"It was just average at an above average price"
The rooms are clean and good size but little dated. The bed was 2 singles pushed together so it wasn't all that comfortable. The pillows were nice though. We had a sea view but it was a side view and can only be seen from the balcony. I was fine with the room over all but I thought it was a little bit pricey, so my expectation was higher. The breakfast […] was also below average. Waited 15 minutes and still could not get an omelet, and all the juices tasted like sugar water. There is still plenty to eat but just not of any quality. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Relaxing resort on a cliff"
I really enjoyed my stay at this hotel. I usually like Pestana hotels and this one was no exception, although it did look like it had a timeshare element to it, which can be annoying, but since it's still the off-season no one hassled us. This is an older hotel, but it looks as though it has been recently remodeled, and very tastefully so. The service […] is excellent, as it usually is at a Pestana, although the buffet breakfast was a bit chaotic. Sometimes we had to wait for a while for a table, mostly because the servers didn't seem to know how to handle all the people. They could use a dedicated host/hostess. Speaking of the buffet breakfast, it was great. They had a nice spread of Portuguese breads and breakfast sweets, cereal, cold cuts, cheese, and some hot items, some seemingly to appease the mostly German and British clientele (baked beans, mini sausage links, scrambled eggs and mushrooms). On Sunday, they had a made-to-order egg chef and sparkling wine! The room was very clean with a nice kitchenette (with cups, plates, bottle opener, knives, mini fridge and microwave) and marble bathroom. The TV was an old tube monitor, but I could deal with that. I wasn't in the room much, I was always at one of the surrounding beaches or the indoor pool (outdoor pool wasn't heated, and it was a bit chilly). I also used the fitness room which was small, but had a nice mix of new machines and some hand weights, and a yoga ball. I also enjoyed the daily $4 cocktail specials! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great affordable hotel, great beach & pool"
Great hotel! The most spectacular beach I have ever been to, and I have been to a lot. The only thing missing is a small town to walk into. The resort is next to small other resorts and so you need a car to go explore.Genuine Expedia guest review
February weekend stay. Hotel was relatively busy for this time of the year, which is always a positive sign. Good service, excellent location and value for money. will definitely stay here again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Met our requirements brilliantly"
I took my husband and myself off to the Pestana Viking for a night to see if the Pestana chain would suit our needs. I’m Coeliac so eating out is difficult, but it's nice to enjoy a hotel environment and a cooked breakfast once in a while, so when I discovered Pestana have a kitchenette in many of their rooms I had to check it out. (Weirdly this isn't […] publicised much). I deliberately chose the most basic category of room to try, and was pleasantly surprised by what we got. The room was fresh and appealing, including a small table and two comfortable chairs, and the bathroom was lovely. Behind two wardrobe doors was a well designed mini kitchen, with a fridge with a small ice box and a microwave. A smart worktop and sink, tea towel and chopping board, a small kettle and mugs were all provided . (Take your own supplies of everything and a corkscrew). I was delighted. We relaxed, poured a drink, and were soon enjoying a simple feast of homemade chilli I’d taken out frozen in the hold bag. I realise some of you will think this is mad, but for those of us who can’t eat out easily finds like this are gold dust Even without such constraints, it's a great addition to the room. Breakfast was very good and the omelette station was brilliant. We then strolled down to the beach and took a turn around the beautiful grounds before departing, (check out time is generous). T he hotel's a bit boxy and dated in places but it's good and this won’t be our last stay. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Lovely roomy suite with sea view balcony. Food for breakfast a little monotonous (you have to like scrambled eggs!) No staff to direct you table a bit chaotic in mornings although they do serve from 7:30 to 10:30. Evening buffet a bit expensive worth the walk to other restaurants. Quite a walk to town centre but a nice walk if you take the cliff top […] route. Close to sandy beaches and a lovely pool area. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"cliff top hotel with excellent views"
stayed 5 nights. hotel clean and tidy. buffet breakfast was fineGenuine Expedia guest review
Staff were very friendly and helpful. Good selection of restaurants close by along with shops and a supermarket. Easily accessible to nearby beaches. Overall a great placeGenuine Expedia guest review
"Wouldn't stay there again"
