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Pestana Dom Joao II

#4 of 26 Hotels in Alvor
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Praia de Alvor s/n, Alvor, Portimao 8500-904, Portugal
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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We recently spent 9 days in the Pestana Dom Joao 11 in Alvor and we were more than happy with our choice. We arrived mid morning and were checked in with minimum fuss. Our room was located on the 5 th floor so we took the lift accompanied by the concierge. What greeted us when we exited the lift was... More 

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We liked this hotel I would stay again , all the drinks cost too much two lemonades £4.50 ,safe £2.00 a day .No irons no English tea .On arrival we were told check in time is 3pm most staff are great .watch out for the grey haired man he charges different prices for drinks !

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

just arrived at hotel and had to wait two hours for our villa(v15),only to find that it is of a very low standard. I foolishly thought that paying more would get me a reasonable villa. The villa is not even in the main security fence, with only a three foot fence and no gates to close. The villa smells more... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked an appartement in one of the "villas" for three persons for two weeks. These appartements are obviously only meant for two people as there is only room for two chairs on the balcony ((we consequently only got two chairs for the room in the beginning) balcony is 0.88m by 3.83m with the AC bolted onto the balcony, too).... More 

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Bremen, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice location at the beach. Very nice and helpful staff. Tourist trap. Charging you for almost everything (safe in the room: 2€/day). Never a 4* Hotel (don't know how they have achieved this) Old hotel. Needs to be renovate. - Awful food ! - Will sue them!

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your stay at the Pestana Hotel Dom João II. We are sorry that your experience at the hotel did not meet your expectations. We appreciate the time you took to share your concerns, and it is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve... More 

Drogheda, Ireland
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91 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice hotel that does almost everything required of a 4 star property. Rooms are modern and comfortable and while not exactly huge they are more than adequate. Comfortable beds and pillows and a sofa bed for 1 small one. Breakfast was plentiful and of a high quality with all the usual fare and the breakfast area, both indoor and... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much (so far) 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 are looking to hear for the rest of the comments on your holiday. Should you need any assistance with any question in the hotel, do not hesitate to... More 

Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just returned from an eleven day break at this hotel. We were on the third floor with a side sea view which was great as we were upgraded from a car park view. Our room was cleaned, towels were changed and the beds were changed every day.although the hotel was pretty full there was never any excess noise... 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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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a side sea view, quite small for 2 adults and toddler. On 4th floor nice for the view but not great for toddler. Rooms very clean and done daily, decor is modern. Beds very comfortable. Breakfast is great, lots of variety and tasty. Restaurant in hotel- only had lunch which was average and quite pricey. Pool area is... 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 

Wells-next-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just returned from our second trip in 3 years to this hotel. Wonderful location, very nicely kept grounds and our 2 bed villa (Superior), was significantly better than the standard villa we stayed in last time and definitely worth the extra. We stayed half board with 3 children (15, 12 and 6) and the food was excellent. Just the odd... 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 

Banbridge, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fairly Central Hotel for a Relaxing and Peaceful Summer Holiday. Lovely Location and to be honest the Easy Access to the Beach made it for me. Close enough to Alvor for a reasonable Taxi Journey yet far enough out for a bit of Peace & Tranquillity. The Hotel itself internally could do with a bit of a Facelift in places.... 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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