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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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east yorkshire
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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small 18th century baroque palace, beautifully restored, holds the public rooms. Bedrooms in the new block are large and comfortable. Pools are smart. Historic gardens are not yet fully restored, but are lovely for a stroll and have beautiful tea houses. It all looks out over the countryside to Faro and the sea - it's only 10 km from the... More 

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Stenungsund, Sweden
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is simply wonderful. Beautiful environment, majestic rooms, lovely garden, delicious food and breakfast and extremely friendly personnel and comfortable beds. We loved it and hope to return soon!

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leeds
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114 reviews 114 reviews
30 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

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 December 4, 2014

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 November 26, 2014

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 November 24, 2014

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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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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Toronto, Canada
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Toronto
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102 reviews 102 reviews
45 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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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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