Although the hotel is in a dingy back street, it is ideally placed in the centre of Faro, close by the train station and bus/coach station.
Like many similar hotels in Portugal, it is very old-fashioned - like something out of the 1960s - but the price reflects this.
The buffet continental breakfast was good by small Portuguese hotel standards and the staff were much more accommodating than is normally found in Portuguese hotels. A good find - don't be put off by first appearances but don't expect too much.
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We stayed in Portugal for 4 nights and this hotel was just perfect. The breakfast buffet was wonderful and was even better since it was included in the price of the room! Bed was a little hard but the room itself was very clean and had brilliant air conditioning. We had a large balcony too which we ate dinner on twice! Staff were very helpful but the cleaning staff came into our room every day even though we had the Do Not Disturb sign up which was a bit annoying but other than that we had a wonderful stay!
Hayley from Scotland
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A very well located, comfortable, functional hotel near all amenities in Faro. Parking available free of charge and the hotel is surrounded by small restaurants.
The hotel is a short walk from the old town and the port.
The staff smiled and were very helpful!
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