Pestana Dom João II
What We Love
- A stunning four-star beachfront resort on Portugal's southern coast, with breakfastGrabbing a drink at the bar and enjoying the nightly live music
- Lounging by the salt-water pool or walking a few steps to the beach
- Booking an indulgent treatment at the spa or a relaxing round of golf
What To Know
- If you're going for a Sea View room skip those on the first floor
- The hotel is a 15-minute walk from town
- Free WiFi is hit or miss
If you’re looking for a stylish sand-and-sea combo with a fair few tee times thrown in, this beach and golf resort delivers. But what’s so special about this four-star property comes largely down to its location in the picturesque fishing village of Alvor. You’ll be right on the Algarve’s western coast, just a stone’s throw from the sugar-soft golden sands and Atlantic waters of Praia d’Alvor.
An upscale vibe is apparent throughout, but most obvious in the stylish guest rooms. All tempt with colourful on-trend décor, statement-making feature walls, and furnished balconies. On the dining front, there’s a lovely restaurant for Portuguese and international cuisine, plus a few laid-back bars for day-to-night eats and treats.
Elsewhere, you’ll find an outdoor pool, heavenly spa, well-equipped gym, tennis courts and enough on- and off-site activities to keep you busy from dawn till dusk. The choice of five golf courses isn’t bad either. Pestana Dom João II bagged a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
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Beach side hotel, lovely breakfast terrace with seawiew. Very nice staff, helpful and professional. Spent a week in November with sunshine. Evening buffet tropical, is a must. Mr Schmidt is very helpful.
Will cone back
A good hotel in an excellent location right next to the beach, but is looking a little tired and in need of some updating and refurbishment. The reception staff are very helpful and pleasant and the hotel and rooms are very clean.
The hotel is fabulous with lovely amenities. The pool is huge with a fine poolside bar fronting a gym/spa. The breakfast had everything you could want. The location right next to the beach and a 10 to 15 minute walk to town. The villas were fine but i thought the hotel rooms were a bit small but quite adequate. I think a 4 star hotel should have at least a coffee/tea making facility.It did have a mini fridge but that was all.