Guests
All properties in Faro, Faro District, Portugal

Pousada Palácio Estói

Luxury pousada in Faro with spa and outdoor pool

  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
From
€120

Property renovations and closures

  • The property is closed between January 26 and February 11.

Image gallery

  • Pool
  • Pool
  • Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Pool
Pool. Image 1 of 118.
1 / 118Pool
Rua de S. José, Faro, 8005-465, Algarve, Portugal
9.0.Superb.
  • A great mix of new and old buildings with charm. Well-trained staff with high service…

    Aug 7, 2020

  • Amazing place, will go again.

    Aug 24, 2019

See all 142 reviews

Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Yes, Yes, and SGS (3rd party expert - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Property uses a professional cleaning service
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Quiet
Safe
Easy parking
Walkable
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 63 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • 1 indoor pool and 1 outdoor pool

Feel at home

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Children's pool
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden

What’s around

  • Heart of Faro
  • Estoi Palace - 1 min walk
  • Ruins of Milreu - 15 min walk
  • Faro Old Town - 6.6 mi / 10.7 km
  • Santa Barbara de Nexe Church - 4.5 mi / 7.3 km
  • Sao Miguel Peak - 5.2 mi / 8.4 km

Book this property and collect stamps after your stay

Remember, collect 10 stamps, get 1 reward* night

Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Standard Room
  • Superior Room
  • Standard Suite
  • Superior Triple Room

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Heart of Faro
  • Estoi Palace - 1 min walk
  • Ruins of Milreu - 15 min walk
  • Faro Old Town - 6.6 mi / 10.7 km
  • Santa Barbara de Nexe Church - 4.5 mi / 7.3 km
  • Sao Miguel Peak - 5.2 mi / 8.4 km
  • Costume Museum - 5.2 mi / 8.4 km
  • Novacortica Cork Factory - 5.3 mi / 8.5 km
  • Municipal Swimming Pool - 5.3 mi / 8.6 km
  • Hospital Faro - 6 mi / 9.7 km
  • Ria Formosa Natural Park - 6.3 mi / 10.1 km

Getting around

  • Faro Intl. Airport (FAO) - 22 min drive
  • Loule Station - 20 min drive
  • Tavira Station - 20 min drive
  • Faro Station - 25 min drive
map
See on map
Rua de S. José, Faro, 8005-465, Algarve, Portugal

At a glance

Size

  • 63 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 4:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • Number of indoor pools - 1
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Sauna
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Children's pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Working away

  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 2009
  • Elevator
  • ATM/banking
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Minibar

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features

Spa

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the pousada's full-service spa, Magic Spa. Services include massages. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub, and Turkish bath/hammam.

The spa is open daily.

Dining

O Visconde - This restaurant specializes in Portuguese cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

Fees & policies

Mandatory feesPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. This tax is adjusted seasonally and might not apply year round. Other exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: From 1 November - 29 February, EUR 0.00 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 13 years of age.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: From 1 March - 31 October, EUR 1.50 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 13 years of age.

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • New Year's Eve gala dinner fee for stays on 31 December

Children & extra bedsPay at property

  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds

Pool, spa & gym (if applicable)Pay at property

  • Reservations are required for spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is professionally cleaned; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Yes and Yes.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SGS (3rd party expert - Global).

Policies

Long-term renters welcome.

This property uses eco-friendly cleaning products.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard and American Express. Cash is not accepted.

This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

Also known as

  • Estoi Palace Faro
  • Pousada Palacio Estoi Monument Hotel SLH Faro
  • Pousada Palacio Estoi Monument Hotel SLH
  • Pousada Palacio Estoi Monument SLH Faro
  • Pousada Palacio Estoi Monument SLH
  • Palacio Estoi Monument SLH
  • Estoi Palace Hotel
  • Estoi Palace Hotel Faro
  • Faro Palace Hotel
  • Pousada Palácio Estói Faro
  • Pousada Palácio Estói Pousada (Portugal)
  • Pousada Palacio De Estoi Monument Hotel SLH
  • Pousada Palácio Estói Pousada (Portugal) Faro
  • Faro Pousada
  • Pousada de Faro Estoi Palace
  • Pousada Palacio De Estoi Monument Hotel SLH
  • Pousada Estoi Palace
  • Pousada Estoi Palace Hotel

*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • Yes, Pousada Palácio Estói does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • The property is closed between January 26 and February 11.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 4:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, O Visconde offers alfresco dining and Portuguese cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Belo Sol (6-min walk), O Branquinho (6-min walk), and Chez Malice (3.6 mi).
  • Have fun with activities like cycling, hiking, and sailing, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Enjoy treatments at the spa and relax in the indoor and outdoor pools. Pousada Palácio Estói also has a sauna and a Turkish bath, as well as a picnic area and a garden.
9.0.Superb.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Another excellent Pousada stay after Palmela. Has it all!

