BEST WESTERN Hotel Dom Bernardo,  Faro

3.5/5  - based on 364 guest reviews.
Rua General Teofilo da Trindade 20, 8000-356, Faro, Portugal - See map
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Centrally located in the capital city of Faro, Best Western Hotel Dom Bernardo is just ten minutes from the bus and train stations and a short drive to the International Airport. Our services include complimentary high-speed Internet access in all areas, fax and photocopying services, excursion information and bookings, laundry facilities, 24-hour front desk and lobby bar, bilingual staff and internet kiosk in the lobby. The air conditioned rooms feature a simple interior with wooden furniture and tiled floors. All rooms have Plasma TV, cable television with 69 channels, mini bar, safe, blackout curtains and a private bathroom. Complimentary high-speed Internet, windows that open, ample closet space and daily housekeeping service. Views are overlooking the city or the Ria Formosa. Many restaurants and bars are within walking distance and guests can play a relaxing game of snooker in the bar area. Enjoy your stay.

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BEST WESTERN Hotel Dom Bernardo,Faro
  • 4
    « Friendly and handy »

    A nice little hotel - part of the larger Best Western group - well placed for getting around Faro. It is available at a good price and enjoys quite good facilities. The breakfasts were particularly pleasant.

    4
    « Decent place to stay »

    Nothing exceptional about the hotel but.... conveniently located to old town, friendly staff, good and affordable Portuguese food within easy walking distance. The hotel only has 7 parking spots and you better have rented mini!!! There was free parking very close to the hotel but I would imagine it would be tough to find a spot during peak season. Great place, I would stay again.

    5
    « Even better value »

    It is one year since I stayed here, then I said it was great value for what was on offer. Now I say it is even better. The wonderful staff are so helpful and pleasant. The rooms have tea or coffee making facilities and the bedrooms are very clean. The bed was so comfortable, it was one of the best nights sleep I had in a hotel. The bathroom had fresh white towels and soaps. Of course the breakfast was perfect as everything from assorted breads, cheeses, cereals, teas, coffees, meats, fruits etc. were plentiful. Again the lady looking after the breakfast room made sure everything was replenished and the tables clean and again extremely pleasant. It goes to prove you don't have to spend a fortune to get everything a hotel should be.

    2
    « Ok? »

    Stayed here for one night due to missing our flight. got there late so no resturants or shops were open - went to our room hungry and tired. once we got to our room, we were kept up all night by a gentleman who had hired a lady friend. went upstairs to complain where we were greeted by the whole floor 3 stinking of cannabis. luckily only stayed for 1 night. after falling asleep just gone 3 we were woken by noisy cleaners and building work. if you want no sleep I highly recommend this hotel. good points - there was a bed, a TV and a working bathroom.

    5
    « Immaculately clean, friendly and helpful »

    The property is an 8 minute walk from the marina. It isn't flash but certainly gives good value for money. The staff are wonderful and at reception speak excellent English. There is not a speck of dust anywhere. a credit to housekeeping. The mattresses were all replaced in October 2016 and i slept well, the air conditioning works well, bathroom has plenty of hot water. tea & coffee in the bedrooms, Irons available. I highly recommend this property for a short break. It also has a car park at the back and a taxi to the airport was 11 Euros

    4
    « Good value inconvenient location »

    Decided to stay in Faro for one night due to a late flight time. Easy to find in hire car.Parking behind the hotel.Fatima on reception was very welcoming and helpful.Managed to get out for late dinner to Chef Branco nearby. Basis clean room with good a/c. WI Fi didnt reach our room on top floor but ok in reception area. Adequate breakfast with plenty of choice. Spent the morning exploring Faro on foot before setting off west.

    2
    « Convenient but lacking »

    I stayed for one night as I had an early flight the next morning. The receptionist was really welcoming and helpful when I arrived - I think he was embarrassed later when he realised there was no wine in the bar, only beer! Also, more than one person was needed on reception for size of hotel. It's about 15 mins walk from train station and 10 mins walk into old town. Rooms are basic but comfortable. Kettle with tea/coffee in room. I had a large bathroom, however, there was a lot of noise from other bathrooms & the hall to contend with - possibly due to ceramic tiling. Good value for high season.

