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Pestana Alvor Praia Beach and Golf Hotel, Alvor

Praia dos Tres Irmaos Alvor 8501-904 - Map
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Pestana Alvor Praia Beach and Golf Hotel Overview

Pestana Alvor Praia is at the top of the list when it comes to hotels in Algarve, for its quality, refinement and comfort, unique both at national and international level.

 

On top of a cliff overlooking the Três Irmãos beach, this hotel in Alvor is equipped with modern commodities, surrounded with extensive landscape gardens, and has a direct elevator to one of the best beaches in Algarve, with white sands, quiet and clear waters. Guests may choose between the open air salt water pool, or the inner pool, the sauna, the Turkish bath, a massage in the wellness center or enjoying one of the 7 tennis courts and 8 golf courses, available in a 15 km radius.

 

Pestana Alvor Praia offers 195 rooms, including suites, well decorated and comfortable, with most balconies private, and enjoying dazzling views to the ocean. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning and satellite TV.

 

At the Almofariz restaurant, you will find typically Portuguese and Mediterranean cuisine, as well as a great variety of theme buffets. The Restaurant has a fantastic view overlooking the garden, which is perfect for the whole family Grilled dishes and international meals can be enjoyed by the pool, followed by a drink at the pool bar.

 

Equipped with the most modern facilities, Pestana Alvor Praia, 5 stars resort in Alvor, is surrounded by 4,5 hectares of green land and is ideal for rest and leisure, offering customers unforgettable moments in a lush environment, perfect for relaxation and rest.

 

With a privileged location overlooking Três Irmãos beach, this hotel in Alvor is located at 1 km from the picturesque Vila do Alvor and its countless commercial and entertainment areas, 5 km from Portimão and 74 km from Faro International Airport.

Pestana Alvor Praia Beach and Golf Hotel Overview

Pestana Alvor Praia is at the top of the list when it comes to hotels in Algarve, for its quality, refinement and comfort, unique both at national and international level.

 

On top of a cliff overlooking the Três Irmãos beach, this hotel in Alvor is equipped with modern commodities, surrounded with extensive landscape gardens, and has a direct elevator to one of the best beaches in Algarve, with white sands, quiet and clear waters. Guests may choose between the open air salt water pool, or the inner pool, the sauna, the Turkish bath, a massage in the wellness center or enjoying one of the 7 tennis courts and 8 golf courses, available in a 15 km radius.

 

Pestana Alvor Praia offers 195 rooms, including suites, well decorated and comfortable, with most balconies private, and enjoying dazzling views to the ocean. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning and satellite TV.

 

At the Almofariz restaurant, you will find typically Portuguese and Mediterranean cuisine, as well as a great variety of theme buffets. The Restaurant has a fantastic view overlooking the garden, which is perfect for the whole family Grilled dishes and international meals can be enjoyed by the pool, followed by a drink at the pool bar.

 

Equipped with the most modern facilities, Pestana Alvor Praia, 5 stars resort in Alvor, is surrounded by 4,5 hectares of green land and is ideal for rest and leisure, offering customers unforgettable moments in a lush environment, perfect for relaxation and rest.

 

With a privileged location overlooking Três Irmãos beach, this hotel in Alvor is located at 1 km from the picturesque Vila do Alvor and its countless commercial and entertainment areas, 5 km from Portimão and 74 km from Faro International Airport.


Our customers think this is great for...

90%

Close to the beach

80%

Quiet

66%

Great service


Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • ATM/banking
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Ballroom(s)
  • Banquet facilities
  • Bar/lounge
  • Beauty services
  • Breakfast service
  • Business services
  • Check-in time starts 3:00 PM
  • Check-out by noon
  • Children's club
  • Complimentary newspapers in lobby
  • Concierge services
  • Conference center
  • Currency exchange
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Elevator/lift
  • Event catering
  • Exhibit space
  • Fitness facilities
  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking (limited spaces)
  • Free parking nearby
  • Free parking on site
  • Full-service spa
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Golf course on site
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Hair salon
  • Health club
  • Internet access - wireless
  • JCB International
  • Laundry facilities
  • Massage
  • Medical assistance available
  • Multilingual staff
  • Multiple large conference rooms
  • Multiple small meeting rooms
  • Number of floors 7
  • Number of meeting/conference rooms 8
  • One meeting/conference room
  • On-site car rental
  • On-site medical assistance available
  • Outdoor tennis courts
  • Parking garage
  • Patio
  • Pets not allowed
  • Photocopy machines
  • Pool table
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurant(s) in hotel
  • Room service
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Sauna
  • Security guard
  • Self-parking
  • Shoe shine
  • Smoke-free property
  • Spa on site
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
  • Suitable for children
  • Swimming pool - children's
  • Swimming pool - indoor
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Swimming pool - outdoor seasonal
  • Tennis on site
  • Terrace
  • Total number of rooms 195
  • Tour assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wireless (high-speed) Internet access - surcharge

