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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.
The gym WiFi access not available
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.
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 staff were very friendly and helpful and the short distance to local bars,restaurants and shops was a bonus.
practice sports in hotel Gym
Great view , good location in Faro, very nice spa .
Nice clean hotel, friendly staff, No tea or coffee facilities in rooms
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
The convenient location for the airport. Good parking. Simple but nice breakfast. Very clean and presentable Nothing really, but The strange overhead hanging wardrobe is just at the right height to bang your head on if you are tall and not paying complete attention. Very quirky but a little too focused on style rather than safety
Convenient location, very clean and comfortable room found the sound proofing minimal with noticable noise from adjacent rooms
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
We liked the location, the view from our room to the marina, the excellent rooftop restaurant,the friendliness of the staff.
No room service menu - only on bar menu which was ham & cheese or cheese & ham sandwiches!;
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
Good Location Information pack in room not good
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
The location and the design of the hotel.
comfortable and relaxed.Friendly staff who are helpful. Breakfast prepared too far in advance.could be varied.Car park too expensive and poor design
No bedside table No facecloth No tissues Very minimalist decor
Excellent location and very clean. Also, all facilities are in hotel for food and beverage.
Location, cleanliness, staff Not applicable
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.
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.
Proximity of excellentn restaurants and services Parking problem (no street parking aside from 2 spots)
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.
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
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
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.
Thje size of the rooms and cleanliness Perhaps a softer bed.
Very convenient for Faro Airport
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 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.
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.
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
The welcome that we had when we booked in. The staff could not do enough for you or give you a cleaner, nicer room.
+ 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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,
Beautiful house - lots of history and nicely appointed rooms.
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.
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
friendly and helpful manager; excellent breakfast; very nice interesting town.
Found all the staff very cooperative, pleasant and willing to help in any way they could. All public rooms and bedroom except the main lounge seating area. The staff in the restaurant always particularly pleasant and the supervisor in the restaurant that handled a complaint very well and professional for us. The beds in the bedroom were the most comfortable we have experienced, and overly cleanliness of the hotel was excellent. There is absouloutely no comfortable seating in the main lounge/lobby. The food in the restaurant was good quality but lacking choice apart from fish. Also, there was a conference on and this tool first place in all areas and guests attention was taken away. Not good when you are there to relax. Music all over hotel monotonous and repetitive. Better off with easy music. local english people walking into hotel, not residents asking for your british hotel newspaper whilst still reading them.
The comfortable bed and the pool. no tea and coffee making facilties, drinking water not supplied
Staff were very friendly and helpful, breakfast was good with great orange juice and coffee, fresh ingredients. Didn't like that they charged €10 to use the sauna and steam room. A sauna and steam-room!!!, it's not as if we're getting a massage for the day. We went in November and one day it rained constantly, what else is there to do? If you are a resident, after paying good money for the room, you should be able to use these facilities.
Nothing was too much trouble for the excellent staff,we had an early flight so they sent a lovely breakfast up to our room.We also loved the night time chocolates with a little card to say "sweet dreams"
The hotel is in a good location-just a few minutes stroll from the town where there are plenty of restaurants. All the staff made eye contact and could not have been more helpful. The food both at dinner and breakfast was excellent with plenty of choice. There is quite a wide variety of price for the wines so care needs to be taken when ordering. A nice touch is the interactive TV in the room which has plenty of channels and enables you to see the running total of your bill. An outside area for coffee after dinner would have added to our enjoyment. Having to leave the hotel was also disappointing. We would love to have stayed longer.
Good location Nice and clean Good breakfast Helpful staff To use the indoor pool you need to use a bath cap, which they charge you for (€3). No iron available in the room, they can supply you one, but for a daily charge (€5).
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Perfect for Overnight for an early flight next morning . Food choice not very good. I had a hamburger , very average .
Overall experience and the friendliness and attentiveness of the staff. Fruit juice at breakfast was not fresh - it was clearly orange squash.
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 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.
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.
it was clean, comfortable, good location, close to airport and walkable to all town amenities.
The room door lock was pretty poor and staff merely showed me how to open it with my shoulder
Friendly and helpfull staff.
Everything was ok, we stayed there very shortly but it was clean, easy to find,
parking and cenral
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.....
fantastic Place/ very very nice nothing
Very clean and spacious rooms. Friendly staff who was ever willing to help. New apartments. Great location. No WiFi internet connection in apartments.
The apartment was not completed so they transferred us to their hotel for the same price. 4 double rooms!!!!! Staff friendly and efficient. Facilities excellent. Location good for airport as we needed an overnight stopover. Breakfast - lots to choose from. Overall a great find and would recommend . No.
