Overall a great holiday staying in this hotel very relaxing.
I will start with negatives and end on a high.
Bar prices and Pool side Bar prices far too high even with 10% discount card given to Thomson guests. Cleaning of rooms hit and miss, sometimes forgot to leave bath mats, hand towels, and most times room was not cleaned until 5pm. which when returning from the pool and wanting a shower was not ideal. We never had chocolates on pillow each evening like I note some people say they had and beds turned down. Entertainment was terrible nothing but a keyboard player (which I am sorry to say was very amateur) and one night traditional dancers. We are not ones to expect any thing to loud but a decent singer would have done the trick!
The outdoor pool was so cold never went in the whole holiday. It was very quiet in there probably due to temperature.Around pool not cleaned every day some sugar wrapper under our sun bed for at least 5 days! Indoor pool in bad condition missing tiles and water again cold and not very clean looking.
Location about 30 minutes walk to town or 5 Euro with tip in taxi which reception always called for you.
Travel to and from Airport with Thomsons thought with this class hotel would have been better and not via Albefuiera with loads of pick ups (not what the brochure says!) can do it in 45 mins. our trips took both ways double this.
Now for the positives .. Fantastic food (compliments to the Chefs), with brilliant restaurant staff who could never do enough for you. They worked very hard and I would like to thank them all for their hard work and effort. Great holiday rep in Claire from Thomsons she was always very helpful and loved a good old laugh with everyone. Best Rep we have ever had. Great reception staff always helpful and the staff did their best for us and got a room to interconnect on sea view side although room was on ground level and not best view of sea we did get the interconnected room we wanted. (We did request this in January but it was not confirmed until we got there).
Overall a lovely restful holiday and sun beds and umbrellas where always available. But, you did need to get there early for pool side beds.
Would say give it a try especially for food side of it. and If they did a few little adjustments to hotel i.e drink prices, entertainment and indoor pool, it would be perfect.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Pestana Alvor Praia is a 5-star hotel in Alvor, Algarve. Located on Praia dos Três Irmãos, one of Algarve's best beaches, complete with white sands and tranquil, crystal-clear waters. It's surrounded by expansive gardens, an outdoor swimming pool and an elevator for direct beach access. If you wish to relax, visit the indoor swimming pool with plenty of natural light, the Spa where you can schedule a Magic Spa massage or beauty treatment, the Turkish bath or the gym with the latest equipment. If you wish to enjoy your meals with your family or have a cocktail, the Pestana Alvor Praia offers 2 restaurants and 2 bars. You can even make use of one of the tennis courts or golf courses only 15 km away. The little ones can enjoy mini golf, the playground and Kids Club (available from June until September). All rooms have Wi-Fi and air conditioning. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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