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Hotel Santa Maria Faro

Rua de Portugal 17-19, Faro 8000, Portugal
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a modern, clean, smart and comfortable place for when in Faro. The rates were ridiculously low, could not fault, easy to park in the street at night, friendly reception staff - on all hours, even has a lift, good bed and shower, what else do you need?

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My room was spotless, spacious, had efficient soundless air-conditioning and a generous supply of towels and soaps. It was perfect for my needs and the location is perfect in that I could walk everywhere: the marina, Old Town and all the restaurants I'd researched. Breakfast was an additional 6 Euro and well worth it, I had fresh orange juice, beautiful... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

With the recent upgrades the hotel is nice but upon arrival they didn't pick up the rate I had booked the hotel at and tried to over charge me. Good location close to the downtown of Faro. The breakfast is decent but the breakfast lady wasn't so friendly. Front desk staff was friendly and helpful, and rooms a really nice... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Location is good, you can just walk into the city center. Breakfast has everyone one needs. The room was clean but really small. It was hard to find a place for the suitcase. Staff was friendly and helpful.

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London
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We've stayed at the Hotel Santa Maria many times. It used to be a pleasant, inexpensive, convenient hotel offering a very generous buffet breakfast. When we visited on 17 June 2015, it had new owners and was in the process of being rebranded as the Stay Hotel Faro Centro. The rooms seem unchanged, but the breakfast (now 6 euros) was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We arrived at the hotel without booking in advance as we had been staying in Silves and decided to spend a few days in Faro before flying home. It was our second visit to the hotel and as we remembered it being in a great spot for exploring the town we headed straight there after checking availability on the internet.... More 

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

we returned on 30/10/14, so apologies for delay in review. POSITIVES 1. Arrived in the evening and was greeted by an extremely helpful, pleasant member of staff, who we found out was called Sergio. He personally took us up to give us the option of 2 room choices and was very relaxed and welcoming. 2. We were very happy with... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

In April, my friends and I ventured out to Faro for some relaxation and bonding. This hotel was just what we needed. It was clean, centrally located, friendly staff, and we felt safe. There are not many frills but breakfast was delicious, the staff helped is with arranging excursions/restaurant recommendations, and nice bakery across the street.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This was my second trip to Faro and I wanted a Hotel with a central location within walking distance of the Igreja do Carmo Church. Located in a quiet side street the Hotel is about ten-fifteen minutes from the Igreja and the Old Town. My twin room looked out onto the street and was very clean, with several power points... More 

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Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Room was clean and basic. Opened the door which immediately bounced back towards our faces as his hit the bed, it was a struggle to get our suitcases through. The curtains were drawn casting a strong shadow of red making it hard to see. Didn't understand why until we drew them to find an office block a few meters away... More 

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