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Pestana Dom Joao II Beach & Golf Resort

Praia De Alvor, Alvor, Portimao 8500-088 Portugal
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#4 of 27 hotels in Alvor
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The Pestana D. João II is a is a hotel overlooking the sandy Alvor beach with calm, crystal clear waters. It is only 10 minutes on foot from the town centre, very close to the Alvor river. Take a dive into one of the 2 outdoor saltwater swimming pools surrounded by lush and peaceful gardens, or relax at the Spa with an indoor swimming pool, Turkish bath and sauna where you can schedule a Magic Spa massage. For your meals, there is 1 restaurant and 3 bars (2 of which only open in the summer). If you have kids, the Pestana Kids Club is the perfect place for them to have fun (open from June to September). All rooms offer a balcony with views of the sea (frontal or side), garden or hotel grounds and have a TV and Wi-Fi.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Game room
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Public wifi
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Snack bar
Poolside bar
Mini golf
Evening entertainment
Kids club
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Park View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 1 more
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Fabio Boylan wrote a review Jan 4
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I was a guest of this hotel in August 2020. I really enjoyed my stay and the view of my bedroom on the 5th floor. The hotel was clean, very functional and provided direct access to the sea. I had just the perfect summer holiday. Staff was also very nice. Joao Cunha, a night auditor at the hotel was very helpful once at the desk when I needed to deal with an issue. Overall great experience, I will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Tomthehut wrote a review Dec 2020
Bern, Switzerland17 contributions3 helpful votes
The hotel is a renewed single complex with direct access to the atlantic ocean. The view over the bay is splendid all over the day. During our stay in September, the light went warmer and into red/orange when the sun went down over the beautiful site! The rooms are quite new, standard to southern European **** class. The guests were mainly local portuguese families at least until the end of the summer school break. Afterwards guests came from across Europe, form younger people to reitred elder guests. Shopping possibilites outside the hotel are within 5 to 10 minutes walking distance. So do several interesting restaurants and bars alongside the beach or in the Alvor village. The food buffet in the evening was diversified from local food to fries, chicken and vegetables from the country of Portugal. Deserts were also local sweets to ice cream, free of choice. Employees were very friendly from the front desk to the pool bar and all the helping hands through the day and in the kitchen. Overall it was a very relaxing stay and we enjoyed everything offered on the site, through the hotel and alongside the beach!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Room Tip: If you want to enjoy the view of the sun going down on the bay, ask for a room on the west side...
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EMJensen007 wrote a review Oct 2020
Horsham, United Kingdom25 contributions4 helpful votes
The good things : Great view of the beach from the 5th floor, having a room on the 5th floor - it was clean & functional (if a little IKEA-ish), the breakfast, location of the hotel right next to the beach, having a rowing machine in the gym (even though it had seen better days), good-sized pool, plenty of parking. The not so good things : no tea/coffee making capabilities in the room, the gym didn't open until 8am, the room was a bit IKEA-ish.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Michael Frisby wrote a review Oct 2020
Gosport, United Kingdom119 contributions38 helpful votes
I booked a Deluxe Sea View room but was checked in to a "Classic Sea View" and when I queried was told that all rooms are deluxe. Well the room I had was anything but deluxe. It was tiny, the decor and furnishings very dated and the sea view was obscured by a long flat roof and trees. The hotel is over 1km from the town centre where the majority of restaurants and bars are. The breakfast was basic and it was probably the worst orange juice I've had at a hotel - thin, watery and lacking in taste.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: Stay somewhere else
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Patricia A wrote a review Oct 2020
Funchal, Portugal2 contributions2 helpful votes
The Hotel is lovely renovation, the location is superb with private access to the beach, the staff couldn't be friendlier. the Breakfast offers everything the heart desires. The only big critique I have are the beds. the matresses are simply horrible. I could feel the springs against my body, it hurt so much I couldn't sleep and would wake up with pain everywhere. In my opinion the number one concern of a hotel owner would be to ensure guests can sleep well and matresses should be one, if not the main concern and investment..
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Room Tip: ask for a room with new matressess!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pestana Dom Joao II Beach & Golf Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Pestana Dom Joao II Beach & Golf Resort?
Nearby attractions include Sunset Bar (0.7 miles), Praia dos Três Irmãos (0.6 miles), and Alvor Boardwalk (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Pestana Dom Joao II Beach & Golf Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Pestana Dom Joao II Beach & Golf Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Pestana Dom Joao II Beach & Golf Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Pestana Dom Joao II Beach & Golf Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pestana Dom Joao II Beach & Golf Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Indian Curry House Alvor, Flavor of India, and Tasty Cuisine.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Pestana Dom Joao II Beach & Golf Resort?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Pestana Dom Joao II Beach & Golf Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Pestana Dom Joao II Beach & Golf Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Pestana Dom Joao II Beach & Golf Resort located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Alvor.
Does Pestana Dom Joao II Beach & Golf Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Pestana Dom Joao II Beach & Golf Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Portuguese.