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Guest House Sao Filipe
3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Rua Infante Dom Henrique 55, Faro 8000-363, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #9 of 21 Faro B&B and Inns
Bruxelles
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38 reviews 38 reviews
38 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Nice place, wonderful staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Every time I have travelled to Portugal I always had great experience, and Faro was not an exception. Hospedaria Sao Felipe is very well located, at walking distance from the station and from the centre. There are not a lot of shops and restaurants around, but the area is safe and you can reach them in less than 10mins walking. The rooms are nice, quite small but clean and with all the facilities inside. The breakfast was very basic but you pay what you get! The best part was certainly the staff, as the owner was extremely kind and friendly.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Roberts Creek, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

We literally were staying in a shed on top of their patio. It was not worth the 30 euros we paid that is for sure. Faro itself is not a city to visit in the first place. It is a neglected city, but not a beautiful neglected city. It is literally falling apart and the area where this guest house is located is in an especially rotting area of the city.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Belluno, Italy
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

This is a very clean, colorful and nice place to stay in Faro
The staff is helpful and kind
The location is so close to everything (center, bus station, train station, bars)
They provide Wi Fi in all the building
Will come again for sure!!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Pleasanton, California, United States
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

We stayed 1 night in the room that slept 3 on the top of the building on outdoor patio. No smoke detectors. Beds were hard. Room was clean & quiet. I don't think the pictures represented our room at all. Shower was adequate. Watch out for the hot water, scalding hot! Staff was very nice & helpful. Good location, lots of narrow stairs to climb (but that's all over Europe). Staff let us store our luggage the next day while we toured the city until around 4pm.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here for four nights the rooms are small but nice with good wifi signal. Faro is quite small so the location is good there is a fantastic restaurant within 3 minutes walk ' Adega Nova ' found it on our second day and had all our meals here from then. Turn right outside the front door and take first turn on your left you'll find it near the end of this street. The hotel has a simple sun terrace as well it is pleasent to have a beer here at the end of the day

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Rua Infante Dom Henrique 55, Faro 8000-363, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Faro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Faro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Guest House Sao Filipe 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our establishment consists of eleven bedrooms where we offer you tranquility, with a warm and friendly atmosphere,providing our guests to the ultimate personalized service. This is without a doubt our most important attribute.Each of our rooms have their own bathroom, cable TV, air conditioned and heating. We have alarm connected to the reception in all bathrooms and even the security system and detection of fire in the building. ... more   less 
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Guest House Sao Filipe Faro, Portugal - Algarve

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