Monday, 31 March 2008

What's On - April, 2008

BAR “ BOA VISTA - 9.00pm

Tuesday, 1st - NUNO - Resident Organist
Wednesday, 2nd - JOÃO CARACOL - Music for dancing
Thursday, 3rd - ILZE - Singer
Friday, 4th - XICO - Guitar Player
Saturday, 5th - NUNO - Resident Organist
Sunday, 6th - PRESUMED INNOCENT - Dancers
Monday, 7th - NUNO - Resident Organist
Tuesday, 8th - ARTE VIVA - Music for dancing
Wednesday, 9th - NUNO - Resident Organist
Thursday, 10th - THE KOTLAND TRIO-Music for Dancing
Friday, 11th - XICO - Guitar Player
Saturday, 12th - SANDRA & JORGE- Music for Dancing
Sunday, 13th - CARLOS PONTES - Music for dancing
Monday, 14th - FOLKLORE DANCERS – 9.30pm
Tuesday, 15th - NUNO - Resident Organist
Wednesday, 16th - JOÃO CARACOL - Music for dancing
Thursday, 17th - ILZE- Singer
Friday, 18th - XICO - Guitar Player
Saturday, 19th - SANDRA & JORGE- Music for Dancing
Sunday, 20th - PRESUMED INNOCENT - Dancers
Monday, 21st - NUNO - Resident Organist
Tuesday 22nd - ARTE VIVA - Music for dancing
Wednesday, 23rd - NUNO - Resident Organist
Thursday, 24th - THE KOTLAND TRIO- Music for Dancing
Friday, 25th - XICO - Guitar Player
Saturday, 26th - SANDRA & JORGE- Music for Dancing
Sunday, 27th - CARLOS PONTES - Music for dancing
Monday, 28th - FOLKLORE DANCERS – 9.30pm
Tuesday, 29th - NUNO - Resident Organist
Wednesday, 30th - JOÃO CARACOL - Music for dancing

Wednesday, 26 March 2008

"Come Dancing" Package

The special "Come Dancing" Package includes:

4 individual 55 min. dance lessons (single or couple)
2 group lessons
1 social dance evening

Dances include Ballroom, Latin, Salsa and Disco/Rock

Total Package Price - 125 Euros

Purpose built dance studio is just five minutes away from the Hotel.

For more information call 913 760051

Strictly Social Dance
Parque Industrial do Rogel,
EN 125
8365-901 Alcantarilha

Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Total Harmony - Massage and Beauty Salon

Located next to the bar on the ground floor of the Hotel our Massage and Beauty Salon is open Total Harmony is open from 10am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday. To make your appointment please call 964874370 or e-mail

Treatments include

Manicure.............................. €17.50
Paraffin Wax Manicure...... €20.00
Hot Stones Manicure.......... €27.50
French Manicure.................€22.50
Pedicure............................... €20.00
Paraffin Wax Pedicure....... €27.50
Hot Stones Pedicure........... €30.00
French Pedicure..................€25.00

Paraffin Wax Only Treatments
Paraffin Wax is a very beneficial treatment, not only relaxing, but also therapeutic & Anti-ageing, warm layers of melted paraffin wax is built up to form a glove/even coverage of area being treated, as a result of the warm wax the skin is deep cleansed and softened, blood flow is increased tense muscles are soothed. This is a very beneficial treatment for clients with rheumatism.

Massages Available
Hot Stones Full Body.............................€60.00
Hot Stones Back Massage.....................€40.00

Aromatherapy Full Body.......................€50.00
Aromatherapy Back...............................€30.00
Aromatherapy Neck/Shoulder/Face....€25.00

Aromatherapy essential oils are blended to each individual clients needs, should that be physical or emotional, they can help achieve balance and harmony in their lives, essential oils can help with depression, insomnia, fatigue, stress, pmt, asthma, sinus blockage, muscle tension and many more….

