A business partner and I shared a room in January 2016, booked online for a very reasonable price. The room was spacious and there was an en suite bathroom, with bath, sink, shower, bidet, and toilet. There was a fridge in the room, and a TV (which we did not use, so cannot assess). Two large built-in wardrobes and a dresser provided plenty of storage. Towels were changed daily.
The room was so reasonably priced that I expected the breakfast to be basic, but there was a full range of food to choose from, ad lib, including cold ham, cheese, boiled eggs, cereals, fruit, several types of bread, a toaster, and two drinks machines serving very acceptable coffee and other beverages as well as a range of cold drinks.
Everything was clean and comfortable, and the staff spoke English and were helpful (e.g. when we lost a door key) and friendly.
The trip from the airport into Faro by bus costs 2.22 Euros and takes about 15 minutes. The Dom Bernardo is a further 15 minutes walk away, to the North of the main tourist area. Faro is quite small, and nowhere is more than 20 minutes walk away.
We were at the front of the building, on the top floor, above the main street. Occasionally an un-silenced motor scooter would pass by, but generally, the noise levels were acceptable. Our view was to the north, where a Russian Orthodox Church had a couple of storks nesting on top of the cupola, about thirty metres away.There is a main covered food market about two hundreds metres up the road.
Our business was at the University, about 15 minutes north of the hotel. Other delegates at the same event expressed some surprise when we told them how much we had paid at the Dom Bernardo, so it seems to be something of a bargain, at least in the off-season.
There is really nothing bad to say about this hotel. It is a bit farther out than many of the other hotels, but if you are prepared to walk for ten or twenty minutes, most of Faro is accessible from there. If you walk down the stairs instead of taking the lift, and the windows are open, you could, if you were really clumsy, bash your head on one of the inward opening windows.
So, if you are clumsy, take the lift, or choose another hotel. Otherwise, this is a clean basic hotel that provides a very good breakfast. A bargain. less