The staff were great and the location couldn't be better, it's just across the road from the marina and smack bang in the middle of all the shops and restaurants.
The very modern lobby and public areas were promising, but the room was quite basic.
Even though it wasn't a very hot day, the airconditioning couldn't cool the room down, even when cranked right up with the temperature right down. When you opened the window the a/c cuts out and your get the normal street noise you would expect for the area - late into the night meant a bad night's sleep (even with good earplugs) before a very early start and a very long day of planes, buses and cars.
Also the wifi is charged (and a hefty charge at that), but that's okay if it means I get good speed and reliability - however it barely worked! One teeny tiny bar of coverage on my laptop and my iPad couldn't find the network at all.
So to sum up, I was underwhelmed by the room, the a/c was from the 1970s and the wifi was a joke. But the staff and the location were awesome...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Overlooking the marina and Ria Formosa Natural Park, this modern hotel is located in downtown Faro. It offers a restaurant, a bar and a terrace with panoramic views.Hotel Faro offers spacious rooms filled with natural light and fitted with chic, modern furnishings. Some rooms feature a balcony while many have a seating area.Guests can admire the picturesque view from the rooftop terrace while sampling Portuguese specialities at Hotel Faro's restaurant, Ria Formosa.Faro Hotel is located in the city centre close to the main attractions of the city. It is just a short drive from Faro International airport (7 Km away), the Faro train station and the bus terminal are 5 minutes walk away.The islands Deserta, Farol and Culatra with its fabulous sandy beaches can be reached in 25 minutes with the regular ferries from the nearby ferry pier, Faro island is just a drive of 10Km away. ... more less
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