A pre-blended mineral oil is used for all other Massages.

Basic Full Body.......................................€45.00
Basic Back...............................................€25.00
Basic Neck & Shoulder..........................€15.00
Basic Neck/Shoulder/Face...................€20.00
Basic Full Leg Massage........................€20.00
Basic Foot Massage..............................€15.00
Basic Full Leg & Foot Massage............€30.00

Monday, 24 March 2008

Thank you for your comments

From: Werner Jenke
Sent: sexta-feira, 21 de Março de 2008 21:17
The Management and Staff of Hotel Garbe,

The very best Easter Greetings from Celle/Germany.

We have very much enjoyed again our stay at the Hotel Garbe from March 05, up to March 19, 2008As we were fortunate to receive our favourite (#557) room on arrival.

Again the food and service was excellent and we very much prefer the Buffet-System in the Restaurant!

Nevertheless we will book our next vacation again for March 2009 as there is no other Hotel to our satisfaction.


Saturday, 22 March 2008

Company Christmas Parties

Why not hold your Company Christmas Party in the Algarve?

Following the success of our 2007 Company Christmas Parties, we are once offering our Christmas Party menu to Companies who would like to combine their Company Christmas Party with a few days in the Algarve -

What's included

2 nights accommodation and buffet breakfast
3 course dinner with coffee
Wine with your meal
Hats and Crackers

68 Euros per person

Extra nights

Single 34 Euros per night
Double/Twin 44 Euros per room per night

Prices include buffet breakfast.

For more information please send e-mail to

Thursday, 20 March 2008

Yesterday - Royal British Legion Lunch

A few photographs from this months The Royal British Legion lunch which took place on yesterday. The Algarve Sub-Branch now has a membership of 150 and meets the 3rd. Wednesday of every month at Hotel Garbe for lunch. All visiting RBL members are welcome and please join us in the Bar for pre-lunch drinks at mid-day. For more information please contact Mr. Peter Wilkinson at

Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Computer Courses coming up

Friday, 4th April -Microsoft Word Workshop
10 am to 12 noon - 2 hrs + coffee - € 49 per person
learn how to..
Create a newsletter with columns, a table, insert picture/clipart etc.

Tuesday, 8th April - Excel Workshop
10 am to 12 noon - 2 hours + coffee - €49 per person

learn how to..
Do simple calculations, show important figures, create a chart etc…

Thursday, 10th April - Computing Drop-In Clinic
(By Appointment only 282 083751)

Book half hour slot between 9.30-12.30
Learn how to do tasks specific to your personal or business needs.


Tuesday, 15th April - Powerpoint Workshop
10 am to 12 noon - 2 hrs + coffee - €49 per person
learn how to…
Create a presentation with photos, clipart and excel chart and special slide transition effects.


Thursday, 17th April - Emails with Outlook
10 am to 12 noon - 2 hrs + coffee - €49 per person
learn how too...
Filter those emails, set voting buttons for client’s opinions, set appointments, meetings with Calendar, reminders for tasks etc…
Training by MS Master Instructor
For more information/booking:Kehren Dalton Tel: 282 083751 or

The beach today

Thursday, 13 March 2008

Thank you for your comments

We were delighted to receive this e-mail this morning

We stayed at your hotel in the period 06.02. - 16.02.2008 with our friends and it was realy a pleasant and enjoyable stay. Food and service in the restaurant was exellent, also your desk and golf personell and the bar as well.

So next year we will come back to Armacao de Pera with more friends !

There is only one litle thing wrong with your hotel ! One of the stars must have fallen down from the hotel front side. I will recomend this hotel as a 5 star hotel, not the 4 stars you use now.

So ***** looks more like it !

The weather in Norway is still like winter but the spring is not far away.
Look forward to your hotel again.

