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Solar Do Sol Apartments
Ranked #110 of 136 Specialty Lodging in Albufeira
Reviewed October 30, 2011

I don't know what people are complaining about. This was a really nice place. The staff were very friendly. The apartment was clean and well-equipped. The price was very very reasonable. We had a great apartment with nice views. So what if it's a bit out of the way - we had a hired car and could get around easily. We would definitely go back.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 4, 2010

this complex was advertised as quiet and friendly, it couldn't be more misleading. the traffic noise was unbearable, the proprietor rude and unhelpful and it is situated on a very busy road in the middle of nowhere do not go here it is truly awful. I've been to Portugal 10 times and I love the people and the culture but if my first visit had been to these apartments it would probably have been my last visit they are that bad!!

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank SHEILACHAZ
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Reviewed June 14, 2010

The room we had was small, pokey actually I should imagine (not that I have ever experienced this) but similar to a prison cell.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled with family
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6  Thank michneave
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Reviewed May 24, 2010

just came back on sunday the owner was really lovely and polite we got there late at night it is not near the strip its in a residential area it look lonely wen we got there but in the morning nice and sunny it is a walk away but i went supermarket and got all my shopping very small complex but everything you needed pooolwas not big but its like beeing in a villa trtuthfully the ap[artment was was spotless and the maid was lovely and friendly clean towels belive me no rats wats so ever it was really clean dont belive about rats i mean that like i say a bit way out it cost us £4 in a taxi so me people just go awaty 2 complain it was lovely i really enjoyed my stay there and i av been going to portugal for a long time

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled with family
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2  Thank franceswigan
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Reviewed April 29, 2010

We stayed in this place for two weeks some years ago (2006) because we had bought our trip as package tour without prior knowledge of the hotel. The owners were rude, the room smelled bad and the location was 3 km from the beach in the Monte choro area (probably a 1 hour walk).

The first thing we experienced after realizing that we would be staying in the middle of nowhere was the dirty and smelly room. We complained about this but did not get a new room. Our room was supposedly the best room in the hotel. After the first week we were still told to keep our door open for a while to get rid of the smell which was there “because the room had not been used for a while…” At some point we realized that the smell was coming from the air condition machine since one could smell a bad breeze of sewer like smell every now and then. The smell got better when someone had cleaned our room (for our surprise) and probably used the machine. I guess nobody had used it for a long time due to the extra cost. Also there was a smell of mould in the kitchen.

Luckily there was the Giro bus system to get you to the beach, and it took about 5-10 min to walk to the nearest bus stop. Even if the bus did not run too often and was quite slow, it was almost faster that the taxi, since the taxi queue was very long in the downtown in August, days and nights. Albufeira is crowded with tourists in high season, and we needed actually to queue twice in some of the narrow streets in the town in the evenings to move forward. If you are travelling to south Portugal and do not enjoy too much of singing karaoke with Brits in a pub, head for Lagos which was a lovely place. But if you decide to go to Albufeira, I would suggest staying somewhere else than in Solar do sol.

The place has some potential with a lovely pool and big rooms. However the rude owners, unclean floors and in our case the unclean air con machine and probably a leaking pipe in the kitchen giving mould a nice place to grow, make this a no-star apartments. I’ve never been so disappointed with a hotel in my life. And of course from now on, will never buy package tours with unknown hotels.

  • Stayed: August 2007, traveled as a couple
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7  Thank annu1234
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Reviewed September 14, 2009

We are a spanish couple, we stay in this Hotel in August 2009, is very pleasure, very clean, cool, the staff are very agreable, the apartments are renovated ans very confortables.
We will like back again

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank lollagranada
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Reviewed October 3, 2008

Me and my boyfriend booked this holiday thinking we would be going to a nice location to have a nice relaxing week away....This was far from a decent get away...we ended up flyig home 4days early as we found rats in our appartment.The rooms were not cleaned once, and they refused to move us to another room. The staff did not spaek a word on English, they were very rude, food was awfull, the town was atleat an hours walk away, there was nothing to do, it was expensive etc. Please dont bother even looking in to this, as it was a total waste of money!!

  • Stayed: June 2008, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank annonKent
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Address: Estrada de Vale Pedras 582A | Montechoro, Albufeira 8201-859, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
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Ranked #110 of 136 Specialty Lodging in Albufeira
Price Range: $30 - $179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Solar Do Sol Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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