Monday, 30 March 2015

Fall out of bed, on to the beach!!!!

Would you like to be nearly on the beach? Choose one of our newly renovated beach rooms with direct access to the soft sandy beach.

Share your memories

Our thanks to Carol Brownson for sending us this photo

The Holiday Inn Algarve (Hotel Garbe) was built on the cliff top above the beach in Armação de Pêra in 1962 - more than 50 years ago - a long time and a lot of memories

We have opened a "memory box" to keep all the memories.

Please share with us your favourite memories (add a photo if you have one) of the Hotel and/or Armação de Pêra.

We will keep them in our box - special moments that should never be forgotten

To add your memories to our memory box - please comment below, or send e-mail to

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Thank you for your recommendations

“Great hotel”

5 of 5 stars - TripAdvisor
Just returned from a family holiday. All the employees make a real effort to be helpful and friendly. The heated pool is great out of season,the breakfast's are good,the rooms clean and modern.I cannot fault this hotel!


Saturday, 21 March 2015

Royal British Legion March Lunch

 A few photos from the Royal British Legion March Lunch

The Algarve Sub-Branch has a membership of 150 and meets monthly, the next lunch is on Wednesday, 15th April March. All visiting RBL members are welcome.

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Traditional Cork Products from portugal4U

In the Hotel Reception:-

Every Wednesday - 6.00pm - 9:30pm
Semanalmente - 4ªFeira -18.00hrs - 21.30hrs

portugal4U -

Friday, 13 March 2015

17th Edition of the International Youth Football Tournament

The 17th Edition of the International Youth Football Tournament of Armação de Pêra, is taking place this weekend 14th and 15th March, 2015 in Armação de Pêra.

Once again we are proud to be a sponsor of the event,
supporting sports practice by the children and promoting the local sports club Os Armacenenses who organises this tournament every year.The tournament will begin with an inaugural parade starting a 9.30am in front of the Holiday Inn Algarve, and the 12 participating teams will parade to the Municipal football ground, where the opening ceremony of the tournament will take place at 10:00am.  The matches will start at 11:00am. 


Friday, 6 March 2015

This weekend - Sausage Festival in Monchique

The 22nd Traditional Sausage Festival is taking place in Monchique this weekend.  

It promotes and sells the  traditional sausages which have been produced in Monchique for generations.  As well as sausages you will be able to buy and taste many other regional specialities, honey, cheese and the local fire water.
Saturday, 7th and Sunday, 8th March

Thursday, 5 March 2015

What's On - Holiday Inn Algarve

Events in the Hotel 
Tuesday, 31st March - Sale of Traditional Cork Products
3rd - 5th April, - Easter Programme
14th and 15th April - Theatre Dinner - Raj Indian Restaurant
24th - 27th December - Christmas Programme
 24th December - Christmas Eve Dinner
 25th December - Dip in the sea for charity
 25th December - Christmas Day Dinner
26th December - Boxing Day Dinner
30th December - Fancy Dress Dinner - Pirates Night
30th December -1st January - 
New Year's Programme
Wednesday, 31st December - New Year's Eve Gala Dinner
Thursday, 1st January - Dip in the sea for charity

Events Nearby

20th March - 25th October - Fiesa - International Sand Sculptures Festival - Pêra
3rd - 8th April - Art Exhibition - Hotel Carvoeiro Sol
2nd-4th April - Wine Show - Lagoa
Easter Sunday, 5th April,- Classic Cars - Armação de Pêra 
Easter Sunday -  Festa das Tochas Floridas (Flower Torches Festival) - São Brás
20th June - Black and White Night - Carvoeiro
9th - 12th July - Candlelit Market of Cultures - Lagoa
30th July - 5th August - Pirate Week - Armação de Pêra
7th-16th August,  - Silves Medieval Fair
 29th August - White Night - Loule

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Algarve Cup, 2015 - 4th - 11th March, 2015

The Algarve Cup is one of the most prestigious women’s football events. Held in the Algarve since 1994.

For details of all the fixtures please click here

Royal British Legion Monthly Lunch

A few photos from last week's Royal British Legion lunch.

The Algarve Sub-Branch has a membership of 150 and meets monthly. the next lunch is on Wednesday, 18th March. All visiting RBL members are welcome.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Thank you for your comments - From one of our repeaters

“Been going for years...”

5 of 5 stars Reviewed 
Formly known as the Garbe the change of name hasn't changed how great this hotel is.
The staff are exceptional and have been there for years (most over 25 years) and it's great to see familiar faces everytime you visit coupled with the amazing service.

As soon as you warm in you are created by a lovely large lobby & the smiling helpful reception staff who will have you checked in very quick.

The hotel itself couldn't in a better position right on the beach & within walking distance of restaurants, bars, & coffee shops. Most of the rooms have a great sea view which is great to wake up to & either take in the sunset or sunrise. The hotel has 2 great restaurants the main restaurant is buffet style where the menu changes every evening, this is also where breakfast is served which has a great variety of options for all. The other restaurant is a highly regarded Indian restaurant, the food is absolutely delicious in both restaurants.

The hotel also has a lovely bar with a wide variety of drinks when you wish to wind down after a long day if sunbathing. The pool is lovely with plenty of sun beds & a great pool bar which is open during the summer months. 

Overall great hotel, great stuff & for all the above is why I keep visiting year after year.

Stayed January 2015, travelled as a couple