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
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).
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
Excellent hotel, staff absolutely superb, special mention for room maid, so helpful and polite.
Brilliant breakfasts, especially our omelette chef, she was great!!
Excellent views out to sea and down to Alvor, we will return!!
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
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
Travelled to this hotel the first week of July 2014 with my friend. Hotel is lovely and clean. We had a twin bed pool view room on the 5Th floor. Food in the restaurant is very nice and all is edible for all inclusive. Bubbly is also available for breakfast. Beach is just a short stroll down from the pool which is very clean. The hotel provide pool towels. Alvor town can be accessed by walking down one road or along the beach approximately a 30 minute walk - great bars, restaurants and tourist shops.
Entertainment isn't all that great, but we make our own.
Receptionist were very accommodating, especially on check out as our flight wasn't until the evening.
I will be definitely returning back to this hotel.
Hayley from Surrey
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.
Are you planning a relaxing holiday in Algarve ? Looking for a welcoming Lagoa, Portugal, accommodation ? Pestana Golf …More