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“Great location, but it could do with less seagulls” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Tivoli Carvoeiro
Ranked #5 of 19 Hotels in Carvoeiro
Certificate of Excellence
Tavira, Portugal
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19 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great location, but it could do with less seagulls”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

This is a wonderful hotel, great if you want to relax and get away from it all. It's still close enough to Carvoeiro center to enjoy a good walk on the evening and some great restaurants are nearby.

The beach is marked has a dangerous zone, due to the possibility of land slides, but is gorgeous, and if you are careful and don't stay for long you can take a quick swim in the refreshing waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The cave is also gorgeous (and a bit cold).

The hotel itself is dated. there's no other way of putting it. The rooms are old - the decoration, the beds, the bathrooms... they're a disappointment that is only overcome by the beautiful setting of the seaside rooms. The breakfast was good (the minute-made waffles are amazing) but the interior of the hotel, and even some of the beachside chairs, need a complete renewal. This can be a very interesting place to spend a couple days, but you have to forget the accommodation quality - unless you're ok with an average hotel with 4 stars rates. However, the room is spotless, and so is everything else I saw.

The other thing I didn't like were the seagulls. Since I don't close the window to sleep, I was awaken by a choir of seagulls at 7 a.m, and was unable to sleep again :(. I know it's not the hotel's fault, but I think it's worth a note.

Room Tip: The 5th and 6th floors have the best views over the beach.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Marrokina
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Diamantino S, General Manager at Tivoli Carvoeiro, responded to this review, 11 August 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you for sharing your experience of staying at the Tivoli Carvoeiro with us. We are happy to know that you enjoyed so many aspects of your stay despite the decoration of the hotel.
We look forward to being able to welcome you back again soon.
Kind Regards
Diamantino Silvestre
General Manager
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014

I stayed here from 21/07/14 to 31/07/14 with my 16 month old daughter and wife and we had a great time.

We always review our hotels on here before booking and it didn't disappoint!

The staff we very welcoming, they even left us a nice bottle of bubbly and some strawberries as it was our 5th wedding anniversary on 24th.

The hotel is at the top of the hill which seems daunting the 1st time you walk it but honestly it's not that bad at all and only takes 10 minutes maximum to walk up. We done it several times a day with a buggy and survived no problem.

Views are stunning!!! Although the hotel beach is difficult to get to with a little one, there are a few beaches in walking distance which is good.

There was never any problem with sun loungers and the complex is very safe/clean. Our daughter has only recently started to walk/run and as long as you don't take loungers by the cliff it will be fine (common sense really). We tended to stay close to the room where the kids play, it has a playstation, arts and crafts, table tennis, toys for younger kids and the staff who run it are superb and always very friendly. They do a babysitting service which we never used but it is always nice to have the option!

Breakfast was good with so much to choose from and set us up nicely for the day. We only ate for lunch a couple of times but very happy with the food in general.

There are plenty of amazing restaurants nearby, I consider myself a bit of a foodie and would recommend Primavera which is 2 minutes away on the corner. I'd also recommend Ele & Ela which is down the bottom of the hill. Incredible food in both places, if going in the evenings I'd book to avoid disappointment.

Room Tip: Choose a sea view room. Join the members club for a free newspaper every day and free wifi.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Diamantino S, General Manager at Tivoli Carvoeiro, responded to this review, 11 August 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you so much for your kind review and excellent rating on TripAdvisor.We are delighted you enjoyed your saty at the Tivoli Carvoeiro and were particularly happy with the stunning views and helpfulness of our staff.
We all look forward to welcoming you back to the Tivoli carvoeiro again in the near future.
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Diamantino Silvestre
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

I stayed in the Tivoli last weekend for a friend's wedding and while the views are stunning from the sea view side of the hotel, overall I was disappointed. On arrival and during my stay the staff were friendly and welcoming and the hotel looks nice when in the lobby, however when I got to my room it was a little different. The décor was dated and drab and the TV reflected the age of the décor as it was a old 14" CRT. The safe had had the lock drilled out of it and the buzzer for the bell was hanging out of the wall. It turned out that the aircon was as old as the rest of the furnishings in the room and didn't provide much in the way of cold air.

As I wasn't going to be spending much time in my room over the two days I was there I didn't bother complaining as the room itself and the bathroom were clean. The set up for the wedding ceremony on the cliff was gorgeous and the food at the reception was good, with pleasant waiting staff.

When I originally decided to book accommodation at the Tivoli the prices were upwards of €144 for a single room which, had I not managed to get a wedding party rate, I would have been annoyed at paying for the standard of the overall property.

I would be unlikely to ever stay in this hotel again unless it was refurbished or they were offering more reasonable rates in line with the quality of the hotel.

