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Hotel Baia Cristal

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Vale de Centianes, Carvoeiro 8400-525, Portugal
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My friend and I were moved here from the sister hotel as we wanted a balcony that we could both sit on at the same time!!! We were led to believe that we were being upgraded to a "superior suite" Ha! Ha! Ha!, The apartment was badly in need of refurbishment, it seemed to us as if this block of... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Returned from our one week holiday from Hotel Cristal. The Hotel was not large and had more of a villa feel. Our room 107 , had a lovely sea view on the ground floor. Which I would highly recommend the extra payment , very chilled, quite with a garden area. Rooms are clean and basic. However had a broken shower... More

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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Booked this hotel as part of a British Airways package. Room was fine, bed was a little hard but all in all clean and fine. Flush on toilet broke and they fixed it within an hour. I was on half board, and wished I hadn't bothered - the food was not good. Breakfast was cold & greasy (I gave up... More

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Hoddesdon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Have just spent a lovely 7 day holiday at the Hotel Baia Cristal with my girlfriend. We very much enjoyed our stay. The hotel was well presented and in general the staff were very polite and helpful, although we found that sometimes service was a little slow. Maybe a few more staff serving would have sped this up. The food... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My ten nights all inclusive were a mixed bag. On arrival I couldn't of be greeted any better . The staff are mostly lovely , but I kept hearing when I asked for stuff that what I wanted was not for FREE , there's me thinking I had prepaid for everything in advance , I don't mind been told these... More

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NelsonPascoal, Manager at Hotel Baia Cristal, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We regret that your expectations have been short of what was actually waiting. We have roules and we know what to serve, where to serve and when to serve. During the check-in you probably got all the information regarding our "all inclusive" system. However you may have found a too demanding employee that that don't have these instructions... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have just come home after spending 7 nights at Hotel Baia Crista with my 12 year old daughter. It was to celebrate my birthday. The hotel itself is lovely but there is a bit of a walk to the beach, and the description of a beach and spa resort is suggestive that the beach is directly outside the hotel... More

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NelsonPascoal, Manager at Hotel Baia Cristal, responded to this review

Dear guest, I would like to thank you for your very illustrative review, your comments are appreciated and really tells all potencial visitors a lot about Hotel Baía Cristal and Carvoeiro and the enviroment that can be found. e arem very happy to hear that you were satisfied with the services and quality of the resort in general, and particularly... More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I've stayed at the Hotel Baia Cristal a number of times and in 2014, the hotel is going downhill. There seems to be a drive to cut costs which is reflected in the quality expected for a claimed four star hotel. The breakfast is so poor, we ate out after two attempts of our five night stay. The 'hot' food... More

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Hotel & service wonderful. Food great & nothing was too much trouble. Would highly recomend & may well visit again, Brian & Sheila Transfer service green bus very good.The building & bedrooms were high quality

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NelsonPascoal, Manager at Hotel Baia Cristal, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you very much for your nice review. We are very pleased to know how much you enjoyed your stay at Hotel Baía Cristal. We look forward to welcome you back in the not too distant future. Warm regards, Nelson Pascoal More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

My daughter visited with a friend..nice hotel, but wouldn't go back. More suited for older couples and young families. About 15minutes walk to the beach and located on a hillside. Website says there is a club at hotel. .but there is nothing there at all. First hol

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NelsonPascoal, Gerente at Hotel Baia Cristal, responded to this review

Dear guest, We appreciate your comments about your daughter's holiday at the Hotel Baía Cristal which we appreciate. We welcome everybody to our hotel but probably the period when her daughter was with us were more mature couples. Thank you, More

4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The hotel room we stayed in was big, the shower was abysmal, brown water came out of the tap and cigarettes butts came up from the sink. Breakfast was below average. Staff were friendly and the Spa was very good. Pool was average. 10-15min walk from the main street where the restaurants are.

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NelsonPascoal, Manager at Hotel Baia Cristal, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We regret that you have not reported any anomaly concerning the shower and water coloration during your stay, because then we would have solved the problem at the moment. We hope to have the pleasure of receiving the near future again. Sincerely, Nelson Pascoal More

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Address: Vale de Centianes, Carvoeiro 8400-525, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Carvoeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Baia Cristal 4*
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Baia Cristal Hotel
Baia Cristal Vale Centianes
Hotel Baia Cristal Carvoeiro, Portugal - Algarve

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Located in one of the most beautiful places in the Algarve, on a cliff top, the Hotel Baia Cristal offers a peaceful atmosphere with a fantastic sea view. Upon the beach of Vale Centeanes and 1700 m from Carvoeiro beach, this 4 star hotel has 120 rooms. With areas from 36m2 to 55m2, Hotel Baia Cristal has at your disposal 14 Suites sea view, 10 Suites garden view, 38 Rooms sea view and 58 Rooms land view, with Private bathroom, Satellite TV, Individual A/C, Minibar, Safe, Direct dial telephone, Balcony, Tea and Coffee facilities, Kitchenette (only in suites). Hotel Baia Cristal has at your disposal Restaurant Gaivota, a cosy restaurant with beautiful views to the sea. Open for breakfast and dinner with Portuguese and international cuisine; and Bar "Albatroz", a relaxing bar with live music, ideal for enjoying the sunset in the company of a delicious cocktail. The terrace serves meals and snacks throughout the day. During the Summer, there is also Barbeques, where guests can enjoy barbecues by the pool, filled with popular music and dance; and also a Pool Bar "BierGarten", where it is possible to enjoy refreshing drinks throughout the day. For Leisure, there are two outdoor Swimming pools, a kid's club, Tennis court, Giant chess board, Indoor Swimming pool, Sauna, Turkish bath, Fitness room, Massage and body treatment room, Games room (snooker, table football, ping pong and video games). For business purposes, there is Meeting room "Lagoa" with Capacity up to 80 people (8,5m x 10,85m x 2,29m). Other services: 24 Hour reception, Multilingual staff, Tour and information desk, Wireless internet, Live music, Car rental, Private parking, and a Shuttle bus to Carvoeiro. Vale de Centeanes Beach: 300m, Carvoeiro Beach: 1.7 km, Lagoa: 7.5 km, Portimao: 16 km, Faro Airport (FAO): 65 km, Lisbon Airport (LIS): 275 km. ... more   less 
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