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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ideal to explore the area from, food was OK, but one did need to eat out, as nothing more than average is served in the buffet. Breakfast is a bit of a scrum, so go late. You need a car to go into Carvoeira and the beaches.Ideal for three days, but not more. On full board, then "all your drinks... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My fiancee and I stayed in a suite at this hotel in mid November it was her 50th birthday. Our stay was lovely stunning views over the Atlantic ,apartment pleasantly surprised us. Food was very good varied and plentiful. Entertainment in the cosy bar every night.Enjoyed evenings there in the company of Walter and Eduardo bar staff. 15 minute pleasant... More 

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Richmond Hill, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had rental car trouble and night clerk went out of his way to get us settled in. Next day manager Paolo (sp?) checked up on us, called garage for details, had garage call him to tell us when ready and got us a cab to go pick it up. Above and beyond to make our vacation trouble free and enjoyable.... More 

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Maribor, Slovenia
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1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there as family with little children and I have to say staff was very helpful, they arranged a crib and a bed for children. Food is OK and we were offered baby chair always. Suprisingly there were just old people, no youngs or families. Everything else is OK, as 5 star hotel it could offer free wifi everywhere.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here with my boyfriend for a week in September. After being messed around by our booking company this wasn't our first choice and I was weary about this hotel after reading its reviews. However, I was pleasantly surprised and really couldn't fault the hotel. The rooms were pleasant; spacious and clean and the staff were all friendly and helpful.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked a few nights at this hotel for some R&R before a trip to Dublin and it was great! The staff were friendly and the grounds were very pretty. The only reason I am giving it four stars is due to the fact that the bed was not the most comfortable.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the Baia Cristal with my girlfriend and Dad in July this year. The trip was a birthday present for my Dad and as it was his 70th a I wanted it to be special. The Baia Cristal didn't disappoint and made sure it was special indeed. The staff (Joanne and the chaos in the restaurant in particular) were... More 

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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for a week in August as a last minute get away. Room was very spacious and clean. Food very hit and miss. You have to arrive bang on time to get everything on offer otherwise many dishes not topped up. We were all inclusive but did opt to eat out a few nights as variety wasn't great.... More 

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Reviewed 16 October 2016

Just returned from a weeks stay at this hotel although quite welcoming i wouldn`t class this as a 4 tar establishment. On arrival recetion staff very friendly but thats where it ended. The rooms were adequate and clean although paying for a room with a sea view we had to stand on balcony to look over the building in front... More 

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Romford
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

We booked an all inclusive holiday with super escapes travel via icelolly. This place is an absolute paradise. It's most definitely 4 star. From the second u walk in you are very well looked after. Breakfast lunch and dinner no 2 days are the same. The staff are fantastic. Rooms are spacious and very comfy. Pay €5 deposit for a... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Airport Transportation
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in one of the most beautiful places in the Algarve, on a cliff top, the Hotel Baia Cristal offers a peaceful atmosphere with a fantastic sea view. Upon the beach of Vale Centeanes and 1700 m from Carvoeiro beach, this 4 star hotel has 120 rooms. With areas from 36m2 to 55m2, Hotel Baia Cristal has at your disposal 14 Suites sea view, 10 Suites garden view, 38 Rooms sea view and 58 Rooms land view, with Private bathroom, Satellite TV, Individual A/C, Minibar, Safe, Direct dial telephone, Balcony, Tea and Coffee facilities, Kitchenette (only in suites). Hotel Baia Cristal has at your disposal Restaurant Gaivota, a cosy restaurant with beautiful views to the sea. Open for breakfast and dinner with Portuguese and international cuisine; and Bar "Albatroz", a relaxing bar with live music, ideal for enjoying the sunset in the company of a delicious cocktail. The terrace serves meals and snacks throughout the day. During the Summer, there is also Barbeques, where guests can enjoy barbecues by the pool, filled with popular music and dance; and also a Pool Bar "BierGarten", where it is possible to enjoy refreshing drinks throughout the day. For Leisure, there are two outdoor Swimming pools, a kid's club, Tennis court, Giant chess board, Indoor Swimming pool, Sauna, Turkish bath, Fitness room, Massage and body treatment room, Games room (snooker, table football, ping pong and video games). For business purposes, there is Meeting room "Lagoa" with Capacity up to 80 people (8,5m x 10,85m x 2,29m). Other services: 24 Hour reception, Multilingual staff, Tour and information desk, Wireless internet, Live music, Car rental, Private parking, and a Shuttle bus to Carvoeiro. Vale de Centeanes Beach: 300m, Carvoeiro Beach: 1.7 km, Lagoa: 7.5 km, Portimao: 16 km, Faro Airport (FAO): 65 km, Lisbon Airport (LIS): 275 km. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Baia Cristal

Address: Vale de Centianes, Carvoeiro 8400-525, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Carvoeiro
Price Range: £24 - £123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Baia Cristal 4*
Number of rooms: 121
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Also Known As:
Baia Cristal Hotel
Baia Cristal Vale Centianes
Hotel Baia Cristal Carvoeiro, Portugal - Algarve
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Carvoeiro
#5 Spa Hotel in Carvoeiro
#8 Luxury Hotel in Carvoeiro
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“Not overlooking the pool or South Facing”
 of 5 bubbles IntrepidGypsy, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“pay a bit more for a suite 2 rooms /2 balconies”
 of 5 bubbles Lyndsey66, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“On the water but a walk to get to beach. Ocean view rooms great.”
 of 5 bubbles alw837, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Book via hotels website”
 of 5 bubbles Katiepooch, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“don`t get 325-322”
 of 5 bubbles colin248, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
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