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“Good Location, Very Reasonably Priced” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Sol Algarve
Ranked #8 of 27 Hotels in Faro
Kilrea, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
73 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
“Good Location, Very Reasonably Priced”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Location - The hotel is in a very convenient location. It is less than a 5 minute walk from the hotel to the bus station including the stop for the airport bus. It is about a 10 minute walk to the old town. A taxi from the airport takes less than 10 minutes and costs about 10 Euros.

Room - The room was very clean and a decent size. The ensuite was also clean and a reasonable size. The room had air conditioning and free wi fi. My room was located at the back of the hotel and was very quiet at night.

Breakfast - The breakfast room was very pleasant and was situated beside a small courtyard where you could also take your breakfast. The food available whilst not extensive was sufficient. It consisted of rolls, ham, cheese, a choice of cereal, yogurt, juice, tea and coffee.

Staff - All the staff were friendly and helpful.

Value - I stayed at the hotel in October and thus it was probably cheaper than during the peak season. However it was very good value for money.

Overall I was delighted with my stay at the hotel and would certainly stay there again if I was ever back in Faro.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Houten, The Netherlands
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

We stayed here for a week because we plan to have a relax holiday in Faro. We see this is a good fair price with a small, clean and very good nice service during our holiday. But there is one small thing we would like to complain is the air-conditioning didn't work even luckily we went there in their winter time but for us it is a little bit warm still.
So please fix your air-conditioner to become a REAL air-conditioner.
thanks J&P

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

We stayed here back in July for one night after a late flight into Faro and before a two week driving trip around the southern half of Portugal and really glad we did. Rooms are quite basic and I'd get claustrophobic if I was here too long but the staff were really friendly and helpful, especially at breakfast which was great. Excellent value for money. Pleasantly surprised with Faro - definitely worth a view, especially at night.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2012

Stayed here for two nights in October. Small basic bedroom but it everything is clean.
The hotel is conveniently located for the town centre and the staff are friendly. A good hotel for the price paid.

I forgot to bring my electric adopter to charge my mobile phone and quickly loaned me one for the duration of the stay.

The breakfast did not have an extensive choice but was adequate. There is cereals, bread, ham and cheese with coffee or tea.

They have a small bar on the ground floor.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

This was ideal for the one night we spent in Faro. Cheap Hotel and the staff was very friendly. They all spoke good english and we felt very welcomed.

The room we stayed in was adequate with a double bed, a small TV and a good sized bathroom. We didn't spend too much time in the room though.

The Hotel is close to the Marina and the Faro shopping area.

Breakfast was OK. Nothing special but enough to get you started for the day.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Munich, Germany
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14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

I will definitely be echoing some of what Global35 said. I stayed with a group of friends here (we were on a lower budget) and the service and friendliness of this place is something that really needs to be appreciated. The staff was very efficient, compassionate and always took initative.

We were greeted by the english speaking service personnel and after just a few moments we were given our two large rooms. The rooms were very clean and had almost everything we needed, though mini fridge may have been nice. When we decided to go for dinner we were given a few suggestions. We ultimately chose a restaurant literally down the street called Adega Nova. Great seafood there! The broth seafood risotto like dish is fantastic its called- Arroz de Tamboril.

This brings me to how impressed I am that the staff takes iniatitve. Example 1) When went to Ilha Deserta (A one day excursion I highly recommend. Just hang around the harbor and or ask the tourist office. Very affordable ) they gauged based on the way that we were dressed that we may need some extra towels and a sunshade. They were happy to provide us these free of charge. 2) We also needed to leave quite early on our departure date and noticing our stress the staff openened the breakfast buffet early for us. After downing a few cups of juice and making our sandwhiches, (They had a great breakfast selection. We could have really been full.) we left in time!


PRO: Most everything! Location is great. Faro is small but still 6 minutes to old town, 5 to the port, 5 to the train station. They even have a nice little patio outside. A little cafe is nextdoors too. It seems convenient for those feeling pekish. I didnt try it.
CON: Touchy showers in one of the rooms but the staff acted promptly once informed.

Bottom line: I will be staying here again if I have the opportunity to return to Faro

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Oslo, Norway
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27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2012

If any couple students are reading this then this is the hotel for you! My boyfriend and I stayed here because we wanted a hotel but we didn't want to break the bank. It was the right choice. The room was nice and clean, the bathroom was well equipped (the water temperature was a bit hot and cold but was quite fun trying to get it right!) and we also had breakfast in the morning...cheese, ham, coffee, juice, croissants, bread etc.

It was perfect. Even when we went to the beach they gave us beach towels and sunshades for free and also kept our bags when we arrived before we could check in. The best part was the easy check out and when we said we were leaving v. early and could not make breakfast they gave us a packed lunch. How nice is that?

We also got lots of laundry done for just 9 euro which I thought was good value and they even delivered it all freshly pressed to our room :)

We loved it and would definitely recommend to student couples trying to pinch pennies but wanting to have a lovely time.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Sol Algarve
Address: Rua Infante Dom Henrique 52, Faro 8000-363, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Faro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 27 Hotels in Faro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Sol Algarve 2*
Number of rooms: 37
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Also Known As:
Residencial Algarve Faro
Residencial Algarve Hotel Faro
Hotel Sol Algarve Faro, Portugal

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