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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
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A four-star resort just steps from the sand, with a sparkling pool and nightly live music at the bar

The Lowdown

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.

How to Get There

Pestana Dom João II
Marginal de Alvor s/n
Portimao, 8500-021 Portugal


4.0 Very Good 2281 Reviews
Beach Hotel
Reviewed 1 day ago

Very nice stay and good Breakfast as well, standard 4 Star Hotel, clean and good located but what we really will remember is Sinora Helena from Reception, outstanding service and kindness and absolutely fabulous - from A to Z amazingly caring - thank you so much for a great job !!!

Best experience!
Reviewed 3 days ago

Breakfast was excellent, plenty of choices, rooms are clean and the staff (all of them) make you feel like home. Beach is superb!
We couldn't bother to ask for more. Looking 4ward to come back next year and probably this time in summer.

Reviewed 5 days ago

Excellent hotel with friendly helpful staff. Direct access to beach and board walks. Ten minutes walk into town. Breakfasts were very good with plenty of options to choose from. Good bar with reasonable prices. We stayed end of Jan into Feb, and the facilities included free crazy golf, and free access to sauna and steam room.Nice rooms cleaned every day. Would not hesitate to recommend this hotel.

Golf Stay
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good service allround, freindly and helpful staff. Good location.Would like to see an improvement on Loyalty Program, 5% discount is a bit of a joke,increase it or forget it, pointed this out in previous reviews to no avail.

Golf trip
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here with small group for golf holiday . Excellent base for travelling to different courses. Breakfast facilities are great with a large selection of food available in very comfortable surroundings. Excellent indoor pool and spa.