The hotel is very clean and the rooms are quite nice but the staff were unfriendly and unhelpful. The breakfast was very average the the cost of food and drink was very expensive. I always enjoy the better prices on food and drink when on holidays but here, lunch in the cafe beside the pool will cost you €12-€15 just for a roll or pannini. The drinks […] were far more expensive then in the pubs and restaurants in the are. The pool area is really nice but overall I wouldn't stay there again Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice pool area and gardens with sufficient sun bed"
The hotel was fine and the pool and gardens were very good. As the gardens are at the top of the cliff there are a lot of seagulls. As the eggs were hatching the seagulls were very agressive. Many of the guests were shat upon. Breakfast was very good with a healthy variety of food. The entertainment at the hotel was different! There was a bit of a strange […] atmosphere in the hotel. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"A really quiet area for a lovely relaxing holiday"
A week of complete relaxation, hotel good and spa lovely. Scenery and location great and plenty of good restaurants nearby. Really suitable if you are looking for a quiet break.Genuine Expedia guest review
"very comfortable with nice ocean view"
i did enjoy the stay excellent food very clean room and very helpful staffGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great all round"
From the moment we arrived we had excellent service from the staff. We arrived about an hour before our boom was due to be ready. The receptionist continued with the paperwork and said it would be ready shortly. We had arrived by rental car and we were told where we could park. We left our bags in the car and went downstairs to look around. We found […] a snack menu and ordered toasties and baguettes which didn't take long and tasted good when they arrived. Staff, again, we're excellent. A bit pricey though. We then went back upstairs and our room was ready. We had a sea view double room which was very pleasant and as described on the website. We were charged 1euro so we're pleased. Beds were very comfortable and we had a fridge, kettle, sink etc hidden in a cupboard with a slide door. We enquired at the reception about a family room. They said they were fully booked but if we came back the following day after lunch, they could show us the room. Breakfast in the hotel was excellent. Yogurts, fresh fruit, cereal, several choices cobs breads, croissants, toast, 3 choices of juice, several choices of coffee and tea. Cheeses ham. Bacon, sausage scrambled eggs, boiled eggs, beans, mushrooms. Couldn't fault it for the price. Tables were cleared regularly and staff were pleasant and helpful in most languages. Also at the hotel was a small gym, indoor pool, outdoor pool and spa. YES, I would definitely go back and recommend the hotel. Plenty of choices of restaurants nearby. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Great hotel ,excellent location, enjoyed the hospitality too.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good location, close to quiet, unspoilt beaches."
Disappointing for a 4* hotel. Expected more from the Pestana group. Outside area well laid out. The indoor pool complex was good although looking a little tired in places. In general the hotel staff seemed rather indifferent to the guests. Surprised that the restaurant served only a buffet meal every evening.Genuine Expedia guest review
"An OK hotel"
On arrival the hotel appeared deserted and the 'sea view' room, for which we had paid extra, had any possible view obscured by an enormous tree. With a shrug but no hint of apology, we were offered an alternative on a low floor: a side view overlooking the garden. There was a glimpse of the sea through the trees. The location of the hotel is excellent, […] with a choice of beaches, bars and restaurants within walking distance. The pool and spa are a real bonus on a wet day and the reason we chose the hotel. Parents of older children do appear to leave them there unsupervised though, with no staff member around to remind them of safe or considerate behaviour. If you are elderly or disabled and need help with luggage don't book an early morning flight; there will be no staff member at this hotel to help you. We found parking our car was OK but guess it gets difficult in high season. We possibly will return but wouldn't be confident in recommending to friends. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Very solid hotel"
The room was well appointed and comfortable. There was a fridge and a little kitchenette with microwave. The staff were helpful, they sorted out a couple of small requests very efficiently. Breakfast was very wide ranging, with fruit, continental and hot options. The hot food wasn't great quality, with the exception of the omelettes which they made […] to order for you, so it was a shame that this wasn't available every day. We didn't bother with the €24 per head buffet dinner as it didn't look great and there were plenty of other options in the area. The hotel is a short walk from a couple of beaches in sheltered coves, but the indoor pool came in handy for us on a couple of rainy days. There is also a sauna and steam room which are free. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful 4star hotel close to the beach."
