Ocean views, easy beach access and 5 local golf courses make this towering hotel hard to beat on the location front.
With 5 18-hole courses nearby, the Pestana Delfim is a haven for golfers. But it’s also in a great spot for beach lovers, with the golden sands of Três Irmãos beach just a 5-minute walk away.
This 16-storey complex has an outdoor saltwater pool and claims some of the best ocean views on the Algarve. The picturesque fishing village of Alvor is only 15 minutes away on foot.
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Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Selected local-brand alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Snacks at set times.
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The saltwater pool has sunbeds, parasols, towels and shower areas.
Atlantic Garden buffet restaurant
Offers buffet meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Ice-cream from 12pm and drinks 'til midnight.
You'll have access to the 5 golf courses of Pestana Golf in Algarve. Gramacho Pestana Golf Resort, Vale da Pinta Pestana Golf Resort, Silves Golf Pestana Golf Resort and Alto Golf Pestana Golf Resort, all of them with 18 holes.
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double room with sea view and balcony
These sea-view double rooms are styled in warm tones with splashes of colour. Features include air-conditioning and satellite TV. You’ll also have a balcony.
twin room with sea view and balcony
These sea-view twin rooms are styled in warm tones with splashes of colour. Features include air-conditioning and satellite TV. You’ll also have a balcony. These rooms sleep up to 4.
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Come on Pestana give this hotel a refurb
I have stayed at this hotel on three occasions and would dearly like to see it updated. The staff are fabulous and the location is great. Always found something I liked to eat not a massive selection but good enough. The hotel just needs some money investing in it to update as very tired.More
Hotel Adequate Location Superbe
I stayed at this hotel in early October, the location is superb, a 5 min walk down to the beach, to the right is a long stretch of sand up to the estuary mouth, there is also a boardwalk which leads to the town. To the left, a short walk to a series of small coves, some linked by caves and steps leading to the cliff tops from which the views are amazing. There are many small bars and cafes along the boardwalk. The hotel is adequate, all staff I encountered were extremely pleasant and helpful however I would not class it as 4 star, the decor is tired, the towels wafer thin, Several of the loungers around the pool were on their last legs, not a major problem to me as I was out exploring the region on most days. The food was reasonable but breakfasts and desserts lacked imagination. The majority of the clientele appeared to be on golfing package holidays as the chain own a number of golf courses, whilst I enjoyed the location I doubt that I would return to the Delfim. The local town Alvor and its surrounds can be explored in a day, the regional capital Portimao appeared shut when I visited however it was a Saturday, in comparison the other large town, Lagos was a large cosmopolitan bustling commercial, tourist centre with a large harbour and marina and typical narrow mediteranean streets and squares, lined with small bars and cafes, definitely worth a return visit.More
Wes D, 187069
I have visited this hotel 5 times in total, once each year, half board. The staff are exceptional, they stood out for me, really impressed! The decor could do with an update, but it didn't ruin the experiences. The location was ideal!! I have just checked prices for the forthcoming year and I'm not sure we can afford to visit again. Approx Â£1,000 for two for a week is a lot for us. But honestly, this hotel is well worth visiting. An absolute favourite!More
J N, 186338
Dated, tired but good location
My wife and I stayed at the Pestana Delfim for a week in October The location of the hotel is very good, situated on a hill and within less than a five minues away from the exceptional boardwalk along the fabulous beach to the little fishing town of Alvor, crammed with shops and eateries. When we arrived we checked in straight away and given our room on the tenth floor. On entering we saw that that the room (with its balcony, two chairs and a table) was very clean even though the decor and furniture were looking very tired. I would surmise that the hotel was probably built in the 1980's. All the walls are quite freshly painted, but the carpets on some of the floor landings are quite stained as were some of the chairs in reception. Clean, fresh towels were provided every day and toiletries topped up.The bed was made and the clothes changed once during our stay. The mattress was firm and comfortable but the pillows were too old and soft. There was plenty of hanging space and drawers in the wardrobe for clothes and a safe, for which 2 euros a day was charged. Five lamps provided lighting but there was not any ceiling light. However as the week drew on we noticed that the washbasins were not always rinsed, taps not polished and the toilet not cleaned by the maid. Neither was the room vacuumed. On the other hand the maintenance team were most efficient responding to fix a bathroom light and a fault with the toilet straight away. Three meals a day, together with afternoon snacks were provided. The choice was quite poor and we felt that there was far too much use of frozen food: vegetables, sausages and even some fish, which were quite tasteless and that the cakes were commercially bought perhaps. One would have expected considering where we were that the sea food menu would have been more exciting than it was. Probably for this reason there were no line ups or waiting for a table. Breakfast was acceptable but some guests, even though they were all