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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 #21 of 54 hotels in Lagos
West Palm Beach, Florida
1 review
“Awesome views, wonderful staff!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Booked 4 rooms at the Carvi Hotel Lagos for myself and some of my family. We all had a wonderful experience. The rooms are beautifully uncluttered (perfect for a beach resort) and very clean. Love the outside patio area to lounge after a day of running around sightseeing. Breakfast in the morning was great. View from the roof is absolutely beautiful. Can't say enough about the staff, except that they actually seem to enjoy their jobs and go out of their way to help the guests, anything we needed, they were there. All areas were kept spotless and there was always someone in the vicinity to help when needed. This is THE perfect location for a visit to the Algarve. Loved my stay and will definitely come back.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The pictures online are a little deceiving for what the hotel really is. Despite some of the bad reviews, you absolutely cannot beat the location of this hotel in Lagos! I personally have been to most of the towns in the Algarve and this one is the least touristy, most beautiful and authentic little beach town with the most jaw dropping beaches. The rooms are OK but the bathrooms are nice, and the view is unbeatable. I would definitely stay here again when I visit Lagos and this place is not to be overlooked if you want to get a great bang for your buck.

Room Tip: You must get a beach facing room with a terrace it's worth the extra cash!
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Groningen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Carvi hotel Lagos is cosy, clean, with a great location and the best staff ever!
You can really feel "at home" and relax there.
Rooms are quiet, clean and nicely designed.
The only thing to make the stay even better would be a mini fridge.
I recommend it :)

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fantastic little hotel. Clean, well run and in a great spot. We stayed for a week in room 1 and although at first thought it may be noisy, NO, not at all. Big patio and side view of the sea. The Hotel is used by American students on organised European tours, but don't let this put you off, they were very well behaved and well mannered. The breakfast is continental so don't expect a full English. However, there is plenty of scrambled eggs, fruit, cold meat, bread and cereal. A tip if you enjoy a nice pot of tea is to ask at the bar for a pot of boiling water, just add your bags and hey presto. Staff very helpful and always very attentive, the pool on the roof can get a bit breezy. No fridges in the room but a small mini market 50 yards away has plenty of chilled drinks. Overall a no frills, very functional, clean and well kept Hotel. We will be back. Thank you Carvi Hotel

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bath, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Carvi Hotel Lagos

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
#10 Spa Hotel in Lagos
#15 Romantic Hotel in Lagos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Carvi Hotel Lagos 3*
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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