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Kiev, Ukraine
Reviewed 15 May 2014

We stayed in the hotel for 3 nights. The room was fine (simple, but big enough and clean). A good choice of tasty food was offered at the breakfasts. The staff was helpful with all needed information about the city and transport. The location is very close to the old town. Restaurants and shops are just around the corner. The...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 11 May 2014

I booked the hotel based on the good reviews. I do think the hotel was good value as I got quite a good deal, however I was disappointed with the wifi signal in my room. The T.V only had one station in English and that is the news. It was impossible to watch videos on my ipad because the wifi...

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1Thank Alba B
Monifieth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 April 2014

We stayed three nights here after a week in Carviero. It was a fantastic base, v close to the old town with its great reasturants etc. Do get a superior room, it provides a huge terrace with views over Faro. Breakfast was excellent with plenty of choice, freshly prepared and enjoyable. It is also convient for the bus and train...

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Thetford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 April 2014

I just arrived at home from a two night stay at Hotel Santa Maria and only have wonderful things to stay. The rooms were clean and worked perfect for our girls weekend. The hotel staff were super friendly and provided excellent customer service. They arranged a boat tour of the Algarve along with transportation to and from the boat. As...

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1Thank English_Arnold
Reviewed 27 February 2014

The Santa Maria is a modern hotel with a fresh, clean interior & lift to all floors. Rooms have white walls & red flooring & are attractive & comfortable. The room safe was useful for safely storing passports & cash. The en suite was clean & had hair dryer & the usual toiletries. Its shower cubicle was a little small,...

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4Thank 5Reddy
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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...

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3Thank StephenRand
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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.

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3Thank Oscarik
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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.

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2Thank expatEdinburgh
Almaty
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.

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3Thank Zhamilya
Billinge, Lancashire
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...

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
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: $61 - $153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Stay Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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“Ask for a room in the back. We had 408 and it was very quiet”
 of 5 bubbles sjoerdsma, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Book early to make sure you have a good room!”
 of 5 bubbles Blemmaa, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Floor 5, roo 505 had a nice balcony and view overlooking the town”
 of 5 bubbles 179emilya, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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
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