Monday, 25 October 2010

Golf Special - Winter Warmer Offer

Enjoy some great golf courses and soak up the sunshine
December 2010 and January 2011

€ 259 per golfer

7 nights accommodation in a twin room with sea view

Full buffet breakfast

3 rounds golf with free buggy to share
at Morgado, Alamos and Salgados

Extra golf, car hire or transfers can be arranged at discounted rates too!

Non Golfers always very welcome, ask for our special rates.

Offer subject to availability

Contact Helen or Jane at .

For more information about golf please contact our golf desk -

Friday, 22 October 2010

Aperitivo's Theatre Group - Bah! Humbug!


Bah! Humbug!

“I have a dream!”

Three, in fact

– as miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is forced to reflect on his Past, face the Present and consider his Future options in this frivolous – and at times darkly humorous version of Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol.

The play is set in the drear days of the 1930s depression, but there is nothing dreary about the three – no! four spirits (because the Future can go at least two ways. . .). indeed, a Tree of Life motif links Past, Present and Future and results in some startling costumes.

Wednesday 15th December 2010
7.00 for 7.30 pm
3 Course Indian Dinner with Wine and Coffee
30,00 Euros per person

Don’t miss it book now.

For more information or to book please contact
Tel.282 320260 - Fax: 282 315087 -E-Mail:

Monday, 18 October 2010

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Coming up - Contributed - Poppy Ball

The Royal British Legion Portugal Branch will hold their Annual “Poppy Ball” on Saturday 6 November 2010 at the Holiday Inn, Algarve, Armação de Pêra on behalf of the Annual Poppy Appeal.

All are welcome to come and join us at this fund raising event.

Tickets: €25 pp including full evening meal with wine, coffee and live entertainment. Black tie or lounge suits.

Contact Eddie de Bie 282 381184 or Des Briggs 282 084438/91 8534699

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

From our Golf Desk Inbox

All my party of golfers wish me to send a special thank you, to you and all the hotel staff at Holiday Inn for making this the best golfing trip ever for us, and we have had quite a few.

Hope to see you again in just over 5 weeks.

Kind regards


Saturday, 9 October 2010

Meldreth Bowling Club

Meldreth Bowling Club posed for this photo before going off to bowl in Alvor.

Friday, 8 October 2010

Garden Fair - Contributed

Mediterranean Garden Fair

Small & Specialist Nurseries
Masterclasses & Plant Clinic

Saturday, November 6th 2010
10.00am – 2.00pm

La Réserve, Sta Barbara de Nexe, near Algarve Stadium
Lunch & refreshments available – Ample car parking
Entry €1 includes free raffle ticket !

Algarve’s only specialist Plant Sale !

Master class topics include ‘Grasses for Dry Gardens’, Soil & Fertilisers,
Natural Gardens & Plant Clinic run by members of the MGS.
Swap seed, seedlings and plants on the MGS Plant Stall.
Buy rare & unusual plants from your fellow gardening enthusiasts !

For more details see
Contact. Rosie Peddle 289 791 869 or email

Nurseries will include specialists in succulents, grasses, water lilies, proteas and drought tolerant plants, trees and shrubs.

The Mediterranean Garden Society Algarve Branch
Web Site -

Thursday, 7 October 2010

CHURCHILL - The Musical

We are very pleased to be one of the sponsors of CHURCHILL - The Musical which is taking place in Lagoa this week. Some of the cast and production team are staying with us, and we took the opportunity to photograph them on the terrace.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Trip Advisor - Relax in a good hotel, in a good location.”

"The hotels location is excellent, right beside the sandy beach.

The double room we had was perfectly adequate in size and very clean. Would recommend asking for a seaview room, it's a great view! Maid service was good overall, they did omit to replace the tea / coffee on two occasions.

The whole hotel is very clean, bright and well run. Polite, friendly and professional staff. The food in the restaurant was excellent, yes the emphasise is on fish dishes but there are several other choices. Tables are not too close either, unlike some hotels.

The main lounge area is very pleasant, with views over the pool and beach. Re evening entertainment, the only off putting thing is having two, large screen tv's in the room; one is right beside the keyboard player / singers position and frequently they were watching the 'footy' while performing!

