Although most people visiting the Algarve fly into Faro Airport, Faro itself is often missed by travellers. But that’s definitely a shame as there’s so much to see and do here. Explore the old town’s cobbled streets, pretty plazas, and fishermen’s cottages or take a boat trip out to its network of secluded island beaches like Ilha Deserta. Whether you’re after a relaxing stay with a swimming pool, or a city centre pad, you’ll find a variety of accommodation types here.
Casa Apollo Guesthouse
A sleek city stay, Casa Apollo Guesthouse is perfect for those who love a contemporary atmosphere. Housed in one of the city’s historic whitewashed buildings, the guesthouse offers travellers modern, airy rooms and a stylish garden area complete with a pool. You can spend hours chilling on the sun loungers with drinks from the bar. In the morning, enjoy a buffet or à la carte breakfast to prepare you for the day ahead.
Luxury Guest House_Opus One
Treat yourself to an indulgent stay when you choose Luxury Guest House_Opus One. Tastefully decorated with lavish interiors, you can relax in style. Outside there’s a seasonal swimming pool, garden and a bar. You can also find a hot tub and sauna to relax in. The hotel puts you in the city centre with restaurants and bars practically on your doorstep. If you want to see more of the town and surrounding area, you can hire a bike or car from the hotel.
Stay Hotel Faro Centro
Positioned in the centre of town, Stay Hotel Faro Centro is a convenient base to explore the city. Inside you can expect to find a modern interior with amenities such as air conditioning, room service and free Wi-Fi. Wake up each morning to a buffet breakfast and enjoy drinks throughout the day from the on-site bar. If you’d like to explore the Old Town, you’ll be less than a 10-minute walk away.
Hotel Faro & Beach Club
Set on Faro’s marina, Hotel Faro & Beach Club has views over the ocean from its rooftop terrace. Offering the perfect balance of culture and relaxation, the hotel has a swimming pool area with sun loungers, as well a wellness centre where you can unwind with massages or sweat it out in the sauna. Features such as a boat service lets you explore the surrounding canals and island beaches, while its location, just a 3-minute walk away from the Old Town, means you won’t have to worry about transportation.
Eva Senses Hotel
Sitting at the edge of Faro’s Old Town, you’ll have views over the boat-filled marina when you stay at Eva Senses Hotel. Fitted with spacious, contemporary rooms and an indulgent spa, the hotel can add a touch of luxury to your Faro getaway. Split your days between the rooftop pool and the hotel’s cocktail bar, or explore some of the Old Town’s top sights such as Capela dos Ossos.
Position yourself in the heart of the Old Town at Sunlight House. Perfect for those visiting in groups, this intimate B&B offers a number of different room options including triples, ensuite doubles and doubles with shared bathrooms. You’ll get a shared kitchen to cook your meals and a sea-view terrace to relax on. The ferry port, which can take you to Ilha Deserta and Ilha da Culatra beaches, is less than a 5-minute walk from the B&B.
Faro Boutique Hotel
Faro Boutique Hotel is a stylish city centre stay with a minimal, contemporary feel. You’ll find ultimate comfort in the hotel’s rooms which come with air conditioning, flat screen TVs and your very own balcony. Head up to the rooftop terrace for views over the Old Town and sunbathing sessions on the sun loungers. You’ll get a breakfast every morning and your room has a minibar to help you stay refuelled throughout the day.
Set in a lush green area on the outskirts of Faro, Monte-Bougainvillea is a tranquil place to spend a week or so. Guests particularly love this hotel because of its close proximity to hiking and cycling trails. If you prefer to relax though, you’ll find a swimming pool and terrace among its tropical gardens. Planning to stay seven days or more? The hotel provides free car hire so you can travel to the Old Town with ease (approx. a 30-minute journey).
Faro Downtown Studios
Fusing rustic decor and colourful contemporary vibes, Faro Downtown Studios is packed with character. These beautifully-curated apartments are designed with features such as mezzanine sleeping areas, traditional iron-wrought balconies and spacious kitchen areas finished with Portuguese tiling. Expect mod cons too like air conditioning, Wi-Fi and coffee machines. The studios put you within a 10-minute walk to the centre of the Old Town and the marina.
Figuras House Luxury Villa
Get the group together for a stay in this luxury villa. With four bedrooms, an outdoor swimming pool and plenty of shared spaces for chilling, you and your friends or family can enjoy a relaxing few days here. Have barbecues on the roof terrace or head into the Old Town for dinner, which is less than a 10-minute drive away. Getting here is easy thanks to the free airport shuttle service offered by Figuras House Luxury Villa.
Hostel Casa d’Alagoa
Make your budget go a little further when you stay at Hostel Casa d’Alagoa. Housed in one of the Old Town’s pretty balconied buildings, the hostel fuses traditional Portuguese style with modern conveniences. You can expect a social vibe where you can meet other travellers in common areas such as the kitchen and sun terrace. The hostel also organises events such as pub crawls, bike tours and live music performances to help you break the ice with other guests.
Hotel 3K Faro Aeroporto
Based less than a 3-minute drive from Faro Airport, this hotel is an ideal stopover stay. There’s still chance to relax though, as the hotel has a swimming pool and sun loungers for sunbathing. There’s a terrace area with a bar where you can get cocktails, coffee and snacks throughout the day. Faro Old Town is only a 15-minute drive from here, and the sandy shoreline of Praia de Faro can be reached in just a 10-minute drive.
Hotel ibis Faro Algarve
Hotel ibis Faro Algarve is conveniently placed in between Faro Airport and the Old Town. Stay in sophisticated rooms with a modern atmosphere and enjoy comforts such as air conditioning and TVs. You can start your day with a buffet breakfast before heading down to the outdoor pool area. The snack bar will be open all day to keep you refuelled. Whether you want to explore the Old Town or the Algarve coastline, you’ll be less than a 15-minute ride from both.