Saturday, 10 June 2017


"On the Beach"

This hotel was chosen based on reviews in Tripadvisor. On arrival we could immediately see that the reviews were not overstating the case.

The hotel is literally "On the Beach" , our room was on the terrace level and the door opened out to a terrace looking over the swimming pool with the beach just beyond.

At that stage we could only hear the sea because we had arrived late at night, the following morning we could see the whole area and were immediately impressed with the quality of everything.

Very helpful staff, great restaurant with good and varied choices. and the location is ideal being close to many other restaurants and bars. Very pleasant walks along the beachfront to an array of little shops and bars.

Friday, 9 June 2017

Festival da Caldeirada

We were delighted to welcome the President of the Algarve Tourism Board, Mr. Desidério Jorge Silva and his wife, to the Por do Sol Restaurant, last night, to sample some of our Festival da Caldeirada specialities.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Festival da Caldeirada - Armação de Pêra

Tonight Clams Cataplana on the Festival da Caldeirada menu, in the Pôr-do-sol Restaurant.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Raj Indian Restaurant on TripAdvisor

"Oh yes this was fantastic"

Had a dinner meal here and I would say that I am fussy about the quality of my Indian meals, this was superb, smaller portions but the taste and presentation was excellent. 

Would have gone back the following night, had we not been going home.

Excellent menu choice in a beauty restaurant with a view of the ocean.

My mouth is watering as I write this!

Friday, 2 June 2017


Thank you to everyone who entered our recent competition to win dinner for two in our Raj Indian Restaurant

Congratulations to Ann Lancaster who wrote 

"Not only is the view spectacular and the service first class, to top it all off of you can enjoy a wonderful Indian meal here. For conneseurs of Indian food you can choose from a full menu of delicious dishes. All from mild to vindalo.make a special night of it and celebrate with a fabulous Indian ice cream. You can relax and enjoy the meal, you'll never be rushed from your table. A memorable dining occasion and a night to remember!"

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Classic Car Get-together - Armação de Pêra

This weekend in Armação de Pêra!! - Classic Car Get-together - takes place on the first Sunday of every month.

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Raj Indian Restaurant on Trip Advisor

Raj Indian Restaurant on Trip Advisor

True flavours of Indian cuisine in Portugal.

This has to be the best Indian restaurant in Portugal. The location is beautiful with the option to dine al fresco over looking the beach. The food is delicious, the service is fantastic.

Photo: Dave Sheldrake

Friday, 26 May 2017

Festival da Caldeirada e de Mar - Armação de Pêra

Don't miss the presentation of the "Festival of the Caldeirada and the Sea" in the Armação de Pêra market, this Saturday, 27th May from 10.30am until 1.00pm. 

There will be the opportunity to try various Caldeiradas prepared by the 13 restaurants taking part in the Festival. In addition, there will be a wine tasting, highlighting "Silves Wines". 

The caldeiradas will be served by the students of the CEF Course of the school of the Algoz. 

The "Festival of Caldeirada and the Sea" will take place between from 3rd - 11th June in the following restaurants in Armação de Pêra: Churrasqueira Balbino, Marisqueira Hera, A Tasca, Casa D’Avó, Coentros, O Casarão, O Fernando, O Pelintra, Olivalmar, O Silvense, Pôr-do-sol (no Hotel Holiday Inn), Rocha da Palha and Vista Mar.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Happy Birthday Paulo!!!

Happy birthday to our colleague Paulo Renato ! 

We hope you enjoy your special day.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Holiday Inn Algarve on TripAdvisor

"7 day beach break"

Lovely hotel in a great location, over looking the 3 mile long beach. Only ate breakfast in the hotel, but this was very good with a range of hot and cold offers. 

All the staff were very friendly, helpful and spoke good English.

We had a great room with ocean views and thoroughly enjoyed our holiday, mostly lazing by the pool and finding interesting local restaurants.

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Happy Birthday Rafaela

Happy birthday to our colleague Rafaela Santos ! We hope you enjoy your special day.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Father Christmas on the Beach in May!!!!

We were delighted and enthralled with the many captions submitted for our Christmas on the Beach photo on Facebook - it was very difficult to pick a winner, we had alot of favourites!!!!

However, we are pleased to congratulate Sr. Pedro Santos, whose caption to our photo was:-
Christmas is whenever man wants !! 

Have a great weekend

Wishing you a great weekend!
Photo: Dave Sheldrake

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Our view today

 View from terrace of Holiday Inn Algarve, Armação de Pêra - 1.00pm Today

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Walking in the Algarve

We very pleased that this walking group from Austria chose the Holiday Inn Algarve as their base.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Monday, 15 May 2017

Friday, 12 May 2017

Have a great weekend everyone

Have a coffee and sit back and enjoy....

Can't Skip Inspiration

Chloe is a young lady who’s tired of feeling uninspired with life. 

She wants joy, she wants enthusiasm, she wants beauty. 

She leaves for a place where she finds herself seduced by history, by old traditions dressed as new, by a new life.  

Click here

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Fiesa - International Sand Sculptures, 2017

1st June  until 31st  October, 2017
Fiesa - the International Sand Sculptures Festival is being held in nearby Pera once again this year. It is the only event of its kind in the Iberian Peninsula.

During the day the sculptures can be admired in all their infinite detail, and at night there is a varied programme of entertainment

For more information:

Can’t skip us. Can’t skip Portugal.

How many times have you thought that you were simply in the wrong place? How many times you just wished you could pack your bags and leave?

Travelling transforms us. 

The beauty of arriving in a new place allows us to step back and see life with new eyes. We simply can’t skip freedom.
Can’t skip us. Can’t skip Portugal.  

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

TripAdvisor :)

Great to be back.
Second time here, we love The Holiday Inn Algarve.
Unbeatable position adjacent to the sandy beach.
Great food, great service from friendly knowledgeable staff.
We specially love the pool area overlooking the sea.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Happy Birthday Doina!

Happy birthday to our colleague Doina Savchuk ! We hope you enjoy your special day.

Classic Cars in Armação de Pêra on Sunday, 7th May.

Classic Car Get-together  - takes place on the first Sunday of every month on the promenade in Armação de Pêra

Monday, 1 May 2017

Happy Birthday Ajmer!

Happy birthday to our colleague Ajmer Singh! We hope you enjoy your special day.

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.