We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Pousada de Faro Palace Hotel

#2 of 26 Hotels in Faro
Certificate of Excellence
Rua Sao Jose, Estoi, Faro 8005-465, Portugal (Formerly Pousada de Faro - Estoi Palace Hotel)
Hotel amenities
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Pousada de Faro Palace Hotel
Professional photosView all
Browse nearby
Pousada de Faro Palace Hotel
Add Photo Write a Review

410 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    187
    154
    50
    14
    5
See reviews for
65
273
5
9
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (89)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (410)
  • Mar-May only
    (109)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (166)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (94)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (41)
All months
London
Level Contributor
67 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a strange Pousada. Yes, it uses an old palace, but only for the bar, kitchens and restaurant. The rooms are all in a new block built on the side, and, usefully, this includes an underground car park. The room we had, a superior, was fine. Large, with a decent bathroom, but, with that much room for the bathroom,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Manager_Estoi, Manager at Pousada de Faro Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for choosing to stay at Pousada Palácio de Estoi and for taking the time to sharing your opinio, we carefully read. We deeply regret that your meal and room facilities at our Pousada did not meet your expectations, and we would like to apologize for all the inconveniences you experienced. We do appreciate your... More 

Newmilns, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed 6 nights, Lovely old building with modern bedroom extension. bedroom was to excellent standard, house keeping staff were clearly very hard working. Breakfast was best organised dining experience, sadly all too often staff seemed to vanish at lunch times and in the evenings, leaving customers search out waiting staff, after a few days it became very annoying ! Very... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ayr, Scotland
Level Contributor
58 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had 2 nights free ahead of driving to Lisbon and did not want to stay in the usual chains and Algarve hotels. This was certainly different. Checkin was quick and as you would expect all staff speak excellent English.The bedrooms are modern, and a very good size with the usual mod cons. It was lovely eating outside for dinner... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our final stay before flying home from Faro. The main building is the old palace and the rooms are stunning. The gardens are lovely too.The bedrooms are cleverly built to the side of this and lower down in a modern wing. There isn't quite the same atmosphere in these as other pousada's because it is really a very... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Nice hotel - stayed 1 night Great breakfast v good value Good rooms / beds etch a very elegant refurbished old building with a couple of rooms with beautiful ceilings - see website Free wifi reasonable speed Nice pool with welcoming staff Would recommend for short stay Didn't stay very long do not sure if there is much to see... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brussels
Level Contributor
72 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is a 19th century extravaganza to which has been added a wing of modern rooms. The original building is quite pretty and the view from the public areas including the breakfast terrace is lovely, what with the orange groves, the gentle hills and the sea in the distance. The rooms are modern and devoid of charm but quiet,clean, spacious... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manager_Estoi, Manager at Pousada de Faro Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your excellent comments in Tripadvisor. Your opinion is very important for us, and to other guests that consider a trip to Pousada de Estoi. We look forward to welcome you again. Kind regards, Orlando Araújo Unit Manager More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We had a fantastic week staying at the Pousada in Estoi. Everything was Top, the 18th century Rokoko Palace was great with a very smart newbuilt extension for rooms and pool area. We were very well treated by all staff and had great meals in the restaurant. The Palace in not by the Beach so we went by bus, only... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manager_Estoi, Manager at Pousada de Faro Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your feedback. We are glad to know you enjoyed your stay and found our service and facilities very good. Looking forward to welcoming you back at ESTOI. Best regards, Orlando Araújo Unit Manager More 

North Palm Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
88 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We just completed a short 3night trip covering the southern coast of Portugal. We based from Estoi, Portugal which is 5 miles north of Faro. The Pousada Palace Hotel, overlooking Faro & the Atlantic Ocean has a lovely outdoor restaurant serving excellent cuisine. The various public areas housed a fine collection of antique furniture. The hotel rooms wing is a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manager_Estoi, Manager at Pousada de Faro Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your feedback. We are glad to know you enjoyed your stay with us. I'm happy to know you considering the food of our restaurante excellent. We now look forward to welcoming you again soon! Kindest regards, Orlando Araújo Unit Manager More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
51 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This place is full of charm, the old Palace has been restored with new bedrooms added which are very modern and luxurious. Everything here is stunning. Nothing not to like, a real treat to stay here, wish it could have been longer.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Manager_Estoi, Manager at Pousada de Faro Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We appreciate your comments regarding your stay at Pousada Palácio de Estoi. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. Once again thank you for sharing your review with us. Best regards, Orlando Araújo Unit Manager More 

Radcliff, Kentucky
Level Contributor
39 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Just returned from a lovely 3-night stay and we have no regrets choosing this pink palace as our lodging while exploring the Algarve. Estoi, where the hotel is located, is a small little Portuguese village about a 15-20 min. drive from Faro airport. The Palace has much more character than the overrun, touristy resort area of Vilamoura (the beaches of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Manager_Estoi, Manager at Pousada de Faro Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your comments. The fact that you have enjoyed your stay with us and took the time to give your feedback it’s the best award we can give us. We will share your comments with our team, who I am certain will be encouraged by your remarks. We now look forward to the pleasure... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

540 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (292)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (26)
Viewed
View from room (14)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (101)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Room/suite (16)
Viewed
Dining (16)
Viewed
Family/play areas (4)
Viewed
Other (112)

Expert photos: Taken by TripAdvisor travel experts

Viewed
All expert photos (223)
Viewed
Amenities (43)
Viewed
Indoor Pool (4)
Viewed
Pool (13)
Viewed
Restaurants and Bars (39)
Viewed
Standard Room (23)
Viewed
Suite (33)
Viewed
Superior Room (22)
Viewed
The Hotel (46)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (25)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (5)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
Room/suite (8)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Other (7)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Faro
6.0 mi away
Hotel Eva
Hotel Eva
#3 of 26 in Faro
4.0 of 5 stars 879 reviews
6.0 mi away
Hotel Faro
Hotel Faro
#6 of 26 in Faro
4.0 of 5 stars 419 reviews
7.8 mi away
Conrad Algarve
Conrad Algarve
#1 of 17 in Almancil
5.0 of 5 stars 835 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.1 mi away
Casa de Estoi
Casa de Estoi
#1 of 26 in Faro
4.5 of 5 stars 68 reviews
15.0 mi away
EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel
EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel
#1 of 162 in Albufeira
4.5 of 5 stars 492 reviews
16.0 mi away
Porto Bay Falesia
Porto Bay Falesia
#5 of 162 in Albufeira
4.5 of 5 stars 1,403 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay