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Pestana Palm Gardens
Ranked #3 of 19 Hotels in Carvoeiro
Certificate of Excellence
Setubal, Portugal
1 review
“excellent stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2014

It was our second stay in Pestana Palm Gardens and we were glad to see that it has kept its excellence. The units are comfortable and spacious and the place is very calm and relaxing. Only the weather didn`t help much as it was a bit rainy and cloudy.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2014

A very pleasant, nicely laid out resort, with spacious units, and at the time we were their (Christmas) very peaceful. The resort does have limited on site facilities, only having a franchised restaurant/bar which is at the high end of pricing for the area, but considering the local town Carvoeiro is only a short distance away this is not normally a problem, but be aware out of season a lot of local hotels, bars and restaurants do close down. The nearest beach is very clean, with a beautiful cove setting, and access to the fast motorway system to access the rest of the region is very quick, also a local UK bank branch (Barclays) is located in the next main town of Lagoa. The market, and historic castle in Silves are also very close for the non beach lovers.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2013

The Location of this resort is dreadful, if one goes one needs to hire a car, most unsuitable for older couples or families with children, it takes at least 45mins to the nearest shop and to the town of carvareio, not 15mins the resort would have one believe. There was only 3 small pubs open and 2 indian restuarants 1 chinese and 3 other restuarants which are a la carte and very pricey only found 1 cafe, the rest of the town was like a ghost town everywhere in lock down, no entertainment to find anywhere, we feel conned, no one told us the place was dead, felt more like a prison sentance rather than a holiday, the accomodation was clean and the cleaners and reception staff friendly, Glad to be home, will never go back . Portugese say the resort has been like this for at least 5 years if only the cooperative travel had informed us of this, it wasnt a cheap holiday they took our money and are still advertising this place, worst holiday we ever hadh

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2013

For the fourth time we are at Palm Gardens! Why? Because we love the place! We will probably be back for Easter! Golclubs are good; the surroundings are good and Carvoeiro is a wonderful place! Small restaurants with perfect service and food, and Lagoa and Silves are nice towns!!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2013

No wifi
Swimming pool at 55 degree, the told us it would be heated
Restaurant in the resort is the most expensive in town and food was just ok.
No dryer
Carpets were dirty
No soap or shampoo
Mattresses were pretty and they had only tween beds together even on a two bedrooms Vila

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Stattford, Great Britain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2013

Excellent stay, rooms got every convenience and wonderfully equipped kitchen. Lovely sunsets. The grounds and pool were kept immaculate and the views were lovely over the sea.Carvoeiro is only a half mile walk from the complex, with all the bars and restaurants you need, but be aware that in the winter when we actually stayed most restaurants were closed.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2013

Perfect location to explore the Algarve. The villa was well equipped, including washing machine and dishwasher, clean, serviced daily with plenty of car parking space. We travelled with our two children, a cot bed and high chair as requested was already in the villa at no extra charge upon our arrival. The staff were all helpful and friendly and made the children feel welcome. Overall a great place for a holiday.... We would go back!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Pestana Palm Gardens
Address: Praia Do Carvoeiro | Vale de Centeanes, Carvoeiro 8400-525, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Carvoeiro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Carvoeiro
#3 Luxury Hotel in Carvoeiro
#3 Romantic Hotel in Carvoeiro
#4 Family Hotel in Carvoeiro
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Hotel Class:4 star — Pestana Palm Gardens 4*
Number of rooms: 78
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