# 6 of 93 hotels in Carvoeiro

Hotel Baia Cristal(4 stars)

Vale De Centeanes - Praia Do Carvoeiro View on map
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  • Good staf (2)
    " Good staf" found in 2 reviews
    • " 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
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Hotel review overview

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Rating by categories

  • Hotel in general
    4.5
  • Room
    4.9
  • Service
    4.8
  • Location
    4.4
  • Gastronomy
    4.1
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.4

Rating breakdown

  • excellent
    39
  • very good
    46
  • acceptable
    14
  • poor
    7
  • terrible
    4
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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

  • Service
    Pros
    • Service Friendliness (2)
      Comments related to "Service" found in 2 reviews
      • " 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
Belinda
Five star a la carte
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Beach holiday
  • September 2014
The highlight for us was the food and food service. Most guests on half board eating buffet style which was good however we often chose the a la carte menu or asked the chef to produce something for us. The presentation, flavours and general standard were exceptional, using fresh ingredients and reasonably priced. The waiting staff made a special effort as they also enjoyed doing full service as opposed to clearing plates from the buffet. Definitely recommend. It was a fair walk to other restaurants however it wasn't necessary to eat out. Generally the beaches in this area are fairly ... small with steep access by steps however all sandy and clean. Lovely cliff walks and beautiful villas all around this area. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    4.0
  • Location
    4.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    2.0
    Distance to the beach
    4.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    4.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    4.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    5.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.7
    Quality of the beach
    4.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.8
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
  • Hotel
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
    Family friendliness
    5.0
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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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Information about Hotel Baia Cristal

Hotel Information

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Business hours of reception: 24 hours       The Hotel Baía Cristal is set on a rocky plateau, bathed in sunlight and surrounded by the aroma of almonds, with splendid panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. The hotel is located 1.7 km from the small fishing village of Carvoeiro and 300 m from the bathing bay of Praia de Vale Centeanes. It is around 60 km to Faro International Airport.       The rooms feature modern furnishings and offer en-suite facilities, a hair-dryer, air conditioning, safe, mini bar, telephone, radio and terrace or balcony. The suites also offer a kitchenette.       The Gaivota Restaurant is known for its elegant atmosphere and has splendid sea views. A sumptuous breakfast buffet is on offer in the mornings. Our Chef prepares your evening meal either à la carte, or in buffet style with Mediterranean and international dishes. To accompany your meal you can select from an excellent choice of local wines.       The atmosphere at this hotel makes guests’ stay a real experience. You can relax in the freshwater swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi tub or in the Turkish spa. Work out in the gym, take a dip in the indoor swimming pool, or play a match on the tennis court. Business hours of reception: Every day: from 00:00 to 00:00
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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

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

Room amenities

  • Writing bureau
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Coffee and tea
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Wake up call/Alarm clock
  • Pets allowed
  • Fire alarm

Gastronomy

  • Restaurant
  • Vegetarian
  • Hotel bar
  • Cafe
  • Catering service

A choice of sports

  • Fitness centre
  • Outdoor pool
  • Tennis court
  • Horse riding

Spa offers

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

Other hotel information

  • Rehabilitation centre
  • 24 hour reception
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Gay friendly
  • Airport transfer
  • Eurocard/Mastercard
  • Car hire
  • Information desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Children welcome
  • All public and private areas are no smoking zones
  • Wifi
  • Laundry service