Modern apartment hotel, over-looking the water - just opened! We only stayed one night so couldn't take full advantage of the location but there did seem to be lots of places worth exploring in close proximity. Each apartment block had its own roof-top pool with a small number of loungers and parasols. Faro Airport is an easy car journey away so this makes an excellent place to stay on the first or last night of a holiday in the Algarve. There were a few teething problems but I'm sure these will be ironed out soon. The balcony furniture hadn't yet arrived. Seemed to be no air conditioning in the lifts during our stay and if this were to continue in the height of summer this could be an irritation.
A fabulous new hotel with excellent facilities in a great location! Great breakfast! We were lucky in getting an upgrade from the apartments to the hotel and really enjoyed it - we will be going back in October! A wonderful location and great facilites - we were there mid July and perhaps there were some teething problems with staffing - there seemed to be lots of staff but it was sometimes difficult to get their attention to serve you- when we did gain their attention the service was excellent! The spa was a little overpriced and I felt my treatment was rushed and cut short which wasn't very relaxing!
The hotel staff were extremely helpful and nothing was too much trouble. We had a wonderful stay and the hotel was very central and only a short walk from the town centre.
Great location. Friendly staff. Very clean. Cable TV. Very nice terrace with the possibility of buying cheap drinks from reception. Quiet, although walls are very thin and you can listen to people coming in. Bed wasn't very comfortable.
Nice location, not too far from the train station but that's about all it has going for it... there are better options nearby. Rooms are tiny, no real views or atmosphere. For the budget conscious only.
The only good thing about this hotel is the location: really close to the train station. The price is way, way to high! And it includes only sleeping over, no breakfast. The room has the size of a matches box and we're not fat people and not even too picky. But definitely didn't like it here. The windows make you feel like you're in prison or samething(exetremly small). The bathroom is suited maybe for kids up to 5 years old; only they can fit in there. And the door of the room is so thin that it feels as you're sleeping on the hallway. Would definitely not recommend it except if maybe the alternative is to sleep in the street.
Value for money. Location is just a couple minutes away to the local downtown. It's not like a usual hotel, it is very much a guest house. Very noisy. If you get a room by the entrance, you'll be hearing door bell very loud and anoyng. There are different wired smells in this guest house,pretty old furniture,but rooms are really clean. No breakfast!!!! But I suppose its value for money.
Staff were friendly with very good English.
This hotel was a great disappointment. The only good thing about it was its close proximity to the marina and old town. There were so many stairs to climb and no offer of assistance with our bags. There was no warm welcome. The room was very basic and the beds were terrible - so lumpy! I bet the owner/manager wouldn't sleep on them! It was at the cheaper end but compared to where we stayed in Albufeira for less there was no comparison!
Great location, very close to the bus station and old town. good price. Poor sound isolation of the room. could appreciate if they changed towels for the 4 days that we stayed
Friendly and helpful staff rooms were quiet, Use of large terrace very central Price was brilliant. I would stay here again Rooms were very small and the facilities were very basic, which was reflected in the price. Good value for your money.
narrow path to reach the room on the balcony and no lift
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
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
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.
good proximity to airport for late flights, and location on the beach nothing
I picked the hotel as its close to the airport for the early morning flight. They were well organised for this and I will use them again
Staff at Hotel Ibis Faro were very welcoming, friendly and helpful. Also very close to airport, ideal for an early morning flight. Room was not very comfortable while bathroom was not entirely clean.
They were happy for us to leave our luggage early before the room was ready. I paid for breakfast when I didn't have to, annoying.
Greta breakfast Smelly room, not that clean, broken AC
nearby the airport Very bad communication with hotel staff. Room wasn't clean. Very expensive facilities and services with poor standard.
Extremely convenient for a one night stay. Very close to the airport. Efficient staff.
The Friendlyness, cleanliness,good food and great funny Darius at the bar Lift out of order
We needed the hotel for one night, it was reasonably close to the airport and had good parking and suited our requirement very well. No
The staff were all pleasant and the room, though small, very clean.
Close to the airport the bed was not comfortable
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
The stff were delightful and the hotel well appointed and peaceful
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.
We have stayed over many years,one of our favourites in Europe NA
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
quality of food, cleanliness, friendly and helpful staff small bath, wine list not very descriptive (who knows anything about portuguese wines!).
staff very helpful and prepared to go the extra mile
the peacefullness pool side service was terrible and tv coverage for 5star was poor
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.
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
Hotel staff, relax atmosphere, luxury No
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
Easy for golf, lovely pool and very helpful staff Nothing - every thing was good.
people very friendly felt it was a little tired
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.
Easy access from outside the city but within walking distance to the city center
Price, cleanliness A bit worn out.
hotel in good quiet location near to bus and train station. very clean.
everything excellent especially staff no
Friendly staff, well located, clean and inexpensive, would stay again.
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.
convenience to the airport and a good staging point to the rest of the Algarve
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.
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 great staff ,all very kind and helpfull.Everybody is a great professional. Very hard to find ,even with the help of a GPS!!
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....
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 is not real palace as for example pousada de Queliz
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
The staff where friendly and helpful and the location was very peacfull
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
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.
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