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Reviewed April 7, 2017 via mobile

We normally take apartments for this kind of holiday, but as it was only for a week we opted for an amazing package deal in this Hotel on a B&B basis.
In simple everything was perfect.
Impressive internal & external public areas, immaculately clean room with balcony and beach view, spotless room with safe & fridge..
Great Location.
Breakfast was great and we even had dinner one night, all buffet style but plenty of choice and lovely.
Staff were all generally nice , once you got to know them.
Bar prices a little high, but expected in this kind of hotel.
If my budget allows I would definitely return

Date of stay: April 2017
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
3  Thank L4072LRrichardm
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Manager_DJoaoII, Gestor at Pestana Dom Joao II, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2017

Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for your excellent comments in Tripadvisor. Your opinion is very important to the Pestana Dom João II Hotel and to other guests that consider a trip to the Algarve. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again in a near future. Sunny regards from Portugal
Carlos Dinis | Gestor Unidade / Unit Manager
Pestana Hotel Dom João II

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Reviewed April 4, 2017

The position of this hotel is wonderful, just yards from Alvor's fantastic beach and the boardwalk. We had a seaview room which was spotless with everything we needed and the bathroom was also very clean and well-appointed, although the window between the bathroom and the bedroom was a bit puzzling - would anyone actually leave the blind up?

The restaurant at breakfast was a bit of a scrum but the staff were invariably cheerful and always managed to get everyone a seat and the food was excellent, huge choice and good quality. We also used the restaurant a few evenings at the beginning of our stay as they had a promotion on which offered the meal at a discount but decided that it wasn't worth the full price so ate in restaurants in the town, which were excellent value.

The staff at the Joao were really very good, always had a smile (well, perhaps except one barman, but that was his quirky character, he was quite humourous when you got under the shell, although a few more staff in the bar after dinner would be a good idea), special mention also to the maid who cleaned the room (519) - she was excellent!

All in all it was a really good stay, we would not hesitate to return.

Date of stay: February 2017
4  Thank LymingtonLiz
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Manager_DJoaoII, Gestor at Pestana Dom Joao II, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2017

Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for your wonderful comments regarding our services and staff in Tripadvisor. Your opinion is highly important to the Pestana Dom João II Hotel and to other guests that consider a trip to the Algarve.
We thank you again for the great remarks and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again in a near future.
Our best regards
Carlos Dinis | Gestor Unidade / Unit Manager
Pestana Hotel Dom João II

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Reviewed April 3, 2017 via mobile

My partner and I stayed here for 3 nights as a last minute trip to meet out wedding planner. We got the hotel for so cheap we didn't really expect much but were so pleasantly surprised! Apart from the fact it could do with slightest but of updating this hotel is lovely, and the places that could do with fresh carpet etc actually help with the authentic quirky feel of Alvor. The breakfast was excellent, again much better than expected. Plenty of choice and lots of fresh fruit.
Drinks from the bar are reasonably priced. The back of the hotel backs on to the beach which is one of the best ive ever been on, and there is decking that leads all the was into the village (about 10-15 minutes). All of the staff are super friendly and the majority have excellent english. The cleaners are fab and do a thorough job everyday.

Recommendation - ask for a beach view, the car park was not very exciting to look at from our balcony haha.

Date of stay: March 2017
3  Thank AlexL91
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Manager_DJoaoII, Gestor at Pestana Dom Joao II, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2017

Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for your wonderful comments regarding our services and staff in Tripadvisor. Your opinion is highly important to the Pestana Dom João II Hotel and to other guests that consider a trip to the Algarve.
We thank you again for the great remarks and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again in a near future.
Our best regards
Carlos Dinis | Gestor Unidade / Unit Manager
Pestana Hotel Dom João II

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Reviewed March 30, 2017

Almost on the beach and with the new boardwalk completed, very easy to walk to the left or the right to try out the various cafes for coffee or cakes.
Check out deals with the major companies (Booking.com, Travel republic, etc.). We secured 15 days in a one bed villa with half board for just a little more than B&B.
Despite some of the negative reviews, we thoroughly enjoyed the choice and range of food provided for breakfast and evening meal. Very easy to eat healthily with lots of fruit available, many different vegetables every night, a whole display of exciting salad dishes, choice of at least two fish and two meat dishes. Oh and lots of deserts and cheese to tempt.
I was particularly impressed with some of the clever vegetable preparations and always hoped to see the garlic infused, creamed spinach to have with my fish.

Room tip: Always go for Air conditioning if in one of the garden villas, as it can be cold in the evening.
Date of stay: March 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Teapot66
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Manager_DJoaoII, Gestor at Pestana Dom Joao II, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2017

Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for your excellent comments in Tripadvisor. Your opinion is very important to the Pestana Dom João II Hotel and to other guests that consider a trip to the Algarve. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again in a near future. Sunny regards from Portugal
Carlos Dinis | Gestor Unidade / Unit Manager
Pestana Hotel Dom João II

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Reviewed March 27, 2017 via mobile

Returned back to pestana Dom Joao hotel, check in was quick we had a lovely room with sea view & it is definitely worth paying the extra for the views. The beach is easy to access from the rear of hotel through a gate, we made use of indoor pool & sauna as the weather was not great. Room was cleaned well every day & as always the restaurant staff & barman Nevis & staff was friendly, welcoming & always hard working so you can relax & enjoy your stay, thank you & see you soon.

Date of stay: March 2017
Trip type: Travelled with friends
2  Thank Bernadette C
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Manager_DJoaoII, Gestor at Pestana Dom Joao II, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2017

Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for your excellent comments in Tripadvisor. Your opinion is very important to the Pestana Dom João II Hotel and to other guests that consider a trip to the Algarve. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again in a near future. Sunny regards from Portugal
João Martins | Director Área Algarve / Algarve Area Manager

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