Pestana Delfim Beach & Golf Hotel - All Inclusive4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Stayed here in June 2017 for a week with a friend all inclusive. We are 2 single ladies in our 40's. My first impressions of the hotel was that it could be absolutely stunning if it was given some TLC and a face lift. As it was, the hotel looked dated and tired. The hotel is set in very picturesque grounds with the beautiful beach easily accessible from the hotel via a footpath although this is quite steep so not suitable if you have mobility problems. Rooms were basic and quite tatty. We expected to have a balcony but were disappointed not to. I found the selection of food at the hotel to be varied and good. Every day there was either freshly grilled meat or fish in addition to a variety of dishes, salad was plentiful as well as deserts. The alcohol I found not so good - it tasted watered down and flat. There were only 2 cocktails on offer which weren't great either. The pool was salt water and kept clean but cold until you got used to it. Plenty of sunbeds. The pool bar was permanently shut even though we were there last week of June. I'm not sure if it was defunct. The most disappointing aspect of the holiday for me was the lack of any entertainment for adults particularly in the evening. The resort of Alvor itself is a good 20/30 minute walk away and is lacking in terms of entertainment and bars so you would expect the hotel to put on something for the adults but there was absolutely nothing. Once we had eaten our evening meal the only thing left to do was go for a walk or sit in the bar. Because of this the hotel lacked any atmosphere or fun with the staff tending to be quite unfriendly and grumpy. To sum up: Good points: Beautiful beach very close by, good variety of tasty food Bad points: No entertainment for adults of any description, in the middle of nowhere, hotel dated and tired looking, alcohol poor, no atmosphere, miserable staff. This part of Portugal is apparently renowned for it's winds and definitely lived up to that with sunbeds regularly blowing into the pool. Holiday very disappointing and hotel basic. Would not go back unless they paid me and would not re-visit this part of Algarve.
Stayed here for a long weekend with a group of golfers, we were out of session so it was very quiet but unfortunately I can’t think of to many good points aside the point that the beer was cold and free. Rooms were vintage and dirty with poor WiFi and electrical connections, no AC or digital tv. Food was not good and questionable to what it was ... Would use for a base camp for golf again but would avoid if I could.
Pestana Delfim, Algarve Portugal Our experience of the place can be split in two: Positive The hotel has a great location, close to the beach, with a wonderful few of the surroundings day and night. The suite accommodation was very good, large rooms and plenty closet space. The two balconies are very private, both facing the water. The PR manager, Veronica Andre was very helpful. She was the only one that resolved our TV issued. Front desk ignoring the issues that the televisions did not work. The closest town is Alvor with a good supermarket and liquor beverage outlet. Negative Cleaning is done haphazardly, there was no vacuuming while we were their for 17 nights. The front desk staff gave wrong information about where to get off at the train station. Maria Machado responded to our e-mails saying that Lagos was the closest stop, yet as it turned out Lagos was 22km away from the hotel, while Portimoa was only 7 km. Looks as if they either do not know or they do now care. The restaurant was very poorly managed. The restaurant Manager Avelino Pereira was obviously not interested or capable to the business. We had to hunt for the glasses and cups in the morning. The coffee machine was only filled an hour after opening. One morning they actually ran out of salt. The food was mostly slop, overcooked, cold, tasteless and unappealing. At times not labelled or mislabelled. When questioned, the staff could not tell us what the food was. During our stay there was always only two types of soups to choose from, one was called vegetable (bad tasting) and the other just as bad. Only two times there was better quality. This is the first time I had fish soup without fish. There was also a grilling stating with indescribable looking meat or fish, and overcooked pasta and tasteless sauce. We basically lived on fried potatoes and bread with butter and jam. All drink were local and awful. The whiskey tasted like dish water and the vodka was bad news. They seemed to be made by a company who only heard of the names, but never tasted any. The cocktails were very sweet. The only good drink was beer. We bought our own wines and liquor in Alvor and we noticed we were not the only ones. All in all, this is a great place if one considers the location and lodgings and it would be superb if one could book a non-inclusive stay and bypass the restaurant which unfortunately is not an option. The hotel should try serving a good quality warm breakfast with warmers underneath.
