Hotel Sol e Mar(3.5 stars)

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62 hotel reviews

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  • Hotel in general
    4.5
  • Room
    4.9
  • Service
    4.8
  • Location
    5.7
  • Food and Drinks
    4.2
  • Sport & entertain
    4.5
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Sigrid
With the elevator to the beach.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • October 2013
Older hotel with about 50 rooms with direct access to the city centre and on the other side only room with a sea view. From here, we could the very long beach. The nicest is by the elevator if you went directly to the beach. The restaurant is located in the 5. floor. Wi-fi was next to the desk (no information about, because not used). The cleanliness of the hotel was very good. Daily cleaning and towel change. We had half board and were pleased with the facilities on offer. For breakfast there was bread, rolls, sausage, cheese, quark, tinned ... fruit (fresh fruit were with always mixed some fresh ones in) as well as english breakfast. In the evening there was fish, meat, salads, noodles, rice, vegetables, as well as always a soup, desserts (cakes, pudding, and ice cream in cups, also there was a fruit basket in the buffet. In the hotel there were mostly english-speaking guests. Average age during our stay lay between 50 and 65. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.0

    Older furniture, nice large balcony, mounting to dry the bathing suits, a/c didn't use it (but worked), Small refrigerator, small television (2 german channels we didn't need it) In the bathroom there was also a bidet. Bathtub with shower curtain, The hair dryer you could free of charge at the reception check-out counters. Hotel telephone didn't use it.

  • Gastronomy
    5.0

    The hygienic condition of the restaurants and the bar were in good condition. Since you are on holiday not even cook and would like shopping to go, is it for us as a hotel in order. It is always knockers soutenant, because this or that is not there, but at home you buy also always almost the same products. The prices for the drinks were reasonable.

  • Service
    5.0

    The staff in the restaurant or at the bar were all very friendly. Also the staff at the reception could speak with small issues (despite difficulties with the language) be helpful.

  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0

    There was an indoor pool, but didn't use it, as the sea in front of the door. The beach chairs at the beach for 2 persons and umbrella you could for 15 Euro rent. Also massages were offered under a tent. (prices?) In the evening in the hotel there was live music. Also a few british at some songs try. If you want to experience something should to the centre pass.

  • Hotel
    6.0

    Older hotel with about 50 rooms with direct access to the city centre and on the other side only room with a sea view. From here, we could the very long beach. The nicest is by the elevator if you went directly to the beach. The restaurant is located in the 5. floor. Wi-fi was next to the desk (no information about, because not used). The cleanliness of the hotel was very good. Daily cleaning and towel change. We had half board and were pleased with the facilities on offer. For breakfast there was bread, rolls, sausage, cheese, quark, tinned fruit (fresh fruit were with always mixed some fresh ones in) as well as english breakfast. In the evening there was fish, meat, salads, noodles, rice, vegetables, as well as always a soup, desserts (cakes, pudding, and ice cream in cups, also there was a fruit basket in the buffet. In the hotel there were mostly english-speaking guests. Average age during our stay lay between 50 and 65.

  • Location
    6.0

    The airport Faro is about an hour away from the hotel. We were greeted with a small shuttle bus picks you up, thus were not so many hotels were driven to, as one it from other holidays knows. In Albufeira is worthwhile oneself in each case a city tour, where at every station and can get. Since the hotel is situated right in the centre, you can stroll beautifully or in a bar or restaurant. Also in the lower level of the hotel can one well and gladly a quick bite to eat or drink. Since in the hotel not so good german spoken, we have a few excursions in the booking. Opposite where the Elvis beach is an office in the staff speak very good german. A boat trip or a trip to the west coast are worth in any case. Lissabon is also a very nice city. In about 3 hours, we were with the bus there,

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Laura
Great location, ok hotel, bad food
  • Recommended hotel
  • Friends
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • May 2013
Small, older hotel in a perfect location. All rooms have a perfect view of the ocean and balcony. The size of the room is adequate but a bit spartan with old furniture. In general the hotel is clean, only the bathroom, especially the floor, was not cleaned properly. In the lobby exist and in the bar kostenlöse wi-fi, the rooms unfortunately not. There were mainly british guests, the hotel is (beans, bacon... For breakfast). The average age was rather over 50 read hotel review
  • Room
    4.0

    The size of the rooms is okasy. The furnishing is a bit old and spartan but adequate if you don't have any special demands. I personally found the beds were very comfortable, not too soft. The bathroom is with shower tub, toilet, bidet and sink. In the room there is a minibar, which worked but never filled. There is a small, old tv whose switch since eternity no longer cleaned. As german programs there is the ZDF and Eurosport.