    4
    « Surprisingly good »

    A business partner and I shared a room in January 2016, booked online for a very reasonable price. The room was spacious and there was an en suite bathroom, with bath, sink, shower, bidet, and toilet. There was a fridge in the room, and a TV (which we did not use, so cannot assess). Two large built-in wardrobes and a dresser provided plenty of storage. Towels were changed daily. The room was so reasonably priced that I expected the breakfast to be basic, but there was a full range of food to choose from, ad lib, including cold ham, cheese, boiled eggs, cereals, fruit, several types of bread, a toaster, and two drinks machines serving very acceptable coffee and other beverages as well as a range of cold drinks. Everything was clean and comfortable, and the staff spoke English and were helpful (e.g. when we lost a door key) and friendly. The trip from the airport into Faro by bus costs 2.22 Euros and takes about 15 minutes. The Dom Bernardo is a further 15 minutes walk away, to the North of the main tourist area. Faro is quite small, and nowhere is more than 20 minutes walk away. We were at the front of the building, on the top floor, above the main street. Occasionally an un-silenced motor scooter would pass by, but generally, the noise levels were acceptable. Our view was to the north, where a Russian Orthodox Church had a couple of storks nesting on top of the cupola, about thirty metres away.There is a main covered food market about two hundreds metres up the road. Our business was at the University, about 15 minutes north of the hotel. Other delegates at the same event expressed some surprise when we told them how much we had paid at the Dom Bernardo, so it seems to be something of a bargain, at least in the off-season. There is really nothing bad to say about this hotel. It is a bit farther out than many of the other hotels, but if you are prepared to walk for ten or twenty minutes, most of Faro is accessible from there. If you walk down the stairs instead of taking the lift, and the windows are open, you could, if you were really clumsy, bash your head on one of the inward opening windows. So, if you are clumsy, take the lift, or choose another hotel. Otherwise, this is a clean basic hotel that provides a very good breakfast. A bargain.

    4
    « Large Room, Good Breakfast »

    This hotel is located about 7-10 minute walk from the concentrated tourist area. The staff were great and spoke good English. The room was large and comfortable. Breakfast was good except for the juice which was warm and tasted like acidic syrup. On my last day there I noticed a sign on the bar as one enters the breakfast room. For €1 the lady will give you a large glass of fresh squeezed orange juice. I thought it was well worth it.

    4
    « Decent 3* Hotel, Great Service and Location - Everything you need in Faro »

    About to book the Hotel Monaco not far from Dom Bernado I read reviews on trip advisor that generally were not very good so opted for the later. The Hotel is in a good state and condition contrary to some comments here. The property is well maintained, has a comfortable lounge foyer, a snack bar to access drinks. The rooms are a good size compatible with the interior and architecture of locality, tiled floors, robust furniture, mini fridge to store groceries. The interior is well presented in the room and the tea and coffee amenities show distinctly a good class of hotel. The best thing about the hotel is location. A circular bus can pick you or drop you from in front of the hotel. The number 14 bus will en route from the bus station stop directly in front of the hotel to head to Faro Beach via the airport and vice verse. The fares are 2.20 each way. Staff are friendly, warm and informative. This is a franchise but a well staffed hotel whose staff make the stay personable and memorable. I will come back again.

  • 4
    « A night's stay »

    We stayed at the Best Western for one night. Hotel was pleasant and we had a pretty decent night's sleep despite being on the front of the hotel. Plenty of hot water and bed comfortable. Staff helpful. Hotel is about a ten minute walk to the station without luggage. We had to pay €6 each for breakfast the next day which was satisfactory.

    5
    « Excellent value and really genuine helpful staff »

    I stayed here with my mother for two nights. It was good value and although the rooms are not very modern the bedding , air con and cleanliness was good. What impressed us overall was how helpful the staff members were. I would like to say a special Thankyou to the lady on reception who organised our taxi, sorted out the hotel computer for me, and also loaned me a travel adapter so I could do my mums hair. Many thanks x

    4
    « Inexpensive, no complaints »

    The hotel was very cheap, 5 mins walk from the bus and train station, there's loads of restaurants nearby including a great one across the road. The breakfast was decent, a buffet with great bread,cheeses, meats, hot drinks and juices, fruit, cereals and more. The room was relatively spacious and clean, a good shower and the staff were very helpful and friendly.