Your guests from Norway;

Tuesday, 11 March 2008

Photography Competition - February, 2008 Winner

Once again a hard task awaited our Judge Adrian Bell, an experienced wedding and portrait photographer, to decide on the winning photograph - our congratulations to Mr. Henry Rose who has won a weekend for two in the Hotel Garbe for his entry.

Adrian Comments: The beautiful, peaceful and deserted beach. This is what the Armacao has to offer to the winter visitor looking to escape the rat race and catch some winter sun in relaxing surroundings

Adrian also commended

Our thanks to everyone who participated in our February Competition - all the entries can be seen here.

Adrian Bell is an experienced wedding and portrait photographer and is Director of Hi-ImpactPhotography.Com here in the Algarve. The company specialises in Commercial Images for the Real Estate industry creating high quality photography that sells property.

We are looking forward to receiving the Entries for the March competition - closing date - 31st March, 2008. For more information please click here

Friday, 7 March 2008

Cockfosters Bowling Club

We were delighted to welcoming Cockfosters Bowling Club back to the Hotel last week for their third visit.

Thursday, 6 March 2008

Coming Up - Computer Training

Don't miss the computer training courses next week

Become Proficient with e-mails, managing your files & folders, surfing the net and word processing

One Day Course: Morning - 3 hours + Lunch - 90 euros
Lunch (included) 12:00–13:30
All Day - 6 hours + Lunch - 149 euros

Course Dates: Wednesday, 12th March,2008 – Word Level 1
Thursday, 13th March, 2008 – Internet and Basic Computing

Price Includes: Training by MS Master Instructor
Relaxing Lunch Period between sessions
Protech Training Proficiency Certificate

For more information/booking:
Tel: 282 320260 or

Wednesday, 5 March 2008

New Middle Eastern Dancing Class at the Hotel Garbe

Over the past four years regular classes have been held in the fabulous setting of the Raj Restaurant at the Hotel Garbe in Armaçao De Pera. Jeanette Elliott who tutors the class has been passing on the art of this sensual dance for more than eighteen years, formerly for Adult Education classes in Devon.

Previously the classes have always been held during the day. Now, to accommodate the growing number of requests, a new beginner’s level weekly evening class is to be held starting on Monday 17th March at 7.30, finishing at 9.00 p.m. The on-going advanced class will also change from Monday morning to late afternoon from 5 to 7.00 p.m.

Entitled ‘Middle Eastern Dance’, the class takes students through basic isolations and technique, later using props and choreography, encompassing many styles and world music influences.

Subscriptions are monthly - paid in advance - and cost 10 euros per class session.

Whatever age or dance experience you have this is a course like no other.

It is a life enhancing experience and fantastic gentle work-out for the body and mind. You do not have to be any particular age, shape, size or ability to take part. Previously this class has inspired people with hip replacements and even a registered blind lady to experience a new life through dance.

For more information or to register please call Jeanette on 286512679

Jeanette would also like to hear from other teachers in this field of dance. In England she belonged to the Middle Eastern Dance Network which held meetings and workshops for teachers and students. It was a great chance to meet and exchange ideas, organize events and shows and help with topics related to performance and safety. It would be fantastic if we could encourage co-operation between dancers here so we can learn from each other. As a member of Network in the Algarve I value the chance to exchange ideas and as a teacher have a community of like minded friends to enhance and share what I know. Jeanette’s email is

Tuesday, 4 March 2008

"New comment on one of the posts"

"The beach at 9.30am this morning": We had snow here in Ireland yesterday and it's freezing cold so the picture of your beach leaves me wanting to be there-maybe in 2008!

Enjoy- I hope you know how lucky you are!

eiram from Co Roscommon in Ireland

Monday, 3 March 2008

Harry Aberson Memorial Bridge Tournament

Congratulations to Harry Morrison and Terry Gamble the winners of the Harry Aberson Memorial Bridge Tournament which took place in the Hotel Garbe on Wednesday, 27th February 2008.

Terry and Harry pictured below with Harry Abersons' daughters Fran and Erica.