Faro's best choice
Overlooking the marina and the old town center, Faro's Hotel Eva is the best choice in the Algarve's main city. Great views to the marina and old town center (not every room has the views as some face the avenue behind the hotel), plus a rooftop pool!
A lot of attention received in Eva hotel
I stayed in Eva for a week in October, 2007. I was in Faro for work, so I spent most of my day in the office, but I must say my days in the office went much better also due to a great accomodation in Eva. When I got to the hotel, first they couldn't find the reservation, but after a call to my contact in Faro, I got the keycard right away. I was given a room on second floor with the view on the marina. Great view from the balcony I occupied every evening just to watch the world go by. The room was neat and clean, with combined air conditioning so I was not cold, a big double bed, satelite TV, in room telephone with direct external line, Wi-fi internet (you pay for a code at the reception), the bathroom was also nice with shower over tub and a glass door. The room was cleaned every day and the maid always left a card with her name and few chocolates on my bed. The bathroom also never missed a daily additional soap or clean glass.
The hotel restaurant was also a positive experience. The view - astonishing! You can have your breakfast while watching the thousands different birds flying over the lagoon! Breakfast also very rich - different types of bread, yoghurt, fruit, scrambled eggs, cheese, ham, different types of pastes, sausages... you can really have a FULL breakfast at Eva. I used to have my after-breakfast tea on the terrase just next to the entrance to the restaurant - breathing fresh early-morning air. Also at dinner noody left disappointed!
Eva also has a great gym and spa center on the ground floor.
As a whole, Eva offers clean, well-equipped and serviced rooms, but its best spot is definitely the restaurant with its terrase.
Spent a very lazy hour or so outside the Hotel Eva in Faro. This is regarded as the best hotel in town by the Rough Guide and overlooks a superb marina. We didn't see a room there but the foyer alone is nice enough and indicates the quality of the place. Apparently there is a pool on the roof
Great hotel! Very nice!
Hotel Eva is probably the top hotel in Faro. It's right by the marina and close to the city center which is great for restaurants, shopping, etc. It's just a 5 minute walk to the old walled city of Faro, too. There's a nice rooftop pool and outside seating at the restaurant. A swanky little hotel bar, too. The rooms are small, but well-done. The bathrooms are top-notch with marble. Great channel selection on the tv, too. Business travelers will appreciate the Internet access downstairs (for a fee). Big breakfasts, too. Highly recommend Eva.
Great location - Great hotel - could be more romantic
Excellent hotel with above average bright and spacious rooms and spotless marble-covered bathrooms.
Lunch area has an amazing vista over the marina and nearby lagoon which makes for a very pleasing breakfast. Rooftop swimming pool is nice although a bit windy.
Hotel may lack a bit of charm with its long cold corridors, numerous business-meeting rooms and lacklustre reception area. But I would definitly recommend it.
In need of refurbishment
Stayed for one night in the Eva after being overbooked by British Airways. This is probably what the hotel does best to provide for such occasions. Rooms and particularly bathrooms looking tired and in need of refurbisment.
Breakfast more than adequate, but just what the one member of staff was doing was beyond me. Not the most welcoming, but food caters for most needs.
The dinner however was nothing spectacular & is not internationally renown as they claim. Ok it fills a gap, but there are better alternatives for meals elsewhere for the same money.
Amateur staff spilt the wine and placed another folded tablecloth on top instead of replacing the original. In short, if your stuck in Faro the hotel is adequate with a good location, if you expect something a little more, look elsewhere!
This is our second visit to this hotel in four years. We didn't think that it could have got any better but it has.
The reception and bar areas have received a revamp with excellent service by all members of staff even down to the bell hop.
Although we asked for rooms overlooking the marina we were allocated rooms on the street side which some people find very noisy but we never heard anything from the street outside. The rooms were spotlessly clean with clean towels everyday.
The breakfast is served on the 5th floor in the restaurant which has picture windows overlooking the Ria Formosa, the food was of very good quality with a wide selection ranging from scrambled eggs to fresh fruit, if anybody comes out of breakfast hungry then there is something wrong.
I would have no trouble in recomending this hotel to anybody whether it was for, like us, a short break or for alonger spell.
Once again this hotel gives great value for money.
Eva stay satisfactory
Nice experience with kids after we moved higher up from a family room (suite) on the second floor just above the smoking floor, which had a bad odor. Good location by the docks. Marina view worth it - other side is a busy bus-filled avenue. Some free hassle free hotel parking if you can snag a spot. Friendly staff if inconsistent with advice, attitude and service. Breakfast works well with ample choices. Nice and long b/fast hours prob due to all the airline staff who stay there. Coffee was not bad at all! Plus nice fresh fruit galore....
Looking toward the Old Town from the Hotel Eva
Opposite side of the Marina from the Eva Hotel
Bus Faro to Seville
Can anyone confirm which bus company operates Faro - Seville - Faro
and how long is the trip. ??
I have seen a posting naming Eva-Bus but not coming up on internet, perhaps
it has changed address.
Also any recommendations for overnight hotel in Faro. ???
RE: Bus Faro to Seville
The bus company is called Eva Bus and here's the link:http://www.eva-bus.net/home.php?lang=UK Hotels in Faro: Hotel Al-Nacir(http://alnacir.netfirms.com/Index-Alnacir-GB.html); Hotel Eva(http://viajar.clix.pt/com/h.php?hid=193&lg=en ) Hotel Monaco (http://www.hotelmonaco.pt/ ); Hotel Faro (http://www.hotelfaro.pt/Ingles/index.html) Hotel Dom Bernardo (http://www.hoteldombernardo.cjb.net/)