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Carvi Hotel Lagos
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Praia Dona Ana, Apartado 33, Lagos 8600-500, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #19 of 51 Hotels in Lagos
Horsham, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Excellent hotel, staff and location - Book it now.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We stayed in this hotel the 1st week of August, and thought it was fabulous. Sitting right on an beautiful beach, which does get busy, but not that bad. The hotel was very clean, with good rooms with the most comfortable hotel bed I have slept in for a long time. All the staff and customer service was excellent during our stay, and the AC units sit outside the room, so you can sleep without the usual AC noise. Breakfast was, as mentioned basic, but perfectly acceptable, if you want a fry up go to Blackpool! The pool area and mid terrance are both excellent and the views across the bay and out to see are breathtaking. I could not speak highly enough of this hotel. If you are thinking of the this hotel book it now!

It is an easy walk to town either along the cliff tops or down the main road, with loads of places to eat in the old town. Would highly recommend eating in Meu Limao Tapas Bar as the food was amazing, great service and excellent value, its on Rua Silva Lopes. Also worth a trip on one of the Kayak ours along the coast line.

Room Tip: We had a part see view room, so not sure what the rooms out back are like.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Victor P, Owner at Carvi Hotel Lagos, responded to this review, August 16, 2013
Dear Fisher_JJ,

Wow! Thank you so much for the amazing and comprehensive review of Carvi and the city of Lagos! I will pass along all of your comments to my staff as I'm sure it will put a smile on their faces.

We are so glad that we made your stay a great one and hopefully we will see you again soon!

Best,
Victor
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Overlooking the best beach in Lagos, Priaia d'Ana, this hotel was perfect. It was clean, modern, had internet access and a gorgeous roof top pool. Only a few minutes walk from the centre of Lagos, brilliant!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Victor P, Owner at Carvi Hotel Lagos, responded to this review, August 8, 2013
Dear RuthTooty,

So glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! Hopefully you return to Lagos and see us again!

Best,
Victor
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bskhol
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Good, clean, basic hotel: right next to beautiful Praja Dona Ana beach, Algarve rocks. The view was to kill for! 10-15 minutes away from the center of Lagos. Many small restaurants next to it, free wifi. Parking in front of hotel. Overall impression was: we got what we paid for and were satisfied.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Victor P, Owner at Carvi Hotel Lagos, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Dear bskhol,

Thank you for the comments! We are very glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed your time at the Carvi Hotel!

Hopefully we will see you again so that we can exceed your expectations instead of meeting them. The view will be waiting for you!

Regards,
Victor
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

Positives include location, value, staff, nearby restaurants and cleanliness.
Negatives include a very busy breakfast service in a room with poor layout.
Well worth a visit, and I would very happily stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Victor P, Owner at Carvi Hotel Lagos, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Dear garethjohnjenkins,

Glad you enjoyed your time in Lagos and thank you for your comments! Our staff is always elated to hear that they helped make someone's stay great.

We work everyday towards improving our hotel so we thank you tremendously for the constructive feedback. Breakfast is an area that we have improved on greatly but we continue to find better ways to do things. Hopefully next time you stay, everything will be absolutely perfect!

See you next time,
Victor
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La Linea de la Concepcion, Spain
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

My Wife and I stayed end of July 2013 in Carvi however the Terrace was not needed and we could have saved €60 in 2 nights by staying on the Garden side. The Reception staff was very nice and helpful, the breakfast buffet had everything you could wish for and Wifi was limited because a lot of people used it in the lobby and the roof all the time ( update Facebook I guess ).
The beach is very close from the Hotel and I would recommend to do the Kayaking Trip, you get picked up from the Hotel and 3 hours for €25 PP you can't go wrong.

Room Tip: We stayed in 201 ( sea view) and big Terrace, but next time we would stay on the garden side as you...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Victor P, Owner at Carvi Hotel Lagos, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Dear MoDoJoe,

Thank you for the great review of the Carvi Hotel! We definitely agree that you can't go wrong with the Kayaking trip, it doesn't get better.

Next time you stay with us, please feel free to let the Front Desk know your room preference and we will surely accommodate your needs! See you next time!

Regards,
Victor
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Carvi is basic, bright, clean & comfortable. Highlights were the spotless roof top pool (where we always got loungers without a problem) and the roof top terrace with relaxing sea views. If oranges, fresh bread and good coffee are all you need for breakfast then you'll be fine. The quality of the other breakfast items was disappointing. Bring your own hairdryer! They are apparently available at reception tho I couldn't get one on a few occasions. The local bus stops outside the door making the short trip into Lagos town very cheap & easy. The bus also goes to Lagos (uncrowded) beach - where we enjoyed the miles of golden sand & good bathing. Great restaurants close by. Definitely go back someday!

Room Tip: go for sea view!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Victor P, Owner at Carvi Hotel Lagos, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
Dear Honor-10,

Thank you for the great review! It's always refreshing to read a lovely and informative comment. See you next time!

Best,
Victor
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northampton
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Lovely small hotel well run, nice breakie though not your standard full english, continental with good coffee and plenty of grub. Lovely sea views from the roof terrace. Nice location beach 2 miin walk 20 mins to town where there's plenty going on for young and old, hilly walk though in places.
Downside was the derelict hotel next door.

Room Tip: ask for a room not near the derelict hotel next door
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Victor P, Owner at Carvi Hotel Lagos, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
Dear sam1166,

Glad you enjoyed your time at the Carvi Hotel. Luckily the sea views never get old! See you again next time you make it to Portugal!

Best,
Victor
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Address: Praia Dona Ana, Apartado 33, Lagos 8600-500, Portugal
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Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Lagos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Lagos
#11 Family Hotel in Lagos
#11 Spa Hotel in Lagos
#18 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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