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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
Hornchurch
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Fantastic holiday - as usual!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2010

We have been coming to the Delfim in october for the last five years and only once have we seen rain - in fact, this October was the best ever for the weather.
We have rooms with wonderful sea views and are very comfortable and clean. The staff are very friendly and always willing to explain anything.
The breakfast buffet is always good and if the the weather is good a table on the terrace is a must.
The walk into town is not for the faint-hearter, but its a good way of walking off a good meal and drink after dinner! After a week I feel quite fit!
The nearest and best restaurants are Mister Alvor and Al Dente. Try Russos for a before and after dinner drink - ask for white sangia, but watch out - it can be lethal! It tastes so good its easy to forget the alcohol content.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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Redditch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2009

This was our 17th visit to the Algarve since 1972, probably the 10th visit to this holiday village and at least our 6th stay in the Delfim. I find it hard to understand the comments made by 'Creamfield' and our experiences conflict on pretty well every point that they make. As with all the other Pestana hotels on this site, we have always found the staff very friendly and helpful, particularly the restaurant staff, Everywhere is spotlessly clean and most of the rooms have glorious sea views. No problem at all with pool towels if you have your Pestana guest card with you.
Drinks can be a litle expensive but only what you would expect in a four star hotel e.g. coffee 2.20 Euros.
Hard to fault this hotel other than it is a steep but short walk to the beach.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2009

Just returned from our second visit. Hotel is excellent value, staff friendly and helpful. The beaches within walking distance are wonderfully clean, the water clear and the scenery fantastic. Alvor is a 5 euro taxi ride away and offers a range of excellent restaurants and bars.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ireland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2009

This is advertised as a 4 star hotel. 2 star is more the standard.
The rooms are shabby and old. The stone on the balconies is depressing and unevenly laid. There is no fridge in the room, no tea/coffee making facilities. Bathroom is basic, no extractor, no shower caps/cotton wool./buds. The beds and bed linen are old.
Staff are extremely unfiriendly and seem to make a point of being rude, also pretend they dont understand english. We are their bread and butter!
Good selection of food for breakfast, but tables are not cleared and staff dont re-set tables.
Prices at the hotel are ridiculous..bottle water €3.50, in supermarket .36cent..same water!
At the pool the chairs are packed too close to each other, could also do with some background music. Water in pool is way too cold. Everyone complained. Outdoor pool bar closes at 6pm which is too early.
No explanation how the pool towel system works, guy didnt even try to speak, despite my best efforts to communicate with him re the towels.
It is a complete eye sore of a hotel, 16 stories high blocking the landscape.
Taxi service was good-no thanks to hotel, but they were busy as no one wants to spend longer than is necessary there.
Restaurant for evening meal way over priced.
Definitely will never return and would never recommend it.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2009

We stayed at the Delfim week commencing 13th September. Hotel is very clean and tidy and the rooms are very comfortable. We were very disappointed to find no tea and coffee making facilities in the room and also no fridge for keeping water. I think they expect you to order from room service, not a good idea as anything bought in the hotel is very expensive. Drinks from the bar were half as much again as from the beach bars.
Very close to beach and you can go through a gate by the swimming pool straight down to the beach where the Delfim has its own area, you have to pay for the sunloungers but its possible to do a deal with the girls running this. Even paying for the sunlounger it is cheaper to go down to the beach rather than stay by the pool. The hotel provide beach towels, you just hand in your blue card in the morning to get your towels(which can also be taken down to the beach) and then just hand the towels back at night and get your card back, so you can get clean towels every day for the beach or pool.
Alvor is a nice little town, but the walk in from the Delfim is not for anyone with any sort of disability, taxis are always out side if you need one to take you into town this cost about 4-5 Euros.
Lots of restaurants in Alvor, would recommend the Rucculla very good meal indeed.
Only did one trip which was the Silves river trip which was excellent, Luis the captain and the crew look after you very well with plenty of drink and food and with only about 10 passengers for each trip you really feel special.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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north yorkshire
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8 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2009

Me and my family have just stayed in the pestana delfim in alvor and it was a fabulous holiday! there are plenty of thing to do. there is so many views from your hotel room, you cant go wrong! the beach is only a 2 minute walk down a slope just past the garden of the resort. the maid service was great as well. very enjoyable holiday!

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Braga, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2009

Very nice hotel, very well located, you can stay in the hotel all day, get to the pool and to the beach, as the beach is 2 minutes away walking. The beach is very good as it's the end of it and there is not soooooo many people, of course there's lots of people but its less than other beaches in the algarve. The hotel is situated in a kind of resort and is very calm and has a very simpathic green area were you can rest.
Liked it, to repeat!!

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Pestana Delfim Hotel

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:
#5 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*
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Also Known As:
Hotel Pestana Delfim
Delfim Hotel
Pestana Delfim Alvor

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