# 6 of 93 hotels in Carvoeiro

Hotel Baia Cristal(4 stars)

Vale De Centeanes - Praia Do Carvoeiro View on map
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  • The hotel staff are friend (4)
    " The hotel staff are friend" found in 4 reviews
    • " ... our situation.The manager and staff at the Baia Cristal came to our rescue and welcomed us to the hotel, they showed us around and allowed us to contact the uk to finalised the resevation. The hotel staff are friend ly and helpful and the hotel has many great facilities to offer, especially for families. There ... " 
      5.583333333333334
      August 2012
    • " Wonderful vacation, nice hotel, friendly staff , spacious rooms, great food, nice location, space by the pool without crowd. The next ... " 
      5.714285714285714
      August 2012
    • " The room and the hotel itself are very clean. Good staf f, fluent in english, german and spanish. " 
      5.671428571428572
      October 2012
    • " ... of hospitality. Doubtless the hotel requires renovation of some of its resources but all everyday problems if occurred seem so minor if they are solved with flying colours by well-wishing and helpful staf f. " 
      5.435714285714285
      September 2012
  • S. The rooms a (2)
    "S. The rooms a" found in 2 reviews
    • " ... beach is a short walk away , although it is a steap hill down to the beach, its definatly worth going to. The town is about a 15 min walk but probably not so good if you have any disabilitie s. The rooms a re big and spacious, clean and tidy and the maid cleans every day. We all enjoyed staying at ... " 
      5.583333333333334
      August 2012
    • " Wonderful vacation, nice hotel, friendly staff, spacious rooms , great food, nice location, space by the pool without crowd. The next supermarkets are 20 ... " 
      5.714285714285714
      August 2012
  • Ious, clean an (2)
    "Ious, clean an" found in 2 reviews
    • " ... , although it is a steap hill down to the beach, its definatly worth going to. The town is about a 15 min walk but probably not so good if you have any disabilities. The rooms are big and spac ious, clean an d tidy and the maid cleans every day. We all enjoyed staying at the Baia Cristal and is ... " 
      5.583333333333334
      August 2012
    • " Wonderful vacation, nice hotel , friendly staff, spacious rooms, great food, nice location, space by the pool without crowd. ... " 
      5.714285714285714
      August 2012
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Hotel review overview

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Rating by categories

  • Hotel in general
    4.6
  • Room
    4.9
  • Service
    4.8
  • Location
    4.5
  • Gastronomy
    4.1
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.5

Rating breakdown

  • excellent
    40
  • very good
    43
  • acceptable
    11
  • poor
    5
  • terrible
    5
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The most helpful positive review

4.5

The hotel spread over several buildings and consists of a bit more than 100 rooms. Everything looks so all in all very friendly and well maintained, here and there it has little quirks, but it is the it no longer is the newest and the salzluft do their part. The actual age especially in the rooms. In the hotel breakfast and half board were offered... During our stay shared mostly german and british tourists the building, the average age mixed, the majorit …  read hotel review

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The most helpful negative review

2.0357142857142856

The charm of the former ddr preferred and the staff gladly persuade left, has its home found. Horrible meal with always the same frühstücksausstattung. Cheapest sausage and cheese always the same. Chef or cook has absolutely nothing on it. Alternation zero. Complaints were taken note and it is absolutely nothing! Abgeranzte suite, those at best only by the size of saving grace would be their true. Fixtures mostly broken. Dirty bedlinen and not cleaned cor …  read hotel review

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Summary of guest reviews by category

