The positives: Fantastic position, right on the sea front. Spotlessly clean. All rooms have a sea view. Rooms are very spacious and comfortable.
The negatives: We were on a B&B basis and breakfast was okay, plenty of it but repetitious with a lack of fresh fruit/ fruit juice. We ate dinner in the restaurant one evening, again plentiful but nothing special, and menu was a variation on a theme every night. Beach bar was very expensive and if you sit on the comfy chairs even more! There was entertainment in the lounge every night but very repetitious. There is a very small indoor pool otherwise its the beach. If you opt for a couple of sun beds it will cost you 15 euros a day with no concession for hotel guests. Bathroom needed a refurb
I'm not sure what constitutes a four star rating but I don't think this hotel is quite there, it suited us for a week but I wouldn't go back
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Sol e Mar Hotel
- Hotel Sol e Mar Albufeira, Portugal - Algarve