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Reviewed March 7, 2013

We stumbled on to this little gem, rooms are clean and quiet. Do not expect anything fancy. Staff is great. Expect to pay for every option such as safe for the room, internet, telephone...but but...great place! the grounds are very well manicured and it is a stone throw to the little village. Would highly recommend this place!

Room Tip: Closest to the ocean...you will pay a few extra dollars...but worth it!
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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4  Thank 0rbis25
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NelsonPascoal, Manager at Hotel Baia Cristal, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2013

Thank you very much for your nice review, that we much appreciated.
We are very pleased to know how much you have enjoyed your stay with us and that you felt our staff great. Your comments will be shared with all of them.
Thank you for recommend the Hotel Baía Cristal.
Hope to see you soon at Carvoeiro and Baía Cristal.
Nelson Pascoal
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Reviewed December 1, 2012

Beautiful location, close to beautiful town of Carvoeiro which has superb nightlife.
However, the hotel itself is NOT a 4 star. Food was good but buffet was very small and with only a few items to choose from, not approrpiate at all for a 4 star hotel. We booked a room with seaview but we the only view we had was that of the dirty roof of front row buildings. We repeatedly asked reception for a room change but they were not helpful. The room was spacious and comfortable though. The swimming pool was quite small and old. We will certainly visit again but won't stay in the same hotel.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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6  Thank xavier d
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NelsonPascoal, Manager at Hotel Baia Cristal, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2013

Thank you for your review and for your constructive feedback.

Our aim is to improve our facilities and conditions of the hotel in general and the comments of our guests are very importantes to help us recognise areas for improvement.

We hope to welcome you back at Hotel Baía Cristal in the near future.

Nelson Pascoal
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

Fantastic value, excellent location, the staff were very friendly, double room was very large. Our room was on ground floor with view of a hedge, with sunbed outside on grass. The village was only a 10 minute walk, plenty of choices when it came to eating, bars were good value.
Would have no hesitation in re-booking. Either just the 2 of us or with the kids.

Room Tip: Not sure what to say re room only that ground floor with entrance from car park was great, so I can imagine what the rooms with a sea view must be fantastic.
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Gary W
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NelsonPascoal, Manager at Hotel Baia Cristal, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2013

Dear Mr Gary W,

Thank you very much for sharing your enjoyable experience at Hotel Baía Cristal.

We are all very pleased to know how much you like to stay with us, that makes we feel really proud of our team.

We look forward to see you back at Baía Cristal Hotel in the future.

Nelson Pascoal

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Reviewed October 23, 2012

Let me start out by saying again that, as I have already observed, the resort is well kept, the service was great, the people are phenomenal, as they try to solve any guests requests and needs.

Actually the hotel is not worn out at all, as some guests write, just, in some items, needs renewal or more careful maintenance.

I would say the best part of the resort it is people working there. My special recognition is also expressed to Patricia, Margarida, Varela, Pedro, people who took vivid and active part in my accommodation needs and personal trips arranging. They are very cordial, very educated, very helpful and very accommodating to my needs, including everyday ones. They made my second stay more paradiselike than before…
The hotel itself, its location and environments create very safe, peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. As for the board I took BB again that was the same, no-frills, but decent for me, because “man cannot live by bread alone”…Thank God that it is not some Turkish all inclusive slops.
Having been so busy with my wide travel program I rarely notice some disadvantages because my room 106 was fabulous indeed (just fixed a little bit water drain). Anyway it is not big deal, and all can be solved perfectly if you are cheerful, sensible, well-mannered. Get ready for the better.

Room Tip: Rooms on the first line are fabulous
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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3  Thank Helen H
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NelsonPascoal, Manager at Hotel Baia Cristal, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2013

Thank you very much for your review, much appreciated.
We are pleased to know how much you have enjoyed your stay with us at Hotel Baía Cristal and that you found our staff very helpfull and wonderful, they are a really asset to the Hotel, and your comments will be shared with all of them.
We passed your comments on what was less well to our Quality Department to avoid future situations
We all look forward to welcome you back.
Nelson Pascoal

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Reviewed October 18, 2012

We had a lovely break in Carvoeiro from 4th to 10th October. The weather was great: no rain and 28C temperatures. Vale Centianes beach, which is just below the hotel, was fantastic. Our air conditioned room was large with a balcony and sea view. The hotel is spacious with a good sized outdoor pool. There's a tennis court and indoor games room, where we played table tennis. The buffet breakfast was relaxed with a good selection of food and drink. We had dinner in a different restaurant in town each evening - about 15-20 mintes walk from the hotel.
All the hotel staff we came across spoke excellent English. I left behind our European Health Insurance Cards and Margarida on reception kindly posted these back to us. All in all great service.

Room Tip: It's worth paying extra for a room with a sea view
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank CumbriansCarlisle
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NelsonPascoal, Manager at Hotel Baia Cristal, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2013

Thank you very much for your very nice review.
Your comments about our staff and service are much appreciated, because it is our aim to provide the best service for a relaxing holiday.
We are very pleased to know how much you enjoyed your stay with us at Hotel Baia Cristal in Carvoeiro.
Hope to welcome you back in the not too distant future.
Nelson Pascoal

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