Fancy a 5* city break in the sunshine? The luxury 3HB Faro hotel on Portugal's Algarve coast is the perfect place to stay if you fancy enjoying a few days in the sun, while taking in a new city. Better still the hotel is just a 15 minute taxi ride from Faro airport, so no long airport transfers to worry about.
Even though this hotel oozes contemporary charm, it's the space upstairs that is sure to wow you. The rooftop bar, restaurant and infinity pool are the perfect place to lounge, both during the say on the sunbeds, as well as in the evening, as you sip on your favourite cocktail at sunset.
Several room times including a jacuzzi suite will ensure you have a rested night before you embark on either a stroll around the city, or venture out to one of the gorgeous sandy beaches that the Algarve has to offer. There's 24 hour room service. Oh and both we and other guests absolutely love it, with outstanding TripAdvisor reviews of the 3HB Faro, reconfirming that this is the place to be in Faro.
Deals & Offers
You have the choice of booking either just the hotel, via their website (which is often cheaper when you sign up to their loyalty scheme) or other hotel websites like Hotels.com, Booking.com and Expedia. Alternatively, you might find the best deals when you package up a flight and hotel with someone like On The Beach, Jet2CityBreaks or Expedia. It's either room only or bed & breakfast board basis here, which gives you the chance to head out an try one of the many amazing cafes and restaurants in the city, or head upstairs to enjoy dining with a view at the Hábito Restaurant.
There are several room types here to choose from ranging from the Standard Room, all the way up to a Jacuzzi Suite. All rooms have free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, blackout blinds (very important), smart TV, as well as bathroom toiletries and amenities including a bathrobe and slippers.
Check-in time: 3pm
Check-out time: 12pm
The standard rooms at the 3HB Faro are the cheapest, yet offer modern, stylish and comfortable rooms to enjoy. From soft bedding and bathrobes to USB ports by the bed, Bluetooth speaker and coffee machine with capsules, these rooms actually feel far from standard. These rooms can sleep up to 2 adults in a double or twin room configuration. They can also be sold as single rooms for a slight discount.
The Standard Plus rooms offer everything you'd expect from a Standard Room, but with a little extra space. There's an extra sofa bed in these rooms, which can sleep up to 3 adults or 2 adults & 1 child. You can still expect all the other good stuff, like Satellite TV, air conditioning, blackout curtains and, of course, free WiFi.
Don't need the extra space but would like a little something special? The Standard Jacuzzi rooms are a ideal upgrade if you enjoy spending time on the balcony, soaking in a hot tub. You can expect all the other amenities of a Standard Room too.
For a slight upgrade, book into one of the Superior Rooms which is the same size as the Standard Plus although doesn't vary too much to the furnishings of the other rooms and also has one double bed or two single beds.
Extra space and a hydromassage bathtub are the main upgrades included with a Superior Aqua room. Despite being bigger and having a sofa, these rooms can only sleep 2 adults but are a bit of a romantic upgrade.
Suites are the ideal upgrade for more space, and particularly for a family of four. With a separate bedroom and living area, the 3HB Faro Suites have a double bed, plus a sofa bed, sleeping up to 2 adults and 2 children, or 3 adults and 1 child. You'll still enjoy all the other great amenities like Bluetooth speaker, smart TV, air conditioning, kettle and coffee machine, as well as bathroom amenities, a balcony and free access to the spa and gym.
This is your typical, stylish city hotel. Chic in every way from the facilities like the restaurants and infinity swimming pool, to the room decor and interior design.
2 Swimming Pools
B&B and Half Board Available
One of the main attractions here is the rooftop swimming pool which overlooks the city and offers stunning sunsets from its infinity style outlook. Up here there's also an ample selection of sun loungers with parasols which have just as impressive outlook. There is also an indoor pool in the spa area.
This isn't your typical Algarve holiday hotel. Being in a city centre location, it's much more orientated towards a sunny city break style stay, so don't expect all the daytime and evening entertainment you'd find at a large all inclusive resort. Instead, you'll find a carefully selected range of guest DJs playing live sets at the bar.
For those who want to relax, guests can enjoy free access to the calming spa which has all you need to unwind, including a sauna, Turkish bath, four sensory showers, a heated pool with jet massagers and the relaxation are which has loungers too. Open from 9am - 1pm for everyone (4 years old and above only), and from 2pm - 7pm for guests over 13 years old, this is the perfect place to relax and unwind on a cloudy day, or before you have to head to the airport for your flight home. A range of treatments are also available.
To compliment the spa, there's also a 24 hour gym to make sure you keep up with your fitness routine while you're away. The fitness centre has good selection of cardio machines, resistance weights and free weights.
Although the hotel welcomes families it is quite adult orientated. As such there aren't any kids' clubs here, so if you need to keep the children entertained, it might be worth looking at more typical holiday resort style hotels further along the coast in places like Vilamoura, Albufeira or Lagos. However, there is a small playground here for a little activity for the kids.
