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Dom Pedro Portobelo
Ranked #15 of 36 Hotels in Vilamoura
Belfast, United Kingdom
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“Great hotel-excellent location”
Reviewed 19 June 2011

Stayed here for a 4 night break with my husband. We had a 1 bedroomed appt- loads of room- could easily have slept 4 with the 2 sofabeds in the living area. Decor not great, very dated but everything was comfortable & clean. Great location, 5 mins from the beach, taxi rank outside the hotel, 5 mins from the marina, supermarket 2 mins away.
Well priced- decor would have been a let down but everything else was a plus.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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ManagerDPP, Manager at Dom Pedro Portobelo, responded to this review, 20 June 2011
Dear guest,

Thank you so much for your review. We are really glad that you have spent an enjoyable time at Dom Pedro Portobelo.

We regret that the furniture did not entirely correspond to your expectations and we will have your comment in consideration for the future.

We look forward to welcoming you back at Dom Pedro Portobelo.

Kind regards

Rosa Custódio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2011

Me and 7 golf lads stayed here for a long weekend, we got a great rate of about 20 pounds a night for two sharing. The hotel itself is not a four star by far and you can tell this by the Decor in and out of the rooms and the breakfast is not the best. But the staff are friendly, helpful and looked after us well.
The hotel is cleaned to a high standard and the pool areas are spotless. We went to the bar after golf and ordered pizza with our beers which were fantastic and we left happy customers which you would expect from 8 lads who only paid 60 for the room each for three nights, so remember before booking don't pay four star prices get it cheap and you will be pleasantly surprised .

  • Stayed March 2011
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2010

these apartments are stuck in the '70's, dated,well worn furniture,lumpy pillows,uncomfortable bed, dark & dingy rooms. No facilities were available at the hotel no bar ,no resturant, or entertainment of any kind. we had to go to the Dom Pedro Golf over the road for breakfast . I dont know how this place can be rated 4 *.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Vilamoura
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Reviewed 10 November 2010

Not a 4 star hotel. old furniture. noisy. good view from the balcony. big room with fridge. bad breakfast with orange juice from the cheapest supermarket.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled on business
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lancashire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2010

I have been to Vilamoura 3 time in the last year, this was my forth. I have stayed at the Hilton, Tivoli Vicoria and Crown Plaza, all excellent star hotels IMHO, and would stay in any of them again. However, when it came to group travel, economy was a factor. Not good with the previous three. We also wanted to be in the centre of the town. It was with some trepidation that I booked the DPP, as the reviews were so mixed. So here's my twopeneth.
1 - pro's - location is ideal for both marina and beach, minutes away and all the good eateries on your doorstep. I booked a studio for little old me, and got a one bedroomed apartment with a see view. Excellent service. Clean like you would not believe, all the rooms and public areas. Rooms are HUGE and generous balconies. Beds comfortable as were the sofa's to lounge on.
2- cons - and these are well outweighed by the pro's, the bathroom and rooms are a bit tired. You are not going to want to soak in the tub here. However, they were clean, and the shower HOT and STRONG. Breakfast, though lots of fruit and cereal, if you like your full english, you'll have to wander to the local cafes (worth it. if it is your thing.)
Overall, excellent value for money, excellent location if you want to be in the middle of things. I used the spa at the DP golf too - very, very good massage - highly recommended.
If you want 5 star luxury, you won't find it here, but then you are not paying for it. But if any of the previous reviews have put you off, consider your priorities. ticks boxes for clean and the views are excellent. Did not eat in the Pizzaria at the hotel, but in Vilamoura you are spoilt for choice on where to eat, so I would never pick a hotel on that. (Having said that the Victoria evening meals were out of this world.;)

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with family
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Ipswich
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107 reviews
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Reviewed 21 September 2010

Firstly, the good points – Vilamoura is just 30 minutes drive and 30 – 35 Euro taxi ride from Faro airport. The one bedroom apartment was spacious with plenty of storage space and was cleaned daily. The cleaner was particularly good, always arriving late morning after we had left. Fortunately we were able to use the facilities of the Portobelo’s sister hotels on either side, ‘The Marina’ and ‘The Golf’ whose facilities were far superior.

The Dom Pedro Portobelo website states ‘A recent refurbishment has been completed’ – I can only assume that their website hasn’t been ‘refurbished’ for 20 years unless their idea of a refurbishment is putting some new covers on the sofas!

Lighting in the corridors is so poor, even after putting the lights on, that you can’t see the slot in the door to place the key. The bathroom had chipped and marked brown tiles and the bath is stained from years of use. The furniture throughout is old, tired and cheap. However, the partial kitchen is rather bizarre. It takes up half a wall and has a folding door to hide it. However, there is nothing to stop the folding door from closing so you have to open the draw beneath the 2 ring hob if you want to use it – very safety conscious! They provide a dish drainer but no work space to put it on but, the funniest thing yet – a third of the wall is taken up by a wooden walk-in bar with tankards hanging above it – just what we needed!

When we arrived we were told that we didn’t have much of a sea view which was correct but that we had an excellent apartment, well away from the noise from the Casino. The noise was not a problem but their idea of an excellent apartment and mine differ considerably.

We loved Vilamoura. The people are friendly and the food is excellent (please see my separate restaurant reviews) but we will not stay at the Dom Pedro Portobelo again.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Geelong
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2010

We stayed only 1 week but would have loved to stay 1 month. Staff very helpful, great location easy walk to wide range restaurants, supermarket, bus, marina, beach and the list goes on. A long way from Australia but worth every hour of the 27 hours travel. Thanks Dom Pedro, Villamoura

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Dom Pedro Portobelo
Address: Avenida Tivoli | Lote H5, Vilamoura, Quarteira 8125-410, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Quarteira > Vilamoura
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Luxury Hotel in Vilamoura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Dom Pedro Portobelo 4*
Number of rooms: 138
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dom Pedro Portobelo Apartment hotel & golf The hotel’s excellent location at the center of Vilamoura, facing the Casino and a short distance from the Marina, makes it easy to discover Vilamoura’s main attractions: shops, nightclubs and restaurants and bars with lovely terraces. Dom Pedro Portobelo hotel provides studios with kitchenette and spacious apartments with private balconies, most of them with a sea view. With an outdoor pool for adults and a separate wading pool for children, the hotel features a bar and a restaurant that serves Portuguese gastronomy. For golf enthusiasts, there is a Golf Desk to help you to book green fees, with special rates and conditions for our guests, as well as a courtesy shuttle bus to the 5 Dom Pedro Golf Collection golf courses in Vilamoura. On Vilamoura’s beach, only 5 minutes walk from the hotel, there is an exclusive area reserved with thatched umbrellas and loungers, as well as a beach restaurant and bar: The Búzios Beach Club. ... more   less 
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