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Hotel Carvi Beach Hotel 3 star
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Praia Dona Ana, Apartado, 33, Lagos, Portugal Lagos, Portugal -
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Amy Adejokun Section editor

Without hesitation one of the worst hotels we have visited in the Algarve. Dingy, drag and absolutely garish, the Carvi Beach Hotel would only be good as a base for travellers on a small budget for a night or two. Another advantage is that it is close to a lovely beach, which is down the side of a steep cliff. Located in Lagos up on the cliff (almost) overlooking the sea, there isn't much else is the surroundings, which are for the most part residential. If you're looking for somewhere cheap to holiday, you're better off putting in that little extra for a hotel of better value as this one is just cheap and nasty.

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    Location 7.48 /10

    Located up on a cliff above the nearest beach in Lagos, which is about an hour's drive away from Faro, is a quiet neighbourhood far from the bustle of the mass tourism districts. The main town is a short drive away.

    Accommodation 4.70 /10

    The hotel has 100 rooms including three suites. Every room has a balcony although some just look out onto the car park or the neighbouring abandoned hotel (formerly the Golfinho). Be careful when using the door handles and taps - they may well come apart when used.

    Rooms have small televisions and safes tucked away in the scratched varnish chipboard furniture. The sheets were just about clean, but the mattresses were either rock hard or marshmallow soft. The tiny bathrooms have small shower cubicles and no toiletries. The air conditions may (or may not) work, and may be extremely loud and disturbing, so beware.

    If you are on a tight budget and need a place to stay, then try to get yourself a room with a sea view, which would considerably increase the quality of the experience of a stay here.

    Overview 4.70 /10

    Apart from mentioning that the hotel is garish and depressing throughout, there isn't much else to say about the décor. In terms of amenities, there is a (very) small roof-top pool, which if the hundred guests all went to would be jammed. There is also what the web site describes as a 'games room' in the back past the lift - we couldn't think of anything worse than spending a minute in the windowless stuffy area lit with strip lighting and baring bright orange walls. In the same vein, there is a gym (broom cupboard with a few hazardous pieces of exercise equipment) and a children's play area - also a hazard, but to their sanity.

    Food and drink 4.70 /10

    The hotel only serves breakfast and it is a spread of uninspiring yoghurt pots, sweet soft bread, and bright pink jam to match the bright orange squash. The breakfast room is as dull and grim as the rest of the hotel.

    Beach 6.70 /10

    The beach, which is just down the cliff close to the hotel, and there is a lift taking people up and back.

    To know

    The hotel needs a complete renovation. But there is complimentary internet in the lobby area.

    Equipment

    • Car park
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      massage

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      tennis, gym, fitness

    advantage

    • The proximity to a beautiful beach.
    • Cheap rates.
    • Free internet connection in the lobby.

    disadvantages

    • The drab and depressing décor.
    • The games area to the back of the reception (past the creaky lift) is in dire need of a complete revamp.
    • The almost windowless breakfast room.
    • The abandoned hotel next door is a real eyesore.

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    • Overall Score nc/10
      • Package deals in mai 2013 Posted on 2013-11-25 Seul - 2 nuitées (Chambre avec vue)

        Hotel magnifique surplombant la mer Piscine agréable sur le toit avec vue mer Chambre spatieuse Rapport qualité prix imbattable en mai

      • Advantages

        Rapport qualité prix au mois de mai Vue mer Localisation par rapport à la plage Taille des chambres Propreté Accueil

      • Disavantages

        Un peu loin du centre Salle du petit déjeuner bruyante Hôtel avec de nombreux jeunes anglais là pour boire

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      • Overall Score 7.75/10
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