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“Very friendly, great location” 4 of 5 stars
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Sol a Sul Apartments
Rua Dr Diogo Leote, 7, Albufeira, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #29 of 101 Specialty Lodging in Albufeira
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Very friendly, great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

We booked 2 apartments a week before arriving and got two side by side on the ground floor, with the pool just outside. The location was great, about 500meters from the beach, and a 3min walk to the square in the old town. The manager was extremely nice, very helpful with directions around the town, places to go/see, and very accommodating to the fact that we arrived a while before check-in. The pool is crystal clear, and refreshingly cold. Wi-fi is available, and fresh towels.
No air conditioning, but we didn't find this a problem at all.
Would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

We loved these very spacious apartments which are in a very quiet location, yet only minutes from the beach and the bars. Our room was on the top floor and there was a beautiful view of the sea from the balcony. The large rooms are decorated with the owners own artwork and and are all different.There is a good 15m pool and a large roof terrace with sunbeds
The owner is very approachable and soon replaced a few utensils that were missing on arrival.
We enjoyed chatting with him and he said he would be making more improvements to the terrace.
We intend visiting Alufeira again and these apartments would be our first choice

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

Sol a Sul is a fantastic location for a holiday on the Algarve! It is a short walk to the vibrant Albufeira Old Town yet distant enough to be quiet and peaceful at night. The beach is literally a 3 minute walk away.

The staff at Sol a Sul offered service over and above our expectations.

There was free parking for our hired car right outside the apartments building. Our sea view was a proper sea view (Not a sliver of blue between a load of skyscrapers as is the case in some places).

It will be very difficult to find a self-catering apartment better than those offered by Sol a Sul

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

If we ever come to Albufeira again, I can't imagine staying anywhere else. It was so good that nothing compares to it...
It’s a peaceful place though it’s in the most popular location – in the picturesque old town. It’s 2 min. away from a beach but it has a private swimming pool – to share by residents only.
We've got a stylish apartment with space for 4 people to sleep, with a fully-equipped kitchen and a large balcony, overlooking a swimming pool and all of it for a price of a hostel room. It felt like at home as though the owner lives in the same building, you will never see him unless you want it, so you get your privacy. BTW: the owner is a v. friendly, relaxed man, who seems to have an artistic soul as the apartments have their spirit…Great place and lovely memories

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Moncton, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

We were a couple staying at Sol a sur for two night in April 2012!! We had the chance to have the view and direct access to the pool. The appartment was spacious, clean and have everything we need!!
Fernando (the owner) speak English and French. He was very helpful to direct us to the beach, supermarket and call us a taxi for the earlier morning train.
The location was great! A few minutes walk to the beach and close to 2 supermarkets.
Overall, we Had a great stay. Good value for the price!!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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18 hotel reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

What a find! The owner was so pleasant and helpful, providing us with directions and recommendations about the town. Brought us delicious local oranges and freshly baked bread in the morning, and even lent us a juicer to juice the large bag of oranges!!! The flat was perfect - beautiful views of the white stucco buildings and blue ocean in the distance, plenty of space for three people, 2 minute walk to the beach, 5 minute walk into town. Well worth the trip... looking forward to returning to the Algarve in the near future, and staying at Sol a Sul.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bedford, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

Fabulous apartments, so close to the beach - 2 minutes walk, and ideal for the town - 5 minutes walk.
The owners met us with a smile and were there on hand whenever we needed anything - nothing was too much trouble.
The rooms were huge and well eqipped with modern furniture and great art work! Swimming Pool was also fabulous.
Definate value for money and would stay there again and will be recommend to others.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Sol a Sul Apartments

Address: Rua Dr Diogo Leote, 7, Albufeira, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 101 Specialty Lodging in Albufeira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
SOL A SUL Apartments,We are Only 11 Big, comfy,sunny, Apartments With Swimingpool , Located 150 m From The Beach And 250m Away From The Old Town And All Facilities 3 Min. Walking From The Albufeira Beach ''Peneco'' 1 Bedroom Big Apartments T1 For 2 -4 Persons With Kitchenette , Completely Equipped with stove,fridge,microwave,toaster,electric kettle,Room With 2 Beds Or Double Bed,Bathroom with bathtub,Living Room With two beds ,big TV+SatTv,wireless Net ,And all of them have a Terrace with table and chairs,To Have A Meal In The Sun,looking to the sea......Bed sheets and linen are provided and safebox. Ideal for family with children,middle age couples or young couples,very quiet place,but very near to the centre of ALBUFEIRA.You Are In The Old Town,You Can See The Churches,Or Just Relax Or Have Fun In The Bars,Restaurants And Discos From Famous Albufeira Night Life.... Discover Beautyfull Albufeira And His Sunny 25 BeachesAllowing you to take advantage of not only the beach but also the wide variety of bars and restaurants in Albufeira, the apartment offers one bedroom with two single beds, living room with sofa-beds, complete bathroom, fully-equipped kitchen and a communal pool during the summer months.Enjoy your holiday in Portugal in a Algarve holiday home with pool directly at the seaside or in a centrally located holiday apartment from which you can reach the beaches on foot!Great value for a relaxing break on the Algarve. ... more   less 
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