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“Perfect for a quiet holiday”
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Hotel Praia Sol
Ranked #29 of 48 Hotels in Quarteira
Reviewed 28 July 2012

Just returned from a 3 day mother (50)/daughter (26) trip, staying at the Hotel Praia Sol. It was perfect for our requirements of a smaller, value for money hotel within walking distance to the Vilamoura, and set in a quiet residential area.

The hotel staff were very helpful and the facilities were excellent for our needs, including a lovely bar area serving snacks and drinks throughout the day, and tidy grounds for sunbathing.

The room was adequate however if you want a view don't choose rooms 1,2,3,4 as they face the car park and a multi-storey block of flats. We had room 4 which was perfect for us as it led immediately to the rear of the garden, perfect for popping in and out of the room in your cossie without going through the hotel, and made up for the lack of pool view. The only problem we encountered in the room was a broken shower holder which allowed the shower head to snake around and literally shower the whole bathroom.

We were made aware of the electronic gate at the rear of the hotel, which provided access to the footpath which was a short cut to Vilamoura Marina, however this gate was not opened after 10.00 pm, which meant we had to either catch a taxi from the Marina, which we did when we had our heels on, at a cost of 3.90 euros, or if feeling fit at the end of the evening, walk following the beach road, then taking a left to take us to the front of the hotel, which added another 10 minutes to the journey without the short cut.

All in all, we had a lovely stay, spending most of the day in the grounds, and having a snack at lunchtime, but with Vilamoura a short distance away, we took advantage of eating out there in the evening, followed by drinks in one of the many bars. For first timers, we recommend that you try one of the restaurants set in the squares behind the Marina front, as we had the best meal there without paying for the privilege of a view of the Marina. Because of its location, you will find that there will be a number of restaurant reps offering leaflets with a free drink if you give the restaurant a try, and we must admit that the night we did eat at the Marina front was one of the worst meals we have had.

Room Tip: If you want a view don't choose rooms 1,2,3,4 as they are on the ground floor facing the car par...
Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
1  Thank Ann C
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Natasha D, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Praia Sol, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2012

Thank you for your review,

We appreciate when guests post a review so we can always improve.

We are pleased you enoyed your holiday and stay at Hotel Praia Sol, the gate is closed because of safety reasons.

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

Natasha De Nobrega

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Reviewed 18 July 2012

Have just returned from a 7 day stay at Praia Sol,having been previously in 2010.The staff may have changed,but nothing else has.Praia Sol continues to be great value,very comfortable and the pleasant and helpful staff ensure an enjoyable stay.Special mention for Rui,who makes a great margarita!We will be back again.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank HarlequinKirkcaldy
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Natasha D, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Praia Sol, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2012

Thank you for your review,

We are pleased you enjoyed your holiday and stay at the Praia sol.

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

Natasha De Nobrega

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Reviewed 14 July 2012

Me and my boyfriend stayed at the Praia Sol between 27th June and 5th July and couldn't of asked for a better holiday! The hotel is clean, modern and has everything you need. The staff couldn't do enough for you and nothing was too much trouble; they rented bikes for us, sorted out transport to the hotel and recommended places for us to visit. The prices at the bar are very reasonable with a pint being 2 euro and a cocktail 5, which we had everyday. The pool area is clean and peaceful and we never struggled for a sunbed once. Rooms are cleaned everyday and yes some days the cleaner didn't come in until early afternoon but there was only 1 cleaner throughout the hotel and she did a lovely job with our room every day. I don't see why this would be a problem anyway as who wants to be in the hotel room during the day on holiday?! Vilamoura is a must and we spent most of our time there and ate there every night, yes you have to buzz in the gate but this is purely for safety reasons so you can't really complain about the hotel wanting to keep the guests safe.
All in all this was an absolutely lovely holiday made even better by the lovely hotel!

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank chloefisher123
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Natasha D, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Praia Sol, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2012

Thank you for your review,

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

We are pleased you enjoyed your holiday and stay at the Praia sol Hotel.
We are pleased to hear staff were helpful and we hope all members made your stay feel as comfortable as possible.

