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“Small hotel with very friendly helpful staff”
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Hotel Praia Sol
Ranked #29 of 48 Hotels in Quarteira
Reviewed May 4, 2014

I have just arrived home following my 2nd holiday at this hotel, 2 weeks this stay. Every member of staff are excellent, nothing was too much trouble, they all work hard and covered many duties. From my arrival to departure I was most impressed by Mafalda who worked on the reception, covered the bar area and also served in the restaurant. I hope the owners realise how much she is appreciated by clients, what a lovely smile.
The hotel is a short walk from the sea, about 15 minutes from Vilamoura Harbour from the back gate and 20 minutes walk from Quarteria Prom. The food was good for a small hotel, my only comment would be less chips please. Other than that, a good selection every day.
The stadium can be noisy at the back of the hotel, and dogs do bark however the hotel can not be blamed for either. Over all this hotel is very good value for money and in a good position.

Room Tip: Front facing rooms have most sun on the balcony
  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 24, 2014

I have just returned from my second 3 week holiday at this hotel and frankly cannot understand some of the negative reviews I have read on this site. This is a small modern clean hotel with very friendly staff.(All different from last year except for Antonio and Maria in the kitchen).
For anybody on a budget looking for decent accomodation, this would be an ideal choice. Don`t be put off by some of the negative reviews on this site, The bar is probably the cheapest in the area and there is free wi-fi in the bar/reception area.

Room Tip: TRy for a room at the front if you want sun on the balcony all day.
  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled solo
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5  Thank Glennfrommanchester
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Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

I am writing this review as we wait in the hotel foyer for our airport transfer , we arrived late evening 12/04/14 for an eleven night stay , the downside is location of hotel it seems theres a fence dividing us from paradise where we are is a housing & football , bmx - skateboard park where a lot of young locals hangout who at one stage have thrown water bottles over the fence into the pool area..now the best bits all the staff are-amazing hope i get all the names correct , sophia , Matilda (what a smile) , Barbara (bit shy heart of gold) , Antonio, the kitchen girl, the two very helpful guy's on the night shift , and the two cleaners.. And every one else that keeps this hotel going , the food is very good a continental breakfast & a sett three course evening meal , i highly recommend praia sol as a base to stay if you drive or for a golfing stay , as we say goodbye we will miss everyone we met here its been a pleasure and praia sol is a unique hotel thank you for making our holiday a great one...

Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
3  Thank Myk H
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Reviewed April 13, 2014

Excellent for the very affordable price and for the friendly 'n' helpful staff. A good 3-star hotel, small enough to care about our requests and big enough to cater & cope over our enquiries.
We went B&B, tho' half-board available.
Bordering between Quarteria and Vilamoura, we went out the front door to explore Quarteria and out the back gate to explore Vilamoura. So, the hotel was ideally situated in a residential neighbourhood away from the hullabaloo, but within easy walking distance of the amenities, entertainments, transport, restaurants and bars.
Though, no fitness centre in the hotel, there is a fitness centre at far end of the sports complex at rear of the hotel with very reasonable monthly membership rates.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Tommy M
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Reviewed April 3, 2014

We have just returned from a very relaxing short break at this hotel..The hotel was clean and tidy,really well set out with a lovely bar/lounge area, our room was a very good size. The staff were always cheerful and willing to help you ( although there wasn't many).The food was a typical breakfast bacon, sausage, beans eggs, toast, fruit, cereal, so definitely nothing too moan about. The drinks are a very good price too. The location was a good base, if you used the back gate the beach was only a 5 minute stroll, and the Marina 10 minutes, where there's a varied range of restaurants and bars. Yes we would definitely go back again

Room Tip: Rooms facing onto car park don't get any sun
  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank sharon p
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Reviewed March 24, 2014

We had a great stay at this hotel. Instantly felt welcomed by the (mostly) happy and friendly staff. The hotel was really clean and tidy. The food was great. For the price we paid we can't fault it. Such a shame people write negative comments.

Note to the management - your staff are over worked, especially in the evening when one person has to run reception, the bar and serve food.

A fridge, tea and coffee making facilities would have been great to have in the room.

I would stay again.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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4  Thank recycle3k
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Natasha D, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Praia Sol, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2014

Thank you for your review,

We appreciate when guests post a review and take all to consideration.

We are very pleased you had an enjoyable stay and we all look forward to see you again in the future.

Kind Regards,
Natasha De Nóbrega.

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Reviewed March 20, 2014

We have recently returned from an 18 night stay at the Praia Sol which was most enjoyable. The
hotel is clean and comfortable. The staff worked very hard to ensure we had a pleasant stay.
Our room was adequate and well appointed, however,the balcony faced the side car park and did
not get any sun. The food in the restaurant was served buffet style for breakfast and waiter service for dinner. The food was good, although the choice was limited, portions were good and well cooked. During our stay the menu for dinner was never repeated. The bar is well stocked and
the prices reasonable. Lounge areas are comfortable with Sky TV's.Outside areas are well tended
with two pools ,loungers ,tables and chairs. We felt there were only three downsides to the hotel:
1,The location, which is a bit of a hike from Quartteira promenade however close to Vilamoura marina.
2,The hotel is grossly under staffed, one person to cover reception, bar and serve dinner is ridiculous!
3,No evening entertainment.

Many thanks to all the staff for an enjoyable experience
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Room Tip: Rooms facing the road get the most sun , however can be noisey
  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank birdseyeDerbyshire
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Natasha D, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Praia Sol, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2014

Thank you for your review,

We appreciate when guests post a review and take all to consideration.

We are pleased you had an enjoyable stay and hope to see you again in the future.

Kind Regards,
Natasha De Nobrega.

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Address: Rua Quinta do Romao, Quarteira 8125-301, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Quarteira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #29 of 48 Hotels in Quarteira
Price Range: $28 - $171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Praia Sol 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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