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Pestana Dom Joao II

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Praia de Alvor s/n, Alvor, Portimao 8500-904, Portugal
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our second visit here with a group of golfing friends. A very good location for a walk into the town of Alvor, the beach and boardwalk by the estuary. The hotel is kept very clean with plenty of seating areas in reception and the lounge which is light and pleasant. The bar & restaurant staff are very helpful, courteous &... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the hotel for two weeks 7/1/15, we found everything first class, staff were very nice, food ( we had breakfast in our package) would have satisfied any taste because of the variety, the indoor pool & sauna brilliant, the crazy golf though was extremely challenging all 18 of them!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is a 2 star at best. We were originally booked into another Pestana hotel but like many of the other guests the hotel was over booked so we were moved here. The hotel looks very run down and could do with a serious make over. The food was absolutely terrible and we ended up eating out most of... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Myself, my wife and our daughter (10) spent the last week of October 2014 at the Dom Joao. The hotel sits right on Alvor beach, so if you want a swim, a couple of hours on the beach or a stroll on the beautiful sands, you are only a minute away. An early morning stroll onto the beach and left... More 

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21 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just back after spending 10 nights at the Pestana including Xmas . Easy drive from Faro ( paid an extra €20 for transponder and tolls upfront to hire company), junction 4 off A22 takes you in to Alvor and you can pick up signs for the hotel. The hotels interior had been refurbished in places and in need of refurbishment... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I again took a party of elderly golfers to the Hotel in early December, 2014. We always require twin bedded rooms for our party and this is our 8th visit which goes to prove how popular the Hotel is with all members of our group. We always stay on a bed and breakfast basis, preferring to have our evening meals... More 

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Manager_DJoaoII, Gerente at Pestana Dom Joao II, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your wonderful comments regarding our services and staff in Tripadvisor. Your opinion is highly important to the Pestana Dom João II Hotel and to other guests that consider a trip to the Algarve. We thank you again for the great remarks and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again in a... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We stayed here on our first ever visit to Portugal and we were not disappointed. Beautiful clean hotel with well appointed rooms. Just outside the village of Alvor, in a quiet little spot.The staff were all very nice. It was too cold to get the use of the pool but I can imagine lying poolside with a cocktail in warmer... More 

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Manager_DJoaoII, Gerente at Pestana Dom Joao II, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your excellent comments in Tripadvisor. Your opinion is very important to the Pestana Dom João II Hotel and to other guests that consider a trip to the Algarve. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again in a near future. Sunny regards from Portugal Carlos Santos Unit Manager Pestana Dom João... More 

Cork, Ireland
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Stayed in this hotel one Summer 2013 and returned again this year. Lovely setting on the beach, ideal for strolling and relaxing. Fantastic Salt-water pool in a very well kept garden. Would recommend for relaxation and short stroll into Alvor town which is full of great restaurants and bars. Ideal for family and Couples.

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Manager_DJoaoII, Gerente at Pestana Dom Joao II, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your review and for recommending our hotel to other travelers. Your kind words give us the great filling of mission accomplished and we also look forward to welcome you again on your next holiday. With kind regards, Carlos Santos Unit Manager Pestana Dom João II Hotel More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Hotel is in a great location right on the beach and walkable to the town centre. Lovely big modern airy reception and common areas. We stayed in a 1 Bed Villa on the grounds of the Dom Joao. Not sure why they are called villas as they are one bed apartments. Very clean, not very big but fine for 2... More 

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Manager_DJoaoII, Gerente at Pestana Dom Joao II, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your wonderful review and for recommending our hotel to other travelers. Your kind words give us the great filling of mission accomplished and we also look forward to welcome you again next year. Please let us know of your return as soon as possible. With kind regards, Carlos Santos Unit Manager Pestana Dom... More 

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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We've just come back from a 3 day break at this hotel. We stayed at here prior to it being taken over by the Pestana Group. We found the changes amazing, rooms have been refurbished to a high standard and are kept extremely clean, we have never had such a good hot shower in any hotel. Stayed on the 5th... More 

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Manager_DJoaoII, Gerente at Pestana Dom Joao II, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your wonderful comments regarding our services and staff in Tripadvisor. Your opinion is highly important to the Pestana Dom João II Hotel and to other guests that consider a trip to the Algarve. We thank you again for the great remarks and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again in a... More 

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Address: Praia de Alvor s/n, Alvor, Portimao 8500-904, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Portimao > Alvor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Pestana Dom Joao II 4*
Number of rooms: 384
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Also Known As:
Pestana Dom Joao Ii Hotel Alvor
Pestana Dom Joao Ii Alvor
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Alvor
#4 Romantic Hotel in Alvor
#5 Luxury Hotel in Alvor

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