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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2014

We stayed at the Hotel Santa Maria based on two reasons, reviews on the internet and the price. We have found it a great location to stay in Faro, the staff have been very helpful, room and public areas immaculate, breakfast more than adequate. We have a 5.30 start one morning but the night porter produced coffee and rolls to... More 

3 Thank StephenRand
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2014 via mobile

Spent 3 nights here and enjoyed it. It's located just on the edge of the pedestrianised zone. Had 3 good nights sleep. Breakfast was buffet with bacon, scrambled eggs etc with cereals, cold meats, cheeses and fruit, yoghurts and unlimited coffee and tea. WiFi was free and the people here were really friendly.

3 Thank Oscarik
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2013

Great location, great service. WiFi free and works very well. It could do with having further English language TV channels but otherwise great! Good breakfast. Price increases along the year but that is to be expected given the location and seasonal demands.

2 Thank expatEdinburgh
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25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2013

I liked my stay there. Location is very good and convenient, close to all attractions. It is very clean and conditions are even better than in some more expensive hotels. They serve tasty breakfasts with good diversity of morning dishes.

3 Thank Zhamilya
Billinge, Lancashire
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518 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2013

A very good hotel with very pleasant staff. We had a basic twin room which had everything we wanted bathroom was small but good with good workmanship, even supplied toiletries. Rooms made up each day and towel changed if desired. Aircon is very good. Beds are firm which is what you would expect really. Hotel has a rooftop solarium for... More 

2 Thank LairdandLady4
Brighton, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2013

This was our second choice hotel our first having been a disaster so we were ready to compromise a little. 3 star it certainly is and just about worth the price. Clean it certainly is but not spotless. The room was average to small with an ok functioning bathroom. Breakfast was ok and the one quick pasta lunch we had... More 

1 Thank The Sundowners
Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2013

I stayed here for 2 nights and arrived around 630pm. I was greeted by a lovely very easy going receptionist who gave me every information about the hotel, rooms, breakfast times, and even told me where I could go to do my laundry if I didn't want to use their services. That evening I accidentally broke a glass in the... More 

2 Thank Rhysiee
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34 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2013

We stayed at Santa Maria on the 8th and 9th of Sept 2013. We were welcomed by friendly staff and advised about free parking for our car very nearby. The hotel's location is perfect for discovering Faro and we could reach all the places we wanted to visit on foot. We enjoyed the free Wifi and could contact our children... More 

1 Thank reisigerPretoria
Southampton, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2013

Location is fantastic as has been mentioned by others. I am a smoker but smoking was restricted to very small balcony - I don't have a problem with that but an ashtray and seat on the balcony would have been appreciated. Personally I found the room a little small but spotlessly clean. The bed was very hard and I found... More 

1 Thank Nicki C
London, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2013

Great location - right in the middle of the city centre and only 5 minutes walk from the marina. Rooms were fairly large and clean. Breakfast quality wasn't very good but amounts sufficient. On the whole and enjoyable experience and will definately be returned here in the near future.

1 Thank RSNL

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  • Room Service
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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This new hotel is set right in the heart of the commercial downtown of the Algarve’s capital Faro. Experience the historical Villa of Se which guides you on a magical journey. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Stay Hotel

Address: Rua de Portugal 17, Faro 8000, Portugal (Formerly Hotel Santa Maria Faro)
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Faro
Price Range: $59 - $138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Stay Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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“Room at the back”
 of 5 bubbles LINDA-FOLEY1, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“006 has a little balcony & although facing street, wasn't so loud.”
 of 5 bubbles Edfly, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask room from inner court side to avoide street noise. Also ask fullsize bathroom and working aircondition.”
  • Check the location of toilet seat ;o((
 of 5 bubbles JoonasKoko, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Front of hotel faces small road rear I would think faces roofs.”
 of 5 bubbles KilkennyPoet, 19 May 2016 | Read review
“The rear facing rooms and the upper floors should be more silent, lower water pressure already in the 2nd floor.”
 of 5 bubbles makakito, 9 Apr 2016 | Read review
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