Okay if anybody can tell me where I can stay at a true 4 star hotel that is actually on the beach for approx €20 a night B&B for 2 I am all ears. Otherwise don't expect the impossible We stayed here for 2 weeks March 2013. I could rant on about the tv in the room switching itself off randomly the aircon not working the wardrobe door not closing properly due to the key being worn the sink being blocked and the roof in the lounge leaking when it rains & nearest parking a 10 minute walk away but none of those things were enough to spoil our stay there. We had visited the hotel a year earlier so knew to expect a dated type of hotel. Of all the little irritants mentioned the only thing of any import to us was the sink and after reporting it to reception it was soon remedied. Yes the hotel is overdue a major revamp but lets be honest that is going to cost big bucks and in the present enviroment who wants to gamble on the returns? More importantly the rooms were cleaned regularly the towels changed as required. beds were comfortable the breakfast was eatable & the view spectacular and yes we would go back again. I think the staff behind desk in reception were always pleasant & helpful. All in all an enjoyable stay but as I have already inferred if you are expecting a 4 star hotel for the price of a 2 star, then I am afraid you are likely to be disappointed. If you take the view that you have paid for a 2 star and anything above is a bonus then I'm sure you will be very pleasantly surprised.
- 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
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Jet2Holidays , Expedia, LoveHolidays, Travel Republic (UK), Booking.com, TripOnline SA, Alpha Holidays Limited, Odigeo, Hotels.com, Ebookers, Evoline ltd, 5viajes2012 S.L. and Cancelon so you can book your Hotel Sol e Mar reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Sol e Mar Hotel
- Hotel Sol e Mar Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal