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Pestana Viking
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Porches
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 October 2013

We stayed 2 nights at Pestana Viking before moving to Pestana Palm Gardens for a week. The hotel is up to the usual Pestana standards and the staff are all exceptionally helpful. Our room on floor 6 was very comfortably furnished with balcony but the view was not overly good being on the side of the hotel. We enjoyed breakfast which was a comprehensive buffet and the food was good. The large number of guests made the restaurant very crowded around 9 o'clock

Room Tip: Book room facing sea with balcony.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

Very good hotel, beautifull location, nice staff, great view from balcony. We had a very nice relaxing holiday. On our last day we could even get a room to freshen up, even though we allready checked out.

Room Tip: room 706 has a great view!
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

Just in couple of sentences, hotel is superb, stuff is very nice, view from the window one of the best ever, breakfest is good, location-just great. Suggest to all who want to travel to Algarve, if you stay in Pestana viking, it will not be a dissapointment. (im not talking about USA travelers, who are complaining about everything) :)

Room Tip: Room 101 with garden view! (its not just a garden, its with ocean view, and swiming pools ae just 10...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

Stayed here for a week with three friends on our annual golf break we were very pleased with the hotel .
Great location very clean and good facilities felt a little rushed at breakfast time with staff snatching your plate before you had put your knife and fork down! Plus the buddy holly looking character was a little strange.
Bar staff good and reception staff very helpful.
Would stay again

Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

We had a lovely week here, our apartment was lovely, the domestic staff worked very hard and the standard of cleanliness was very high. We had a lovely terrace and secure shared garden with the apartment, which was great for sunbathing in peace. We hired a car, which I would recommend, just to explore the surrounding area a bit more. There was a really good supermarket locally, and some nice restaurants- especially Belmondo. The pool area was nicely kept and the local beaches were great.
The reception staff were fair to middling, depending on who was on duty. We were disappointed not have wifi in our room, and the hotel information book was not very explanatory. Our room was on the ground floor, and unfortunately we had a lot of noise from upstairs.
We would definitely go back, but would ask for an apartment which has wifi signal and probably on the first floor.

Room Tip: Ask for 1st floor apartment and ask for a room with wifi
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

Loved this hotel, loved the pool area - really nothing bad to say about it. Room was great and the balcony has lovely views. I would definitely go back again, and would be happy to look at any of the other hotels in the group.

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Reviewed 17 September 2013

Fantastic hotel!! From first appearance from the road it looks nothing special. But once in the door it was modern and chic!! Staff were very pleasant and helpful.
We got a special offer for bed and breakfast in a sea view suite which was lovely. We stayed in room 718 and were amazed with the view, very beautiful.
Family is suited for couples and families
Really enjoyed our stay here, and made a pact we would return here one day with a family of our own.

Room 718 has the perfect view of the Atlantic, seems to be the one from where the promo pics are taken form and is the middle of the seaview rooms.

Poolside bar and many loungers out on the grass and round the pool makes lazing round in the daytime perfect. We didnt try the nearby beach Senhora De Rocha or the tiny Cova Redonda during the day.

At night you can hear outdoor concerts from your balcony from outside Lords Bar at Senhor De Rocha. You can go along here from the hotel 10 min walk. Turn left down the hill from the hotel and follow the road.

The nearest town is Armacao De Pera, a 5 euro taxi ride away. Not an impressive town but you can stroll along the pedestrianised old town just behind the beach and it feels nice.

There's an Indian (New Delhi) and an Italian (Vila Italia) within walking distance of the hotel and both decent.

For further choices head into Armacao for the night.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: Praia Senhora da Rocha | Porches/Lagoa, Porches 8400-450, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Porches
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Porches
#3 Spa Hotel in Porches
#4 Luxury Hotel in Porches
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Porches
Price Range: £17 - £148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Pestana Viking 4*
Number of rooms: 187
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Pestana Viking is a 4-star clifftop hotel in Porches-Armação de Pêra, in the Algarve, 2 minutes on foot from Senhora da Rocha beach. It is one of the most sought-after areas in the Algarve and local life is lively year round. The hotel is surrounded on three sides by grand gardens. Palm trees and green grass lead the way to the beach. The outdoor saltwater swimming pool is surrounded by exotic gardens that will help make your holiday unforgettable. The hotel also offers a wellness area with a heated indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Turkish bath and gym, where you can relax and schedule your Magic Spa treatment. For dining and drinks, the Pestana Viking offers two restaurants and a bar. The rooms have views of the sea or the wonderful gardens, each equipped with Wi-Fi and a private balcony. ... more   less 
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