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“Great Golf Holiday Hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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Pestana Dom Joao II
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Praia de Alvor s/n, Alvor, Portimao 8500-904, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #5 of 26 Hotels in Alvor
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore, Singapore
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44 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great Golf Holiday Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Staff were excellant and friendly, The Hotel is mainly occupied by Golfers and most of them Irish, so the general atmosphere is very friendly. Very much an older crowd stay here. Common areas are a bit dated looking but in good condition. Rooms are small but well decorated. The glass window from the bathroom to the room is a bit off putting, im sure if my wife was with me she would not like to see going to the loo before hoping into bed :). I am re booking for September with another golf crowd. The viallge is €5 taxi ride and has over 100 small restaurants where we never had a bad meal.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Manager_DJoaoII, Gerente at Pestana Dom Joao II, responded to this review, May 7, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for your excellent comments in Tripadvisor. Your opinion is very important to us and also to other guests that consider a visit to our unit.
We will see you in September
Carlos Santos
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Pestana Dom João II Hotel
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Vale Da Telha
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Great location for beach and town. Clean friendly hotel.

Breakfast good.

Better out of season as not so busy.

Rooms and decor really nice and fresh only spoiled by the lumpy pillows. When clearly money has been spent on a re fit why cheap lumpy old pillows ? For me a good nights sleep is so important.


Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Manager_DJoaoII, Gerente at Pestana Dom Joao II, responded to this review, April 12, 2014
Dear guest,
Thank you for taking the time to gives us your opinion about our facilities and services. Unfortunately we didn’t met your expectations concerning the pillows. We will do our best to improve the pillow standards
Kindest regards
Carlos Santos
Unit Manager
Pestana Dom João II Hotel
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Bury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Just returned from 11 days at the Dom Joao and enjoyed every minute!
We have been holidaying in Alvor for over 20 years and have stayed at this hotel many times usually in February or March. The recent improvements in the dining room are excellent - better quality produce, show cooking and more coffee machines. Our room was lovely and in a very quiet area (room 2007) with a lovely big bathroom and garden/sea view.
The position of the hotel cannot be beaten as it has direct access to Alvor's beautiful beach.
I would definitely recommend it to anyone and we will be returning again next year.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank victoriaBury
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Manager_DJoaoII, Gerente at Pestana Dom Joao II, responded to this review, April 12, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for your excellent comments in Tripadvisor. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again in a near future. Sunny regards from Portugal
Carlos Santos
Unit Manager
Pestana Dom João II Hotel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

this is a great hotel, very close to beach, walking distance of alvor town, we had bed and breakfast, room was lovely, as described, food at breakfast was good, plenty of selection to suit everyone, service was good, no problem with check in, all staff helpful and polite, hotel is lively but not rowdy, would definatly go back, and would recomend it to friends

Room Tip: above second floor, with a sea view
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank Irene P
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Manager_DJoaoII, Gerente at Pestana Dom Joao II, responded to this review, March 29, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for your wonderful review and for recommending our hotel to other travelers. Your kind words give us the great filling of mission accomplished and we also look forward to welcome you again next year. Please let us know of your return as soon as possible.
With kind regards,
Carlos Santos
Unit Manager
Pestana Dom João II Hotel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

Visited this hotel 2 years ago, we visit Alvor every year and this is by far the best hotel! Couldn't get in last year so we made sure we got in this time!! We will be staying in June and we can't wait!! The hotel is beautiful, staff are fantastic and you definitely feel like your in paradise! Looking forward to seeing you in June Pestana Dom Joao II.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Manager_DJoaoII, Gerente at Pestana Dom Joao II, responded to this review, March 29, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for your excellent comments in Tripadvisor. Your opinion is very important to the Pestana Dom João II Hotel and to other guests that consider a trip to the Algarve. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again in a near future. regards from Portugal
Carlos Santos
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Pestana Dom João II Hotel
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Newton Abbot
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We went with another couple from 18th March to 18th March. We loved the hotel, we requested high floors and the rooms close which is exactly what we got. Booking in was efficient and friendly, rooms lovely and clean. The shower was lovely and hot at all times. The bed was really comfortable and though the pillows looked lumpy they were actually ok. It is a pity about no coffee/tea making facilites but it wouldn't spoil the holiday. We enjoyed the breakfast, wide variety of choice, no rush. We only ate in the restaurant once in the evening which was ok (buffet meal) but alvor its self has so many good restaurants that we ate out all the time. Its only 10 minutes walk to the town. We are looking forward to coming back next year, we stayed in the sister hotel Pestana Alvor Praia the year before but much prefer this one, more up to date and closer to the town. No problems with sun beds (but we are off season) and the boys enjoyed the ping pong! The beach and views were lovely and the hotel has a nice terrace which you can enjoy with both seats in and out of the sun. You do only get wi-fi in the public areas but you only have to log on once and we had no problems with it. I would recommend this hotel and we will be visiting again.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Manager_DJoaoII, Gerente at Pestana Dom Joao II, responded to this review, March 22, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to comment your stay at the Pestana Hotel Dom João II. All your comments benefited fromour attention.
We thank you on behalf of all the staff menbers.

Best regards
Carlos Santos
Unit Manager
Pestana Dom João II Hotel
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Liverpool
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Stayed on a half board basis on a golfing trip with seven friends. Room was very comfortable and clean and kept that way each day on our stay. Excellent breakfast available from 7am and opened a little earlier on our last day due to a early flight home. All the staff were polite and helpful. Would not hesitate to stay again on my next trip to Portugal

Room Tip: Try to obtain a room facing the sea
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Manager_DJoaoII, Gerente at Pestana Dom Joao II, responded to this review, March 22, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for your excellent comments in Tripadvisor. It will be a pleasure to have you back with us at the hotel. Sunny regards from Portugal
Carlos Santos
Unit Manager
Pestana Dom João II Hotel
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Property: Pestana Dom Joao II
Address: Praia de Alvor s/n, Alvor, Portimao 8500-904, 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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Alvor
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Alvor
#4 Romantic Hotel in Alvor
#5 Family Hotel in Alvor
#5 Luxury Hotel in Alvor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Pestana Dom Joao II 4*
Number of rooms: 384
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