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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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

Had a lovely stay here. It is right next to the most gorgeous beach. The hotel had everything we needed and was very good value for money. Alvor is a lovely town with amazing fish restaurants. Would highly recommend.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dorking, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

The position is fantastic, beautiful beach, excellent views from superior sea view rooms. Food was average, just about sufficient amount, they struggled when large spa groups descended, limited choice, seems like the hotel is struggling. Pros - friendly and very professional staff, nice pool, fantastic location and really enjoyed the professional spa on site The breakfasts were good, I would recommend bed and breakfast only. BUT definitely 4* in my book (no turn down, no chocs on pillows, limited toiletries in bathroom, no slippers, empty mini bar, stained carpets, no wifi in rooms and very limited in hotel, no candles or table decorations, buffet food more school dinner style, displays tired). Evening entertainment was smooth and relaxing, aimed towards a more mature audience and easy listening.

Room Tip: Would recommend superior room full sea view, definitely bed and breakfast only. Food at dinner was v...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

I stayed at the Pestana Alvor Praia for only 4 nights but I would defiantly return. Great location just 10 minuets away from the center of Alvor, breakfast was good but the evening meal was poor, I would recommend going in to Alvor where there are some brilliant resteraunts, but don't let this put you off.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We have just had a week at the Alvor Praia and it was a real tonic. The cool breeze prevented swimming but plenty of sunshine - even sunbathing if you avoided the cool breeze. As for the hotel, it fully lived up to expectations. Everything is smart and clean; the staff without exception were friendly and helpful; the room immaculate and, of course, the sea view superb. But the prize goes to the catering. The dining room is refined, the choice of food excellent and the cost (special offer) was extremely modest - 18 euros per person for a five course self service buffet (if you set out to have everything, but three was more realistic). Breakfast was equally good. The big question is whether they can keep these standards up during the busy season.
The one criticism I would make is that the balconies (at least on the top floor) are a bit spartan. They are concrete and featureless with no cushions or reclining seats. Perhaps they are better equipped in the summer, but if the room is being used why not fit out the balcony with more than two upright wicker chairs and a small table.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We felt so very welcome during our whole 5-day stay and enjoyed the peaceful and comprehensive facilities and long walks along the beach. The staff were so very friendly and helpful and the restaurant was excellent value and always high quality.

  • Stayed March 2014, 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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Lee-on-the-Solent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Fab five day break with my Mum. Planned to make full use of spa and gym facilities. Had wonderful weather so scrapped that and made the most of great location spending hours walking on beautiful beach and estuary in Alvor. Outside pool v cold but well worth being brave. Hotel enormous! Very unusual! Dated but different. Everything very clean! Staff very helpful. Great breakfast buffet! Dinner buffet adequate but with so many lovely family restaurants close by would recommend eating out instead.

Room Tip: Sea view a must. Go high.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lisbon, Portugal
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We started to go here 2 years ago, and since then we never missed a summer there.
Rooms are very good, personnel are so friendly, environment is calm and peaceful, excellent services and so on. Access to the beach is valuable and the beach situation is one of the bests in Algarve. The front-end, reception, gardens, bars and restaurants are all very well decorative so you really feel well for being in such a place.

Room Tip: top room with west sea view
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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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
#4 Romantic Hotel in Alvor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Pestana Alvor Praia 5*
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