The hotel catered for smokers. The staff wwere very helpful without being intrusive. Although the room was very clean - the smell of the cleaning products used was quite overpowering.
Clean and comfortable, idea for a stopover close to the airport The area around the hotel in general
front desk is very helpful. SHowers are very small. Breakfast needs more variety, there was hardly anything except bread and cheese
Next to the train and bus station (2 min.). Short walking distance to the old town as well. None.
Hotel Staff very good and helpful. Hotel very central, just round the corner from the bus station and train station and Faro beautiful Marina. Rooms very basic, pillows were so hard. The triple room we reserved was small double with a bunk bed thrown at the botton of the bed/.
Excellent location and friendly helpful staffs The hot water system not so great and bathroom has moulds on the ceiling.
Meeting the man from Zimbawe and also the owner. Very helpful and friendly
The rooms are new and great. They charged my credit card 5 days before I came without my signature or anything.
The staff were friendly. The breakfast was a welcome extra. The room was fairly comfortable and nice bathroom Balcony didnt lock
Location and non smoking floors
Quiet room, nice view, comfortable bed. friendly helpful staff (needed to speak Portuguese). Bus stops nearby, local cafe provided a traditional good value meal.
Reception is very good. French speaking reception. We are able to rent a (bottom-of-the-line) mountain bike at this hotel. A lot of track to bike around ! It's a good place to start mountain-bike ride.
I'd like the staff and the owners, very familiar, helpful and friendly. The drinks at the bar are really cheap, the breakfast made on your desire. It's not a hotel, it's more a family guesthouse. Some things are missing, like wireless internet, no telephone. A frigde in the room is really important at the Algarve. The shower cabin is tiny, the shower head was calcified, missing small towels and bath mat.
Staff were very friendly and as helpful as they could be with their little knowledge of English and my pigeon Portuguese! I would only recommend if you have a car. It was in the middle of nowhere and when we arrived it was about 8pm. there is no real restaurant facility in the hotel and no shops nearby so that evening we dined in our room with a small tub of pringles and airline bought water! sad times! this hotel is a bit more like somebodys house and it was about a 30minute drive from the beach. due to this we subsequently moved hotels after just 1 night.
Proximity to resort. Air conditioning was an extra-this was not highlighted at the time of booking. Also the a/c unit was not effective.
Price of the excellent breakfast Hot water was only aired - would not get hotter. No one spoke English - managed to get by through speaking French
Spotlessly clean, family run business. Lovely clean pool. Very welcoming atmosphere.
Staff is nice, pool is fine and teh pool and ping pong table make it easir to pass the tim Location is far off from anything, Faro is dead at night and not really a interesting town, the beach is not nice, Albufeira on the other hand is 30 minutes drive from the hotel so if you want nice beaches, nightlife and resturants you are better of getting something closer
The people running this hotel were very helpful, going out of their way to make your stay an enjoyable one.
Yhe staff at the hotel were really helpful and hotel was really clean
get waht you pay for,good value lights went in bathroom and the lift stopped working cause the cleaner got the hoover jammed in between shaft and the door,
Helpful staff, pleasant hotel interior, clean room and bathroom, decent bed, AC, balcony with view Ugly street and unattractive main entrance (but a lot better from the other side)
good value for money, very close to train station
The hotel was very convenient for all transport/s. Room small but adequate. Complimentary continental breakfast also adequate.
lovely private balcony, decent breakfast selection internet wasn't working
Good value for money. Reception staff friendly and helpful. Breakfast rather basic
The fact that the room had a patio, and the cleanliness The room was extremely small, and had no view whatsoever, despite the advertised. The room was located at the back of the hotel, far from the main entrance, having to pass through the breakfast room to get there. It faced the emergency exit of the nearby hospital, and since it was on the first floor, I could hardly sleep, because of the noise.
The Residencial Afonso lll was a great place for us to stay as we were flying out of Faro at 6 am. It is a 2 min walk from the train station and seemed to be in a good location. Staff was fantastic and very eager to assist with directions, information etc. Rooms were small but comfortable. A very nice place, for the budget traveller. Bathtub was permenantly stained where bathmat should be and bathroom could have been cleaner. I think it was more the appearance of being dirty (eg old grout, stained floor etc) than actual dirt.
The breakfast, the central location Two single beds pushed together to make a "double bed"
Close to the airport. My flight cam in late and the hotel was easy to find with directions from the airport. Only stayed overnight. Room was Ok. Breakfast terrible. No real coffee or fruit juice.
