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Get an overview of this hotelAbove ocean beach, with two saltwater pools


Steps to the shore

Terraced into a hillside above a long, sandy beach, this hotel is one km (one-half mile) from the fishing village of Alvor on Portugal's southern coast. Beach access is via paved path or elevators.

Year-round swimming

Guests swim among the picturesque rock formations at the beach; play in the hotel's outdoor and indoor saltwater pools; parasail and windsurf in summer; and rejuvenate in the spa.

Balconies with views

In the airy guestrooms, furnished balconies face the ocean or garden. Other highlights include high-speed Internet access, overstuffed reading chairs, and marble bathrooms with robes and bidets.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Guests can use the airport shuttle (surcharge) which is available on request. Complimentary wireless (high-speed) Internet access can be accessed throughout the property.

A health-and-beauty spa offers massage, body treatments, facials, aromatherapy, reflexology, waxing, and hair and nail care. The fitness center overlooks the ocean. Complimentary lounge chairs are provided on the beach during warmer months.

The freeform indoor pool has a teardrop-shaped jetted section and a wooden deck with cushioned teak lounge chairs. A sauna, steam room, shower rooms with rainfall showerheads, and an outdoor plunge pool are adjacent. The outdoor pool features an ocean-view sundeck and an adjoining children's pool.

An Internet center on the hotel's lower level contains a pool table and four computers with high-speed Internet access (surcharge). Baby sitting or child care service is also available.

  • Indoor pool 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Children's pool 
  • Spa tub 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Steam room 
  • Sauna 
  • Concierge services 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Health club 
  • Restaurant 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Conference space 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 195 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Hair salon 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Number of floors - 7 
  • Wedding services 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free self parking 
  • Tennis on site 
  • Parking (limited spaces) 
  • Outdoor tennis courts 7 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 8 
  • Smoke-free property 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Children's pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  
  • Outdoor tennis courts  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Babysitting or childcare  
  • Playground on site  


Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access ( 3 EUR per hour )

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking, Parking (limited spaces)

Room Amenities

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Balcony 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Climate control 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Minibar 
  • Turndown service 
  • Bidet 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Desk 
  • In-room safe 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Rainfall showerhead 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Almofariz - Fine-dining restaurant. Buffet and a la carte menu. Portuguese, Italian, international dishes. Ocean-view terrace seating in summer; air-conditioned dining room. Dress code: No jeans, shorts, athletic shoes at dinner. Serves breakfast and dinner.

Harina Restaurant - Intimate Moroccan restaurant open for dinner only. Dress code: No jeans, shorts, athletic shoes.

Oceaneo Restaurant & Bar - Casual spot open mid-morning until evening for sandwiches, salads, burgers, fish, pasta, omelets, desserts, espresso, cocktails. Blue-suede banquettes. Poolside shaded tables.

Dom Henrique Bar - Spacious bar/lounge with wooden dance floor. Live music nightly. Outdoor lawn seating in summer.

Pool Bar - Open in summer for tropical drinks.

Nearby Things to Do

The hotel has two heated, freeform, saltwater pools: one outdoors and the other inside a two-story glass-walled pavilion. The outdoor pool is 50 meters (164 feet) long; a toddlers' pool is adjacent. The indoor pool has a jetted area. A sauna, steam room, shower rooms, and outdoor plunge pool are adjacent. This area also includes an ocean-view fitness center with cardio machines and Universal gym. Other recreational facilities include seven tennis courts, a golf driving range, and miniature golf (surcharges for all).

Accessible by a 200-meter (219-yard) paved path and elevators, the beach below the hotel is known for its three ochre rock formations (Três Irmāos, or Three Brothers), about 150 meters (55 yards) offshore. Ochre bluffs mark the eastern end of the beach, which is part of 3-km (1.75-miles) Alvor Beach.

In summer, independent operators on the beach offer personal watercraft, parasailing, windsurfing, and other aquatic activities. The hotel arranges fishing trips (surcharge) and rents bicycles. An independently operated 18-hole par-3 golf course is 200 meters (219 yards) from the hotel.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Skydiving nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Aerobics on site 
  • Bicycle rentals on site 
  • Golf driving range on site 
  • Golf lessons on site 
  • Playground on site 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site 

Spa Services

  • Sports massage 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Massages 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: EUR 3 per hour (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: EUR 4 per hour (rates may vary)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Alvor Praia Beach Hotel
  • Hotel Alvor Praia Beach
  • Pestana Alvor Praia Beach Hotel Portimao
  • Pestana Alvor Praia Beach Portimao
  • Pestana Praia Beach Hotel
  • Pestana Alvor Praia Beach Hotel
  • Pestana Alvor Praia Beach

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Travelife, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.
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