  • Hotel in general
    Pros
    • Hotel in general (2)
      Comments related to "Hotel in general" found in 2 reviews
      • " ... , although it is a steap hill down to the beach, its definatly worth going to. The town is about a 15 min walk but probably not so good if you have any disabilities. The rooms are big and spacious, clean and tidy and the maid cleans every day. We all enjoyed staying at the Baia Cristal and is ... "  read hotel review
        5.583333333333334
        August 2012
      • " Wonderful vacation, nice hotel, friendly staff, spacious rooms, great food, nice location, space by the pool without crowd. ... "  read hotel review
        5.714285714285714
        August 2012
  • Service
    Pros
    • Service Friendliness (4)
      Comments related to "Service" found in 4 reviews
      • " ... our situation.The manager and staff at the Baia Cristal came to our rescue and welcomed us to the hotel, they showed us around and allowed us to contact the uk to finalised the resevation. The hotel staff are friendly and helpful and the hotel has many great facilities to offer, especially for families. There ... "  read hotel review
        5.583333333333334
        August 2012
      • " Wonderful vacation, nice hotel, friendly staff, spacious rooms, great food, nice location, space by the pool without crowd. The next ... "  read hotel review
        5.714285714285714
        August 2012
      • " The room and the hotel itself are very clean. Good staff, fluent in english, german and spanish. "  read hotel review
        5.671428571428572
        October 2012
      • " ... of hospitality. Doubtless the hotel requires renovation of some of its resources but all everyday problems if occurred seem so minor if they are solved with flying colours by well-wishing and helpful staff. "  read hotel review
        5.435714285714285
        September 2012
  • Food
    Pros
    • Quality (1)
      Comments related to "Food" found in 1 review
      • " Wonderful vacation, nice hotel, friendly staff, spacious rooms, great food, nice location, space by the pool without crowd. The next supermarkets are 20 minutes on foot, ... "  read hotel review
        5.714285714285714
        August 2012
  • Room
    Pros
    • Facilities (2)
      Comments related to "Room" found in 2 reviews
      • " ... beach is a short walk away , although it is a steap hill down to the beach, its definatly worth going to. The town is about a 15 min walk but probably not so good if you have any disabilities. The rooms are big and spacious, clean and tidy and the maid cleans every day. We all enjoyed staying at ... "  read hotel review
        5.583333333333334
        August 2012
      • " Wonderful vacation, nice hotel, friendly staff, spacious rooms, great food, nice location, space by the pool without crowd. The next supermarkets are 20 ... "  read hotel review
        5.714285714285714
        August 2012
Philip
Our Stay at Baia Cristal
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Beach holiday
  • July 2014
The Hotel has 125 bedrooms and has a charming atmosphere. The Staff are very friendly and the hotel is kept very clean. We opted for the bed and breakfast option becuase we enjoy eating out as a family and exploring the area. The guest range varies throughout the seasons, but we found it to be a good mix during our stay. The pool is kept very clean. Salt water pools have advantages and disadvantages but on the whole we think a salt water pool is better for you, particulary if staying in the pool all day. read hotel review
  • Room
    4.0

    The room we had is a good size and very clean. There is a TV that has limited English channels but adequate. There is a fridge and basic cooking facilities that we didn´t use. There is a safe for an additional charge and a terrace area to dry clothes etc. The only problem with our room was that it was near the main entrance and very noisy. There is no insulation between rooms and this means you can hear everything. No internet facility available in the room. There is a charge for wifi available only in the hotel foyer.

  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0

    There is a 5 euo supplement for tennis. Table tennis is free.There are bikes available but at a charge per hour or day. Clean towels are provided daily for use by the pool at no charge. There are hammoks free of charge and the pool side is adequate, very clean and tidy. The local beaches are again clean and tidy and provide great facilities. The only trouble is that the water is from the Atlantic and hence cold!! There is an indoor pool at the hotel and this is very good, supplemented by the spa, sauna, steam room and our personal favourite, the beauty theropy centre. The massages are exceptional and offer good value for money together with the other beauty treatments on offer.

  • Hotel
    5.0

    The Hotel has 125 bedrooms and has a charming atmosphere. The Staff are very friendly and the hotel is kept very clean. We opted for the bed and breakfast option becuase we enjoy eating out as a family and exploring the area. The guest range varies throughout the seasons, but we found it to be a good mix during our stay. The pool is kept very clean. Salt water pools have advantages and disadvantages but on the whole we think a salt water pool is better for you, particulary if staying in the pool all day.

  • Gastronomy
    4.0

    There is one main restaurant and one main bar. The breakfast is good and there is a mix of staff, some enguage and add value but others are either shy or dont have the language skills. All kept clean, but the staff struggle to cater for virtually all the guests taking breakfast at 10am!! We would suggest that seating is provided outside during breakfast time. The entertainment of an evening is excellent and relaxed.

  • Service
    4.0

    The staff are very friendly on the whole. There are one or two people who dont make the effort to enguage with the guests and this lets the others down. The room maid is excellent, very friendly and does a very good job. She added value to our stay. Unfortunately we were not offerred any help to our room with our luggage and there is no waiting service around the pool and this is what seperates a four star hotel from a five star one. Our room was noisy due to locaton. We asked to move but no other rooms were available. The kids club is a big let down. The staff did not enguage with the children. This was dependant on what staff were working.