    3
    « Good, not amazing »

    We stayed for 6 nights. The location is good, not too far from the airport, 8-10 min walking distance to the city centre. The rooms were tidy, but definitely not reflecting the price (£85/night). I wonder how it qualifies for 3 star. It look very old fashioned, minimalistic and the mattress was too hard for my liking. The biggest let down was the breakfast. Jam, toast, coffee, ham and some very unripe tomatoes. Every day. The worst breakfast variety I have ever seen. We ordered fresh orange juice, but we received some watered up junk with orange bits in.... You definitely can't call that fresh orange juice, and charge extra for it. The staff was very friendly. The lady at the reception was super helpful and nice.

    4
    « A very good compromise »

    We wanted to stay in an ecomomic place in Faro and drive around the Algarve. For us this was a perfect choice! The hotel is in the center of the city, only a few minutes walk from the restaurants and night area. The staff is friendly and the rooms are clean! No luxury, just for sleep&shower!

    5
    « Can't believe it's only 3* »

    We booked this holiday for 3 nights at the start of our holiday and were seriously impressed. We arrived a little before check in but after checking with the housekeeper our room was ready so we were given the key. Along with the key we were given a map and some information about Faro from Dina in reception. She was very helpful and friendly. Our room was spacious and very clean, they definitely have high standards. We had breakfast on one of the days which was nice enough. The wifi was handy to get in touch with people back home, fast enough for video calling too. We were so impressed that we booked another night near the end of our holiday, this time a slightly more expensive room that had a jacuzzi much to my surprise! We have been so pleased with our experience here we will definitely book again when we are in Faro!

    5
    « Value for money »

    Cheap hotel but clean and tidy. Breakfast fine, reasonable selection. Parking very limited, but on-street parking fine. Fatima the receptionist was excellent, very helpful indeed. Would stay again (and have done so).

    5
    « Pleasant stay »

    Only stayed one night but the hotel was beautifully clean. Conveniently situated for the market and it was a pleasant walk down to the marina. The staff couldn't do enough for you - car park however is difficult to get out of -reverse into the parking space would be my recommendation.

    4
    « Nice »

    Nice hotel. Good room with good air con and nice spacious bathroom .friendly staff. Nice layout in the main lobby. Quite small as many hotels are in faro centre. Location very good. Easy walk to bus terminal to get bus to nearby beach and bus to airport. Easy walk to marina area also. Breakfast good and plentiful, room was large so spacious in the morning which is nice. Very enjoyable. Will return.

    4
    « First stay in Faro »

    We found the hotel very clean and comfortable, and ideally situated to explore the town and surrounding areas. Staff always polite and helpful, we were never rushed to make any decision or choices, good selection of food and drinks for breakfast ,

  • 5
    « Great hotel! »

    We stayed here for 4 nights in the room with disabled access, which we only sorted on the morning of our arrival! This is a lovely, budget, hotel with air con, free wifi, 10 minutes from Faro airport, and the most friendly staff. Anything we asked of them, they helped with - restaurants, places of interest, local knowledge and patience to clean the room when we overslept on the first day! The roof terrace is great, with amazing views over the town and out to sea. The internal bar prices and snacks are reasonable too, if you've had a long day and just want to chill later in the evening. There's a huge TV in the bar area too. It was our first visit to Portugal and would specifically stay here again as it was so handy for everything, including the town centre, restaurants, boat trips and a large supermarket. Parking is very limited, but this wasn't a problem as we didn't have a car.

    4
    « Good hotel in convenient location »

    The Dom Bernardo is in a perfect location for visiting Faro. It's a short walk to the town centre and there are a few restaurants nearby. (We arrived late when most restaurants were closed but we managed to find something open nearby after asking the reception for information). Staff were friendly and the breakfast was varied and very good. Our room was large and comfortable. Parking is available although there are not many spaces so we just parked in the street. Free Wi-Fi in the room was very welcome.

    3
    « Friendly staff »

    The staff at reception very friendly. Free parking in the streets near the hotel. No early check-in. You get what you pay for. Good wifi in the room and also near the reception. I liked my stay here .

