Wednesday, 26 April 2017

TripAdvisor - Lovely Easter break

Lovely Easter break

We were so impressed with our short break over the Easter holidays. The location was perfect, right on the beach. Staff were very helpful and friendly, the room and facilities were first class. We stayed on a bed and breakfast basis. Food was good every morning. Full cooked breakfast available or alternatives. The main restaurant was buffet style , very good choice which we used on one occasion there was also an Indian restaurant attached as an alternative. We also dined out in town on a couple of occasions where there was plenty of choice on where to eat.

Monday, 24 April 2017

Raj Indian Restaurant on TripAdvisor

“Spectacular location”
A good Indian located in the Holiday Inn. Spectacular views out onto the Atlantic. The service is great and the staff are very attentive and friendly. My son thought his Chicken Tikka Massalla was the best he'd had. Worth a visit.

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Celebrating again!!!

Happy birthday to our colleague Matilde Nunes!

 We hope you enjoy your special day.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Raj Special - Tuesday, 25th April - Sunday, 30th April

Algarve Pop-Up Art

Our thanks to Alyson Sheldrake who organised the Algarve Pop-up Art Event, which took place here at the Holiday Inn Algarve last weekend. A number of artists joined Alyson, resulting in varied event.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Celebrating today

Happy birthday to our colleagues Ahmed Ammar and Alice Duarte!!! 

We hope you both enjoy your special day.

Monday, 17 April 2017

TripAdvisor - "An enjoyable week in the Algarve"

We were very pleased with this hotel and its situation just above the beach and on the pleasant promenade. We had a large twin room with large bathroom, and all the usual facilities which all worked. 
We had excellent service from the staff on the front desk, who solved any problems. The meals were very good, with plenty of choice, and included wine with dinner. 
The small pool was heated, a bonus in March, and the beaches are perfect - sandy and clean. We booked several excursions at the desk, and these were all enjoyable too. So no complaints.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Celebrating - 25 years - 1992 - 2017

It has been a pleasure working with Dutch Operator - Senior Vakantie for the last 25 years - and we were delighted to celebrate the ocasion with the group that are currently in the Hotel.

We look forward to the next 25 years.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

This Sunday - Armação de Pêra

"Pop Up" Gallery - 14th - 16th April

TripAdvisor - You simply won't believe how unique this is!"

This is like no hotel you have ever seen or are ever likely to see-it is that good and unique, trust me!
It is perfectly/cleverly built into and around a rock/face, right on the sea-and by that I mean out the door and onto the beach!
The top floor at surrounding ground level is a 5 star reception, bar, indoor restaurant, outdoor restaurant and relaxing area and so much more.
Above that are floors of 5 star rooms - I had a suite at the top and it was worth every penny just for the views of the beach from height.
Down stairs from the reception floor is a sports centre, access to the hotel swimming pool and so much more.
Down stairs again is a sunning outdoor lounge area and a few steps onto the beach-remember your room key as this gets you back off the beach through the gate to the hotel which closes behind you,
Altogether too many superlatives needed to adequately describe the views from each floor and many rooms.
You just could not get any closer to the see-a dream hotel for sun and sand.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Happy Birthday

Happy birthday to our colleague Hugo Teixeira!   We hope you enjoy your special day.

Friday, 31 March 2017

Happy Birthday João!!

Happy birthday to our colleague João Moedas! 

We hope you enjoy your special day.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Raj Indian Restaurant on TripAdvisor

"Really enjoyable"

We were staying in the Holiday Inn so this was perfect as it's attached to the hotel. Saturday night and a few where in already.   Staff were really friendly and made us feel very welcome.

Free papadorms and pickles which was nice, followed by a great couple of curries and nan and some beer and wine, finished with coffee.
All round really good and would certainly come again.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

TripAdvisor - "Loved it "

This was the first time I travelled alone and I cannot fault the hotel. 
This was the perfect place to come alone as it felt secure and friendly. 

Staff were helpful and friendly. Room was clean and tidy, cleaned daily. My room didn't have a balcony but it overlooked the sea and was just as good. I didn't eat too much at hotel but when I did was nice and large variety. The only thing let my holiday down was the weather... But obviously this is not the hotels fault! Pool was heated. The average age of visitors was older and I don't think I saw a family there when I was, so great if you want a quiet trip away.

I chose the hotel because of the beach location, it was perfect, beautiful beach front. I would like to visit again. 

2017 Autódrome events

Pop Uu Gallery - coming up

Royal British Legion lunch

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

The Algarve Sub-Branch has a membership of 150 and meets monthly. the next lunch is on Wednesday, 19th April, 2017. All visiting RBL members are welcome. For more information please contact Alun Roberts:- Alun Roberts (

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Raj Indian Restaurant on TripAdvisor

Reviewed yesterdayNEW

The service is excellent - friendly and interested, but without being overpowering - and the food is top quality. 

A good, value for money meal (especially with their 10% discount card).

Really feels like an evening out. 

We've been going there for years and will continue to do so. Great job.

  • Part of the Holiday Inn, the Raj has an outstanding position overlooking the ocean and serves an outstanding curry too. There is even a large terrace to enjoy the sunset.
  • Visited March 2017

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Sunrise this morning

Sunrise this morning - 7:15am. Thank you to Sr. João Duarte for sharing these photos with us.