stayed here one week left 4th april 2013 we are a young at heart outgoing couple in our early 60s we never complain about hotels because normally its just a base from which to go out exploring however because of the really bad weather we did not get out as much as we wanted anyway first impressions were great location walk out of the front door your in the square (old town) out of the back door you are on the beach the hotel is 5 stories high the 5th floor being taken up by reception the bar area and restaurant the first floor is the indoor pool and 2 outside cafes floors 2 3 and 4 are accommodation it does not matter which room you get as they all have a great sea view we had 302 3rd floor it was excellent the hotel provides free wi fi as does anywhere in the square a bonus thats the good bits the bad bits we paid for half board we had breakfast there everyday it was edible but not much choice only had bacon twice in a week the evening meal in our opinion was gross after 3 days of cold chips we decided to eat out the rest of the week the staff were all helpful and friendly the night time entertainment was the same guy on keyboards every night he played mostly 60s and 70s stuff i thought it was quite relaxing however there were never many people in there listening this is not an hotel for young people nor those with walking difficulties as there is no wheelchair access to sum it up it is a basic hotel in a great location but bed and breakfast is all you should should contemplate
- 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