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Residencial Dandy

Rua Filipe Alistao, Faro 8000-343, Portugal
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Ranked #17 of 26 Hotels in Faro
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Leeds, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived at the hotel and first thing that hit me was the overpowering smell of boiled fish. Waited 10mins before a woman appeared and started shouting for someone. A man then arrived from a private part of the hotel which was so near he could not have failed to hear me calling for attention. His first greeting to me was... More 

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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for 2 nights and it was perfect for our visit. Since we did not expect it to be anything extraordinary, it was spot on what we needed - cheap, central and cosy. Reminded us of a stay at our grandparents' place. We had our own fridge in the room, hot water, Wi-Fi access, basically all you need for... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Cheap old fasion cosy pension with perfect location to explore Faro. very close to bus and trainstation. close to the old town and lots of restaurants, the marina and the old churches. big and airy rooms with french balconies and very small private bathroom is fronting the street. other rooms with shared facilities can be small and dark and hidden... More 

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Paris, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The location and the value for money are undoubtedly the good aspects. The staff was almost absent, we only saw a woman when we checked-in (she arrived only 15 minutes after we did), she looked confused and looked like she didn't really know how to do her job. The decoration of the rooms and common areas is a bit too... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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95 reviews 95 reviews
64 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Funny place to stay with very eccentric decorations. The room was tiny but clean and was very expensive compared to where else we have been. Didnt get the room we booked.The owner and the woman argue a lot when he isn't sleeping in the lobby. Wifi worked but only on terrace. Good location. Enjoyable town to visit.

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Wicklow, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We booked the Residencial Dandy through booking.com. On the day of arrival (18.08.2014) the owner after taking payment brought us to a different building on parallel street. There was no promissed WiFi or Docking station or even hair dryer. My 11 year old son started crying as he had never seen such place before. I had to contact Booking.com and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

Staff crazy. The woman at the reception didn't consider the customers. The man (maybe per husband, crazy as well) came in the terrace screaming to shut up because he was the only person of the hostel who was sleeping (we weren't screaming). The room not clean at all, there were insects running on the floor, everything was very old and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

So we booked this hostel back in May and booked a twin private ensuite room. I arrived to find it wasn't possible (after emailing them to see if we could stay an extra night with no reply). They said that the room we booked wasn't available because they had allowed someone to extend so for a 2.50€ discount we were... More 

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Killarney, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Nice place, very unusual. Staff were friendly and relaxed. The room was comfy and quiet, air con was a nice touch in the July heat after a long flight. I had read some less than complimentary reviews before hand but I thought the place was fine.

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Paris, France
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Spent one night here. It's a very old house with very old, typical southern portuguese decorations. It can be seen as awfully corny or actually funny (I found it funny). Very clean rooms, shared but clean bathroom, nice balcony, right in the city centre.

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