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Pinhal do Sol Hotel
Ranked #25 of 49 Hotels in Quarteira
Manchester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Bargain stress free holiday”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014

Just got back from a really good weeks stay at this hotel. We took a chance on this place and just wanted a cheap week away all inclusive and to be honest were not expecting much at all for what we paid , the score of this review takes into account the low price against the quality of what we received.
Checkin was quick and easy , rooms were adequate but spotless . The whole complex is spotlessly clean with ongoing maintenance. Food is buffet style with drinks / wine service at your table for lunch and dinner. There was always a fish or meat option available as well as soups , fresh breads , desserts and salads , we were always able to find something we liked but dont expect restaurant quality.
The pool and sunbed area was really good , quiet without any of the usual idiots to spoil your holiday , perhaps this is because it is a little out of the way , most guests appeared to be middle aged or young families. There was a shuttle bus several times daily to the beach and vilamoura which is stylish , no need to book , if the bus is full they come back for you within 10 mins so no great issue.
Overall the place is perfect for a bargain getaway , service for us (2 x couples) was brillaint , drinks/food always available throughout the day and we found the staff to be pretty friendly overall and had a good laugh with the bar staff.
I would go back at the drop of a hat , I really have not had a holiday of such good value .
I suppose its all down to expectations , its a 3 star ( which is trying very hard to be a 4 star) but this place really does exceed expectations. If you want a relaxing break then go on , take the chance and book it , you wont regret it.

Room Tip: The corridors are all tiled and echoe'd quite a bit , we were on floor 1 but would not like to...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

We were four sisters having our first holiday altogether ....well the first since we were children ! The weather was pretty grim plenty of rain when we were there in April. We found the hotel clean and comfortable, we had to change rooms after unpacking and having lunch as we had paid for a superior room and they had given us a standard room. We only found out by accident so I asked at reception and they gladly rectified their mistake.
Staff very good especially Christina in the restaurant ,she made our holiday hehe. Food was good always found something to eat and I am fussy. Drinks good especially the jugs of sangria. Bingo night a hoot, and we all enjoyed karaoke . Met some lovely people.

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One thing that we were annoyed about though after breakfast the receptionist told us that our all inclusive had finished even though we were not getting picked up till late afternoon for our flight. I have never come across this before , so be aware.

Room Tip: If you haven't got an iron and ironing board in your room then you will be in a standard room.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

we have just arrived back from this hotel at teatime. a nice quiet place,friendly,not too big. my hubby and i needed the break,after a few stressful months and chose here as we visited with family 2 yrs ago. no it's not full of youngsters,not full of drunks,and noisy music. but the food is good,and rooms are spotless for 3 star. we would go again anytime . Thank you to all the staff .

Room Tip: ask for rooms near reception if you have trouble walking .
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

We have just arrived back after a 4 day break..we had room 224 its a huge 1st floor room double bed and 2 single beds behind the curtains.. all mod cons were provided just take tea coffee and sugar. . This room was a five minute walk from Reception and if u want closer ask for rooms 201 ish..food was average for all inclusive but a top tip is order from bar menu at lunch time at no extra cost. Eg omelettes spaghetti bol pizza ..staff seemed bit grumpy but its just the way they are.. neatest shop is lidl but its about 15 min walk.. all in all good holiday if I had to give it a bad point id say they don't give you a courtesy room to shower if u have an evening flight

  • Stayed May 2014
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

we stayed for 6nights in this hotel,and with a 6 year old I was a little disappointed there was no play area as was shown on previous photos when I researched hotel, as we were leaving they started to put plastic play houses,slides etc out. we were out most the day time even though stayed inclusive,as no entertainment,shuttle bus from hotel very handy,at Quarteira bus terminal you can visit Albufiera for 8 euros return,which was a great place,food very average and repetitive,if there is one thing to change -they could improve by early morning breakfasts for guests with awkward time to depart,myself and also a young mother (who left in the afternoon)was carrying food to her transfer car as rushing to leave,drinks ok,till 10pm,food is not offered through out day only tea and biscuits,but drinks are,if you want quiet,peaceful book reading-go.

Room Tip: rooms large and basic,had to chase up house cleaning for fresh towels,and no one collected cups in 2...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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birmingham
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

Just got back from a weeks stay here. Having read the reviews we went in with an open mind and we were pleased. We stayed for a weeks all inclusive, 8 of us with two young children. The location was about 5km outside of quarteira, the hotel does offer a shuttle bus to vilamoura and quarteira but this was full everyday and as there was so many of us we took a taxi when we wanted to go out which worked out at 5€. The hotel itself is nice, quite a small complex. We stayed at the bottom of the complex in a small block of several apartments which was quiet but we had the pool to ourselves and although it's a good 5 minute walk from reception and the restaurant, one of our family members is elderly so perhaps not the best for him, but otherwise we were happy with this. The all inclusive service was okay, food we found to be lovely, a good variety lots of fresh fruit, meats, salad, rice, & a lot of fish! the chef Joseph was lovely and was extremely generous when giving out portions. Bar staff were friendly and the restaurant staff worked hard to ensure all guests were seated although they did occasionally come across as being a little bossy!! We had four days of rain unfortunately and did find it hard to entertain our two children, there is a small outdoor play area however for them but not a lot else-entertainment at an evening was virtually non existent, please look out for bingo which I believe is held weekly as it is worth playing purely for the entertainment value! The cleaners attended our rooms daily which was fantastic the complex was clean and well maintained. Our room was fine, clean but needed a little more storage, we had an air con/heater and tv (with only one English Channel!) Staff at reception again are friendly and we found them to be very helpful when my husband needed an emergency dentist. I would recommend a visit to albuifera, absolutely beautiful.

  • Stayed April 2014
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

I read a lot of the reviews and went away with an open mind, and wasn't disappointed. We unfortunately had 4 days of cold wet weather... Staff were very helpful and we were given a heater for our room, can't blame anyone for the weather. We stayed half board and there was always a choice of hot and cold food which wad good. The hotel is away from the sea and though there is a mini bus service it is only three a day. For a rejuvenation of batteries it was just what we needed.

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Property: 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:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Quarteira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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
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Pinhal Do Sol Hotel Quarteira, Algarve, Portugal

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