We have just come back from a weeks holiday at the Hotel Sol E Mar. This was our first visit to Portugal. We were lucky as we had good weather for most of the week. The hotel was very clean in all areas and comfortable. Bedrooms were a good size, although they did not have a hair dryer and the tv only has 1 english channel. Maid service was excellent, beds were made and clean towels every day. A large bathroom with shower over bath and plenty of hot water. We found the beds extremely hard. Breakfast was a hot/ cold buffet style, with cereals, fruit juice, tinned fruit and some hot items which differed from day to day. Not keen on chips for breakfast, which did appear on a couple of days. Toast and bread rolls and pieces of fruit were also available. Dinner on an evening was a buffet style. We felt the food was ok, but nothing special. The hotel had an indoor pool which we did not use. Free Wi-fi was available in the main lounge area, but not in the bedrooms. The position of the hotel was very good, all rooms have balconys overlooking the ocean. Lovely listening to the waves crashing onto the beach below. The main entrance was directly into the old town, very handy. Interesting old streets to wander through. All the staff were extremely helpful and friendly throughout our weeks stay.
We would probably not go in the height of season as Albufeira would get very busy. November was a perfect time for our visit as quite a lot of things were still open, but without the hustle and bustle of a busy season.
Would we go back again, yes.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located directly on the beach in the centre of Albufeira, the 4-star Sol e Mar Resort features 2 restaurants, 2 bars and a heated indoor pool. The Sol e Mar rooms benefit from private balconies with sea views, as well as a TV with satellite channels. Every room has a refrigerator and an en suite bathroom with a hairdryer. Sunrise Restaurant serves lavish buffet meals accompanies by sea views; Sunset Restaurant offers a la carte regional and international cuisine. There is also a cocktail bar, an ice cream parlour and live evening entertainment. Hotel Sol e Mar is just 3 minutes' walk from Albufeira's Archaeological Museum. Bicycles can be rented from the hotel - perfect for exploring the old town and picturesque clifftops. Free Wi-Fi is available in its public areas. Faro International Airport is 30 minutes' drive from Hotel Sol e Mar. On-site car hire is available. Free public parking is available within 400 metres from the hotel ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sol e Mar Hotel
- Hotel Sol e Mar Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal