The complex is small and 'intimate'. The villas. or townhouses are great for families of up to 5 persons. Comfortable, spacious, full air con in all rooms, lovely kitchen with microwave, cooker and oven, washer and fridge/freezer. The rooms are spacious and the lounge has a TV with Sky so there are some English progs. We were lucky enough to have a townhouse next to the pool so we just had to walk out of the patio doors and we were there! I have to rate the rooms 9/10.. Only losing points because you couldn't use the upstairs and downstairs showers at the same time because if you did one would be either scalded or frozen!!! The central swimming pool is a good size and very clean. Plenty of sun beds and umbrellas too. The pool bar is excellent, with very attentive and friendly staff. Just off this bar area is the restaurant which I am reviewing separately, but I will say that the food is excellent, service second to none, and staff superb! In fact all the staff at Pestana were extremely friendly and helpful.
The location is just a couple of minutes drive to Carvoiero, taking you down 'restaurant hill' where there are many family restaurants. We ate at several restaurants during our stay but favoured the 'O Patio' in the square (very lively and live singing most nights) and ONZE on the hill overlooking the square and next to the police station (shiver)!!!. The food at both was excellent and I will be reviewing these separately. The town of Carvoeiro is buzzing at night and shops don't shut till 12 midnight!! (a bonus for Mrs. deeferdavid and rugrats!!! There is a GREAT ice cream and crepe shop next to the square.. well worth a visiit around midnight! If you make it about 11.45 you could just make it back to Prestana for a drink at the bar where alcohol measures don't exist! All in all a lovely stay and highly recommended.
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