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“Great little hotel”
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Solar de Mos Hotel
Ranked #9 of 51 Hotels in Lagos
Certificate of Excellence
Newcastle
Level 5 Contributor
41 reviews
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“Great little hotel”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

Tonight is our last night at Sollar de Mos hotel and we can understand why it is rated number one in Lagos, the bedrooms are 5 star with lots of space for your travelling gear. Proper modern bathrooms with lots of hot water.
We ate twice at the hotel and the meals were as good as any of the restaurants in town.
Lima, the owner is a lovely lady, helped by family members of staff who went out of their way to make you feel at home.
For late starters(which we are) breakfast is available until 10.30!
Being November it wasn't warm enough to use the lovely pool area which is set in a pleasant garden.
We would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Lagos.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

No wonder Solar de Mos is on the top of the list of Lagos' hotels on Tripadvisor. We stayed there for 8 nights and loved it.

We found the location excellent - both town centre and beaches are within walking distance, but also accessible by a bus which stops just outside the hotel. Taxi from town to hotel costs about €3.5.

The room was lovely and clean, bed was comfortable and bathroom spacious. We enjoyed evenings on our balcony overlooking the pool. Breakfasts were very good and we loved to eat outside in the sun. The staff were very friendly and we just felt at home there. We would come back there any time.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

Stayed in this lovely little hotel last week if you like character and really friendly staff you will love this hotel. We arrived after at very early flight at 11am and were still able to have one of our 2 rooms which was fantastic as my daughter had a riding lesson on the west coast. We got back a little late for the tuna evening but again this was no problem and they were even able to provide chicken for my daughter who did not want fish. Breakfast was very varied but would have been better if the hot food was freshly cooked as we were quite late which meant it had been standing for a long. Much better the next day when we were early. A 20 minute walk into town but good parking and quiet at night.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Northwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

We have just returned from a weeks stay at the "solar". We had a lovely time in a small hotel where we felt at home right from our arrival. All the staff were great and whilst you never felt "in the way" they were always there to help. The place certainly has a character all it's own with a great sense of humour.
Everything was very clean, well organised and they even arranged lovely weather.
We will be going back when we can and we will appraoch the trip with a great deal of anticipation.
A big thanks to Lena, Carlos and Mario!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

We were over the moon with this lovely hotel - we stayed for 7 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay here! In a superb quiet location, food was excellent we had three nights of evening meals and they were all delicious - the piri-piri was a first for us and we enjoyed the food, company and surroundings - dining outside was absolutely perfect on a lovely warm evening. We had rabbit and lamb on a another evening and again they were absolutely delicious. Friday night is Tuna night and once again we were not disappointed - delicious! We would without hesitation recommend this hotel - the staff, location and ambience were superb! The only down side was that our holiday had to end! We will be back! Thanks to Lena, Carlos and Mario for such a warm welcome to what was truly a memorable holiday! P.S. the fantastic weather also helped - 78 degrees on several days wow!!!!

Room Tip: Try rooms 105 or 106 for the afternoon sun and sunsets!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

It is no surprise that the Solar de Mos is rated #1 on TripAdvisor for Lagos. But first a little about Lagos town. The Algarve has changed a lot since I lived in Portugal and not all for the better. So I was glad to see that Lagos, despite many new developments, has retained the charm of its old town where there are plenty of good restaurants to choose from at night.

The Solar de Mos is a little way out of the main town in a newish development but this gives it the benefit of a quiet and tranquil location. It's a pleasant 20 minute walk into the town centre and taxis are cheap if you feel lazy after a good meal. Also there are some beaches close by if you don't want to go to Meia Praia.

The hotel is small but nicely decorated and everywhere you look it is obvious the owners have taken a lot of trouble to make sure everything works and their guests are comfortable.
In fact the owners and staff were extremely friendly and helpful, with the added bonus of a good sense of humour, and made what would have been a good holiday into an exceptionally memorable one. There is a pool area were we took breakfast (rather than in the dining room) and they serve snacks and evening meals. We only ate there one night but the rabbit (sorry bunny lovers) was absolutely lovely. Just make sure if you want something that needs marinading that you order in advance.

Do we recommend the Solar de Mos?....absolutely.
Would we go back again?...definitely.
Thank you for such a wonderful stay.
Sally & Dave

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Vasteras, Sweden
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

We were very happy with our stay at Solar de Mós Hotel. Very friendly and helpful staff, large, clean rooms. Good Breakfast.

The hotel is small and friendly and you easily get friendly with the other guests as well. The location isn't perfect, with a 20 min downhill walk into town and it's not very near any of the beaches. There is, however, a bus stop right outside and a cab ride isn't expensive at all. However, by not being in the middle of everything, there's not much to disturb you either, except for a few barking dogs.

There is a little supermarket nearby as well, if you prefer buying a little cheaper than in the bar or the mini-bar.

The chicken piri-piri night was nice, but I wasn't very impressed with the snack-bar dishes they offer for lunch. With so many restaurants in and around Lagos that won't be much of a problem, though.

Pool area is very good. Clean and has everything you can ask for.

Should we go back to the Algarve again, which I hope won't be before long, we will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Solar de Mos Hotel
Address: Rua Santa Casa da Misericordia de Lagos, Lagos 8600-621, Portugal
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Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Lagos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Lagos
#7 Family Hotel in Lagos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Solar de Mos Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small, family run hotel, with a welcoming atmosphere and a personal service it is built on two floors with a lift. The 15 well appointed bedrooms all with terrace or balcony are equiped with private bathroom (with bathrobe), mini-bar, direct dial telephone, alarm clock, safe (rentable) cable TV and air conditioning, smoke and fire detectors, electric power at 220v. A free parking place direct at the hotel is also available. ... more   less 
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