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  • Algarve
  • Carvoeiro
  • Baia Cristal Beach and Spa Resort

Baia Cristal Beach and Spa Resort

Portugal, Europe

The Algarve is famed for its rocky coastline and picturesque beaches. So what could be better than a holiday hotel that's built on a beautiful cliff top, overlooking the beach?

From its majestic setting, the Baía Cristal Beach and Spa Resort overlooks the old fishing village of Carvoeiro. It's one of the Algarve's quietest locations; dotted with sandy coves, it is a great place to explore. And a great place to fall in love with the Algarve.

The Baía Cristal Beach and Spa Resort enjoys a stunning setting in one of the Algarve's holiday havens:

This is one of the Algarve's finest stretches of beach. So it's only right and proper that one of its finest hotels should be based here. The Baía Cristal Beach and Spa Resort makes full use of its elevated location, giving guests beautiful views at every turn.

The long line of sandy coves and beaches that it overlooks stretches from Praia da Rocha in the west to Senhora da Rocha in the east – it's a glittering trail of beautiful seascapes – and some of the finest in the Algarve.

Looking out from your balcony or terrace, you'll feel at one with it all. That's just one of the benefits of staying at the Baía Cristal Beach and Spa Resort. Another is your gorgeous room itself. Each spacious, air conditioned en suite room is beautifully furnished and boasts a smart, modern look.

Facilities include satellite TV, telephone, minibar and a well-equipped kitchenette. And yes, sea view rooms are available – just ask for details. Guests of the Baía Cristal Beach and Spa Resort benefit from a whole host of amenities. There is a splendid outdoor pool (with children's section) as well as indoor pool and health club facility. Whether you want to work out, or luxuriate in the sauna, steam bath or Jacuzzi, these are the perfect surroundings. There is also a hotel masseuse.

Relaxation is clearly a big part of the Baía Cristal Beach and Spa Resort's charm. And when you're taking a drink in the poolside, enjoying a meal in the light, airy restaurant, or admiring that view, you'll feel that wonderfully contented feeling that only a holiday in the Algarve can give you.

Due to the surrounding area and the number of steps around the hotel, it may not be suitable for those with mobility difficulties.

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  • Outdoor pool (with childrens section)
  • Heated indoor pool
  • Health Club with jacuzzi
  • sauna
  • steam bath
  • Massage service*
  • Tennis and games room
  • Restaurant
  • bar and pool bar
  • Babysitting service*
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  • *Some facilities may incur an additional fee

Room Types

Twin Seaview Room
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Twin Inland Room
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Single Inland Room
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The Local Area

Set on the clifftop just outside the former old fishing village of Carvoeiro, the Baía Cristal Beach and Spa Resort is aptly named in that it looks over the sparkling waters of Centeanes Beach, between Portimao and Armacao de Pera. This stretch of coast is famous for its beautiful coves and beaches stretching from Praia da Rocha in the west to Senhora da Rocha in the east.

Trip Advisor Reviews

TripAdvisor Review

Best in the Algarve

Review by DACairns87 Glasgow, United Kingdom

What more can we say about the Baia Cristal - we first visited 5 years ago and have returned every year, even having our wedding reception here in 2019.

The service is first class, particularly from the restaurant and bar staff and Manager, Paulo; the food is excellent - our wedding buffet and cake were the best we (and our guests) have experienced; and the location is perfect.

For those concerned about covid, we felt completely safe during this visit. The hotel was well organised to accommodate social distancing and hygiene measures.

We look forward to visiting again in 2021!

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Perfect place but can be much better

Review by YannickN144

I went to this beautiful hotel called baía cristal with an amazing view ,very antique(old) and always the same music in bar(when I asked to change the music they said it wasn’t possible ). Staff was okey specially a man called Gonçalo he was friendly .

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below average for a supposed 4 star hotel

Review by Howard B North Wales, United Kingdom

This hotel is tired and is not really worth 4 stars. 3 stars if you are generous. Good room though, the views were amazing. The furniture around the pool and areas are very worn, Food was OK............ The walk to the down was all downhill, the walk back is cardiac stuff, keep you fit after eating enjoying the many excellent bars and restaurant in town

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Review by Penropatch Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

Wonderful hotel in a great position, stunning scenery and beach, literally on the doorstep. Our room, just a basic twin room, was very roomy and spotlessly clean. The decor is dated but in no way worn out or run down. The buffet breakfast and evening meal is now served to you, breakfast great choice English and continental as well as fruit, fresh and dried , cereal, Yogurts pastries and cakes. Evening meal, great salads available every night with good variety plus soup and a choice of 3 main courses plus pasta and sauce and the best deserts Ive had in a buffet style restaurant in a hotel Although not every night the entertainment was very good and we had some very enjoyable evenings. All the staff were friendly but a special mention to Valter, the bar man who went out of his way to make people feel welcome.

The hotel managed Covid very well and were very conscious of cleaning surfaces constantly and insisted on masks being worn in public spaces within the hotel unless sat at a table.

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Stayed sept 2020

Review by 1shapod

Now at a 4 star hotel Very run down ,needs a refurb We stayed in a suite with sea view Bed was uncomfortable Breakfast food not much choice Bit of a walk to town Ok going down but steep hill back up Better hotels near by

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