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Holiday Inn Algarve - Armacao de Pera, an IHG hotel

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Avenida Marginal, Armacao de Pera 8365-909 Portugal
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  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#2 of 8 hotels in Armacao de Pera
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Whether you want to relax in the sun, take leisurely strolls on the beach or are looking for something more active, the Holiday Inn Algarve, formerly known as Hotel Garbe, is the perfect choice. Commanding a prime beachfront position with stunning panoramic views over the bay of the Algarvean village of Armaçao de Pera, the hotel lies within strolling distance of shops, restaurants and entertainment. The holiday Inn Algarve is one of the best located Armaçao de Pera accommodations. It is also an excellent base from which to explore the Algarve, with regular bus services to nearby towns and villages. From almost every angle guests enjoy breathtaking ocean views of the sparkling Atlantic. Direct access from the hotel leads straight on to the magnificent sandy beach, one of the longest in the Algarve.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Evening entertainment
Car hire
Taxi service
Massage
Salon
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Private balcony
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Astrid Kremer wrote a review 14 Sep
Heemskerk, Nederland2 contributions
In our 4 days stay at the Holiday Inn Algarve we had 2 times dinner in the excellent Indian Raj restaurant. What a great delicious Indian food and what a friendly nice staff they have; really customer friendly. We loved it! A big thank you from Astrid Kremer and Martin Korhorn
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Good Morning, Thank you very much for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed our Indian restaurant, and have passed your feedback on to the Raj team. We hope we will have the pleasure to welcome you back here again in the future. Kindest regards
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bolafc wrote a review 12 Sep
London, United Kingdom83 contributions71 helpful votes
Booked a stay at this hotel for 8 nights and had to cut short due to the poor service at the hotel and lack of facilities. Rooms are comfy but dated as others have mentioned. Hotel is located on the strip and beach is close but is let down severely by the atrocious beach situation. Whilst travelling during peak season you expect the hotel to be busy but the pictures do not represent the reality. When you enter the beach from the hotel, you have a private company that takes up 90 percent of the sand to the water and if you want to sit in this area you need to pay 20 euros a day. When there is high tide you have nowhere to sit and the beach as depicted on the pictures, are misleading and not an accurate representation of the hotel. Most people come to enjoy the beach, there is literally no space on the beach and the paid area, the hosts are aggressive and do not allow you to sit near, even though you are a guest of the hotel. The beach was not relaxing and do not trust the pictures on their website, as they do not show that most of the beach is siphoned off. There are no extra beds/ seating near the pool and whilst you can understand that covid requires special arrangements, the hotel just takes a blind eye to any issues. 8 other families and couples were horrified with the situation as there is nowhere to relax unless you want to pay another 200 euros minimum. Not the best way to spend your holiday and the client relations manager has no interest in assisting. We requested a follow up but nothing was reported. The location of the hotel is in a very touristy area but has some nice gelato and seafood restaurants. Best beaches can be found at praia da rocha and praia grande, which are not too far. They tend to be alot more secluded and does not have too many tourists there. The breakfast is the same everyday and there is no variation on this. The views are really nice but aside from that there is nothing special about it. The rooms have really old showers and space is very limited. The beds were very comfortable and the ac was average. Wifi is inconsistent and if you need to work for business purposes, it is not a reliable connection as you are unable to work from your room, as my friend had to work in the bar. We decided to leave the hotel due to the poor service and they offered no compensation for our bad stay. The manager was too busy to speak and as they had a full hotel, the staff didn't care for the guests. Disappointed as I like staying at IHG hotels but they need to enhance the service provided by the client services manager (as it was very poor) and take accountability for the services provided by the hotel. The pictures should also be updated to show that it is packed like sardines, rather than the empty beach as shown on the pictures. Avoid if you want to have a decent holiday!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your review. We are very sorry that your recent stay did not meet expectations. Thank you for sharing your comments about the public beach of Armaçâo de Pêra which has been subject to Covid restrictions this year in line with Portuguese Government Legislation. The result of this has meant that beach operators, not the hotel, have had to comply with minimum distances that have in some areas restricted the number of people allowed on the beach during the month of August. Unfortunately this is something that is not in our control. We are lucky to have a beautiful sandy beach several kilometres long that had, and continues to have adequate space for all. Now that the high season has passed the beach has once again returned to it´s normal levels of activity and capacity. In line with Covid restrictions we have also had to implement many service changes such as flow, breakfast buffet service etc for the protection of guests and our staff. We regret that any of these safety measures may have affected your holiday and look forward to welcoming back in the future when hopefully we are back to normal. Kindest Regards
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CheshireDave33 wrote a review 5 Sep
Crewe, United Kingdom513 contributions110 helpful votes
This is an older hotel but it’s not as bad as some reviews state. The rooms are spotlessly clean and our sea facing room had a great view. The air conditioning works well inside with the door closed. The issue with the noise comes from the heat exchanger which is situated on the balcony meaning it is noisy if you want to sit there and have the air conditioning on in the room. The breakfast is ok,just ok. The main niggles are you queue for food, then queue for bread and pastries but then queue for a 3rd time just to get butter. All in the name of Covidi suppose. The main problem with the hotel is the total lack of sunbeds for the 100 plus rooms. The are about 40 in total. The ugly face of modern tourism is displayed every morning in the fanatical attempt to reserve one by placing a towel on it and disappearing for the day. The hotel does nothing at all to manage this despite having signs up to say reserving sunbeds is forbidden. For this reason alone, we would not return to this hotel
