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“Great staff, great price, dated decor” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Monaco Hotel
Ranked #19 of 27 Hotels in Faro
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Great staff, great price, dated decor”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2011

We arrived late at the night and were told there were no double rooms on the front side of the hotel (only side with balconies) but were told to return tomorrow and we could change, which we did the next day easily. The staff were also very helpful at locating attraction for us and all had good english.

The room itself is quite dated but cleaned daily, comfortable bed and the aircon is included in the price. However the carpet was quite dirty and stained and there was no way of locking the balcony door that is accessable from adjacent balconies.

The bathroom fairs better being marble, well lit, spacious with fresh towels and a good shower.

The pool is small but was never crowded, however by late afternoon the sun is restricted to only one corner of the outdoor space.

Breakfast is located in the basement which was a little odd but meant it was cool. The continental style breakfast was varied including bread rolls, croissants, scrambled eggs, frankfurters (strange), cereal, yoghurt, fruit etc. However it was more quantity over quality with the fruit juice being squash and as mentioned the frankfurters.

Location wise the main thing we were worried about was the proximity to the airport, however we did not hear a plane once during the entire weeks long stay! there is also a bustop 50 yards away that means you are halfway between the bach and Faro town.

Overall a decent hotel with good staff (pushing the rating up from a 3 to a 4) as long as you have a car/don't mind the bus!

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Oulu, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2011

The hotel was very easy to find and just a couple kilometers from the Faro airport. Very clean but basic rooms. Quiet location with no barking dogs. The breakfast offered basic selection of cold cuts and beverages but no fresh vegetables. Very unpleasant surprise for our daughter was that the outside pool was "under service" and would have been opened later that day. It looked out that the pool wasn't in use at all - so forget it!

However, if you are travelling from or to Faro, this hotel is a good choice to stay your first or last night in Portugal.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2011

We stayed at this hotel because they have an airport shuttle. However the site failed to mention that the shuttle only runs on certain days. There is nothing around the hotel and the food is horrible (they gave us undercooked hamburgers and bad drinks). A cab to the hotel almost cost the same as a cab to the airport. The room smelled like smoke even though we requested non-smoking. It was by far the worst hotel we stayed at on our trip. Stay somewhere close to the beach and get a cab to the airport. This hotel is not worth it. The only benefit was that they had English channels on TV.

Room Tip: There are no non-musty rooms.
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Worst hotel I have ever stayed in. The carpet in the bedroom was flithy. There were constant insect and unexplained noises in the room all night and the next morning I was covered in insect bites. I really would not recommend this hotel.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2011

Very clean and close to the airport. The breakfast was not great - poor quality 'artificial' food (tang for orange juice, weiners for sausages).

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Monaco Hotel

Property: Monaco Hotel
Address: Rua Joao Baptista Severino | Urb. Monte da Ria, Montenegro, Faro 8005-237, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Faro
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 27 Hotels in Faro
Price range (per night): $73 - $164
Hotel Class:3 star — Monaco Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 64
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