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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us they can't get enough of Hotel Baía Cristal Beach & Spa Resort's great location. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Vale Centeanes Beach. Enjoy features like free self-parking and a free area shuttle, plus a full-service spa. This 4-star hotel has 121 rooms over 3 floors. Each room includes amenities such as a furnished balcony and an LCD TV.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with furnished balconies, LCD TVs and minibars
  • Free self-parking
  • Options for a bite to eat or a refreshing drink include a restaurant, a coffee shop, a poolside bar and a bar/lounge
  • WiFi for a fee
  • Take a swim in the indoor and outdoor pools
  • Treat yourself to aromatherapy, hot stone massages or body treatments at the spa
  • Services include babysitting, a free kids' club and dry cleaning/laundry
  • On-site recreation includes an outdoor tennis court, a health club and a steam room
  • Guests like the restaurant and breakfast
  • 7 minutes by car from Carvoeiro Beach and 9 minutes from Benagil Beach
  • Free local-area shuttle service

Double Room (Land View)

Bed Count 2 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
€81* Per night/room 7 Jun - 8 Jun

Double Room, Sea View

Bed Count 2 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite (Frontal Sea View)

Bed Count 2 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Single Room, Sea View

Bed Count 1 Single Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Single Room (Land View)

Bed Count 1 Single Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Suite (Side Sea View)

Bed Count 2 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Hotel Baía Cristal Beach & Spa Resort ratings based on 15 verified reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Hotel Baía Cristal Beach & Spa Resort

Everyone (6) Couples (6) Family (4)
5 out of 5
Fantastic views, spotlessly clean and fresh. Breakfast had a great selection.

Posted by on 26 Jan 2020

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3 out of 5

Suitable overnight hotel for our requirements

Stayed over for a night either side of our villa holiday to obtain better flight prices. It was perfect for our requirements. Nice big pool, overlooking the sea, park for kids. Restaurant served nice food and rooms were clean. Second night at end of our break was much bigger and better family room. Would definitely stay again. We don’t stay in hotels if this size generally, we prefer small boutique hotels. Reception & bar / restaurant staff were very helpful although pool bar assistant (lady) came across very cold and unenthusiastic both times we stayed there. I actually refrained from approaching the bar in the end but maybe she was just having a tough time! Reception arranged packed lunch for our airport journey as we left very early before breakfast which I thought was a nice touch. Thank you to Raffael who was particularly welcoming and helped me to my room with my luggage.

Posted by , from Kent on 20 Aug 2018

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4 out of 5
Great hotel, about a 15 minute walk in to town. Well worth €5 in a taxi back.

Posted by on 12 Jun 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

10 Jul 2017 by Daniela Alegre

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review, your opinion is very important to us. It will be a great pleasure to welcome you again at Hotel Baia Cristal. Kind Regards,

5 out of 5

awesome hotel

the staff was great one one of the best hotel in algrave

Posted by on 13 Feb 2016

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4 out of 5

Relaxing break

Just returned from a 5 day break at the Baia Cristal. We found the staff to be friendly and welcoming. The rooms were spacious and cleaned to a good standard. We had requested a sea view so it was lovely to sit on the balcony and watch the beautiful sunsets. There was a lovely beach about 10 minutes walk from the hotel. The sauna and heated indoor pool and jacuzzi were great as it was just a bit cold for the outdoor pool in the afternoon. The breakfast was fine,plenty of choice. We only ate at the hotel one night as we liked to go into the town where there were lots of restaurants to choose from but we found the food of an acceptable standard. The rooms do not have tea and coffee making facilities as you would expect in a 4* hotel.We liked the hotel and we loved Carvoeiro. I think the hotel was good value and would consider staying there again.

Posted by on 4 Nov 2013

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4 out of 5

winter break fantastic

Hotel a bit dated but staff very helpful and friendly up front and behind the scenes, housekeeping staff did a good job ensuring rooms were clean it got cool at night and a lovely thoughtful wee touch was a blanket placed on the bed, Breakfast was lovely each morning and plentiful Evening buffet was delicious and also plentiful Area was beautiful would definitely recommend and visit again The town was nearby which we walked into each day the beaches are fantastic and the weather was brilliant !!!

Posted by on 3 Nov 2013

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3 out of 5

Hotel needs some updating

Staff friendly location good, but in need of a little TLC, bathroom area needed re tiling and carpet under the bed needed throwing out it looked dirty. Spa area lovely apart from the Jacuzzi which was falling apart and did not look clean.

Posted by on 7 Oct 2013

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 6 Sep 2019

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3 out of 5
Lift pfeifft die ganze Zeit und man hört den Motor im Zimmer. Einrichtung alt, alle Türen klemmen und quitschen. Schranktüren defekt. Tropfleck in Decke vom Badezimmer. Tücher werden nicht wie angegeben gewechselt. Matratzen katastrophal. Angabe des Hotels dass es Glutenfreie Kost gibt. Gibt es nicht ohne Tage vorzubestellen und dann nur Brot. Keine Teigwaren und nichts Anderes. Laktosefreie Milch musste jeden morgen verlangt werden und wurde nur spärlich angegeben.