we enjoyed every minute of our stay in Portugal and most of the time joining the tour to see and experience what Portugal has to offer.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great Cliffside Location, but outdated 3 Star"
The hotel is situated well with direct beach access and enough to explore locally, yet there is not that much choice. But we wanted to have a relaxing time with no big excursions and therefore chose this hotel as we have stayed nearby in the (very excellent) Villalara Resort. Overall the pool area and location the cliffs is definitely very nice and […] relaxing and the rooms are spacious and well appointed. On the flipside: - the hotel needs a facelift as it is outdated. you get the feeling that the owners know that the location is a huge benefit so they just dont bother. - the breakfast for a 4 star is very weak, boring, dull, uneventful (coffee is awful) - part of the hotel gardens are unused yet advertised as part of the facilities - the hotel is VERY noisy due to the architecture you hear families and children noise about if you are anywhere near the escalator / open end of the corridors due to echo - some staff are very friendly, some rather useless (example: towels only available between set times (not for 4 hours during midday? on asking for towels at reception it takes about 3 attempts to convince disgruntal staff to organise towels) we therefore left with rather mixed feelings. personal recommendation would be to invest that extra money and either stay at Villalara nearby or Tivoli Gardens in Vilamoura - both hotels we had better experiences during our stay. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
""Great Hotel for a family""
Amazing this Pestana hotel was fantastic with absolutely no problems. The beach was literally around the corner and the pubs and restaurants were within walking distance and you could even walk into the City Centre. There is also a supermarket within walking distance and it is a family friendly hotel catering for families with children. The swimming […] pools were as advertised on the internet and the staff were very friendly. I loved the small kitchenette in the rooms with utensils, microwave and a fridge which was good. Best of all was the breakfast I loved the variety and you could eat as much as you wanted fantastic. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Pestana stay - July 2013"
There were 2 beaches at this hotel, one on either side of it. One of them was small and full of fishing boats but the other has large without any boats. This hotel is away from the more busy towns such as Albufeira and Portimao and we found that we wanted to go to those towns both during the day for the better beachs and at night for the large number […] of dining choices that we didn't spend much time at the beach. Next time I would stay at a less expensive hotel or apartment that wasn't on the beach, rent a car and just drive to the various beaches and restaurants...renting a car is the best way to see the Algarve. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Very nice modern hotel with great sea views, car parking is a bit short in supply but we managed, not too fond of the cooked breakfast but there is plenty of veriaty of other foods.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Lovely area, good hotel"
Holiday was for an anniversary and there was a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine on arrival. A lovely touch. Most of the staff were very helpful and friendly, specifically Luisa on reception and Edgar. Very professional and nothing was too much trouble for both of them. Stunning beaches 2 min walk and not too busy this time of year. About 6 restaurants […] in 10 mins walking distance so no need to get taxis everywhere. Spa facilities good although indoor pool a tad chilly! Fantastic stay and would definitely return. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel might need a Small lick of paint here or there, but the friendliness of the staff was fantastic, Portuguese hospitality at its best. The hotel staff were Charming Helpful & Curteous. its a clean comfortable hotel & I had a very pleasant breakGenuine Expedia guest review
"Family friendly hotel"
Overall a well appointed hotel with every facility. Improvements could be made to the quality of evening meals, more regular hotel transportation into the town of Almeria de Pera and better quality towels.Genuine Expedia guest review
"great hotel for every one"
Require more cleanliness in gym area. Should provide cleaning spray to clean the equipments after use.Need attention in changing and shower room.waiting time was too long on arriving at airport for transport.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel for couples looking for a quiet relaxi"
The hotel location is superb and is set in fabulous grounds and the Staff cannot be friendly enough and always wanting to help you with every request. The surrounding location offers beautiful beaches and on some of them fresh fish is available caught the night beforeGenuine Expedia guest review
"a hotel with a little extra"
A good quality hotel with helpful and friendly staff. Good quality catering and good facilities including kitchenette in room. The hotel is a little way from the town and your own transport is a definite advantageGenuine Expedia guest review
"Wonderful view of the ocean"
We had a room on the 7th floor which had a fantastic view of the ocean and the surrounding area. There was only single beds and these were much firmer then we were use to. The indoor pool was excellent but the outdoor one was rather cool so only best used on very hot days. Breakfast was excellent and varied so plenty to choose from including local […] breads and plenty of fruit. Unless you are after laying on the beach (which are wonderful and a short walk away) I would recommend you hire a car to see some of the local area. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Quiet relaxing break"
We stayed on a B & B basis and had a quiet comfortable room overlooking the garden with its pine trees and a view of the sea beyond. Our room was cleaned every day and the towels changed on request. The buffet breakfast was excellent with a choice of fresh fruit, cereal, eggs, bread, coffee etc. The hotel staff were pleasant and helpful. We had no complaints […] whatsoever. Although the hotel is located some distance outside Armacao de Pera we enjoyed the walk (about 20 minutes) and there is also a shuttle bus service if preferred. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel, great beaches, great stay!"
