We are just literally back from a weeks stay in this hotel and just had to write my review immediately - the hotel was fabulous.
Like some of the other reviewers I had my reservations about this hotel after reading some of the comments on trip advisor but I am pleased to say that our stay was superb.
The hotel was well laid out in a circular format with all rooms facing onto the pool area - the pool was never full to its capacity of 82 persons- we were lucky if we saw 20-25 in there on a daily basis. You can book a seaview room for an extra charge but if you do this then remember to pack your binoculars as although the beach is only 200m over the road its still a stretch to see if from the room unaided !! There is a rule of no reserving sunbeds but some people clearly thought this rule did not apply to them - but there are plenty of sunbeds to go round so dont panic. Even if you wanted to just enjoy the view/sit on your balcony there was no intrusion of noise from the pool and surrounding area - it was all very quiet and all guests seemed to be there for the same reason - total relaxation.
Rooms - we had a standard room on the 2nd floor and this was very spacious, clean and tidy. The aircon was a bit on the limp side and would say this could probably do with a complete service to bring it back upto its full speed - you are issued with 2 room cards and each card activates the electricty when you go in the room, so we tended to leave one card in the eletricity slot all day while we were out so when we got back our room was fairly cool. Shower was over the bath but very powerful and quite funky how the shower head changed colour during your shower !
Location - located on the main road between an amusement arcade and a jewellery shop but as someone else had helpfully already put this on trip advisor I wasn't too shocked and as the other reviewer pointed out - once you went through the main entrance this was soon forgotten. There was no noise from the outside world, it was all very tranquil and quiet.
Being situated close to other bars etc could actually be a blessing in disguise for some poeple in the evenings if you want to escape from the hotel evening entertainment, which if you take it at face value can be mildly amusing ! It was nice to walk out of the hotel over the road and be able to stroll along the promenade of an evening to enjoy the lovely early evening weather and to walk off some of the lovely food they serve you in the hotel.
Food - a great selection of food available to suit all tastes - my partner is vegetarian and often struggles with food abroad but here there was always a good selection available, alot of fresh vegetables and cold buffet - with at least one main hot vegeterian dish available each night: quiche, lasagne, moussaka. For the fish/meat eaters a huge choice available including chef busy cooking fresh fish and meat steaks on the griddles - then served straight on to your plate.
Staff - all courteous and friendly and were clearly there to help make your stay there as plenty as they could do. Although this is predominantly a german guest staying hotel all other guests were friendly and gave a morninng "hola" as you passed them on your way to breakfast.
All in all a pleasant stay in a lovely location - well worth the 2 hour transfer from the hotel to get here.
Be warned though the weather here can get extremely hot and we were facing temperatures off over 40 degrees when we checked out - but this is obviously beyond the control off the hotel staff - but thats why we travel abroad - to enjoy the sunshine !!!
Highly recommended hotel and location...enjoy your stay all those that are booked in !!!
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- Faro Jandia Peninsula
- Hotel Faro Jandia
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