before I start I will make you aware that I am an ex hotel manager, and I have helped opened 2 4* hotels in the UK and another hotel in Greece. this does pose a problem for me as I constantly look at the finer detail whenever I stay away.
However over all the hotel was great and we had a fantastic holiday, we arrived late in the evening and went straight to our room, I had only booked and paid for a studio but the room we got was huge and very comfortable. the hotel was well presented and had some good facilities but needed a little husbandry. meaning that in places it needed a little lick of paint mostly in the corridor areas as there were a lot of scuff marks from the trollies. the pool areas were well kept and good but in the toilets some of the fixtures and fittings were rusty. the gym was adequate for a bit of CV training but was very basic and I felt the games/recreation room was heavily under utilised. that said you wouldn't go there to play games etc but it could be better for the kids. the area was great and there are lots of restaurants and bars to explore. the boat trips were great and reasonably prised but may cost more in the summer months.
the area is generally a sleepy fishing village and ideal for families or couples and there is a good bus service to get you to most places for a day out.
overall a wonderful holiday and worth a visit.
This aparthotel is located in Portimao (Alvor), close to the beach, Hospital Alvor, Alvor Beach, and Tres Irmaos Beach. Also …More
We went to Alvor for my birthday ,the hotel exceeded our expectations,the staff were so friendly,we had a room with a sea view,the room was very smart and stylish,the indoor Pool was great ,and it was warm,we eat in the hotel ,breakfast was excellent plenty of choice.and the buffet of a evening was good value for money.
I would love to stay at this hotel again
Patricia from kent Uk
This Portimao hotel is located by the ocean, nestled on the beach a short distance from Alvor Beach, Tres Irmaos Beach, and …More
Had a lovely stay sat the Pestana Palm Gardens. A range of different sized properties set in stunning gardens. Beautifully maintained pool area. Great restaurant & fantastic , friendly & helpful staff across the board!!! 20 minute walk into town - steep hill on the way back. We stayed in a very well equipped studio - exceptional maid service. Tiny but functional bathroom. Would suggest a bell at pool bar if left un-manned & shame there isn't a shop on site but other than that perfect & so peaceful! Would highly recommend for couples & families & very much hope to return!!
Traveller from crewe , cheshire
Situated in Carvoeiro, this apartment is close to Vale Covo Beach, Algar Seco, and Vale de Milho Golf. Also nearby are …More
This was our second visit to the Pestana Alvor Praia and we were not disappointed. We had a beautiful sea view room on the 5th floor.
The hotel was clean,comfortable and all the staff were welcoming and friendly.
We were B & B so cannot comment on the evening buffet but you could not fault the breakfast - everything and more than you could possibly ever want.
Fiona from Berkshire
Terraced into a hillside above a long, sandy beach, this hotel is one km (one-half mile) from the fishing village of Alvor on …More
Chose this hotel as it was away from the busy town etc. Got exactly what I wanted. It was lovely and quiet the pool had at most 10 people at it at one time. Pool was quite cold but you quickly got used to it.
Only issue I'd have is at lunch time. Only lunch available was at the club house. Which was fine as it was a short walk. However the menu needs to be improved. I didn't go to Portugal to eat chicken tikka masala and fish and chips every day. The option of fresh fish, vegetables and rice should always be available and not a once a week special.
Dinner is a buffet of €25 each. It's very well done and a lovely selection of food with good service.
Breakfast was the usual with the chef there to cook omelettes as requested.
At the end of my stay there was a very large group of men. Possibly a stag. They were allowed to take the conference room which is beside the games room. They were so loud on multiple nights I went back to my room to have some peace.
Overall was a good place to stay in October. If you want somewhere you can walk to the beach or the shops this is not the place for you. Ideal for peace away from the city and obviously if you enjoy golf.
Leanne from Belfast
Situated near the beach in Vilamoura, this luxury resort is close to Oceanico Pinhal Golf Course, Aqua Show Park, and …More
My boyfriend and I had a lovely first holiday together at this peaceful hotel. I have visited Alvor previously and stayed in a beautiful neighbouring hotel which is also owned by Pestana. Both hotels have been a pleasure to stay at. We would both like to return together in the future to explore more of the beautiful Algarve. Staff were both friendly and helpful. Alvor is a truly magical and special place. I would recommend people to visit Alvor and consider this hotel as an option. Happy days!!
This Portimao apartment is located by the ocean, nestled on the beach a short distance from Alvor Beach, Tres Irmaos Beach …More
Stayed for 5 nights and was defiantly value for money. Food was nice with a lot of variety, rooms were spotless and staff were lovely and helpful. Hotel is slightly outdated but this wasn't a bother to me and the beach was less than a 5 min walk away. Stunning sea view and not far from the local town. There was a lot of elderly guests so not really suited for a group of young people, but this could have been due to the time of year and is a popular place for golfers, though the small groups that were there seemed to have a good time
alice from london
This all-inclusive hotel is located in Portimao (Alvor), close to Tres Irmaos Beach, Hospital Alvor, and Alvor Beach. Also …More
This is a golf resort of villas around a golf course. There is no central hotel with facilities to meet at as suggested by the title of the resort. There is a golf club house with a decent restaurant and small pool but little seating area. There isn't a main place where children on the resort can meet other children. The accommodation staff changed so some didn't even know the area to recommend where the closest shop was whereas others were very helpful. The villa was large but without air conditioning. It was serviced everyday but the cleaner moaned about having no time and left me to unload and hang up any towels she washed. Overall it's a good resort for families who want to have a holiday without meeting others or for golfers without children.
Situated in Carvoeiro, this golf apartment is close to Slide and Splash, Slide and Splash Aquatic Park, and Portimao Town …More
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