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Pousada de Faro Palace Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rua Sao Jose, Estoi, Faro 8005-465, Portugal (Formerly Pousada de Faro - Estoi Palace Hotel)
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Honestly, I have never, ever, encountered a more depressing hotel. We booked a room with a "view", which was overlooking a dried out bush. We asked to change to another room with a better view and was given a room on a higher floor with a view of a bigger bush--they called it the "pool view". If you want drinks... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have been travelling across Portugal in August and stayed in 4 Pousadas while exploring the Country. Pousada de Faro Palace Hotel has been our worst experience and surprisingly turned out to be significantly more expensive versus the rest of the Pousadas, so we were quiet disappointed by the quality of the property. Several items to mention that might be... More

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Warwickshire
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We are staying in a villa close by and made the mistake of going to this hotel for lunch. All the service had to be initiated by the guest and whilst the staff who eventually served you were friendly, it was disappointing to say the least. You pay a cover charge and although you do not get a choice of... More

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Bruges Belgique
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pousada is in a quite location but not to far from the ocean and the airport in Faro. It is indeed a fusion of old and new. The modern rooms are well equipped, spacious and with a nice terras. The pool area is very nice with lots of chairs and a nice pool bar. The old part houses the restaurant,... More

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful old building in combination with modern architecture. Spacious rooms and bathrooms. Nice pool with a view and fabulous garden. Unfortunately the restaurant service was one of the worst experience ever, thus the restaurant can not be recommended.

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed there in August. It seemed that all rooms were occupied. Staffs were very kind and helpful but in busiest time, we had to wait for any kind of services. Facilities and atmosphere were good. Meals were lower than the avarage In Portugal. So I recommend to go out for dinners. My reccomended restaurant area is Olhao.

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Milan, Italy
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The plus are for sure: the garden and the villa's halls which are really beautiful public spaces (you could spend hours there doing nothing!), the quiet atmoshpere and the friendly staff. However I think the hotel is a little overpriced for the structure in itself and the quality/price ratio could be improved...

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London, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We stayed at the Estoi Palace from the 8th to 15th July and did not want to leave. This hotel is a successful fusion of old and new. The new wing houses well-equipped, air-conditioned rooms which are spacious, comfortable and beautifully clean, with the most powerful shower I have ever encountered. Dining on the terrace in the original palace was... More

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Fort St John
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This hotel architecturally integrates a baroque palace with contemporary Portuguese architecture in a brilliant and elegant fashion. The rooms are spacious, the views are stunning, and the old palace is a reminder of how the very wealthy once lived. Staff were friendly, dining on the terrace was a joy! Strongly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Estoi Palace between the 1st & 8th of July. The Palace itself is tastefully renovated and to an excellent standard. The modern annex housing the accommodation does not detract from the Palace and the rooms are spacious enough, comfortable, well equipped and spotlessly clean. Linen and towels were changed daily. The pool area... More

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Address: Rua Sao Jose, Estoi, Faro 8005-465, Portugal (Formerly Pousada de Faro - Estoi Palace Hotel)
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Faro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Pousada de Faro Palace Hotel 4*
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The luxurious Pousada de Estoi, the Estoi Palace, born out of the recovery of an old eighteenth century palace, is located in the village of Estoi only 10 km from Faro. This palace once belonged to Jose Francisco da Silva, Viscount of Estoi, and was opened in 1909. In 1987, it was purchased by the Town Hall of Faro, and in 1977, it was considered a property of Public Interest. A project by architect Goncalo Byrne, this hotel in Faro has a Health Club where you can enjoy a Turkish bath, sauna, tropical showers and heated indoor pool with a whirlpool. In a region with great gastronomic traditions you can find the Visconde restaurant, one of the Algarvian establishments which include fish and fresh seafood. The whole menu is inspired by Portuguese cuisine and exhibits a genuine form of art for good eating. Don't miss out on the deserts from Algarve made with figs and almonds grown locally. Experiencing the Pousada de Estoi is a pleasant journey with a combination of the classical, Baroque and contemporary elements that will definitely be a memorable experience. ... more   less 
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