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Holiday Inn Algarve - Armacao de Pera
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Armacao de Pera
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Reviewed 4 February 2011

A good quality, well established hotel with long serving staff and many repeat guests with whom we renewed friendships. Retains the best of the of the Garbe atmosphere while the whole hotel has been freshened up and revitalised following its Holiday Inn facelift. Weather in January was exceptional this year - sun and 18 C for many days - not always like this!!
Most of time we dined on their main buffet meals- improved over the years- while we sometimes used their Special menus when we had a smaller appetite. The Raj Indian Restuarant is an excellent alternative for a different flavour while there many local cafes and restuarants within easy reach.
Highly recommended.

FIS

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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HolidayInnAlgarve, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Algarve - Armacao de Pera, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2011

Thank you for your review.

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay here once again, we just love your comment -

"Retains the best of the of the Garbe atmosphere while the whole hotel has been freshened up and revitalised following its Holiday Inn facelift. "

We look forward to welcoming you back again next year.

With many thanks and kindest regards

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Reviewed 31 January 2011

Good hotel and great Indian food,gives you everything you need next to a pretty beach.
Town has typical portugese barking dog and graffiti problem.
BAD ENGLISH BAR over the road "the water dog" got ripped of twice,more fool me,why won,t the portugese throw this rubbish out.But nice portugese bars in town.

Stayed: December 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 13 January 2011

We stayed 14 days in the Holiday Inn (former hotel Garbe) from 28 dec till 11 januar 2011 and we had a lovely time overthere. We will certainly return as soon as we can!!
The location is really beautifull and the promenade along the seaside is recently renewed and very nice.
The people at the reception were very kind and helpfull and gave us a warm welcome and also was the staff in the restaurant and bar: very friendly, efficient and nice.
Our room was very spacious, very clean and had a wonderful seaview; We could hear and see the sound of the sea when sitting in the sun on our balcony.
The breakfast had a lot of variety and the choice for the evening buffet or special meal was very large and tasty.
Tea and biscuits in the afternoon were offered by the hotel, wich was a pleasant surprise.
We can't wait to go there again!

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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HolidayInnAlgarve, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Algarve - Armacao de Pera, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2011

Thank you for posting your comments here.

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you also for posting the photographs - we especially like the one of breakfast on the terrace.

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

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Reviewed 10 January 2011

We stayed at the Holiday Inn, Algarve over Christmas & New Year 2010/2011 & found that although the name has changed from The Garbe, the same warm welcome awaited us. We were at home as soon as we entered the hotel. Many rooms are already upgraded, offering a fresh, modern & comfortable living area. We had a sea view room which made it even more pleasant. We found the hotel staff really helpful,efficient & good natured. The restaurant didn't let us down either, the breakfast being especially good.

Ours was primarily a golfing holiday that combined a festive break. There were festive packages available, & we joined in various activitities, mainly fun charity events to help local kids.
The golf & car hire arrangements we requested were well organised & left nothing to chance. Nothing is too much for the golf office ladies. Tee times, directions & weather reports were perfect, even last minute changes we wanted were no problem. Whether you want a pleasant holiday in the sun or a well organised golf break at any time of the year, this hotel could well satisfy your needs. It certainly satisfied ours.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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HolidayInnAlgarve, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Algarve - Armacao de Pera, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2011

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at our Hotel during the Festive season, and very much appreciate that you have taken the time to write a review here. We hope it is not too long before we have the opportunity to welcome you back to the Holiday Inn Algarve.

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Reviewed 2 January 2011

The hotel was fine. We had views over the sea and beach which were well worth paying extra for. The recently updated room was clean and fresh with a huge wardrobe. The TV was newish yet there were only 2 English channels available. The bar overlooks the beach and the superb staff were very accommodating (there is free afternoon tea and cakes, that wasn't advertised but very welcome). The breakfast was, as other comments mention, very good.
We stayed over the Christmas period and had hoped for a relaxing week. We were not disappointed, as the few guests that were at the hotel were, shall we say, more mature. The town itself is odd. Many, many empty high-rises tower over the town of traditional touristy bars and restaurants. The walk on the beach from the hotel to the fishermens huts is superb and the sandy beach is lovely. The updated promenade is lovely too, with sealife mosaics and clever lighting.
We would go back to the hotel to see how Holiday Inn have continued to improve things (hopefully the outside are, pool etc), but we wouldn't stay in the town!

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Hotel_Garbe1, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Algarve - Armacao de Pera, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2011

Thank you very much for reviewing our Hotel. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Tea and biscuits are complimentary daily for all our guests from 1st November until 31st March.

We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you back here in the future.

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Reviewed 21 November 2010

The hotel offered everything anyone could ask for. It was very clean, staff very friendly. We had a corner room which was very spacious, balcony overlooking the beach, as well as a large window at the side of the room over looking the promanade. Lots of variety at breakfast. Had a very enjoyable holiday and would certainly return.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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HolidayInnAlgarve, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Algarve - Armacao de Pera, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2010

Dear Carole,

Thank you very much for posting here. We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday and appreciate your kind comments.

We look forward to have the pleasure to welcome you back in the near future.

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Reviewed 28 October 2010

The Hotel Garbe has a fantastic location, on the beach with lovely views.
The hotel itself is 'nice', no real complaints, just 'nice'.
Our room was HUGE, it was a corner room, sea view balcony, plus picture window also sea view, however it was very sparce in furniture and was in need of desperate refurb!
Pool was on small side, but pleasant, breakfast was extensive buffet style and most enjoyable.
The resort was extremely quiet, but we did go in october, I have been to the Algarve on many occasions, but I wouldn't go back to Amarco de pera.
Overall a nice hotel, if you like a quiet resort and a quiet hotel, or if you have a car, then it's an ok hotel to go to.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled with family
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HolidayInnAlgarve, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Algarve - Armacao de Pera, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2010

Thank you very much for reviewing your holiday here.

We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday, and the spectactular views from the Restaurant and Bar.

We hope you had time for long walk on the beach.

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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: £36 - £164 (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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Garbe Hotel Armação De Pera
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