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Praia do Alvor, Alvor, Portimao 8500-088 Portugal
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#12 of 37 Specialty lodging in Alvor
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The Pestana D. João Villas is a hotel overlooking the sandy beach and calm, crystal clear waters of Alvor, Algarve. It is only 10 minutes on foot from the town centre, very close to the Alvor river. Take a dive into one of the 2 outdoor saltwater swimming pools surrounded by lush and peaceful gardens, or relax at the Spa with an indoor swimming pool, Turkish bath and sauna where you can schedule a Magic Spa massage. For your meals, there is 1 restaurant and 3 bars (two of which only open in the summer). If you have kids, the Pestana Kids Club is the perfect place for them to have fun (open from June to September). The Standard Villas feature full kitchens while the Superior Villas have kitchenettes. Both have large living areas and either a terrace or balcony.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Boating
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Internet
Hot bath
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Saltwater pool
Sauna
Restaurant
Poolside bar
Casino and Gambling
Diving
Game room
Mini golf
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Massage
Salon
Steam room
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Kazw2_11 wrote a review Jan 2023
Castleford, United Kingdom36 contributions24 helpful votes
The first villa we paid for was dark with a really poor seating area do we asked to move. We paid for an upgrade to a bigger villa which looked better. Unfortunately within a few hours it was obvious that it was damp, the heating didn’t work and the sofa was damp, smelly, and really needed to be thrown out. The bed in the double room was like sleeping on a wooden board so we moved into the room with 2 singles which was at least comfier. Luckily by now it is just the .2 of us in a5 person villa, as the double bed wasn’t comfortable enough got sleep and the sofa bed I think a dog would have turned it’s nose up. I took a list of maintenance problems to reception as without the heating on it really wasn’t habitable due to the damp. It was December that we stayed however being British and used to the cold we have never used the heat previously. Even in December we normally have the air conditioning on, but in here it felt like the damp was chilling you to the bone. The staff were lovely and they did fix the issues that could be fixed. The bath was peeling, the shower flooded the bathroom, the fridge wasn’t very cold, the patio door was broken, the worst thing was the awful awful smell from the sofa bed, even after they’d covered it when I complained. I was offered a 3rd villa but by this point we were sick of moving and I had no confidence this would be any better after already trying villa 52 and 63. The location is wonderful and I’ve stayed at the hotel many times. Unfortunately I made the Mistake of thinking staying at the villas would be a treat. The cost was far higher and what we stayed in was a rundown apartment at best not a villa. Would not recommend these to anyone. Save your money and stay somewhere else.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Stay somewhere else. Alvor is beautiful don’t let these villas spoil your stay in a beautiful place
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Liz B wrote a review Dec 2022
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Fantastic stay. Pedro was so obliging and he really listened to us and gave us the perfect accomodation for our needs as a large family group with children. Much appreciated. Breakfast was excellent with patient and friendly staff. Everything ran smoothly. Villas were spacious and confortable. Extras such as the coffee machine really helped. Cleaning staff were accomodating and proffesional. It was so enjoyable that we will definitely return. The 3 bed villa perfectly fit two families with kids. 3 bathrooms in the villa helped. The indoor pool was great during our winter stay as well as such close proximity to the beach and a 10min walk to town.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Helene C wrote a review Nov 2022
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We stayed at one of their newly refurbished villa . The new villas are lovely but the rest of them and their pool are ran down. The hotel located next door is modern and lovely. During our stay unfortunately the weather wasn’t great and we had to ask for duvets as the nights were chilled ! We had a 2 bedrooms villa and only one single duvet was provided as first…. We had one bath but no plug hole … took 2 days to get one ….seamed like the hot water was shut around 11 pm…. We choose this resort because mainly of the so called heated pool Indoor as the weather wasnt guarantied…. The heated pool was cold, the sauna out of service and the steam room wasn’t switched on….. no games room or anything for teens so no place to meet others really…. There was no entertainment during the day or night, apart from a lovely man with his guitar every other night in the main hotel. The hotel buffet was way over priced. We only went once . The internet stopped working in our villa on Monday and we heard many different excuses from the villa desk and the hotel desk. It was fixed in the Thursday and we left on the Friday! No internet when the weather isn’t great , with 2 teens , isn’t great! No Apologies either. We were told nobody had internet even in the hotel but when we spoke to some guests they said it was working fine there …. The good point was the placement of this resort which was on the board walk by the sea. The shame also is that the new villas are behind an older building so no sea view or barely nothing. I wouldn’t recommend this hotel resort if you go with children. Will we go back? Simply No.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Room Tip: Probably the perfect resort for golfers as we saw many taking a shuttle bus with their golf gear...
