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Apartamentos Soldoiro
Ranked #104 of 133 Specialty Lodging in Albufeira
Reviewed March 4, 2013

just returned from this apartment ,excellent views and very helpful staff.situated halfway down the hill.close to the strip and the beach.taxi's or train to old town are situated 200 mtrs up the hill.
really enjoyed breakfast.(continental)..sandra on reception was very friendly and polite.
weather was a bit hit and miss (march 1st-4th)..

Room Tip: ask for room 67...lol...really was a great view. higher levels rooms allways tend to have decent vi...
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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7  Thank andandgaenor
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Soldoiro, General Manager at Apartamentos Soldoiro, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2013

Dear Mr. Gardiner, Thank you very much for your comment. This is one of the reasons that give us real pleasure to try to satisfy our customers. Hope to hear from you soon. Just a little note on your comment. Apartment 67 is a Two Bedroom apartment, but we have others apt type with the same view.

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Reviewed September 27, 2012

we paid 35o pound for 1week self catering,so i cant really complain, the hotel is perfect for the beach and close to resteraunts and nightlife, 30mins walk into the old town. we were in 1 of the "dungeon" rooms and at first i thought no way! but it really wasnt that bad, we booked a studio but we got a 1 bed apartment that had a double a single and a sofa bed, loads of space, balcony looked out onto wasteland but was quite and no sun beating down, aircon was lovely.we ate out and spent most of our time at the beach so cant comment on food , but if you just want somewere to sleep this is fine i would go back

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank jaynepaul
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

Firstly can I say myself and my husband are really not fussy and cheap and cheerful wins the day, (although we paid over £800 for a week self catering and some people paid a lot more!!!!) but we arrived and had a 15 minute wait to check in as receptionist was dealing with some other guests wanting to book an excursion, not a problem. It gave us a chance to look at the bar area etc; Ok I thought.
We checked in and went to our room...oh no...it was one of the dungeons!! Ground floor, pitch black, wires hanging out of the light fitting, drawer front hanging off and my husband had to bend nearly double to get under the awning to enter the room. Needless to say I was back at reception asking to be moved, they could accommodate us at 7 euro a night! so we paid. The new room was a lot better and the view was lovely. The air con in the room is great but the satellite tv is literally only bbc international news. Wifi is available but only in the bar area and costs 3 euro an hour. The pool is very small but there are plenty of sunbeds around the pool but I think that's because no one really goes there. I seemed to be the only one there till about 2pm every day, when the locals seemed to take advantage of the pool. There is a pool bar but service is really slow and don't try to buy chips as 3 people ordered chips before me and when I tried to order they had no chips left! The hot dogs were nice though. In all the pool area and reception had absolutely no atmosphere at all.There have been several negative comments about the bar/reception staff but we had no problems, Sandra especially was really nice and helpful. The rooms are meant to be cleaned and towel change every 3 days but after 3 days the cleaner only took the rubbish away but they did sweep, mop and change the towels after 6 days.This hotel is meant to be 3 stars and I think the reception area probably is but the rooms and pool/bar areas are definitely no more than 2 stars and the dungeons I would only give 1 Star! Location was ok, half way up cardiac hill, equal distance to beach & strip.
If you have a checkout before 8am, you have to check out the night before as there is no one at reception before 8am and don't try to walk through reception to exit the hotel as it is all locked up! You have to take the outside way...not easy with heavy suitcases etc. On the whole, I would say this place is good for stag/hen do's where you literally only sleep there but anything else? Choose somewhere else....anywhere else!!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank TR2008
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Reviewed September 15, 2012

Great stay!! Staff were so good and helpfull and really friendly! Requested a balcony apartment but got a ground floor apartment instead and was actually delighted with it as was never overlly warm and was faced away from the street! Literally 2 second walk down to the beach(which had loads of water sports) and 2 second walk up to the strip!!! Great holiday!! Would defo recommend la bamba for food and then cocktails after! Staff are so nice and food is amazing! Stay away from fredis restaurant tho! Was brought out the wrong dish and was waiter that took our order came back over and attacked me saying i never ordered it and was so rude and ignornt about it!!!

  • Stayed: September 2012
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2  Thank Tara-o-connor
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

Staff are polite and nice. Can take a while to get served at the bar but thats not a bad thing when your already drunk. Portuguese nightclub down the road is awesome. Space but with dance instead of chill and watch the sun come up across the bay on their terrace. Best resturaunt up the hill and first on right upstairs. Class

  • Stayed: June 2012
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2  Thank _topstag_
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Reviewed May 18, 2012

Just back from staying at Soldoiro for a week. The apartment complex is basic but lovely - traditionally portuguese (blue and white) decor, has a pool a bar and is very very clean. However the best thing about the place is its location. Situated half way up 'the hill' it is literally a minutes walk from Praia da Oura which is beautiful. We had a one bedroom apartment which was spacious and had a lovely big corner balcony that we dined and had BBQs on. Would definately recommend if you are looking for a cheap get away and not too fussed about staying somewhere luxurious. Would go back myself to stay at the same place.

Room Tip: ask for a big balcony and book a one bed apartment.
  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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9  Thank Nicola M
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Reviewed February 22, 2012

A very pleasant stay for me and my friends, the staff was very helpful in indications of best places to visit and to have fun as well as very caring and attentive. The beach is a few minutes walk as are the restaurants and bars. When we did not want to leave the hotel, we always had the option of the bar and the pool.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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7  Thank PaulinhaMachado
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Address: Rua Ramalho Ortigao | Praia da Oura, Albufeira 8200-604, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #104 of 133 Specialty Lodging in Albufeira
Price Range: $24 - $179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Apartamentos Soldoiro 3*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Soldoiro Apartments, are located in Oura Beach, Albufeira, at the center of Algarve. With a suberb location, our facilities are only at 1 minute walking from the beach, 300 meters from the famous "Strip" (Night life with a lot of Bars and Restaurants) and only 4 km from Albufeira center. Any kind of store and supermarket are a short distance on foot. Regarding all main facilities, Faro International Airport is 24 km away and the train station and also the new bus station are 4 km away. In the extreme southwest of Europe, the confluence of the Mediterranean with the Atlantic and Europe to Africa, the Algarve guard at their folklore, handicrafts, monuments, architecture, cuisine and customs, clear traces of its intense historical to which the Phoenicians, Greeks , Romans and Moors were giving forth their valuable contribution. Its golden beaches, deep blue sea, the transparent sun and mild weather are an irresistible invitation!!! ... more   less 
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