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Monday, 24 August 2009

Jazz in Silves

On 3rd, 4th and 5th September there will be Jazz Performances in Castle in Silves. Each day starting at 22.00h.

Thursday, 3rd September: Quartet of Desidério Lazarus,
Friday, 4th September:The Bernardo Sassetti Trio
Saturday, 5th September: Ficções Group

More info:-
Phone: 282 440 800

Thursday, 20 August 2009

“excellent hotel cannot wait to stay there again”

“excellent hotel cannot wait to stay there again”

Service in this hotel is first class.Bedroom very good and balcony a bonus overlooking the beach. location and amenities excellent plenty of restaurants.BBQ at hotel very good pool just right


Trip Advisor - 17th August, 2009

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Royal British Legion Lunch





A few photos of the Royal British Legion lunch which took place today.

The Algarve Sub-Branch now has a membership of 150 and meets the 3rd. Wednesday of every month at Hotel Garbe for lunch.
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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 their Secretary David Mossman on 282332665 or e-mail dacemoss@sapo.pt

More photos can be seen here

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Workshop - Advertising Secrets: How to ensure your advertising works every time.

Tuesday, 20th October, 9.30h - 12.30h

Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don't know which half,” said John Wannamaker over 100 years ago.

Sadly for many people the situation hasn’t changed much and advertisers are still wasting vast sums of money … but it needn’t be this way!

Follow a few basic rules and your advertising could be making you big money.

Stefan Drew is introduced by the BBC as the Marketing Magician. He has been advertising for over 30 years and his work has been published in over 50 countries.

In this half day course Stefan will demonstrate how to make advertising in printed publications, on billboards, on vehicles, on radio and TV, on the Internet …… in fact just about anywhere ….. extremely effective. Learn Stefan’s Advertising Secrets and prosper.

A free copy of Stefan’s ebook, “Advertising Secrets: How to ensure your advertising works every time”, cover price £99.75, is provided free to everyone attending this course.

Cost: - 89 Euros for this half day workshop

For more information or to book your place – please contact Hotel Garbe – 282 320260 or mail@hotelgarbe.com.

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Thank you for your comments

From: grietje donker
Sent: quarta-feira, 12 de Agosto de 2009 19:10
To: info@hotelgarbe.com
Subject: holiday


To the whole staff,

We have been 3 weeks in your hotel from 19 July till 10 August.

Our rooms were 256 and 257. We would like to say that we have had a wonderful time at your hotel. Everything was perfect.

Mrs. Otilia who was cleaning our room was very very nice and the people from the reception, restaurant (also the food!)Bar, everybody was OK.

The beach is very nice only the last week is was very crowded. We left the hotel at 4.40 in the morning and we have also got breakfast on our room !

So we say in one word......We will come back next year and than one week earlier.

Lot of greetings from Holland

Mrs. Donker
Fam. Donker
Fam. Nieubuurt

Monday, 10 August 2009

Marketing Magician Back in Portugal

The Hotel Garbe are delighted that Stefan Drew – the Marketing Magician will be holding marketing workshops at the Hotel in October.

On 20th and 21st October the following half day workshops should not be missed:-

Tuesday 20th October – 9.30am – 12.30 pm
Advertising Secrets: How to ensure your advertising works every time.

Tuesday, 20th October – 2.00pm – 5.00pm
PR and Media: How to get your news and stories into print, on air and into cyberspace at no cost.

Wednesday, 21st October – 9.30am – 12.30pm
How to quadruple your turnover & profit

Wednesday, 21st October – 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Website Workshop: How to be Number One on Google and attract pre-qualified buyers to your website

Cost: - 89 Euros for each half day workshop

Book two or more workshops and you are entitled to a 10% discount

For more information or to book your place – please contact Hotel Garbe – 282 320260 or
mail@hotelgarbe.com.

Nossa Senhora dos Navegantes Procession

A few photographs of the Procession last night






Winter Programme - An Introduction to Travel photography

Weekly – Fridays
December, 2009 – April, 2010
First one on 4th December
This 4-hour course starts at 9.30 am at the Hotel Garbe.

Have you ever wished you knew more about your camera so that you could take better photographs? This course is designed to help you develop your camera skills and techniques to enable you to create images which capture the real mood and atmosphere of your travel destinations.

After a short introductory talk, we will visit a variety of local locations where you will be guided through different approaches to photographing selected subjects and scenes. At each location the emphasis will be on composition and exposure and we’ll explore areas such as directional light, colour, tone texture and pattern, among many other topics.


With a maximum of only six participants, you will be assured lots of individual attention and there will be ample opportunity for questions and answers. We’ll also provide you with a set of course notes so that your new camera skills can be applied in any location.

Your course tutor is John McKinlay, one of the UK’s leading landscape and travel photographers. John has more than 20 years experience of teaching photography and he runs photographic courses and tours in Scotland, Portugal, Cyprus and North Africa.


Bring along your camera, whether it’s film or digital and enjoy a fresh approach to your photography.

Price per person 40 euros

For more information - please telephone 282 320260 or send e-mail to mail@hotelgarbe.com



Friday, 7 August 2009

Recipes from the Algarve - Octopus Rice

1.6 kg octopus
2 dl red wine
150 g onions
1.5 dl olive oil
2 garlic cloves
350 g fresh tomatoes
1 green pepper
320 g of rice
1 bunch of parsley
chilli
salt

Clean the octopus and wash the skin well. Cut into small pieces.
Peel the onion and garlic cloves, and finely chop. Chop the tomatos, and clean and chop the peppers. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan, add garlic and onion. Then add the peppers and the tomatoes.

