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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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Ranked #1 of 26 hotels in Faro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Toronto, Canada
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16 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed on night in July but squeezed in almost 2 days staying on grounds. Didn't want to leave as so nice. Stayed on 1/2 board meal plan... Great deal esp with kids. Entrance via car not exciting until you got on grounds. Place is a 400 yr old palace on one side and ultra modern contemp (office like scandianvian like,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 10 nights 21/6 to 1/7, our initial impression was disppointing as the "palace" seemed small after viewing the pictures online but we quicklty got used to the layout and surroundings. The restoration (or what has been done anyway) is tastefully done, but there is a long way to go with the grounds. Not sure if they intend... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed 23 June to 30 June - Transfers good thanks to green bus co - arranged prior to departure from UK. We agree with Albon_1 given the hype in Pestana literature. Used some of our points as Priority Guests and felt a little let down so little of the Pousada is open and what is open to guests is furnished... More

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Houten, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very good hotel. Close to the airport of Faro. We stayed 2 nights. The first night was 20th of June and the second the 3rd of July. Rooms are good and the food is excellent. Staff is very attentive. A place to go back to.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For a hotel that advertises itself as a palace it's very disappointing. The rooms are actually nowhere near the palace part which is just a small part where the restAurant is. The rooms while specious are very corporate and a bit dark and dingy and the decor for a new hotel isn't that nice. The food in restaurant was v... More

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

beautiful location with great views to the coast; Service sometimes a bit arrogant - still nice; In the evening the public toilets are not very clean; the system is a little off, so a rental car is needed; the castle is restored properly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A place to remember. Exceptional location, excellent service. I do recommend. Historic building, with a modern hotel facility built with comfortable and clean rooms. It is far from the beach, but the swimming pool is excellent.

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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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