    4
    « Plane spotting »

    A very nice hotel to stay, with helpful friendly staff, our room was on the top floor so we could see all the planes taking off and landing. A good size room with twin beds and very clean. . The hotel is a short walk to the old town

    4
    « Good value hotel in Faro »

    Nice simple and clean hotel room with modern bathroom facilities, 10 mins walk to the old Faro and marina. Staff very helpful in organising tours and other requests. Excellent buffet breakfast. Mattresses were a bit hard.

    4
    « Good value and easy access to the centre. »

    As small, friendly hotel within easy walking distance of the centre of Faro. Breakfast never varied, but was always more than adequate with cereals, hot drinks, juices, cheeses and cold meats and boiled eggs. Plenty of fresh rolls and bread for toast accompanied by conserves, as well as fresh fruit and cake. The rooms are small, but perfectly adequate and very clean with comfortable beds. We had a room at the front, overlooking a church with a storks nest on the dome. The main road was pretty quiet at night, apart from when Portugal won the semi final of the European Cup!! The staff are very friendly and helpful with suggestions of what to see and where to go in the area. Most of the sights in Faro can be seen in a day, and if time allows, a day trip by train to Tavira is highly recommended.

    5
    « faro for less »

    This hotel is excellent value for money ,it is a lot smaller than other hotels in the same chain (more like a family run hotel) but the room ,staff and location are great .The hotel is about ten to fifteen minutes walk from the rail and bus stations and about the same to the centre of the old town,around the corner and down the street brings you to a small square with lots of eating houses for all budgets.Faro is not a large town and is easily walkable ,it seems most people only know the airport but the town is well worth a visit,forgot to mention tea making facility in all rooms ,next time in Faro this is the hotel for us.

    4
    « Needs renovation, but price/quality OK. »

    It is an older hotel and some renovation would be good, but we liked it. We found the location excellent, away from the touristic area, but near to all you need. At walking distance from train and busstation. Market, supermarket and resto's nearby, and a 10 minutes walk to the old city.To go from the hotel to the airport, there is a local bus nr 14, that stops in front of the hotel. You just have to cross the street to the busstop. This bus runs not frekwent, a 6 times a day or so, but if it match with your departure time, it is an easy and cheap option (2,22 euro). At the reception you can find the timetable. Friendly check in, basic but clean room with all you need, fridge, waterboiler, coffee and tea for free, free wifi...At the top of the hotel is a terrace with some sunbeds. You have a nice view there over the old city and the Ria Formosa. It is just a pity that the terrace is not well maintained. It has a lot of potential. Put some more sunbeds, some new tables and chairs and parasols and some flowers on it, and it would be the max. Breakfastbuffet is good for a 3 stars hotel, with boiled eggs, yoghourt, fresh fruit, cheeses, different cold cuts and more. For the price we payed, we were happy with our stay and we should choose the hotel again for a next holiday.

    3
    « Cheap and Central in Faro »

    The front desk here are great, they are very helpful and courteous. The hotel is a quick <10 min ride from the airport by taxi. It is older and not updated, but the room was clean, spacious, and had everything you need, including a mini fridge. The room had a nice view of the Ria Formosa. Good value for the low price!

    5
    « Good value »

    Great value for money at this hotel. The room was clean, good size and had a view over the roof tops of Faro. The staff were friendly and helpful and there was plenty on offer for breakfast. Decor was a little dated.

  • 4
    « Great value hotel within walking distance of old town. »

    Arrived without reservations but that was not a problem. Room was basic but roomy. Free parking, wifi and the staff is super helpful. They have a bar and breakfast was very good. Free parking. The prices were some of the best for my entire trip.

    4
    « Great value hotel with 5-star receptionist »

    An extremely good value hotel, 10 minutes walk from the city. Fatima the receptionist was excellent, extremely helpful and knowledgeable - I feel she deserves a special mention. The room (401) was clean and pleasant and the breakfast quite basic but perfectly acceptable, but a bit of variation in the food would be welcome. Two things need addressing - the bed was rather hard and lumpy and the shower was simply the worst I've ever experienced. I found it impossible to regulate it so that was either a cold dribble or a scalding torrent - it really needs sorting out as it was quite dangerous. I certainly wouldn't risked using the bidet!! All in all, a pleasant basic hotel at an excellent price with really helpful, pleasant staff.

