Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Raj Special Promotion - May, 2013

This month our Chef, has chosen a selection from our best selling dishes for you to enjoy during May 2013

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
Offer valid until 31st May 2013 - This offer may not be used in conjunction with any other Raj Promotion

A few photos


11º Festival Internacional de Escultura em Areia

 25th May until 25th October.

Fiesa - the International Sand Sculptures Festival is being held in nearby Pera once again this year. It is the only event of its kind in the Iberian Peninsula and given its dimensions is the largest in the world.

Each year the festival is dedicated to a different theme. Music is the theme of this year,
which will feature in sand, scenes representative of its expression in various ethical groups, their evolution and various genres, ranging from rock, to traditional music and classical, dance or even the expression religious in the Music.

During the day the sculptures can be admired in all their infinite detail, and at night there is a varied programme of live music, theatre, dance and circus acts.

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Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Thank you for writing to us......

 -the hotel is an exceptionable value
-very fashionable surroundings / nice ambiance
-amazing location
-unbeatable service / extremely polite hospitality
-efficient staff
-facilities are great
-ocean view awe inspiring
-private gate from the pool to the beach is wonderful

-THANK YOU for a wonderful stay / will still over and over again

Friday, 5 April 2013

Have a great weekend

Our thanks to our regular guest for sending us  Capt. Jenke for this great photo

TripAdvisor “Would highly recommend”

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 April 2013
This was our third visit to the hotel, our first, when it was the Hotel Garbe. As mentioned by others, the staff are mostly the same (a good sign I think) and the standards if anything are even better than ever. The staff are friendly and helpful, and we find it is such a relaxing atmosphere. As soon as we arrive we feel we're on holiday. The hotel is literally on the beach, so the views are fantastic but also the situation is ideal for walking into the town and old town areas. There is also a nature reserve at the very far end of the beach - a good walk if you like that sort of thing - and there are petitions to keep it as it is and prevent development, which would be a real shame. The boardwalk at the start of the nature reserve goes as far as the outskirts of Albufeira, and most people would find this an easy walk which can be reached by car or walk from the beach, or like we did: a long circular route.
One thing I must mention is the standard of the food at this hotel, as it really is excelente for a buffet service. My favourite was the chicken stroganoff - delicious! Most nights there are one or two fish options, the same for meat and at least one vegetarian option.  Plus starters, salads, deserts, icecream.... you will not go hungry! And the breakfast is also excellent, and again, plenty of choice.
Facilities include a hairdressers, beauty salon, and small gift shop.
The hotel supply towels for the pool for a deposit of €10, which you get back when you return the towel, and the safe in the room is free.
I hope this persuades you to try this lovely hotel as I don't think you'll be disappointed!
Room Tip: A sea room has got to be a good choice if available!
Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends

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Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Thank you for your comments - Holiday Inn Algarve on TripAdvisor

Wonderful Hotel”
5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 April 2013 NEW
What a wonderful location for a relaxing holiday. If this is what you are looking for then look no further, quick efficient check in supported by a collection of very professional staff in every location. Great ambiance, amazing food with views to die for. Try it you will not be disapointed
Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple

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Tuesday, 2 April 2013

“Good hotel in Armacao de Pera”

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2013
We stayed in the Holiday Inn from 16-23 March and had a lovely week.

The hotel has a perfect location: right on the beach with direct access from the hotel garden and on a nice stroll from the village with many restaurants, shops and terrasses.

We upgraded our room to a seaview room and got a beautiful room with a balcony and big beds and plenty of wardrobe space. It was so nice to hear the murmur of the sea in our room when we had our balcony door open! The room also had a little fridge and a flatscreen tv with choices between Portuguese, German and English broadcasts. T

he goodsize outdoor pool was heated which makes it also nice to use on cooler days and the garden is very well-maintained. A couple of times we had dinner in Raj, the Indian restaurant that is attached to the hotel and we loved everything we ate there: from the samosa to the tawa tikka for starters and from the lamb curry to the tandoori chicken to the pandan thai dish!! The hotel also has a very nice bar with beautiful sea views.

Finally, thank you to both Teresa and Alice at reception for helping us with upgrading our room and arranging a late check out on our day of departure!
Room Tip: A seaview room is definitely worth booking!!

Monday, 1 April 2013

Great News for Golfers

We are delighted to share this news from the Algarve Tourism Association:-

8th april to 31st may with
Once again, the Algarve Tourism Association has teamed up with to offer free club carriage for golfers when travelling to Faro, this April & May.
This fantastic offer is been promoted across the UK in a bid to further attract golfers to book a holiday to play on the fantastic courses in the Algarve. During this promotional period, avid golf enthusiasts can avoid paying golf carry charge when travelling to Faro International Airport, making it even more cost effective to play in Portugal's sunshine region.
The Algarve is under a few hours away and is a favourite for Britons looking to play overseas during the colder months of the UK.
Perfect for beginners and experienced players alike to practice their swing, the Algarve provides some of the best golfing conditions in Europe, with mild temperatures, calm winds, championship standard golf courses and a variety of high standard accommodation that will satisfy every golfer's needs.

For more information on golf in the Algarve, please visit

For more information and to book your flight, please visit | promotion code FREEGOLF

To book your golfing holiday, please contact your preferred golf tour operator

Friendly low fare airline offers flights to Faro from:
Belfast | Blackpool | East Midlands | Glasgow | Leeds/Bradford | Manchester | Newcastle

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Christmas, 2013 Programme

Tuesday 24 December 2013
Check in with a welcome glass of chilled white Port
Join us for tea and cakes in the Bar Boavista in the afternoon
Christmas Eve buffet dinner with Christmas Carols
Live music and dancing in the Bar Boavista

Wednesday 25 December 2013
Happy Holiday Breakfast with Bucks Fizz
The Great Christmas Challenge – take a dip in the sea for charity or just dip your toes in the water !
Great fun followed with a Hot Bomba for those that dare !
Tea and cakes in the afternoon
Gala Dinner – Don’t miss Santa’s visit
Live music and merriment in the Bar Boavista

Thursday 26 December 2013
"Hair of the dog" Boxing Day Breakfast with Bloody Mary’s
Tea and cakes in the afternoon
Wine and dine buffet dinner
Dancing to live music in the Bar Boavista

Friday 27 December 2013
A farewell buffet breakfast

Our programme includes 3 nights accommodation sharing a twin bedded room

Price - 230 - Per person sharing a twin bedded room with promenade view

Single Supplement - 14 per night
Seaview Supplement - 14 per person, per night

 Arrive early, or stay an extra night for only 31 per person, per night as part of our package

 For more information or to book – E-mail – 00351 282 320260