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Tony C wrote a review Oct 2022
Willesden, United Kingdom12 contributions4 helpful votes
We had a villa one min walk from the boardwalk, which was great, as very soothing to hear the waves. Breakfast at the main hotel was great, with various treats and coffee, but no fresh juice (but all is forgiven, as there were loads of fresh fruit). Substandard evening meal, truly not worth the money. Take a short trip to Portimão, where you will get a great dinner (a group of restaurants by the bridge) for half the price!! So, firstly, the wifi went off for four days (we stayed for 7). We were given a range of excuses, different every day, depending on whom we spoke to. Then the hot water went off, waiting until 11 pm for a shower (imagine the salty sea water). Anyway, it just wasn’t good enough. Would I stay here again? No! The place was advertised as having a heated pool & sauna. The sauna was off, and the heated pool was cold. Understanding that there is a range of hotels to stay in this area. Choose somewhere else. Apart from all the above, Portugal is a great place. Always enjoy (but not so much the accommodation).
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Response from Catarina Arede, Guest Services / Front Office at Pestana Dom João Villas
Responded 31 Oct 2022
Dear Mr. tonycE8705SE, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on your experience at Pestana Dom João II. Your opinion is crucial for us to improve how we work. We would like to sincerely apologize for not fully meeting your expectations and for any inconvenience this may have caused. We have shared your comments with our teams to ensure that improvements will be made. We would like to thank you for staying at Pestana Dom João II. We hope this experience has not tarnished your impression of our hotel permanently. Kind regards, The Pestana Dom João II Team
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Hayliella wrote a review Oct 2022
Runcorn, United Kingdom39 contributions7 helpful votes
Stayed in a 2 bedroom villa with my dad and daughter. It seems we may have been in the refurbished villas and was relieved of this. The kitchen is kitted with a dishwasher which is not really needed but you don’t have an oven which made catering very limited. It was fairly clean but the lounge area chairs had a distinctive damp smell and I didn’t like sitting on them. We also had a few cockroaches :( The pool are and grounds are lovely, perfect pool for my 3 year old. Obviously it’s out of season and there was no entertainment on. We had lovely weather so used the beach but please bare in mind they don’t have sun Ed’s and you have to pay. The boardwalk in also lovely to walk along. Can’t comment too much on food as we were self catering but the snack we had at the pool bar was lovely. Overall fine stay but probably try somewhere else next time.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Catarina Arede, Guest Services / Front Office at Pestana Dom João Villas
Responded 19 Oct 2022
Dear Mrs./ Mr. Hayliella, On behalf of our entire team at Pestana Dom João II, we would like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. Your opinion is crucial for us to continuously improve in anticipating our Guests' needs, preferences, and expectations. We were glad to hear that, overall, you enjoyed your stay at Pestana Dom João II. At the same time, we would like to apologize for not fully meeting your expectations in some instances. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused. We have shared your comments with our teams to ensure that improvements will be made. It was a real pleasure for us to have you as our Guest, and we hope you will give us another opportunity to welcoming you again at Pestana Dom João II. Warm regards, The Team at Pestana Dom João II
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Lynn F wrote a review Sep 2022
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The hotel grounds, location and hotel itself are lovely. Amazing breakfast and so much space. We had a one bedroom superior villa (apartment 65). Lots of space and generally clean. Could do with an update on bathroom and kitchen area. Mattress very hard and two dangerous broken lamps. But really let down by dirty bed bug ridden bed settee. Never had bites like it. Such a shame as wouldn't cost much to upgrade. Loved Alvor but wouldn't use this company again.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 24 Sep 2022
Dear Mrs/Mr Y1194WMlynnf, We would like to thank you for taking time to provide us with your feedback. Your opinion is crucial for us to continuously improve in anticipating our Guest's needs, preferences, and expectations. Our housekeeping team inspect all the villas and we work with a pest control company who ensures that everything is within parameters. After your comment we made a profuse inspection to all of the villa, and have no evidence of any bugs in the villa. It was a pleasure for us to have you as our Guest, and we hope you will give us another opportunity to welcoming you again at Pestana Dom João II and regain your trust during your next visit. Warm regards, The Team at Pestana Dom João II
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Taracoffey wrote a review Aug 2022
Cork5 contributions8 helpful votes
We had a wonderful stay in Pestana Dom Joao II Beach & Villas. Our villa (no.7) was recently refurbished and it was in wonderful condition. Very new and modern, spacious with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, all with air con. Party of 5 adults, 2 children. The kitchenette had a dishwasher, hob, microwave and good size fridge with small freezer and spacious living area. Lovely sea views from outside the villa with direct access to the board walk and beach. Cleaning service provided daily. Lovely to come back to a clean apartment, fresh towels etc. Pool / Beach towels also available daily. We used the facilities of the hotel mainly as there were kids in our family and made great use of the kids club, kids pool and playground, all situated right next to each other. We didn’t eat in the hotel, just drinks and ice creams from the pool bar so can’t comment. It is approx. 15 minute walk along the board walk into the town to lots of nice restaurants. The staff were extremely helpful and kind. One day our hot water was not working and they sent maintenance around to fix it immediately. It was also one of our family members birthdays during our stay and they left a cake with candle and happy birthday wishes in our villa which was a really nice touch! I would highly recommend and definitely would return.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: Villa 7 is newly refurbed, sea views and direct access to board walk & beach
