Thursday, 30 January 2014

Thank you for your reviews - “Long weekend great room”

Trip Advisor
4 of 5 stars 
Went over to visit friends in Armacao for a long weekend and stayed at the Holiday Inn for its proximity to the places I needed to be.
Managed to check in early as I arrived at 11 am. My booked room wasn't ready so the front desk found me another. I was very pleasantly surprised to find I was placed in a seaview room on the 4th floor.
The view is amazing. My stay was peaceful and incident free and I was able to come and go in a relaxed fashion. Whenever I needed help the staff were very accommodating. Would certainly stay here again.
  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Our Easter Programe

World Superbike Championship - Portimão

Algarve Autodrome, Portimão
4th - 6th July, 2014

A weekend not to be missed! For more information , please contact or 282405618.

Monday, 20 January 2014

What's On - Holiday Inn Algarve

Events in the Hotel
22nd March - Clean Mind,Clean Body - Detox Workshop
27th and 28th March - Theatre Variety Dinner - Raj Indian Restaurant
Wednesday, 19th March - Royal British Legion St. Patrick's Day Lunch
Wednesday, 16th April - Royal British Legion Easter Lunch
18th - 20th April - Easter Programme
Friday, 23rd May - Dinner, Murder Mystery - Aperitivo Performance Group
24th - 26th October, 2014 - Creative Writing Workshop
Saturday, 6th December - Father Christmas Parade
Thursday, 25th December - Dip in the sea for charity
Thursday, 25th December - Christmas Day Dinner
Wednesday, 31st December - New Years Eve Gala Dinner
Thursday, 1st January - Dip in the sea for charity
Events Nearby
April - Cultural Market - Lagoa
Easter Sunday -  Festa das Tochas Floridas (Flower Torches Festival) - São Brás
25th May - 25th October - Fiesa - International Sand Sculptures Festival - Pêra
5th - 7th June - "Jazz at the Fontes" Fontes de Estômbar, Lagoa
7th and 8th June - International Algarve Fair, Lagoa
June - Caldeirada (Typical Fish Dish) Festival - Armação de Pêra
Sunday 29 June to Saturday 5 July -  Dance World Cup 2014 - Lagoa
4th-6th July - World Superbike Championship - Portimão
1st - 10th August - Medieval Fair - Silves
7th - 9th August - Sons de Atlantic - Senhora da Rocha
Sunday, 10th August - Procession in Honour of Our Lady of the Fisherman - Armação de Pêra
15th - 24th August - Fatacil, 2014 – Lagoa
Sunday, 21st September - Procession in Honour of Nossa Senhora dos Aflitos - Armação de Pêra
1st - 31st October, - 2014 "Pasteis Festival" - Armação de Pêra
4th and 5th October - BLIP, Portimão
 17th - 19th October - Algarve Classic Festival - Autódromo International Algarve

Wake Up Workshop - 13th February, 2014

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Royal British Legion - January 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

Tribute to the King of Rock

Mexican Train with the Rotary

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Yesterday's Fashion Show

Our thanks to the models in yesterday's Fashion Show, also to Pam Slorance for taking the photos.

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

TripAdvisor - New Year Programme Review

Hotel on the beach”
We stayed at the hotel to celebrate the New Year. we had a fabulous time.
When we entered the dining room for the evening buffet the display and food on offer took our breath away. The freshness and colour of the display resulted in the most delicious meal. The waiters circulated continuously topping up our wine of a high quality. A first class band then began to play and everyone joined in the dancing. The cabarete that followed was colourful, entertaining and skilful with colourful costumes.
We have been to many high class Hotels through out the world but this must be the best of the lot . In particularly we offer our congratulations to the catering. staff
Room Tip: Ask for a sea view room., or if you want to see the sea view and the sun rise and sun set from your balcony.

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Querença Sausage Fair, 2014

The 2014 Querença Chorizo Festival will take place on Sunday, 19th January.

It is a festival in honour of St. Luis (the protector of animals).

Traditionally the families in inland Algarve raised a pig to sustain themselves through the year and asked St. Luis to keep it in good health. To thank the saint they offer their best homemade chorizo.

The festival includes a procession, musical entertainment and, of course, lots of homemade chorizo!

This event will include a procession, tastings of grilled sausages and lots of music.

More information: T. 289 422 337

Monday, 6 January 2014

Thank you for your comments

IHG Guest Reviews

First time to Holiday Inn Algarve

Had a great holiday at Holiday Inn Algarve not been before, will be back in the new year march all being well !

Ladies on reception were lovely very helpful, food good lots of choice indian restaurant exellent !...

Our room small but comfortable and clean with seaview. Also what a great spot the hotel is in.

Cannot wait to go back

from 2 very satisfied customers

Friday, 3 January 2014

Jazz Night - 22nd February, 2014

Swim for Shoes 2013/14

Swim for Shoes 2013/14, the annual event to swim or paddle in the Atlantic Ocean has, this year, so far raised just over 1100 Euros for new shoes for children in care.

Many congratulations and thanks to all those who participated.

This year on Christmas day it was a swim with a difference - due to the sea conditions it was decided that the dip should be in the Holiday Inn Algarve's'  outdoor swimming pool, which was much warmer than the sea.
A film crew from SIC filmed the whole event and interviewed a number of participants. This brought a lot of national attention to the event when it was shown on their News Programme.

 Sea Conditions on New Years Day were a little better :-

The money will be going to buy shoes during the year for the teenagers at A Gaivota, Santa Casa in Albufeira. Each child at school needs a pair of trainers and plimsolls and the excellent amount raised means that all the teenagers will be fully kitted out.

Certificates were awarded to all those who got wet and everyone enjoyed a "Hot Chocolate " in the Holiday Inn Algarve bar afterwards.

The Holiday Inn Algarve would like to thank all those who took part and all those who watched. Thanks also to all those who helped us to publicise this event.

Sunrise Armação de Pêra - Today - 7:40am

Our thanks to Filipe Silva for sending us these photos.