Ratings based on 149 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.9 out of 5
87% of guests recommend
4.1 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
3.7 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Yorkshire

Good hotel for Beach and Pool

Posted Aug 23, 2016
Pros: The sun loungers were good quality and plentiful. Gym was ok. Public areas always clean.
Cons: Access to the pool and beach - needs ramps or better handrails.
Location: The location of the hotel meant that there was easy access to restaurants and the promenade. Visit the sand sculptures in the evening.
The hotel was great. We had good rooms, connecting, with sea views. The Indian Restaurant wasn't very busy and had a basic choice but the food was good. Plus side was the location, at the start of the main pedestrian area. A negative was the number of steps/stair to access the outside area, pool and beach. There were no ramps and there were not always handrails. The beach was very crowded but we were there during pirate week which seemed to bring in the crowds.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Aug 2, 2016
Greit, hyggelig personal og prompt service til alle henvendelser.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 4, 2016 by Vicki, Hotel Management
Thank you for your review, we are pleased that you liked our Hotel. We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you here again in the future. Kindest regards
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from dublin

Fantastic hotel on the beach

Posted Jul 18, 2016
Fabulous hotel, everything on your doorstep. Staff could not do enough for you. Was not happy with our room but we were offered a new room asap.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 1, 2016 by Vicki Good, Hotel Management
Thank you for your review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, and hope that you will return again soon. Kindest regards
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from West Sussex, UK

Perfect position for beach and town

Posted Jul 17, 2016
We have stayed at this hotel a number of times over the past years and is perfectly placed for the town, with its many excellent restaurants, and what must be one of the best beachs on the Algarve. The hotel has everything you need for a beach holiday / break. The staff have always been very friendly and helpful. We will definitely be back at this hotel soon.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 2, 2016 by Vicki, Hotel Management
Thank you for your review and recommendation. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate very much your comments. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Holiday Inn Algarve in the future.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Poole, UK

Nice hotel close to the beach, shops, restaurants

Posted Jun 9, 2016
Pros: Close to the beach, town, shops, restaurants and cafes. Very clean hotel, friendly staff.
Cons: Just one morning the cleaner forgot to leave complimentary coffee...otherwise everything was perfect.
Location: As we did lots of tours when stayed at Carvoeiro...this holiday was meant to be just on the beach... I did see the shops that offered excursions.
Clean hotel, friendly and helpful staff members. We had a sea view room booked which was ok, except first floor & balcony view over the roof...we asked for upgrade. They were happy to give us executive room on the third floor next morning. We were very happy and enjoyed our stay even more. We were eating in the town, where we found great cafes for breakfast and restaurants for dinner. Reasonable price and very good. Seafood was very delicious. Ice creams are big as mountains 2 Euros only. Highly recommend if just laying on the beach or by the pool.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 13, 2016 by Hotel Carvoeiro Sol, Hotel Management
Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you very much for your comments. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back here again in the future. Kindest regards
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Fabulous hotel on the beach

Posted Jun 1, 2016
We had a lovely stay here, staff were really friendly, food was excellent and the pool/bar and beach area were perfect
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 2, 2016 by Vicki , Hotel Management
Thank you very much for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope we will have the pleasure to welcome you back here again in the near future. KIndest regards.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Nice hotel and close to beach.

Posted May 15, 2016
The hotel was lovely. The weather was unusually cold and wet but the hotel made up for this issue. Will definitely be coming back. The staff were very friendly.
Comment from Hotel Management
May 18, 2016 by Vicki Good, Hotel Management
Thank you very much for your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope that we will have the pleasure to welcome you back here again in the near future. Kindest regards
4 out of 5
by Ildiko from Budapest, Hungary

Great hotel

Posted Apr 30, 2016 on Hotels
It is a great hotel, especially if you are retired, or has disabilities. There was 1 receptionist who was not so helpful, but the others compensated her, they were extremely helpful and kind. The Indian restaurant is great. Worth visiting. The room was clean, breakfast was amazing!! the beach is very close.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 9, 2016 by Vicki Good, Hotel Management
Thank you very much for your review of your holiday. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, and we appreciate your comments. We hope you will return here again in the future. Kindest regards
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from North Dakota

Close to everything

Posted Apr 28, 2016
Great and friendly staff. Clean rooms, our room opened to the beach so it had a beautiful room. Comfy room with closet space to hang all of our clothes. Patio space with our room was nice for breakfast and relaxing in the sun. We got an ironing service and it was inexpensive and quick! We were able to park our car in the adjacent lot and walk for three days without worrying about our car. It was a great location for accommodations. Vista Mar was an excellent hotel just a few blocks away from our hotel which we never would have found if it were not for the staff, it was the best food we had!! There is an English style pub across the street called Water Dog that had inexpensive libations and friendly staff. All around great area to stay and explore
Comment from Hotel Management
May 2, 2016 by Vicki Good, Hotel Management
Thank you very much for our feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate your comments. We hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back to the Holiday Inn Algarve in the near future. Kindest regards.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from N. Ireland

Right on the beach

Posted Apr 25, 2016
Pros: Location and rooms
Cons: STOP people smoking while lying on the sunbeds next to you around the pool. There were tables/chairs set to one side with ashtrays they could use!
Location: Location right on beach. Lots of brilliant restaurants the whole way down the promenade but best one's down side streets.
Really liked the location of this hotel. However it was a little quiet. The little town it is in has no bars to speak of, unless you count Pedro's bar on the beach and I wouldn't (awful) Of course more may open later in the season. The hotel has a lovely bar but they cater for Saga holiday tours and so in our 50's we were two of the youngest one's there! They had entertainment on in the bar 3 nights but not our cup of tea, singer's singing old stuff I'd no idea about. The rooms though were very good and the views out over the beach were amazing.
Comment from Hotel Management
May 2, 2016 by Vicki Good, Hotel Management
Thank you very much for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate your feedback, it will help us to continue to improve our standards and service. We hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back to the Holiday Inn Algarve in the near future. Kindest regards