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“Laid back hideaway close to beach and marina”
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Hotel Praia Sol
Ranked #29 of 48 Hotels in Quarteira
UK
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Laid back hideaway close to beach and marina”
Reviewed 1 July 2012

We spent four nights at the Praia Sol and found it to be a real gem tucked away in a very convenient location. The hotel is simple and stylish; all of the staff are incredibly friendly and easy going. The pool is clean and private; the layout throughout the grounds of this small hotel is very well thought-out to offer a small sense of community whilst maintaining privacy. The room was fantastic - a basic hairdryer, air con, towels changed daily - the beds were comfy and we slept soundly in the blacked out, cool, quiet room. The bar is always open serving snacks too - great toasties and quick bites. The only thing we could complain about was breakfast, which was fine, but the same every day. A five minute walk out the front door leads you straight to the *beautiful* well-kept, long sandy beach and a ten minute walk out the back door takes you to the marina, full of yachts and some fantastic restaurants - we highly recommend the Lamparo Trattoria in one of the corners of the marina where the food and the service was exemplary (and if you don't like sport, I was thankful it was the *only* restaurant in the whole marina that wasn't showing the football within the restaurant one evening!). There is a real mix around the marina - karaoke bars, nice restaurants, cheap restaurants, Ibiza style bars, an English pub - there really is something for everyone and every type of food and drink. Explore the back streets and find supermarkets dotted about for cheaper bottles of water etc. There are some lovely shops in the town and if you find the corner of the marina where all the activity booking booths are you can parasail, sail, dive, rent a scooter... it has it all. You'll have covered everything and had more than enough time to rest too in this wonderful climate in just a week. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend the hotel or its location to couples, families and older travelers.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 Thank Natzs1
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, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Praia Sol, responded to this review, 12 July 2012
Thank you for your review,

We appreciate when guests post a review and take all into consideration.

We are pleased you had a good holiday and stay at the Hotel Praia sol.

We hope you can return and are always welcome to stay again.

Natasha De Nobrega
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Essex, UK
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Reviewed 22 June 2012

We've just returned from a 10 day stay in this hotel and don't have a bad word to say about it! Absolutely lovely hotel! The staff are incredibly friendly including the manager Rui who couldn't help you enough. The food was really nice too, very good value for money if you go half board, enjoyed every meal we had. The pool area is very nice, always quiet and relaxed and cleaned every week so always spotless. Great location as was close to two big towns and only a 10 minute walk to the Marina nearby. Supermarket and gift shops are very close too. Overall, would definitely recommend this hotel, we're looking to go back already!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Praia Sol, responded to this review, 23 June 2012
Thank you for your review,

We appreciate when guests post a review and take all into consideration.

We are very pleased to hear you had a good holiday and stay at the praia sol hotel.

We look forward for your return.

Natasha De Nobrega
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2012

Just back from a week at this hotel. Overall this little hotel is very clean, friendly and does exactly what it says on the tin. Rooms are nice and clean. Breakfast is, contrary to other reviews, good enough with plenty of choice (cereal, fruit, cold meats, hot choices, bread, toast and more) The pool area is excellent. Never busy, very quiet and private. The pool is bloody freezing though!!! Staff at the hotel were very nice and always willing to help etc. Rooms cleaned every day. The location of the hotel puts it closer to Villamoura then Quarteira. There is a secure gate at the back of the hotel (u have to buzz to get back in) which leads to the Marina (5 mins walk at most). The front of the hotel leads you into Quarteira (15 mins walk). If you're walking to Quarteira, I suggest you walk through the residential area rather than down to the beach and along the road through what we called 'no mans land'. Deserted and no street lights. Lots of restaurants and supermarkets nearby. Overall i would recommend it, but we won't be returning - only because we've done Portugal for the past 2 years now and fancy a change.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Praia Sol, responded to this review, 23 June 2012
Thank you for your review,

We are pleased to hear you had a good holiday and stay at Praia sol hotel.

We hope in the future you return and are always welcome to stay at the Praia sol hotel.