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Response from Catarina Arede, Guest Services / Front Office at Pestana Dom João Villas
Responded 24 Sep 2022
Dear Mrs. Taracoffey, We were delighted to hear that your recent stay at Pestana Dom João II was delightful and that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay. Our team would like to thank you for your very kind feedback. Many thanks for choosing Pestana Dom João II for your stay. We look forward to welcoming you again soon at our hotel. Kind regards, The Team at Pestana Dom João II
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Piotr S wrote a review Jun 2022
44 contributions14 helpful votes
Not worth the money. Hotel rooms needs renovating. Beds uncomfortable. Shower head does not work. Toilet doesn't flush properly. Below average breakfasts. Overcrowded. Poor selection of drinks in the bar. Pool bar ridiculously expensive. Reception do not pick up the phone when called. Very good location tough.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Meh. Think twice if you deserve better :)
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Response from Catarina Arede, Guest Services / Front Office at Pestana Dom João Villas
Responded 24 Sep 2022
Dear Mr./Mrs. PiotrS1111, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on your experience at Pestana Dom João II. Your opinion is crucial for us to improve how we work. We would like to sincerely apologize for not fully meeting your expectations and for any inconvenience this may have caused. We have shared your comments with our teams to ensure that improvements will be made. We would like to thank you for staying at Pestana Dom João II. We hope this experience has not tarnished your impression of our hotel permanently. We would be delighted to change it during your next stay. Kind regards, The Team at Pestana Dom João II
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scoll82 wrote a review Jun 2022
Cork, Ireland35 contributions32 helpful votes
We stayed as a family of 6 for 4 nights and had a wonderful stay. The Villas have clearly had renovations as ours was very modern. Very well equipped kitchen, 3 bedrooms, air con and a balcony with a sea view . We had use of all Hotel facilities including great pool areas and direct access to fantastic beach and a supermarket on site … perfect for a relaxing holiday in the sun
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 24 Sep 2022
Dear Mr./Mrs. scoll82, On behalf of the entire team at Pestana Dom João II, we would like to thank you for your kind feedback. It is delightful for us to know that you had a pleasant stay with us and that we could help you create beautiful memories. We look forward to hosting you again soon at our hotel! Warm regards, The Team at Pestana Dom João II
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EricWirral wrote a review Oct 2021
Congleton, United Kingdom103 contributions57 helpful votes
8 of us were on a golfing holiday. The previous trip in 2019 we stayed in the Hotel which was fine. This time we were put in 2 x 2 bedroom villas. Extremely poor compared to the hotel. In our villa (13) The kitchen was poor with a battered fridge freezer and a lack of plug sockets. The villa in general was in need of renovation. Tiles on the balcony were falling apart. One of the two showers was rubbish. 4 blokes who didn't spend any time in the villa just about put up with it. I would take my wife to the Hotel but she would have turned around as soon as i opened the door to this place. These Villas need totally renovating or knocking down!!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Dom João Pestana, General Manager at Pestana Dom João Villas
Responded 10 Nov 2021
Dear Mr. Eric, Thank you for choosing Pestana D. João II Beach & Golf Villas and I appreciate that you took the time and effort to share your experience with us and sincerely apologize that we did not meet your expectations in certain areas. I have shared your constructive feedback with my team as we continue to strive to not only meet but exceed our guests’ expectations. When your travels bring you back to the Algarve, I look forward to welcoming you back to stay with us again. Kindest Regards, Mariana Gonçalves Guest Relations
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US$67 - US$157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
PortugalAlgarveFaro DistrictPortimaoAlvor
NUMBER OF ROOMS
44
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pestana Dom João Villas
Which popular attractions are close to Pestana Dom João Villas?
Nearby attractions include Sunset Bar (1.1 km), Golfland (1.2 km), and Praia dos Três Irmãos (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Pestana Dom João Villas?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Pestana Dom João Villas?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Pestana Dom João Villas?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Pestana Dom João Villas?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pestana Dom João Villas?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ristorante Pizzeria Napoli, Tasty Cuisine, and Indian Garden.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Pestana Dom João Villas?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Is Pestana Dom João Villas located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Alvor.
Are pets allowed at Pestana Dom João Villas?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Pestana Dom João Villas offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Pestana Dom João Villas?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Antigo Mercado de Escravos (7.8 km) and Castelo de Alvor (0.9 km).