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Holiday Inn Algarve - Armacao de Pera
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Armacao de Pera
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

This lovely Hotel sitting right above the beach is a little gem. This is the third time of staying here, and we'll be back.
The backdrop of the ocean makes this hotel shine out above others that are in the vicinity, and because it is situated right on the promenade, its great for restaurants, bars etc.
This resort is very popular with the Portuguese, and as yet not loaded too much with outsiders.
The rooms are nice and clean, and the seaview rooms have a view to die for.
The breakfast is buffet, and has everything you could want.
Being that the Hotel is a Holiday Inn, it has the usual standards associated with the Brand.
In summary. Its great.

Room Tip: Ask for one of the refurbished rooms
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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8  Thank Dee5360
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HolidayInnAlgarve, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Algarve - Armacao de Pera, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2014

Thank you very much for your kind words. We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday with us.

We hope it will not be too long, before we have the pleasure to welcome you back here once again.

Kind regards

Vicki Good

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Reviewed 6 March 2014

We had two fabulous weeks at the Holiday Inn this January after only having a week the previous year. The hotel has such a fantastic location right on the white sandy beach. The restaurant and bar area looks out over the ocean and I dream I am on a cruise ship but without the sea sickness!! All the staff are so helpful and friendly and our room was spotless. The weather could have been better but it was a darn sight better than the UK. Already booked to go back next year! Can't wait.

Room Tip: Pay that bit extra for a sea view room and wake up with the sun streaming in through the window. Als...
  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Juandpam
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HolidayInnAlgarve, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Algarve - Armacao de Pera, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2014

Good Morning,

Thank you very much for reviewing you stay at our Hotel. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay.

You are right, eating in the restaurant is like being on a cruise ship. We look forward to welcoming you back next year.

With Kindest regards

Vicki Good

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Reviewed 4 March 2014

We stayed at the Holiday Inn for 28 days in February 2014. We booked through Saga as they were giving 4 weeks for the price of three, free tea and coffee, free drinks from 12.00 noon until 10pm, free wi-fi and two full days and two half day trips all in all very good value for money. Our Rep Pam was brilliant, really helpful and nothing was too much trouble for her.
We had a room on the fourth floor with a very small sea view, the rest being concrete and car park. It had adequate facilities and was kept spotlessly clean every day.
There was a lovely reception area and all the staff were extremely pleasant. The bar was lovely and had panoramic stunning views of the swimming pool, beach and ocean.
The food on the whole was very good but towards the end of the holiday it became repetetive and sometimes it was lukewarm.
There was entertainment on some nights which was quite good. There was an influx of Spanish people staying at the Hotel for the Valentine's weekend. They love to have fun and were all getting up to dance, the dance floor was very crowded then..
The only downside of the holiday was the weather, which was very unpredictable at times. Sometimes it was sunny at morning and dull in the afternoon and at times it felt cold.(But a lot warmer than being back in the UK).
The town of Armacao de Pera was not a very pretty place, as there were lots of high rise buildings and walls with graffiti on.
On the whole, we had a very pleasant stay and would really recommend the Holiday Inn for a fantastic break.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank MarilynLancashire
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HolidayInnAlgarve, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Algarve - Armacao de Pera, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2014

Thank you very much for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay. It was a shame that the weather was not as good as usual. We appreciate your feedback about the restaurant - it assists us in continuing to improve our standards.

Thank you also for posting the great photos.

We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to the Holiday Inn Algarve in the near future.

Kindest regards


Vicki Good

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Reviewed 1 March 2014

On a number of occasions in the past I have stayed at this Hotel when it was The Garbe. The visits were always with a group of gofers. We were always delighted with the Hotel and it's facilities but never had time to 'linger'. I thought it would be really good to just have a holiday at this beautifully located situation. What a great decision. Excellent rooms, delightful Lounge Bar very nicely located Dining Room together with top rate staff. A joyous stay. Think about leaving the clubs behind and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere as I have done and will do so again.

Room Tip: Most are sea view
  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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3  Thank Lenthetwin
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HolidayInnAlgarve, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Algarve - Armacao de Pera, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2014

Good Morning, Thank you very much for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay without golf as much as your golfing visits.

We hope it will not be too long before we have the opportunity to welcome you back once again.