  • Gastronomy
    3.0

    We had the half board, but what we regret it. The breakfast was okay. Little choice of sausage and no fresh fruit. Since it is in the hotel but mainly british guests, the food at the taste. So there was also beans, bacon, black pudding, and so on. For breakfast. The dinner in form of a buffet was not very tasty. Although there were some different dishes per evening, but none of them was really delicious. The hotel has a beach bar and an ice-cream parlor with hefty prices in comparison to other restaurants in the town.

  • Service
    3.0

    Staff didn't speak german but mainly english. Without english is one aufgeschmissen! The staff is friendly, however, we arrived at night and the mini bar in the room was not stocked. On demand meant it, we should from the tap beverage. The room cleaning could be better. Although you got new towels every day, but the floor was not swept or mopped. In the bathroom the hair on the floor beach chairs and the bathtub was not wiped down.

  • Sport & Leisure
    3.0

    There is an indoor pool, but not very looked inviting. The chairs at the beach must be paid (liege 5 €on the day, umbrella 5 €on the day). Otherwise there was directly in front of the hotel no leisure offers. The beach was kept clean, and there is a lifeguard.

  • Hotel
    4.0

    Small, older hotel in a perfect location. All rooms have a perfect view of the ocean and balcony. The size of the room is adequate but a bit spartan with old furniture. In general the hotel is clean, only the bathroom, especially the floor, was not cleaned properly. In the lobby exist and in the bar kostenlöse wi-fi, the rooms unfortunately not. There were mainly british guests, the hotel is (beans, bacon... For breakfast). The average age was rather over 50

  • Location
    6.0

    Hotel with the best location in the whole place. The a part of the hotel lies directly at the beach, the other directly at the entrance to the old town in the many bars, restaurants and tourist shops were. The airport Faro is located approximately 30 minutes away. The port of Albufeira is about 15 minute walk from the hotel. There, there are different offers boat excursions but is otherwise not worth seeing. There was a bus stop approximately 5 minutes away from the hotel.

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Alice
Good location, but please, the building!
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Other stay
  • March 2013
The hotel is a ideal base for ausflügean the beach and in the historic part, the directly behind the hotel is. Unfortunately seems the structure dilapidation suspended, because during our stay it rained in the lobby in many places by. That is a great shame, because actually it was perfect. All rooms have a sea view, when the balcony is small and the exterior of the hotel from the outside looks like prefabricated building 70. years. (one sees however not, if the gebüde is.) It is also a shame the somewhat dearless breakfast, the us rejoice in that left ..., not to have booked half board, because in the place gives it good restaurants with portuguese kitchen suitable prices. A dazed toastautomat for to lots of guests, a single functioning coffee machine and there were cocktails made of instant juice, and portion jam are occupied poor quality. Everything very cheaply and dearless. The audience is the mehrrheit english, in which, according to a regular tourists made us, everything-oriented. You work here after the minimal principle-as long as there is, changes nothing. Plus: location! Location and time the location, because better is simply no there. And the cleaning of the rooms was, at least in march, very good-we got lots of new towels, the beds were comfortable and it gave wrme ceilings. We would book there again, if it is not should be possible, for the same price an apartment to rent. read hotel review
  • Room
    4.8
    Size of the bathroom
    4.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    4.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    3.3
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    4.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    3.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    4.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    2.0
  • Service
    3.7
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    4.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    3.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    4.0
  • Hotel
    3.0
    Family friendliness
    3.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    3.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    4.0
    Disabled-friendly
    2.0
  • Location
    6.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
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Inasophia
Location of the hotel could not be better!
  • Recommended hotel
  • Singles
  • Translated
  • Countryside & spa
  • December 2012
Hinreißender views of the atlantic ocean ; from the hotel just a few strides until to the center from Albufeira; food english taste ; very attentive staff; beautiful rooms, all with a balcony and sea view; unfortunately very renovierunsbedürftiger indoor pool. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.5
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    4.3
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    3.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    3.0
  • Service
    5.8
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    2.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    2.0
  • Hotel
    4.0
    Family friendliness
    4.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    4.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    4.0
    Disabled-friendly
    4.0
  • Location
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
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Volker
Ideal for off-season, small qualitative shortcomings
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Other stay
  • November 2012
Best location for city and beach. Direct sea view ( with constant sound of the sea). Wonderful spaziergäng from the hotel along the coast possible ( by taxi back, as it is very bad bus connections). Old town with beautiful and reasonably priced restaurants on the doorstep ( about 11 €for menu with soup, main course, dessert and house wine or better fish dishes about 10, -€). Room and bathroom pleasant large, in detail a bit shabby or old, however clean. Breakfast directed towards the English guests, moderate 3-star -quality ( cheaper dispenser juice, disastrous sausage, mushrooms from the can ..., hardly any fresh fruit, two sorts of einfachmarmalade, cheapest croissants, however very good selection of bread, toast, muesli, eggs, yoghurt etc. good coffee; you didn't starve ); direct sea view. In our opinion the top tip for the low season. Since no garden etc. Nothing for the peak season. The swimming pool one can give oneself. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.8
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    4.5
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    3.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
  • Service
    4.5
    Competence (handling complaints)
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    4.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    5.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    4.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    3.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    3.0
  • Hotel
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
  • Location
    5.3
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
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Archived reviews

