Thursday, 30 December 2010

New Years Day Brunch - Dia de Ano Novo

Sábado 1 de Janeiro 2011
Saturday, 1st January, 2011
11.00 – 15.00 hrs

Variedade de Sumos de Fruta
A selection of Fruit Juices
Variedade de Cereais
Choice of Cereals
Iogurtes e Fruta Fresca
Yoghurts and Seasonal Fresh Fruits
Pão Branco, Pão Integral, Croissants e Torradas
White, Wholemeal Bread and Rolls, Brioches, Croissants and Toast
Compotas, Marmelada e Mel
Jams, Marmalades and Honey
Carnes Frias, Patés e Queijo
A selection of Cold Meats, Paté and Cheese
Ovos, Bacon e Salsichas
Eggs, Grilled Bacon and Sausages
Tomate Assado, Feijão Vermelho e Cogumelos no Forno
Tomatoes, Baked Beans and Sautéed Mushrooms
Bacalhau à Gomes de Sá
Traditional “Bacalhau “Gomes de Sá”
Traditional Cod fried with onions and garlic, sliced boiled potatoes and garnished with hard boiled eggs and black olives
Arroz à Valenciana
Rice “Valenciana”
A delicious rice dish cooked with ham, sausage, peppers, tomatoes and green peas
Variedade de Sobremesas
A choice of Portuguese cakes and pastries
Café, Chá, Leite, Leite com Chocolate
Coffee, Tea, Milk or Chocolate

20 Euros per person

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

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Lynn & Martin’s Prize Quiz Night

Monday 10th January 2011

With fund raising raffle proceeds to
Pirilampos/Gaivota Childrens Homes
In Albufeira

Starts 8 pm
€2.50 per person
Teams of 2 – 6 people welcome
individuals can be added to a team

Tel Lynn on 919 266 770 to book your table
or just turn up on the night
everyone welcome

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Coming up this weekend - Medieval Fair in Paderne

Don't miss the Paderne Medieval Festival which takes place from 30th December to 2nd January. Travel back in time to Medieval Paderne. Dress up in period costume, savour delicacies from the time of the kings and enjoy the exhibitions, tournaments and concerts of medieval music.

Monday, 27 December 2010

Theatre Dinner - 26th and 27th January, 2011

A Comedy


Written by
Nicky moran
Directed by
Midge Ridley
Thomas Hartmann
Nicky Moran

Dedicated to the memory of my dear friend
and fellow thespian Tom Hardy
7.00 for 7.30 pm
3 Course Indian Dinner with Wine and Coffee
Euros: 30,00 per person

Don’t miss it book now.

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

Boxing Day Treasure Hunt Winners

The second Boxing Day Treasure Hunt took place on Sunday, 26th December in Armação de Pêra. After a brisk walk around the town and a small excursion to the beach to collect required items the contestants returned to the Holiday Inn Algarve with their completed sheets.

Cap’n Whitebeard happily shared his treasure with the winners - the "Old Garbonians" and announced that the event had raised nearly 100 Euros, which will be added to swim for shoes fund.

Christmas Quiz Winner

Congratulations to Mr. A. M. Williamson who is the winner of a weekend for two at the Holiday Inn Algarve.

Please see below the answers to our 2010 Christmas Quiz.

1. Ghost of Christmas past

2. True

3. 300 pounds

4. Angela Ripon

5. Norway

6. Eight Maids a milking

7. False

8. Mexico

9 Hark the Herald Angels Sing

10 Rowing and Tug of Way

11. One - it is shaped like a letter "D"

12. Nye

13. Poseidon

14. 1990

15 Poinsettia

Swim for Shoes - Christmas Day, 2010

Congratulations and thanks to all those who participated in the Annual Swim for Shoes on Christmas Day on Armação de Pêra beach in front of the Holiday Inn Algarve (formerly the Hotel Garbe) either by paddling or getting totally immersed in the sea !

Despite early morning torrential rain, more than fifty people came along to take part in the Swim and help to raise money to buy new shoes for children in an Algarve Orphanage.

Father Christmas was well represented - who after singing "We wish you a Merry Christmas" and "A Todos um Bom Natal" ran down to the waiting sea.

Adding to the excitement, were the film crews and journalists from SIC, RTP, Agencia Lusa and Algarve Mais - who filmed the whole event and interviewed a number of participants.

Certificates were awarded to all those who got wet and everyone enjoyed a very welcome glass of Mulled Wine in the Hotel Garbe bar afterwards.
A big thank you to everyone who participated.
In order to raise more funds - there is another "Swim for Shoes" on 1st January at 11.00am - just the way to recover from the festivities of New Years Eve - welcome in 2011 by paddling or swimming in the Atlantic Ocean - what an achievement !

Please join us - Fancy Dress Optional.

Click here for more photos

Friday, 24 December 2010

Merry Christmas

Best wishes for Christmas from the management and staff of
the Holiday Inn Algarve.

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

2010 Christmas Quiz - Win a weekend for two

1. Name the second ghost to visit Scrooge in Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol"

2. Female reindeer grow antlers - true or false?

3. What is the value of Regent Street in Monopoly?

4. In the Morecambe & Wise "Christmas Special" of 1976 which newsreader famously revealed her legs to the nation?

5. The tree displayed in Trafalgar Square, London, is an anual gift from which Country in gratitide for Britain's support during WW2?

6. In "The Twelve Days of Christmas" what was gifted on the 8th day?

7. The Eskimos have 100 differents words for snow - true or false?

8. The Christmas flower "poinsettia" originates from which Country?

9. "God and sinners reconciled" is from which Christmas carol?

10. There are are two sports where teams have to move backwards - what are they?

11. How many humps has a Dromedary camel?

12. Give the collective name for a group of pheasants.

13. Name the Greek god of the sea.

14. What year was Cliff Richard's "Saviours Day" Christmas number one?

15. Which plant is known as "Flower of the Holy Night"?

Send your answers by e-mail to before 3.00pm on 26th December, 2010 - all correct entries will be placed in a draw. The first one drawn will win a weekend for two in the Holiday Inn Algarve. Answers will be posted in early January.

Our thanks to Mrs. Marjorie Barrett for submitting this quiz.

Monday, 6 December 2010

Christmas Eve Gala Dinner

Jantar de Consoada – Sexta-Feira - 24 de Dezembro de 2010
Friday 24th December 2010

BUFETE ««»» BUFFET - 19.30 hrs

Sopa de Grão com Nabiça
Chick pea Soup with young turnip greens
Saladas à Escolha
Selection of salads
Espelho de Rissois de Camarão
A selection of prawn rissoles
Rolinhos de Pescada com molho de laranja e amêndoas
Parcels of hake with a sauce of oranges and almonds
Espadarte Grelhado com Molho Bearnês
Grilled swordfish with béarnaise sauce
Costeletas de Borrego com Molho Menta
Lamb cutlets with mint sauce
Esparguete gratinado com tomate e pesto
Spaghetti with tomato and pesto sauce
Doces Variados e Fruta da Época
Selection of homemade desserts or fresh fruit
Tábua de Queijos
Selection of cheese
Vinho Branco ou Tinto
Red or white wine
€:40,00 - 13 % Iva Incl

Friday, 3 December 2010