Food & Drink
Room Only and Bed & Breakfast
You can book two types of board basis here, room only and bed & breakfast. Breakfast is served in the Forno Nero restaurant. Typically a pizzeria, this restaurant in the hotel lobby area also serves up a delicious buffet breakfast. A la carte options are also available.
There are two restaurants at the 3HB, a pizzeria (Forno Nero) and a more traditional restaurant with beautiful views, which serves up more local, Algarvian cuisine.
Restaurant Meal Times:
Breakfast: 7:00am - 10:30am
Ristorante Forno Nero
Located in the lobby, Forno Nero is the Italian pizzeria. Open from 4pm - 11pm, you'll find a wonderful range of pizzas and Italian dishes on the menu. In the morning, this is also the place you can enjoy breakfast.
Head upstairs to Hábito Restaurant for exquisite Portuguese and local Algarve food, ranging from traditional dishes, to a more modern take on local favourites. The views here are also worth dining for, so when you book, be sure to ask for a table by the window to make the most of the location and the sunset views.
Up on the roof you'll find H.Bar. Open daily from 10:30am - 10:30pm, the bar is the ideal spot to enjoy your favourite beer or cocktail while soaking up the sunshine, grabbing a bite to eat at lunchtime after a dip in the pool, or unwinding with a refreshing drink after a day of sightseeing around the marina and Old City.
Fancy a late night snack, breakfast in bed or a spot of lunch on your balcony? The hotel offers 24 hour room service too.
Things to Do
A short city break in Faro is perfect for combining a bit of culture, some great food, a spot of history and plenty of sun. Take to the streets to explore the city, being sure not to miss the popular Faro marina and Faro Old Town, which is home to the beautiful Faro Town Hall. The hotel is within walking distance of most of the main sights and attractions.
Day Trips & Excursions
It's easy to jump on the train in Faro and head along the coast to explore more of the Algarve. Take a trip out to places like Albufeira, Ferragudo and Portimao in the west, or journey east to discover towns like Olhao, Tavira and Monte Gordo on the Spanish border.
Despite being close the coast, the Parque Natural da Ria Formosa (Ria Formosa Natural Park) separates Faro from the nearest beaches. Take a taxi back towards the airport and spend a relaxing day at Praia de Faro for a day on the soft sandy beach here. Other golden sand beaches to take a look at include Praia da Quinta do Lago, or the spectacular Praia da Armona which is actually a boat ride away from Olhao. of course, that's if you can drag yourself away from the infinity swimming pool.
The Algarve is home to lots of beautifully designed golf courses, running the breadth of the region. Faro can be the perfect place to base yourself if you're visiting a couple of golf courses in different areas, like Vilamoura and Monte Rei.
Contact Details & Location
Need to contact the 3HB Faro hotel? No problem. There are several ways to get in touch with the hotel below. If you've booked a package holiday, haven't yet travelled and have questions about your booking, you should get in touch with your travel agent or tour operator first. You can also find more photos, videos, reviews and up-to-date information online, on the official hotel website, on social media like Facebook and Instagram, as well as on YouTube and TripAdvisor.
Rua Vasco da Gama, 338000-442 Faro
To contact the hotel team by email, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can call the reservation team at the hotel on +351 289 003 003 (please note this is a Portuguese number and you will be charged accordingly by your phone operator.
The 3HB Faro is just a 15 minute taxi ride from Faro airport. Located in the heart of Faro city, it's a convenient location for exploring both the city and as a base to explore the region. There is a direct bus service from the airport to the city centre, or taxis are readily available from outside the airport terminal. Once you're in Faro, exploring by foot is the best option and you may even find a walking tour to help find out more about the area. Faro train station is a 15 minute walk from the hotel, giving you easy access on public transport to other parts of the Algarve.
3HB Faro Location Map
3HB Lovers - Loyalty Programme
The 3HB Hotels loyalty programme is called 3HB Lovers. For guests who stay regularly at the hotels this can be a great way to take advantage of discounts, special offers and exclusive information. If booking hotel only, the cheapest rate maybe directly on the website for loyalty members, so check this with hotel comparison sites like Trivago, Dealchecker and TravelSupermarket.
TripAdvisor reviews for the 3HB Faro are outstanding, with previous guests giving the hotel 5 out of 5. Helpful and friendly staff, great service, immaculate hotel, ideal location and, of course, the seriously impressive roof terrace and infinity pool.
This is a gorgeous 5-star hotel which is perfect for a sunny city break. Although kids are welcome and there are rooms available for 2 adults and 2 children, it's very much a "grown up" hotel that it better suited to adult friendly city breaks in Faro. Spending time up at the rooftop pool and bar is a must, especially in the evening as the sun is setting, although the location is perfect in central Faro for exploring the city. Definitely worth considering for a celebration or just spending a romantic 2 or 3 days in the Algarve.