Add the octopus and let braise for a few minutes. Add a little wine and water. Let cook.

Season with salt and chilli.

When the octopus is cooked, add the rice and cook for a further 15 minutes. Decorate with parsley and serve.

4 servings

Other Recipes from the Algarve

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Bournemouth U3A Olde Tyme Songsters - 10th November, 2009


We are delighted to announce that the Bournemouth U3A Olde Tyme Songsters will be performing in our Bar Boa Vista on Tuesday, 10th November, 2009 at 8.30pm.


The group was formed as a U3A Class over 4 years ago when about 20 people met together to sing the old time songs from around 1900 to 1930.
A year on, they performed to an audience for the first time and since then have given regular concerts to a very wide variety of audiences throughout Dorset.

Their repertoire consists of over 170 of the old time favourites made up of a selection of sing-a-longs which audiences are encouraged to join in with.
The group make all their own costumes. They have a wonderful pianist to accompany them and an MC introduces the programme.
Let the Songsters take you back in time. An opportunity to enjoy a good old sing-a-long

What's On - Hotel Garbe - August, 2009

Saturday, 1st August - Sandra & Jorge- Music For Dancing - Barbeque Night »Restaurant “Por Do Sol”
Sunday, 2nd August - Carlos Pontes - Music For Dancing
Monday, 3rd August - Folklore Dancers – 10.00pm
Tuesday, 4th August - Nuno- Resident Organist – Dancing In The Bar
Wednesday, 5th August - João Caracol –Dancing In The Bar Barbeque Night »Restaurant “Por Do Sol”
Thursday, 6th August - Ilze- Singer- Dancing In The Bar
Friday, 7th August - Xico - Guitar Player – Dancing In The Bar
Saturday, 8th August - Sandra & Jorge- Music For Dancing - Barbeque Night »Restaurant “Por Do Sol”
Monday, 10th August - Nuno - Resident Organist
Tuesday, 11th August - “Arte Viva - Music For Dancing
Wednesday, 12th August - Nuno - Resident Organist - Barbeque Night »Restaurant “Por Do Sol”
Thursday, 13th August - Nuno - Resident Organist
Friday, 14th August - Nuno - Resident Organist
Saturday, 15 Th August - Sandra & Jorge- Music For Dancing - Barbeque Night »Restaurant “Por Do Sol”
Sunday, 16th August - Carlos Pontes - Music For Dancing
Monday, 17th August - Folklore Dancers – 10.00pm
Tuesday, 18th August - Nuno- Resident Organist – Dancing In The Bar
Wednesday, 19th August - João Caracol –Dancing In The Bar - Barbeque Night »Restaurant “Por Do Sol”
Thursday, 20th August - Ilze- Singer- Dancing In The Bar
Friday, 21st August - Xico - Guitar Player – Dancing In The Bar
Saturday, 22nd August - Sandra & Jorge- Music For Dancing - Barbeque Night »Restaurant “Por Do Sol”
Monday, 24th August - Nuno - Resident Organist
Tuesday, 25th August - Arte Viva - Music For Dancing
Wednesday, 26th August - Nuno - Resident Organist - Barbeque Night »Restaurant “Por Do Sol”
Thursday, 27th August - Nuno - Resident Organist
Friday, 28th August - Nuno - Resident Organist
Saturday, 29th August - Sandra & Jorge- Music For Dancing - Barbeque Night »Restaurant “Por Do Sol”
Sunday, 30th August - Carlos Pontes - Music For Dancing
Monday, 31st August - Folklore Dancers – 10.00pm

Bar “Boa Vista”- 9.00pm - Happy Hour 20% Discount - Every Day From 6.00 To 9.00pm
The Facilities And Entertainment Featured May Change Without Notice

Royal British Legion Presentation

At the last monthly lunch, held at the Hotel Garbe in Armaçao de Pêra, chairman Peter Wilkinson presented Mrs. Janet Bridger with a certificate and badge.
These were presented to commemorate the service of Mrs Bridger as one of the Land Army and Tree Felling Girls of WWII and to acknowledge the debt that the country owes to her and her colleagues.

The badge has been specially designed by the Garter King at Arms and bears the Royal Crown. It shows a gold wheat sheaf on a white background surrounded by a circlet of pine branches and pine cones to indicate the work of both the Land Army and the Timber Corps. These were awarded for her efforts as one of the many land army and tree felling girls in the 2nd world war.

Janet stated that the going was tough at times as she had never worked on the land before, but she enjoyed it and has many fond memories.
The lunches are very informal and members and non members, from here and abroad, are very welcome. For further information please contact Dave Mossman (Sec.) on 282 332 665.

Saturday, 1 August 2009

July, 2009

The month of July was a busy period on the terrace of the ´Por do Sol´ restaurant with the twice-weekly barbeques being quite a success!

Mouth watering aromas filled the air as entertainment from Joao Caracol or Sandra & George made for enjoyable evenings.

The ever-later sunsets meant that the breathtaking views were enjoyed throughout our clients dinning experience.

This August we will continue with the Wednesday and Saturday night bbq´s, ensuring sangria will be flowing and toes tapping for the month to come.