Reviews are based on people's opinion and my opinion of this hotel was tainted.
The hotel is very clean, the superior room we had was spacious and well equipped. We had booked through media travel ( who have not answered our email ) who had charged us for an upgraded twin room but had not booked one with the hotel so we had to pay again for upgrade in room which is not the hotels fault but worth it. The hotel staff are generally friendly with one or two that go out of the way to be, but one or two who don't. We read that the hotel was a little isolated so no surprise that it was.We hired a car which is well worth it to make the most of the area. We booked separately online but ended up paying more than we would have if we had booked with the company the hotel uses. A 3 day hire is about €69. We have no complaints with the service or package we got from he hotel, especially for the price paid. We went " all inclusive" and we found the food was at the more basic level compared with hotels we have used in the past but enough of a selection to satisfy most of the people most of time. The " all inclusive " bar finishes at ten pm, we knew this beforehand and didnt mind too much . Some nights we like a few drinks some nights we don't. The first night we had a few drinks prior to ten and bought a few more after ten, no problem. The next evening what we did not expect was to be monitored by the staff who refused me a drink i requested for my wife as she still had a drink in front of her ( 90% lemonade hence the request ). Embarrassed and shocked I returned to my seat. We were then given a drink as I think she realised we had not been abusing the system. While some were drinking all day we only had time for a couple of drinks before ten and up until that point,we were happy to pay after ten. The staff did try to make amends but this did taint our holiday and instruction to police the consumption must have come from the owners or senior managers and not the staff. We looked forward to ten o'clock so we could buy a drink and relax knowing we were not being watched. Maybe this is the intention?. All round three stars is what's on the door and is probably accurate. "almost all inclusive" is still a good option but be prepared to offer to pay for a drink if you have been seen with a drink still on the table !. Clean,comfy and not bad value but sorry we won't be going back.
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- Also Known As:
- Sol Hotel Pinhal Do
- Hotel Pinhal Sol
- Quarteira Sol Hotel
- Sol Hotel Quarteira
- Pinhal Do Sol Hotel Quarteira, Algarve, Portugal