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“Coming Back Again” 5 of 5 stars
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Pestana Alvor Praia
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Praia dos Tres Irmaos, Alvor, Portimao 8501-904, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #4 of 26 Hotels in Alvor
King City, Ontario, Canada
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“Coming Back Again”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

This will be our 4th trip back to Portugal and will again stay at Pestana. The hotel is conveniently located in town and walking distance to all restaurants. I find it a lttle far to walk to the beach but could be done. The hotel is a condo and has a well equipped kitchen. We have one bedroom and two full baths.
We have only used the pool once as we are beach people, but the pool area has lots of chairs and covers a large area.
We had an issue with our room not being ready the first year we arrived but have learned since then the email ahead and advise of our arrival time and the room has been ready.
The walls are not exactly sound proof and if you have a noisey neighbour beside you or above you, you will know it.
It is great value for a vacation and we have always had good weather travelling in October. The locals are all friendly and speak english without effort.
The first year we travelled here we were a little shy about travelling about, but have since learned to expand and have great experiences. Not like driving in Toronto, no one honks at you with impatience!
Golf is a reasonable price, but if you want a cart, they are very expensive. We did not take a cart the first year and regretted it. Golf course was in good shape but 'hilly'.
Car rentals are reasonable and we pick one up at the airport. The roads are all well marked and roads are all in good shape. Hard to get lost, just have to get used to the 'roundabouts'.
Portugal is one of our favourite vacations, good weather, good value, nice people and very relaxing.
Beaches are awesome!

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

Went to this Hotel in April for our anniversary enjoyed so much returned again in June,location is superb,the staff all very friendly and helpful,stayed on B @ B excellent choices for breakfast,pool bar meals a little expensive but worth a treat now and then.Beach is fantastic and the town of Alvor is quaint and typically Portuguese with plenty of fish restaurants and snack bars that give very good value for money.Have been using the Pestana group for 12 years and never been disappointed,this hotel is one of their best,will definitely be returning

Room Tip: Ask for 4th floor sea view the view across the bay to Lagos is amazing
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

The hotel strong points is its location on the beach. You can walk for miles in each direction and enjoy climbing through the rocks and playing in the rock pools.

There are several beach type bar/restaurants in both directions which are great for lunch and a coffee.

The rooms are fairly basic. The hotel is fairly expensive so I am surprised the rooms aren't a bit nicer but as I said they are ok and above all they were clean.

I would stay again if I was visiting the Algarve.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012 via mobile

just returned from three nights at the alvor Praia.. so the rooms are a bit tired around edges but everything else is top notch.. what a relaxing spot. really liked the lovely touch of the farewell tea and biscuits on my last night. thank you once again to the team, many of whom are there for many years..

Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

This hotel is an old world type of establishment which works really well with the surrounding gardens and amazing terrace restaurant for breakfast - the views are something else. The bar is lovely and gentile in the evening and although a bit more expensive than some in the town, it is worth dropping in for a night cap. The big plus is its location. A lift from the pool area straight onto a lovely beach with free beds and umbrellas. The ambiance around the hotel is low key and peaceful - would definitely go back again.

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

Amazing views and food, great staff - speak English, French, Spanish, German. Beach is a stone throw away. May and June early is quiet, Picks up June/July/August. Great fish restaurants nearby

Room Tip: All the ones i saw are great. First or second floor near to bars/lift/reception but v quiet with nic...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012 via mobile

Food was superb fresh fish a la carte menu. Luxurious surroundings. On the sea beach.

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 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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Address: Praia dos Tres Irmaos, Alvor, Portimao 8501-904, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Portimao > Alvor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Alvor
#3 Luxury Hotel in Alvor
#4 Family Hotel in Alvor
#5 Romantic Hotel in Alvor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Pestana Alvor Praia 5*
Number of rooms: 195
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