Just come back from a 2 week stay at the Delfim. When we arrived Outside I thought that the hotel externally looked awful and was dreading going inside, but when you go in its perfectly fine. The hotel is stuck in the 70's decorative wise but we found it quite charming. Our room was massive (326) and upon looking at the fire drill room layouts on back of the door, 326 and 321 were biggest rooms on the whole floor (I'd assume it was the same on all floors) and our sea view was such a lovely thing to wake up to everyday. I personally wouldn't pay extra for the sea view as 70% of the hotel has a sea view (depends if you want to take the risk).
The food was perfectly fine but we found it very very boring after 5 days so we ended up eating in the town for 5 evenings out of our 14 night stay. Breakfast is typical English fry up, cereal and continental. Lunch we found was nicer than dinner sometimes. They had cream of vegetable soup every lunch and dinner with a second soup that changed daily. There is always a selection of meat and fish though. The only thing we found as a negative was the fact that the tables are not cleared quick enough and we went in at lunch a few times and couldn't find anywhere to sit unless we cleared the tables ourselves which isn't a big issue. I'd recommend sitting in the middle of the restaurant as you won't get harassed by flys. Saying this, the restaurant staff are all really friendly and they work really really hard. They really do try their very best, along with the 2 restaurant managers. We often saw them wiping up spillages in their suits and they are very friendly.
Entertainment - there is some but there may as well not be! It started at 10 most evenings yet it was full of screaming children so we didnt stay. To be honest of an evening it's very boring and there's really not much to do apart from go to the sunset bar and drink. We got taxi's to town most evenings just to walk about.
The beach - amazing!! The sunbeds used to be free years ago but the delfim decided to rent them out so they get some of what you pay. We used the blue beds and they were 10 euros for 2 beds and an umbrella or 2 beds, umbrella and wind guards. They are yours for the day so you can come and go as you please.
Wifi is free for 30mins - ask at reception
Excursions - swimming with dolphins at Aquamarine - excellent
Outback safari - no
Fiesta - yes very good
Loule market - market is pants but loule itself is a beautiful town so worth going just for that.
To be fair for what you pay it's very good.
Im 24 and my partner is 32 - we would recommend going but wouldn't go back to the hotel just because we would get our own apartment in alvor next time so we can do our own food etc. it was our first time in Portugal but not our last!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Pestana Delfim is an all inclusive hotel in Algarve, specifically designed for families. The all inclusive plan includes breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet, as well as snacks, ice cream and domestic beverages. It is located 5 minutes on foot from Praia dos Três Irmãos and 10 minutes on foot from the Alvor town centre, with free parking. This hotel is the perfect place for those who want a worry-free holiday and wish to relax under the sun and enjoy the beach. Take a dip in the outdoor swimming pool and enjoy the extensive lawn area. You can even schedule a Magic Spa massage and/or treatment for a complete sense of wellness. You can also play a game or two of tennis or a round of golf, or even visit the town centre using our free transfers. Kids are welcome at the Pestana Delfim and can play at the Kids Club (available from June to September). Most of the rooms have balconies with front or side views of the sea, and are equipped with air conditioning, satellite TV and Wi-Fi. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Pestana Delfim
- Delfim Hotel
- Pestana Delfim Alvor