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Balcony
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub only
  • Bidet
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Cable/satellite television channels
  • Climate control
  • Clock radio
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Cribs/infant beds available on request
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Desk
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Electronic/magnetic keys
  • Garden view
  • Hair dryer
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Handheld showerhead
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • In-room safe
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Makeup/shaving mirror
  • Minibar
  • Non-smoking only
  • Phone
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Rollaway beds available on request
  • Satellite television service
  • Sea view
  • Shower only
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Slippers
  • Television
  • Turndown service
  • Wake-up calls
  • Window opens

Customer Reviews

7/10 Good Based on 29 Customer Reviews

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10/10 Amazing

15 August 2017

Simply the best

I recommend all you folks that visited in 2014/15 to go visit again, I go to this hotel 3 times a year it's had a complete refurb. I have used Alvor praia since 2008 wouldn't go any where else excellent staff and jaw dropping views it a must visit

The best thing about my stay was...

We love Alvor
8/10 Great

05 October 2015

Lovely Lovely 2 Weeks

Our best holiday in years. Top class hotel ,very friendly staff restaurant, bar,reception,pool,and room staff all excellent, lovely breakfast, great pool area and lifts down to BEACH.

The best thing about my stay was...

Location, Pool area and Beach +Peaceful
4/10 Average

18 September 2015

Good but not Great

Stayed here for 11 days got a good rate from Alpharooms Superior Room on BB asked for Sea View and on 4th or 5th floor (6 floorsat Hotel) got Sea View on 5th floor with great Sea View. Hotel is in need of Refrub due Nov this year Bathrooms good size but are in need of updating. Food good although at the evening meal it did seem very samey ate here five times so it wasn't that bad. Hotel pool is large salt water kept clean and cold but once your in your OK Lift down to the beach is a nice touch but you can always take the steps down just over 100 and get the lift back some sunbeds on beach are for hotel guests only,Restaraunts on beach near hotel are good but you do need to book not enough to do around the hotel you need to go into Alvor but for Sixty somethings other than more restaraunts and bars theres not much else to do, I did find Alvor quiet hilly and if you venture out of the hotel on foot again it's not the easiet of walks, unless you walk alon.g the beach. Just one last thing it would help if the staff here smiled a bit more reception was good Bar staff excellent but the waiters were a miserable bunch may be some are losing their jobs while the Refrub is taking?

The best thing about my stay was...

Great Sea views
2/10 Okay

18 October 2014

Uuuugh

Do not go here unless you are over 65! Very dated stained furnishings everywhere, some of the carpet might even have been alive! Some unusual and unpleasant smells around and about the place. This hotel goes to show what little stars ratings actually mean, who would have thought this could be 5 star? The air conditioning barely worked and we stayed in October, fortunately we were able to open the window which would do no good in midsummer. We booked based on the reviews but don't expect luxury, expect dated, dilapidated, gloomy, and a nice room only if you complain enough.

The best thing about my stay was...

Upgraded to a room with a lovely view as the first room was stained, and bed ripped, sadly despite this we still left after 2 nights (we booked 4) as the ambience of the hotel was so depressing.
10/10 Amazing

31 August 2014

Nolan

Truly an amazing location right on the beach fantastic salt water large outside pool also an indoor pool hotel had fantastic amenities very friendly helpful staff we had a wonderful time Nolans Dublin Ireland

The best thing about my stay was...

Every part of it
10/10 Amazing

05 October 2013

Excellent

Would highly recommend this hotel, great access to beach and hotel pool. Views amazing. Service fantastic. Breakfast was exceptional, chef available to make pancakes and lovely egg choices e.g fried, scrambled, omelette. Rooms clean and serviced every day. Short walk to alvor appox 15 mins or taxi 3-4 euro. We will be back to this hotel, wel deserves 5stars. Reception staff extremely helpful and friendly

The best thing about my stay was...

Everything
10/10 Amazing

23 September 2013

weekofrelaxation

couldnt fault anything from booking process to stay

The best thing about my stay was...

relaxing
8/10 Great

21 July 2013

A fantastic location and wonderful views

Great breakfast - best I've ever experienced. Excellent service and magnificent views over pool and beach. Super access to the stunning beach - beautiful and sandy. Alvor is a family orientated fishing village with many restaurants bars and shops nestled amongst the cobbled streets. Hotel is 15 mins walk and plenty of taxis back home. Excellent beach bar for day and night - food is amazing - you need to book for evening. Only complaint - bar is way too expensive!!!

The best thing about my stay was...

Location to Alvor and beach.
6/10 Good

19 May 2012

great location

Very quiet hotel, a bit old fashioned in parts, drinks and food bar expensive in hotel, but very clean, great breakfast. great location, free beach and pool towels, free sunbeds, good beach bars for day and night, taxi into town reasonable 3-5 euros plenty of nice restaraunts in the old and quite hilly cobbled street town . enjoyed our stay, would definately return again for the location.