These are not counted into the current average review rating, as the journey took place more than 25 months ago, or the hotel has completely changed.
Bogdan
Great location to the beach and center archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • June 2012
The hotel is not very modern but everything is in good condition and clean. The rooms are spacious and very peaceful, however is the sound of the waves to hear constantly. A fantastic view with a view of the sea! Beautiful! The beds were very comfortable. The food was okay. We have our stay very enjoyed. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.5
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    4.3
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    4.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    4.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    4.0
  • Service
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    5.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
  • Hotel
    5.0
    Family friendliness
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
    Disabled-friendly
    5.0
  • Location
    6.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
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Matthias
Simple hotel in a great location archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Translated
  • Other stay
  • April 2012
The hotel lies brilliant at the old town from Albufeira. Parking for the car also find in the area. Unfortunately, at the hotel a bit off, the closets in the rooms need are coated, new carpets and so on it was the price but unbeatable book and at this great location. The hotel is rather directed towards the English guests, accordingly is also the breakfast. For Portuguese standards, but not at all bad. We only booked with breakfast, what you in Portugal always do, since there are sufficient good and inexpensive restaurants gives. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.3
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    4.5
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    4.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    4.0
  • Service
    4.7
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    5.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    4.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    0
  • Hotel
    4.3
    Family friendliness
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    4.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
    Disabled-friendly
    3.0
  • Location
    5.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    4.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
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Erika
A clean and good hotel in top location archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • July 2011
In front of the hotel is a beautiful always clean beach (reachable by lift) directly behind the bustling old town, with many shops and restaurants. If you want something operation, is right at home here. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
  • Hotel
    5.7
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    6.0
  • Location
    6.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
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Alexander
No 4-star! archived
  • Hotel not recommended
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • June 2011
The great country and the great weather were Lichblicke of our vacation-not the hotel! If the a 4-star hotel is, then I am the Pope: -Handicapped breakfast (bad quality, no selection, no variation)-> breakfast hardly used -We have cocktails and the glasses in the room to leave, we had the bar itself in the then-> including housekeeping is it? -The reception was from the first to the last day unfriendly. Despite a great location with direct beach access, it was no services (pool chairs, umbrellas, beach towels).-> also the is for me not 4 star service. At check-out (12 ... hours) has offered us one to pick (3:10 P.M.) no room to shower. The room I've never seen that.-> so we had to walk three hours 'pointless 'by the city, rather than to enjoy a few hours of sunshine on the beach. So, unfortunately not recommend. read hotel review
  • Room
    3.3
    Size of the bathroom
    4.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    4.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    1.0
    Size of the room
    4.0
  • Gastronomy
    2.3
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    2.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    2.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    4.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    1.0
  • Service
    2.3
    Competence (handling complaints)
    3.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    1.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    2.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    3.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    2.5
    Quality of the beach
    4.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    1.0
  • Hotel
    3.0
    Family friendliness
    3.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    3.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
    Disabled-friendly
    1.0
  • Location
    5.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    3.0
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Ferdinand
First Algarvenaufenthalt in the early part of the season archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Other stay
  • April 2011
The hotel was mostly visited by Englishmen. the food, especially the breakfast is coordinated. good evening dance music in the lobby. no parking for cars in front of the hotel, but in about 300 meters away on the outskirts of town. their own cars. hotel offers unique and excellent location on the beach and in the old town. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.0
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
    Size of the room
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    4.3
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    4.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    4.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    4.0
  • Service
    3.5
    Competence (handling complaints)
    4.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    4.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    3.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    3.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    4.0
  • Hotel
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
  • Location
    5.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    4.0
    Other leisure activities available
    4.0
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Reinold
Very British archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • October 2010
A good basic Hotel in an excellent location. panel in consideration of British guests one could have this hotel also doubles as an "location idyllic and peaceful,"". sadly there were always misunderstandings between the British and eurotouristen, but no reason this hotel would not recommend this hotel to others. We love the British and all attitudes only at self-contained singing opinions vary. We like English people and their way of life, but singing in the early in the morning. Opionion different we get there" read hotel review
  • Room
    4.0
    Size of the bathroom
    4.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    4.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    4.0
    Size of the room
    4.0
  • Gastronomy
    4.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    4.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    4.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    4.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    4.0
  • Service
    4.3
    Competence (handling complaints)
    4.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    4.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    5.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    4.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.0
    Quality of the beach
    4.0
  • Hotel
    4.0
    Family friendliness
    4.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    4.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    4.0
    Disabled-friendly
    4.0
  • Location
    4.4
    Proximity to shopping areas
    4.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    4.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    4.0
    Other leisure activities available
    4.0
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Sonja & Jens
Poor service archived
  • Hotel not recommended
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • September 2010
+ The cleanliness within the hotel and the grounds was ok - the area with the game tables was oversized in size and there wasn't visited by the guests. next door is the dining room. - The dining room in which the guests at breakfast and dinner was greatly take part in small! Between the tables and the buffet push the guests manouver. - The chairs in the dining room when moving very loud noises. - attached to the hotel bars and restaurants on the beach: "flying" vendors and Spielleute bother the guests of working staff will not been turned ... away. read hotel review
  • Room
    3.0

