2 Bedroom Apartment In Faro City Centre With Wi-fi
Apartment with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom in Faro, Algarve
Friday 11 August 2017 - Friday 18 August 2017
Booking cost: £0.00
From £341 per week
Apartment to rent in Faro, Algarve
Apartment overview - owner's description
Charming Apartment in Faro City Centre near all the facilities and with a view to the Ria Formosa nature reserve.
The exterior terrace enables you to have the most beautiful sunset experience!
The apartment is 5min walking distance from the city marina, where you can find boat taxis which can lead guests to the soft sandy beaches on the beautiful islands lying in the Ria Formosa Natural Park.
The old town which has been carefully restored, is also close by the apartment. One of the most popular areas of downtown Faro, the traditional shopping streets and a choice of bars and restaurants, is also at the doorstep.
From Ria Formosa and the beaches: 15 minutes by boat.
From the Faro Island: 15 minutes.
From the bus station: 600 metres.
From the train station: 150 metres.
From the Forum Algarve shopping and leisure centre: 1 km.
From Lisbon: 345 km.
From Seville: 210 km
The apartment is located in the city centre within an area
classified as historic. Merely 100 meters from the bus station and 80 meters from the train station, and only a 10 minute drive to Faro International Airport, this is an ideal area.
There are many historical places of interest to enjoy. We suggest that you visit o Largo da Sé, which is surrounded by an exquisite 18 th century architecture. Behind the Sé, you can find the Archaeological Museum , and the Algarve Regional Museum situated at the Pontinha. A very popular attraction is the Igreja do Carmo, where you will come across a curious chapel with human bones. In this same location you can marvel at some stork families, which nest here and remain throughout the year.
You can also appreciate a neo-Arabic construction of the 20 th century building that is home to the "Banco de Portugal" (Portugal Bank). Just down the road from here, you can not miss visiting the famous Rua de Santo Antonio for all your shopping requirements.
Estoi is 8 kilometres from Faro and is a perfect example of typical Algarvian architecture. Here you can witness the breathtaking views of the coast outlined by a characteristic white stretch of the Algarvian buildings, and castles pertaining to the 18 th and 19 th centuries with their baroque gardens. Close by you can visit the Milreu Ruins, an ancient Roman village of the 1 st century
Bed Linen, towels, bathroom accessories and a hairdryer are provided.
KITCHEN - There is a fully equipped Kitchen at this apartment . Facilities include an electric gas and oven, microwave, fridge freezer, toaster, kettle, all cutlery and dishes
LAUNDRY -A washing machine is available together with an iron and ironing board
GROCERY STARTER PACK - We can put together a basic starter pack of groceries so you do not need to rush to the local supermarket as soon as you arrive, please see the extras section at the bottom of this page. If you have any special requests please let us know when you make your booking.
A baby facilities pack to include a cot and high chair is available in our extras section when confirming your reservation.
EARLY CHECK IN - If your arrival falls before our standard check in time of 3pm we always recommend that you make your reservation for one day earlier to absolutely guarantee access to your chosen accommodation at the time you would like. We will accommodate early check in at no cost after 10am on your day of arrival, providing there is not already someone staying in the property that is departing on the same day.
LATE CHECK OUT - If your departure falls outside of our standard check out time of 12pm we always recommend that you make your reservation for one day over to absolutely guarantee access to your chosen accommodation up to the time that you wish to leave. We will accommodate late check out at no cost up to 4pm on your day of departure providing there is not someone arriving to stay in the property on the same day.
This apartment has 6 verified reviews.
6 out of 6 people recommend staying here
Rod makes a wonderful host. He went out of his way to make sure that we were comfortable in his and Gigis beautiful apartment. He even sorted out a grumpy taxi driver for us! Most of the good comments have been said before in other reviews and I can only reiterate on the cleanliness and comfort of this apartment.
We used the public transport system on a daily basis and found the travel costs extremely reasonable. How about this as a bonus for oldies - it was quite a nice surprise to find that if your are 65 or over and have your passport to hand at the train station you qualify for half price fares. Time tables were simple to read and prices per trip were there in print too. No nasty hidden surprises like we get over here. Likewise the buses.
