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  • Algarve
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  • Sol e Mar

Sol e Mar

Portugal, Europe

This hotel is superbly located, by a long sandy beach in Albufeira. The beach and the lively promenade can be reached using the lift. There is a nearby pedestrian area with a plethora of shops and boutiques, nightlife and other entertainment opportunities, located only 2 minutes from the hotel. The hotel is just a 3-minute walk from Albufeira's Archaeological Museum. Faro Airport is about 50-minute drive away. There are bus trips to different interest points in the Algarve, such as monuments, hand-crafts, landscape and typical areas, guaranteeing a memorable adventure. The guest rooms feature beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean, equipped with flat-screen TV/cable channels, air conditioning, fridge, in-room safe, ironing facilities, minibar and hair dryer. Guests arriving by car may use the hotel's parking area or public parking, located near the hotel.

Due to the surrounding area and the number of steps around the hotel, it may not be suitable for those with mobility difficulties.

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  • 24-hour reception
  • Late Check-out*
  • Wired Internet
  • Wi-fi
  • Local and international calls
  • Car hire*
  • Transfer service*
  • Airport Shuttle*
  • Room service
  • Laundry service*
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  • *Some facilities may incur an additional fee

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Trip Advisor Reviews

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An excellent return visit

Review by Chris G Skelton, United Kingdom

We had stayed at this hotel on a number of occasions, but not for a few years. The location is spot on with fantastic beach view from all rooms(I would recommend a high floor), and close to the old town for evenings. My husband wanted to return here after trying other places in the town. What a good choice 👍...

The hotel rooms have all been refurbished to a high standard and we were very impressed. Gone are the hard beds and small TVs. The shower was great and the addition of tea making facility was a real bonus. My husband celebrated a birthday while we were here, and the hotel left a bottle of champagne in our room on the day. The dining room layout has changed slightly, but could still do with being refurbished to the same standard as the rooms. Plenty of choice at breakfast, with excellent Covid measures in place.

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Holiday experience

Review by jfmcc3 Derry, United Kingdom

Our room was above the tunnel which attracts late night revellers when the bars close.They tend to gather at the beach and are quite rowdy into the wee small hours. This occurred for the first two nights but when we complained we were given a room further away from the noise which solved the problem. In all other respects the hotel was fine apart from the food which was mediocre to say the least...

There was a lack of choice and basically was the same every day. It was also cold and even the plates were not warmed. The dessert offer was very disappointing in particular. Staff were attentive, polite ,courteous but not really very friendly. All COVID regulations were strictly adhered to which was reassuring.

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Beach front hotel with modern rooms

Review by YUNATONI California

We were pleasantly surprised by this beach front hotel. Outside looks 70ies, but inside fully remodeled with modern bathrooms. Great breakfast...

All rooms have balconies with great views of the beach and the sea. Elevator. No parking, but we found free parking not far away.

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2week stay at the sol e mar

Review by marion25 Kent, United Kingdom

We stayed at this hotel for 2weeks. The room very nice,great shower good air con and nice comfortable beds. There was tea and coffee making facility. Take some tea bags and coffee with you. We asked at the bar for a small jug of milk,there’s a small fridge in the room. The hotel was spotlessly clean,and the room maid were very good. The view from the room was good. The whole of the staff were very helpful. We were on half board and had our meal in the upstairs dining room on the 1st night,that meal was very very poor. We then changed to having our meal at lunchtime around the terrace. The food and staff on the terrace were very good. We hired the sun beds each day,they need a shower and washing facilities when coming of the beach. The pool was closed because Covid,we did miss the pool even if it was inside. We really enjoyed our stay,just need to address the evening meal which is very poor. The hotel needs updating in certain areas especially the dining room that is well outdated especially the old carpet down one side. Stayed on 4th floor in the middle that was a nice room and we definitely stay again.

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Very helpful

Review by brucemZ6816NH

This is a five-star review for a trip that didn't happen. Portugal's move from the green list to amber meant we couldn't travel, but the hotel did not hesitate to agree to a full refund. They were also very helpful and cheerful in previous communications so I will ensure I stay there when it is possible to.

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