  • Location
    4.0

    The location is about 20min walk from the Carvoeiro centre but there is a smaller beach Vale Centeanes about 7min walk away. There are two local mini supermarkets about 15 min walk from the hotel. The hotel provides the best car rental service in the area. The car we hired was a Fiat Punto and was immaculate and fuel efficient.

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Udo
Great location friendly mediterranean race.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Countryside & spa
  • March 2014
Great value! If you pay more can ask for more. We were the 5. times here and have always everything gotten which we booked. And this is a subjective impression: the kitchen is better either the hotel has a new chef or the staff has learned. Book immediately in the hotel it was worth it for both sides. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.8
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    4.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    4.0
  • Gastronomy
    4.3
    Variety of food and drinks
    4.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    4.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    4.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
  • Hotel
    4.5
    Condition of the Hotel
    4.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
  • Location
    2.8
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    3.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    3.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    2.0
    Other leisure activities available
    3.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
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Florian
I didn't go there again.
  • Hotel not recommended
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Other stay
  • February 2014
With the hotel it concerns a 'old', accordingly, the facilities, everything is a bit 'dated'. The room 341 was poor, stains everywhere on the walls and ceilings, made a worn impression. The perfect room service should not forget, that was good. With the booked a rental car, by the hotel, i must say that this car completely was damaged, still, some individual selected damages meticulously listed. The treaty was handwritten the recorded smart repair 1000 Euro extra costs! Very strange and unusual. read hotel review
  • Room
    4.0
    Size of the room
    4.0
    Size of the bathroom
    4.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    3.0
  • Gastronomy
    3.8
    Variety of food and drinks
    4.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    3.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    4.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    4.0
  • Hotel
    4.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    4.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    4.0
  • Location
    3.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    3.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    3.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    3.0
  • Service
    4.7
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    4.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    5.0
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Wolf-Dieter
New year's eve 2014 is booked.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Countryside & spa
  • December 2013
Hotel in a great location. When privatanreise rental car necessary. You get at the reception always helped. Were a group (12) since 10 years ago over new year's eve there. Restaurant staff exemplary. But always only with a buffet. Booked, since we in the evening into native restaurants. Recommended orange boss Antonio in carvoeiro by car in 3 minutes to reach, the best food in the section of the algarve cliffs. Good sauna available, pool is a plunge pool use. read hotel review
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
  • Hotel
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
    Family friendliness
    5.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
  • Location
    4.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    2.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    4.0
  • Room
    5.8
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.3
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
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Irene
Recommended winterdestination.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • City break
  • December 2013
A really recommendable hotel for those seeking peace! Our room lay in the rear range of the plant with view of the sea, between the palm trees and agaves to see. Only the bathroom had seen better days and could be reconditioned (bathtub jumped off, faucet leaked, dubious stool under the sink) We as a vegetarian were very satisfied with the varied dishes, from which we delicious dinner was being put together. The location was as a base for trips very suitable. read hotel review
  • Gastronomy
    5.5
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
  • Hotel
    4.5
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    4.0
    Disabled-friendly
    3.0
  • Location
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
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Information about Hotel Baia Cristal

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  • Location
    This elegant hotel is situated in an attractive panoramic location, on a hill overlooking a sandy beach. The centre of Carvoeiro is located around 2 km away and the beach is easily reached down a flight of steps that lies around 300 m from the hotel. Public transport departs from stops directly in front of the hotel. Plenty of shops, restaurants, bars and nightclubs are to be found around 1.7 km from the hotel.
  • The establishment was renovated in 2010. The establishment comprises a total of 120 accommodation units. Guests of the establishment are welcomed in the lobby, which has a 24-hour reception and a 24-hour check-out service. Services such as a safe and currency exchange facilities make for a comfortable stay. Internet access (for a fee) and wireless internet access are available in the public areas. Gastronomic options include a restaurant, a café and a bar. Shopping facilities are available. A garden is among the features contributing to a pleasant stay. Additional features of the establishment include a TV room, a playroom and a library. Guests travelling in their own vehicles can make use of the available parking spaces. Additional services include a childcare service and a laundry. A shuttle service is offered. A bicycle hire service gives guests the opportunity to explore the surrounding area independently. In addition, a conference room and a fax machine are also available.
  • All accommodation units feature air conditioning, central heating, a living room and a bathroom. Most rooms additionally feature a balcony or a terrace. Some of the accommodation units also feature a side sea view. A safe and a minibar also feature. The kitchenette features tea and coffee making equipment. Each accommodation unit offers a telephone, a TV and a radio. Each of the bathrooms features a shower, a bath and a hairdryer.
  • A refreshing dip in the indoor or outdoor pool can be pleasantly cooling on hot days. A sun terrace, sun loungers and parasols are available. A hot tub provides an opportunity for relaxation. Various refreshing drinks are available from the poolside bar. For those wishing to enjoy some exercise, tennis, bocce and golf are offered onsite. A gym, table tennis and pool/billiards are some of the sports and leisure options available at the establishment. The establishment offers various spa options, including a spa, a sauna, a steam bath, a hammam and a beauty centre, or for a fee, a beauty salon and massage treatments. An entertainment programme, an entertainment programme for adults, live music and a kids' club provide guests with recreational options during their free time.
  • The establishment offers a wide range of bookable meals and board options, including breakfast, lunch, dinner, B & B, half board and full board. The menu also offers special dietary cuisine and vegetarian dishes. Alcohol-free drinks are served at the establishment.
  • All major credit cards, including American Express, VISA, Diners Club and MasterCard, are accepted for payment.
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Hotel description

