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Holiday Inn Algarve - Armacao de Pera
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Armacao de Pera
Durham, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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“Lovely Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2013

My husband and I stayed at this hotel in October 2012. The hotel is ideally located on the beach. Direct access is possible to the beach itself. At the rear of the hotel is the town of armaceo de pera. Many shops, bars and restaurants.

On arrival we were upgraded to a sea view room, the rooms are of an ample size with TV and a fridge, ample wardrobe space and drawers, also a safe inside the wardrobes. Bathroom was small but adequate, bath with an overbath shower, also hairdryer fixed to wall in bathroom.

Small balcony with 2 chairs and a table. Our balcony was fairly sheltered with the high walls either side but would recommend the sea view rooms.

The hotel has a nice bar with views out to the beach, also the reatuarant pleasant with vies out to the sea. We stayed here bed and breakfast and the breakfasts were good, ample to to choose from, both hot and cold. There was alot of people here older than ourselves, Saga holiday makers.

Overall a great hotel, ideally located, friendly and helpful staff.

Room Tip: Sea views rooms recommended
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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HolidayInnAlgarve, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Algarve - Armacao de Pera, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Thank you very much for reveiwing the Holiday Inn Algarve. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, and we very much appreciate your comments.

We hope it will not be too long before you return.

Kindest regards

Vicki Good
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Dewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2013

We returned to the Holiday Inn,Armacao de Pera last month,February,for an enjoyable week. We paid for a sea view and half board. I emailed Claudia and her reception colleagues asking for a high floor and that's what we got,overlooking the pool and the sea. The room was spotless and the staff were great. Last Winter half board customers were able to have their evening meal in the Raj Indian restaurant and only pay for drinks there. Unfortunately this has been stopped. I think it is because there were so many Saga guests there on all inclusive.
The outdoor pool was fantastic and was warm enough to go into even when we had a couple of cool days. The breakfasts are still very nice with penty of variety and there was always something pallatable on the evening meal with a nice couple of glasses of free wine. We enjoyed a walk to the fishermans church at Senhora de Rocha about 40 minutes away and spent some time sunbathing on the beach which is a lovely sheltered bay. We look forward to another visit next winter.

Room Tip: This is not a cheap hotel compared to Spain but it is quality. It is worth paying for a high floor o...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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HolidayInnAlgarve, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Algarve - Armacao de Pera, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Many thanks for writing about your holiday here on TripAdvisor. We are delighted that you once again enjoyed your stay with us.

We look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future.

Vicki Good
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2013

My stay in this hotel for two week and was the bench mark for the rest!

I had a room with a sea view and the sunsets were fantastic. The hotel is right on the beach so beware that when the Atlantic Ocean is in a bad mood....it gets rather noisy at night.

The public areas were of human proportions and comfortable. The lounge looked directly out onto the sea. As did the large dining room making the overall ambiance very good indeed.

WI FI is available but its range is severely restricted.

The Bedroom was well fitted out and included a safe at no extra charge, however the wardrobe hanging rail was rather high and would pose problems for small people

The food was of good quality well presented and hot.

This hotel sets the standard for all the others

Room Tip: Go for a sea view....its worth it here.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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HolidayInnAlgarve, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Algarve - Armacao de Pera, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Thank you for your review of your stay here at the Holiday Inn Algarve. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much, especially the spectactular sea views.

We hope it is not too long before you return.

With kindest regards

Vicki Good
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2013

We visited the hotel during February half term.We were the only family;the other residents seemed to be mostly British Saga visitors.
The ladies at reception were very friendly and helpful.
I was very impressed by the pool as it was heated to about 20-22 deg C.Not cold at all even though the air temperature was often around 16 deg C.
The hotel was clean and well run and good value for money at approx.£31 per night.

Room Tip: Avoid rooms near the bar area,we started off in 22 but it was noisy around midnight as sloshed Briti...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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3 Thank Martyn H
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HolidayInnAlgarve, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Algarve - Armacao de Pera, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Many thanks for reveiwing our Hotel here. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and thank you very much for your comments.

We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you here again in the future.

