Monday, 30 September 2013

Thank you for your kind comments - "Enjoyable Hotel"

5 of 5 stars.

Reviewed 29 September 2013 NEW

Having spent many holidays in hotels I really enjoyed The Holiday Inn.

The position is fantastic, on the sea front and a short stroll to the quiet resort, bars and cafes of Armação de Pêra. We had a spacious room and was cleaned every day. Went bed and breakfast with a great choice of food available.

The hotel staff were very helpful and very pleasant. The dining room was spacious and you could also eat on the veranda which had fantastic views of the long picturesque beach. A bonus was the connecting Indian restaurant.

Friday, 27 September 2013

Duplicate Bridge in the Holiday Inn Algarve

Duplicate Bridge in the Holiday Inn Algarve, Armação de Pêra - every Saturday afternoon

Starting time is Everyone welcome.  Weekly.

For more information please contact Finola Gibson - 282 312 873 (answer machine) or by e-mail:

Raj Indian Restaurant - October Promotion

Don’t miss this Promotion - Our special menu for the month of October, 2013 - 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 lamb cooked in a rich butter with mild spices, vegetables and pistachio nuts
Saag Paneer
 Homemade cheese cooked with tender spinach in a traditional spicy sauce 

All dishes are served with Pilau Rice and Naan

 A traditional South Asian sweet dish.  It is made with rice, milk and sugar and flavoured with spices, cashew, pistachio and almonds.
€ 14.75 per person    

 Offer valid until 31st October 2013 

This offer may not be used in conjunction with any other Raj Promotion
For more information or to book please contact - 282 320360 or -
Don’t miss - book your table now

Monday, 23 September 2013

Better Living in Portugal

The Better Living In Portugal Exhibition (Blip Afpop) is taking place at the Portimão Arena on Saturday 5th October and Sunday 6th October. 

The largest exhibition of its kind in the south of Portugal - well worth a visit.
For more information please see -

Royal British Legion September Lunch

The Algarve Sub-Branch has a membership of 150 and meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month at Holiday Inn Algarve for lunch.

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 Eddy and Maria de Bie

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Holiday Inn Algarve - Hotel Shop

Celeste our shop assistant will assist you with your holiday purchases, souvenirs, magazines, newspapers, postcards, chocolates, cosmetics and much more.

Open Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 6.00pm

Closed on Saturday and Sunday

“Great Staff and Amazing Location”

We very much appreciate it when our guests share their stay experiences.
The negative - the balconies are too small - but theres not much you can do about that without rebuilding

The positives - The staff at reception are excellent - we were a party of 11 (5 kids) and they organised our rooms fantastically so we were in either interconnecting rooms or upgraded to executive rooms (Platinum Status was definitely recognised)

We were on a halfboard basis and you have the option to have either dinner or lunch as part of the package. Breakfast is excellent - plenty of choice, lunch is a la carte and the salads are excellent. Dinner is buffet with plenty of choice and a barbecue on Saturday nights with excellent fish, chicken and ribs

The rooms are on the small side but beautifully maintained (for a holiday Inn) - they are certainly crowne plaza standard in quality. The beds are comfortable with super-kingsize beds and lovely pillows. Plenty of towels and the bathrooms are also well appointed. You also have a fridge which you can use for beer wine and milk etc

Facilities are good with a small but adequate gym, the pool is small but perfectly formed and a lovely temperature. Good pool bar, plenty of deck chairs (and comfortable) - beach towels are free with a 10 euro deposit

The beach is brilliant - literally one flight of steps and you are on the beautiful sands. Deckchairs and shade is rented at 15 euros per couple, which is pretty good value as you can keep them all day.

The promenade is excellent for strolling down - loads of bars and restaurants, and as like most of these places if you go back a couple of streets you miss the tourist tax and can pay less that 10 euro for a good meal and a beer for a euro, a bottle of wine in a restaurant for 6 euros

All in all its a great place with a great atmosphere in a lovely setting. The best bit about armacao de pera is that there are very few british tourists - it is 98% portugese. It makes for a very peaceful and enjoyable holiday, and the whole place is geared for families.

We will be back

Room Tip: It is worth paying for a seaview room - the view is spectacular
Stayed August 2013, travelled with family

Monday, 16 September 2013

Rui Sax at the Holiday Inn Algarve

Fortnightly on Wednesdays

- next one - Wednesday, 18th September, 21.00hr - Bar Boa Vista, Holiday Inn Algarve, Armação de Pêra

Christmas, 2014 - Celebrate with Friends and Colleagues

During the festive season, we are offering the following menu, ideal for office parties, Christmas functions of simple friendly get-togethers.

Christmas Lunch - available from 1st to 23rd December

Smoked Salmon
Roast Turkey with all the trimmings
Seasonal vegetables

Christmas pudding with brandy butter

Coffee and mince pies

Wine and Water

Hats and Crackers

€25 per person
For more information, please call 00351 282 320260 or e-mail:

Calendar of Events

Events in the Hotel

1st - 30th September - Raj Indian Restaurant Promotion
25th - 27th October - Writing Workshop 

Thursday, 31st October - Silves Rotary Dinner

Thursday, 14th November - Silves Rotary Lunch 

Thursday, 28th November - Silves Rotary Dinner 

Saturday, 7th December - The 2nd Father Christmas Walk

Thursday  12th December -  Silves Rotary Lunch 

Thursday, 12th December - Theatre Dinner - Raj Indian Restaurant

Friday, 13th December - Theatre Dinner - Raj Indian Restaurant

23rd-27th December - Christmas Programme

30th December - 1st January - New Year's Programme

Events Nearby

Royal British Legion Monthly Lunch - Wednesday, 18th September, 2013

Buffet Lunch Menu

Lettuce, tomato, onions, cucumber, olives, carrots,
Beetroot, sweet corn and pickles...

Salad of flaked fish with mayonnaise
Chunks of chicken breast and pineapple in a creamy dressing

Smoked ham and Portuguese sausage from Serra de Serpa”
(mountain region of Portugal famous for its charcuterie)

White haricot bean and cabbage soup

Farfalle with a sauce of basil and olive oil

Fish fillets on a bed of spinach with a mornay sauce and baked in the oven

Roast breast of turkey with a mushroom, onion and white wine sauce

Lasagne with courgette, onions and cauliflower

Spicy potatoes, rice cooked with red and green peppers and vegetables in season

Caramel cheesecake, pineapple jelly
Baked apples and a selection of ice crea

Monday, 2 September 2013

Raj Special Promotion - September

Don’t miss this Promotion
Raj Special Promotion – September, 2013
Enjoy a complimentary dessert when you next dine in our restaurant.
A traditional South Asian sweet dish. It is made with rice, milk and sugar and flavoured with spices, cashew, pistachio and almonds.
Please print and bring along on the night !
Book your table now !
Tel: 282 320260
Offer valid till 30 September, 2013
This offer may not be used in conjunction with any other Raj Promotion