Great location, quiet and removed from the relative loudness of the rest of Praia da Rocha.
Staff were superb - and the breakfast could keep you going until dinner.
Pool was an oasis - and the rooms, while a little cramped, were fresh, clean and comfortable.
If you do stay - best restaurants with a view nearby are Restaurant F, and Dockside. The rest of the town is mostly British and Irish bars. If you want a bit more tranquility, take a 10 euro cab to Alvor - pretty little fishing village full of restaurants.
we enjoyed a very relaxing holiday with our 4 year old and 18 month old children, we had an upgrade on arrival to a superior 2 bed apartment, 4th floor of main block-very large, very clean, slightly dated furnishing (a bit eighties), large balcony, panoramic sea view, also the lift up was a great help with small children and all their kit. The down side was that the view also overlooked the car park and other hotel block. Road noise was also pretty constant-I would recommend specifying pool side block. However facilities were good-indoor pool excellent given that by november the outdoor pool was a little chilly, local restaurants handy and child friendly, beach beautiful and literally on the door step- if you want a more 'strip like' reort rocha beach is a 15 min walk away, equally easily accessible were smaller cove like beaches-over all would recommend this hotel.
lincoln from west yorkshire
Located directly on the Praia do Vau Beach, the Jardim do Vau is a Algarve serviced apartments complex, a short drive away …More
Very welcoming staff - all round. Reception staff and waiting staff extremely friendly. Room cleaners very friendly also.
Room kept clean on daily basis.
Praiae de Rocha very friendly place. We went in October and found that it was busy enough.
Plenty of places to eat - at good rates.
Everything about our holiday went really well, we both felt the breakfast had improved so much from the year before. Pool and gardens were looked after to an excellent standard. The bar at the end of the day was relaxing with entertainment every night. Superb beech very clean. The hotel is in a perfect location far enough from the town but near enough to walk to, lots of restaurants and bars and also a supermarket very near the hotel. For us this this hotel and location for everything was prefect for us (10 out 10).
A real find, during my stay , I overnight end in two hotels and while this is not on the waters edge . The size of the swimming pool more than compensated.Staff were friendly and efficient ant the apartment was more hotel suite.
Overall as good as it gets almost.
Just came back from a stay at this hotel, which was close to the beach, bars and restaurants. The staff were extremely pleasant and efficient. The hotel was spotlessly clean and the breakfast extremely good. Would more than happily stay there again, wish all hotels were this good.
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.
Lovely hotel close to the beach with lovely views from my room and friendly and helpful staff! The village of Alvor is a short walk away for your all your needs and lovely restaurants to eat out........Will return ;)
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