Natasha De Nobrega

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Reviewed 14 July 2012

just back from a 2week break in the praia sol had a fantastic time it was our first time in portugal and hope it wont be our last thought hotel was excellent and great value for money we went half board and couldnt fault our meals it was so relaxing and staff so friendly no problem getting sunbeds any time of the day not like most hotels we have stayed at we usualy stay at 4* hotels but the praia sol suited us because it was so relaxing. the hotel is in a great location out the front door and 5min walk to the beach in quariteria and out the back door 5min walk to marina in vilamoura . drinks at hotel were great value pint 2euro gordens g&t 4euro glass of wine 2.5 euro . the hotel was convenient for walking from at nite one nite you could walk into quarteria along the lovely prom and the next nite out the back door and down to the lovely marina we had 2 meals out and went to casi on the marina we both had steaks witch were devine .in our 2 week stay we neaver seen any management witch says a lot for there hard working staff especially pedro and isabella who worked there socks of and always had time to speak to you with a smile on there face. would definitely stay here again

Room Tip: very relaxing and great value and good location
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Natasha D, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Praia Sol, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2012

Thank you for your review,

We appreciate when guests post a review so we can always improve.

We are pleased you enjoyed your holiday and stay at the Praia Sol Hotel.

We look forward for your return and are always welcome to stay again.

Natasha De Nobrega

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Reviewed 14 July 2012

Stayed here for a 3 night long weekend in July. The hotel was very clean and tidy and the staff were friendly, polite and helpful. We liked how laid back it felt, perfect for a relaxing break.

Breakfast was very good and we liked the idea of choosing your evening meal in advance and it was always of a very high standard and made a change from the usual buffet style.

The staff were always helpful, even down the ensuring our sangria was the right strenghth! and even helping carry our drinks out to the pool.

The back gate was a good idea, we never had to wait more than a few minutes to be let back in and it meant the hotel felt very secure, very good for us as we were 6 ladies on a birthday weekend. We were very glad we picked the hotel, the location is good as well because you can choose between lively Vilamoura and the quieter resort of Quarteria.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Spanish6
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Natasha D, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Praia Sol, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2012

Thank you for your review,

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

We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your 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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Reviewed 13 July 2012

Stayed for 10 days with all of my family. The hotel was great, food was good and the service was fantastic.
We have travelled to Portugal for over 15years and stayed in apartments, villas and hotels including the Crowne Plaza.
This hotel however, was a great price, very homely and met everyone's needs. Nothing was too much for the staff and the manager Rui. We would like to thank you all for that.
It is central for both Quarteria and Vilamoura, the beach is a two minute walk.
I would recommend this to everyone of all ages. My parents who are pensioners, myself and husband and two daughters in there 20s loved it.
Thanks for a great time and we will be back again!!!

Stayed: July 2012
2  Thank Michelle S
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Natasha D, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Praia Sol, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2012

Thank you for your review,

We appreciate when guests post a review so we can always improve.

We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your holiday and stay at the Praia Sol Hotel.

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

Natasha De Nobrega.

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Reviewed 7 July 2012

Stayed here 20th june for one week , they definitley need more staff.
Rooms were quite late in the afternoon before being cleaned , never anyone on reception unless you ring the bell and wait as they are usually busy at the bar or in the kitchen .
Breakfast is pretty decent .
The worst part of this hotel is they have a back gate that leads to the marina but its always locked and you have to ask for the gate to be opened which we did on a daily basis, on your return to the back gate you have to ring the bell to get back in which is not always instant as we stood there for over 10 minutes one day and still did not get back in so we had to go around the front of the hotel which i might add is a good 10 minutes walk and it was a brisk walk because we were annoyed . why on earth they don't give their guests a key i don't know, its just stupid and very annoying .
We did get an apology and a complimentry drink for what had happened

Oh and take ear plugs for the constant barking of dogs :(

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Natasha D, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Praia Sol, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2012

Thank you for your review,

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

We hope you had a good stay at the Praia Sol Hotel.

We have taken your suggestions into consideration and will look into this.

Natasha De Nobrega

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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
Price Range: £20 - £126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Praia Sol 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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