    + The rooms of the hotel were kept clean by the staff properly. Throughout the night, the hotel area to the sea-side very brightly lit at night, it means that closed on the furniture on the bars and restaurants and these people retreat loudly behavior. - The a/c is too noisy and would not be advisable to use if you want to go to bed. - Fridge does continuously on full blast. Obviously the heat congested at the back because the machine is weirdly places in a closet without heat-to-& left is installed.

  • Gastronomy
    2.0

    - The hot food at the buffet was very often cold. - The food going to be late refilled, if at all, another waiter would help. - It will be reserved tables for the guests anyway although their number is too small.

  • Service
    3.0

    - The extra costs for renting the safe is with 25 , - € extortionate! + Complained flaws was fixed immediately by the staff.

  • Sport & Leisure
    3.0

    There is no own pool only a small indoor pool, viewable from Restaurantbesuchern, never saw someone swim. Showers on the beach. The bar area of the hotel is very big, with many leather armchairs and with a large TV on the constant football, specifically designed for the English guests running. However, we hardly any guests sit see most people at night in the old town.

  • Hotel
    2.0

    + The cleanliness within the hotel and the grounds was ok - the area with the game tables was oversized in size and there wasn't visited by the guests. next door is the dining room. - The dining room in which the guests at breakfast and dinner was greatly take part in small! Between the tables and the buffet push the guests manouver. - The chairs in the dining room when moving very loud noises. - attached to the hotel bars and restaurants on the beach: "flying" vendors and Spielleute bother the guests of working staff will not been turned away.

