Pestana Dom Joao II Hotel in Alvor Portugal
“great location but not 4 star hotel”
We had a 10 day holiday in The Pestana Dom Joao 11 4 star hotel Alvor in early June, this was our first visit to the resort and hotel.
The Pestana Dom Joao11 has a fantastic location right on a long white sandy beach, if you don’t like beach there is a huge pool with plenty of sun beds garden areas all around the hotel with shade which we needed as the temperature hit 30 degrees
Staff were helpful and friendly especially on reception, I agree with one reviewer when he calls the two bar men Chuckle Brothers, a very unfriendly and unhelpful attitude to some customers, they did have their favourites. Drink prices were high Beer and Gin and tonic was €9.80
Breakfast was not spectator and a buffet dinner was 27 Euro ! Bedroom was small with a smaller balcony!(1 st floor)
Alvor has a small harbour with restaurants leading to narrow streets with more good value restaurants and bars, with a good mix of local and international cuisine so everyone is bound to find something they like. Look out for Caso de Mar on Alvor harbour offers fresh fish dishes try them for lunch not so crowded
Paesano Restaurant Italian menu try mixed platter antipasti to share
3 course meal with house wine for two 40 Euro.
Cactos 2 bar in the Dunas Do Alvor Complex it offer basic menu of varity of sandwiches and wraps , burgers and chips dished up by friendly staff, pint of beer 1euro, vodka and mixer 2.50 during happy hour which lasts all day up to 9pm prices double then which still makes it very good value.
Some areas of the resort are unfinished with no footpaths and waste land, this does detract from the overall look of the resort which it a pity.
Overall a good holiday i would revisit the resort but would try another property.
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- Also Known As:
- Pestana Dom Joao Ii Hotel Alvor
- Pestana Dom Joao Ii Alvor