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Hotels and Apartments in Faro

Faro is a charming medieval town with a breath-taking coastline and not to mention, relaxing yet affordable accommodation facilities. This jovial compact city is home to a number of hotels, apartments and guesthouses, which are conveniently nestled in the city centre or by the vast coastline, catering to all taste and budget.

From luxury to family hotels in Faro have all modern amenities and offer friendly services to ensure optimum comfort of the guests. Many boutique hotels in Faro are located outside the city that offer secluded rustic location for a quaint stay. Make you choice and book your abode that meets your Faro holiday requirements and budget. Plan your holiday in advance and book cheap flight and hotels in Faro with Alpharooms to enjoy some great deals!


The capital of southern Portugal’s Algarve region, Faro is a captivating city offering sunshine, beaches, mouth-watering seafood and theatres and galleries on your doorstep. The central area of the city is very compact and you can find literally everything within easy walking distance.

Faro is known for its wonderful architecture, rich history and plenty of Portuguese charm which is well reflected in its beaches and tourist attractions including the neoclassical Arco da Vila and the Municipal Museum. The town is also the main place of entry to southern Portugal and the charming resorts like Tavira, Vilamoura and even Lagos, all of which are within few hours’ drive from here. The capital city attracts tourists for its rare natural environment, lagoon, sandy beaches and the best time to explore the town is during the spring season when the temperature is still warm however, temperature is mostly pleasant all year around. Plan for your Faro holiday during in the spring time to enjoy some fantastic blue skies, seas and beautiful flowers over the cliffs and paths.

Where to stay

Faro is a small town but its Old Town is absolutely stunning and scenic. It’s a major residential city and cannot be compared to any enhanced resort town but there is lot to see and explore in this region. You’ll find many excellent accommodations in Faro that offer good value for money. A wide range of hotels and self-catering apartments in Faro are centrally located and it would be a good idea to book your stay within 300m of the Jardim Manuel Bivar plaza and the Doca de Faro, as the region is popular with tourists. When it comes to choosing an ideal accommodation in Faro according to your preferences, there are many properties close to the airport, city centre and near the coast. Choose to stay in the city centre to get good transportation connectivity and easy access to the beaches.

Things to do

The capital city of the Algarve, Faro boasts a very different atmosphere especially within the old walled town and the region surrounding the marina. This scenic and picture-perfect town is home to many historical buildings and monuments from 16th and 17th centuries, stunning beaches and other ancient landmarks that attract tourists from all across the globe. Some of the most significant attractions in the town that you must explore includes the Faro Cathedral, Arco da Vila, Cidade Velha and the Municipal Museum of Faro.

Apart from Faro’s eclectic mix of attractions, the visitors are drawn towards the city's traditional restaurants, cafes, golf courses and wonderful beaches which offer irresistible leisure opportunities during Faro holiday. Moreover, there are many tours from Faro’s small harbour to take you to the Ria Formosa nature park and the isolated beaches on the sandbar islands. Low cost holiday to Faro can be enjoyed as the town offers many cheap accommodation choices and the everything in within close proximity.


Nightlife in Faro is social and buzzing as the city has a wide selection of cafes, restaurants and bars, aimed for Portuguese patrons as well as international tourists. The chic bars and clubs within the city is centred around the Rua do Prior however there are many popular dancing clubs outside the city towards Quinta do Lago and Vilamoura. If you want to enjoy an exciting nightout in the city, Old Town and its surrounding areas are very good with a variety of quaint bars, offering delicious food and exotic drinks with live music, sports screenings, and much more.

Kadoc is the largest nightclub in Faro and can easily accommodate around 8000 visitors while Liberto’s club is an open-air bar that offers a casual and relaxing ambiance to sip cocktails to the sound of soft music. Overall, Faro has an active nightlife and is a pretty combination of lively bars, traditional entertainment, local eateries and contemporary upbeat sounds.

Eating out

It’s a delight to taste buds eating in Portugal and Faro is no exception. There is a selection of amazing restaurants, which are mostly located right on the beach and in the downtown area. The restaurants and eating outlets in Faro caters to every taste and budget. From hearty rustic traditional food to variety of international cuisines, whatever delicacy you’re looking for, you will find it all here.

Mostly, the dishes served in Faro revolves around seafood especially fish however meat dishes prepared are also exceptional. Apart from seafood extravaganza, chicken, lamb and black pig meats dishes are very popular with foodies which are served with enticing mix of wines. Aqui Del Rei, Restaurante Ria Formosa, Republica and Dois Irmaos are excellent restaurants here that will let you indulge in the authentic taste of the region.


The city’s plenty of shopping facilities caters to all types of visitors looking for some fun outing. From designer boutiques for clothing or traditional arts and crafts as mementos from your Portugal trip, you will find it all easily. The beautiful city centre is bursting with pedestrianised shopping streets with quirky independent shops that specializes in selling shoes, clothing as well as many different household goods. The market is good for local bargains.

