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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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    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
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    4 of 5 stars
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Porto, Portugal
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I had booked a 6 day stay in the Holiday Inn, and had specifically looked for a 4 or 5 star hotel as I wanted a nice relaxing stay without any hassle. Big mistake, huge in fact. This is a 2 star hotel at best, and for me was a seemingly endless set of problems. I had problems with: the... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

2nd visit here and as always a lovely stay. Staff pleasant and helpful, food very good and always a good choice. Rooms excellent and beds very comfortable. Beach is great just a few steps from hotel. Although this hotels mainly caters for the Saga groups it's still entertaining just sitting in reception watching the shenanigans!!!! Would definitely return.

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United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just come back from a long weekend to charge up batteries, which it did. We loved the fact we could hear the waves from our room, breakfast was ok had all the normal full english stuff but nothing original. The bar was lovely but a little over priced. Our room was lovely but I think the place needs... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an excellent beach side hotel with all the necessary amenities for having a leisurely break anytime of year. It has a pool an outside bar and it's own access to the beach and the sea views are magnificent. The staff are most helpful in every way and the accommodation is first class. Claudia and Alice in reception were... More

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

Thank you very much for your fantastic review. We very much appreciate your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday with us, and to know that you are planning to return next year. Kindest regards Vicki Good More

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes hotel is in good location and on most excellent beach. BUT Rooms terrible. We had a so called refurbished Seaview. Can't believe other reviews. We went out as much as possible. STAFF MISERABLE: There is only Claudia who knows how to meet and greet visitors on reception. Glad she was still there and as good as she was on... More

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

We are very sorry to read your review. These are not the standards that we aim for nor those that we normally achieve. We will contact you directly - as we need to know which room you were in. We will investigate each point and will ensure that the issues are rectified. Our apologies. Vicki Good More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here with Saga for 2 weeks and had an excellent holiday. We had a non seaview room but it was a very large room & large bathroom and a balcony overlooking the street. The buffet food was as good as any we've had before and the All Inclusive drinks perfectly acceptable . The staff are very friendly and... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed here several times and really enjoy the wonderful location right on the beach. The hotel itself was taken over by the Holiday Inn several years ago ,it was originally built in the 1960s so dated in its design and obviously there is only so much a hotel can do to improve certain things. The rooms are comfortable... More

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is situated in a very nice location near the beach with fabulous views and shaded gardens. The staff are willing and helpful. The pool is quite small and very deep. The lifts are not totally reliable. The food was not of a good standard in either quality or variety. The soft drinks that were served to Saga guests... More

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Algarve, responded to this review

Dear ElaineClemmy, Thank you for your recent stay with us and for reviewing our property. I am pleased to know that our location worked for your needs and that you found our staff commendable. On the other hand, please accept our sincerest apologies for any inconvenience the food selection and the hotel amenities/ facilities may have caused you. We greatly... More

Sacramento, CA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is not what you would expect when you hear the name Holiday Inn. Not that there is anything at all wrong with your typical Holiday Inn, but you usually dont associate it with beachfront property and fine dining. The restaurant had a great breakfast/dinner selection, fitness center, and location. Also, the room was clean and comfortable. I was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for two days and it turned out to be a very relaxing experience. Hotel staff is very friendly, works well together, and pay attention to detail. Managers on duty were very accommodating with certain requests we had and never said no. Overall a great stay.

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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: 189
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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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