  • Location
    4.0

    The hotel is right on the beach, which offers no shade without an umbrella. Beach chairs and umbrellas were every day or dismantled and had to be paid extra. They didn't seem too clean on us, so we bought for 9.00 EUR an umbrella and bought us a free beach chair on the beach we were looking for. The sea was in our first week was warm, was built in the second week but always colder. Except one day sprinkle we always had hot sunny weather. The nearest "Fisherman's Beach" can book boat trips to the Felsengrotten, 1 hour for 15 EUR, is quite interesting and fun. From the beach you could go through the tunnel to the old town. The many restaurants and bars are not pushy there very close together and try to get on to drown out at night volume. The idea of the live music isn't bad, but if you from all sides on a einströmt is the no pleasure more. There is a large Mormonenplatz on the is nothing to do but in the adjacent local can sit is quieter and if live music, also enjoy them. This place esclator to the top, here, it was cozy and consolidation walk just above the sea, unfortunately there were almost no local. At the Algarve by car is an adventure, most of the time, through the bad signs misled. The highway is best traffic, but woe if you turn into smaller streets. You want to a beach, you have to first up the hill and shut down, then takes you to a huge hotel area and may take long drive in circles. If you are lucky you will find a parking lot, this is either very far from the beach, costs parking or full. On some beaches which leads you really can't because the huge resorts before the rest of the beach is built up and only guests. " Praia dos Tres Irmaos", one of the most beautiful beaches with lots of rocks was just over the gravel road, following the signs to reach you will never go back. at all the signs to the major tourist attractions is incomplete, following the signs brew lost on the intersections and met us in the opposite direction. With a lot of patience and research we ended up some nice places can visit: Sagres - Fort, Silves-Castell, Tavira and the last bratwurst prior to America. Beware of museums, these are often only three rooms with a few ridiculous objects or pictures.

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Dirk
Perfect for couples in beach stroll getaway archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • September 2010
By the perfect location to the beach and nightlife of Albufeira you can see the rather aged, but clean, rooms and a bit deterrent sanctions in the exterior aspect of the hotels very quickly and finds everything just great. Recommendation: only bed and breakfast (even for maybe you have to go without, but it's more convenient: -) ) book. After about 2 min walk teaming with eating possibilities. Bad luck you have only once you have a rental car because in the immediate surroundings lack of self-parking. The 3 -4 own are mostly occupied. Better rent a scooter (approximately 50€ ... for 3 days) and right in front of the hotel parking -) read hotel review
  • Room
    4.8
    Size of the bathroom
    4.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
    Size of the room
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    3.8
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    4.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    4.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    4.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    3.0
  • Service
    4.3
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    5.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    3.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    3.0
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    3.0
    Child care or playground
    1.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    3.0
  • Hotel
    4.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    4.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    4.0
  • Location
    5.8
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
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Balu & Hilde
"Sol e Mar" in super location on the beach archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Other stay
  • July 2010
Sol e Mar Hotel """" is one of the oldest hotels in Albufeira and is located in absolutely best beach location of all the hotels in Albufeira. Hotel "Sol e Mar" is situated directly on the cliffs, so the reception on the 4th 1/2 floor convenient seen from the street hotel-ground floor. To the sandy beach can be reached by the elevator or steps right on restaurant terrace level. From the terrace is through, tunnel'' directly in the old town of Albufeira. Despite the age is hotel ""Sol e Mar"" in some measuring good condition, oh well the outside new ... plasterwork and paint does not hurt. Since it was a small and older hotel is certainly not accommodate with new and more modern hotels but hotel "Sol e Mar" offers still have an enjoyable charm. read hotel review
  • Room
    4.0

    This is an older hotel is also furniture a bit older and of course not on the reconverted into but it is not quite to the minor it the food was all unenjoyable well deserved vacation.

  • Gastronomy
    3.0

    From the hotel to gastronomy "Sol e Mar" it is just like service rather 3 star as 4 stars, but considering the price-performance ratio is fine.

  • Service
    4.0

    Yes the topic service is only to say that there could be one of or other improved in Overall it is more like a 3 -star hotel as a 4 star resort.

