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Holiday Inn Algarve

4.0 of 5 Avenida Marginal, Armacao de Pera 8365-909, Portugal (Formerly Hotel Garbe)
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Balsall Common, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed here on mixture of iHG Reward Nights and paying guest. Easy to find and free parking for car although would be difficult at busier times. Very efficient booking in. Had a few small issues in room which were immediately rectified. Individual air conditioners which are invaluable for those hot nights. We did have the patio door open at night... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel has such a fantastic location right on the white sandy beach. Rooms are very clean, looked after each day and the sea view rooms have a view to die for. All the staff are so helpful and friendly. We stayed half board the breakfasts were excellent plenty variety cold meats, cheeses, and a buffet full breakfast. An indoor... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is nice and relaxing. The rooms are comfortable and kept clean and tidy by polite housekeeping staff. All staff are welcoming and seem proud of the hotel. The food is nice and at breakfast there is a lot of choice. The cooked breakfast is very good. There is a nice swimming pool and decent sun terrace. I feel... More 

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Ringwood, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This location of this hotel must be one of the best on the Algarve. Rooms are comfortable and clean. Views from the ocean facing balcony are spectacular. The buffet breakfast and dinner were of good quality and there was plenty of choice. Staff were helpful and dealt with a small problem we had very efficiently. Would definitely stay there again.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stayed here December 2014 and could´nt fault it for value.Good breakfast, good rooms, spacious, clean with sea view and a very friendly and accommodating staff. The location is stunning, the beach is absolutely amazing,just down a set of steps a long sandy beach!!!! The view from the restaurant and bar are stunning, looking over the ocean!!! The pool looked small... More 

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Sherborne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Stayed here over Xmas and New Year with husband, daughter and elderly parents. Hotel location fantastic, it really is right on the beach. Slept every night with balcony doors open to listen to the sound of the ocean. Well worth the extra for a sea view. Spacious room, tea making in room, a big bonus. Bathroom not the most modern,... More 

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HolidayInnAlgarve, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Algarve, responded to this review

Good afternoon, Thank you very much for your great review and recommendation. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, and very much appreciate all your comments. Thank you also for participating in the Charity swims. We hope it will not be too long before you return. Kindest regards Vicki Good More 

Sheffield
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Formly known as the Garbe the change of name hasn't changed how great this hotel is. The staff are exceptional and have been there for years (most over 25 years) and it's great to see familiar faces everytime you visit coupled with the amazing service. As soon as you warm in you are created by a lovely large lobby &... More 

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HolidayInnAlgarve, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Algarve, responded to this review

Good Morning, We very much appreciate you taking the time and the trouble to review our Hotel. We thank you for your great comments and recommendation. We all look forward to welcoming you back here again in the near future. Kindest regards. Vicki Good More 

Coalville, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Checking in was efficient and friendly; even if you are traveling on a heavily discounted rate, if you are a member of IHG's Rewards Club, show your card in case you can get free Wi-Fi. We were upgraded to a room with a sea view - had a small balcony. The hotel is so close to the beach, if you... More 

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HolidayInnAlgarve, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Algarve, responded to this review

Good Morning, Thank you for your great review and recommendation. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, and hope it will not be too long before you return. Kindest regards Vicki Good More 

Leuven, Belgium
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Holiday Inn is a nice hotel,but some rooms have bad soundproof, as rooms 12,13,14(not seaview) probably in each floor.You hear a lot the neighbour,opening and closing the wardrobe and drawer. You hear the noises of the bathroom of the neighbour almost as they were in your own bathroom. The TV channels are also poor ,not so much news channels,no portugese... More 

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HolidayInnAlgarve, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Algarve, responded to this review

Good Morning, Thank you for reviewing your stay at our Hotel. We are sorry to learn that your were troubled by noise from the next room - had we been aware of this we would have offered you a different room. With regard to the televison, we do have the Portuguese Channels, along with BBC1, Channel 4 and ITV1. Kindest... More 

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Address: Avenida Marginal, Armacao de Pera 8365-909, Portugal (Formerly Hotel Garbe)
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Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Armacao de Pera
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Holiday Inn Algarve 4*
Number of rooms: 184
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Algarve Hotel
Garbe Hotel Armação De Pera
Holiday Inn Algarve Armacao De Pera, Portugal

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