No room service menu - only on bar menu which was ham & cheese or cheese & ham sandwiches!;
Breacfast on the 4th floor with nice view to the salt marshes I did not now do I need to pay additionally for drinks from refregerator or it is included in price
Good location, easy to find easy to check in and out nice scenery at the breakfast room air-condition was poor carrage was expensive (10 e/ngt), same as bigger cities
No bedside table No facecloth No tissues Very minimalist decor
Great location in the centre of Faro with stunning coastal views from rooftop the Restaurant The noise from the town square can be an issue in the early hours
comfortable and relaxed.Friendly staff who are helpful. Breakfast prepared too far in advance.could be varied.Car park too expensive and poor design
Good Location Information pack in room not good
Convenient location, very clean and comfortable room found the sound proofing minimal with noticable noise from adjacent rooms
The location and the design of the hotel.
We liked the location, the view from our room to the marina, the excellent rooftop restaurant,the friendliness of the staff.
We selected hotel EVA in Faro for location and value for money. Both were excellent. The hotel is in the same building as the bus station for the lines from faro to Sevilla, Spain, and at the same time 200m from the old town. Internet should be free of charge, as there is no running cost for it. Safety box in room was not large enough for my laptop.
Great view , good location in Faro, very nice spa .
Staff were really great, location was good, beds were reasonably comfortable although it was two singles and as we'd just got engaged we wanted a double. Wifi didn't work, beds were crammed in- and there were three, when we only needed the one double- room service selection was really poor, facilities were ok but the pool was absolutely freezing, shower leaked everywhere and the bathroom grouting had mould growing on it, room temperature control didn't work so on a hot day was pouring out hot air into the room...to say it was a four star hotel it has two star qualities. Be glad the staff are fantastic because the rest of it was really poor. Would definitely never go back.
The gym WiFi access not available
practice sports in hotel Gym
Hotel Eva is a very pleasant place with helpful staff and great facilities, which makes it an ideal place to stay in faro,If their is a down side it would be that their can be some street noise but this depends on which room you are staying in as to the level of noise that you will hear.
the location very poor service for a 4 star hotel: no working safe in the room, a mini bar with 3 bottles of water, no working internet service.....
The staff were very friendly and helpful and the short distance to local bars,restaurants and shops was a bonus.
Good location yet very quiet Don't know why we weren't given a balcony when we paid for most expensive room and hotel was far from full
Breakfasts excellent and great to sit beside the window on the top floor sipping coffee and watching planes approaching the airport, with the marina below. Overall the hotel provides very good for money. Internet booking saved about 7 euros per night While we were there we booked an extra night for a fortnight later and were given suite style accommodation for that night, which was excellent recently refurbished accommodation. Swimming pool on the roof is a real bonus, with excellent views across the coastline. Accommodation very central, excellent position.There is a busy street below and the main bus and coach station, however, two layers of double glazed doors and thick curtains means that sleep is not a problem Other guest reviews I had seen were not as positive about the hotel as I thought they could be. Unable to get a marina side view even though requested in email.
Staff was very friendly, the bed was big and comfortable, the masseurs were very good, fresh lemonade to welcome you at the front desk Dinner (not at all what would you expect from the pretentions and the price -was totally average!), the staff, although friendlywas sometimes inneficientely busy - or too many of them, or just not there....
A Portuguese 1800s Palace turned into a luxury boutique hotel with an excellent restaurant overlooking Faro. Avoid high room numbers, it's a long walk to the last rooms.
An amazing mix of tasteful restorIon of Baroque palace with cutting-edge contemporary designed accommodation. Beautiful setting but close to authentic Portuguese small town traditions. Nothing of note
Was there for a short overnight. got off at wrong exit was told two direction signs had come down and weren't replaced. staff is wonderful room very comfortable, you need a gift shop of some sort
Very nice building/achitecture (old palace with modern style hotel complex), very nice dining area in old palace, nice pool, nice rooms, absolutly recommended for short stays Staff seems sometimes unexperienced, for longer stays menu little bit limited
The great staff ,all very kind and helpfull.Everybody is a great professional. Very hard to find ,even with the help of a GPS!!
