Thursday, 31 May 2012

Raj Special Menu - June, 2012

Don’t miss this Promotion - For our special menu for the month of June our Chef has selected dishes from the Punjab district of Northern India. Don't miss this - just 14.75 Euros per person.

Amritsari Fish
Succulent slices of fish marinated in ginger and garlic, dipped in gram flour and lightly fried


Vegetable Tikka
Potato dumplings made with mixed vegetables, herbs and mild spices

Onion Bajhi
Onions finely sliced mixed in gram flour and deep fried

Chicken Korma
 A well known dish of diced breast of chicken served in a cream and coconut sauce.


Karahi Gosht
Tender pieces of lamb in a hot, rich, spicy sauce of peppers, aromatic ginger and cumin.

Saag with Aloo or Paneer
Slow cooked spinach leaves with finely chopped onion, ginger and cooked with potato or paneer (Indian cheese)

All dishes are served with Pilau Rice and Naan

Rice gently cooked in milk, flavoured with cardamom and pistachio and cashew nuts

€ 14.75 per person

Book now - please call 282 320260 or send an e-mail to

Monday, 28 May 2012

Holiday Inn Algarve Wins Trip Advisor Award of Excellence

It is with great pride that we announce the Holiday Inn Algarve has won the TripAdvisor 2012 Certificate of Excellence Award.

TripAdvisor is widely recognised as one of the world largest travel advisory sites. It features reviews and advice on hotels, resorts, flights, vacation rentals, vacation packages, travel guides, and lots more.

The Certificate of Excellence award honors hospitality excellence. The accolade is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide.

Stuart Hardy, Managing Director of the Holiday Inn Algarve is delighted - he said

"Guest’s comments and reviews are a great way to evaluate a hotels performance.

 To ensure that our guests enjoy their holidays is always of the upmost importance to us.

We would like to thank all our guests for taking the time to write a review and for their kind comments. We really do appreciate it. We will continue to do our best to exceed your expectations."

To see the Holiday Inn Algarve on TripAdvisor click here

Friday, 25 May 2012

Algarve 41 Club - contributed

From left: Geoffrey Harnett, Chairman Algarve 41 Club, Helena Vicente, wife of Secretary Algarve 41 Club, Dr. José Pearce de Azevedo O.B.E., Hon. President Algarve 41 Club, and Michael Brown, Hon. Secretary Algarve 41 Club

On Saturday 12th May, 2012 The Algarve 41 Club celebrated the end of Geoffrey Harnett’s year of office as club chairman with a Ladies Night Dinner/Dance held at the Holiday Inn Algarve in Armacao de Pera.

Over 50 members of the club together with wives, partners & guests sat down to adelicious meal after having welcome drinks on the private terrace of the restaurant.

After the meal Geoffrey Harnett presented the Chairman’s chain of office to Frank Bulmer who will be Chairman for 2012. and Dr Jose Azevedo OBEHonorary President of the club presented a beautiful glass trophy he had commissioned To Dudley Brown who won the Annual Bowls competition. The evening finished by everyone dancing the night away to “Class Act”.

If you are a former Round Tabler and live or just visit the Algarve a few times a year and are interested in joining the Algarve 41 club, do please contact Michael BrownHon. Secretary on 282762176 or The club meets at the restaurant ‘O Farol’ in the Rocha Brava resort near Carvoeiro on the 1st Tuesday of every month at 12.30 pm; wives and partners are welcome to thesehappy and convivial meetings.

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Exercise at the Holiday Inn Algarve

Pilates - Mondays and Fridays – 9.30am 11.00am

Qualified Instructor Debbie Ferreira holds Pilates classes on Mondays and Fridays at the Holiday Inn Algarve in Armação de Pêra. 

For more information please tel:282 359272
Hotel guests may attend her classes at no charge

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Lunch today!!! 14 Euros per person


Lettuce, tomato, onions, cucumber, olives, carrots,

beetroot, sweet corn and pickles


Fillets of mackerel with onion, parsley and

 vinaigrette dressing

A salad of mushrooms with chopped ham and

 local sausage


A platter of sliced ham and salami


Cream of leek



Fusilli cooked with a sauce of garlic,

white wine, cream and local herbs


A typical Portuguese fish casserole with tomato,

 peppers, garlic and onions and served

with pasta and fresh coriander


Grilled pork steaks glazed with honey,

olive oil and garlic


Tortilla with broccoli and carrots


Sautéed potatoes with aromatic herbs,

          raisin pilau

 (rice with coriander seeds,cumin and raisins)

 and vegetables in season



Tutti-frutti jelly, chocolate cake with walnuts,

slices of fresh pineapple and

a selection of ice cream

€14.00 - 23% Iva incl

Monday, 21 May 2012

International Algarve Fair - Lagoa - coming up 2nd and 3rd June - don't miss it

Saturday 2nd June
Sunday 3rd
11.00h - 19.00hrs

The International Algarve Fair offers visitors a unique opportunity to meet companies who specialise in serving the expatriate community. But it’s much more than just an exhibition. The ARENA has 11 restaurants and day long entertainment. Find a new car In the Pavilion. Everything for outdoor living .Children’s entertainment is on offer throughout the day with parades, clowns, rides, face painting and much more. Enjoy the carnival atmosphere throughout the Fair. It's a great day out for all the family.