    Dolores, 2 night romance trip, Mar 25, 2019

    Verified Hotels.com guest review

  • 8.0.Very Good

    Old and new fuse together

    Beautiful old palace with accomodation in ultra-modern annex. Great views, quiet. Situated in a hilltop village, The gardens could do with better care and landscaping and the restaurant and tiny bar are far too modern for the building. The gym is 3 machines! Overall we had a great stay.

    Thai Ping, 3 night trip, Oct 25, 2021

    Verified Hotels.com guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Fantastic mixture of old and new

    Really surprising hotel - they have melded an 18th/19th century building with an almost hidden modern hotel wing very effectively. Reception is in this beautiful painted chapel next to an enclosed garden. Rooms are modern and very spacious with good views. Public rooms in the palace are a eclectic mixture of styles. Nice pool area with good views. Breakfasts were excellent, Dinners were OK, but I think could have been better. The hotel itself is well situated and convenient for the Faro area.

    Niall, 4 night trip, Oct 17, 2021

    Verified Hotels.com guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely stay

    Beautiful property with an old world charm. Lovely views and an easy ride into town.

    Anne, 3 night family trip, Oct 13, 2021

    Verified Hotels.com guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing property

    This Pousada was amazing, historic, luxury, beautiful property, all set in this quaint little town.

    Lisa, 2 night trip, Oct 13, 2021

    Verified Hotels.com guest review

  • 6.0.Good

    Could be better...

    The suite was very nice, a lot of space and with a huge and comfortable bed. The pousada is a beautiful building with breathtaking views and the small village of Estoi is very quite and charming. The service was not that great, nor at the check in (we needed a COVID test and no one told us), staff was not smiling a lot. A lot of used towels at the pool taking all sunbeds (even if people had left already). Overall the pousada is not very well taken care of, it felt a bit abandoned. Also breakfast was not great and service terrible, maybe due to COVID, maybe not. We preferred to go out to the small cafe the second day. To summarize, we liked the room and the pousada itself but the service was not great and overall the feeling was so so.

    Maria, 2 night family trip, Aug 20, 2021

    Verified Hotels.com guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    1

    1 night family trip, Jun 28, 2021

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 6.0.Good

    Unique with much potential

    My wife and I had previously stayed the the Pestana Hotel in Viseu Portugal. We selected this hotel based on our outstanding experience there. We enjoy the unique offerings and were drawn to the Posusada Palacio. The building is well maintained however the grounds and gardens deserve more attention. The staff at the facility was not knowledgeable and required assistance in registering. The dinning room staff was largely inexperienced and appeared under staffed. Our dinning experience was disappointing. During our two night stay my wife had the cod that was rubbery and the second nite the linguine that lacked flavor and the vegetables were over cooked. The room was spacious and very quiet. The airconditioning was marvelous and very quiet. We were roomed on the ground floor with our view obscured by bushes.

    Richard, 2 night trip, Jun 26, 2021

    Verified Hotels.com guest review

  • 8.0.Very Good

    A bit disappointing

    I chose this hotel as it was a small luxury hotel but I don’t think it’s on par with the level. The staff was super nice and helpful but the hotel itself is a bit dated, the atmosphere is cold. It’s really removed and even the pool and installations are not as good as you’d think from looking at pictures.

    Alexandra, 2 night trip, Jun 18, 2021

    Verified Hotels.com guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    great service

    This was a smaller luxury hotel and we therefore benefited from an attentive staff, who worked very hard to keep us replenished with food and drink. The pool area was excellent and there were always sun beds free. The nearby Roman ruins are work a look and there's a couple of nice restaurants in the town. Also Faro not too far away for a day trip.

    Ian, 5 night family trip, Jul 28, 2020

    Verified Hotels.com guest review

See all 142 reviews