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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.
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.....
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.
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.
practice sports in hotel Gym
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
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
Great view , good location in Faro, very nice spa .
The staff were very friendly and helpful and the short distance to local bars,restaurants and shops was a bonus.
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
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
We liked the location, the view from our room to the marina, the excellent rooftop restaurant,the friendliness of the staff.
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
The location and the design of the hotel.
No bedside table No facecloth No tissues Very minimalist decor
No room service menu - only on bar menu which was ham & cheese or cheese & ham sandwiches!;
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
Easy for golf, lovely pool and very helpful staff Nothing - every thing was good.
Location of hotel close to restaurants and beach Dated room. Uncomfortable beds.
Proximity to Faro, and the location near the beach and Val do Lobo restuarants. the hotel is generally tired and in need of an up-date, however it is still good, but perhaps not worthy of 5 stars.The breakfast is anly average and would benefit from real fresh jusices, not canned and also more variety, especially grapeftruit juice. Also, the fresh fruit was limited ansd several options were canned fruits.
Hotel staff, relax atmosphere, luxury No
people very friendly felt it was a little tired
the peacefullness pool side service was terrible and tv coverage for 5star was poor
The Hotel was in an excellent location within minutes of the beach and restuarants of Vale Do Lobo, the rooms were spacious and staff were extremley helpful when required. Bedrooms are a little tired and ready for a refurb but not to the extent of being shabby
good food and athmosphere
This is a 3 star hotel - certainly not a 5 star. Rooms are tired and require refurbishment. They don't even have proper showers. The pool area is crowded and too small. Totally overpriced. Tired rooms. Simply not 5 star by any stretch of the imagination.
We unfortunately got some bad news very early into our stay at the hotel and the staff were magnificent in assisting us to re-arrange flights home. Staff were brilliant
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
Proximity of excellentn restaurants and services Parking problem (no street parking aside from 2 spots)
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.
Location, cleanliness, staff Not applicable
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.
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.
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
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
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.
The location and the extremely friendly staff (it was very quite in the hotel so that might have positively influenced the friendliness of the staff and our very pleasant, relaxed experience). However, we have been there multiple times before and we always had a good experience we have no complains whatsover
staff very helpful and prepared to go the extra mile
We have stayed over many years,one of our favourites in Europe NA
good room,nice view, generally pleasant staff, excellent included breakfast main restaurant closed on the 3 days of our stay. stroppy attitude to relatives using pool for 3 hours.
Fantastic location and view. The hotel is difficult to find by car.
The stff were delightful and the hotel well appointed and peaceful
quality of food, cleanliness, friendly and helpful staff small bath, wine list not very descriptive (who knows anything about portuguese wines!).
Everything. Staff were so courteous. Service excellent all the small touches added just made holiday. Just could have a little more choice for eveing meals. Nothing wrong with quality which was excellent. Which would have kept us in hotel on evenighs
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....
The great staff ,all very kind and helpfull.Everybody is a great professional. Very hard to find ,even with the help of a GPS!!
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
It is not real palace as for example pousada de Queliz
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
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.
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.
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.
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
The staff where friendly and helpful and the location was very peacfull
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 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.
Accessibility A bit old fashioned
Nice spacious suite, well equipped, great resort facilities. We felt we were more nuisances than guests at Bobby's restaurant.
great area, pool area great and location was super TV was not clear, toilet seat kept falling down rooms a bit shabby,
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
Great facilities at a great rate and staff very accomodating. N/A
It was unpretentious and great value for money. The breakfast was excellent.
Location, room and staff were all brilliant!!!!
the location being in the town
Staff were very nice and helpful. Breakfast was great. Hotel is in nice quiet location close to the centre of Loule
Cleanliness of rooms was excellent, location was ideal for exploring the town Couldn't fault it for a short stay but not a place to stay if you want anything other than a base
Friendly and kind staff. Good room service. Not very impressed with coffee machines in breakfast room. When I wanted to buy water or a drink from the bar, there was rarely change available, and cost had to go on my bill. I prefer to pay as I go. Television channels different in both rooms I stayed in. Perhaps televisions could be retuned?
The hotel was very comfortable and clean
A very well located and friendly hotel, with a good breakfast included. We had a room with a huge balcony overlooking the city. The pool is also very nice. The restaurant close by (Alfonso III) is very good value.
It was very relaxed and comfortable. The staff were very helpful.
Convenient for business trip in Loule. Friendly staff. Parking difficult.
I have stayed at the Formosa Park Hotel 4 times and have had a great experience every time. The staff are great, the 2-bed appartments are fabulous. The proximity to the beach and the nature reserve are an added bonus. The pool is lovely - one of the best hotel pools of my experience.I have no fault to find with any aspect of this hotel. The fact that we go back year after yera speaks for itself.
