Just got back from a weeks stay in the Delfim, on arrival we were greeted by Antonio.. very nice guy, would do anything for you and full of knowledge throughout our stay, few of the younger workers were slightly more enthusiastic as for the others pretty much old robots with little imagination.
We had an upgraded room looking across the pool and the sea from the 15th floor. Amazing view and spacious. Bathroom was nice with fresh towels and cleaned everyday.
Room generally needs a serious up-date though, that goes for the whole look of the exterior building to. Render falling off the front and paint pealing off everywhere. It might be a 4 star and 40 years plus in business but with out any money being spent on it, you wouldn't pass this as a 3 star in most guides. A serious make over needed here.
The Pool is salt water, Just what you need after a day down the beach...It has a bar which is sometimes open. Doesn't serve spirits, only beer and soft drinks.The Inside pool is tiny, the pictures are deceiving. Gym is set, within a cell in a basement. No spa.
Pool towels are only available at set times.. Would be worth leaving this open all day..?
The hotel is over run by kids. Yet there is a good mixture of couples, families (mainly Portuguese) as its they have a 12 week break from school.
Lots of golfers... Seems to be the place for golf ,with a good selection of courses available from the golf shop. Im no golfer but seems to be pretty geared up for them.
The Beach is amazing,head to the beach and head left where you'll find little alcoves and small beaches around the corner. Ive attached a picture.
At night take a cab to Alvor for the nightlife10 euros there and back right outside the hotel.There you will find funky bars and themed restaurants cooking amazing food. We did this every night as theres little in the hotel and we couldn't stomach the evening food at the hotel.
The only part of a good all inclusive is the food and drink. You can't get this right then you've failed!
Breakfast is terrible, If you like a continental your ok . Lunch is basically dinner but average. They need to try cooking up some variety for evening meals. Not everyone wants fish every night. You get one chef every night cooking one type of meat. Salads are good, you'll get one counter of dessert, wasn't bad. Ive had better at a 3 star.This was the main let down for us, needs improving. Didn't see a kids section for dinner, but plenty of kids screaming and playing around like a creche. Would be ideal to have a kids section away from adults.
Water for the tea is warm, plenty of bottled water,beer,wine and drinks are good.
Night time entertainment in the hotel was for the kids and very poor.
Hotel main bar opens at 7- 12 midnight, Could be open 24 hr or open earlier ?
Overall holiday was average for the money paid. Glad we had the location and the room. Alvor and the beach made our evenings. Some serious improvements to make before ever considering a second trip to the hotel. Alvor I would go back tomorrow. I just wish these owners would listen to there guests and make the adjustments as this could potential be as great as I hear... it used to be.
- 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
- Pestana Delfim Hotel