One of the Algarve’s first hotels, this property was built in 1962 on a choice clifftop site featuring panoramic ocean views. A renovation completed in 2003 maintained the casual, sun-drenched ambience that attracts adult guests year after year.
Amenity highlights: Two levels of sundecks furnished with cushioned lounge chairs face the ocean, and the lower deck features a 14-meter (45-foot), irregularly shaped, heated pool. A short path and 29 steps lead down to a eight-km (five-mile) beach, where independent operators offer water sports in summer. Diners at the hotel’s two restaurants, one serving Indian cuisine, can take meals on a terrace extending from the hotel and enjoy panoramic ocean views. Rooms have high-speed Internet access (surcharge).
Insider tip: Although Armação de Pêra’s fishing-village origins are nearly obscured by new apartment buildings, fishers still drag their colorful boats onto the beach 800 meters (875 yards) east of the hotel, and adjacent restaurants prepare the day’s catch.
8365 ARMAçãO DE Pera
Armação de Pera, 0028
Nearest major airport:
Faro, Portugal (FAO-Faro)
Alongside the main a la carte restaurant where breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served, the hotel also has an Indian restaurant with superb sea views.
NEARBY POINTS OF INTEREST
Faro Airport (FAO): Approximate driving time is 45 minutes and distance is 31 miles/ 50 kilometers.
Directions from Faro Airport: Upon departing the airport, follow the road for about 2.5 kilometers until the fork in the road. Take the left-hand fork (towards Lisboa and Espanha)and follow the signs for Portimão. You will merge onto a main road which is the EN125. After approximately 4 kilometers you will see a blue sign for the motorway (IP1). Head towards Loulè and follow the blue signs onto the motorway. Head in the direction of Albufeira and Portimão until you reach the end (approx. 37 km). (Please note that in Feburary, 2003 a new section is opening, so the exit will be signed Silves.) Then take the Portimao exit to a large roundabout and follow the sign to Armaçao de Pêra. Proceed straight until Alcantarilha, and at the first traffic light get into the right lane and turn right for Armaçao de Pera (it is signed). Continue until you reach another roundabout, turn left, and you are in Armação de Pêra. Follow the one-way system (on the second right turn, then on the second left turn) and you will reach the seafront road. The building in front of you is the Hotel Garbe; turn left, then right into the main entrance.
At the beginning of December 2002, the hotel commenced with the building of an additional floor on its west wing; this work will be complete in July 2003. The hotel is keeping noise and inconvenience to a minimum.
Tax of 5% is not included in the rate but is added at time of payment.
Breakfast is included in the rate.
Rate is based on single or double occupancy.
Extra person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
There are no room charges for children 2 and younger occupying the same room as their parents.
Rollaway beds and cribs may be available and fees may apply and should be requested at time of booking.
All bedding requests are subject to availability and should be requested at the time of booking.
Bedding: Standard room includes one double or two twin beds and can accommodate up to two adults.
Upon check-in, photo identification and credit card or cash deposit is required for incidental charges.
All special requests are subject to availability upon check-in.
Check-in time is 2 PM
Check-out time is Noon
Take a swim in the hotel’s outdoor pool, heated for your comfort in the winter. The hotel also offers a holistic healing center and sun terraces.
Swimming pool – outdoor
Babysitting or child care
Restaurant(s) in hotel
Room service (24 hours)
Medical assistance available
On-site car rental
Number of rooms: 152
Sea view rooms feature a balcony.
The Hotel Garbe features 152 guestrooms with one double or two twin beds.