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Pinhal do Sol Hotel
Ranked #27 of 48 Hotels in Quarteira
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37 reviews
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“Pleasant surprise”
Reviewed 5 June 2014

Just back from a 5 night stay at this hotel. We were on a very cheap deal half board and to be honest I didn't expect much but if you are looking for time away chilling out round the pool this is great. The hotel was spotless the rooms were big enough and surprisingly it had air conditioning there was also a fridge and tea and coffee making.We were on half board basis the food was really tasty lots of fresh fish nice salads etc. don't expect a buffet extravaganza as the choice was very limited but it tasted good.
We had our 3 year old with us and she enjoyed the pool a lot.
The hotel runs a bus down to the beach and villamoura 3 times a day which is great for long walks and sunbathing.
I think the staff at reception could do with some people skills not once during our stay did they lift thier head and say hello.
Also the kids play area needs some tidying up or I think thier will be an accident shortly just a few bags of new sand putting down and general wash or hose down of the kids play toys.
All in all what a great hotel for a short break Only a couple of things let it down, but saying that we will definitely go back on a short break again.

Room Tip: We were in room 120 which is quite a walk but with your room key you are given a key to open the fir...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

Nice clean comfortable hotel. Shuttle bus is free and takes guests four times a day to
Quartiera and Vilamoura. Taxi about 7 euro to Quarteira.
Or switch off completely and lie by the pool with nice little bar with snacks.
Breakfast nice and very reasonable rates. Will go back!
Close to aqua park!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Somerset
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2014

OK the hotel is a little way out of Quarteira but its not a bad walk if you go via the bird reserve to the beach about 45 minutes. The hotel rooms are cleaned quite well every day and are quite large, if you want a double bed then email them and ask for one. The superior rooms have a fridge, iron and ironing board and tea/coffee making facilities. The restaurant isn't very big so obviously it will get crowded for breakfast and dinner. The food is fairly varied going from salmon, tuna, steak to fish pie and lots of fruit. Yes rice is on the menu with chips but there are also boiled potato's ask the chef, always salad available. Drinks are fairly good, champagne with breakfast, Manuel in the bar is brilliant, avoid the old chap, we called him one shot, you'll find out why! The girls on the reception desk are really helpful, anything you want to know or checking your pickup time just ask them. Nice quiet hotel at a reasonable price.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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london
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

We booked for 5 nights. 4 of us in 2 'superior' rooms. Admittedly it was cheap but we've had just as cheap elsewhere and have had good experiences. Sorry to say all a bit too 'basic' for us, even though it was the upgraded room. The room smelled very musty and was dingy, the bathroom needs an update (i don't mean solid marble and gold taps and jacuzzi update but just regrouting and a working extractor fan (no window) the tiny fridge sat on the floor was out of the arc and made such a noise it had to be switched off at night, no chair in the room although there was plenty of room for a chair, no bedside lights, just very dim wall lights. It was generally shabby and terrible lumpy kapok pillows. It was all a bit Hi de hi at meal times and the staff were a pretty miserable lot especially the woman 'restaurant' manager who was particularly unwelcoming and autocratic. Food quality very basic. We had booked for 5 nights but gave the keys back to reception after 2 nights and went elsewhere, at the same price but so much better there's no comparison. The staff didn't even bother to ask why we were leaving so early, we thought they must be used to it. The redeeming feature was the smaller swimming pool and garden area outside of our terrace which was away from the main hotel building and bigger pool, that was very pretty and quiet and relaxing.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

Me and my wife stayed 7 nights all inclusive. We have stayed in many hotels all over the world ALL INCLUSIVE and this is one of the worst without doubt.Food poor quality generally cold and very limited choice. Never seen so little choice for children ie cold fish fingers fishcakes and.no microwave.Entertainment rubish on two nights a singer on the other five nights nothing.No entertainment what so ever for children..Pool was dirty was not r cleaned full of ..ASH.. flies etc..because workmen clearing land on both sides of the hotel and burning the trees so smoke and ash everywhere...Booked an alarm call on our last day recieved no alarm call complained to reception he just shrugged and said it was in the book..This is my opinion and my honest account of this hotel .Bar Staff great restaurant staff are quite rude Overall this hotel is not for all inclusive just for a stop off hotel for one or two nights as its in the middle of nowhere ...... WOULD NOT GO BACK

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Good stay here for 4 nights recently. Basic, yet decent room, cleaned to a good standard. Staff friendly and helpful. Situated about 2 miles from Quarteira, two 8 seater mini-buses will take you there and to Vilamoura. However, too many people and not enough seats will prevail time and time again unless they run more regularly than they currently do. A taxi into town costs no more than 7€. Looking at the restaurant menu, decent enough options regarding meat, fish etc... but not enough accompaniments to go with them. Each night only ONE vegetable choice available which was poor and as a recent reviewer stated "Do you want rice with that?" Only other negative was that the breakfast period can get extremely overcrowded with hardly any room to move around. Would stay again though.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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ramsbottom
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

My wife and I stayed here all inclusive during May with my brother and sister in law. What a great little hotel this is. The food was ok and we all managed to find something we liked throughout our stay. The beer was good and the ladies enjoyed the wine.
The rooms where clean and we managed to get sun beds every day without getting up at dawn.
Staff where polite and efficient with service with a smile.
There is a free mini bus that takes you to Quarteira or Villamora which is a great service if you decide to go out for the day.
A special mention for the manager who we witnessed booking people in, driving the mini bus, serving behind the bar and one day he even served a guest with food. What a great employee he is for the company, top man.
All of us would stay here again.
We have stayed at many hotels all over the world but as value for money this must rank as one of the best value.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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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
Sol Hotel Quarteira
Pinhal Do Sol Hotel Quarteira, Algarve, Portugal

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