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Pestana Golf Resort Gramacho
Ranked #8 of 19 Hotels in Carvoeiro
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

Six of us stayed here for three nights b&b playing three rounds of golf.We arrived About 1.00pm & after a quick check-in by the friendly girl at reception we were taken to our villa by the resort bus.The villa was great with three onsuite bedrooms,modern kitchen,large lounge with flat screen t.v,patio area & shared pool.

After a unpacking & hot shower we were picked up & taken to the Pinta course for our 2.30 tee-off,we hired trollys at 5euro each & made our 2 three-balls & stated our first round.The course itself was in pristine condition & a tough challange,lots of dog-legs,greens well bunkered & tricky par three's.The weather was hot & with some holes having long uphill walks between tee boxes,was a real effort on the legs,espiecialy coming off the 18th where there is a ten minute steep,uphill walk back to the clubhouse.We had couple cold beers to chill-out after our round before we were taken back to our villa.

We took the resort bus to Carvoeiro (10euro) & there is lots of restraunts & bars,some with live muisic.

Next morning we were taken to the Gramacho course which is where you get breakfast,self service with full English,cereals,fruit, yogurts,fruitjuices,toast,ham,cheese & tea,coffee.

The Gramacho course in my opinion is the best of the two courses & the more scenic,its not as tough as the Pinta but still a challange with hidden greens,water,trees & up-hill dog-legs.

We played the Pinta course again on our last day & we all agreed to get buggies,at 40 euros a bit pricey but it was far too hot to walk.

All in all this is a fantastic golf resort,with great friendly staff,great food & drink,& a great little town for your evening entertainment.

Room Tip: Get a buggie on the Pinta course.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Emanuel A, Diretor de vendas at Pestana Golf Resort Gramacho, responded to this review, February 18, 2014
Dear Sirs,

Thank you for sharing these wonderful comments here - it will give me great pleasure to share these thoughts with the team and to congratulate them on two of our principal goals - warmth of welcome and outstanding service.

Looking forward to seeing you again at the Pestana Golf & Resort - Carvoeiro !

With much appreciation,

Emanuel Amador
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Newquay, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

Stayed here from 21 to 24 September. Apartment was fine, but no air conditioning which was a surprise. Enjoyed the golf course which was in good condition. Also played at Val DePinta and Vila Sol. All courses were good, Vila Sol the best and most difficult, but staff much friendlier and helpful at Gramacho and Pinta. Would recommend to groups of golfers

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Emanuel A, Diretor de vendas at Pestana Golf Resort Gramacho, responded to this review, February 18, 2014
Dear Mr John,

Thank you for these great thoughts, and I am so glad you enjoyed your stay.

Your comments about the golf courses are great to read and I will take great pleasure in sharing these with the rest of the team.

Looking forward to seeing you back with us soon,

Best Regards,

Emanuel Amador
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Essex
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Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

Well what can I say this is a fantastic golf resort I went as a group of six friends ages between 32-36 and stay in a t3 house right next to the driving range and swimming pool . The house is so nice and modern

The golf in great and staff are great too and it's only a 15 euro cab journey to beach resort where the bars and clubs are if you want that sort of thing.

10 out of 10 resort cheap as well

Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Emanuel A, Diretor de vendas at Pestana Golf Resort Gramacho, responded to this review, February 19, 2014
Dear Sirs,

It is always a pleasure to read and share great reviews !

Thank you so much for taking the time to write, and please do let me know when you plan to return in order that I may thank you in person.

With best regards

Emanuel Amador
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 31, 2013

Just spent 4 wonderful days at Pestana golf resort with 6 other members of my family sharing a superb 3 bedroomed.apartment which was located near to the Golf Academy on the Vale da Pinta course The courses although not the longest were quite challenging enough for me.and were in excellent condition.The staff could not have been more friendly or helpful and certainly added to the enjoyment of the holiday.
I would not hesitate to recommend the resort to anyone and I hope that I'll return in the not too distant future.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Emanuel A, Diretor de vendas at Pestana Golf Resort Gramacho, responded to this review, February 18, 2014
Dear Sirs,

Thank you for this great review - the description of 'fantastic golf breaks" is wonderful and I will take great pleasure in sharing this with the team here!

Please do come back - the Pestana Golf & Resorts team would be delighted to see you again.