Hotel description

  • What the hotel offers
    This hotel is located on a cliff-top overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, just 300 metres from Vale de Centenaes Beach. It offers an outdoor pool, a spa and free parking onsite. The rooms at the Hotel Baía Cristal provide modern amenities, including a balcony with panoramic sea views and satellite TV. The Restaurant Gaivota serves rich local cuisine, while Bar Albatroz offers a relaxing atmosphere and live music. Guests can savour exotic cocktails and snacks while relaxing on the spacious terrace. The pool bar, which is open during the summer time, serves fresh fruit juices and light meals.
  • Location
    Located in one of the most beautiful places in the Algarve, on a cliff top, the Hotel Baía Cristal offers a peaceful atmosphere with a fantastic sea view, only 300 m away from Vale Centeanes beach and 1700 m from Carvoeiro beach.
  • Accommodation
    14 Suites sea view | 10 Suites garden view | 38 Rooms sea view | 58 Rooms land view 2 twin beds or 1 queen size bed and Capacity for 2 extra beds Private bathroom, Satellite TV, Individual A/C, Minibar, Safe, Direct dial telephone Balcony, Tea and Coffee facilities; Kitchenette (only in suites)
  • Food and Drink
    Restaurant “Gaivota” - Cosy restaurant with beautiful views to the sea. Open for breakfast and dinner with Portuguese and international cuisine. Bar “Albatroz” - Relaxing bar with live music, ideal for enjoy the sunset in the company of a delicious cocktail. The terrace serves meals and snacks throughout the day. Barbeques – (only in summer) - During the summer months, guests can enjoy barbecues by the pool, filled with popular music and dance. Pool Bar “BierGarten” – (only in summer) - Pool bar where it is possible to enjoy refreshing drinks throughout the day.
  • Leisure
    Outdoor activities include Swimming pool, as well as Kids’ pool, Tennis court, and a Giant chess board; Indoor you can enjoy a Swimming pool, and a relaxing Sauna, Turkish bath, as well as a Fitness room and also Massage and body treatment room; There is also a Games room (snooker, table football, ping pong and video games) and Kids´ club (only during summer). For professional meetings we can offer you “Lagoa” Meeting Room - Capacity up to 80 people (8,5m x 10,85m x 2,29m).
  • Other facilities and services
    24 Hour reception, Multilingual staff, Tour and information desk, Wireless Internet Live music, Car rental, Private parking, Shuttle bus to Carvoeiro

Amenities

Hotel amenities

  • Terrace
  • Meeting/Banquet Facilities
  • Non-smoking room
  • Hairdressers/Beauty salon
  • Business centre
  • Hotel safe
  • Internet
  • Lift
  • Central heating
  • Air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Car park

Room amenities

  • Writing bureau
  • Phone
  • Satellite TV
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Wake up call/Alarm clock
  • Pets allowed

Gastronomy

  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Cafe
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Catering service

A choice of sports

  • Fitness centre
  • Outdoor pool
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking

Spa offers

  • Spa centre
  • Massages
  • Special massages
  • Sauna
  • Steam room/ turkish bath

Other hotel information

  • City hotel
  • 24 hour reception
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Airport transfer
  • Car hire
  • Information desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Children welcome
  • All public and private areas are no smoking zones
  • Wifi
  • Laundry service