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Golf Summer, 2012 - Special Offers

June - € 440 July - € 480 August - € 595

7 nights accommodation sharing a twin room

Complimentary upgrade to sea view

Buffet breakfast

Welcome drink

3 rounds of golf sharing a complimentary buggy, playing Morgado, Alamos and Salgados

Why not Include club hire for just an extra € 25!

Additional nights or extra golf available on request.

Offers are subject to availability and are per person, based on two golfers sharing.

Contact Helen or Jane - T + 351 282 320 260 -

Monday, 7 May 2012

Coming up - Social Media Workshops - Holiday Inn Algarve

Social Media Services helping business & individuals in the algarve

Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest Workshops part 1

Venue 1
Holiday Inn Armação de Pêra

Facebook-Wednesday May 16th

Twitter Wednesday May 23rd

Pinterest Wednesday May 30th

Venue 2

Facebook-Thursday May 17th

Twitter-Thursday May 31st

free of charge

Equipment required
any laptop, ipad or tablet

provided free of charge

Social media for beginners

'Social Media' is not a fad but here to stay and continues to grow! Are you an individual or business that is confused about 'social media' and how it can work for you? If the answer is yes then these workshops are for you. During a two hour workshop 4 box design will show you how twitter, facebook and pinterest can work for you!

Facebook-privacy settings, how you can separate your private status from your business image, how to create and maintain any of the three different types of accounts available & 'page engagement'.  *10.00 registration course commences at 10.30

Twitter-the new layout, the meaning of # & @ in twitter, follower engagement, follow to follower ratio. We can help you move forward with this rapidly growing social media site
*10.00 registration course commences at 10.30

Pinterest-is a relatively new tool exploding in the social media world. Almost totally a visual tool it places itself in a special niche in the business world. *10.00 registration course commences at 10.30

1 workshop-€29
2 workshops-€49
3 workshops-€65

For booking or more information contact
4 box design
apartado 513
algarve 8125-403

+351 96 9224111

Por do Sol Restaurant - Daily Buffet Lunch - just 14 Euros per person

Por do Sol Restaurant - Buffet Lunch - 14 Euros per person

Looking for a lunchtime restaurant - we are now serving a three course buffet lunch, daily in our Por do Sol Restaurant - just 14 Euros per person.

Book your table now - 282 320260 or e-mail -

Thursday, 3 May 2012

What's On Algarve - Festival Med, 2012

From 28 to 30 June 2012 the 9th edition of the Festival MED will take place in the historic town of   Loulé.

Enjoy cultural experiences ranging from music to crafts, food, theatre, exhibitions and street entertainment.

The focus of this festival is based on World Music, with performances of a number of respected artists of our time..

In each of the seven stages that comprise the enclosure, the concerts will give the public a unique experience, stimulated also by the atmosphere created around the smells, colors and flavors of the Mediterranean that serve as the motto of the event.

For more information please see

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Birthday/Anniversary Celebration

Celebrate your biggest moments at the Holiday Inn Algarve. Whether it is your birthday, wedding anniversary or special date this is the ideal place to make these memorable moments.


• 2 nights in one of our Executive sea view rooms.
• VIP check-in
• Chilled Sparkling Wine waiting in your room
• Welcome Fruit Platter
• Breakfast served in your room each morning
• Romantic dinner on one of the evenings
• Birthday or anniversary cake with dinner
• Late Checkout (subject to availability)

To book or for more information please call us.

Holiday Inn Algarve Tel: + 351 282 320260 Fax: + 351 282 315087 - -

Raj Indian Restaurant Promotion - May, 2012

Don’t miss this Promotion - For the special menu for the month of May our Chef has selected dishes from the Punjab district of Northern India. Don't miss this - just 14.75 Euros per person.

Traditional Pakoras
A selection of vegetables and chicken dipped in our Chef’s special batter of mild spices and deep fried to a crispy finish – served with salad and mint sauce
Finely minced lamb, seasoned with fresh green herbs and spices

North Indian Garlic Chicken
A creation from the King of Rajasthan - tender chicken cooked in a spicy tomato sauce, prepared with onion, green chillies and lots of garlic
Butter Shai Lamb
Tender pieces of lamb cooked in a rich butter with mild spices, vegetables and pistachio nuts
Mutter Paneer with Methi
Homemade cheese and green peas cooked with fresh fenugreek leaves in a traditional spicy sauce

All dishes are served with Pilau Rice and Naan

Gulab - Jamun
An exotic sweet made from milk powder, fried golden brown and immersed in sugar syrup flavoured with cardamom and served with vanilla ice cream

€ 14.75 per person.

Book your table now - 282 320260 or e-mail