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    0
  • Hotel
    4.0

    Sol e Mar Hotel """" is one of the oldest hotels in Albufeira and is located in absolutely best beach location of all the hotels in Albufeira. Hotel "Sol e Mar" is situated directly on the cliffs, so the reception on the 4th 1/2 floor convenient seen from the street hotel-ground floor. To the sandy beach can be reached by the elevator or steps right on restaurant terrace level. From the terrace is through, tunnel'' directly in the old town of Albufeira. Despite the age is hotel ""Sol e Mar"" in some measuring good condition, oh well the outside new plasterwork and paint does not hurt. Since it was a small and older hotel is certainly not accommodate with new and more modern hotels but hotel "Sol e Mar" offers still have an enjoyable charm.

  • Location
    6.0

    As mentioned in other reviews stated is the hotel location was optimal. Everything is located in the immediate area and within walking distance. At the guests structure is seasonal a bit older guests in the majority but this is not negative. This hotel is less suitable for children as there is no gaming.

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Katja
First location on the beach archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • June 2010
This hotel lives up to its 4 * almost exclusively through its location / view deserves. Just like already mentioned, is the entrance to the hotel directly at the beginning of the old town. The rooms and balconies are all with a direct view of the sea. Sensational. The room furnishing and balcony furnishing. (plastic) is rather simple and certainly not worth the 4 star rating. Hotel bar looks nice, but is, or the few people who are as evenings enjoying it, had clearly retired people already reached! (But not bad, Albufeira offers enough). The staff is professional friendly but ... not overly friendly. They didn't speak German. The breakfast is very much geared to the mainly English tourists (fat streaming ceiling water leaks bacon, beans, chips, etc. ). It's worth getting up early (breakfast room was definitely not point 10:00 closed). The breakfast area itself had the faded charm of the 70 's But at least you there was hard, fast to clean the tables and again to prepare for the next guest. We didn't have dinner option. But you could easily and about the same prices as in Germany in the area. The old town of Albufeira is however, also here very on the English tourism. Great is the local along the cliffs toward the port (highly recommended the O' transparencies = fresh fish, very delicious). Otherwise you had to know that the local day and Abendpreise. Example: During the day one liter of sangria 10.00, and in the evening €15.00 €! That is what I call modern Raubrittertum! The beach is beautiful. (bright and fine sand). The bay is also for a small (about 30 min) walk. Tip: rent a car and the coast to Sagres, or visit einheimischer (mountains). Great!!! read hotel review
  • Room
    4.0
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    4.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    3.0
    Size of the room
    4.0
  • Gastronomy
    1.8
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    2.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    1.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    3.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    1.0
  • Service
    2.8
    Competence (handling complaints)
    3.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    3.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    3.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    2.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
  • Hotel
    3.3
    Condition of the Hotel
    4.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    4.0
    Disabled-friendly
    2.0
  • Location
    6.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
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Peter
Top location archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • May 2010
Plus at this hotel is the top-location to the beach and to the old town. from the outside the hotel is actually not so nice and it outshines negative in the area (Old town). otherwise has a friendly atmosphere, the hotel is well run. Bay no airport transfers with the hotel. (35€) we were 32° cramped into a van without air conditioning. a taxi is only 3€ more. read hotel review
  • Room
    4.8
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    4.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
    Size of the room
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    4.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    4.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    2.7
    Quality of the beach
    4.0
    Child care or playground
    2.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    2.0
  • Hotel
    4.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
    Disabled-friendly
    2.0
  • Location
    6.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
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Christa & Andreas
Gigantic location archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • May 2010
As written in other reviews, this hotel has a dream location. In the rooms, there's sound, gorgeous view of the Atlantic Ocean, the other side Albufeira old town with a lot going out, there are for every taste. Beach clean and fine sand, clean water, unfortunately only 17 degrees. Restaurant was clean and pleasant, breakfast was not so great (fries, fried beans, bacon, and so on) but better English. The dinner was varied, but not so tasty. Next time I would book without the meals, there were 1000 lots of opportunities for breakfast or lunch and dinner. The rates were ... not higher than at home and you the choice. Other than that, I would highly recommend the hotel (outside not nice, but everything else made up for it) read hotel review
  • Room
    5.8
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    4.3
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    4.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    4.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    4.0
  • Service
    4.3
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    4.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    5.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    4.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
  • Hotel
    5.5
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
  • Location
    6.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
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Sven
Great location, would gladly do it again! archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • August 2009
The "Sol e Mar" is a city hotel with a great location - quiet and noisy alike. It was in a neat and clean condition. In our travel time (end of july/beginning of August) this hotel was the Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, a few English and German guests. The average age was mostly rather high. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.0

