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“Smelly and noisy hotel”
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Hotel PINHALmar
Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in Peniche
Reviewed 23 August 2011

The hotel is right next to a waste water plant and because of this there is a terrible smell, they try to hide this with artifical parfumes. The walls are very thin. We could hear the occupant next door snorring. The beds are hard and there is no airconditioning. Due to all this we wanted to check out after one night (2 days early) but they did not let us. We had to pay the 3 full nights!

  • Stayed: August 2011
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Reviewed 15 July 2011

PINHALmar is located a small drive outside Peniche center close to the ocean. The hotel is not large but cosy and the rooms are smal. The pool and pool-area was nice. All are well-kept. The receptionist gave good service.
The breakfast was a bit below satisfactory due to having to fight for the food with an army of small ants.

Room Tip: Get a room with a view of the ocean.
  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 June 2011

We arrived straight from Lisbon airport to finally be able to relax in this delightful hotel set near the cliff road overlooking the Atlantic with the lighthouse nearby, just outside the old town of Peniche. Had a small double back room overlooking pinewoods, pleasant and cheaper than ocean view front. Good bathroom, all you could want in breakfast buffet. Great to be able to park car securely and local seafood restaurants were fun to eat in. A great spot to take car trips around West Portugal and be able to return to relax in evening. For surfing fanatics this would be a good spot to be in too! Staff very helpful and friendly, we would definately return here again.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 December 2010

We flew into Lisbon from the US and drove north to Peniche after a stop in Obidos (on the way). Our first hotel of the trip was at Hotel PINHALmar - a good first evening hotel.
The hotel locationis easy to find and well marked by signs on the road once you are in Peniche.

The property is perched across the road on the cliffs overlooking the atlantic ocean, close to the lighthouse. The hotel and grounds are clean and very well kept. The reception was very helpful during check-in, check-out, restaurant recommendations, and internet acess.

The rooms are spacious (for Europe), spotless, and equipped with all the necessities. Bed was comfortable and clean.

Breakfast was good, selection was good, and service was good.

This hotel is an excellent stay at a very competitive price. The only drawback was that the walls were thin: we were awakened twice in the middle of the night to the sounds of someone snoring. Bring some earplugs and your problems are solved.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 October 2010

If there are trips you could recomend, Portual is definatly one. After arriving to Lisbon and some city site see, we traveled north. Hotel Pinhalmar was our first stop, and the greatest as well.Clean, acomodating, nice staff and the for last the restaurant, I can not describe the dinner we had, it was simply fantastic, my wife and I tasted the best and most fresh fish in all our life.
I will definatly return with my family for some Sun and Beach vacation.
Congratulations to all the staff and especially the cook.

Antonio and Mirella

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank AFerrara
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Reviewed 7 October 2010

If you want a hotel in Peniche (as opposed to one of the cheap and cheerful residencials in the old town), you basically have the choice of being close to the big sandy beach on the way into town, where there are two hotels sitting rather forlornly in a dusty tract of land between two busy roads, or the PinhalMar, which is even further out of town, but at least has a sort of ocean view over the top of a line of craggy cliffs, guarded by the town's not very photogenic lighthouse, at Cape Carvoeiro.

The hotel is quite new and has been built in a slightly odd, quasi-art deco style, with a squat glass dome on top. Inside, however, it's reasonably spacious; the rooms are clean, light and airy, with balconies where you can watch the sun go down over the wild Atlantic (Peniche is Portugal's prime surfing resort). It does have a small swimming pool, in the corner of the grounds, where there may be some respite from the persistent wind (a safer bet than venturing into the Atlantic rollers, I would think).

The one thing which lets this place down is the breakfast buffet, which is not exactly inspired, which is a shame, as in all other respects, this is a thoroughly recommendable place to stay. It's just a bit too far to walk back into the town, at least in the evening, to find a place to eat (there's nothing nearby at all), so you will probably have to resort to driving.

Peniche is almost picturesque, in parts, but the several fish-related commercial premises do rather impinge on to what might have once been an atmospheric working harbour. The place does begin to grow on you, though, and if you're on a touring holiday, I'd recommend a couple of nights here, just to give yourself a chance to relax and let it work its subtle spell. The absurdly pretty Obidos is only 20-odd kilometres away (but I'm not sure that in the end I didn't prefer the more workaday appeal of Peniche).

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 October 2010

We booked one of the cheaper doubles and naturally were given a smallish room. Aside from that everything here was top notch - from breakfast to bathroom. The modern hotel stands on the far (west) side of Peniche on a lonely stretch of rocky coast, so if you're after nature and serenity, this is your spot..

Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Address: Estrada Marginal Sul, Peniche 2520-227, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Central Portugal > Leiria District > Peniche
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in Peniche
Price Range: £33 - £70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel PINHALmar 3*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just 200 metres from Cabo Carvoeiro lighthouse, this hotel combines attentive service with a unique location close to Peniches centre. Modern, spacious rooms with sea view await guests at Hotel Pinhalmar. Spend the day trying your hand at various water sports, including windsurfing, scuba-diving or fishing. Business travelers can make use of the hotel's meeting facilities. Pinhalmar includes a restaurant serving traditional dishes. Indulge in fresh seafood dishes for lunch or dinner. The hotel also has a bar with terrace. Enjoy panoramic ocean views, including Berlengas Island, while sipping a cool drink. ... more   less 
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