Who in this day and age books a hotel without looking on tripadviser first? Mixed reviews? Make your own mind up!
We stayed here 8th - 15th March and had a very enjoyable holiday. We read the reviews and knew what to expect (and not)!
But how anyone can say at this time of the year that the hotel is not 5* value for money is beyond me. This is what you get:
Large room....great sea and beach view....heating.....hot water....bath SHEETS.
Great location....close to shops, restaurants, cafe/bars and bus stop.
Breakfast....good choice of continental. Hot breakfast...scrambled/fried eggs.....no runny yolks, but nicely cooked....beans...mushrooms....hot dog sausage(can't stand these, but hey, it didn't spoil my holiday!)...bacon twice during the week.
Evening meals...only had two of these....yes we did go back for another after the first! Only for convenience though! Special offer 10 euros each. Not a lot of choice but filled up with what we did like.
Large comfy bar and lounge area....keyboard not my cup of tea but only listened to it once. You won't get a Robbie Williams and Lady Gaga tribute at these prices!
Pleasant and helpful staff.
Don't forget in the winter months there are OAPs there escaping the British winters.
So lets summarise....if you stayed in March (and probably January and February) you got a bargain!
And yes, we would stay there again.
- 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