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Pinhal do Sol Hotel
Ranked #27 of 48 Hotels in Quarteira
west midlands
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“Out of this world!”
Reviewed February 13, 2013 via mobile

Out of this world stay.First class from manager down to courtesy bus driver.Nothing too much trouble for all the staff. From Fatima on reception who put a bottle of bubbly in my room, when she obtained my birthday details.To the free shuttle bus driver with a ready smile on his face.We even had champagne on ice available for everyone at each breakfast.Not masses of food but all the better for it. More like a family run hotel than a group member hotel.To anyone who puts a negative comment about this oasis of calm, I say get a life or redirect to Benidorm!!

  • Stayed February 2013
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

Another last minute hotel needed and as it was only for 1 night we werent too concerned. We found a ridiculous price of 16 euros for 2 of us so really werent expecting a great deal. When you pull up at the property grounds is looks nice enough. Once we got to our room it was tired and dark, but clean. My biggest issue was with the pillows which should all have been thrown out long ago as it was as if the cases were filled with clumps of cotton wool. Ended up getting extras from reception which were just as bad. For 16 euros I'm not going to make a fuss, but the price does go up quite a bit for the summer season and then I would have. I can cope without sleep for a night or two, but couldnt have stayed in that bed for more than a couple.
Way too cold to use the pool but it looked nice enough and the bar was also nice. Breakfast was ok - nothing flash, but wasnt expecting breakfast at all, so was a nice surprise.
Personally I'd rather pay more money for a comfy hotel but just didnt have the options as it was so last minute, but for a family holiday it's perfectly fine and the staff are helpful and friendly.
Really nice restaurant just down the road call Agostinos - highly recomend going there (opposite the water park) but be careful on the main road.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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northern ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2013

Just returned from one weeks post xmas break, weather was amazing for the first week in january and really enjoyed our break. As i say holidays are what you make them... On arrival at the hotel we found the reception staff to be very helpful and pleasant, when we arrived our room was not quite ready and we were advised to relax by the pool and have a drink. Our room was basic but very clean with maid service every day, we had a kettle, ironing board, iron and a safe...i dont think all rooms had these so better to check when booking . We had a small balcony not the greatest view in the world but we were out most of the day so it didnt matter. Good breakfast either european or english. Lunch during our stay was of the snack menu as there was not alot of residents and we found this suitable enough.
Dinner in the eve was fine, mostly pork, chicken our fish, salad etc was always provided... The only problem i had was the water for tea/coffee was not always hot enough in the restaurant but we made our on cuppa in the room later. Drinks we offered in our package and they were mostly local beer/wine etc. never had a problem with anything and never refused any drinks.... After 10pm drinks had to be paid for but again not a problem as we were aware before we went there.
Hotel offered free shutlle bus into town whcih we used several times. I found that people who complained about the tiny things didnt do research etc and some times made the rest of the residents angry.... All in All had nice time and would have no problem returning.

Room Tip: take tour own tea bags and coffee they are not offered in the rooms. also flat shoes if you wish to...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Elland, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 7, 2013

Thoroughly enjoyable stay here; very friendly helpful staff. The hotel offers a free shuttle service a few times per day to the local town/beaches situated a few kms away,the buffets could be better with more food variety.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2013

Having booked this hotel for our New Year break and having read the rave reviews on this website, I can honestly say I was disappointed with our holiday. We stayed all inclusive but the rules change to suit your face, staff are only bothered with what we can only say the more affluent customer so our faces clearly did not fit. The food isn't that great, breakfast is awful unless you like eggs, streaky, fat laden bacon and little gas induced sausages from the burners although larger sausages were put on for an evening meal one night and they were very tasty. No activities available apart from board games and cards available at the bar but even then you were lucky to get complete sets. We were not permitted to use the tennis courts, not sure why not. Housekeeping were well above standard but the rooms are large so needed a blast from the air con to get it cost of an evening. We found our feet however and ventured to Quarteira which if you don't get the bus is a thirty minute walk and well worth getting there.Our holiday was made by meeting a like-wised couple who also didn't "fit in" and they introduced us to Fantasia on the sea front. We didn't even go to the hotel's NY gala which was in our price. And for anyone who plans on taking their children to this hotel in the future, check that the TV in the reception is showing something other than the inappropriate channel we were faced with on our return to the hotel one evening. Not happy. I could go on but in short I would not recommend this to anyone even if they were looking for a cheap break like we were. I'll be spending a wee bit more money next time.

Room Tip: Twin rooms aare not great, they are single camp beds so there's no chance of you even pushing th...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed December 28, 2012

Ideal for accessing the fantastic golf clubs within a 15 mile radious. If you stay all inclusive it is more cost effective than going half board. There are packed lunches if you request them to go down on their mini bus down to Quatera itself. Staff very helpful and rooms are clean and tidy. Can be noisy when its the School holidays.
Have stayed there 3 times so it cant be that bad.

Room Tip: Ask to stay in the apartment block at the far end of the Hotel with its own swimming pool. Much quie...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed December 14, 2012 via mobile

Hotel was fair for the price. When we booked it we weren't aware it was 3km from the beach. Saved by the courtesy bus! Couldn't fault the staff, apart from one that is. The restaurant manager would make a good MI5 spy, or even the new Dictator of Portugal! Watched everything that everyone did and made you feel most uncomfortable, as if you should not be there at all. Food could have been better. Was not geared for the British market. Special mention to Bruno, the bus driver, plumber, handyman, electrician and anything else that needed doing. He was the star of the week. Will we go to Portugal again? Definitely, but will make sure we are nearer the beach next time.

Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Pinhal do Sol Hotel
Address: Sitio de Semino, Quarteira 8125-303, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Quarteira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Quarteira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Pinhal do Sol Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 56
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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

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