With kindest regards

Vicki Good
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

Our stay at The Holiday Inn, Armacao de Pera, Portugal, was so relaxing. The situation could not have been better,. The hotel was modern, comfortable and clean. The food was plentiful (buffet), but after the first half of the week there was too much fish and not enough foul for our taste, but there was plenty of lovely salads. It was lovely being able to hear the sound of the sea from our sea-view room, which was very comfortable, but a bit tired. We would certainly recommend this hotel. As we went out of season the resort was lovely and peaceful.

Room Tip: A sea-view room is a must for the amazing views
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank specky62
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HolidayInnAlgarve, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Algarve - Armacao de Pera, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
Thank you very much for recommending the Holiday Inn Algarve here on TripAdvisor.

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, and very much hope to have the pleasure to welcome you back here in the future.

Kindest regards

Vicki Good
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2013 via mobile

Booked this hotel for a last minute break to celebrate my husbands birthday. We asked if we could change to a sea view room, as the original room we had was quite small. All the rooms were full, but Claudia on reception managed to sort out a sea view room for our last 2 days, which was big and had beautiful views. Breakfast was very good, buffet style with everything you could want. The Indian restaurant in the hotel was also very good. All the staff were friendly but I would like to say thank you to Claudia for making our stay special and to the manager, who always seemed to be around to make sure guests were happy.

  • Stayed January 2013
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4 Thank Paulian48
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HolidayInnAlgarve, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Algarve - Armacao de Pera, responded to this review, February 16, 2013
Thank you very much for writing about your stay with us, here on TripAdvisor. We are delighted that you chose the Holiday Inn Algarve to celebrate your husbands birthday, and very pleased that you enjoyed your stay.

We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you back to the Holiday Inn Algarve in the near future.

With kindest regards

Vicki Good
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2013

stayed many times - excellent in many ways - sea-view rooms, clean, cosy ambience, bar overlooking the sea, terrace over the beach for meals most of the year, right on the beach (not a road or promenade away), great breakfast, well equipped rooms, comfy beds, strong hot shower - downers: small bathroom, those ugly chairs on landings, wider patio doors would be better, dinner a bit bland (great salad bar, but no special sauces with the man courses) - but must add that Jane and Chloe, resident masseurs are the BEST - absolutely brilliant and lovely ladies as well - not to be missed
good local restaurants are hard to find - best fish restaurant has to be Rocha Palha just east of the Red House (sticks out to sea on its own cliff!) - very friendly service and great food

Room Tip: higher floors have better sea view
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank Geoffrey B
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HolidayInnAlgarve, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Algarve - Armacao de Pera, responded to this review, February 16, 2013
Good Afternoon,

Thank you for your great comments - we are delighted that you have enjoyed many holidays here at the Holiday Inn Algarve. We appreciate your feedback, as this enables us to maintain and improve our standards and service.

We hope it is not too long before your next visit.

With many thanks and very best wishes

Vicki Good
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Property: Holiday Inn Algarve - Armacao de Pera
Address: Avenida Marginal, Armacao de Pera 8365-909, Portugal (Formerly Hotel Garbe)
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Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Armacao de Pera
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Armacao de Pera
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Holiday Inn Algarve - Armacao de Pera 4*
Number of rooms: 186
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whether you want to relax in the sun, take leisurely strolls on the beach or are looking for something more active, the Holiday Inn Algarve, formerly known as Hotel Garbe, is the perfect choice. Commanding a prime beachfront position with stunning panoramic views over the bay of the Algarvean village of Armaçao de Pera, the hotel lies within strolling distance of shops, restaurants and entertainment. The holiday Inn Algarve is one of the best located Armaçao de Pera accommodations. It is also an excellent base from which to explore the Algarve, with regular bus services to nearby towns and villages. From almost every angle guests enjoy breathtaking ocean views of the sparkling Atlantic. Direct access from the hotel leads straight on to the magnificent sandy beach, one of the longest in the Algarve. ... more   less 
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Holiday Inn Algarve Hotel
Garbe Hotel Armação De Pera
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