With best regards,

Emanuel Amador
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Hedge End, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

One of the best value golf resorts I have been on. Four of us shared a two bedroom two bathroom apartment, very clean and had everything you would need. The grounds the apartments are located are lovely and well looked after, The golf course are fantastic for all levels of golf players.
The food served at the club house was lovely and i would recommend this golf resort to anyone, all the staff were very friendly and helpful,

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Emanuel A, Diretor de vendas at Pestana Golf Resort Gramacho, responded to this review, February 18, 2014
Dear Sirs,

'Great Golf Trip' - is such a lovely expression to read of your recent stay - thank you for sharing this here and for allowing me so many opportunities to share your experiences and their impact with our staff.

Assuring you our best attention at all times, we remain,

Sincerely Yours,

Emanuel Amador
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

On arrival at Pestana golf resort Gramacho, the views and surroundings were stunning. The staff at reception were very helpful and made our transfer to apartment easy. The 2 bed 2 bathroom apartment was spacious, clean and had everything needed. The golf courses were in excellent condition, a real gem of a holiday. Plenty of choice of food at the restaurant or in nearby Carvieiro. Our holiday was booked through Golfbreaks.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Emanuel A, Diretor de vendas at Pestana Golf Resort Gramacho, responded to this review, February 18, 2014
Dear Sirs,

We are delighted that your experience was such a great one, and thank you so much for making the Pestana Golf a reference here in Algarve.

Looking forward to seeing you again soon,

Sincerely Yours,

Emanuel Amador
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Surrey
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

Just returned from a 3 night break at Pestana and have to say it is great value.
8 had 2 x 2 bed apartments with were excellent, large, clean and everything you would need for a SCatering break. The only small issue was we had one twin room and one double for a group of guy but one of the sofas pulled out and this resolved the issue.
When we arrived we had no hot water but a call to reception resolved this, the apartments are first class.
We were located at Pinta which was a 5 minute drive/20 min walk from the clubhouse at Gramacho which was a bit of a pain but if you seek out Antonio who drives the resort bus for the resort you can arrange for him to collect you. He really is a lovely guy and we used him every day, this is a free service but we always gave him a tip.
Breakfast is good, fruit salad, cereals, yogurt, bacon, eggs, sausages, mushrooms bean, bread and tea, coffee, and juices and what a way to enjoy breakfast sitting outside the Gramacho clubhouse overlooking the 18th green in the morning sun.
The Pestana staff are fantastic and can’t do enough for you. The clubhouses are excellent with TVs showing Skysports and the Super Bock is ice cold!
The Course are excellent we played Pinta and Gramacho which were superb and we also played Silves (10 min drive away ask Antonio to take you) which was very nice but the tees needed lawn mowing.
Lunch at Gramacho was very good and pretty decent value for the size of the portion that you receive.
The village is a 5 minute taxi away and is a very relaxed fishing village with plenty of bars and restaurants.
To summarise the whole Pestana resort is excellent and the golf very good. It’s pretty chilled as its away from the hustle and bustle of the larger resorts and we will all be back next year and for slightly longer than a weekend if the wives let us.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Emanuel A, Director of Sales at Pestana Golf Resort Gramacho, responded to this review, February 18, 2014
Dear Mr Mark Hindy,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our hotel. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

We are delighted that you had a great experience and enjoy our hotel. Many thanks for the kind words regarding our staff. We pride ourselves on the service we provide and I will be sure to share your sentiments with the whole team here at Pestana Golf

We look forward to welcoming you back to our golf resort.

KInd Regards,

Emanuel Amador
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Property: Pestana Golf Resort Gramacho
Address: Apartado 1011, Carvoeiro 8401-908, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Carvoeiro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Carvoeiro
#7 Family Hotel in Carvoeiro
#7 Luxury Hotel in Carvoeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Pestana Golf Resort Gramacho 4*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This resort offers spacious apartments and villas with a balcony. It is situated just 2 km from Slide & Splash Water Park. It offers massage treatments and an outdoor pool with sun loungers. There is also Spa facilities (Indoor heated pool + sauna + steam room + jacuzzi). Guests can enjoy a round of golf at Gramacho and Vale de Pinta golf courses or a game of tennis on the court. A selection of regional and international dishes is served at the restaurant. Guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. The peaceful town of Lagoa is just 2 km away and the hotel is a 30-minute drive from Faro International Airport. Free private parking is available on site. ... more   less 
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