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“Delightful”
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Solaris Hotel
Ranked #7 of 18 Hotels in Setubal
Certificate of Excellence
Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Delightful”
Reviewed September 14, 2012

Our walking group were booked into this hotel for a week by our Portugal based walking guide. Before leaving the UK we were unable to find any up to date reviews which was a little concerning.

We need not have worried. Our room was at the back of the hotel overlooking a narrow side street on the second floor. There was no view but this wasn't a concern as we mainly only used the room at night. More importantly, there was no noise from either inside or outside. Others in the group were in the front of the hotel nearer the traffic but there were no complaints from them either.

The rooms are plainly decorated and spotlessly clean. Each room has a quiet air conditioning unit, a safe, a LAN internet connection (not used), a fridge mini bar, a desk, and a flat screen TV. The wardrobe is adequate but only two small drawers for clothes. The en suite bathroom has an over the bath shower and a hair drier. Again, everything was very clean and it all worked well.

Breakfast is served on the ground floor and is an excellent selection of cold food and a small hot selection, all buffet style. The food quality was very good and the staff were very attentive to replenishing anything that was running short.

The reception staff were friendly and very helpful. All spoke English.

The hotel is located on the outskirts of the main town area which is 5-10 minutes walking time. The bus station is approximately 15 minutes from the hotel and the rail station 20-25 minutes. The fishing harbour is 5 minutes from the hotel. There are several restaurants just a few minutes away on the Ave. Luisa Todi and several more alongside the fishing harbour. Lisbon is 50 minutes by rail.

This is a delightful, friendly hotel and we would happily stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Brooklyn, NY
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Reviewed June 30, 2008

The nice thing about our room was that it was on a corner so we had windows facing 2 sides. But other than that, the room was quite small and the furnishings were a little tired. The walls were thin, you could hear television blasting from some adjoining room. But the price was certainly right.
The staff tried to be helpful but gave us some wrong directions and information. The breakfast was good, with eggs, sausage, fruit and of course bread and rolls, more extensive than usual.

  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed June 10, 2007

The lovely thing about this hotel is the warm , friendly and helpful staff. Rooms are fairly basic, but very clean and functional. The fridge in the room was an added bonus for a small , inexpensive hotel. Breakfast was good, Location ideal for wandering around.

  • Stayed June 2007, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 10, 2007

This is a small, simple hotel in a great location with car parking at the front. A few minutes walk from the fish restaurants and the old town. It's also has easy access to motorway and coast road.
Can recommend fernando fish restaurant. The hotel staff were very pleasant and helpful and the continental breakfast had everything we needed. (breads, cheese, ham, fruit, cereal, yoghourt..) It is excellent value and we'd stay here again.

  • Liked — location and pleasant staff
  • Disliked — poor soundproofing
  • Stayed February 2007
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Del Rio, Texas
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Reviewed July 21, 2005

The Albergaria Solaris was inexpensive and quite comfortable. The hotel is in a great location for walking to dinner, shopping, sight-seeing, and even beaches if you walk to the ferry and go to Troia (you can see dolphins from the ferry!). The rooms are simple and comfortable with A/C and refrigerators and the bathrooms have shower/tub combos. The staff is very polite and professional. Breakfast was quite diverse and included fruit, cereal, scrambled eggs and of course, breads, from 7-10am. There was quite a lot of TV in English. The hotel is right on a plaza where young people hang out at all hours, that with a lot of traffic noise makes it hard to sleep, if that kind of thing bothers you like it does me, with the window/doors open, but with the windows closed and the A/C on it was no problem. We made a joke of our very large room key fob and called it our gas station bathroom key. We really loved the Albergaria Solaris and would happily stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2005
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Reviewed January 21, 2005

I spent there 3 weeks, and it was really amazing! All the people in this nice hotel were excelent! Near by Albergaria Solaris you have so so so nice restaurants, with grilled fish, try "o Conv??s", it's the best there!!
This hotel is very clean, with professional people in the heart of Set??bal.
Set??bal is a nice city, it's 30m from Lisbon, and in the summer you can catch ferry boat to go to Troia, and you have there the best day on the beach of your life!!
I miss Set??bal!! I hope go back to Albergaria Solaris this summer!!

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Reviewed November 14, 2002

It's a small cosy hotel in the heart of Setubal (much better than IBIS which is far out), some nice fish restaurants in walking distance arround.
Nightlife (some disco's) happens just arround the corner but mostly for people arround the age of 20 . It's hard to find bars with people 25+ in Setubal.
Catch a car and plan some daytrips along the to the south and west coast, it's worth!

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Additional Information about Solaris Hotel

Property: Solaris Hotel
Address: Praca Marques de Pombal 12, Setubal 2900-562, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Alentejo > Setubal District > Setubal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Setubal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Solaris Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Solaris Hotel is a three star hotel provided with twenty six comfortable rooms, located in the heart of the city. To enjoy the beauties of the Costa Azul is, without a doubt, a great moment, and even more so when the journey ends in Setúbal. Just a little over thirty minutes from Lisbon and located right in the historical centre of the city of the river Sado, everything is near Solaris Hotel. In fact, only a ten minutes drive separates the Arrábida beaches from one of the more pleasent accommodation facilities of the region. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Atel Albergaria Solaris Setúbal

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