We have now stayed at this hotel three times, and it continues to impress.
Staff, particularly at reception are friendly and helpful at all times. Language barrier can be a bit of a problem with some of the non English speaking staff.
Our choice of room was willingly accommodated after we had emailed the hotel in advance. Unfortunately, the air conditioning in our room simply did not work and the first few days were quite uncomfortably hot. On the second occasion we reported it, the reception staff, without hesitation gave us a free upgrade to a better room on the sixth floor. The beds ARE a bit on the hard side, but reception will happily arrange for a mattress topper. Rooms and public areas are spotlessly clean.
Fast Wi-Fi is available in all areas, including the gardens for €1 a day, some may begrudge paying, but what's one Euro?
Breakfasts are pretty good, but you're better off going out for evening meal, as the hotel's fare is rather expensive.
If I have one comment to make it's that although clean,the rooms are beginning to become just a little bit tired, not a big problem at the moment but another couple of years.....
We'll be back, I'm quite sure.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Pestana Viking is a 4-star clifftop hotel in Porches-Armação de Pêra, in the Algarve, 2 minutes on foot from Senhora da Rocha beach. It is one of the most sought-after areas in the Algarve and local life is lively year round. The hotel is surrounded on three sides by grand gardens. Palm trees and green grass lead the way to the beach. The outdoor saltwater swimming pool is surrounded by exotic gardens that will help make your holiday unforgettable. The hotel also offers a wellness area with a heated indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Turkish bath and gym, where you can relax and schedule your Magic Spa treatment. For dining and drinks, the Pestana Viking offers two restaurants and a bar. The rooms have views of the sea or the wonderful gardens, each equipped with Wi-Fi and a private balcony. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pestana Viking Hotel Porches
- Hotel Pestana Viking
- Pestana Viking Algarve, Portugal - Porches