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Pousada de Faro Palace Hotel

4.0 of 5 Rua Sao Jose, Estoi, Faro 8005-465, Portugal (Formerly Pousada de Faro - Estoi Palace Hotel)
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  • 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
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112 reviews 112 reviews
29 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was not a first visit to the hotel, and I may have reviewed it before. I love it - it is simply a feel-good experience. The public rooms are in a charming old mini-palace; the guest rooms and spa in a long, low new building. The rooms are big, well designed and furnished, and have a private terrace with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautyfull building, good location, but terrible restaurant.... Do not eat there, the food is terrible and very expensive.... The service was ok, but the cook should change job, maybe good only for dish washing....

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Haddonfield, NJ
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here in October, when it was still warm enough to swim in the beautiful pool. Very nice rooms in a modern wing built into the side of the hill so as not to overshadow the old palace. Very nice breakfast outside while we were there. The dining room is somewhat disappointing -- lacks any grandeur, compared to some... More 

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Yerevan, Armenia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent here only 1 night. If you are looking for a cool place to stay around Faro, Portugal, come to this hotel, it is situated in a little village Estoi. Rooms very modern and nice. Historic building, with a modern hotel facility built with comfortable and clean rooms. Breakfast was delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We went here towards the end of our 3 weeks in Portugal, as a vacation from our vacation. What a great choice. From the moment we arrived we were treated like VIPs. The guest rooms are spacious and modern, just what we wanted. It was very hot and the underground parking was perfect for our needs. The hotel has some... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This Pousada has only been open a few years, but already seems run down. The main reception area, bar, restaurant are all in the old palace building. However, the decor in all the rooms does not suit the 100+ year old building architecture. It looks like they ran out of money and had to decorate on the cheap with second... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The staff and management tried their best to please us but.... despite its history and charm, this place badly needs some basic maintenance and investment in the décor. Lots of things are broken: the sauna, the steam room, the bedroom door keys did not work when we were there ( had to be escorted to our room each time). The... More 

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Tyne & Wear UK
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We've just returned from a weekend in Portugal, staying at the Pousada in Estoi. I think some of the reviews on here are a bit harsh because we thought it was really lovely. The setting is fabulous, really peaceful and serene. If you want somewhere quiet to relax, this is an ideal place, but if you're looking for an activity... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I amazed this hotel has any good reports .......yes the old palace is delightful and the grounds in places are charming, the pool area is quite nice if not a little clinical..... But that is far as it goes. The furnishings in the public areas are not in keeping.......the dining room is like a canteen......and the service and food in... More 

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Denmark
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Actually this hotel is worth trying out for one night. Like most Pousadas it does add withthis interesting historical touch to the visit. However expensive compared to the service and standard in general (morte things like the sauna not working etc) .... booked a suite with a view, and got a suite but no view. But actually small things, Not... 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
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Hotel Class:4 star — Pousada de Faro Palace Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 63
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