If you are a golfer looking for a bed and reasonable food this place will do. The rooms are clean and the staff helpful and polite. The food is plentiful but repetitive. if you fancy a fun night the main bars are only a 10 minute walk down the road
Checked in Saturday 30th September went straight back to reception to inform them air conditioning in bedroom was not working, was told maintenance would fix. Went back Sunday morning, Sunday evening, Monday morning, Monday evening, Tuesday morning, and finally on Tuesday lunchtime was told by a receptionist who didn't seem very happy to see me(he was dismissive of me), that a fan would be put in my room. After 4 days all we got was a fan that did little to improve the situation, we had no other communication from anyone at the hotel. I am a big fan of Pestana Hotel's but this was very disappointing to say the least. I booked and paid extra for a Suite, for extra comfort, but got none as the bedroom was too hot, and the impression I was left with, was that the staff knew the air conditioning didn't work, and wasn't going to be fixed, and it was tough if we didn't like it. Very poor experience, both in terms of the problem we had and the absence of any care from hotel staff to deal with it. I provided this feedback to the Hotel the morning we returned home, a week later I got a reply apologizing for the delay in replying, saying sorry we didn't exceed your expectations, and hope to see you soon.
The Pestana Delfim is on the edge of town located on a hill. It certainly does not come anywhere close to its 4 star rating, It is extremely tired and date and in its present state, 2 stars would be more appropriate. Our biggest gripe was the restaurant. It reminded us of a 1980's works canteen except the meals are not as good. the food to be honest was very poor with little choice. No cold meats or salads as an option for lunch and the evening meal. The quality and hygiene was suspect . It was not surprising that we had significant increased bowels movements as a result. Also the air conditioning was not functioning. It really forced us to eat out in Alvor in the evenings, which was an added unexpected expense. Add on the cost of a taxi to return to avoid negotiating the hill on the return journey and the all inclusive package wit these additions made it expensive. also the entertainment it the hotel would have had all the performers throw out very early on the X Factor.On the plus side our room bigger than expected with great sea views. Also free Wi Fi was free and available every where in the hotel and and the swimming pool. Only local spirits included in the all inclusive and the brandy apart the rest were very weak and tasted nothing like the real thing. Only one member of staff served behind the bar and at peaks quite a queue formed. we thought The Brits were in the minority here and there was a cross section of nationalities stayng here including several French pensioners coach parties.
Having read the reviews on here, I came with lowish expectations. Overall I was pleasantly surprised. I think some of the reviewers on here expected Sandals for the price of Butlins.(we were at Sandals two weeks before) OK, it's an 80s concrete edifice, with very garish and dated decor, but there are many positives. The rooms are quite spacious and very clean. The food is good, with plenty of choices at every mealtime. I'm a fussy eater, and was never hungry or disappointed. The drinks were plentiful, with decent beer, wine and sangria on tap. There are, however, some significant negatives. Either there are not enough staff, or they are bone idle. Often the mess left around the pool area and grounds was not cleaned for days. The bars only had one staff member, so a wait was inevitable. The toilets in the public areas are truly disgusting, with broken seats, no soap, and a smell that could stop a charging rhinoceros. There seems to be no supervision around the pool area. After two days of relative peace, we had busloads of Portuguese families turn up. Their feral children ran riot around the pool, riding skateboards and hover boards everywhere (including the restaurants), jumping off the bridge structure, and not a word was said by any staff. The adults , who were clearly rejects from the local equivalent of the Jeremy Kyle show, often took food and glasses out of the restaurants to have an al-fresco pool party; with the debris left around for a whole day afterwards. The pool bar was never manned, and looks like it was last used in the 1980s. It was a blessed relief when the buses departed and we had peace and quiet for the last 2 days. In conclusion, we had a great holiday. The beach is close by, and spectacular. The town is a shortish walk, and nice, if you like the full-english-breakfast-irish-bar-happy hour vibe. However, Sandals it ain't, and it never will be. Remember though, it's 85% cheaper than Sandals.
The location was not ideal for us. It was on the outskirts of Alvor up a hill. This meant every time you returned from going out whether it be the beach or the town you had a steady climb. You could catch the number 14 bus (P1 at weekends) at the bottom on the slope near the hotel, otherwise it was the expensive of a taxi. The Pestana Delfim comes nowhere near to its 4 star rating. The hotel itself 3 star but the food bearly warranted 2 stars. Lack of choice was one issue, It was constantly reheated and poor quality, with the exception of breakfast which was actually quite nice.Also the afternoon tea was one of the few highlights. it was no coincidence that there a number of guests were ill with stomach upsets including us for 24 hours.Our room was good but rather rather dated. The beds we comfortable an the shower was excellent. A fridge is included but you had to mpay a supplement for the safe The television set was cumbersome and old, not the slim type that is common nowadays. No british TV channels.The entertaiment was awful. We found the staff, especially those on reception to be very pleasant and helpful .A lot of the sunbeds around the pool did not function properly and there was a shortge of umbrelllas. This might have been a great hotel 20 years ago but it badly needs a lot doing to it now. A complete rethink on the food is essential.
Came here for a golf holiday, i was expecting it to be somewhat outdated from the photos etc but was a little worried when reading some recent reviews. However I'd take it with a pinch of salt as the hotel was far better than expected. Yes it isn't a 4 star resort style hotel but if you are looking for a base to explore and play golf etc then this is just fine. The staff were friendly and the hotel was cleaned and tidy. There was plenty of options for all meals and the food was perfectly adequate considering the price we paid. Yes there isn't many cocktail options but I wouldn't say this is a deal breaker, also some of the entertainment choices can be a bit depressing for a holiday but there was a couple which were better. All in all I had a very good experience and would return again for another golf holiday. Read between the lines and don't let the negative reviews put you off, you get what you pay for remember so if you want a resort you holiday then pay the extra and go elsewhere. If you want a decent enough base to stay while playing golf or going to the beach and exploring etc then this place does the trick and more.
Stayed from 1st Oct through to 13th. First 4 days playing golf with friends then joined by partner and we holidayed! Great facility for golfers. Good rates with good reductions for courses played and for transfers. All inclusive well received by golfers but clearly the quality of the drinks is different. G&T's do not taste the same, the beer is light and gassy, and the whisky does not taste like whisky! However, great for a bunch of guys who are looking forward to a few beers upon return from golf. The hotel struggles a little when you turn back into a holiday. We were there an additional 8 days and the menu was similar in restaurant, the Italian special restaurant was bland and appeared mass produced. Accommodation good, cleanliness needs improving..... in the whole two weeks we stayed the floors were not hovered. Overall the hotel is well used and you can tell. In need of some talc. We enjoyed and would return, but considering the cost all inclusive then it may be cheaper to stay locally and eat when you like.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
- Outdoor pool
Located in Alvor within a short walk of Alvor Beach, Pestana Delfim Beach & Golf Hotel - All Inclusive is within a mile (2 km) of Hospital Alvor. This 4-star hotel has 312 guestrooms and offers an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Also close to this Portimao hotel are Rocha Beach and Tres Irmaos Beach.
This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.
Pestana Delfim Beach & Golf Hotel - All Inclusive's 312 air-conditioned rooms provide balconies, minibars, and safes. Guests can enjoy free WiFi and TVs. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries.
At Pestana Delfim Beach & Golf Hotel - All Inclusive, guests enjoy features like an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and an outdoor tennis court. Free parking is available if you drive. Other amenities at this all-inclusive hotel include free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a free kid's club.
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61% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 1072 reviews