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Carvi Beach Hotel Algarve
Ranked #12 of 53 Hotels in Lagos
Reviewed 27 April 2014

There is absolutely nothing I can complain about...everything is excellent about this Hotel..we booked this hotel after checking the reviews but had no idea what nice surprise was waiting for us after we reach there..it is great value for money..superb location with a cozy balcony overlooking the deep blue sea..the beautiful beach is just few steps away..breakfast was very good..just everything is excellent.
Also noticed that the owner of the hotel reads each and every review and responds also..which is a sign of 'trying to improve further and excel'..
keep going..cheers !!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Victor P, Owner at Carvi Beach Hotel Algarve, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2014

Dear Satarupa C,

Well, that was a great review to read! I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us so much! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us such great comments, we are certainly doing everything we can to improve!

Thanks again!
Victor

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Reviewed 7 April 2014

The Carvi Hotel was wonderful. Its location could not be any better, with just a set of stairs between you and Dona Ana Beach, one of the most famous in Lagos. It's convenient to hike along to cliffs and see stunning views of the Atlantic and the beaches. The rooms were clean and had large balconies, and the breakfast was expansive and delicious. It was the perfect place to stay for the weekend, and I found the staff very helpful and patient!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Victor P, Owner at Carvi Beach Hotel Algarve, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2014

Dear Allison D,

Glad to hear that you had a good stay! It sounds like you must have gotten some good pictures while exploring! Visit again soon!

Best,
Victor

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Reviewed 5 January 2014

We spent 2 nights at this hotel and it was just a wonderful stay. Location wise it cannot get any better with the beach (Dona Ana) within just walkable distance, hardly 2 minutes. The hotel can be reached by public transportation and there is also a road train that stops right in front of the beach.The Camelo beach and Ponta da Piedade are all within walkable distance too. There are not too many restaurants around the hotel and you have to walk probably 15 minutes towards the town to find a decent one. The staff at the hotel were very friendly and helpful. The room was pretty basic,spacious enough with a balcony. The breakfast could be better with little bit of variety. Otherwise, it is definitely a good value for money.

Room Tip: Room with the sea view will never disappoint. Just have to pay little extra :)
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Victor P, Owner at Carvi Beach Hotel Algarve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2014

Dear SNTravellers,

Thank you for taking some time to review our hotel! It certainly sounds like you had a great time exploring and visiting the beach. Hopefully you get to visit Portugal again and take in some sun and beach :)

Best,
Victor

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Reviewed 29 November 2013

We give this hotel a rating of 5 as my husband and myself had a lovely stay at this hotel. Nothing was too much bother for any of the staff and all were extremely friendly. we would like to give the male bar tender a special mention as he loved to sing and the music chosen at night was well chosen. he was very pleasant and after a group left leaving such a mess he said nothing and got on with the job singing. we cannot remember his name but well done.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Victor P, Owner at Carvi Beach Hotel Algarve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2013

Dear ROberta12345133,

Thank you for the great review! Our staff loves to hear that they made a guest's stay so I will pass along the message and we will keep up the good work!

See you next time,
Victor

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Reviewed 25 November 2013

I rate Carvi a 5, purely on value for money. That's not to say the place is perfect.
The Carvi is ideally located right by the beautiful beach. There is also a pub only 100m from Carvi that shows sports and serves good value meals with some nice healthy options.
The walk from Carvi to town is a leisurely 15 minutes & perfectly safe.

The views from the balcony of the rooms are very nice overlooking the water. The balcony also has table and chairs perfect for lunch; You can buy bread, wine and food for sandwiches at the nearby supermarket. The rooms themselves are very spacious and comfortable.

We stayed here 5 nights and saw more than a few tour groups staying here. The problem with Carvi is that they seem to cater more for overnight tour bus crowds. The buffet breakfasts never change with limited variety, and also it would be a much appreciated simple touch if they were to include a bar fridge with some basic cutlery in the rooms to accommodate longer term holiday makers. There was nothing like this in our room.

Wifi is available only in common areas of the premises and not the rooms.

From the Faro airport we used Yellowfish transfers to take us to Carvi. They were reliable, reasonably priced and offered a friendly comfortable service.

