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  • Algarve
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  • 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

Single Inland Room
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Twin Inland Room
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Twin Seaview 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

Not a four star hotel

Review by rocketman14Newcastle Newcastle

We stayed here for two weeks beginning of September. We found the hotel very clean and all the staff pleasant and very helpful. Our sea view room was excellent and cleaned every day. It is however certainly not a four star establishment. Luckily we were only on a b and b basis as the breakfasts were monotonous and mediocre although there was a wide choice...

We did stay in for dinner one night which was just under 20 eu a head. Again not top quality. The poolside beds were old, warped and uncomfortable. As far as the bathroom was concerned the shower had two temperatures, Scalding hot and cold. Once set it pleased itself so swift movement was essential.

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Loud pipes banging in room

Review by 337jodys

We stayed here for 2 nights on day 1 the toilet would not stop running with water I informed reception and they sent someone to fix the problem, however after the maintenance man left loud banging from the pipes continued throughout the night I informed reception in the morning and nothing was done. This continued to happen throughout our stay. I reported this again and explained no one had arrived...

The receptionist radio through to engineer. No apology was offered at all. Considering how much we paid to stay here for 2 nights I found this very poor.

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Needs updating.

Review by sweet4 London, United Kingdom

We bookedthis last minute as did not want to drive back to Vilamora.Looked lovely online, but boy, what a state this hotel is in.The views are amazing, i would give it a 3*,really needs updating, if they did it would be a 5* especially for the view.

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Baia Cristal Hotel

Review by R2526PASara

Food is very good as are the indoor and outdoor pools and games room. Rooms are really nice. Only downside is rude reception staff which really ruined the holiday...

Other staff such as waiters and cleaners are lovely.

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Definitely not a 4 stars hotel

Review by mariatN5466IQ

The hotel is really dated, our balcony was extremely small, less than 2 square metres, and the sunbeds by the pool were very uncomfortable. My partner has an itchy back from laying on one without a towel, you would expect them to be clean especially during the pandemic. The bed was good, we slept well so I have to give that to them, but we stayed in much better 3 stars hotels to be honest.

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