Posted by on 29 Aug 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 31 May 2019

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About the Hotel Baía Cristal Beach & Spa Resort

Location Vale De Centeanes-Praia Do Carvoeiro, Carvoeiro, 8400-525

All-inclusive Details

All-inclusive room rates at Hotel Baía Cristal Beach & Spa Resort are available. These rates are higher because they include on-site food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes
Taxes are included.

Food and beverages

  • All buffet meals, snacks and local beverages included

Activities and facilities/equipment
Land activities

  • Tennis


  • On-site entertainment and activities
  • On-site live performances

Not included

  • Golf green fees
  • Use of golf cart
  • Use of golf equipment
  • Miniature golf
  • Motorised water sports
  • Sailboats
  • Scuba-diving certification
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Scuba-diving lessons
  • Snorkelling excursions
  • Snorkelling gear
  • Tennis lessons
  • Windsurfing equipment
  • Surcharge for premium food items
  • Premium and/or non-domestic beverages
  • Minibar
  • Room service
  • Airport transfers
  • Childcare
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Activities and services offered by independent operators
  • Off-site tours
  • Transport to off-site activities
  • Gratuities

  • Taxes included
  • All meals served buffet style
  • Airport transfers not included
  • Surcharge for premium or imported non-alcoholic beverages
  • Premium/non-domestic beverages not included
  • Premium food items not included
  • Tennis included
  • Wireless Internet access not included
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services not included
  • Childcare not included
  • Scuba diving excursions not included
  • Snorkelling excursions not included
  • Scuba diving certification not included
  • Motorised water sports not included
  • Golf green fees not included
  • Use of golf equipment not included
  • Use of golf cart not included
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services not included
  • Activities/services from independent operators not included
  • Transport to off-site activities not included
  • Off-site tours not included
  • Room service not included
  • Minibar not included
  • Scuba diving lessons not included
  • Miniature golf not included
  • Windsurfing equipment not included
  • Sailboats not included
  • Snorkelling gear not included
  • Tennis lessons not included
  • On-site entertainment and activities included
  • Local beverages and soft drinks only
  • Additional gratuities accepted
  • Gratuities not included
  • All food and beverages included
  • Surcharge for premium food items
  • Surcharge for premium or imported alcoholic beverages
  • On-site live performances included

Property Features

Some rates at Hotel Baía Cristal Beach & Spa Resort are all-inclusive. These rates include on-site meals and beverages, and may include taxes and gratuities. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages and other amenities. Hotel Baía Cristal Beach & Spa Resort offers its guests a full-service spa, an outdoor tennis court, and an indoor pool. There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include A poolside bar and A bar/lounge. WiFi is available in public spaces for a fee. Event space at this hotel measures 25 square feet (2 square metres) and includes conference rooms. An outdoor pool, a kids' pool, and a health club are also featured at the family-friendly Hotel Baía Cristal Beach & Spa Resort. Self parking is free. This 4-star Carvoeiro hotel is smoke free.

  • 121 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 3 buildings
  • 25 sq ft of conference space
  • 2 sq. m of conference space
  • Dining venue
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Kid's club (free)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Towels for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Conference space
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Television in lobby
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Children's club (free)
  • Free area shuttle
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Free cots/infant beds


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)


Free self parking


  • Airport: Faro (FAO-Faro Intl.) (64.7 km / 40.2 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free area shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Hotel Baía Cristal Beach & Spa Resort offers 121 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with minibars and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to furnished balconies. LCD televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, bidets, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. This Carvoeiro hotel provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Private balcony (furnished)
  • Separate bedroom
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cots (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe (surcharge)
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Bidet
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

On-site venue – Overlooking the ocean and pool, this restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool, an outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include an outdoor tennis court, a health club and a sauna.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Ecotours on site
  • Waterskiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Spa Services

Guests can pamper themselves with a trip to the on-site spa, which has 1 treatment room. Services include hot stone massages, Thai massages, facials and body treatments. The spa is equipped with Turkish bath/hammam. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

  • Hot stone massage
  • Number of treatment rooms 1
  • Thai massage
  • Outdoor treatment areas
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child 12 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for EUR 57 per night.
  • Free cots (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • One child stays free
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Property Registry Number – 3429
  • Online Penalty Collection



The charges below are included in your overall room price:

  • New Year's Day gala dinner fee
  • Christmas Day gala dinner fee

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: EUR 4.50 per day (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: EUR 4.50 per hour (rates may vary)
  • In-room safe fee: EUR 2.50 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 57 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Baía Cristal Beach
  • Baía Cristal Beach Carvoeiro
  • Hotel Baía Cristal Beach Resort
  • Hotel Baía Cristal Beach Resort Carvoeiro
  • Baia Cristal & Spa Carvoeiro
  • Hotel Baía Cristal Beach & Spa Resort Hotel
  • Hotel Baía Cristal Beach & Spa Resort Carvoeiro
  • Hotel Baía Cristal Beach & Spa Resort Hotel Carvoeiro

You should know

  • For stays on 25 December, the total price shown includes a charge for a mandatory Christmas Day gala dinner.
  • For stays on 1 January, the total price shown includes a charge for a mandatory New Year's Day gala dinner.
  • One child aged 12 years old or younger stays free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
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