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Praia do Alvor, Alvor, Portimao 8500-088 Portugal
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#4 of 29 hotels in Alvor
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The Pestana Alvor South Beach is a 4-star hotel in Alvor. The hotel's is contrasted by its relaxed atmosphere. It has direct access to Três Irmão beach. It is just 1 minute on foot to the beach and 5 minutes on foot to the centre of town. Here, you'll find Algarve's more vibrant side. To visit the neighbouring city of Portimão, use the free Shuttle service (check times at the Hotel). The hotel offers 3 successive infinity swimming pools, surrounded by lounge chairs where you can enjoy a peaceful rest. It also offers a restaurant, bar and outdoor fitness centre as well as a private car park (subject to availability). All rooms are modern and elegant, each equipped with a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Kids pool
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Boating
Diving
Mini golf
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, Portuguese
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Debbie J wrote a review 11 Jan
Harlow, United Kingdom19 contributions4 helpful votes
Had a nice 4 day break here for 2 adults . Breakfast was fantastic , great variety & replenished regularly . Waiting staff were great . Reception very friendly & helpful . Beach was lovely & clean We did pay extra for a sea view suite but despite facing & hearing the sea you couldn't actually see it from the patio unless you stood up (Beats the point of a relaxing sea view room with a drink ) There was also a stained sofa bed in the lounge area At the price we paid we wouldn't return but chose somewhere closer to Alvor harbour area as it's a beautiful place
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Prendeam wrote a review Oct 2022
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom8 contributions
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It’s our 3rd time of staying at this hotel. As always we had a fantastic time. We were very well looked after by the staff who are always so willing to assist. The hotel was spotlessly clean and very comfortable if you wanted to sit in the lounge area downstairs. The pool area was also well looked after and clean. There was no reserving of the sun beds like there used to be thank goodness. Our room was lovely we had a suite on the first floor, the only downside was the maids cleaning the room as we would have liked them done in the morning so that we had the afternoons to relax but this was not the case . I’m guessing there are not enough maids and that’s why it takes them a while to do the rooms. Not a criticism though and it did not spoil our holiday. We will definitely be back again.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Phil B wrote a review Oct 2022
Nottingham, United Kingdom6 contributions6 helpful votes
Stayed for 7 nights mid September. First beach holiday for more than 2 years due to Covid and then health issues so booked Pestana Alvor Beach as was marketed as a Premium Suite Hotel and cost £2100.00 bed and breakfast for my wife and me. Expectations were high. On arrival I was told I had a free upgrade to a sea view and balcony which I hadn't paid for which having paid over £2000 was a big surprise. On entering the room we walked into a small room with no windows, a bed settee and a pullout bed under. A tv on one wall and an alcove with floor to ceiling shelves. the main bedroom was quite small, two single beds pushed together a bedside table on one side and a small dressing table the other with tea/coffee tray taking up a third of the surface. A small alcove had a hanging rail. there are no draws or cupboards in either room, just shelves in the windowless room and hanging rail in the main bedroom. Balcony was quite large with a sea view but the room above had no balcony and looked out onto our balcony below so not private. Apart from the room the hotel was very nice, spacious, good food (breakfast) nice staff and clean everywhere. there are 3 swimming pools. Another issue was that on checking in I was asked to sign a declaration that I would not reserve sunbeds by the pool. It is not policed, most people reserved their beds. A lot of people in the ground floor rooms had sunbeds outside of their room and reserved beds around the pool too. To summarise, a nice hotel in a great location but should certainly not be marketed as a PREMIUM suite hotel because the rooms are certainly not premium.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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BigBhoy wrote a review Oct 2022
Coatbridge, United Kingdom46 contributions77 helpful votes
We have been travelling to Pestana for 12 years but this experience will have me thinking before booking again. We were Pestana silver priority customers and booked a premier room with a sea view through Jet 2 as Pestana’s booking system would not accept our booking. On arrival we were given a card for what we thought was the 1st floor but after getting in there was a further flight of stairs were supposed to lug our cases up to get to a further floor up which had no balcony no wardrobe and an open plan bedroom with a bed in the middle of the floor. We would have needed to live out of suitcases. On complaint to the manager he was trying to be helpful and moved us to a room lower down on 1st floor which did have a wardrobe and shelves and a balcony. Problem was the air conditioning didn’t work till repaired that night and it was like a greenhouse in the sun unbearable. The bed base had a stain that looked like blood and we were promised it would be changed but instead cleaners had multiple goes at cleaning it with eventual success after 3 days. Oh did I not mention it cost me an extra €190 for the Priveledge of being moved to this room. On the positive side most of the staff were pleasant and helpful. Fresh fruit at breakfast was lovely and eggs and omelettes were cooked to order. The small fridge in the room was a blessing. Access to 3 pools and sun beds was pleasant but weather for 5 out of the 10 days we stayed was cold and wet. The walks into Alvor along the timber walkway were lovely especially as the sun was setting. Choices of eateries in Alvor is immense and especially Ruccula, Capacho, Green Door and the new Argentinian steak house but value firm money for cheap and cheerful must go to Valentino’s. There were elements of the holiday we did enjoy but the issues with the room definitely sorted the start of our holiday and cost us an extra €190 before we opened a case.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: On departure the Jet2 bus didn’t even drive to reception and parked over 100 yds away. He was...
