Stayed at Solaqua for one week at begining of October, I was worried about other reviews of overbooking so I called hotel day before we left to confirm booking.
We booked through TravelRepublic and got an absolute steal!
The hotel is ideally located for the old town(10min walk) Shopping centre and supermarket(1min walk) but is nicely set back from the main road so it remains peacefull at night.
We arrived late at night and the guy on reception was kind enough to bring us a fold down camp bed for my daughter and an iron and iron board. Reception staff friendly and helpfull with free map and advice on opentop tour bus etc.
Our room was 002 and although in lower floor with not a great view it was at end of corridor with only one room to side and no rooms opposite so was nice and quiet(just wish people upstairs would lift chairs rather than drag them along the tiled floor!)
Went SC and room had all the utensils and equipment needed.
The pool area was a let down(not cleaned well) and a severe lack of umbrellas but you could always get a bed. Tip: buy your own umbrella in old town(little shop at bottom of escaltors E8.50) good quality, cheaper than the supermarket near hotel and ideal to carry to beach too!
I would recommend taking the open top bus tour and head out towards Salgados, get off at bus stop and 5min walk to Salgados Beach - lovely sand, no noisey water sports and virtually deserted(not like beaches nearer town)
Enjoyed my stay at Solaqua, would I go back? Probably not, too many other places worth a try but yeah pretty good!
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- Also Known As:
- Solaqua Apartments Hotel Albufeira
- Solaqua Apartments Albufeira, Portugal - Algarve