The staff where friendly and helpful and the location was very peacfull
It is not real palace as for example pousada de Queliz
The staff was very friendly and attentive. The rooms were very clean and modern, all new fixtures and the bed was very comfortable. Gorgeous garden and property. Food left something to be desired, and the pool bar wasn't always staffed - at one point several guests were searching the Spa, hotel lobby, etc. for someone to place a drink order with. There isn't much to do around the property, which if you get cabin fever like I did by the 3rd day, you have to take a cab ride to Faro or some of the larger towns to sight see and eat at new restaurants.
nice combination of ancient building with modern hotel, attractive pool area (with small pool), large room with king size bed, free garage parking, free WLAN, attractive buffet breakfast and some good dinner options
Absolutely everything-the food,the location,the beautiful old palace bulidings which had been so cleverly linked with the new. It was exceptional and I will return
The quiteness, the views, the nice decoration, the pool, the breakfast. Everything was very nice. They don't provide free internet ; it costs 10 € per hour !!! For a big and luxury hotel (and certainly not cheap), they should provide internet in every room for free, we are in 2009.
it was 10m from the beach, not far from the airport and had really friendly staff perhaps the bathroom - but it was value for money
good proximity to airport for late flights, and location on the beach nothing
I loved the hotel. The location cannot get any better, for the beach is literally 10 seconds away and it's only 5 mins by car from the airport, and yet you get peace and quiet since it's located on the isolated lagoon that can only be reached by crossing the bridge. The staff were very helpful, spoke very good English, very kind. They gave a lift for my very early departure and made me a lunch pack. The room had a balcony facing the beach and Atlantic Ocean and the dining space is facing the lagoon where you can see the Sun coming out and have breakfast while enjoying the view. I abosolutely had an amazing time and the very best time of my life. Nothing I can say.
The location of the hotel is very good, just a few steps form the beach. The staff was extremely helpful and nice.
close proximity to the beach and friendly staff made our stay pleaseant and hotel views where decent dated decoration and facilities not enough pillows and uncomfortable bed
Proximity of excellentn restaurants and services Parking problem (no street parking aside from 2 spots)
Location, cleanliness, staff Not applicable
great value for money, good room, not big for 2, but ok. Breakfast is nourishing, the hotel has its own confectioner, all the bakery is very delicious, especially Portuguese national round cakes with custard. The hotel is near to the centre and city mall with shops, pastelarias and small restaurants they have no ironing room or at least iron. Also there is no computer with i-net. So if you are unlucky to travel without netbook, prepare to look for an i-net cafe.
Family room, clean, well equipped. One of the staff members at the reception desk was kind of rude. The rest of the staff was good. The room we stayed in was tiny. The pillows were very old and unconfortable.
location was tops ,staff more than helpful and it met all my requirements of my holiday Balcony door did not shut properly , was no security risk but noise was a slight issue room 207
nice staff, esp at reception, spoke fluent English, well situated hotel, clean and modern it was like it was still undir construction, not complete, the breakfast was not so interesting
The accessabilityto local shops, restaurants and seafront. The smart appearance and politeness of the staff. Newly refurbished to a high standard. Would definitely stay again if in the area.
We have been travelling around Italy, Southern Spain and Portugal for three months and this hotel is easily the best value for money accommodation we found. Staff are wonderful, very friendly, professional and always anxious to help. The hotel has a nice restaurant with a set menu (changes daily) of a three course meal with either a fish or meat dish for seven and a half euros. They also have a great (and cheap) coffee shop with some of the best cakes we could find. We stayed four nights and wished it had been more. Faro is a lovely little town where you can spend quite a few days looking around and just taking it easy. We met people who have been coming back to this hotel for years and we can understand why.
Excellent location and very clean. Also, all facilities are in hotel for food and beverage.
great location. very competent courteous and helpful staff. excellent breakfast! rooms were exceptionally clean and provided all amenities. would highly recommend great value for a stay in Algarve
The rooms are spacious, clean and the hotel is very quiet. The staff are nice and helpful and the location is good, about 10 minutes walk to the city center. The only thing I didnt like too much was the breakfast, as it is very basic. A bit more choice and variety would be really good.
Everything was ok, we stayed there very shortly but it was clean, easy to find,
The cleanliness of the hotel was superb and the staff knowledge was excellent, providing maps and showing you where everything was. The lack of facilities at the hotel was disappointing, there was nothing to do when the weather was bad and I am pleased I didn't have the children with me because that would have been a nightmare.
The room door lock was pretty poor and staff merely showed me how to open it with my shoulder
The room was quite big. It had a separate living room as well a jacuzzi. The breakfast was excellent. It is a bit far from the bus/train station. It was a bit difficult to find it.
parking and cenral
No hastle No
Friendly and helpfull staff.
it was clean, comfortable, good location, close to airport and walkable to all town amenities.
