Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Armação de Pêra - Tonight

Holiday Inn Algarve Wins TripAdvisor Award of Excellence

It is with great pride that we announce the Holiday Inn Algarve in Armação de Pêra has won the TripAdvisor 2017 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 

Happy Birthday Andreia!!

Happy birthday to our colleague Andreia Firmino ! We hope you enjoy your special day.

Monday, 14 August 2017

Happy Birthday Lidia!!!

Happy Birthday to our dear colleague, Lídia Guia! We wish you all the best!

Saturday, 12 August 2017


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Friday, 11 August 2017

Have a great weekend everyone!!

TripAdvisor - "Wonderful stay"

by Michael M

Having recently stayed here, I felt I needed to write a review. 

My wife and myself had a wonderful time here. The hotel is ideally located at 1 end of the resort, on the lovely beach. 

The staff are friendly and always helpful, from reception, to the bar staff. The room was clean, spacious , and was cleaned every day. Buffet breakfast was lovely, with cereals, fresh fruit, and hot food available,also nice selection of breads. 

Some previous reviews have stated that it is hard to get a sun lounger by the pool, but we did not find that, we would only go to the pool area after breakfast, and true you may not find a spot right next to the pool, there are plenty of other spaces. 

We ate on one occasion in the restaurant , which was a BBQ buffet. Plenty of food ,and lovely deserts. The resort itself is initially off putting with all the high rise apartments, but they are all well maintained, and you do not notice them after a while. Plenty of shops, restaurants along the main strip, great value especially Pedro bar the far end of the beach, about 10-15 minutes walk.

Raj Indian Restaurant on TripAdvisor

"Highly recommended"
Reviewed by thehoteleree

Friendly staff and the food was fresh, tasty and generously sized. Excellent Indian food that the whole family loved, highly recommend a visit!

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Happy Birthday Sofia!

Happy birthday to our colleague Sofia Alemão!!   We hope you enjoy your special day.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Happy Birthday Manuel!!!!

Happy birthday to our colleague Manuel Nicolau ! We hope you enjoy your special day.

Friday, 28 July 2017

TripAdvisor Review - "The best hotel in Armacao de Pera"

Excellent location, directly on the beach and on the promenade. 

Very clean hotel, staff always helpful, we had a half board, eating breakfast and dinner every day on terrace with sea view, watching a sun set.

Quality of food was extraordinary. We are very glad with our choice and we can only fully recommend.

Have a great weekend

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Sunset - Palm Beach Restaurant

Palm Beach Restaurant Armação de Pêra 
Situado na praia em frente ao Holiday Inn Algarve
Located on the beach in front of the Holiday Inn Algarve

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Portuguese night

Our Chef Hugo Jim Teixeira and colleague Paulo Renato from our Pôr-do-Sol Restaurant, yesterday the 11/07 on Portuguese Night.

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Raj Indian Restaurant on TripAdvisor

Best Indian food I have even eaten

Food and service excellent. The staff are very helpful and friendly. 

Great place for a celebration or just a relaxed family meal.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Top Things to do in Armação de Pêra - our top five...

Walk along the long sandy beach 

Paddle board to the World Famous Benagil Sea Caves - 

See the fishermen bring in their catch

Go Diving - Discover the largest natural reef in Portugal 

Visit the farmers fruit and vegetable market on Saturday morning

Friday, 30 June 2017

The Fisherman of Armação de Pêra

The Fisherman of Armação de Pêra - A big thankyou to Sr. John Lagomaggiore for sending these superb photos to us.

Happy Birthday Maria Duarte

Happy birthday to our colleague Maria Duarte!  We hope you enjoy your special day.

St. Peter Celebrations

St. Peter is one of the oldest saints of the Catholic religion having been one of the Apostles of Jesus Christ. His real name was Simon, but Jesus gave him the name Peter, which comes from the word stone, because he would be the "stone upon which the Christian church was to be built."  

It is also celebrated as having been the first pope of the Catholic Church with the date of his death beinh attributed to the 29th June. 

The Catholic festivities on this date celebrate the martyrdom of his life in Rome and in Portugal it is celebrated with popular marches same as the other saints, St. Anthony and St. John.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Holiday Inn - Armação de Pêra in the Saints Dances

Teresa and Alice from our Reception Team took part in the Saints Dances last night. 
Teresa is part of the Alcantarilha group and Alice is in the Armação de Pêra group.

Saint John

Saint John is celebrated in Portugal as a popular party that takes place from June 23 to 24 in the city of Porto, although it is also celebrated in other cities with popular marches.

Officially, this is a Catholic holiday that celebrates the birth of Saint John the Baptist, but the feast of Saint John of Porto originates from the summer solstice and was initially a pagan festival. People celebrated fertility, coupled with the joy of harvests and abundance. Later, as in the case of Carnaval, the Church Christianized this pagan feast and attributed to saint as a patron.

An alternative story also arises that the feast of Saint John of Porto was originally dedicated to a man who in the ninth century existed in the north of the country, a hermit named John. While he was alive he gave advice to people who would ask him for help and when he died, It was discovered that many people went to the place where he was buried to call for his saintly powers. In the twelfth century, a Portuguese queen brought the head of Saint John to Porto to be venerated by the people, and it is believed to be the head that is in the chapel of the Holy Head, of the Church of Our Lady of Consolation.

Since this popular saint was never officially accepted by the church, it began to celebrated as Saint John Baptist of Porto on June 24, the date of the saint's birth.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Happy Birthday Mariana

Happy birthday to our colleague Mariana Pereira ! We hope you enjoy your special day.

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Palm Beach Restaurant now open

Dine on local seafood and fresh fish purchased daily from the nearby market and prepared in both traditional and innovative ways.  Open from midday onwards we offer a selection of local dishes from our a la carte menu or our snack and salad menu, served until 11pm daily.

Located on the beach in front of the Holiday Inn Algarve

We look forward to welcoming you soon.