Restaurant recommendation; Fernando Steakhouse, on Rua Portas de Portugal, 95. Bookings are advisable. The house red wine is amazing. And cheap!!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Victor P, Owner at Carvi Beach Hotel Algarve, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2013

Dear piarts_ontour,

Thank you for taking some time our of your day to leave us some comments. We are glad to hear that your stay was enjoyable and a good value!

If you do return to Lagos and Carvi, we do not have many tour during the summer months. in the Spring and Fall months we tend to have more large groups who are traveling throughout Europe! We apologize if this was an inconvenience during your stay. We will work harder at making these groups fit more seamlessly!

Best,
Victor

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Reviewed 24 November 2013 via mobile

The staff at the hotel were very friendly, with a special mention for Francisco the night porter. The rooms were clean and the breakfast a self-service continental style, with nice cooked meats, breads, coffee and fresh fruit. There was a rooftop pool which was a bit cool in September but I would imagine perfect in the summer.

Two of us went surfing and two golfing and there was plenty of both within short drives if hotel carvi. The beach literally at the end of the road was picturesque. Shame about the derelict hotel next door but there's nothing they can do about that.

I loved Lagos and plan to return and for the price I wouldn't look any further than Hotel Carvi.

Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Victor P, Owner at Carvi Beach Hotel Algarve, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2013

Dear BoroboyG,

Glad to hear you had a great stay with us! I will pass along your comments to Francisco; I'm sure he would love to hear that he made your stay better!

Hope to see you again!

Best,
Victor

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Reviewed 13 November 2013

This beach hotel is very close to the ocean and you should request a room with a sea view otherwise the back of the hotel is not a view at all. It’s a very plain hotel, but the staff are friendly. The only drawback with the room is the sand, and being a beach hotel I understand that can be a problem. They should consider putting a broom and dustpan in the room because you don’t know how much sand is hidden inside your swimsuit until you take it off ☺

The hotel is about a 20 minute walk into town where all the restaurants are and it’s not a scenic route by any means. The economic troubles for this town are visible with many hotels and restaurants closed for business, but inside the town walls is where all the action is.

The beach near the hotel is wonderful and has little inlets and caves and depending upon the tides you can either walk to or take a quick swim around.

Across from the stairs to the beach is a slippery slope to the bluffs that run along the edge overlooking the ocean. This is too steep and do not attempt it, there is an easier and safer way. Walk back towards the hotel and before you get to the traffic circle, on your left, beside the white chain link fence is a path, very easy to walk and many, many trails that will take you along the coast to another beach as well as the lighthouse on the point. If you like to hike it is an easy walk and the views are wonderful, I highly recommend it.

Along the way you’ll come to another beach with a huge staircase that goes down to the water, but the real treat is the restaurant before you go down the stairs. Wonderful seafood and the staff is busy, busy serving all the vacationers. The grilled fish was wonderful and the beer was tasty too.

Back on the trail and just before the lighthouse is another stairway down to the water where you can hire a boat for 12 euros a person to take you on a half an hour trip to the caves and grottos along the cliff side. This is a great way to take photos of the shoreline and much easier and safer, than maneuvering a kayak in the surf.

This was one of my most favourite days on our trip. Don’t forget the sunscreen!

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a sea view.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Victor P, Owner at Carvi Beach Hotel Algarve, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2013

Dear Cheryl F,

Thank you for the great review! It certainly sounds like you explored all of what Lagos has to offer! The views along the hiking trails are definitely amazing, I believe all our guests should give hiking a shot!

Hope to see you again,
Victor

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Additional Information about Carvi Beach Hotel Algarve

Address: Alameda Doutor Armando Soares Ribeiro | Praia Dona Ana, Apartado 33, Lagos 8600-500, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Lagos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Lagos
#8 Spa Hotel in Lagos
#21 Romantic Hotel in Lagos
Price Range: £34 - £135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Carvi Beach Hotel Algarve 3*
Number of rooms: 103
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in one of the most beautiful beaches on the Algarve coast, south of Portugal, is the Carvi Beach Hotel. Lagos, a city with more than 2.000 years of history, like many coastal towns in Portugal, Lagos has a special relation with the sea that is firmly established in history, culture, architecture and gastronomic patrimony. ... more   less 
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