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Pestana Alvor Atlantic Apart
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Pestana Alvor Atlantic Apart
Ranked #59 of 75 Hotels in Portimao
new brunswick, canada
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“wonderful holiday”
Reviewed 19 May 2006

we just spent 2 weeks in alvor, at this hotel. we had a studio apartment and the hotel was renovated in early january, 2005. we loved our room, found that it offered excellent value for the money and would go back in a heartbeat.
the front desk staff are very accomodating, friendly and knowledgable. the only fault we can give to the hotel is that we wished there were microwaves in the kitchenettes---there is a 2 burner cooktop, a toaster and a coffeemaker. it was impeccably clean--everywhere!
the setting, right on the beach, is fabulous, and if one didn't have a vehicle, one could walk to the village of alvor within an easy 10-15 minutes. i can't say enough good things about it.

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Reviewed 9 February 2005

My mother, my spouse and myself stayed two weeks at the Alvor Atlantic hotel through a last minute deal with JM Vacations. Because the deal was so good ($999.00 CAD per/person incl:flight, car and accommodations) I wasn't expecting very much in the way of the hotel. The hotel itself was a bit hard to find as the signs seemed to point in obscure directions. Once we found it, however, we were pleasantly surprised. The rooms were clean, and looked exactly like the picture on this site (minus the ocean view of course). The kitchenette had two burners, a sink, toaster, coffee maker and mini fridge. Although it is obviously an older hotel, it has been kept up very well. The elevators are the old style with the cage door, which, in my opinion, only added to the charm of the place. We were there in January 2005 so things were quiet. The indoor pool was open from 9am-9pm and the steam bath quickly became our favorite place to be. If you're expecting to be waited on with white gloves and be surrounded by the upper crust of society you may want to spend a little more and visit their sister hotel Dom Jao II or the Delfim (when it opens back up), but if you are a reasonable traveller who can just go with the flow, this property is super value for the money.

I get upset when I see fellow travellers that find time on their holidays to abuse the VERY HELPFUL hotel staff with silly complaints like "there aren't enough dishes in our kitchenette and you'd better do something or we're filing a complaint!" (unfortunetly this is a true story).

So go with reasonable expectations and you will find wonderful clean and friendly accommodations at this property.

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Reviewed 18 August 2004

The worst hotel experience.... Don't ever go there. Overpriced. The beach and Ocean are nice. But everything else is not worth visiting. Facilities are out of date.
Hotel management was less than helpful, and honestly rude. They served us pizza wich we took into our room as it was late, and then we discovered it had tissue paper all over it and was impossible to eat. So we asked them to refund money , but offered us a new one. 15 mins later, we got one, and then when started eating it, realised it was the original pizza just with some extra cheese on top in order to cover the paper. Very upset and not hungry any more I returned the pizza and asked them to give me my money back. They refused saying that the till is closed already. The next day they refused again. The management never gave us our 16 euros back. Food in general was very bad, although it's considered as the best hotel with the best restaurant in the area. We wrote a letter to the General Manager, who couldn't care less as we understood from his reply. Basically, what he said was"sorry for your bad experience, but we will not refund your 16 euros"

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Property: Pestana Alvor Atlantic Apart
Address: Prima Estrada Alvor, Portimao 8500, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Portimao
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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#22 On the Beach Hotel in Portimao
Number of rooms: 115
Also Known As:
Pestana Alvor Atlantic Apart Hotel
Alvor Atlantic
Pestana Alvor Atlantic Apart Algarve/Portimao, Portugal

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