Uniformly excellent. The staff are always friendly, helpful and pleasant
To be a quiet place Yes ,I didn't like, at the bathroom, the fact that the shower is attached to the wall by a stiff device.It should be flexible in order to be orientated towards your body.If not you have to stand almost against the wall
Swimming pool and how clean it was, lovely gardens, peace and quiet, nice not being surrounded by high rise apartments or other hotels Not a complaint but it would be nice if there were a few tavernas near by for a drink by the beach
very family friendly, very relaxed, professional staff, great breakfast
Big apartments. Hotel location - quiet and near the beach. Away from crouds Room decoration could be improved.
The hotel was immaculate, rooms very comfortable and staff both efficient and friendly. A very enjoyable experience.
size of modern bathroom and cleanliness of room. very difficult to find even with GPS. felt that the dining facility was expensive. No others nearby.
The pool was great for children. Good Towel service. Got upgraded to pool view.
Location is amazing - beach & golf.. Pool v. good. Didn't receive sleeping arrangements we had booked.
Very friendly staff, excellent breakfast and a great house. Rental car recommended. Great place to relax.
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.
Beautiful house - lots of history and nicely appointed rooms.
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 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,
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.
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.
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
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.
friendly and helpful manager; excellent breakfast; very nice interesting town.
Very convenient for Faro Airport
Thje size of the rooms and cleanliness Perhaps a softer bed.
The convenience to airport. The restaurant although we didn't eat in it looked to be very good. Bit vague in identifying hotel. Seemed more like a restaurant from exterior.
proximity to Faro Airport and ease of check in Web site should provide full directions from the airport
Great location for early Faro departure. Hotel, modern and spotless, staff were extremely helpful, evening meal excellent value, breakfast great variety. Nothing at all.
Clean, large rooms. Noise from the street
+ close tho the airport + clean rooms + rooms are comfortable + very friendly hotel staff +/- no elevator, using stairs with luggage to go to the first floor. However, for us no problem at all. Hotel staff is very friendly and will help people who want/need it. +/- no dedicated no smoking rooms. When letting staff know preference no-smoking, they will accompany you and make sure you get an odor-free room.
Very close to Faro airport. The hotel was a very positive surprise, big rooms, breakfast from 4am, helpfull reception staff, very good food at the restaurant.
The welcome that we had when we booked in. The staff could not do enough for you or give you a cleaner, nicer room.
The price v service ratio is excellent and exceeded expectations. The rooms were clean. It was quite noisy at night added by fridge in room.
Nice apartment. The reception closed before we arrived (17:00) and there was left no note on the door on on how to get the key. It took half an hour to puzzle out that se had to find a restaurant who then in turn called security. Calling the hotel didn't help as no one picked up the phone.
The apartment with private pool is fantastic. Nice garden with pool view where we took our breakfast. Comfortable rooms. Nice design and areas.
I would recomend encosta do lago resort club, I can not speak highly enough of it, wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, do not hesitate to stay here
We only went for a short break and really felt relaxed and pampered when we left.
We needed a hotel near to the airport and were more than pleased with Hotel Monaco. Friendly efficient service, good quality room, good breakfast choice. Helpful with booking a taxi the next morning.
Very good welcome & service. Very comfortable room. The staff looked after my expensive jacket that I left behind. We had to take a smoking room as very few non smoking rooms.
Very convenient for airport for early or late arrivals and departures and have used it for most of these situations. Also good value as it is well placed for motorway connections, also Faro centre. Nothing
The pool area was good Unable to get hot water from reception, at 6.30am, to heat up babys bottle and no hot water in room.
Nothing exceptional and not a hotel to go on holiday too. I was away for business and it was ok. construction work and no bar.
A very good little hotel in the medium price range, with good facilities including a nice restaurant.. I particularly chose this hotel as it was advertised as having a shuttle service, but when I asked to use it, I was refused because I needed it at 08:15 to go to the airport and this was too early.
location for seeing area round Faro
Overall experience and the friendliness and attentiveness of the staff. Fruit juice at breakfast was not fresh - it was clearly orange squash.
Hotel Monaco went above and beyond what we were expecting. We read the reviews on here and thought we would take a chance as we were on a budget. The hotel was impeccably clean though, with new feeling linen, fresh looking interior and decor to match. The room was really nice, and big, with a balcony (you must ask for a balcony room), and there is buffet breakfast every morning which is actually very good!! There is fresh fruit, cereals, milk, nesquik, tea, coffee, scrambled eggs, fresh rolls, ham, cheese, sausages, yoghurts and juice. A great way to start the day!! We had no problem with noises, and the cleaners were very trustworthy and did very good jobs on the room daily. The staff were all helpful and very kind. Fantastic!!! The sausages and croissants at breakfast, though everything else was perfect!! I did think the hotel was a little closer to faro centre, but the courtesy bus which was available almost every time we needed it was very good. Even if it's not - its only 5 euro to get to the centre.
Perfect for Overnight for an early flight next morning . Food choice not very good. I had a hamburger , very average .
No hastle No
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 room door lock was pretty poor and staff merely showed me how to open it with my shoulder
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.
it was clean, comfortable, good location, close to airport and walkable to all town amenities.
Everything was ok, we stayed there very shortly but it was clean, easy to find,
Friendly and helpfull staff.
parking and cenral
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 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.