The hotel was very quiet and we had view on a church from our window. Someone walked into our room straight after we checked in - we think that it was cleaner.....
The hotel staff was very helpful and we enjoyed staying there a lot. The hotel is very beautiful, its swimming pool is great too. If bored its possible to play pool or chess. The city where hotel is located has a nice atmosphere. Having a car is a must.
friendly and helpful manager; excellent breakfast; very nice interesting town.
Very friendly staff, excellent breakfast and a great house. Rental car recommended. Great place to relax.
wonderful hotel full of nooks and crannies to explore.great service,nothing is too much trouble.Very helpful manager who is very welcoming and friendly.Had a great stay as it is a great location for airport,motorway and Faro.excellent base. Somewhat noisy rooms opposite village square. breakfast ok for short stay,but became boring after fourteen days
Set in a quiet village it was like stepping back in time on passing through the Doors of Casa de Estoi. Fabulous hotel superbly clean All the staff made us feel welcome and spoke good English.Perfect spot for a quiet weekend getaway.
Beautiful house - lots of history and nicely appointed rooms.
The management immediately make you feel welcome. The hotel is beautifully appointed and the staff excellent. Everyone shares their days' experiences at breakfast or in the comfortable bar/lounge in the evenings. Nothing to fault.
It was a perfect Portuguese hotel set in a small agricutural town with fantastic staff , a lovely room and balcony, small pool set within a relaxing courtyard. Very atmospheric and delightful.
the staff were very attentive and they had a pool table and a number of chess boards just laying around the place, it feels like your at home, there was a lot of traffic sound, you are surrounded on all sides by road and they tend to fly around reving the engines a lot,
The quaintness and character of the house, both inside and out. There were no credit card facilities and the pool was neither heated (as advertised) nor particularly clean. As an aside to the hotel itself, the neighbouring church chimes its bells on the hour and half hour too which can be a bit disruptive if you want an afternoon snooze by the pool!
The birds and the trees. The people of the front desk. They tried to charge me with the telephones calls that are toll free. They are very rude.
Great facilities at a great rate and staff very accomodating. N/A
great area, pool area great and location was super TV was not clear, toilet seat kept falling down rooms a bit shabby,
Nice spacious suite, well equipped, great resort facilities. We felt we were more nuisances than guests at Bobby's restaurant.
The villas are comfortable, nicely refurbished and quite attractive. I did not have hot water in the first day which meant having cold showers... something that I always detested, even if after a lovely day at the beach
Accessibility A bit old fashioned
Low cost Street noise - I was kept awake most of the night, altho I am a very light sleeper............
Nice little hotel, beautifully furnished, with air conditioned and free wifi. Lovely small balcony on the street. On Saturday night the street was very noisy. The rooms at the back would have been better but I believe that they have shared bathrooms.
It was charming
central location, good for early flight nothing
It was secure and in a central location in Faro. Good value considering very reasonable price. Reasonably quiet. No breakfast is included
Central location, "old-fashioned" character, did not feel like just another international hotel, staff very accommodating Facilities were very basic - decor now a little faded
Very central; bed/mattress was good. Room was generally clean. The bathroom was clean but a bit smelly and the door only had a very flimsy look. No breakfast.
great price, location, cleanliness, and friendly host. Also it was in a place in Faro where is easy to park for free near church of St.Peter (Sao Pedro) bathroom was extremely small (could take a shower but could barely move inside without hiting knees into walls)
Friendly and small Noisy
Residencial Dandy is an excellent choice if you need a room in central Faro/central Algarve for a really good price. The staff helps you with everything you need. The residencial is very quiet during the night. If you need to work you have free access to wireless internet. We had a wonderful stay and you get a touch of the Portuguese culture. The building is old and traditional! NB: No breakfast
From room with balcony is amazing view to town. Hotel near to centre and very easy access to/from AirPort. I forgot my mobile in the hotel - Thanks a lot to staff and Elvino, who ASAP sent me the phone to Vilnius.
Friendly staff, well located, clean and inexpensive, would stay again.
convenience to the airport and a good staging point to the rest of the Algarve
hotel in good quiet location near to bus and train station. very clean.
Price, cleanliness A bit worn out.
The staff were very helpful. The hotel is easy acess to the airport and walking distance to the town centre but over looking a park.
everything excellent especially staff no
Easy access from outside the city but within walking distance to the city center