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Pestana Alvor Praia
Ranked #4 of 26 Hotels in Alvor
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Beautiful location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2014

Had a lovely stay here. It is right next to the most gorgeous beach. The hotel had everything we needed and was very good value for money. Alvor is a lovely town with amazing fish restaurants. Would highly recommend.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Wrigger
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Dorking, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2014

The position is fantastic, beautiful beach, excellent views from superior sea view rooms. Food was average, just about sufficient amount, they struggled when large spa groups descended, limited choice, seems like the hotel is struggling. Pros - friendly and very professional staff, nice pool, fantastic location and really enjoyed the professional spa on site The breakfasts were good, I would recommend bed and breakfast only. BUT definitely 4* in my book (no turn down, no chocs on pillows, limited toiletries in bathroom, no slippers, empty mini bar, stained carpets, no wifi in rooms and very limited in hotel, no candles or table decorations, buffet food more school dinner style, displays tired). Evening entertainment was smooth and relaxing, aimed towards a more mature audience and easy listening.

Room Tip: Would recommend superior room full sea view, definitely bed and breakfast only. Food at dinner was v...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

I stayed at the Pestana Alvor Praia for only 4 nights but I would defiantly return. Great location just 10 minuets away from the center of Alvor, breakfast was good but the evening meal was poor, I would recommend going in to Alvor where there are some brilliant resteraunts, but don't let this put you off.

Stayed April 2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2014

We have just had a week at the Alvor Praia and it was a real tonic. The cool breeze prevented swimming but plenty of sunshine - even sunbathing if you avoided the cool breeze. As for the hotel, it fully lived up to expectations. Everything is smart and clean; the staff without exception were friendly and helpful; the room immaculate and, of course, the sea view superb. But the prize goes to the catering. The dining room is refined, the choice of food excellent and the cost (special offer) was extremely modest - 18 euros per person for a five course self service buffet (if you set out to have everything, but three was more realistic). Breakfast was equally good. The big question is whether they can keep these standards up during the busy season.
The one criticism I would make is that the balconies (at least on the top floor) are a bit spartan. They are concrete and featureless with no cushions or reclining seats. Perhaps they are better equipped in the summer, but if the room is being used why not fit out the balcony with more than two upright wicker chairs and a small table.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2014

We felt so very welcome during our whole 5-day stay and enjoyed the peaceful and comprehensive facilities and long walks along the beach. The staff were so very friendly and helpful and the restaurant was excellent value and always high quality.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lee-on-the-Solent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2014

Fab five day break with my Mum. Planned to make full use of spa and gym facilities. Had wonderful weather so scrapped that and made the most of great location spending hours walking on beautiful beach and estuary in Alvor. Outside pool v cold but well worth being brave. Hotel enormous! Very unusual! Dated but different. Everything very clean! Staff very helpful. Great breakfast buffet! Dinner buffet adequate but with so many lovely family restaurants close by would recommend eating out instead.

Room Tip: Sea view a must. Go high.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lisbon, Portugal
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150 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2014

We started to go here 2 years ago, and since then we never missed a summer there.
Rooms are very good, personnel are so friendly, environment is calm and peaceful, excellent services and so on. Access to the beach is valuable and the beach situation is one of the bests in Algarve. The front-end, reception, gardens, bars and restaurants are all very well decorative so you really feel well for being in such a place.

Room Tip: top room with west sea view
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Pestana Alvor Praia

Property: Pestana Alvor Praia
Address: Praia dos Tres Irmaos, Alvor, Portimao 8501-904, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Portimao > Alvor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Alvor
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Alvor
#4 Luxury Hotel in Alvor
#5 Romantic Hotel in Alvor
#7 Family Hotel in Alvor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Pestana Alvor Praia 5*
Number of rooms: 202
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On top of a cliff overlooking the Três Irmãos beach, this hotel in Alvor is equipped with modern commodities, surrounded with extensive landscape gardens, and has a direct elevator to one of the best beaches in Algarve, with white sands, quiet and clear waters. Guests may choose between the open air salt water pool, or the inner pool, the sauna, the Turkish bath, a massage in the wellness center or enjoying one of the 7 tennis courts and 8 golf courses, available in a 15 km radius. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning and satellite TV.At the Almofariz restaurant, you will find typically Portuguese and Mediterranean cuisine, as well as a great variety of theme buffets. The Restaurant has a fantastic view overlooking the garden, which is perfect for the whole family Grilled dishes and international meals can be enjoyed by the pool, followed by a drink at the pool bar. Equipped with the most modern facilities, Pestana Alvor Praia, 5 stars resort in Alvor, is surrounded by 4,5 hectares of green land and is ideal for rest and leisure, offering customers unforgettable moments in a lush environment, perfect for relaxation and rest. With a privileged location overlooking Três Irmãos beach, this hotel in Alvor is located at 1 km from the picturesque Vila do Alvor and its countless commercial and entertainment areas, 5 km from Portimão and 74 km from Faro International Airport. ... more   less 
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