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“Great price and friendly staff” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Sol Algarve
Ranked #8 of 27 Hotels in Faro
Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
“Great price and friendly staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2012

This was ideal for the one night we spent in Faro. Cheap Hotel and the staff was very friendly. They all spoke good english and we felt very welcomed.

The room we stayed in was adequate with a double bed, a small TV and a good sized bathroom. We didn't spend too much time in the room though.

The Hotel is close to the Marina and the Faro shopping area.

Breakfast was OK. Nothing special but enough to get you started for the day.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2012

I will definitely be echoing some of what Global35 said. I stayed with a group of friends here (we were on a lower budget) and the service and friendliness of this place is something that really needs to be appreciated. The staff was very efficient, compassionate and always took initative.

We were greeted by the english speaking service personnel and after just a few moments we were given our two large rooms. The rooms were very clean and had almost everything we needed, though mini fridge may have been nice. When we decided to go for dinner we were given a few suggestions. We ultimately chose a restaurant literally down the street called Adega Nova. Great seafood there! The broth seafood risotto like dish is fantastic its called- Arroz de Tamboril.

This brings me to how impressed I am that the staff takes iniatitve. Example 1) When went to Ilha Deserta (A one day excursion I highly recommend. Just hang around the harbor and or ask the tourist office. Very affordable ) they gauged based on the way that we were dressed that we may need some extra towels and a sunshade. They were happy to provide us these free of charge. 2) We also needed to leave quite early on our departure date and noticing our stress the staff openened the breakfast buffet early for us. After downing a few cups of juice and making our sandwhiches, (They had a great breakfast selection. We could have really been full.) we left in time!


PRO: Most everything! Location is great. Faro is small but still 6 minutes to old town, 5 to the port, 5 to the train station. They even have a nice little patio outside. A little cafe is nextdoors too. It seems convenient for those feeling pekish. I didnt try it.
CON: Touchy showers in one of the rooms but the staff acted promptly once informed.

Bottom line: I will be staying here again if I have the opportunity to return to Faro

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2012

If any couple students are reading this then this is the hotel for you! My boyfriend and I stayed here because we wanted a hotel but we didn't want to break the bank. It was the right choice. The room was nice and clean, the bathroom was well equipped (the water temperature was a bit hot and cold but was quite fun trying to get it right!) and we also had breakfast in the morning...cheese, ham, coffee, juice, croissants, bread etc.

It was perfect. Even when we went to the beach they gave us beach towels and sunshades for free and also kept our bags when we arrived before we could check in. The best part was the easy check out and when we said we were leaving v. early and could not make breakfast they gave us a packed lunch. How nice is that?

We also got lots of laundry done for just 9 euro which I thought was good value and they even delivered it all freshly pressed to our room :)

We loved it and would definitely recommend to student couples trying to pinch pennies but wanting to have a lovely time.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Swanage, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2012

Hotel Sol Algrave offered everything we needed for our first night - a warm welcome with english speaking hotel staff and a simple en-suite room. A small balcony allows you to look out down the street. Breakfast was a simple buffet of cereals / bread and cheese and ham and there is a nice courtyard where you can sit out as well as an enclosed dining room. It's perfectly located on a quiet street, ideal for an evening stroll down to the Marina and centre of Faro and a quick ride by taxi from the airport. Maybe not special enough for a romantic break but ideal for the first night as we arrived late.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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london
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2012

Although we only stayed overnight there are many good points about this hotel. Firstly we had no problems checking in at almost midnight, with a helpful english speaking receptionist, where as some hotels will charge you a surcharge for arriving that late.

Breakfast in the morning was simple but nice in the courtyard, with very attentive staff.

And best of all it was about a 3 min walk to the train station! Easy for trains to Lagos!

Also it's easy to get to the airport, about a 10 euro taxi fare.

My only negative point is that we had to have a twin room as there were no double rooms left even though we booked 2 weeks in advance.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2012

We arrived in the evening and left the next morning so I didn't spend a long time in the hotel. What we saw of it was fine though, the room was simply furnished but clean and faced onto the road, which was a little noisy due to traffic and passersby, but I slept OK. There are other rooms facing a courtyard which are probably quieter but the hotel was full (July) so we couldnt move (we actually got a twin when we'd booked a double too). The hotel is about 5 minutes walk to the harbour and old town so is well located. Breakfast was standard buffet style and was OK. The price was fair too for the area.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Sol Algarve
Address: Rua Infante Dom Henrique 52, Faro 8000-363, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Faro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 27 Hotels in Faro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Sol Algarve 2*
Number of rooms: 37
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Also Known As:
Residencial Algarve Faro
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