This place gives you stylish rooms, a couple of pools and a spa. And it’s right by a sandy beach.
Pestana Dom Joao II is just a stone’s throw from the soft sands of Praia d’Alvor. It’s also only a 10-minute walk to the town’s main square, where you’ll find plenty of restaurants and bars.
Inside, rooms are ultra-modern – think neutral décor and rainfall showers in the bathrooms. They all come with a balcony or terrace. Plus, some have a sea view so they’re perfect for watching sunsets. This hotel is part of the Skytours range until April 2017.
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Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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A saltwater pool with sunbeds, parasols and towels.
This place offers a buffet breakfast, snacks throughout the day and a choice of buffet or à la carte evening meals. Little ones haven't been forgotten with their own children's menu. If you'd like to have an earlier meal, just ask.
The decked terrace provides ample seating to indulge in an ice-cream or snack overlooking the beach. Open during high season.
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twin room with garden view and balcony
These contemporary twin rooms come with a garden-view balcony for that added outdoor space. They have an extra bed. Plus you'll also find air-conditioning, and a TV included.
double room with sea view and balcony
These contemporary double rooms come with a balcony that overlooks the ocean. They have an extra bed. Plus you'll also find air-conditioning, and a TV included.
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Great hotel friendly staff but !!!!!!
Back at the Pestana Dom Joao II again this year for golf in Portugal. Great place to be centred for golf in Portugal. Now here is my problem! I'm here at the moment and as a G&T drinker I find that the hotel has decided to dispense with small bottles of tonic and replace it with larger Schweppes bottle which is effectively a dash but are charging for the full tonic and gin. As any gin drinker knows the more expensive gins require a better standard of tonic but at least I was getting a tonic in a bottle rather then a flat dash of Schweppes tonic. Not good. Not the staff issue all great people. Maybe Portugal is out of the dark ages of the last ten years and now it's all about the profit. Maybe Spain for golf next year!!!!More
Edward W, 186604
Early Season Golfing trip to Portugal
Been to this Hotel many times now and it never disappoints. Perfect for the golf courses we love to play which are owned by the Pestana Group. The rooms are great and the staff are friendly. Good pool and access to a wonderful beach. Ten minutes walk into Alvor which is a lovely fishing village with plenty of restaurants and bars. We will certainly return.More
we stayed 5 nights in april for a short break
very good hotel in a great location right on the beach with a lovely pool area and gardens to lye around. the rooms are well kept, cleaned every day. breakfast was good you would definitely find something to your liking from hot food to fruit and yogurt. we spent most of our time on the beach which is beautiful and beside the hotel there are lots of bars/restaurants along the beach/boardwalk which leads into town. Alvor is a lovely town with a great variety of restaurants I would definitely recommend this hotel. I read reports about the bar staff not being friendly and I have to agree with them no one could even sit around the bar because of the bad attitude.More
Matt K, 186484
Requires some TLC
As a base for a golf trip it was excellent with clean , spacious rooms and comfortable beds. However the communal areas require sprucing up and the breakfast food,although plentiful was a bit mixed in terms of quality. Alvor as a centre was excellent with a great choice of restaurants and bars within reasonable walking distance.More
Loved Alvor, but probably wouldn't choose this hotel again
I tried to amend my (fully amendable) reservation before arrival but the central reservations were absolutely useless so I left it as it was. We stayed 6 nights in April. Arrived at 2:30 but our room wasn't available until 3:20 and we were left waiting in reception without any offer of a drink to pass the time, so didn't create a good first impression. No problems with the room when we did get in, it was clean, spacious, decent bedroom. Be aware that land view rooms are all car park view rooms, but we don't spend a lot of time in the room so that didn't bother us. The sea view was really great, but quite a bit more expensive for these rooms. The location was fabulous, right next to a beautiful beach, and the boardwalk into Alvor. Be aware if you walk back along the boardwalk at night the gates to the hotel are padlocked after around 9:30 and we ended up having to climb over a fence to get back into the hotel!! The gardens were pleasant and always sun loungers available, the free mini golf was a bonus too. However, we didn't like the pool area, it was like a 1970s public swimming pool, and not a pleasant place to relax, we ended up hiring loungers on the beach for â¬10 per day. As other reviews have mentioned it did look a bit grubby too. We didn't enjoy breakfast at all. It was so busy, ran out of cups several times, the omelettes were nice but there was only 1 omelette pan, so the queue was horrendous and the other hot food options did not look appetising, they had smiley faces 2 days as the potato option!! Fruit was nice enough, but the fruit juice was that terrible watered down stuff, and 1 day the machine broke so only water was coming out. Another day the toaster broke, so nobody could have toast. Restaurant and bar areas generally are very dated. The lifts are ancient, very small and slow, so we used the stairs often, as did many other people, maybe for this reason the carpets were extremely worn! It was all just a bit tatty, and even though we had a good rate of â¬68 per night, I wouldn't choose to stay here again, it's just not my type of place. Would certainly return to Alvor though, and we still had a great holiday, it's just definitely more of a 3 star standard than a 4 star.More
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