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Mr. BigBhoy, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on your experience at Pestana Alvor South Beach. 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 Alvor South Beach. 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, Pestana Alvor South Beach Team
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Patricia M wrote a review Oct 2022
Dublin, Ireland5 contributions4 helpful votes
The staff at Pestana South Beach make the experience very pleasant and relaxed , any requests we mae were dealt with promptly and politely, excellent location for a beach front holiday - very relaxing
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Responded 23 Oct 2022
Dear Mrs. W6071Olpatriciam, We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We were glad to read your enthusiastic comments about our location. We take great pride in being able to offer a great experience to our Guests. We thank you for your stay, and we look forward to welcoming you again soon at Pestana Alvor South Beach. Kind regards, The Team at Pestana Alvor South Beach
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KirstenB84 wrote a review Oct 2022
Glasgow, United Kingdom56 contributions14 helpful votes
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We loved our first visit to South Beach. We will definitely be back next year. Pros outweigh the cons, but for me the hotel just missed out on 5 stars for a few small reasons: A few sunbeds were broken and unusable - ok as hotel was quiet but would be an issue at busier times. There were 2-3 mornings that the pool side tables hadn’t been cleared so we arrived to dirty glasses and towels. Some days we were allowed to take glasses and food plates to side of pool and some days we weren’t - totally depending on who served you! One boy insisted it wasn’t allowed and others would bring the drinks down for you. Room cleaning wasn’t great - was basically a change of towels. Bins weren’t always emptied etc. HOWEVER the pros! Super beautiful and modern hotel. Apart from small issues highlighted above it was also very clean in main shared areas. LOVELY staff, everyone was so helpful and friendly. Access to beach is so easy. Views (we had sea and pool view - recommended!) were amazing Breakfast was delicious and loads of choice from cold meats and cheeses to hot food and pastries, yoghurts, porridge etc - as well as range of juices and smoothies Short walk to town. Took 10 min to harbour and 15 max into the centre of town. If you can’t be bothered to walk there’s a great restaurant attached to hotel (by a boardwalk) and lots of choices for lunch along the beach. Initial water and soft drinks in mini bar were free! You only paid if you requested more. Nice touch for arrival. Brilliant shower and bathroom, spacious and good water pressure. Lovely balcony area in our soon (deluxe sea view) which we made good use of. We will 100% come back. Thank you.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 21 Oct 2022
Dear Mrs. KirstenB84, We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We were glad to read your enthusiastic comments about our location. We take great pride in being able to offer a great experience to our Guests. We thank you for your stay, and we look forward to welcoming you again soon at Pestana Alvor South Beach. Kind regards, The Team at Pestana Alvor South Beach
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Trevor B wrote a review Oct 2022
Sheffield, United Kingdom96 contributions54 helpful votes
Recently had a holiday in this hotel and the experience was excellent. The hotel is really good and in an excellent location. A two minute walk to an excellent beach and not that busy in October. The hotel is very modern and open plan. Just two levels ground and first floor. We had a ground floor room with terrace, table, two chairs and two sun beds. The food was good. We were on half board but only the breakfast was in the hotel. The evening meal was in a fish restaurant, owned by the hotel, just two minutes away. This was excellent for me. The food was freshly cooked to order and although from a limited menu, there was plenty of choice. The staff in the restaurant were so friendly and helpful, they could not do enough for us. Thank you. To get to Alvor town centre you have a couple of options. You can walk on the beach boardwalk which takes about 20 minutes, but not after dark as it's not lit. The alternative is to walk on the well lit road which takes about 10 minutes. Not a problem at all. Overall an excellent experience. I would definitely recommend this hotel and definitely return in the future. Well done and keep up the good work.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Try and book in quieter times, out of peak season.
