Ratings based on 93 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.2 out of 5
91% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler

Penina hotel and golf resort.

Posted Dec 28, 2015
Pros: Staff most helpful and rooms always clean.
Cons: The hotel facilities for non golfers need to improve for out of season visiters, why no indoor swimming pool, the outdoor is great but not open at Chr
Location: Eat in Alvor by the harbour for the freshest fish, they is a vineyard within 1Km with good tastings.
The hotel needs something for non-golfers, little to offer if you do not play golf. The Championship course is a "minefield" of open ditches and poor lies and needs a complete revamp. Stay at the hotel and play your golf elsewhere or just go to Quinta de Largo and enjoy the best of golf. The hotel and rooms are fine, with the staff even better, bar and food prices on the high side of expensive, the best value is to be had in Alvor and or Portimao.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 6, 2016 by sduarte, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, We thank you for your recent stay at our Resort, and for sharing your experience of an overall enjoyable holiday. It is a great pleasure to read your comments about the staff helpfulness and the cleanliness of the rooms. We regret to see that the golf course was not as you had expected, and we have shared your comments with our Greenkeeper. Our teams hope to welcome you again in the near future. Kind regards Guest Relations
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Getaway With Friends
by Ann from Fermanagh

No way a 5 star

Posted Oct 13, 2015 on Hotels
Not impressed by the standard of this hotel or the management's idea of 5 star service. In a twin room, two sachets of coffee, tea and sugar per day; extra incurs a charge of 1 euro per two sachets. No bottled water, fruit or biscuits. Spa very shabby and the floor was dirty. Dressing gown provided but no slippers. Breakfast buffet was ordinary and apart from tea or coffee Waiter service for eg poached eggs was poor. Food arrived stone cold. Lovely setting and many staff work hard. 5 mattresses for the plentiful sunbeds which caused some hassle for the staff.The grounds were beautifully kept and plenty of comfortable sitting areas.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 26, 2015 by GR, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for taking the time and trouble to share your comments, after your recent stay. The various topics you have raised were forwarded to the Management team, as we value the feedback from our guests, and it gives us a chance to identify any possible flaws and it is indeed an opportunity to improve or enhance our services. We are pleased to inform you that we have now removed from all the rooms the card informing about the 1 euro charge for additional consumptions of coffee or tea. Look forward to greeting you again in the near future. In the meantime, our teams remain at your service for any assistance. Kind regards, Guest Relations
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from lancashire,UK

Great for golf!

Posted Sep 26, 2015
Some ups and some downs, expected better following my last visit.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Good hotel for many activities.

Posted Sep 23, 2015
Pros: Staff very friendly and helpful.
Cons: Good hotel, but tired inside. Needs some renovation.
Location: Plenty to do but you need a car as the hotel only provides free transportation to and from the beach.
The hotel is in need of upgrading. Some rooms are very small compared to other 5* hotels we've stayed in over the years. The staff are excellent and very accommodating. Good place for golf, swimming (great pool) and the beach.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 23, 2015 by sduarte, Hotel Management
Thank you for sharing your positive feedback about Penina, the friendly, helpful staff, and activities such as the golf, the large pool and the beach club. We are glad to read that despite the need for some renovation, the services and facilities were accommodating. Hope to greet you again soon.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Kent

Always reassuring to re-visit Penina...

Posted Sep 21, 2015
Pros: The good things stay good and the very few not so good things are changed with minimum fuss
Cons: Water/music/screen in the gymn
Location: Handily placed for good food in Lagos, Alvor and Prais De Rocha, all only a short Taxi ride away
The staff, the space, the pool, the cleanliness, the welcome, the food, the weather (90% of the time), the peace and the quiet...always guaranteed at Penina
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 23, 2015 by sduarte, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, We are happy to read that you always enjoy your holidays at Penina, where the staff and services are up to your expectations. We are looking forward to greeting you again soon. Kind regards, Guest Relations
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Harrogate, UK

Golfing hotel close sights, drinking and eating.

