Faro|0.63km from downtownI stayed with my husband at this hotel for 4 nights over the Easter weekend. We arrived at 10:30 am after an early morning flight. Unfortunately no room was available until 2pm. We were able to leave our luggage and directed to a room to change in if we wished. This turned out to be a small toilet cubicle, so we didn’t bother. Our room was fairly basic but clean with a very comfortable bed. A bottle of water was left for us and tea/ coffee was provided. The bathroom was clean with a decent shower. The location overlooking the marina was fantastic for a short break and the five minute walk to the train station allowed us to visit the wider area. The main problem was excessive noise. A DJ played on the pavement outside for 2 nights until the early hours. With the doors to the balcony closed the noise problem was sorted however the room became very warm and stuffy and we slept very badly. The air conditioning was set to heat despite the temperature being 25 degrees. We did ask if a fan was available but this was never delivered. We paid for half board. Breakfast was ok but the dinner buffet was very poor. The dining room opened at 7 and food was left out all evening. Few people were eating, only one other couple the first evening and two the next. There was a choice of 3 main courses, all of which were Luke warm when we arrived at about 8pm. The buffet was only available the first two evenings and then closed during the week. We then ate in the small bar downstairs. I expected to be able to choose from the menu but were given no choice of either starter or desert. The main course a burrito was very strange, cold and inedible. For our final evening we decided to eat outside the hotel and found a lovely little traditional restaurant. We have stayed at a hotel just outside Albufeira owned by the same company which was excellent. Although the location of this hotel was good we were very disappointed by the hotel and would not stay again.