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by smudger
Sat Oct 08, 2011 5:48 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: cvo here we come
Replies: 17
Views: 2103

Re: cvo here we come

Cheers Vivamus - checking website will give me something to do during these wet and windy nights before heading to the sun!!
by smudger
Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:41 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: cvo here we come
Replies: 17
Views: 2103

Re: cvo here we come

Hi Cumbria Sue. Interested in fact you taking ferry across Channel. Did you consider Channel Tunnel? I did a couple of routemasters from Central Scotland to CVO and they suggested channel train. But then don't really know how these websites work. Do they take account of ferries? We're visiting CVO e...
by smudger
Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Anyone eaten in The Olive Tree?
Replies: 17
Views: 2705

Re: Anyone eaten in The Olive Tree?

Eaten at Olive Tree, VDO, on 3 occasions. Always impressed with quality of food. In June 2011 we tried the 7 (? can't remember actual number!) course taster menu. Very good! They also did an Early Bird menu (6pm to 7 or 7.30 pm). it was good value. The Head Chef got to the fianl of the Portugese ver...
by smudger
Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Spa day for the elderly help wanted
Replies: 8
Views: 1018

Re: Spa day for the elderly help wanted

We've recently used most of the facilities at Vale d'Oliverias except the Spa (which I admit doesn't really answer your question), however, the indoor pool (you require a bathing cap 'cos of 'elf and safety), outdoor pool are great and the Olive Tree Restaurant is excellant. Between 6.30 and 7.30 pm...
by smudger
Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:41 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Whats the visitor numbers like in Carvoeiro
Replies: 11
Views: 1567

Re: Whats the visitor numbers like in Carvoeiro

As that popular combo band from Liverpool once said, "Here Comes the Sun".
by smudger
Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:36 am
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Deep fried mars bars
Replies: 11
Views: 1296

Re: Deep fried mars bars

See us Scots? See healthy eating?!!!

Always remember the look on Anthony Bourdain's face when Ian Rankine showed him a chippie in Edinburgh deep fat frying a pizza!!! Bourdain loved the can of Irn Bru he had along with his King Rib Supper!! Gave him quite a kick! :D
by smudger
Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:28 am
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: beach
Replies: 26
Views: 2852

Re: beach

The owners have built a 10 room boutique hotel at the top of the road from the restaurant. Hotel called Casa Rei das Praias, not surprising. Not heard any reports yet but pictures of hotel look impressive. Article in April - May edition of Essential Algarve. Appreciate publication primarily an advet...
by smudger
Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:20 am
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Here i come!!
Replies: 96
Views: 7781

Re: Here i come!!

Oh well, only 14 more sleeps.....................before head home from Carvoeiro!!! Been here since 1st and enjoying every minute even if cloudy today! Just have to find a bar with a view and watch the world pass by!

A sua saude!
by smudger
Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:05 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: AQUA is GO!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 2536

Re: AQUA is GO!!!!!!!!!

Oh dear, forget tourist books, seems Forum now suggests where we visit!! Hope there is a decent cafe where i can sip coffee whilst Alibali does her shopping shopping shopping!
by smudger
Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:32 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Whats the visitor numbers like in Carvoeiro
Replies: 11
Views: 1567

Re: Whats the visitor numbers like in Carvoeiro

Arrived 1st June and found our regular haunts quieter than normal................but then again here on our own and not with our squad! Downturn overall and exchange rate? Won't stop Alibali and I having fun. So happy that this "working from home" extends to Algarve!!
by smudger
Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: June 2011 Newsletter
Replies: 15
Views: 1832

Re: June 2011 Newsletter

Totally agree that Newsletter a great read despite passing on bad/unhappy news on occasions. Here at moment and enjoying the good weather, long may it continue! :D
by smudger
Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Hats off to algarvedriver.com
Replies: 18
Views: 2240

Re: Hats off to algarvedriver.com

Used Algarvedriver many times having courted other companies. Never had an issue with Algarve. I was caught up with the Icelandic ash cloud couple of years ago and had to 'shift' my car hire booking on a daily basis, I think, 5 times. Was never an issue with them. Even when the July/August car hire ...
by smudger
Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:55 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: 100
Replies: 22
Views: 2271

Re: 100

Just realised we're (well me as lead party to hunt and gather provisons, others arrive 4 days later!) on 45 days and counting down to our arrival in the CVO area, cannae wait! Bags already laid out and gear being packed!!!
:D
by smudger
Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:34 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Hemingways
Replies: 71
Views: 8537

Re: Hemingways

Took me a few years to discover HWs. Glad we did. Murray and Hazel good hosts. Left CVO just after Murray & Hazel had their farewell night.........really glad didn't have far to walk!!! As previously mentioned CVO has range of pubs styles, surely having something for everyone is preferred option? We...
by smudger
Sat Oct 09, 2010 8:26 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: It has to be weather
Replies: 23
Views: 2904

Re: It has to be weather

Been here in the area since 24th Sept. (Regular visitor 2 forum but never really posted). Have to go back Sunday, real downer as last few days have been (weather wise) not good, but if you know the area then what the heck, it's a great place to be!! Even when it rains it's not a hassle...warmer then...