    The facilities in the room were functional (double bed, sofa, large refrigerator, air-conditioning, TV (RTL, SAT 1 , Pro 7 , Viva) ) and in good condition. All the rooms in the hotel had a balcony and sea view. We had a room at the top and consequently, a magnificent view over of the Atlantic. Despite the hustle and bustle in Albufeira our room was very quiet.

  • Gastronomy
    5.0

    The hotel has a buffet restaurant and a bar for the visitors with catering (booked category: half board) with an amazing view of the Atlantic Ocean! We have already experienced larger buffets, but the choice and quality was fine. The restaurant was clean and tidy. The cuisine in the evening often changed, that means there was a thematic buffet (Portuguese, Spanish, German etc. ). In addition there was an a la carte restaurant and two snack bars in between meals on the ground floor.

  • Service
    4.0

    Most of the staff spoke German and/or English. The staff was always friendly. The rooms were cleaned every day.

  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0

    There were several theme nights in the hotel bar, which, however, we didn't visit as in the center of Albufeira old town enough los (see location and setting, advise). The sandy beach right outside the hotel, you could easily access it across the private elevator. It was very clean (daily morning cleaning), beach chairs and umbrellas were sufficiently available. The Atlantic was very cold ... . The hotel has an indoor pool, which due to it's great beach location but we didn't use it.

  • Hotel
    5.0

    The "Sol e Mar" is a city hotel with a great location - quiet and noisy alike. It was in a neat and clean condition. In our travel time (end of july/beginning of August) this hotel was the Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, a few English and German guests. The average age was mostly rather high.

  • Location
    6.0

    Quiet and noisy same time? The hotel is located right next to the old town of Albufeira, that means you walk out the front desk out and fall directly in the Feiermetropole the region. Where you can in the countless disco pubs dance the night away. And the nice thing is that the hotel is right on the sea front and all rooms facing the sea, which is great to get away from the hustle and bustle of cannot be heard and, if you don't feel like going to celebrate, the peace with a nice glass of port. Excursion possibilities were for the certain change generous offer. We have a drive to Lisbon, a Algarven-tour until the last bratwurst prior to America and a boat trip along the coast (with grottos) and didn't regret it.

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Heinz
Many reviews are just plain wrong! archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • August 2009
There are a number of criteria have read and agree with mixed feelings about this. Hombug Hotel! everything if you want a better process at home may I would a house built in 1965. invite but very clean and well renovated. good air conditioning, large rooms, big bathroom, good large balcony. in 14 days the same dinner. found the hotel Sol e Mar simply top. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    4.3
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    4.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    4.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    4.0
  • Service
    4.3
    Competence (handling complaints)
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    3.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    4.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
  • Hotel
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    4.0
  • Location
    5.8
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
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Kathrin
Great hotel and great vacation!!! archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • May 2009
Location the hotel is right on the beach, every room has a view of the ocean it couldn't have been better and the city is less than 2 minutes walk condition: the hotel was in the 70 's style, very well maintained and clean room our room was very clean and was cleaned every day and fresh towels from the balcony has a nice view of the sea and beach food breakfast was very very English, every morning bacon, fried eggs (in the change scrambled eggs), boiled tomatoes/ mushrooms, 1 sort of sausage (always the same) and one sort of ... cheese, jam, rolls, fruit salad dinner, however, was always very delicious and varied, there was something for every taste (buffet) dessert: a matter of taste, very sweet cakes beach was cleaned every day, beach chairs But relation expensive, the beach was very nice! In conclusion: We would stay there again, was a really great holiday!!! read hotel review
  • Room
    5.5
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    4.5
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    4.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    4.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    4.0
  • Service
    5.3
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    5.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.5
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    3.0
  • Hotel
    5.5
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    5.2
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    4.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    4.0
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