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“Go for the staff” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Carvi Hotel Lagos
Ranked #12 of 51 Hotels in Lagos
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Go for the staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

The Carvi is a wonderful hotel made wonderful by its staff. After so many bad experiences with other places, even the smallest faults at this hotel could be overlooked, because of its smiling customer service. The only heads up I would give you is there is no mini fridge, which after having paid for a balcony with sea room, would have been nice to have some cold drinks and water ready for the evenings. We learned you could just ask for an ice bucket and ice and it did the job.

Side note tips.
1. Girls, don't bring wedges, Lagos is very 'hippy chic' and the cobblestone to and from the hotel will slow you down.
2. you can get a bus from faro airport to train station at 2 pounds (which come hourly) but taxi is a tenner, its also only a tenner from lagos train to hotel though once you get your bearings its an easy walk if you have suitcases with wheels!
3. Check out Praia de Luz beach.. again a tenner each way but if you are doing watersports, the prices you save at this beach will make up for the cab fare, plus the guys are an amazing help and the sand beach is gorgeous!

Room Tip: I paid a bit more for "side sea view" we never used it though as when you sit down you cat...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank gylleigh
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Victor P, Owner at Carvi Hotel Lagos, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Dear gylleigh,

Thank you for the comments! I will certainly pass along the message to our staff; they are very happy to hear that guests recognize how hard they work.

We apologize for the lack of mini-fridge in the room. We do have one available by request but providing them in every room is not feasible for us to do as we are only a 3-Star hotel.

Thank you again and hope to see you next season!
Victor
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Bath, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

We stayed for 5 days in July 2014 and thought that the hotel was great. The staff were so helpful and friendly, the pool was lovely and quiet and you are minutes from the beach. Really great place, would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Victor P, Owner at Carvi Hotel Lagos, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Dear Lucy G,

Thank you for the lovely comments! Hope to see you again soon!

Best,
Victor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

We booked the Carvi for it's beach location at Praia D. Ana.
Since it is only a 3 star we did not expect a Spa, but noticed a flyer at reception.
My wife booked a massage and what a surprise!
She had the most wonderful, relaxing massage in a long time. The therapist seems well trained with "healing hands" and is very friendly.
It is called "The Spa Room" - and you need to book at reception!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Algarvi
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Victor P, Owner at Carvi Hotel Lagos, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Dear Algarvi,

Thank you for your review! The Spa Room is an amenity that we added just this summer so I am glad that your wife enjoyed her massage! Hope to see you again!

Best,
Victor
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

My family and I stayed at the Carvi for 3 nights in early July 2014. My only complaint is that we didn't stay longer! The location was great-right beside the beach and about a 15 minute walk into town for all of the shopping/nightlife, etc. The breakfast was wonderful with a nice variety! I've stayed at hotels where they stop putting food out when it starts to near the end of breakfast, but not at Carvi. 5 minutes before the end of breakfast, the staff was still putting out fresh food and refilling trays that were running low. Speaking of the staff, they were AMAZING!!! They were constantly on top of things there: cleaning non-stop, making sure any needs you had were met, etc. They were extremely polite and helpful! Since we had our toddler with us, we needed lots of milk. Each time I asked for some, the staff ran and got it and/or poured it with a smile (and most of the time with some sweet cooing at my daughter). I even went into the bar area at 12:30am to request some and they were more than happy to accommodate me! I could go on for hours about how wonderful they all were! We truly enjoyed our stay there and will for sure be back again during our next trip to Portugal!!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank Alyson M
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Victor P, Owner at Carvi Hotel Lagos, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Dear Alyson M,

Thank you for such a lovely review! We are elated to hear that you enjoyed your time in Portugal so much. Hotels are such an integral part of the vacation process so I am glad that we could be a rock for you! We have worked very hard at improving our breakfast so thank you for the lovely comments!

Hope to see you again!
Victor
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Downpatrick, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

Stayed in this hotel in April/May. A nice comfortable hotel beside the beautiful Ana beach. The only draw back was that it was quite a bit out of lagos and involved climbing a lot of steep hills. Having said that, the wee train called at the hotel every hour and we usually took a taxi back from the town centre which was quite reasonably priced. The rooms were very clean and comfortable and the breakfasts were substantial and very tasty.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Mary_MD4904HU
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Victor P, Owner at Carvi Hotel Lagos, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Dear Mary_MD4904HU,

Thank you for taking a minute to leave us a review! We are happy to hear that you had a clean and enjoyable holiday in Lagos!

Hope to see you next year,
Victor
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

The carvi hotel is literally a stones throw away from a gorgeous beach, so the location is ideal for beach goers. To go into the town its around a 20 min walk and costs around 8 to 10 euros in a taxi which the hotel kindly rings for you when requested. The number 2 bus can also take you into town, this stops outside the hotel. The reception have the timetable for this.
On arrival we checked in and although we were before the check in time our room was ready. The receptionist was extremely helpful at pointing out good restaurants, and the ones we did try were yummy!!
The room was very clean and morning. We had a room at the back of the hotel so had a view of a wall but flowers had been put to make the view nice. King size bed, tv and hair dryer in the room. There was a safe which was 10 euro deposit and 3 euros a day. Rooms were cleaned every day whilst we were out, apart from one day when we came back about 3.30. We asked the cleaner just to do the bathroom on this occasion as we were in.
Nice clean pool, although it was very good. Good sunbathing area around it, i would say about 20 sunloungers. Pool food bar was nice, good selection of food.
Breakfast- there was a selection of breads, conserves, ham, cheese, yoghurts, scrambled and boiled eggs, mini sausages and tea, coffee and juices.
Bar at night opens at 5, the barman is very friendly. Theres a pool table and 2 tvs in there.
Lovely hotel would stay again. Just be careful on the stairs as the are very slippy if ur wearing the foamy beach flip flops, i feel on the way down near the bottom where there was no stair rail, it was fine though just a bruise.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Stacey W
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Victor P, Owner at Carvi Hotel Lagos, responded to this review, 31 July 2014
Dear Stacey W,

I hope you were ok on the stairs! If this ever happens again please do not hesitate to bring it to our attention. We can provide ice and help when needed!

As for your stay, I'm happy to hear that everything was clean and comfortable during your stay!

Hope you had a safe trip home!
Victor
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salt lake city
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

Rating of 5 due to wonderful front desk staff. So very kind and helpful in every way. Great location. Easy access to the beautiful beach, maybe the best beach in Lagos. Some rooms have a view of the water. Free parking a plus. Basic room and towels, but quiet, and spacious enough. Nice pool. Check the hotel's website for their booking calendar. Depending on the time of year, the prices vary, but great deals can be had just outside of the most popular times.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank sophiaperu
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Victor P, Owner at Carvi Hotel Lagos, responded to this review, 31 July 2014
Dear sophiaperu,

Thanks for the great comments! Glad to hear everyone was kind to you and made your stay a great one!

Best,
Victor
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Additional Information about Carvi Hotel Lagos

Property: Carvi Hotel Lagos
Address: Praia Dona Ana, Lagos 8601-901, 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 (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Carvi Hotel Lagos 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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Also Known As:
Lagos Carvi Hotel
Sol e Praia Lagos

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