Having read very good reviews of this hotel/guesthouse, I booked us into the suite for one night. On arrival we were given a tour by the lively and friendly Caterina, who manages the guesthouse with great gusto taking care of your every need! This house was the home of the President of Faro and still retains all the original features, and just oozes character from every room. The tempting smell of freshly baked apple cake wafted through the kitchen ready for tomorrow's breakfast! Every room showed us a piece of the family history and at the conclusion of the tour was the outside courtyard with a circular pool, next to the outside breakfast eating area.
Our next treat was the suite, as we entered the room there was a small staircase down to a stunning lounge area, overlooking the pool. Down a wardrobe lined corridor was a bathroom on the right, then at the end was a lovely twin bedroom, and then another shower room, adjoining the main double bedroom, what a fantastic suite it was! Everything was extremely tasteful and very clean. The bed was very comfortable, and the only downside was that the rooms overlooked the street, so was a bit noisy.
Caterina was so helpful and recommended us to a local restaurant nearby where we had a reasonable meal for 8 euros!
In the morning, there was a delicious breakfast served in the courtyard with the apple cake, as well as cereals, fresh orange juice, eggs made whichever way by Caterina herself, plus a number of Portuguese cakes!
I would say that this is a place where one can relax and unwind, but is not near to the beach. Just a great base to visit other places, or a stopover near to the airport.
However I would highly recommend a visit here, you will not be disappointed and we are certainly going to visit again!
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- Also Known As:
- Casa De Estoi Faro, Portugal - Algarve