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Very good
19 reviews
Living room overview
Open space
TV Living room, with air conditioning
Dining area
Kitchen
Main bedroom, with air conditioning
Single room with small office
WC
Balcony within small office
Terrace
Street views
Ria Formosa views
Farol Island
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Faro docklands, within 5 minutes walking
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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Faro, Faro District, Algarve

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Very good - based on 19 reviews
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Judith R
Bauline East, Newfoundland
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Beautifully located, sun-drenched and comfy digs”
Reviewed March 25, 2017 for a stay in March 2017
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We are two seniors who stayed in Catarina's apartment for the full month of March, 2017. The apartment commands a terrific location close to the ancient walls of the beautiful old city, overlooking the red rooftops and old bell tower (complete with a stork's nest) of Largo Sao Francisco. Free parking is available closeby and good restaurants abound. The apartment is well furnished, kitchen is adequately equipped. Wi-fi could be tricky but was up for the most part. Catarina herself was prompt and helpful with communications. The apartment is spacious and light, located near a little market that makes at-home food preps a breeze. Despite these considerable strengths, here were two sources of irritation for us. First was our huge frustration in being able to locate Catarina's apartment. We arrived in Faro after a lengthy and exhausting 2-days of travel from Canada, through San Miguel and Lisboa. We were driving a rental vehicle on our first visit to Faro. Despite my best efforts to download easy maps for us to follow (and Catarina's Michelin map), the conflagrations, one-way streets, streets with different names in the old city, our difficulty as non-Portuguese speakers.... had us flummoxed to the point that I was in tears. We could not receive assistance from any of those we asked, even when we showed them the spot on the map we wanted to reach. I have suggested to Catarina that with out of town drivers arriving at her place, direct them to follow the extremely well posted signs for centro, then the marina or ancient city. Once parked in those spots, it's an easier 5 minute walk to Catarina's. Second, we found it difficult upon arrival not to have many essentials required by travellers. There were 2 tiny travel samples of soap & shampoo, and one roll of toilet paper. There were no cleaning gels available despite our one-month rental period, so we ended up having to purchase these goods. I feel that if greater attention could be devoted to these two issues (which are not, after all, difficult), the apartment would rate a full 5 stars.

Date of stay: March 2017
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jun 29, 2017
Dear Judith,
For the price charged, I cannot afford to have more shampoo, gel and other amenities, I hope to have your understanding.

I hope to welcome you again in Faro or Lisbon city, where I have another nice apartment.

All of my best wishes,
Catarina
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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed October 26, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Date of stay: September 2015
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Daniel W
Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent stay”
Reviewed June 11, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Apartment is clean and tidy. Bedroom has quite large bed. apartment is located on very quiet street. Very close to old city (200m) also very close to shops and city centre. Definitely I recommend this apartment to stay in Faro.

Date of stay: June 2015
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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Jon C
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great location and a lovely little apartment!”
Reviewed April 27, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Lovely little apartment near the old town in Faro - great for local restaurants (Try Faz Gusto and Vila Adentro, well worth it!) and getting out and about. Very airy and comfortable, a real welcoming home-from-home.

Date of stay: April 2015
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Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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simontomk...
County Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
“Awesome apartment in a perfect location in Faro”
Reviewed April 26, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

This is a super place to stay in its location is right next to Cathedral Square with lots of excellent bars and restaurants at your doorstep. It's decor is modern with perfect wifi and both bedrooms have balconies to enjoy your morning coffee from. Plus, the owner Catarina is super helpful - I couldn't recommend her enough!

Date of stay: April 2015
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Traveling group: Friends
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Daydream7...
Lisbon District, Portugal
1 review
Reviewed September 1, 2018 for a stay in June 2018
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Management Response
Sep 4, 2018
Fátima, muito obrigada pela sua review. Foi um gosto ter-vos em minha casa. Até muito em breve e tudo a correr sempre pelo melhor!
Catarina
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Explore74...
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 12, 2018 for a stay in June 2018
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Date of stay: June 2018
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jun 25, 2018
Quel plaisir de vos avoir à la maison!!! Merci et à très bientôt!
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