Natasha De Nobrega
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2012

Stayed 2 weeks, nice pool (very clean) area, basic breakfast, 15-20 minute walk from Quarteria, 2 minutes from Villimora, 3 course evening meal 10 euro, good value but only 2 choices available.

Room Tip: All rooms have Balconies so no difference in the rooms
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Natasha D, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Praia Sol, responded to this review, 5 June 2012
Thank you for your review,

We are pleased you enjoyed your holiday and stay.

We hope you can return and are always welcome to stay at hotel praia sol.

Natasha De Nobrega
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Brixham, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2012

Great weeks holiday here, one of the best we've ever had. The pictures of the hotel is exactly how it is clean and well kept, lovely pool with plenty of sun loungers around. No need for the beach just stay here and cool off in the pool. The people who moan about the breakfast cant have considered the options you can make out of the food provided and we varied our meal every day. What do they want? for breakfast. The staff are very helpful and always ready to help.
The location is level and the hotel is well designed for disabled people.All rooms have a/conditioning which is great. The beaches are only minutes away and a small supermarket is only 5 minutes away, left out of front door to end of street turn right and it's 250 m away. We had an early morning departure and asked about breakfast we took the offer of a travel package and they provided us with sandwiches water fruit and yogurt with spoon.
We look forward to returning soon

Room Tip: poolside rooms have sun in morning, front rooms have the afternoon/evening.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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8 Thank trevore415
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Natasha D, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Praia Sol, responded to this review, 5 June 2012
Thank you for your review,

We appreciate all our guests reviews and take all into consideration.

We are pleased you enjoyed your holiday and stay at hotel praia sol.

Look forward for your return.

Natasha De Nobrega
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Doncaster UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2012

Having recently returned from 11 nights in the Algarve staying at the Praia Sol Hotel I must comment on Trip Advisor because earlier reviews before I went did not appear too good and made me rather anxious, especially has I had booked the holiday for others as well.
The hotel was very nice, very clean, the staff very friendly and always helpful. It was still pre school holidays so was very quiet and at times may be only 6 people sat around the pool.
Location was in a residential area and although classed as in Quarteira it was actually right next (5min walk) to Villamora. We have nothing at all to complain about it is a small 3 star hotel and we have been in 4 star that did not come up to this hotels standards. Meals: breakfast adequate hot and cold choice although not too varied but totally acceptable. Evening meal was pre booked the night before and once again a limited choice but was very nice.
I would return to this hotel without any doubt. A 3 minute walk from hotel to the coast road left to Quateira and right to Villamora. quite a few local bars cafes and small supermarkets nearby.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Natasha D, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Praia Sol, responded to this review, 5 June 2012
Thank you for your review, we appreciate when guests write a review.

We are pleased you enjoyed your holiday and stay at hotel praia sol.

We hope you can return and stay with us again.

Natasha De Nobrega
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 25 May 2012

Stayed here in April for 2 weeks (11 of us) - we had a ball!

Great location - minutes walk from the marina (use back gate) and the beach (use front door). On site parking if you do have a car. Taxi takes minutes if called and very cheap to go anywhere.

Hotel facilities - must say that the pool is spotless and the gardens are kept neat and clean. Check in was easy and quick. Rooms all ready and allocated beside each other as requested. Rooms decent size - beds comfortable and mattresses were spotless. Some of our rooms had jacuzzi baths, bathrooms were modern, towels were fresh. Safe in room and TV has decent english speaking channels.

Staff friendly and desk is covered 24 hours a day. Breakfast fine - you wont go hungry. Bar menu has a bit of everything - again all fine.

As a 3 star hotel this is pretty good and value for money is definately there. We will be returning.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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1 Thank SchoolhouseHotel
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Natasha D, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Praia Sol, responded to this review, 31 May 2012
Thank you for review,

We are very pleased to hear you had a good stay and found all staff to be friendly.

We hope all made your stay as comfortable as possible.

Hope you can return and stay with us at hotel praia sol.

Natasha De Nobrega
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Property: Hotel Praia Sol
Address: Rua Quinta do Romao, Quarteira 8125-301, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Quarteira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #29 of 48 Hotels in Quarteira
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Praia Sol 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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