    5
    « Great Value in Faro »

    We enjoyed our stay in the Best Western in Faro, Portugal. The hotel and room were nice and spacious. Across the street from the hotel is a church. A pair of storks have made one of the steeples their home. It was lots of fun watching the pair of birds coming and going to their nest. The staff recommended a restaurant that turned out to be one of our best meals in Portugal. We would definitely stay at this Best Western again.

    3
    « Good Basic Hotel for Visiting the Eastern Algarve »

    Not knowing Faro at all, we found and booked this hotel based on TripAdvisor reviews. Generally the reviews are accurate and the hotel met our expectations for a three star hotel. Good clean hotel with comfortable beds and a functional bathroom... meaning that everything worked as expected. Hotel is on the outskirts and north of the main shopping, commercial and tourists areas of Faro with about a 1km / 20 minute walk or &euro;5 taxi ride to these areas. There are many good restaurants in the immediate area and between the hotel and the waterfront / central area of the town. If you are walking between the hotel and waterfront / central area, make sure you know where you are going or have a GPS device with you as central Faro is a maze of narrow one-way streets. We got lost every time we made the trip! Receptionist spoke moderate English and was helpful. She subsequently booked us a cork factory tour even though the tour company we wanted was not on the hotel's recommended / preferred booking list. After arriving on an overnight flight from Canada in the early morning (yes, Air Transat has direct flights from Toronto to Faro!), we were able to leave our luggage in a secure closet while we explored the city till late afternoon. Checkin was fast and efficient. Our room was moderately sized with twin beds as booked. Our booking included cold self-serve continental breakfast. This was comprehensive and nourishing in a pleasant basement dining area. If you are flying into Faro and going to the Algarve, we can recommend a short stay in Faro to see the real non-touristy (almost) eastern Algarve. Day trips by train, bus or organized tours to Tavira and Olhao are easily done and the central area of Faro is both historic and appealing. Another worthwhile trip from Faro is to the barrier islands national park by boat from Faro harbour with an included visit to the roadless offshore fishing villages of Ilha da Culatra and Ilha do Farol.

    3
    « BW average »

    Fast checkin, oldfashion hotel, a lot showing its age. Very nice staff, room show some refurbushing but parts are very used. Mix old, beds and furniture, with new, lcd tv and contactless keycard. Beds are only good for those weighting more than 90kg, by far one of the hardest bed on any of the hotels i stayed. Its not on the tourist area, its around 15min walk to the harbour and bus/train station. Breakfast is okay for a 2star hotel like Ibis, but not a 3star one

    2
    « A great hotel if you're deaf and love dogs »

    I was aware that I was booking into a 3* hotel so my expectations weren't that high. The room we were designated was high up at the rear of the hotel. Great, we thought, not overlooking the main road at the front, this is going to be OK. Was I wrong? We could hear the people in the adjacent rooms crystal clear, they may as well have been in the room with us. The corridors were tiled so we were constantly disturbed by the comings and goings of people at all hours of the night. Not that the following is anything that can be controlled by the hotel but the neighbours at the rear all seem to have dogs which barked randomly at all hours of the day and night. The room was basic but functional but the bed was very creaky and the mattress was rock hard. Not good to sleep on when you're constantly being disturbed by noise. The bathroom looked great but don't let first impressions fool you. I did notice that the wall tiles weren't shiny so I thought I'd carry out a little experiment. Using a small white towel I washed an area of 6 tiles. The white towel turned brown, the tiles were that filthy. Feeling bad about this I did this again a couple of days later on another area of tiles with exactly the same results. In a nutshell the bathroom was filthy and needed a deep clean. We stayed on a B&B basis and found what was provided for breakfast was adequate. The best thing about the hotel were the staff. They were very helpful and tried their best. The position of the hotel is reasonable, a 10 minute stroll from the old town and commercial centre. One tip I'd give people who stay here is that if you need anything, bottled water etc., is to go to the "market". This is actually a rather nice supermarket along with fresh fruit, meat stalls etc.. Only 5 minutes walk from the hotel. Would I stay there again? Definitely not. I don't say this solely because the hotel was below par but Faro is very small and I won't be visiting the town again.