Had a lovely stay at Pestana Viking with the wonderful beaches, comfortable guest rooms, delicious food at restaurant, large swimming pool areas with plentiful of sun-deck chairs to choose from, relaxing spa and saunas and helpful staff. Would definitely recommend this hotel to friends and hope to come back again in the near future. I felt the Receptionist […] was very helpful and open to not only recommend her hotel's restaurants for meals but also point out the local restaurants nearby and making the guests feel they had choices rather than just being stuck in the hotel. This made me feel that she was looking out more for the guests experience rather than thinking only about her hotel. Kudos to her! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Close to small beaches"
Fresh, recently upgraded suite, shame the same effort had not been made with the large sea facing balcony. Very close to two lovely beaches, one with an excellent beach restaurant, but limited choice of other local restaurants within walking distance. Service was good . Mainly German clientele.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Staff make this Hotel special"
Hotel staff are superb! Daughter had to go to hospital - Staff called ambulance, very attentive and sent security staff with us who assisted with admission, explanations and getting us to and fro. Rooms are very good (no flat screen tv's though!) and aircon in all rooms but kitchenette in room was very useful. Very clean - gym a little limited if you […] have an International Athlete in tow! Pools and restaurants are all very nice: eat-in buffet is good value. Only a couple of restaurants outside locally but location is nice and quiet - beaches are superb and you have a really scenic outlook! Not at all pretentious but a good quality hotel. We'd go back. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Pestana Viking - a lovely home from home"
The hotel has good facilities with a kitchenette in all rooms. Breakfasts offer a good variety of hot and cold food with friendly service. The downside is that the hotel is somewhat remote from the local town and facilities. It is, however, well placed for seaviews and access to the beach. There is also a large supermarket within easy reach.Genuine Expedia guest review
a localização e espectacular. optimo para descansar, e relaxar. confortável.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Hatten für einen Golfurlaub eine kleine Suite mit Küchenzeile, ideal um sich Abends etwas vom Fischmarkt in die Pfanne zu hauen, Flasche Wein dazu. Perfekt für unsere Bedürfnisse...:-)Genuine Expedia guest review
"Fint hotell nära stranden."
Bra rum med mindre kök. Enda minuset är sängarna. De är alldeles för hårda då det inte finns några bäddmadrasser. Frukosten har stort urval och var mycket god. Hotellets restaurang och pub var dyrare än närliggande. Ett antal golfbanor nära med bil från 15-45 min bilfärd. Två bra shopping ställen med bil - den ena ca 15 min från hotellet.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Toppenläge vid strand , mysigt och lugnt"
Hotellet var sådär förutom frukosten som får topp poäng . Det regna en del och då regna det in på flera ställen på hotellet dock inte i rummetGenuine Expedia guest review
"Hôtel et site très agréable"
Nous avons beaucoup apprécié ces quelques jours passés dans cet hôtel. Le site est très agréable avec une vue exceptionnelle, à 2 pas de la plage à pieds et avec une piscine à l'eau de mer qui nous a permis de nous baigner dans une eau plus chaude que celle de la plage. Toutefois, il est dommage qu'il y ait autant de résonnances dans les couloirs de […] l'hôtel lorsque les gens marchent, font rouler leurs valises ou parlent. Je noterai aussi que la restauration est très basique et manque de fantaisie. En revanche les petits déjeuners étaient très appréciables. Toutefois, un thé autre que des sachets lipton serait le bienvenu et avec une théière et non un sachet dans une tasse. Le personnel quant à lui était très accueillant durant tout le séjour mais le départ était plus expéditif, ce qui est dommage si l'on veut rester sur une note positive. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Beetje vergane glorie"
De locatie van het hotel is prima, echter is het hotel n.m.m. aan renovatie toe. Het geheel maakt een wat verwaarloosde en gedateerde indruk. Ook de kwaliteit van het ontbijtbuffet is slechts matig. De kwaliteit van de bedden was goed en ook de kamer en de badkamer waren van goede kwaliteit.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"De ansatte forstår ikke engelsk"
OK hotell, men litt kjedelig plass godt unna de fleste restauranter. Det virkelig dårlige var at de plasserte barneseng på rommet siste natta på hotellet når vi ikke hadde med barn. Ikke veldig rent på rommene og fant en kakelakk på rommet. Meget gode frokoster.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Excelente localização e bastante tranquilo"
Muito agradável a repetirGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Kurzurlaub zum Dance World Cup in Portugal"
Für einen Kurzurlaub ist dieses Hotel wärmstens zu empfehlen. Die äussere Fassade macht einen nicht so guten Eindruck, jedoch die Liegewiese am Pool auf der Klippe ist superschön. Auch das Frühstücksbuffet morgens im Außenbreich ist sehr gut und klasse.Genuine Expedia guest review
Ett mycket bra hotell med fantastiskt läge. Bra frukostbuffé gick att äta både inne och ute. Två små saker drar ner betyget lite 1) Varför fanns det inte platt tv på rummen, det var fotbolls VM. 2). saknade bäddmadrassGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"prestation generale excellente"
le cadre mérite le détour. J'aurais souhaité rester plus longtemps.Genuine Expedia guest review
Vá ! Hotel espetacularGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Por poner alguna pega, el spa es pequeño y no funciona muy bien. Pedimos cama de matrimonio y no los la dieron, las almohadas incómodas, pero en general el hotel está muy bien, con buena ubicación si lo que quieres es disfrutar de unos días de playaGenuine Hotels.com guest review
ComfortabelGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Zum golf spielen gut geeignet. Durch pestana günstige Preise beim Golf.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Ambiente muito agradável"
A estadia foi curta mas muito boa. Hotel acolhedor, limpo e confortável. Pequeno-almoço fantástico. Vale a pena voltar!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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