inclusive, prefered to go to Alvor for dinner. Tasteless local beer was available but only Seco, a fizzy Sangria and Red Wine were available on tap in the dining room. Unfortunately we went off the Sangria very quickly when my wife noticed two flies floating in her glass and I noticed three in mine! A very acceptable white wine was available at the Toucan Bar. Measures of spirits were very liberal but the 'cocktails' were all mixed before hand and poured from plastic containers kept in the fridge. They all appeared to be the same colour and did not taste good. There was plenty of various kinds of good coffee available as well as tea, but as one used water from the drinks the machine, the water was NOT boiling, and tea made with hot water, even when you have bought your own tea bags was not drinkable. Some of the bar staff doubled up as waiters in the dining room as well and one waitress was too efficient as your plate was whisked away almost before you had put your knife and fork down. It was coming to the end of the season and it was clear that the hotel did not carry a full complement of staff. The pool area needs more care and attention. The sun beds were clearly old and the covers needed replacing. Unfortunately they were also a mishmash of colours, different shades of blue and beige and white stripes. Sun umbrellas were scarce at the start of the holiday but toward the end disapeared completely! On making enquiries at the reception desk we were told that they were available from the towel house poolside. We have never experienced this before in any hotel! Added to which there was notice anywhere we could see informing guests of it. The supports for the umbrellas were also very worn, had been painted many times and needed so again. The 'Blue Lagoon Bar' in the centre of the pool was not used and looked abandoned. On inspection, tiles had fallen off in the seating area and everything looked ramshakle. The floor of the pool area had not been swept properly for some time judging from the many cigarette stumps in the cracks between the paying stones. Smoking was not a problem for non smokers but this could be that there were so few guests staying. Even though the hotel is non smoking with no ash trays in the balcony tables. But some of course smoked! Also be warned since there are so many trees and bushes surrounding the hotel, not only to check your sun bed before placing the towel down, and that one can be dive bombed! We did not see any activities taking part even though there were posters up informing guests of what was offered every day! If they were not available, why leave the signs up? Entertainment in the 'Piano Bar' varied greatly. Indeed the piano must have been 'virtual!' But the electric guiarist who performed one evening was very, very good. His voice may not have been the best but his guitar technique deserved highest praise. There were plenty of excursion leaflets in reception and one could book tours easily and efficiently. The hotel itself, together with other Pestana hotels laid on a complimenary bus every day to Portamao, but one had to book the day before. We were picked up by bus at 11.20 and dropped off, being told to be back there for 16.00 hours. Why the hotels not provide a street map of Portamao is unfortunate as we did manage to find one in the town. We both returned to the pick up point at 15.50, some o f the group were there already. By then it was cold and windy and NO bus came. We waited until 16.45 when one of the group found contacted the hotel and were told that the driver was there for 16.00 but left as there was nobody there! The 20 of us had to get taxis,(we shared with two other couples so the 9 euros was only trifling,) and on getting back to the hotel made enquiries. Firstly we were told that this had happened before. We demanded that further information was needed. After about 20 minutes we were told that the driver, who was not the usual one, had dropped us off in the WRONG location in the morning, and that another driver in the afternoon had gone to the RIGHT location. Even though that 20 people were missing he went back to the company offices straight away and left it at that. Since it was apparently NOT the first time an incident like this happened one should ask why the hotel is still employing this company? The hotel did offer to recompense the cost of the taxi, but since we did not have a receipt that would have been problematic. In any case as teh cost was so minimal between six of us... But if you are ever in a situation like this ask the taxi driver for a receipt on returning to the hotel. So what is the conclusion at the end of this review? This hotel definately does not deserve a four star rating. It needs upgrading and improving in many areas. Its location was the only reason we did not apply to be moved to another hotel. Granted it was the end of season, but we had paid for four star service and at least adequate service but did not receive it.More
Great base for a golfing break
Been to this hotel for several consecutive years now and always found it to be great value for money. The views from our room this year was fabulous and as usual the maid service was spot on, clean sheets, comfy beds and good size bathroom with shower, duel sinks, bath, toilet and bidet. We always use the all inclusive rate and although not branded spirits the taste was just the same, local beer and free bottled water every day to take out onto the beach or golf course. Plenty of food throughout the day with vegetarian and gluten free options and as it's Portugal the fish dishes were great! A large outdoor swimming pool, gym, tennis courts, putting green and small practice area for the sports minded guests, a short walk to a beautiful beach with a boardwalk all the way to Alvor village with its cafes, bars and fish restaurants. Already booked up for next year, can't wait!!More
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