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Hotel Sol e Mar

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Consett, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Recently returned from Albufeira and our annual visit to the Sol e Mar. A little faded and jaded but brilliant location on the beach with sea views from all rooms. The staff are friendly and helpful and the breakfast good apart from no real fruit juice. The bar staff are the tops and a generous measure of Jameson's gets me...

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Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hotel in great position just off old town square, built into cliff side giving each room an ocean view. Hotel tired around the edges especially the bathroom but very clean throughout. Breakfast basic but nice. Staff very friendly . Would like to return May or October when weather would be better and more bars and restaurants open. Hotel safe 15...

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Armagh N Ireland
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Great hotel. Clean, central, great value, superb staff and the view, the view is brilliant. Sent photos to all my friends who were shivering in Ireland. Great December break and Albufeira is intimate at this time of year. Well done Sol e Mar, we're already plotting our return. Happy Christmas to all the staff.

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Hotel Sol e Mar... H, Manager at Hotel Sol e Mar, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your nice feedback and for publishing such as motivating words on TripAdvisor!!. Your kind words are an incentive for all of us in our daily efforts for improving quality and service. We highlight appreciate your kind words about our staff who will be very proud to know that they have helped to make your stay...

Gardermoen, Norway
Reviewed 1 week ago

New refurbished hotel in the center of Albufeira ,all rooms have view to the ocean. Clean and bright ,staff was amazing.. Internet in the room was very speedy, breakfast and dinner we found for everyone choice. We will come back next year for this.

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Hotel Sol e Mar... H, Manager at Hotel Sol e Mar, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your nice feedback and for publishing such as motivating words on TripAdvisor!!. I have shared your amazing comments to all the team who will take great pride in the level of service that they provide to our guests. We will be delighted to welcome you back and provide you our best to make your stay...

Halifax, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The views are excellent from the hotel,but the inside needs updating.However the cleanliness was first class. But how a hotel can have a FOUR star rating when it does not supply facilities for you to make tea or coffee in your own room is beyond me.

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Hotel Sol e Mar... H, Manager at Hotel Sol e Mar, responded to this review

I would like to thank you on behalf of all the Hotel Sol e Mar staff for your kind feedback. Looking forward to welcome you again for your next visit to Albufeiral!!! Kind regards

Somerset, England
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently visited the Hotel Sol e Mar in Albufeira old town. we were not expecting amazing things as the hotel did look dated on the website but it was a good price and location plus reviews weren't bad. Sadly the hotel is more than a bit dated, it is very old fashioned and tired. Although the room was fairly...

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Hotel Sol e Mar... H, Manager at Hotel Sol e Mar, responded to this review

I would like to thank you on behalf of all the Hotel Sol e Mar staff for your feedback. Thank you very much for your special mention to all the staff. They will appreciate it. You can be sure that we have taken good note about your concerns Kind regards

Portadown, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My fiancé and myself stayed here 15-19th, I emailed the hotel prior to arrival requesting the 6th floor, our request was met and we had by far the best room in the hotel. Check in was fast and efficient and was greeted on arrival. Yes this hotel is dates but most importantly the room was clean. I asked at reception...

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Hotel Sol e Mar... H, Manager at Hotel Sol e Mar, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your nice feedback and for publishing such as motivating words on TripAdvisor!!. Your kind words are an incentive for all of us in our daily efforts for improving quality and service. Thank you very much for your special mention to all the staff. They will appreciate it. If you are planning to come back to...

Irvine, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and i have just returned from this Hotel having had a fantastic time. On arrival we were checked in smoothly and efficently by the on duty female receptionist. Our room was 413. As we expected it was clean and comfortable with a superb view of the beach. We felt at home straight away. The fact that the weather...

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Hotel Sol e Mar... H, Manager at Hotel Sol e Mar, responded to this review

First of all we thank you for having spent, again, your holidays at the Hotel Sol e Mar. Your kind words are an incentive for all of us in our daily efforts for improving quality and service. Thank you very much for your special mention to all the staff. They will appreciate it. If you are planning to come back...

frodsham englands
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After an initial mix up over booking two single rooms I was dealt with by Luis the hotel manager who sorted out the issue and gave me excellent rates as compensation (thank you). The hotel staff are all very courteous and polite and nothing was too much trouble. As a party of six male adults mainly in our 40s and...

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Hotel Sol e Mar... H, Manager at Hotel Sol e Mar, responded to this review

I would like to thank you on behalf of all the Hotel Sol e Mar staff for your kind feedback. Sorry for the initial mix on the arrival. Thank you very much for your special mention to all the staff. They will appreciate it. Looking forward to welcome you again for your next visit to Albufeiral!!! Kind regards

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice hotel with unbeatable outlook although the bar on floor 5 is somewhat under used. You don't go for the bar though, there are plenty around here - you come for the outlook and to relax. Breakfast buffet is ok but although I have been many times I have not used the evening buffet ( I hate them in general)...

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Hotel Sol e Mar... H, Manager at Hotel Sol e Mar, responded to this review

I would like to thank you on behalf of all the Hotel Sol e Mar staff for your kind feedback. Looking forward to welcome you again for your next visit to Albufeiral!!! Kind regards

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located directly on the beach in the centre of Albufeira, the 4-star Sol e Mar Resort features 2 restaurants, 2 bars and a heated indoor pool. The Sol e Mar rooms benefit from private balconies with sea views, as well as a TV with satellite channels. Every room has a refrigerator and an en suite bathroom with a hairdryer. Sunrise Restaurant serves lavish buffet meals accompanies by sea views; Sunset Restaurant offers a la carte regional and international cuisine. There is also a cocktail bar, an ice cream parlour and live evening entertainment. Hotel Sol e Mar is just 3 minutes' walk from Albufeira's Archaeological Museum. Bicycles can be rented from the hotel - perfect for exploring the old town and picturesque clifftops. Free Wi-Fi is available in its public areas. Faro International Airport is 30 minutes' drive from Hotel Sol e Mar. On-site car hire is available. Free public parking is available within 400 metres from the hotel ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Sol e Mar

Address: Rua Jose Bernardino de Sousa 12, Albufeira 8200-146, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Price Range: ₹ 2,316 - ₹ 13,758 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Sol e Mar 4*
Number of rooms: 74
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Also Known As:
Sol e Mar Hotel
Hotel Sol e Mar Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal
Hotel Style:
#27 Romantic Hotel in Albufeira
#29 On the Beach Hotel in Albufeira
#31 Luxury Hotel in Albufeira
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“All rooms have sea view and you can hear the waves all night which you get used”
 of 5 bubbles bobcoffer, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“They all have great sea view”
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“All rooms have a great view, I think higher floors are best.”
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“All the rooms were more or less the same, and all have lovely seaview.”
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