Fabulous place. Not quite up to the standards written about by other reviewers (I would imagine it was because we were out of season...we were certainly the only people in the hotel) but everything you could wish for. We were offered a choice of rooms; everything spotless and recently decorated; breakfast good but somewhat limited (stuff put out at beginning of week still there halfway through); friendly staff. Should point out that, although this is listed as 'No 1 Hotel in Faro', it isn't in Faro but in Estoi about 11km away so a car is necessary (something we didn't realise until the day before we traveled) as there isn't much in Estoi (Roman ruins and the Palace are worth a look) and, if you're in the room we were (can't remember the name but it was first door on the left at the top of the stairs) the hot water takes an age to come through.
Make sure you visit Cafe Vanessa across the square. The owner, Ana is a lovely lady who took two very tired and fraught English people and told them to 'relax' which was just what we should have done and what we did! Good food, good company. And the fact that she didn't know us from Adam and trusted us to come back later and pay for the drinks we had had, rescued what had been up until then, a pretty disastrous day (thanks again Ryanair).
In Faro we would recommend the restaurant ATELIER DE COMIDA STO ANTONIO (see my other review).
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- Also Known As:
- Casa De Estoi Faro