This hotel is very convenient for transport and for the main town shops, harbour and Old Town full of historical buildings. Go into the Cathedral and climb up the bell tower for the views - brilliant! The hotel was wonderful except that the bed was a bit too firm and I had to put my duvet plus the spare duvet folded twice on top of the mattress and sleep with only the sheet over me. It made it much better. Breakfast was plentiful and there was something for all. The staff were very helpful in any way they could.
Four Star Accommodation in a Prime Location
This is a 4**** hotel in a prime location, overlooking Faro's marina . Rooms are comfortable though not particularly spacious or luxurious but each room comes with a fairly big balcony. There's a swimming pool on the roof along with several comfortable sitting areas with truly splendid views. A substantial buffet breakfast is served on the fifth floor overlooking the port and the Rio Formosa. Downstairs, there's a health club, gym, Turkish bath and Spa. There's also a bar and internet access in the lobby. The decor in the lobby is outstanding and over all, the hotel gives an impression of quiet sophistication. I did not find the staff particularly friendly and absolutely no information about Faro was available at reception. I would stay here again for the convenience of location, great breakfast and lovely views but I would book a twin rather than double room. The double beds ( at least in the standard rooms ) were definitely a bit on the small side, though extremely comfortable otherwise.
Unique Quality: The most outstanding feature of this hotel is it's prime location right in the centre of Faro. Everything, including bus and train station is on your doorstep and the views over the port and lagoon are quite spectacular.
Directions: In the very centre of town, overlooking the marina and close to the bus station.
4* hotel by the marina
I stayed at the 4* Hotel Eva for one night in late January 2007.
At this time of year, a twin room (with breakfast) cost us just 40GBP a night.
Along with nearby Hotel Faro, this is one of two 4* hotels located next to Faro's marina. Having passed the Hotel Faro on numerous occasions during our weekend in the city, I feel that we made the right choice in opting for the Eva. Although I didn't go inside the Hotel Faro, I felt that it had a less favourable location, set back from the marina with no balconies overlooking it. The two hotels were quoting a similar room rate at the time of our visit.
Hotel Eva is located right next to the marina in the centre of Faro. Many of the rooms (including the one that we stayed in) have balconies that offer excellent views. Due to the few guests at this time of year, I suspect that all visitors in the off-season enjoy a room with a view over the marina. In the busier summer months, you may end up in a room at the back of the hotel with a less favourable view over the adjacent bus station.
From the hotel, the old town part of Faro is a 5 minute walk away at the opposite end of the marina, while the more modern part of town (with dozens of restaurants, shops and small bars) is a similar distance away inland.
The hotel can be reached from Faro airport by taxi in 10 minutes (cost: 8 Euros at January 2007).
Unique Quality: .
The friendly reception staff speak perfect English and the checking in process was very efficient. Officially, you can only check in after 2pm, but in the off-season we were allowed to check straight in at 10:30am without any problems.
The hotel has 148 rooms, including singles, doubles, twins and suites, situated on five floors, with the top floor of the hotel given over to a restaurant.
Guests have free use of the hotel's health club (including a fully equipped gym, a sauna and a Turkish bath), although we didn't use them during our brief stay.
There is an excellent, cosy bar on the ground floor of the hotel. You can relax in a comfy armchair, watching live football on the large screen TV while sipping cold Superbock beer (2.50 Euros per 500ml).
Parking is available directly outside the hotel for an additional charge.
Our twin room had two beds, satellite TV, air conditioning/heating, a large wardrobe, a dressing table, a couple of armchairs, a couple of plastic chairs for use on the balcony and a spotlessly clean bathroom.
There were various leaflets, guidebooks and directories on the bedside cabinets for our information.
The room was clean and fairly spacious, with lots of natural light. If you have the opportunity, ask for one of the rooms with a balcony overlooking the marina - the views are excellent!
A good value hotel with an unbeatable central location. Arguably the most luxurious hotel in the centre of Faro, but still very affordable - especially in the off-season. Highly recommended!
Directions: Right by the marina in the centre of Faro.
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Address: Av da Republica 1, Faro, Algarve, 8000-078, Portugal
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Amenities at Eva Hotel
- Swimming Pool
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Room Service
- Fitness Center
- Free Parking
- Business Services
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle Service
- Free High Speed Internet
- Bar / Lounge
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