Pool area is small but very nice, didn't have any problem getting a sunbed and there are free towels, a nice touch. Like the free room fridge.

Nearby bars /restaurants are an easy 10 minute walk along the pedestrianised prom area, with plenty of choice. The beach bar beside the hotel is excellent for a snack lunch.

Overall for a relaxing holiday in a very good hotel, located in a great beach setting this place is hard to beat.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

View from the Raj Terrace

Calendar of Events

Events in the Hotel
Saturday, 4th December - The Angels Christmas Cracker
Wednesday, 15th December - Christmas Theatre Dinner

Saturday, 25th December -
Swim for Shoes - Dip in the Sea for Charity
Saturday, 25th December - Christmas Day Gala Dinner
Sunday, 26th December - Boxing Day Treasure Hunt
Friday, 31st December - New Years Eve Gala Dinner and Dance
10th January, 2011 - Quiz Night
26th and 27th January - Theatre Dinner
7th February - Quiz Night
7th March - Quiz Night
8th March - Pancake Racing on the Beach
5th April - Algarve Ladies Lunch
11th April - Quiz Night
Events Nearby
22nd May - 22nd October - Fiesa - the International Sand Sculptures Festival

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Plymouth RCS

Our second Bowling Group - Plymouth RCS.

During their stay with us the Groups have to opportunity to play at a number of the Bowling Greens here in the Algarve

Friday, 1 October 2010

What's On - October, 2010

Bar Boa Vista - 9.00pm

Friday, 1st October - XICO – Guitar Player
Saturday, 2nd October - SANDRA & JORGE- Music for Dancing
Monday, 4th October - NUNO - Resident Organist
Tuesday, 5th October - NUNO - Resident Organist
Wednesday,6th October - JOÃO CARACOL - Music for Dancing
Thursday. 7th October - ILZE – SinGer
Friday 8th October - NUNO - Resident Organist
Saturday,9th October - SANDRA & JORGE- Music for Dancing
Sunday, 10th October - CARLOS PONTES – Música ao Vivo
Monday,11th October - FOLK LORE – Folk Dancing -10.00pm
Tuesday, 12th October - ARTE VIVA – Music for dancing
Wednesday, 13th October - JOÃO CARACOL - Music for Dancing
Thursday. 14th October - NUNO - Resident Organist
Friday, 15th October - XICO – Guitar Player
Saturday, 16th October - SANDRA & JORGE – Música ao Vivo
Monday, 18th October - NUNO - Resident Organist
Tuesday, 19th October - NUNO - Resident Organist
Wednesday,20th October - JOÃO CARACOL - Music for Dancing
Thursday. 21st October - ILZE – Singer
Friday, 22nd October - NUNO - Resident Organist”
Saturday, 23rd October - SANDRA & JORGE- Music for Dancing
Sunday, 24th October - CARLOS PONTES – Música ao Vivo
Monday, 25th October - FOLK LORE – Folk Dancing -10.00pm
Tuesday, 26th October - ARTE VIVA – Music for dancing
Wednesday, 27th October - JOÃO CARACOL - Music for Dancing
Thursday. 28th October - NUNO - Resident Organist
Friday, 29th October - XICO – Guitar Player
Saturday, 30th October - SANDRA & JORGE- Music for Dancing

Mondays - 9.30hrs Pilates - Advance Class – Chelb Room

Mondays –11.00am - Pilates – Beginners Class – Chelb Room – Please Pre-book at Reception

Wednesday Evenings - 6.00pm - Silver Jewellery - Reception Area

Thursdays - 6.00pm – Pearl Jewellery - Reception Area

Fridays – 9.30am - Pilates - Advance Class - Chelb Room

Fridays – 11.00am - Pilates - Beginners Class - Chelb Room - Please Pre-book at Reception

Fridays – 7.30pm – Duplicate Bridge - Chelb Room

Fridays – 1.45pm - Bridge - Chelb Room

Sunday Evenings - 6.00pm - Silver Exhibition - Reception Area

The facilities and entertainment featured may change without notice

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