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Pestana Dom Joao II

#5 of 26 Hotels in Alvor
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Praia de Alvor s/n, Alvor, Portimao 8500-904, Portugal
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1 room 1 adult
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London UK
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have stayed at Dominic Joao for several years. It is always so enjoyable. It has all the comforts of a top class hotel, but at reasonable prices. The staff are always so helpful. The food is magnificent. The views from the balcony with sea views are just magic.

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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 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Having read a lot of reviews I had expected the worse. However, when we arrived we were greeted with warmth and taken through the amenities available at the hotel. Our room was simply furnished and had all the comforts you would expect from a 4 star hotel. The room information needs updating as it says that you need to pay... More 

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1 Thank Brianthebowman
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 

East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

​I realise that our break was at the end of January and the hotel was not at full capacity but sadly I thought it lacked slightly in atmosphere. The bar staff never looked happy to see you and that was the same for some of the male reception staff, however, the gentleman that ran the restaurant always had a welcoming... More 

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1 Thank MDG229
Manager_DJoaoII, Gerente at Pestana Dom Joao II, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to gives us your feedback on your stay with us. We apologize for any inconvenient caused and would very much like to be able to have you back in our hotel in order to change the negative impression you have. Should you consider a trip to the hotel, please let me know... More 

County Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely hotel, staff were fine , nice rooms very clean,the view was not great ,the food was OK but they don't Cater for the Irish taste in food ,we were looking for bacon and sausages as were form Ireland ,that's my only complaint ,I would stay there again but room only....

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Thank AnnFisher2015
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 

Lagos, Portugal
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34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Another good hotel from Pestana Group. Staff was helpful, the room was spacious, indoor pool, Sauna and Turkish bath were very nice and no additional cost. Breakfast had a big variety. The ambiance is very relaxing and in top of that the location is superb, in Alvor's beach.

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Thank LFPC_Travel
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 

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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found this hotel very relaxing friendly extremely clean food of a very good quality and would/will return.Excellent location on a fabulous beach good pool area with plenty of sunbeds , plenty of very good restaurants within 15 minutes walk .

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1 Thank Joisemacie
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 

York, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just been on our annual golfing trip. First time in this hotel, friendly staff but like other reviews the food at breakfast is not hot. Plenty choice but the food needs to be served hot, subsequently a few in our party had upset stomachs. The hotel in general is also ready for a coat of paint.

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3 Thank dorcas237
Manager_DJoaoII, Gerente at Pestana Dom Joao II, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to gives us your feedback on your stay with us. We apologize for any inconvenient caused and would very much like to be able to have you back in our hotel in order to change the negative impression you have. Should you consider a trip to the hotel, please let me know... More 

Waltham Abbey
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21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Christmas & New Year in Alvor We have been staying at your hotel for many years, however this visit I found not to be as good as our previous stays. How can we improve your experience? Entertainment to suit all ages, deals in the restaurant for B & B customers Please provide the name of the staff member who provided... More 

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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 gives us your opinion about our facilities and services. Unfortunately we didn’t meet at all your expectations concerning the restaurant . Because our business is to create memories we would like if you would give us another opportunity in order for us to impress you with the standards of the restaurant... More 

Lincoln
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely hotel right next to the beach, the hotel is well decorated and well laid out, we were on a bed and breakfast basis. At breakfast time there was a good selection of cooked and cold food. On all floors there is a landing area with seating giving a good view out towards the sea. The bedroom on floor level... 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 

ceredigion wales
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22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We stayed at the Dom Joao from 3-10 December as a group of 7 on a golfing break and can recommend the hotel as a great base for a golfing break. Hotel is located on a beautiful sandy beach which extends for miles and the views are awesome.Nice 20-25 minutes walk along the beach to town or 15 mins by... 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 

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