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Don’t expect a sub bed at the pool you’ll be disappointed
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Good Morning, Thank you very much for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. We very much appreciate your detailed feedback. We adhere very strictly to the Covid regulations, and you are correct this has affected the service in the restaurant, and the number of sunbeds that are allowed by the swimming pool. We hope we will have the pleasure to welcome you back to the Holiday Inn Algarve in the future. Kindest regards
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mhershey wrote a review 1 Sep
Northfield, Illinois496 contributions206 helpful votes
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Only 3 nights– would love to come back! We had a gorgeous view from our balcony of the pool and beach. Our twin room (318) was on the small side by American standards, but thoughtfully designed, with super comfortable beds and good sheets, Coffee was instant but good, the air conditioning was perfect. Our only wish was plugs by the beds. Friendly, attentive service. The hotel is set on a nice beach surrounded by pretty cliffs, with calm waters. Lots of boats and boards to rent, plus chairs, but all of these are booked direct on the beach from separate companies. We could not get chairs so we bought some cheaply on the nearby "avenue", €11 each. A short walk west on the beach took us to hidden tiny caves and archways that completely delighted us. In August, it was a bit crowded on the beach at high tide. The pool was very nice, with multilevel decks offering great sunset views. It was a little challenging to get a chair (go early), but there was a nice bar with good snacks (try the toasted sandwich with tomato and chicken!) We were always able to get chairs in the late afternoon The buffet restaurant had a beautiful view, and breakfast there had lots of delicious choices for any taste. Dinners seemed a bit bland, but we might not know the right seasonings to add. The hotel is at one end of an avenue that runs above the beach, with a very close-by food market. We loved strolling the avenue every night, with everyone out shopping and dining. We highly recommend this hotel!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: A high floor with a beach view if possible. We loved 318
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Good Morning, Thank you very much for your review and recommendation. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, and very much appreciate your feedback and kind comments. We hope we will have the pleasure to welcome you back here again in the future. Kindest regards
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NilsLDK wrote a review Aug 2021
Copenhagen, Denmark420 contributions135 helpful votes
Conclusion: I have stayed a week in Holiday Inn Algarve This hotel is nothing special, but at the same time nothing to complain about. The hotel is located at the beach with an amazing view at the sea and the coast. Review: The hotel is 45 min drive from Faro airport. I took an Uber from the airport to the hotel, which was cheap. If you rent a car please be aware of limited parking lots at the hotel. The hotel is located in the middle of the town,and restaurants and shops are in walking distance. The check in process was not a good. The staff was more busy to talk to each other than serving the customers. I had a room with a balcony and a great view at the sea. The room was small, and the balcony was really small. The air condition was the old fashion one, and it was a bit noisy. The room was clean and the wi-fi was ok. I will recommend to book a room with balcony - the roam is a bit sad with out one. I got breakfast in the restaurant every morning. The food was nothing special. It is a buffet, but you are not allowed to take the food yourself, which makes good sense in relation to corona, but it created huge lines. The hotel also have a restaurant at the beach, and an Indian restaurant.I did not visit them. The pool area was a bit of a nightmare. Every morning at 8 am every was busy at reserving the sun chairs, so at 9 am all chairs was reserved, but nobody was using them. You can rent two sun chairs at the beach for EUR 16. You can borrow pool towels at the hotel for a deposit at EUR 20 each. You can not change the towels during your stay. The prices in the pool-bar is cheap,
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: Choose a room with a balcony
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Good afternoon, Thank you very much for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. We very much appreciate your detailed feedback. We hope we will have the pleasure to welcome you back here again in the future. Kindest regards
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PRICE RANGE
US$66 - US$191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
holiday inn algarve hotel, garbe hotel armação de pera
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Hotel Garbe
LOCATION
PortugalAlgarveFaro DistrictArmacao de Pera
NUMBER OF ROOMS
186
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Algarve - Armacao de Pera, an IHG hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Algarve - Armacao de Pera, an IHG hotel?
Nearby attractions include Praia do Vale do Olival (0.4 km), H2o PooL Lounge (0.2 km), and Kerart Galeria (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Algarve - Armacao de Pera, an IHG hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Algarve - Armacao de Pera, an IHG hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Algarve - Armacao de Pera, an IHG hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Algarve - Armacao de Pera, an IHG hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Metropole Restaurante & Bar Lounge, Palm Beach Restaurant, and Coentros.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn Algarve - Armacao de Pera, an IHG hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Holiday Inn Algarve - Armacao de Pera, an IHG hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Holiday Inn Algarve - Armacao de Pera, an IHG hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Holiday Inn Algarve - Armacao de Pera, an IHG hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Armacao de Pera.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Algarve - Armacao de Pera, an IHG hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Holiday Inn Algarve - Armacao de Pera, an IHG hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn Algarve - Armacao de Pera, an IHG hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Município de Silves (11.6 km), Feira Medieval de Silves (11.6 km), and Edifício Paços do Concelho (11.6 km).