The small castle hotel Pousada Palácio de Estoi is located a few kilometers north of Faro. This gem of a hotel is definitely worth spending a couple of days at while travelling the Algarve region or even better: a complete vacation in Portugal. A lovely historic hotel with cutting edge design in quiet village-like surrounds!
Building on this little castle began in the 19th century. The original owner was the famous Visconde, Estói José Francisco, who celebrated the opening of the pousada with a fabulous fête in the palatial garden in 1909. After he died, the property stayed in the family until 1987 when the city of Faro invested. The pousada has since been renovated and restored in a Versailles style, including the delightful tea house and garden.
Estoi is a small village around 10 km inland from the town of Faro. It is recommendable renting a car to get to and away from this romantic hotel in the Algarve region. This said, the pousada is perfect for a relaxed vacation in Faro. You can spend the day lounging on the panoramic terrace and then go dining out in Faro. Or try the other way round: After a sightseeing day in Faro the spa hotel offers its guests a stylish outdoor swimming pool with splendid views of the scenic Algarve countryside. Staying at the Palácio de Estoi
The interior design of this historic hotel in the Algarve region is a real surprise: While the façade as well as the gardens and a substantial part of the communal areas have been restored to their original splendor the actual guest rooms follow the most modern design trends. There are all in all 50 rooms located in a brand new annex to the palace. The combination of old and new is a real success and the comforts are first class. Extra large windows, polished wooden surfaces, trendy furniture and the latest generation room technology make the rooms very attractive. As a bonus, each room has its own terrace or balcony. And also for a vacation with the kids this family hotel in Faro is a good choice.