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Responded 14 Oct 2022
Dear Mr. TrevorB790, We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We were glad to read your enthusiastic comments about our location. We take great pride in being able to offer a great experience to our Guests. We thank you for your stay, and we look forward to welcoming you again soon at Pestana Alvor South Beach. Kind regards, The Team at Pestana Alvor South Beach
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Paula wrote a review Oct 2022
United Kingdom16 contributions7 helpful votes
Had a great weeks stay here so relaxing. I love that it’s on the beach so easy to keep popping in and out while exploring Alvor. Breakfast had plenty of choice and was lovely sat outside with the doors all open. My bath didn’t have a plug I mentioned it to the manager. When we got back from our day out they had put one in for me. Grounds are nice and I don’t use the sun beds but always looked to be some available. One waitress stood out I didn’t get her name she has short curly black hair dressed in the striped blouse, always had a smile on her face. Rooms are starting to show a few signs of wear. I would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 14 Oct 2022
Dear Mrs. Paula9697, We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We were glad to read your enthusiastic comments about our location. We take great pride in being able to offer a great experience to our Guests. We thank you for your stay, and we look forward to welcoming you again soon at Pestana Alvor South Beach. Kind regards, The Team at Pestana Alvor South Beach
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Neil64B wrote a review Oct 2022
109 contributions22 helpful votes
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Second stay at south beach and won’t be the last. Such a relaxing place. You can always get a good breakfast with something for everyone. Room always cleaned well. Yes you do get odd towel with a hole in and the shower screen dose leak in room 102, needs fix manager. But still gets a 5 from me as the staff are great and overall it’s such a peaceful place to stay.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 9 Oct 2022
Dear Mr./Mrs. Neil64B We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We were glad to read your enthusiastic comments about our location. We take great pride in being able to offer a great experience to our Guests. We thank you for your stay, and we look forward to welcoming you again soon at Pestana Alvor South Beach. Kind regards, The Team at Pestana Alvor South Beach
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Tammy wrote a review Oct 2022
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I could not fault anything at the hotel! Absolutely beautiful & the ground floor pool view rooms are lovely, very comfy beds! The hotel manager was very very accommodating. One of the waitresses was particularly attentive & very welcoming! unfortunately I didn't catch her name but she had short black curly hair, I'd particularly like to thank her as she made the stay even more lovely! I have a Gluten Allergy and she made sure I had something to eat, including breads, cerals ect, they even had Gluten free pasta! Myself & my partner cannot wait to come back!!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 9 Oct 2022
Dear Mr./Mrs. Coastal47115148284 We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We were glad to read your enthusiastic comments about our location. We take great pride in being able to offer a great experience to our Guests. We thank you for your stay, and we look forward to welcoming you again soon at Pestana Alvor South Beach. Kind regards, The Team at Pestana Alvor South Beach
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PRICE RANGE
US$118 - US$288 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
PortugalAlgarveFaro DistrictPortimaoAlvor
NUMBER OF ROOMS
90
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PESTANA ALVOR SOUTH BEACH - UPDATED 2023 Reviews

Frequently Asked Questions about Pestana Alvor South Beach
Which popular attractions are close to Pestana Alvor South Beach?
Nearby attractions include Sunset Bar (1.0 km), Golfland (1.1 km), and Mourisco Cocktail Bar (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Pestana Alvor South Beach?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Pestana Alvor South Beach?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Pestana Alvor South Beach?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Pestana Alvor South Beach?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pestana Alvor South Beach?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ristorante Pizzeria Napoli, Tasty Cuisine, and Indian Garden.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Pestana Alvor South Beach?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Does Pestana Alvor South Beach have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Pestana Alvor South Beach offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Pestana Alvor South Beach have airport transportation?
Yes, Pestana Alvor South Beach offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Pestana Alvor South Beach located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Alvor.
Are any cleaning services offered at Pestana Alvor South Beach?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.