Overdiek, posted on 14 October 2008 , vendor was McRent Portugal
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.