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“BEST VALUE IN FARO” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Stay Hotel
Ranked #10 of 27 Hotels in Faro
Brecon, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“BEST VALUE IN FARO”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2012

Just had a 3 night stay in Hotel Santa Maria. Stay was brilliant. Hotel very good value for money clean i, kept in good oreder . Reception staff excellant very helpfull and informative. Breafast offered a variety of choice. Position of hotel great central to all sights in this compact and underated picturesque city

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Thfc19
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Newcastle-upon-Tyne
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122 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2012

Just returned from a 3 day stay at Santa Maria.

Clean and friendly service. Room perfectly acceptable and good value. Beds ( like other reviews) hard and not particularly comfortable. Location - really central, near shops, marina, bars and restaurants. Breakfast - okay but again what you pay for.Always a great selection of bread, but hot dishes weren't particularly inviting. Staff really friendly although we did have to go and find a taxi ourselves ( 1/1/2012) to get us back to the airport. Slightly stressed as we had asked night before to organise and were told this wouldn't be necessary ( I'm sure on any other day wouldn't be a problem). Also if you plan on visiting other areas of Algarve, take the reception staff accuracy of timings with a pinch of salt - told 20 mins to Albufeira, actually took 1 1/2 hours on bus!

Read reviews of restaurants on trip advisor as they were pretty accurate.

Rio Formosa boat trip, definitely worth it.

All in all a great visit and the New Year celebrations, although toned down because of the economic situation, was great. Fireworks in the marina.

Portuguese people are lovely and really appreciate if you try to speak the language!

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank kaznles
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Adelaide, Australia
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16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2011

In a good central position and staff very helpful, breakfast was of good quality and choice.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Nurioopta
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384 reviews
116 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2011

In a small road just 300 meters from waterfront and marina this moderate size hotel is situated.
A friendly receptionist wellcomes you - and you will find your way to medium sized rooms (free internet all over the hotel). The beds are not so comfortable (not so soft mattresses). Brekfast in basement of hotel - quality is certainly OK for the price - and at basement level there is a little café/restaurant.
No view from the hotel - but location is ideal in center of Faro.
I got a very compettive price in November!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Roarmaag
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Pakistan
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122 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2011

Nice hotel, close to city centre

Rooms - Clean but a bit small
WCs: Good
Breakfast: Limited options but Good
Service: Good. wifi was not working in my room. I complained and they got it fixed within a day
No swimming pool, gym or any activity place

Room Tip: ask for discount. There rates are not very fixed and they can offer some discount if asked.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank arrahman74
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Property: Stay Hotel
Address: Rua de Portugal 17, Faro 8000-281, Portugal (Formerly Hotel Santa Maria Faro)
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Faro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 27 Hotels in Faro
Price range (per night): $58 - $136
Hotel Class:3 star — Stay Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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 
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