Room Tip: Pay a little extra for a sea view if you insist on staying here!
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Diamantino S, General Manager at Tivoli Carvoeiro, responded to this review, 11 August 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us. We are sorry that the room you stayed in did not meet your expectations.
We look forward to being able to welcome you back again.
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Diamantino Silvestre
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

What a magnificent time we had staying at the Tivoli Carvoeiro. The staff were very helpful and the view from our balcony was amazing. Sitting on the balcony on an evening and listening to the waves crashing on to the beach below was so relaxing. If you are a steak lover then you must try The Wolf, the steak was cooked perfect and so tender, you cut through it like a hot knife through butter. For a perfect Pina Colada then go to The Joker Bar and ask for Sarah or Nelson. Would highly recommend the hotel and the area.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Diamantino S, General Manager at Tivoli Carvoeiro, responded to this review, 11 August 2014
Dear Guest,
Thnak you so much for your kind review and excellent rating on TripAdvisor. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at the Tivoli Carvoeiro.
Looking forward to welcoming you back again.
Kind Regards
Diamantino Silvestre
General Manager
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Oban, Scotland
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

First time to Portugal, arrived at hotel, check in very smooth & efficient. If you sign up for the rewards card (it's free) you get free wifi & a free newspaper everyday.
Yes, the hotel rooms are dated... BUT the rooms are very clean, & everything works. Loads of sunbeds round the pool so no need to reserve!
The only downside for us was the price of drink & food in the hotel... That's a Shame as we would have liked to sit & enjoy a drink admiring the view every night.
The first restaurant you come to when walking into town on the right hand side... Vimar restaurant is well worth a visit, not a big menu but the food is great & very well priced & so are the drinks... Be warned.... The desserts are massive!
Overall... We had a great time & are planning to return in October.

Stayed July 2014
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Diamantino S, General Manager at Tivoli Carvoeiro, responded to this review, 28 July 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you for choosing the Tivoli Carvoeiro for your holiday stay and the rating on TripAdvisor. We very much appreciate your comments and hope to see you back again in October.
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Diamantino Silvestre
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weymouth
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20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

hallo and thanks to tivoli hotel for finding us one of your delux rooms we had 9 nights there from the 2nd july 2014 we stayed on a bed and breakfast basis fantastic restaurant 5 minutes walk up the road first one on the right thop man pete the owner fantastic and prices to match anaway the staff at the hotel were great will come back again, loved it not a sound in the room nice lagos one not as good patrick bayview hotel weymouth dorset uk

Room Tip: rooms 118 119 120 121 122 great
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Patrick F
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Diamantino S, General Manager at Tivoli Carvoeiro, responded to this review, 28 July 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you for choosing the Tivoli Carvoeiro for your holiday saty and the rating on TripAdvisor.
I was so glad that you enjoyed you stay and you found our service met your expectations. I have passed on your kind words to all the team.
I do hope you will come back to stay with us soon.
Kind Regards
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eneral Manager
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Scotland
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

We stayed here recently for a couple of nights (July 2014). The hotel location is a bit out the way up a hill but once your up there the views are absolutely stunning!!

The hotel is sadly in need of a bit of TLC. If you like bamboo and wicker though you'll be in heaven :) ! The rooms are very dated; basic bathrooms, portable Grundig TV's, no Alarm Clocks, old curtains, carpets and furniture. On the balconies there were 2 plastic chairs and a mini table - for a hotel which such views to not have loungers or a 'proper' table was bizarre.

Most of the rooms I was told had single beds which needed to be pulled together for couples - again strange for this level of hotel.

Certainly not what I would call 4*.

We were on a B&B rate. The breakfast was busy but not mental. Choice was decent but the quality was average. There always seemed to be a big line for the omelettes - perhaps because the rest of the food was not so good.

There were a couple of pools outside which were nice (no problems getting beds) but I think for slightly older kids it could get a bit boring as apart from these and the indoor pool there wasn't much to do. Outside there's a table tennis table which seemed to be on it lasts legs, a PS3 and a portable tele with a Penguin game on it and some darts though!

Room wise if you are going I would strongly recommend paying the extra for a sea view. The views are totally stunning and the one saving grace of the hotel

Location is decent - if you walk down the hill there's a few nice restaurants.

Staff were generally efficient. Management were nice.

Probably wouldn't go back unless it got a major refurb though.

Room Tip: Go for a seaview all the time!! It's worth the extra money.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank SquidAndBeans
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Diamantino S, General Manager at Tivoli Carvoeiro, responded to this review, 28 July 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you for sharing your experience of staying at the Tivoli Carvoeiro. We are sorry that we were not able to meet your expectations.
We all look forward to being able to welcome you back again.
Best Regards
Diamantino Silvestre
General Manager
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Property: Tivoli Carvoeiro
Address: Apartado 1299 - Vale do Covo | Praia do Carvoeiro, Carvoeiro 8400-553, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Carvoeiro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Carvoeiro
#4 Romantic Hotel in Carvoeiro
#5 Luxury Hotel in Carvoeiro
#6 Family Hotel in Carvoeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Tivoli Carvoeiro 4*
Number of rooms: 293
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the picturesque town of Carvoeiro, where the sea has carved endless, intriguing little bays into the cliffs, stands a unique 4 star hotel in the Algarve, ideal for a beach holiday or business meetings. With a privileged location on the cliff top overlooking Vale Covo, the half-moon meeting rooms at this resort provide the ideal scenario for unforgettable congresses and banquets or great family holidays. The excellent cuisine in the great bars and restaurants at the Tivoli Carvoeiro promise to satisfy even the most demanding of palates. If blue is your favourite colour, go on an in-depth exploration of the Algarve sea with our Diving Centre. However, if green is your colour you might want to opt for one of many excellent golf courses. ... more   less 
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