Monday, 31 January 2011
The money will be used to buy new shoes throughout the year, and this is very much appreciated by the youngsters and the staff at the home.
Saturday, 29 January 2011
“A Tribute to Harry Warner”
A dinner and and evening of Light Entertainment at the Holiday Inn, will be given by a professional entertainer, Neil Warner – who is also Harry’s grandson. The price, including 3-course dinner with wine and coffee is a very reasonable €26 and tickets sold on a first come, first served basis are available only from John Goodfellow - firstname.lastname@example.org– tel 917341251/289999368
The Hotel is offering a double room with afternoon tea and full English breakfast for €50 (single room €34). Please contact the Holiday Inn on 282320260.
Thursday, 27 January 2011
Verduras e Legumes Proibidos com......... Forbidden Vegetables with……
• Sopa de Espinafres com Queijo de Cabra – Spinach Soup with Goats Cheese
Salada Amorosa Tropical – Tropical Love Salad
• Salada Amorosa Tropical – Salad with Tropical Fruit
• Salada Luxuriosa - Salad with Seafood
• Tamboril lardeado com Camarão – Monk Fish with Shrimps
• Tranches de Cherne com Aromas de Romeu – Fillets of Sea Bass with Romeo’s Coriander
• Medalhões de Novilho com Molho Picante – Medallions of Veal with Piri Piri Sauce
• Costeletas de Borrego com Molho Amoroso de Agridoce- Lamb Cutlets with Agridoce love Sauce
• Tagliatelle com Tentações do Mar – Tagliatelle with Crab Sticks
Espelho de Romeu...... Romeo’s Mirror ......
• Patê Campestre com Frutos Silvestres – Paté with Forrest Fruits
• Queijos Surpresa com Mel – Surprising Cheese with Honey
€:25.00 p.p. iva incl
Saturday, 22 January 2011
ALFA, the association of literature and film friends in the Algarve
Event - Friday, 18th February - 5.00pm
British author Derek Edwards will be coming all the way from St. Barbara de Nexe, to give some food for thought - and hopefully start a lively, controversial, enriching discussion.
About what? Come and see, hear, listen, feel, think, speak, participate ...
When? 5 pm, Friday, 18th of February
Where? Hotel Holiday Inn (former Garbe), Armação de Pera in the Bar
How much? Free entry, donations welcome
I look forward to see you and you and especially YOU!
ALFA - Associação da literatura e do filme no Algarve
lit.ALGARVE 15.-18.9. 2011 - 2. international literature festival in the Algarve
Wednesday, 19 January 2011
An opportunity to meet "old" and make new friends, exchange Club information, enjoy a buffet lunch followed by the speaker of the day.
All ladies are very welcome to participate. For more information please contact organiser - Carole Good-Dixon, e-mail: email@example.com Mobile: 966571639 Tel: 282312079
Monday, 17 January 2011
Then we have just the cure for you.
A warm sunny terrace with a nice sea view
A drink in your hand and dinner for two.
Let us welcome you to the best place in town
Where you’ll just be so comfy and forget that frown.
Spoiling yourself will be such a breeze
With friendly faces all eager to please
Enjoy a nice breakfast overlooking the sea
Soak up the sun and in heaven you’ll be.
A walk on the beach for some clean fresh air
Forget all your worries, you just won’t care!
You deserve to escape the big winter freeze
So give us a call now and book with ease!
Saturday, 15 January 2011
The odd couple
A one-act comic play ‘Angels’ Feathers’ is about to be staged at the Raj Restaurant, Holiday Inn, Armação de Pêra. Written by Algarve playwright, Nicky Moran.
The dreamlike plot is full of humour and well grounded by two down to earth performances. The play’s author takes the lead roll alongside Dutch actor, Thomas Hartmann playing the part of an insomniac in charge of a multi-national company.
An unlikely meeting between the pair provides a hilarious opening. The poor old woman, whose short-term memory is failing, has no difficulty recalling her deceased husband and his problems with water retention after drinking 20 pints of beer! Surprisingly, as the couple get to know each other, the woman has valuable advice to offer the neurotic man and they come to share a common goal.
Tickets for a three-course Indian meal with wine, coffee and show €30
Telephone to reserve a table: - 282 320 260
Friday, 14 January 2011
1 Carnival Dinner and Fancy Dress Party (either Saturday, 5th March or Tuesday, 8th March)
Price: 68 Euros Per person in twin room
Single Supplement (2 nights) 24 Euros
Seaview Supplement (2 nights) per person 24 Euros
Extra night (bed and breakfast) per person 23 Euros
Children up to 12 years – 50% reduction
The Armaçao de Pêra Carnival Parade takes place in the afternoons of 6th and 8th March, 2011.
To book or for more information please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, 13 January 2011
More than 30 people, a mixture of hotel guests, Portuguese and local ex-pats took part in the first of Lynn and Martin's charity quiz nights at the Holiday Inn Algarve on the night of Monday 10th January.
