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It was so exciting to wake up this morning and see Faro for the first time. Tom made a great choice with our hotel, it is right on the waterfront and overlooked the lagoon. Breakfast was a great mix of European cheese, meats and breads and lovely fresh fruit salads. The sun was pouring in the window and it was really hot -hooray! After breakfast we …
Faro, capitale dell' Algarve, è una città antica estremamente affascinante. In prossimità del nucleo antico si trova un piccolo porto, partenza ideale per addentrarsi nella zona più animata della città, un reticolo di strade pedonali tra le quali si affacciano ogni tipo di negozi, caffè e ristoranti.
Con una struttura …
L' aereo per Porto è alle 13:20 e ci hanno consigliato di avviarci abbastanza presto per essere sicuri di effettuare presto il check-in in quanto la Ryanair è troppo meticolosa nel controllo bagaglio sia nelle dimensioni che nel peso. Noi comunque siamo in regola. Un ultimo giro per Faro, cosa che ci riserva due sorprese: la …
... we were taken out, thinking we were going to the vegetable market at Lagoa, then back. But we went on to Portimao, then to the shrine of Señora da Rocha and then back around 4.30. So a longer trip out.. But very pleasant. This evening Bill and I went to the fish restaurant on the beach and had Sea Bass - delicious but a little pricey. But isn't that what holidays are ...
... for the evening's live entertainment. I told them we would be back for a nightcap anfter our evening walk and dinner. The tradional Portuguese Taverna I had noticed a week ago, 20 minutes away near Ouro Beach, did not disappoint. I was up for cataplana, seafood for 2. It was served to us in a copper wok-like container with a flip-top cover. a tureen of fragrant rice was served on the side. The cataplana itself had huge shrimp (head on), baby clams, and ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Eva Faro
Great location, great food, excellent staff and facilities.
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Con una struttura da una atmosfera elegante, dove la luce naturale prevale e il comfort è stato pensato di ogni dettaglio, l' Hotel EVA ci ha accolto per un soggiorno che sarà indimenticabile.
A pochi metri dal centro storico di Faro e il Parco Naturale di Ria Formosa, la sua posizione privilegiata offre una meravigliosa vista sul pittoresco porticciolo che di notte, si offre in un insieme molto particolare di luci.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Eva Faro
The Hotel Eva is situated near the marina and close to the bus and rail staions in Faro. There is a selection of reasonable priced if average restaurants in the immediate vicinity, situated mainly in a pedestrianised area covering about six or seven streets. The resort is very quiet and frequented mainly by locals with visitors tending to opt for the wll known resorts further along the coast.There is one excellent beach - Playa De Faro - located near the airport - a one euro bus ride from the hotel. The hotel is clean, comfortable with excellent views from the marina side of the building. Breakfast is served in the panoramic restaurant on the top floor and I consider the food above average. I stayed in September when the hotel was very quiet - the bar in particular was almost empty and lacking athmosphere but the service and prices were very good. Reception staff are somewhat indifferent in terms of customer service. I would recommend this hotel for couples, groups or families but not for single travellers.there is a very pleasant poolside area on the top floor with superb views over the bay , just remember you are near the airport and some over fly noise can be expected but its not a major problem. Ideal for weekends or short breaks I would not recommend a long stay holiday here.Overall I rate it a very good hotel, reasonably priced and easy accessed from Faro airport.
Arrived around 2115 for one night before flying out to the UK. Helpful reception staff and a very pleasant quiet room with the expected level of amenities. Was the last one in for dinner and possibly as a result had quite the worst salt cod I have ever experienced as my one and only course. Since it was obvious the restaurant was closing I did not bother to make a fuss but pointedly left 95% of it on my plate. There was no comment from the Maitre d' but he obviously noticed. Frankly I was too knackered to remonstrate as I was dead tired and needed to get to sleep. Breakfast in the morning co-incided with a glorious sunrise over the marina and consisted of possibly the best buffet I have ever seen. Excellent is faint praise for the spread. Checkout was efficient however there was no offer to compensate me for the awful dinner the previous evening other than to say I should have sent it back to the kitchen. Good advice except the kitchen would have been closed. I consider the Hotel EVA to be rather overpriced but its setting, if you get a room overlooking the marina, is fabulous. On the other hand if the room faces the other way it is just another city centre view over rooftops and tower cranes. Considering EasyJet is supposed to be a low cost airline they pick some high cost hotel partners. Perhaps their commission makes a bit of profit that the air fare does not....!!!!
Less quality than I thought
Plus: marvellous situation at the small yacht harbour and very proach to central bus station and train.Rooms clean but average,exept for the view.
Staff in the not cosy restaurant rather desinterested, at the reception ill-informed concerning the reason and time frame hours of extreme noise (music) at the harbour very near by at the weekend of the days of liberty. Impossible to sleep before 1.3o am the next day(s)! And no information about this to the client at his booking or arrival.
Pool closed.Not an hotel for singles. Most non personal, routine.
Nice staff, but...
We flew out of the Faro airport and needed to spend one night in town. Hotel Eva is situated overlooking the marina and the plaza. Nice location in an okay town. The hotel was clean and the staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful but the hotel reminded me of a faded star. You could tell that at one time it was a nice hotel, but much of it looks like it needs a facelift.
It was good for our needs at the time.
We booked our stay through Easyjet paying just over £50 per night for a double room with breakfast. We stayed for 2 nights at the start of our 10 day holiday and 1 night at the end. In between we went camping near Tavira (another story).
Myself and my wife stayed @ the Eva for 6 nights in May 2005, It`s a good clean comfortable hotel with a great view over the marina (if you request a room on that side of the hotel).
Nice people at hotel in our early spring visit. You need a room overlooking marina, if possible. Republica restaurant (right by hotel) and restaurant in Cathedral square recommended. Didn't fancy prices of hotel restaurant, and not too impressed with quality of breakfast ingredients altho' choice was wide enough. Just right for a long weekend strolling about, if you are (like us) middle aged and a bit lazy...
Hotel Eva excellent, perfect postion, with marina view from balcony (specifically booked as one side of hotel on main street) rooms very clean and comfortable, all staff friendly and pleasant.
Breakfast lots of selection, but only downside was an evening meal in the restaurant, not an enjoyable event, food not good, however downstairs bar and menu much better.
Loved Faro, very characterful. Took the Island Tour very good.
Loved the storks and spotting the nests in unusual place.
Gypsies on marina bit of a nuisance apart from that, peaceful place.
Would visit again
Stayed here recently for 3 nights and was well looked after. Staff are very helpful in suggesting where to go and what to do, booking hire cars and golf etc. Room was a decent size and had a large balcony with an excellent view of the city and water. Modern and clean. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting Faro !!
Fantastic Top Class Hotel
Hotel Eva is a lovely hotel offering beautiful views and an excellent location. The staff speak good English and are very professional. Our room had a balcony overlooking the harbour and Ria Formosa National Park, excellent for birdwatching. The hotel is close to the airport and train station but noise is not a problem.