Hotel Afonso III2.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Location is on a busy road which all the coaches use to get to the bus terminal. Avoid a room on this side of the building if you can, if not it'll be loud. Room was a little run down, some lights not working, light switch showing bare wire. Tiny tv in the top corner of the room-might as well not bother with one when it's so small. Having said that the bed was ok and the shower was fine. Staff were friendly and helpful printing some documents for me free of charge.l Good for a stopover but I wouldn't recommend for multiple nights.
I stayed there after a flight from Porto and before leaving the next day from the bus station. It gets a positive review mostly because of their receptionist, Marina, that welcomed me that night. I was tired by travelling the entire day and I have never seen a happier and more helpful person in a hotel ever! Completely made me feel happy to be checking in there! Room was clean and reasonably sized and breakfast was included in the price so easy to eat and go in the morning. Bus station is very close to the hotel and city so a plus point. On the negative side, they advertised a free shuttle bus from the airport but when I called them _before my flight_ to arrange the exact time of pickup they said they didn't have availability and that they would charge me 15 euros anyway so I might as well take a taxi, which I ended up taking and it cost me less. They should definitely update their website to reflect this.
We were absolutely loving Lagos, however we needed to stay in Faro near airport for our 5.30 airport checkin. In a monthlong trip of guest houses and Air B&B, this was our first 'hotel' choice as it was offered at an attractive price. We loved our night here. We really needed an afternoon long rest, and our ac room and private bathroom w tub was just the ticket! The front desk staff were super helpful and arranged a 5.15 am taxi for us. Thanks!!
Stayed here for 2 nights before our trip home and having never stopped here before decided to give it a go. It is very close to the railway and bus stations which is ideal although it is in a run down part of the town. Breakfast was great and our room although small was clean and served its purpose. The staff were helpful and for the price was good value.
Stayed over for just one night. No free service to the airport, which was advertised (had to book a taxi at 5am), the toilet was leaking and the water was all over the place. The manager did not give us another room, so we had to leave it for hours (after a long day trip and with all our luggages in!) before he could fix the leakage.
We looked for an hotel to stay only one night between our visit of Algarve and Lisbon. We found this hotel, close to the train station (5 min walks) and not far from the center (15 min walks). The room is a bit old and need probably to be "refresh" but it was clean and with a reasonable size. Breakfast was good and included (maybe not a lot of choice). We found the quality/price quite good compared to the same kind of hotel we had in Lisbon. Service was rather friendly also. For a short stay, we think this address is rather good (between 3 and 4 so).
I stayed here for two nights, we arrived very late but check in was so easy. The room was clean and slept well. Good location, close to rail station etc and so much cheaper than nearby hotels. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Taxi to airport approx €11
The room is tired but clean. At first there was hot as in hell but air conditioning saved us. Breakfast was really nice with many choices. Great location near train and bus stations. Lots of places to eat nearby.
Lovely and affordable b&b with very welcoming reception staff. The position is perfect as only on the other side of the road from the train station, and 5 minutes walk from the bus station (however, the bus from the airport stops right in front of the hotel, therefore if you're using it as transportation, you won't have to walk kilometres dragging your luggage!) The town centre and the marina are less than 10 minutes walk and there are a couple of lovely and very cheap (but serving totally gorgeous food) restaurants 2 minutes from the hotel. -I warmly advise you try Churrasqueira, Av. da República 210- Rooms are very clean, mine had a balcony looking into a courtyard and was very quite at night: I could leave the window open to get some fresh air in instead of switching on the air-con and still sleep like a baby!! Reception staff was nice and helpful, especially one of the guys (I'm ashamed I can't remember his name), who was incredibly friendly, his English was great too! I'm afraid the rest of the staff wasn't able to speak English, and I can see it becoming an issue in case you speak only English as you wouldn't be able to make yourself understood unless one of the only two English speaking receptionist are on shift (in addition the the lovely guy, another lovely young girl is working behind the reception desk, however we only met her in the last two days of our stay). On a down note, the restaurant staff is not very much "customer service orientated", as my friend and I experienced a very uncomfortable episode. On this I have to be 100% honest, I was in the wrong, but that still doesn't justify the lady reaction and how she treated me, as I have apologised 100 times and still was a customer with a not-at-all rude attitude. As you may notice when you book the hotel, it offers breakfast, and you can either book a package including breakfast or you can pay at the reception whenever you feel like having breakfast in. The breakfast (which by the way is very nice), is served in a buffet style and offers different options, including eggs, ham, biscuits, cereals, fruit.... On a side of the breakfast table there is a sign stating that guests are not allowed to take breakfast with them outside of the restaurant (you can eat until you explode at your table, but can't take any of the food away with you -no even if it's a half bitten sandwich-). Mindlessly, on the second day of our stay, I grabbed a crackers snack to take away on the beach with me, as I hadn't eaten much for breakfast; at that point one of the ladies working in the restaurant came at me shouting in Portuguese that I couldn't take any food outside and pointing at the sign, I immediately apologised and put the food back, but she kept shouting and being very rude, even though I just apologised and was very sorry (at the point, the entire room was staring at us in disbelief), the lady didn't let it go and just kept shouting and went to the reception to complaint about me. Now, I do perfectly understand that there are rules and they have to be respected, but I do also believe that there are lots of different ways to express yourself, especially when you're working with the public! I didn't complaint about the lady as the only people working that morning where not speaking English, but this episode left my friend and I feeling very uncomfortable for the rest of the holiday. So, to sum up: I advice you consider this hotel if you're thinking of going to Faro for holidays, as position and cleanliness of the place are 8/10. But I would advise against it if you don't want to risk ending up with someone shouting in your face like you are the last of the thieves.
This hotel seems to take a bit of a battering on trip advisor. I think that's unfair We stayed 3 nights and couldn't fault it. Yeah it's fairly small room and basic but we slept very well. The air con is quiet and works well, the shower is good and it's 5 mins walk from the main areas of town so what more do you want?! Oh yeah, the breakfasts are great. Loads of choice and plenty of fresh fruit served from 6.30-10am. If you want a hotel to sleep in and be central this is great. If you want a luxury hotel and want to spend a lot of time in your room (not sure why you'd want to) then this hotel isn't for you.
- Walking distance to Carmo Church
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Business center
Located in Faro City Centre, Hotel Afonso III is within a 10-minute stroll of sights such as Carmo Church and Sao Pedro Church. This 41-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a bar/lounge, free in-room WiFi, and a business center. Faro Marina and Faro Municipal Theater are also a short walk from this Faro hotel.
Start your day off with continental breakfast, available for a fee. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.
Hotel Afonso III's 41 air-conditioned rooms provide free bottled water and desks. TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.
Guests of Hotel Afonso III enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a business center. There's free offsite parking, and an airport shuttle (available on request) for EUR 12 per room one-way. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with concierge services and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a kids' club, an arcade/game room, and laundry facilities.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
40% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 175 reviews