After 5 challenging rounds a close run contest saw the 'Ashes to Ashes' team emerge victorious. The raffle in aid of the Gaivota childrens home in Albufeira raised an above target amount in this the first of a quartet of nights which run through to April.
Don't miss the next Quiz Night - Monday, 7th February, 2011.
Wednesday, 12 January 2011
and it’s so much better than any 7 night cruise.
Shut your curtains and block out the cold
Then click on our site and you will be sold.
Let us welcome you to a room with a view
Great food and good service through and through.
Relax on a terrace with views to the sea
Enjoying the vino or a cup of tea.
We’ll arrange you some golf wherever you choose
With offers so great you simply can’t lose.
Soak up some sunshine along the way
As you practice your swing, and enjoy your day
Playing golf in the Algarve is just so nice
and we always offer the very best price.
There are no gimmicks, no hidden tricks
Just contact us now for that sunshine fix!
Tuesday, 11 January 2011
Thanks again for making our stay over Christmas & New Year so enjoyable! We had a delightful room with a great view, & it was good to see how nice the refurbished rooms were. It was also good to see that the staff has barely changed, we met "old" friends in every department & made a few new ones. We certainly appreciated the service & attention that has carried on from the dear old Garbe.
The golf & hire car arrangements were once again simple & efficient, & many thanks for the last minute changes you made to ensure we avoided the odd inclement day. We played 5 dry rounds on some of our usual courses. Salgados is becoming a favourite, followed by Silves which is always a challenge. We look forward to returning soon, as it's always a delight to see you all as well as the sunshine.
Ray & Barbara
Thursday, 6 January 2011
Bring your loved one for a Romantic Weekend in the Holiday Inn Algarve with its breathtaking seaviews views.
11th - 13th February, 2010
2 Night Break
68 Euros per person
2 Nights accommodation
and Buffet Breakfast
and Romantic Dinner on 12th February
Single ……..12 Euros per night
Seaview ……..12 Euros per person per night
Extra night (bed and breakfast)……. 23 Euros per person per night
Dancing to live music in Bar Boa Vista
Don't Miss It - book now - 282 320260 or e-mail email@example.com
Tuesday, 4 January 2011
Monday, 3 January 2011
Congratulations and thanks to all those who participated in the Annual Swim for Shoes on New Years Day on the Armação de Pêra beach in front of the Holiday Inn Algarve, either by paddling or getting totally immersed in the sea!
We are delighted to say that the total of donations raised to date from the swims on Christmas Day and New Years Day and our Boxing Day Treasure Hunt is €756 which will all be used to buy new shoes for children in care
For more photographs, please click here
The Angels Theatre Group performed their Christmas Cracker Show for one night only, to a large and enthusiastic audience, most of whom had arrived sporting festive head-wear !
The Holiday Inn supplied a full buffet with wine.
The angels on the Tombola tree were made specially by the Junior pupils of The Colegio International de Vilamoura.
The evening started in traditional style with the Salvation Army Band and Singers from Sao Bras de Alportal,ensuring everyone entered into the Festive Spirit.
From then onwards the audience was treated to a spectacle of poems and songs, that included Santa,Elves,a Toy Soldier,a Snowman,Angels ,a Nativity play and children from the Algarve Juniors, all introduced by the Fairy Queen played by Marion Griffiths.
Left to right: Marion Griffiths, Capt Kent Ringborne, Joy Behennah
The Angels costumes were made by Andrena Sharpe.
The audience were encouraged to sing-a-long to carols and pick festive jokes out of the large Christmas cracker. The Grand Finale, was The Twelve Days of Christmas. Each table was designated a “day” and competed to loud and boisterous help from the cast to give the best and loudest chorus. The live music was provided by Mary Legg on the piano.
The Angels Theatre Group entertain for Charity. Their current beneficiary is Centre Algarve. This is a project to supply holiday accommodation for people with Special Needs. The Angels are happy to announce that they are now in a position to spend 5,000 euros on the Centre.
The hotel was fine. We had views over the sea and beach which were well worth paying extra for. The recently updated room was clean and fresh with a huge wardrobe. The TV was newish yet there were only 2 English channels available.
The bar overlooks the beach and the superb staff were very accommodating (there is free afternoon tea and cakes, that wasn't advertised but very welcome). The breakfast was, as other comments mention, very good.
We stayed over the Christmas period and had hoped for a relaxing week. We were not disappointed, as the few guests that were at the hotel were, shall we say, more mature. The town itself is odd. Many, many empty high-rises tower over the town of traditional touristy bars and restaurants.
The walk on the beach from the hotel to the fishermens huts is superb and the sandy beach is lovely. The updated promenade is lovely too, with sealife mosaics and clever lighting.
We would go back to the hotel to see how Holiday Inn have continued to improve things (hopefully the outside are, pool etc), but we wouldn't stay in the town!
Sunday, 2 January 2011
Taking place at 9.30pm on Wednesday, 5th January.
This Portuguese tradition is to celebrate the visit of the Wise Men to Baby Jesus.
Seven different choral groups will sing traditional music in the main square of Silves.
For more information - please telephone: 282 440800