Also, there are lots of supermarkets in Faro and mini markets are excellent for buying food products for daily use. Some good supermarkets in the town are Lidl on Bom João and Vale Carneiros and Jumbo at Forum Algarve, among others. While Forum Algarve Shopping Mall in the town are one-stop shop for all your shopping needs.

Fast Facts About

  • Nearest airports: Faro Airport (FAO)
  • Flight time from UK: 2 hours 45 minutes
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Currency: Euros (€)


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Faro Reviews

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8/10 Great

08 September 2013

Lovely town with lots to offer, beautiful marina

Lots to do...Train, bus, and boats nearby Airport only ten minutes away..what more could you ask for.Lovely town with lots of nice good restaurants. Very nice people.

The best thing about my stay was ...

Location and convienence to everything.Lovely climate with warm breeze..

8/10 Great

09 February 2011

Unspoiled by excessive tourism!

Good for walking

The best thing about my stay was ...

Small city with good transport links

8/10 Great

25 September 2013

Small & compact town. Great for short visit

Lovely little town centre with lovely family atmosphere. Have been many times and never tired of it. Not a huge amount to do but make sure to walk round the old town; visit Isle de Faro and the Deserted island...beautiful unspoilt beach!

The best thing about my stay was ...

Beautiful & relaxed place

8/10 Great

15 May 2011

a great place for a short break

We did not want to go to far so decided on Faro to stay the place is very unspoilt with a good mixture of old and new all the locals were very friendly and prices wre very reasonable for drinks and food the modern shops wre very nice but seemed expensive the old town is worth a look with a nice church in a large square and lines of orange trees look out for the storks that seem to nest all over the place there is no beach but a short boat trip can take you to one of the islands again not busy the food is mainly fresh fish that is lovley so if you want a laid back break this is the place

The best thing about my stay was ...

very relaxing

8/10 Great

06 September 2012


the area around the hotel has all the shops and restaurants you could want. the old town is quite ordinary .parts of the city are suffering from economic decline.

The best thing about my stay was ...

shops and friendly restaurants

8/10 Great

19 October 2010

Estoi is a sleepy little place about 10km north of Faro

Quiet village, off the tourist trail. Apart from driving through it, didn't have time to explore, but doubt if there are any 'touristy' things there.

The best thing about my stay was ...

Faro is handy for frequent flights to many UK destinations

8/10 Great

01 October 2013

Great little city

Chose Faro because it was so close to the airport and don't really like holiday resorts full of apartments and tourists. Faro provided a great way of seeing local culture and people. Loved the old city within the walls, where we ate in some lovely restaurants.

6/10 Good

09 September 2010


Quirkly little place with no beach. Nice friendly beaches a short boat ride away. Bone chapel worth a look, but will only occupy for 20 minutes tops. Start or end a trip there, I'd not do more than two nights there if going back.

The best thing about my stay was ...

Old town, and bone chapel.

6/10 Good

25 October 2011

Could do with a facelift

Mixture of the old and new with little thought given to the outcome. Some lovely places side by side with some dives. Pity - as the weather is wonderful and the place is only 10 minutes by taxi from the airport. Its crowning glory is Hotel Eva down at the port - lovely hotel, lovrly people.

The best thing about my stay was ...

Hotel Eva.

6/10 Good

30 August 2010

Popular place for older couples

Faro is a popular place for older couples as it has lots of restaurents and small bars to sit and watch the time pass.

The best thing about my stay was ...

Plenty of nice and quality shops

6/10 Good

19 July 2011

A very nice town

We were in Faro for a event just beside the airport. We stayed and spent a lot of out time in the town which was very busy because of this event. My erperience is that the town is much quieter outside this events timeframe. The bars and restaurants in Faro are many and varied, we enjoyed some great meals, some great drinks and the ladies enjoyed the shopping. Sunday is a quiet day though as most shops and restaurants are closed. If you want to venture towards the airport the Forum Algarve (Jumbo) shopping centre will cater for all your needs.

The best thing about my stay was ...

Faro can be lively or quiet as you want it

6/10 Good

31 May 2013

Interesting city for short stay

Faro is an interesting place - lots of museums and historical sites, lovely town square, great marina. There are lots of shops ranging from tacky tourist stuff to very upmarket designer stores. The little tourist train is great fun. Plenty of eating places. Personally wouldn't stay more than few days though.

The best thing about my stay was ...

friendly people and good places to eat

6/10 Good

07 May 2011

ideally located from bus station and very central

thought parts of faro were bit scruffy - the harbour was lovely and there were some nice restaurants

The best thing about my stay was ...

ideally located for couple of nights

6/10 Good

10 June 2011


i did not go out at night in the town

The best thing about my stay was ...

quiet and relaxing

4/10 Average

16 April 2012

2 nights in Faro

Only there short time but found people helpfull anf friendly,a few good restaurants and bars especially the Anchor and the bar acrossss from the train station.

The best thing about my stay was ...

Friendly people

4/10 Average

03 March 2011


Not a lot to do but ok for a short stay, with the intention of using local transport to visit the east and west Algarve. Transport costs were very cheap