We made full use of the spacious balcony when we werent exploring the area. Our main source of amusement was the frequent fly-pasts of the many storks that precariously perch and nest on chimney pots and even tops of street lamps. Seeing them fly back from the Ria Formosa with their beaks stuffed with twigs and vegetation made us laugh and wonder how they could see where they were going. Sadly none of us managed to capture them on camera but we still have the memories.
We found everyone from shop-keepers to the local neighbours very friendly and helpful. Had no problems with the language as nearly everyone spoke some English.
We did take a day trip to Albefeira, (well we had to having come all this way) but found it too touristy for us, we much preferred exploring Faro and the Old city. Olhao (pronounced Ollyow) had a wonderful Saturday market and from there we took the boat to Farol Island where we enjoyed a leisurely lunch before relaxing in the welcome shade for a while. In the late afternoon we caught a water taxi back to Faro itself.
The weather was fantastic with temperatures up in the low 30s c. Throughout the whole weeks stay we only sullied 1 cooking pan and lived on salads and copious amounts of the scrumptious fruits available in every store whether large or small. Eating out was not expensive, especially if you checked out the restaurants in the side streets away from the more popular areas. Our motto was "if you saw the locals eating there then it must be ok"
We had a wonderful week, full of happy memories. Everything written about the apartment proved to be true. Personally, I would love to come back and would not hesitate in recommending this little gem to any of our friends.
A convenient location with everything we needed for a holiday. Beds are comfortable, good shower and lots of space. There are views of the sea from most of the windows. We stayed in a windy week in early spring but the electric heaters warmed us up when necessary. We cooked quite often and had everything that we needed. I really appreciated the small food pack left for us, even though we didnt request it.
Excellent location, close to station, shops and the old town. Everthing within easy walking distance.
Apartment well equipped and we were delighted when the owners met us at the station and gave us a guided tour of the apartment. The terrace gives good views towards the sea and you can just see the airport in the distance.
I think we will be coming here again!
We had an excellent holiday in Faro.Rod and Virginia were very welcoming and helpful and they also went out of their way by offering to take us to different locations. They treated us more like friends than clients and we really enjoyed their company. The apartment was very clean and had a great interior, a beautiful terrace and the location was in close proximity to the city center, marina and the rail/bus station and a great range of restaurants, which had great food. We had a nice time walking in the town, and visiting near by places which were only half an hour away by rail. We recommend Faro as a great destination to visit, and to stay at Rod and Virginias apartment.
What a find! The apartment was excellent, furnished to a very high standard with very comfortable beds and facilities. The owners Rodrigo and Gigi could not have been more welcoming and accommodating. Ideally located for Faro Sites, Shops, Ferries, Bus and Train Station it is an excellent base from which to explore. The very large terrace is ideal for relaxing and al fresco dining. It also has wi-fi and a portable TV in the master bedroom. No complaints at all, we will definitely stay here again!
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Outside this apartment in Faro, AlgarveThis apartment is in the city near the beach. It has outside lighting. Car hire is not necessary as the apartment is less than a 15 minute walk to a large selection of shops, bars, restaurants; however parking is not available.
Prices and availability
Updated 1 January 2017
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Late booking discounts
- Arrive between 1 November - 1 January and receive 10% off if the booking is made within 7 days of the arrival date.
Long stay discounts
- Arrive between 1 January - 30 April and receive 15% off if the booking is for 20 days or more.
- Arrive between 1 May - 30 September and receive 10% off if the booking is for 15 days or more.
If more than one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.
£17.18 per week, paid with booking
High Baby Chair
£12.88 per week, paid with booking
Car Baby Seat
£47.23 per week, paid with booking
Arrival Food Pack
£21.47 per booking, paid with booking
2 bedrooms, Sleeps 4:
- 1 double bed
- 2 single beds
There is also 1 single sofa bed in Living room, with TV and A/C
DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WiFi, TV Languages in Local, Satellite / cable
Living area seats 4, Dining area seats 4, Air conditioning, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire optional
Cooker, Cutlery, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Pots / pans, Toaster
Private Owner From Lisboa, Portugal Member since Jun 2009
Past bookings: 32 bookings
Response rate: 48%
Response time: within 16 hours
Last logged in: 2 months ago
Number of properties: 2