If its ideal location were not enough, situated as it is just 10km outside Faro, a few minutes to the ancient Roman ruins of Milreu and a short drive from all the top coastal attractions and resorts, Pousada Palacio de Estoi also offers living history and no shortage of boutique finery. Internationally recognised as providing something ‘a little bit different’, the original main building is home to welcoming communal spaces of chandeliers and classical artwork, whereas most of the accommodation options are housed in a newer extension of the central palace. Bright and breezy guestrooms of white linens and modest touches complement an outdoor area of wild shrubs peppering the grounds which surround that all-important swimming pool, essential for cooling down during those hot Algarve afternoons. The hotel restaurant specialises in fresh takes on local dishes, making a nod towards the traditions of both the age-old, original kitchen itself as well as the wider region; a suitable finale to any day spent at the prestigious Pousada Palacio de Estoi.
Facilities and Services:
Concierge and guest servicesIndoor (with hydro-massage) and outdoor heated poolsSpa and fitness centre, with hammam and saunaExtensive decking and outdoor area among gardensRoom serviceCar and bicycle rentalOffsite activities including kayaking, horse riding, water park and nearby amusement park, self-guided walks, go-karting, golf and boat trips along the Ria FormosaLaundry service availableMini market
The ‘Old Kitchen’Mainly used to serve fresh buffet breakfasts of fruit, pastries, hot plates and coffeeDine among the original kitchen structure, complete with ancient tiles and the building’s first stove!
Soak up an authentic atmosphere in the central palace’s well-stocked lounge barDelightful local delicacies, seafood, risotto and much more are dished up day and night
Pousada Palacio de Estoi Bar and Restaurant
Poolside barSnacks and light bites available without needing to leave the comfort of the sundeckThe perfect place to watch an evening sunset over the Algarve tundra