Posted Sep 16, 2015
Pros: Relaxed and generally quiet rooms. Open spaces. Well staffed. Always plenty car parking. Proximity to town and good beaches. Friendly.
Cons: The GARDEN at breakfast. Service. Slow. Seemingly unaware the desires of diners. Simple things. Knives. Serviettes. Tea or coffee.
Location: 6 kilometres to centre Alvor. The golf course/grounds look impressive. Nice location. Two minutes the main motorway to Faro/Lisbon.
On occasion during the day a tad noisy with large groups of golfers at this time year, I'm one myself, a golfer, but not on this occasion. Breakfast in the garden disappointed since staff were unawares of diners needs. Cutlery. Serviettes. Drinks? Better sit inside the restaurant where the excellent Fernando will look after you. The rooms are very clean and well stocked but storage/wardrobe space is limited. Front desk, bars etc all very well staffed and taxis at 8/9 euros to centre Alvor and its many bars and restaurants or 11 euros to the lovely Alvor beach. We'd certainly go again. And best of all, it's barely 3 1/2 kilometers, just after Portimao Airport on left, to our favourite local cafe, Taberna A Mula Cheia. Try their daily specials. The place is full of locals and discerning visitors. Closed Mondays.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 23, 2015 by sduarte, Hotel Management
Thank you for your review describing a relaxed stay, and the attentive service from Fernando. We regret to read that there was somtimes delay at breakfast. We sincerely hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back. Kind regards, Guest Relations
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from algeciras

precio no corresponde a hotel 5 estrellas

Posted Sep 16, 2015
Pros: campos de golf y piscina
Cons: todo
Location: en medio de la nada se necesita transporte
aunque las habitaciones del hotel han sido remodeladas, pertenecen al concepto de hotel de hace 60 anhos, las habitaciones son tan pequenhas que para abrir alguna de las puertas del armario hay que mover la mesilla de noche, entre la repisa que se encuentra a los pies de la cama y la cama hay 35 cms, hay casi que pasar de lado. es un regreso en el tiempo, el mobiliario es de los anhos 50 y solo es nuevo en las habitaciones y en el jardin. al llegar nos quedamos sorprendidos con la habitacion, ademas de ser de pension por lo pequenha que era, el balcon se le caia la pintura en techo y paredes, estba sucio el banho con pelos en el lavabo cosa que despues de 5 dias alli no nos estranho ya que dejamos un papel en el suelo del banho y ahi se quedo desde que llegamos hasta que nos fuimos, pasaban la fregona pero el papel ni lo movian ademas de ni limpiar el inodoro o la encimera del lavabo. el primer dia y debido a las quejas nos cambiaron de una habitacion de cama de matrimonio a una de dos camas pero eran lo mismo, muy muy pequenhas para un 5 estrellas y la limpieza un desatre, la gobernanta no hace un buen trabajo es subestandar para este clase de hotel. en fin por precio y por instalaciones no lo recomiendo de ninguna manera. eso si los campos de golf y las piscina muy bien, el club de playa bien, lo usamos pero las toallas casi transparentes de lo usadas que estaban, subsestandar para 5 estrellas. Por supuesto todo esta con fotos por si se les ocurre resp que falto la verdad
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler

Hotel muy recomendable

Posted Sep 13, 2015 on Hotels
El trato muy bueno, el hotel impecable, los jardines muy cuidados, la habitación muy amplia y comoda
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Sep 10, 2015
hotel confortable. paraiso para golfistas. Buen trato del personal. Las habitaciones son amplias y en general es el lugar ideal para desconectar y relajarse.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Jan from Devon

Oasis of calm and tranquility. Wonderful.

Posted Sep 6, 2015 on Hotels
The Penina is an oasis of tranquility ideal for relaxing. Alvor, a wonderfully unspoilt fishing village, with its many restaurants is a few minutes drive away and the hotels shuttle bus can take you there if you don't have a hire car. The pool area is wonderful, breakfast great. Is just special.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 14, 2015 by GR, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your review describing a wonderful stay, and an oasis of calm and tranquillity. Our objective is the satisfaction of our guests, and it is a great pleasure to read that your holiday with us was a great experience. It is most motivating to read that this was special, and we sincerely hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back. Kind regards, Guest Relations