Kindest regards

Vicki Good

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Reviewed 24 February 2014

In an unrivalled position, literally, right on the lovely and expansive beach of Armacao do Pera. there is nothing better than to be on a sunbed on the pool terrace adjoining the beach.
My room was clean and functional with a full bathroom and a small balcony overlooking the beach.
The hotel public rooms command excellent views over the beach and the Atlantic Ocean. The majority of guests appear to be on all inclusive terms. I ate only once in the Dining room, other than for breakfast. again good views and lovely rugged countryside.
A comfortable and superbly sited hotel on a lovely long beach.

Room Tip: Do have a sea view - its lovely
  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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2  Thank BirthdayBoy62
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HolidayInnAlgarve, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Algarve - Armacao de Pera, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2014

Thank you very much for reviewing your holiday here on TripAdvisor. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for your kind comments.

We hope it is not too long before we have the pleasure to welcome you back here again.

Kindest regards

Vicki Good

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Reviewed 22 February 2014

Have just had a very enjoyable stay at the Holiday Inn Algarve. The staff were excellent and very helpful. Special mention for Claudia who went the extra mile to assist.
Food was good, the location was fabulous and the hotel clean and comfortable.
The room we had was a little small but again I have to say was spotless and had all we needed.
The only negative comment I would make is that a very loud generator or motor started up near our room at various times of the day, including very early on the morning. This loud disturbance went on for up to an hour at a time.
This did not spoil our enjoyment of our stay.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
3  Thank lacy1951
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Reviewed 15 February 2014

We have just returned from a 4 week holiday at the excellent Holiday Inn. We had a disabled room, as we find over the bath showers difficult, and the room was spacious with flat-screen television, tea/coffee making facilities, fridge and safe and it overlooked the sea. The bathroom was also spacious but we did have a slight problem with mould at the bottom of the walk-in shower and on the shower mat but this was quickly rectified to a large extent. Apart from that, both rooms were spotless and comfortable. The wardrobe had fixed hangers which were very high but the rep arranged for us to have ordinary hangers to hang from the fixed ones.
The dining room was well set out and the food was amazing. In particular, the fish was always beautifully fresh and well cooked. Even after 4 weeks, we still looked forward to each meal. The house wine was also good. Only quibble at breakfast was the toaster – why doesn’t someone invent an efficient hotel toaster!
The staff throughout the hotel were always friendly and helpful.
As others have said, the location is perfect – beach and sea on one side and a cobbled semi-pedestrianised walkway to the heart of the village on the other. We know that some people found the cobbles difficult but these are a feature of the Algarve. Also there are steps down from the hotel to the beach but there are handrails and we had no problems.
The pool area is a real sun trap and looks out over to the sea.
Entertainment in the hotel was only OK but the Elvis night was excellent. The young singer (not an impersonator) had everyone singing along and dancing.
Armacao was very quiet at this time of year with only a few shops and restaurants open but we understand it is very busy during the summer.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank A&CSomerset
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HolidayInnAlgarve, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Algarve - Armacao de Pera, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2014

Thank you for your review of your stay at our Hotel.

We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us. We apologise again, for your initial problem. We are pleased to know that it was quickly resolved.

We are pleased that you found the staff all friendly and helpful. We hope it will not be too long before you return.

Kindest regards

Vicki Good

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Address: Avenida Marginal, Armacao de Pera 8365-909, Portugal (Formerly Hotel Garbe)
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Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Armacao de Pera
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Armacao de Pera
Price Range: £38 - £178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Holiday Inn Algarve - Armacao de Pera 4*
Number of rooms: 186
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whether you want to relax in the sun, take leisurely strolls on the beach or are looking for something more active, the Holiday Inn Algarve, formerly known as Hotel Garbe, is the perfect choice. Commanding a prime beachfront position with stunning panoramic views over the bay of the Algarvean village of Armaçao de Pera, the hotel lies within strolling distance of shops, restaurants and entertainment. The holiday Inn Algarve is one of the best located Armaçao de Pera accommodations. It is also an excellent base from which to explore the Algarve, with regular bus services to nearby towns and villages. From almost every angle guests enjoy breathtaking ocean views of the sparkling Atlantic. Direct access from the hotel leads straight on to the magnificent sandy beach, one of the longest in the Algarve. ... more   less 
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Holiday Inn Algarve Hotel
Garbe Hotel Armação De Pera
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