We booked the Brisa Sol after many checks on Tripadvisor and having been to Albufeira before. The location of the hotel suited us, as we like to walk down to the Old Town for meals, etc., and we knew it is located next door to a good supermarket and taxi rank.
Although we found the hotel clean and the pool facilities good, it is not what we would expect from a 4 star hotel for the following reasons:-
We did not book a pool view room, not for cost considerations, but because we prefer a quiet balcony away from the noise of hotel entertainment - we did not get a night's sleep as the room we were in was directly above the delivery/rubbish collection area. In our opinion, such a room is only suitable for staff accomadation purposes. Also, unfortunately the balcony only got sun for about an hour every morning. Not everyone wants a pool view but that should not mean substandard accomadation.
The attitude of most of the bar staff was offhand to the point of rudeness. Yes, give excellent service to valued repeat customers by all means, but value new customers too - they may return - or not!!! Top marks to the young barman who bucked the trend. We voted with our feet and took our custom elsewhere.
The entertainment is dire but probably, to be fair, the same as many equivalent hotels.
The maid service was not as good as others have said - I don't think our floor was brushed/washed more than once.
To sum up, if you like a basic 3 star family hotel with a pool view this will suit. Others may prefer to look around!
By the way, we did have a fantastic holiday with lots of sun and great food as is always the case in the Algarve.
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- Also Known As:
- Apartamento Brisa Sol Albufeira
- Apartamento Brisa Sol Hotel
- Brisa Sol Albufeira
- Hotel Apartamento Brisa Sol Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal