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Pestana Dom Joao II
Ranked #6 of 24 Hotels in Alvor
Certificate of Excellence
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11 reviews
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“Great first time experience”
Reviewed 19 February 2012

This Pestana hotel far exceeded our expectations and made our holiday memorable. The service was excellent along with very obliging staff at all times. The location was perfect with the town of Alvor only 7mns away. We had a great stay at this 4 star hotel.

Room Tip: Sea view gets full sun.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 February 2012

Stayed at this Pestana hotel in early Feb 2012 with a sea view room. The bedroom is typical Pestana style with a 'voyeur' window between bedroom and bathroom. There is a curtain which will allow modesty so not a major concern, but a little disarming on arrival.
The sea view with a balcony is a must, as the alternative is a view over the car park and road, never getting the sun.
At this time of year the hotel is full of male golfers who flock to breakfast and then vanish until the following morning unless ttey have spent the night on the tiles, when noise can be a problem. Woken at 3.50am and complained to the management who did not want to know. Sadly the golfers were English! Food is repetitive and always served with chips. Staff seem fed up and do not make a great effort except for the odd occasion. However final account was a surprise and generally the hotel is good value for money.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Veenendaal, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 12 February 2012

In 2011 we visited Pestana Dom Joao for the first time. The experience of th hospitality and excellent service was for us a motif to come back in 2012. The first impression has been confirmed on our last trip. We enjoyed our stay in the Hotel and noticed that an improvement has been made with the route along the beach to reach the village of Alvor.

Room Tip: Rooms seaview are recomended to view sunset.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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arcos de valdevez
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Reviewed 11 February 2012

a relaxing stay while the insides are opiscina with cold water and the coffee is not good quality. In fact it was the worst coffee to be soluble. For the rest ... the staff ... friendly and helpful especially the reception

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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St Albans, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 February 2012

A group of eight of us stayed at this hotel in late January,we stayed on a half board basis,which was a good idea as breakfast and dinn er were ample and varied,our only concern with this was the clearing away of dirty plates led to waiting for a table.The rooms were very clean and tidy with ample clothes storage.Our only other gripe was the very slow service at the bar especialy if you are behind a group of 36 other golfers,the drinks were the usual outrageous pices ie £4.50 small beer,large wine£8.50,just along the road there is a bowling alley whose drinks are far cheaper lovely hotel,fantastic beaches and views ,

Room Tip: all rooms quiet,sea views best
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Pestana Dom Joao II
Address: Marginal de Alvor s/n, Alvor, Portimao 8500-021, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Portimao > Alvor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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 Luxury Hotel in Alvor
#5 Family Hotel in Alvor
Price range (per night): $75 - $665
Hotel Class:4 star — Pestana Dom Joao II 4*
Number of rooms: 384
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