The best thing about my stay was...

location, views from seaview balcony
10/10 Amazing

19 April 2012

we had a fantastic time at the alvor praia beach hotel

the hotel was fantastic it was the second time we stayed there and we will be back again

The best thing about my stay was...

everything the room the food the staff were brill and friendly we loved it
8/10 Great

06 April 2012

Had a nice time in hotel with very friendly staff.

Had a superior sea view room & had some great vies from the balcony.

The best thing about my stay was...

The staff in bar & restraunts were very good & friendly.
8/10 Great

22 November 2011

OK But a bit tired

A bot fat from town, facilities need updating

The best thing about my stay was...

Breakfast by the pool
10/10 Amazing

18 November 2011

Great spotC

had a great stay at the hotel.. Staff fantastic, beautiful place planing to go back next year...

10/10 Amazing

16 October 2011

Ideal, quality hotel.Superb position great facilities. Top rate staff.

We stayed in this hotel 4 years ago, and went back because we liked it so much. Everything that was great about the hotel then, is equally great now. The service is wonderful, the staff all very helpful, friendly and efficient. The position of the hotel on the beach is second to none with sun beds and parasols, alternatively the pool area is huge with great views and loads of room for relaxing in the sun. The gardens are beautifully kept and the standards of cleanliness in the grounds and in the well appointed bedrooms superb. The buffet breakfasts are to die for, and the grand piano accompaniment just makes the whole experience so special. Real quality throughout.

The best thing about my stay was...

All of it!
10/10 Amazing

17 September 2011

RELAXING HOLIDAY

LOVELY HOTEL STAFF VERY HELPFULL AND FRIENDLY. LOVELY ROOM WITH SEA VIEW AND COMFORTABLE BEDS. WE WERE ON BED AND BREAKFAST ,THE BREAKFAST WAS FIRST CLASS . THE ONLY THING WE DID NOT LIKE WAS THE PRICE OF DRINKS IN THE HOTEL BARS .

The best thing about my stay was...

THE AREA WHERE HOTEL IS SITUATED IS BREATHTAKING.
8/10 Great

17 September 2011

Weeks break in Alvor

Fab.location but hotel not 5 star.Rooms need facelift.Breakfast also not 5 star quality.

The best thing about my stay was...

Very good restaurant on beach.Atlantica restaurant.
6/10 Good

20 August 2011

5 star views, 5 star staff but not a 5 star hotel

We have stayed at the Alvor Praia a few times but the hotel is now really in need of attention. The staff are really good and the location/views are fantastic BUT the hotel is no way 5 star - Clearly it is trading from days gone past. I do get the feeling the staff know this and are really trying hard to cover up the cracks. They have started doing sensible meal deals in the evening but you wont be getting drunk, the bar prices are almost double of everywhere in Alvor which keeps the hotel to its residents but is also a bit stiff! The beech is great with a few beech restaurants that all seem friendly enough. The location and views are fantastic. We like staying in Alvor but I wish the Pestana group would spend some money on this hotel - overall I struggle to say it is good value for money.

The best thing about my stay was...

The staff are lovely and really helpful, Alvor is nice....
6/10 Good

18 August 2011

Not a 5 star hotel!

We enjoyed our 2 week visit to Alvor but were disappointed with the quality of the hotel. On arrival we were checked into a garden suite on the ground floor. A dreadful smell permeated throughout the room and it was nauseating. We were facing onto the side services entrance with a tiny balcony which was filthy. We requested a change of room immediately but we were informed by a very unfriendly receptionist that a suite wouldn,t be available for a week We complained the following morning at reception. Eventually we were upgraded to a superior sea view suite. This was a huge improvement. However the AC didn,t to be working to the maximum capacity.We spoke with other guests who had problems with the smell on the same floor level. Otherwise the hotel is in a fantastic location for the beach with lift access. The breakfast was of high quality with the pianist playing in the background! There were plenty of lounge beds available by the pool. Entertainment was poor particularly for the kids. The cost of water at the pool bar was expensive.(€5.00 for a litre) The cleaning services was of a very high standard.

The best thing about my stay was...

Proximity to the beach
10/10 Amazing

16 April 2011

Wonderful Hotel, from the front looks ordinary, but onnce you step through to the back..WOW.

Lovely modern, warm hotel. Friendly staff and priceless access to the beach. My 3rd time staying and I am looking fwd to returning. My only complaint is the poor coffee available at breakfast. minor complaint.

The best thing about my stay was...

relaxing in the evening on the veranda with a cool beer with a view of the sea.
6/10 Good

11 October 2010

nice hotel but not 5 star

An excellent position, comfortable and good service. A very good 4 star hotel but not 5 star as claimed. The buffet is good but limited, and prices for snacks, tea etc are excessive. The a la carte menu was not available within the price paid for half board. Overall impression is a hotel in wonderful position which could be a 5 star hotel with more investment and more active management.

The best thing about my stay was...

position of hotel

Additional information

The Pestana Alvor Praia Beach and Golf Hotel was previously known as Pestana Alvor Praia.

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