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Pestana Delfim Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Praia dos Tres Irmaos, Alvor, Portimao 8501 904, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #12 of 26 Hotels in Alvor
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“Can't be bad, been 4 times!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been here for the last 4 years. It's not a top quality hotel, but staff are friendly, the hotel is clean, and great location.we travel as a couple and come here because it's quiet, and gorgeous beaches are just literally 5 mins walk down the hill.
It costs about €4 to Alvor, which is a lovely little fishing village, and well worth a visit.
The food is always edible and plentiful, although the snacks at snack time leave a bit to be desired.
Overall we love the place, great location and quiet, perfect for a short break....

Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Turriff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Great outdoor pool with loads of activity and the beach about 10 minute walk away.....
Lots of yummy food and I still lost weight in the two weeks we spent there ...
Beach was very long with little cave bits and you can see Lagos across the bay from the beach

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Second time in so many months and just as good as the first time in June. Unlike others who have come before me moaning and groaning through their sad lives. Anyway enough of them too much time wasted on people who don't deserve a holiday.
This hotel does exactly what it says on the tin. All inclusive, 3 good meals a day. Great staff work hard in the bar, reception especially Monica we love her she is brilliant at her job. The cleaning staff and maids unbelievable . and lastly the lovely girls in the shop so friendly. The views you would think you were in Heaven and the beach and coves nearby we had an amazing holiday even in October great weather and also a thunderstorm to add to the excitement. The walk along the boardwalk to Alvor is beautiful and full of wildlife. We will definatley back and love this hotel and its staff and rooms. Ideal location for peace and quiet . Tennis is brilliant too. Thank you for the memories Pestana Delfim . Don't change a thing.

Room Tip: Seaview rooms are best, pay a little more its worth it. 1204 or 1104
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  • Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Just returned from a week at the Delfim must say we were very disappointed the hotel was very clean and the rooms very good with excellent views. The food was terrible for breakfast the eggs were cold and like rubber after being left out for ages, the bread was stale , no omelettes, the evening meal was not much better with no carvery, if you are a lover of fish you would probably be ok. We booked the hotel as it was advertised with daytime activities and evening entertainment , neither existed. The pool area left a lot to be desired no umbrellas even though the temp was in the 90,s the water was really cold and full of bird droppings and dead wasps. The grounds were very nice and well kept and the location good, We love Alvor as a resort but would not return to this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Pestana Delfim hotel brings my mind some nostalgic from e.g. Havanna or Nice. As a building it has seen its most glorious days a time ago but still has nice environment, good service and lots of facilities. The best parts are the location by the sea right next to famous beach and rocks, and close to Alvor center. You can play different games, especially hotel is for golfers today. Interesting solution is to have salt water outdoor pool (!) but they also have one inside where at least our children loved to stay. Very few children at the hotel which gives peace for the elder.

They seem to have "all-inclusive" service as general offer which leaves you not hungry anytime. Especially good choices for fish lovers. Restaurant is nice sized and not too big for buffet services, i.e. "hassle free". Bar services are working "all the time" and the selection is good. A tiny disappointment was the quality of gym and its equipment but hopefully they'll get things there better.

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  • Stayed October 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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DelfimHtl, Unit Supervisor at Pestana Delfim Hotel, responded to this review, October 26, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for your feedback. We are glad to Know you enjoyed your stay and found our service and facilities good.
Looking forward to welcoming you back to Any of our hotels
Best regards

Ricardo Teixeira
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Lovely hotel, very quiet, we went in October so very few children. Hotel is dated in style but rooms were nicely decorated and carpeted most have sea views. Bathrooms good standard with good showers over the bath. All inclusive food was very good, although not as much choice as in some hotels all food was of a very good standard. Afternoon snacks were fine if you missed lunch.
We were a couple and enjoyed the easy access to the beach and the centre of Alvor. Hotel pool fine, indoor pool not inviting as used by children and in the downstairs bar area which was not appropriate. I think this pool should be relocated elsewhere.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay but would not venture here during school holidays see other reviews written during the summer. Excellent value for money. I have stayed in the Alvor Baia and we went back to look at it on this trip, I much prefer the peace and quiet of the Delphim as oppose to the modern baia which ok has lovely rooms but the noise round the pool on the day we visited was unbearable. Loud blaring music and entertainment, speakers distorted I was so glad to have booked the Delphim.
I would return here again.

Room Tip: we had a room on the 10th floor on the side of the hotel which meant we had side views of the main b...
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  • Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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DelfimHtl, Unit Supervisor at Pestana Delfim Hotel, responded to this review, October 26, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for submitting your review about your stay where you share your experience at the Pestana Delfim Hotel. Our biggest aim is to ensure memorable holidays to all our dear guests, and your rewarding words are the best incentive for all the team. Thank you very much for your contribution and recommendation.
We look forward to welcome you again.
With kind regards,

Ricardo Teixeira
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Oldham, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We love this Hotel, just completed our third visit and have booked again with Jet2 holidays for next April. The pool area is fantastic, the food and choice was excellent, and everywhere was spotless what more could you want.....oh yes....the only downside for me personally ....no Rose wine anywhere in the Hotel which I did find disappointing because it's my drink of choice....so if the Manager of the Hotel reads this will you see what you can do. Anyone who likes a lovely stroll along the beach this is the Hotel for you, just cut down through the Hotel gardens onto the beautiful long beach leading to Alvor it's about a twenty minute walk, Alvor town is fantastic lots of shops, bars and restaurants and if you don't fancy walking back it's just 4 euros in a taxi

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  • Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DelfimHtl, Unit Supervisor at Pestana Delfim Hotel, responded to this review, October 26, 2014
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,

Ricardo Teixeira
Unit Supervisor
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Address: Praia dos Tres Irmaos, Alvor, Portimao 8501 904, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Portimao > Alvor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Alvor
#7 Luxury Hotel in Alvor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Pestana Delfim Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 312
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Also Known As:
Hotel Pestana Delfim
Delfim Hotel
Pestana Delfim Alvor

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