Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Royal British Legion Lunch - 15th March, 2017

The Algarve Sub-Branch has a membership of 150 and meets monthly. the next lunch is on Wednesday, 15th March, 2017. All visiting RBL members are welcome. For more information please contact Alun Roberts:- Alun Roberts (

Armação de Pêra live on television today

The programe is from 10.00am - 1.00pm and again from 3.00pm until 6.00pm.  It will be transmitted from the promenade nearby the Hotel.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Thank you for your reviews - "A very enjoyable stay"

England - UK

The hotel has a splendid view on the ocean.
The rooms are spacious, well equipped and clean.
The big bed is really comfortable.
The breakfast buffet is quite generous and varied.
Waiters are attentive and friendly.
Receptionists are also friendly and let us have a late check-out, free of charge,
internet is working perfectly.
The outdoor swimming pool overlooking the ocean was heated, so I could happily bathe even if it was January!
In this period the rates are definitely high value for money.
The location is lovely, dotted with cafes, shops and restaurants.
I came with my partner for a three-night getaway.
We sincerely recommend it.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Special Rates for March and April - book now

March - 31 Euros per person per night - April - 42 Euros per person per night

Rates are per person, per night, sharing twin landview rooms and include buffet breakfast and all local taxes. 

Limited rooms available at these rates, book now to avoid disappointment -

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Curry in a Hurry - From the Raj Team

Here is a recipe for Chicken Korma, which as well as being quick to prepare, can be cooked in the Microwave and is also suitable for freezing.

700 g  chicken breast (skinned & cut into 1” cubes)
175 g  thick set natural yoghurt
3         cloves of garlic, peeled and sliced
2 tsp    turmeric
1         large onion sliced
100 g  ghee or butter
1 tsp   ground ginger, salt and ground cumin
5 cm   stick of cinnamon
5         cloves
5        cardomons
1 tbsp crushed coriander seeds
½ tsp      chilli powder
1½ tbsp desiccated coconut
2 tsp     roasted almonds

Place yoghurt, turmeric and 1 garlic clove in the food processor and puree to mix evenly.  Pour over chicken and stir well.  Cover and chill overnight.
 Melt ghee, add the remaining garlic and onions, fry gently for 4-5 minutes until soft.  Stir in spices and fry for a further 3 mins.  Add chicken pieces with the yoghurt marinade, stir well.Cover ans simmer for ½ - ¾ hrs until chicken is tender.

Transfer to serving dish and scatter with roasted almonds.

Thank you for your comments

“Lovely break.”

We stayed for a few days. What a lovely experience. 

The hotel was lovely, the room was very spacious and clean.

Breakfast was great and cooked well. 

The staff were very helpful. All in all a good stay. 


Friday, 17 February 2017

Some photos from our Valentine's Dinner

International Women's Day Dinner/Network Reunion

Whether or not you recognise the Logo we will be pleased to see you on International Women's Day (Wednesday March 8) for dinner in the Raj Indian Restaurant at The Holiday Inn Algarve, Armação de Pêra - 19.30. 

You just have to be female! 

We will be meeting old friends and making new ones and raising funds for a maternity project in São Tomé. 

Welcome Drink, 3 course Indian Dinner with wine, and coffee - 25 Euros per person.

Bookings to Linda: We look forward to seeing you.

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Thank you for your comments

Thoroughly Enjoyable

Panda026Doncaster, United Kingdom (2/8/17)
We stayed at the Holiday Inn, Armacao de Pera, for 4 days over the Christmas period, and what a pleasure it was.
The rooms are clean and comfortable, although we did ask to be moved to a room with a balcony instead of street facing and the reception staff were very helpful. Indeed, all the staff in this hotel are pleasant, friendly and professional.
The food is good with plenty of varied choice. The local wines are decent and the drinks, in general, are of good quality - and served with a smile.
The hotel is situated in an enviable position, with a number of steps leading down to a lovely beach. Of course, it being Christmas, everywhere was very quiet and we could walk for miles on an almost empty beach, which was an added bonus.
I would imagine this area is beautiful in Spring and we intend visiting again for a few days in late March.
Well done to everyone at the Holiday Inn for making our stay so enjoyable.

Monday, 6 February 2017

19th Edition of the International Youth Football Tournament

The 19th Edition of the International Youth Football Tournament of Armação de Pêra, is taking place this weekend 10th and 11th February. 2017 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 in front of the Holiday Inn Algarve, and the participating teams will parade to the Municipal football ground, where the opening ceremony of the tournament will take place.

Our Valentine's Menu - 11th February, 2017

Friday, 3 February 2017

Carnival Parade in Armação de Pêra

On Sunday, 26th and Tuesday, 28th February, 2017 the Annual Carnival Parade will take place in Armação de Pêra. Leaving from the the car park next to the Hotel at 3.00pm..

Not to be missed.....