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“Relaxed & charming” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Casa de Estoi
Ranked #4 of 27 Hotels in Faro
Certificate of Excellence
Birmingham uk
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Relaxed & charming”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2008

A charming old house with just a very few well furnished rooms and friendly and helpful staff. Ask the manager to advise on trips into local Portugal. Estoi is a 1 horse town (just!) but its real Portugal unlike its coastal neighbours. We ate very well at Vterra at the bottom end of the village which was excellent and run by Belgian Ginther and his Portuguese wife Kitty phone ahead as it gets busy Tel 289 997 198.
Only small criticism of the Casa is that breakfasts were a bit limited and boring after 3 days the same with improvement there an excellent rating would be warranted

  • Liked — Rooms & staff
  • Disliked — Breakfasts could be improved/varied
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank chrisb48
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Ireland
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2008

We have just returned from 2 days at the Casa de Estoi. Having read earlier reviews, we were looking forward to our stay. It did not disappoint. After a 15 minute, €13 taxi ride from the airport we were warmly greeted by Joao who gave us a tour of this most impressive property and then showed us to our comfortable, clean and charming bedroom. After a vist to a couple of the local bars we were happy to return to the Casa de Estoi for a nightcap from the honesty bar. Next morning a plentiful buffet breakfast (served from 9am to 11am) was laid out by the Irene, the lovely housekeeper who gives a warm welcoming smile with her "bom dias" each morning.

The Casa is large old townhouse, where you are welcome to amble from each beautifully furnished room to the next. The furnishings and artwork are almost worth a visit in themselves, but it is Joao and Irene who really make the visit worthwhile. They are soooo welcoming yet will happily leave you to your own devices.

Estoi is a small sleepy town which insists that you slow down to its pace. A couple of days here will leave you refreshed, relaxed looking forward to your next visit.

  • Liked — The people, the ambience, our room and its facilities
  • Disliked — Absolutely nothing
  • Stayed April 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank MsCatz
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Paris, France
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2007

We stayed here for 10 days during late August. An old fashioned private house that has been turned into a sall hotel with 6 or 7 rooms, this is a relaxing place to stay away from the bussle of the Algarve.

The owners are present to help you with any question you might have, or to offer advice but generally leave you in peace. There is a pool to relax by and a honesty bar where you serve yourself. Apart from that, the hotel serves breakfast at a communal table (everyone together) but not lunch or dinner.

Only negative point is that its a bit noisy. Its in the village (surrounded by high walls for privacy) but there is a lot of noise from the traffic and the various events that happen in the village. Insist on a room away from the street.

  • Liked — Old style charm
  • Disliked — Noise
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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3 Thank Redbull42
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usa
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2007

This historic home turned bed and breakfast hotel is on the main square of the town of Estoi, a ten minute drive north from the Faro Airport. The town has a number of summer festivals including one in late June which shows a music/dance celebration honoring one of the country’s saints. The hotel manager is absolutely charming and recommends excellent beach, food and sightseeing choices throughout the Algarve and in Lisbon (he used to live there). The family cat Chica welcomes you and the yummy breakfast in the shaded courtyard (during summer; during winter it is served in the regal dinning room) is the perfect setting for a quiet holiday. The home retains original antique furnishings, a pool table and game room. There is a small pool and a separate apartment for a group more than two. A car is recommended if traveling in the Algarve as the beaches and small towns are well worth exploring. For the price, location, setting and atmosphere this hotel is a must.

  • Liked — The manager and staff of two make the place like home and the property is superb.
  • Disliked — Nothing was not to like.
  • Stayed June 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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2 Thank travelabroad2007
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Miami
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42 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2007

Great Place to Spent off the Beaten Paths

We spent 5 nights at this marvellous place in Estoi, about 15 km (10 mi.) outside Faro. It is a great, stylish place with plenty of historical ambiance. The manager is very supportive, very friendly, and provides great service. We also appreicated the (cost free) WiFi access at Casa d'Estoi. It is also a fine place to make friends with other travelers, especially at breakfast, which is served outside.

Don't expect much activity in the village of Estoi, it is a typical, nice, clean, and safe country side town/village. You need a vehicle to get around. Nice restaurants are close by, the beach is a bit away. Still, it is very easily accessible, and a good starting point for the Eastern Algarve coast.

We can strongly recommend this place!

Laura

  • Liked — Atmosphere and stylish environment
  • Disliked — size of room
  • Stayed June 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank caribtravelnut
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Additional Information about Casa de Estoi

Property: Casa de Estoi
Address: Rua de Faro 80 | Estoi, Faro 8005-463, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Faro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Faro
#4 Luxury Hotel in Faro
#4 Family Hotel in Faro
Price range (per night): ₹ 3,106 - ₹ 8,472
Hotel Class:4 star — Casa de Estoi 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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