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Pinhal do Sol Hotel
Ranked #27 of 48 Hotels in Quarteira
Reviewed 21 February 2012

Just back from a short break at the Pinhal Do Sol. No complaints on anything, the staff were excellent from reception to the bar. Meals were adequate, and tasty. James, the owner is a really nice guy, and drives the courtesy mini bus to quarteira and Vilamoura. The rooms were clean and tidy, the maid service was excellent.Would have no hesitation in going back as its location lends itself to a relaxing holiday.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with friends
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11  Thank James T
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

just returned from a week here and all i can say is it was a brill week ..we went as two couples ..met some great people ,had a a great week ,food and drink was superb ,only minus was its out in the sticks but there is a free mini bus that takes you into town and brings you back but other than that we had a really ,really good week ,and the staff and boss are there at all times and more than happy to help. You may not think that on first impressions but as your holiday goes on they are very friendly and happy. Entertainment is basic and not to everyones taste but at the end of the day they do try. You get what you pay for so no complaints from us. Well done to the staff, Olga,Kristinia and Jessica thank you for a nice holiday.

Room Tip: Go for superior room if you require a fridge, iron and kettle. Well worth the difference in price as...
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with friends
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7  Thank gazniz07
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

We spent one week at the hotel, from December, 26th 2011, til January 2nd 2012.
The Hotel was very clean. The Staff very friendly and helpfull. The service was outstanding.
Good meals regarding quality and quantity.
There was an exelent New Years Eve Party with good life music and very nice british people.
You should speak english, while visiting this hotel.
We will come back!

Room Tip: There are only good rooms!
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Angel2003
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Reviewed 14 February 2012

Vilamoura is lovely we go every couple of years.its easy to get around as my husband has a walking difficulty ,but its flat everything is reachable .
We self cater , there are some lovely posh hotels but Pinhal do sol is ok and we rent the apartment from an english guy ,it is modern an home from home well equipt.
My son books the flight for us with easy jet or ryanair ,usually very cheap then we take a private taxi transfer from the airport ,my son organises it too with a company he knows called yellow fish transfers ,they meet us and take us to Pinhal Sol i don't no the cost because darren books it but he says its cheap .
April and october are my favourite times as its nice weather but not hot . July and august are just scorching..

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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7  Thank tom c
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Reviewed 11 January 2012

The major negative with this hotel is its location, the town, the beach and everything else is some distance away, its location is just in an ordinary street so there is no country side, however they have free mini buses running between various locations. Other minus points is the only English TV I could get is the Sky News, one electric socket in he room, Room itself was basic but clean, lots of storage area, the heater was a bit temperamental and noisy. Trouble with the hire car meant I arrived close to one AM, could not get a drink or anything to eat. The following day a kettle appeared in the room with some cups but no coffee, sugar or tea. Bathroom did not have a lock, and was a bit cramped.

Breakfast was good, a buffet with a lot of choices including beans, egg and bacon, coffee was excellent and so was the orange juice, The evening meal was always OK,. A starter of soup or fruit, a choice of four main meals and a choice of fries, potatoes or rice, which were set portions, you could add as much salad a s you like. Later there was tiny slices of cake, so I would take several, there was also fruit but sadly no drinks! Was told drinks were included, in fact travel agent rang me telling me that drinks would be included but at the hotel never got any free drinks

The staff were really nice and helpful, a special thank should go to the two ladies on reception whose English was perfect and were really helpful.

Considering the bargain price I paid I really can not complain.

I was going to book the same hotel in March but I made a mistake booking and so will be going to a hotel nearer the beach.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled solo
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10  Thank mark-one
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Reviewed 5 January 2012

Just returned from 10 days at the Pinhal Do Sol, really good holiday the food was really good and plentyful. The rooms are spacious whether you have the superior room or not, you just dont get the fridge, kettle and iron. Staff helpful one of the bar men a bit miserable and not always happy!!! but this didnt spoil the holiday at all. Book AI package as there are no other restaurants in walking distance. Would highly recommend this hotel. Great guests also made the holiday.

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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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8  Thank janer59er
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Reviewed 4 January 2012

We decided to go away for new year, on a cheap, short, all inclusive holiday. The hotel although dated was spotless. Rooms were very large and big bathroom. Took 5 mins to get to reception from our room! The staff very friendly and very helpful. Good shuttle service into town and marina.Food ok not my taste but my husband loved the all inclusive! Over all good value for money.

  • Stayed: December 2011
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Additional Information about Pinhal do Sol Hotel

Address: Sitio de Semino, Quarteira 8125-303, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Quarteira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Quarteira
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Quarteira
Price Range: £20 - £92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pinhal do Sol Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 56
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Also Known As:
Sol Hotel Pinhal Do
Hotel Pinhal Sol
Quarteira Sol Hotel
Sol Hotel Quarteira
Pinhal Do Sol Hotel Quarteira, Algarve, Portugal

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