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“What a mistake!!”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Sintra Sol

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Sintra Sol
Ranked #7 of 9 Colares B&B and Inns
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“What a mistake!!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2012

Eventually found the Sintra Sol apartments - what a surprise not very near Sintra.

Entrance is via checkpoint, and then reception is a small building on it's own. We decided that Stalag Sintra Sol might be a better name for it.

The apartments were clean but very basic, reminding us of a Butlins chalet. The pools are large and well maintained ...... and are open to the public. So you can imagine the joy of settling down to a spot of sunbathing on the balcony ( which overlooks the pool) and having a 100 + schoolchildren arrive at 10.00 am on a school trip, and not leave until 4.00 pm.

I am sure that Sintra Sol would be ideal for families with small children, as another reviewer put it, "kids loved that they were staying at a water park" . However two women over 40 could not quite feel the same delight.
The area around Sintra is stunning, and well worth a visit.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2011

We stayed here last minute as we had a problem with accomodation that we had booked in this area. There were 12 of us in the party so were very relieved to find somewhere available. The kids loved the pools and slides and diving board. We were a very short walk to fab seafood restaurants that were very good value. There was a very good farmers market across the road the morning that we were there.
The rooms were fine, comfy and clean, although they were a bit dated. The staff were very, very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2009

Located in the territory of the big public pool, so access to the pool is free
Local market is in 1 min of walking, tennis courts - in 2 min, beach, grocery shop and a plenty of restaurants - in 3-5 min. Sintra in 20-25 min by bus #434.
Apartments are large, 2 rooms with the mini-kitchen (cooker, microwave, fridge, utensils) and the big balcony with sea view, table, chairs, umbrella & chaise lounges
Furniture is old, but intact
Staff do not know english well, but friendly and ready to help, so we hadn't any problems.
Rooms were cleaned daily.

Ocean is great to lay beside, smelling the salty wind and listen to the surf wash, but if you want to swim - remain about the pool.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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Property: Sintra Sol
Address: Avenida Eugene Levy 29 | Praia Das Macas, Colares 2705-306, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Sintra Municipality > Colares
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Colares
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Sintra Sol 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sintra Sol Apartments is an emblematic tourist complex, that is situated by the sea in one of the country's most visited beaches Praia das Macas, well known for the centenary tramway linking this beautiful village to Sintra town centre. The complex consists of 16 apartments T0, T1 and T2 with sea and mountain views, are equipped with a double bed or two single beds,living room with satellite TV and 2 bed-sofas, full equipped kitchenette and 1 bathroom with shower. Also has 2 pools fed by salt water (from the ocean ), an Olympic size swimming pool with reception area of jumps and a children's pool . The surrounding areas have lawns, sun umbrellas, chairs and sun loungers. Our swimming pools are open from June until September. This amazing location is part of the Natural Park of Sintra designated by UNESCO as World Heritage Site. The perfect holiday place for anyone who wants to visit Sintra and its surroundings towns as Cascais, Estoril or even Lisbon, but also seeks the refuge of a peaceful holiday where one can enjoy the beauty and magic of a natural landscape where coexist the green hills and the blue sea. The region offers several activities such as: swimming, surfing, tennis, trekking, cycling, horse riding, even wine tasting at Colares wine cellar. All activities can be arranged by us, as well as airport transfers. Nearby there are: grocery stores, bakery, fresh fish market, post office, pharmacy, bars, restaurants, taxi rank and bus stop. ... more   less 
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