    3
    « Very average »

    There's not a whole lot that stands out about this hotel. It is within walking distance to Old Town, and it is relatively clean; however, it is rather rundown and could use some updating. The toilet would LOUDLY whistled for a good 3 or 4 minutes every time we flushed, the internet was very unstable, and the beds were not very comfortable.

    5
    « A adorable bargain »

    I lived in Faro for 5 years so when I go there, I want to be near the city centre but away from the noise. The location of this hotel is perfect. You can walk to the city centre and by car is easy to move from and there, traffic can be daunting in a small city during rush hour and we don't want that to get in the way of our holidays. There is also free parking. The hotel also has a full bar open 24hours ready for your last drink and unwind before going to sleep.

    4
    « Better than expected »

    This hotel was better than we expected. Basic but clean, rooms were cleaned every day, fresh towels been provided . Good location. Hotel has all you might need - breakfast, free parking, free wifi, 24 hours reception and friendly, helpful staff.

    3
    « Great convenient hotel »

    Stayed here with a friend on a short city break. The hotel is very good for the price and is within walking distance to the Old Town, the Port and the Forum Shopping complex. Staff were very friendly and helpful, especially Fatima.

  • 4
    « Good hotel »

    I liked the hotel, better than I expected, nothing much else to say, the bathrooms and toilet were clean and there would be people cleaning the room daily, internet is fast and good too. It also isnt too far from the beach area, only a 10 min walk and a 20 min walk to the Forum Algarve, worth a stay

    3
    « Central local...normal American expectations »

    This is a good downtown hotel to stay in Faro. We were on our way to Gibraltar, GB the next day. Good value. I would recommend not getting a room on the back side of the hotel. It was a little noisy outside.

    3
    « Worth staying »

    This hotel was very cheap so we did not expect much. The rooms have been re done but not to a high standard but the are big and so was the bathroom. The bed was very comfortable. The staff were very helpful and friendly. We stayed before flying the next morning and the hotel booked a taxi which arrived on time.

    4
    « Great value for cost »

    If travelling through Faro would recommend this establishment as it is central, well maintained and the staff were courteous and helpful. They have a bar/lounge area where you can relax and talk to other guests. Felt this was an excellent choice for our purposes of an overnight stay to catch a flight the next morning which was only 10 minutes from the airport by shuttle service. Gerry R.

    1
    « Unexceptable Experience »

    The first room we checked into was horrible. There was mold along the walls as well as a horrible smell coming within the room. My boyfriend and I changed rooms and found stains in the sheets as well as the mattress. As a result of the the second room, we went to the front desk and informed the receptionist that we had to leave. The individual working the front desk seemed very 'shocked' and asked us if we wanted another room. We left the Best Western Hotel Dom Bernando immediately. Although the staff was very apologetic, the conditions were not acceptable for my boyfriend and I.

    4
    « Value for money »

    Decent room, clean and quiet. Smoking rooms available too which was an unexpected bonus!! Parking very hit and miss - more miss than hit. Short walk to Faro bars and restaurants. 10 minutes from airport. Friendly staff and good breakfast.

    4
    « Bad start but got better »

    First night wasn't too good because people next room were partying/humping til 4, but then I was moved to room 301 which was quiet, comfortable and had sea views. Staff were always nice and I pigged out on breakfast each morning.

    4
    « Great hotel and most helpful staff »

    I did hesitate when booking as it seemed to be not in the centre of the Fasro. It turned out that, as Faro is not a big town, it was in fact not more than 10 minutes walk from the Marina. The hotel itself is clean an spacious, very comortable beds and clean, large bathroom. It is somwhow in between the boutique and a chain hotel ( in a good way). You get a bit of unique decor and the efficiency of the chain hotels. The staff were more than helpful ( we kept on asking for info, directions, booking the attractions tickets and taxis so we certainly are in position to review here ;). They were very helpful but in a relaxed and not over the top manner. Hotel itself has 24 hours bar, free tea/coffee facilities, and a breakfast they serve is a must so DO book it with your room if you can.

    4
    « Well run hotel »

    Good size room, regularly cleaned, comfy bed. All the amenities were available as stated. Pleasant and communicative 24hr reception staff also double up to serve a small selection of drinks or snacks at any time of the day. Bus/coach/train/boat transport are all within easy walking distance (wheelchair users may find some pavements too narrow/uneven).

    5
    « Excellent value hotel »

    This hotel exceeded my expectations. It has large, clean rooms, comfy beds and free wi fi throughout the hotel. Staff were friendly and breakfast was good with a selection of cereals, cold meats, bread, fruit and beverages. It's lication 5 minutes walk from the marina is a bonus point too. Well worth a visit and highly recommended.

  • 4
    « VERY GOOD VALUE - 82% »

    Stayed here for 7 nights B & B - £122. Good size rooms with a good view of Faro from the roof top. You can sun bathe here if you want to. Rooms are of a good size with a decent TV. Good storage. Breakfast offers a good selection of meats,cereals, tomatoes, breads,juices, various coffees, apples,oranges,kiwi fruit,honey. It's help yourself so eat as much as you want. Air conditioning in room. About a 15 minute walk to the bus station.

    5
    « Excellent value for money »

    I was in Faro for a couple of days and needed somewhere central. If your looking for a Holiday resort hotel, this isn't it. Its a typically Portuguese hotel, the staff were friendly, spotlessly clean, central location, & excellent value for money.

    3
    « Central »

    It was ok for me as I arrived late and left early. Quite noisy outside but not the hotel's fault. Otherwise clean and friendly staff. Good value for money. Would stay again for a short break or for overnight stay.

    5
    « Felt welcome »

    I stayed here for 1week while my friend was in hospital after an accident. Great location 10min walk to hospital or 10min walk to marina, shops & historical places. The staff made me feel extremely, welcome helped me use the public computer to communicate with insurance, room was lovely & clean even had a fridge in it. Bar/lounge area was very comfortable. I would definitely go back. Hopefully under better circumstances

    4
    « Very good hotel! »

    I was pleasantly surprised with my stay here. The room was very clean, the bed was large and very comfortable. Shower was very powerful. It is about a 10-15 minute walk into the city centre (the marina and all of the restaurants and stores). I only stayed one night so I didn't have much interaction with the staff however they were pleasant. Good value for your money.

    5
    « Truly brilliant! »

    The staff at this hotel should feel very proud as they do a wonderful job to make their guests feel comfortable and welcome. Our first time in Faro was complimented superbly by this understated but really great hotel. So the location isn't 'pretty' but it seemed a good neighbourhood; and the local feel I actually liked. The hotel itself, because it's not modern, has charm and character, which actually benefits the place. Our room (top rear) had a fantastic view of much of the town; and right down to the ria formosa. I must thank Fatima, esp, on reception for the warm, helpful and friendly welcome. All the other staff were excellent, too, throughout our stay. Breakfast is a must: healthy portions; and a huge selection, and.... lovely fresh soft rolls! Turn right out of hotel, walk few mins to fantastic, indoor market selling all kinds of meats, fish, cheeses and produce. And take a light snack n drink outside: the place to the left of market did a lovely cold tapas-type fish based dishes!

    4
    « Lovely staff »

    Not the best area but short walk to restaurants. Staff are lovely and helpful. Breakfast basic but very satisfactory. Comfy bed, good air con, basic bathroom but great shower. I would recommend a short stay here.

    4
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    We booked this hotel just for one night at the beginning of our weeks stay in Lagos ( end of June) I must admit that because of the low price we weren't expecting much but we were all pleasantly surprised. We arrived quite late but we received a lovely welcome from the reception, the lady that checked us in even served us drinks at the bar......that's what I call multi-tasking! Our room was spotless & we had a lovely view of the marina & couldn't really fault it, apart from the beds were a little on the hard side. We also had a great breakfast which for the money was superb value. I would highly recommend for a short stay & would go back if I needed to stay in Faro for a night or two.

 

Getting to the hotel ...

All directions
·From: Lisbon. Take Highway A2 towards the south. Follow the signs to Algarve and to Faro (A22) and to the Best Western Hotel Dom Bernardo.