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Pestana Viking Resort
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Porches
Wheathampstead, England, United Kingdom
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“Fab break lovely hotel”
Reviewed 22 December 2013

We stayed here for a week in half term. I came with my mum and two young children (5 and 2) we had a blast.

The breakfasts were the only disappointing bit. They weren't awful just not what I would call 4 star.

We had a family room and my mum and I shared the sofa bed which was uncomfortable but the kids beds looked fine.

The two beaches nearby were stunning. The nature beach is a bit of an adventure as to get to the main beach you need to climb under some rocks.

The weather was amazing for the end of October so we spent most of the time outside. Except the outdoor pool was too cold. But the indoor pool more than made up for it.

Would definitely go again.

Room Tip: The family room was really spacious and having a kitchen really helped.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

Just spent a week in Portugal at the Pestana Viking Hotel near Armacao de Pera and it was amazing! The hotel was fantastic.We had bed and breakfast with a goregous room overlooking the gardens. The breakfast was lovely, the indoor and outdoor pools were fantastic and the garden and sun loungers were great. The room had a massive bed and a little kitchenette with a fridge, microwave and sink. I would definately go back.

Room Tip: The only thing is that the view from our room on the 4th floor wasn't great but the reception le...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 November 2013

Yet again we had a very enjoyable stay at the Pestana Viking. Our sea view suite was excellent and well looked after. We appreciated the improved internet access, and thought the 1 euro charge a night excellent value to be able to access the internet in our room was well. We enjoyed the entertainment and it was nice to see more people in the bar area.
Breakfast was good as on our previous trip but we tend not to eat in the evening so did have dinner at the hotel, but a lot of people seem to be having a meal. We particularly appreciate the facilities in the room, fridge, sink, microwave etc as it gives flexibility with eating. this was our second trip this year and will hopefully be back in the new future. ,

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Oldham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 November 2013

A four star hotel with plenty of facilities .The hotel is kept very clean in all the rooms , the public rooms are large with plenty of seating (although the hotel was not full at the end of October)
We stayed on a very generous B & B offer although we did eat in a couple of evenings .Breakfasts and other food was very good and there were plenty of good restaurants still open. The bedrooms were spacious and very comfortable .Because of some mobility problems we did find the location a little out of the way but the hotel did assist with a limited local mini bus service.
The staff were as good and helpfull as you might hope .
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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South Devon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

Been here while visiting Algarve and must say that we had a very good price, but the Hotel clearly surpassed our expectations, clean, friendly and well situated.
And there plenty of good restaurants near by, with fresh fish which is always good!

Would stay again if in the area!!

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 November 2013 via mobile

Excellent hotel, very clean and spacious rooms. Great staff who were very helpful. The food was as you would expect in a hotel like this - some was to our taste and some not. But there was plenty of it, lots of meat/fish and lots of choice. The hotel is near a couple of beautiful beaches and is in a peaceful location. Highly recommended

  • Stayed September 2013
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

We stayed for a week at the beginning of October. The hotel is in a lovely spot by the sea. Our room was on the 4th floor and had lovely views. The room was very clean and the cleaner came everyday and cleaned it to perfection. It was very spacious and had a well equiped kitchen. We stayed half board - not something we would do again. The breakfasts weren't fantastic and dinners not that good but I guess it's personal preferrence. We went out for 2 nights to a lovely restaurant on the main road past the supermarket.
The outdoor swimming pool was lovely, freezing at first when you got in but then felt lovely and warm.
If you want a quiet relaxing holiday, away from it all then this is ideal.

Room Tip: upgrade to a seaview room
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Pestana Viking Resort
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) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Porches
#3 Family Hotel in Porches
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Porches
#3 Luxury Hotel in Porches
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Pestana Viking Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 184
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