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“Interesting, different and, yes, probably quirky”
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Solar de Mos Hotel
Ranked #9 of 52 Hotels in Lagos
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 23, 2013

We have just returned from a week at the Solar de Mos. It was our first visit to Portugal having had it raved about by friends and acquaintances, and chose this hotel from the reviews and due to it being small.
We were greeted by Mario and shown to our first floor room on the side with a small private balcony. The room and bathroom were spotless and a reasonable size for a weeks stay. The thing we did find odd was that you need to hire the lock to secure the room safe which was a first!
Breakfast was a typical European hotel affair with a mix of cereals, cheese, meats and a small cooked selection although the fruit juice was poor.
The staff were very friendly but we were quite happy as they left us alone which suits us but they spent a lot of time talking with other guests who obviously enjoyed chatting with them. They always seemed to be about when you needed them then would disappear again!
We didn't have any meals in the hotel as the restaurants we found in Lagos were great. The old town is about a 10 to 15 minute walk depending on which end you go to and how fast you wander. The hotel being in a residential area is very quiet and the bed was very comfy hence we had some really good nights sleep.
Decor is a very personal thing and obviously varies from country to country but this hotel could not be described as sophisticated or modern, interesting and quirky, yes, but definitely not sophisticated.
All in all the Solar de Mos provided exactly what we were looking for, a small, personal, quiet and restful hotel.

Room Tip: The upstairs rooms on the side over the entrance have private balconies whereas the ones overlooking...
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

A quirky small hotel. Very friendly staff attract the same sort of guests. Cluttered, a bit old fashioned, but meticulously clean. Not in the centre of town which is good if you have a car but the buses pass regularly. Slept wonderfully and breakfast was enjoyable, served in the dining room overlooking the terrace and pool.

Room Tip: Our first floor room overlooking pool was quiet.
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank HelenPatric
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

Categorised as a 4 star Hotel hotel as such it is not,what it is,is an excellent B+B\Guest House.The rooms are clean but small & cluttered with furniture/mini fridge etc,ground floor rooms have a patio again not large,cluttered with table chairs & two sun loungers.The client base is something of a culture,they keep going back year after year,same faces,same time of year.The meals that are available are based on you asking for something before 12 o'clock,for excample,Fish in the oven but they cannot cook fish and meat at the same time,the oven is not big enough,a large patio area for drinks and meals overlooks an impressive swimming pool and garden.Would we return,you betcha we will,same time next year.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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4  Thank halo2u
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

Stayed here only one night, but loved it. Small, but comfortable and spotlessly clean rooms and bathrooms. As a previous reviewer noted, it is in a residential area so a car is necessary. It was a 15 minute walk to the nearest beach, which is a really nice one...beautiful, clean and not too crowded. The hotel breakfast was good and was served in a dining room next to the pool. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Stephanie E
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Reviewed September 20, 2013

We are just back from a week at the Solar de Mos. The hotel is situated in a residential area so a car is handy to get to the nearby beaches or its about a 20 minute walk into Lagos old town. We really enjoyed our stay. Everywhere is spotlessly clean, the pool area is lovely & peaceful and the owners & staff very friendly and attentive. We usually holiday in large chain hotels but found the small hotel experience much more enjoyable. Fellow guests were all very friendly and it was nice to have a chat and a drink with them in the evening.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank jools54
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

this is a lovey, small family-run hotel in a quiet residential area of Lagos. Yet it has all the facilities you would expect from a much larger chain hotel. Rooms are clean and pleasant, beds comfy and bathroom facilities lovely. Only minor gripe is the kettle is tiny and only a few sachets provided, but otherwise I couldn't fault it. Breakfast was nice and unhurried. We especially enjoyed the little cakes and local jam. All staff were really nice and helpful. I would definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

We are just back from the Solar de Mos and although I normally only review places I have had bad experiences of, I felt the need to add my voice to the positive comments already posted by others.

This hotel was very welcoming and offered a service above what I have experienced elsewhere. Little things like cushions on balcony chairs, light bulbs replaced when asked, towels you can take to the beach, giant comfortable beds, clean well maintained rooms.

I had the best meal of our holiday here, monkfish and prawn cataplana. It takes time to prepare these dishes so need to order in advance as pointed by others but its most definitely worth it!

It's a bit of a walk into town but the peace and quiet of the area again makes it worth the effort and helps to walk of the grub. Nearby beaches were stunning too.

Thanks to Mario, Lena and the rest of the staff for a wonderful time.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Jacque61
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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: $65 - $179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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