12 Sep 2015

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Overview
This hotel is superbly located, right by a long sandy beach at the heart of Albufeira. The beach and the lively promenade are reached with the lift. In only a few minutes, guests will arrive in a pedestrianised area with an abundance of shops and entertainment venues.

How far is the nearest beach?
This hotel overlooks the beach.

Distance from Airport
The resort of Albufiera is situated approx 45km from Faro Airport.

Rooms
The comfortable rooms are equipped with an en suite bathroom with a hairdryer. They also come with a direct dial telephone, satellite/ cable TV, a sitting area, Internet access, a fridge, individually adjustable air conditioning and central heating, a balcony or terrace with a sea views, and a safe.

Food & Drink
There is a fine buffet available at breakfast and in the evenings. Lunch is served à la carte or from the set menu. Special dishes are also offered to guests.

Sports & Entertainment
Guests may take advantage of the indoor swimming pool. It is also possible to play billiards and golf or enjoy the entertainment programme.

   

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Based on 854 reviews
 

Location, location, location.......

3 September 2015

Stayed in Sol e mar for 10 nights, 18th Aug - 28th. Every year my friend and I do a summer beach holiday and this was our 1st year in Portugal. We were stunned by the amazing location of this hotel...

Stayed in Sol e mar for 10 nights, 18th Aug - 28th. Every year my friend and I do a summer beach holiday and this was our 1st year in Portugal. We were stunned by the amazing location of this hotel. It is right on the beach, with very easy access. You do have to pay for the sun loungers (€15 per day for 2) but there were plenty of people who bought their own umbrella and lay on beach towels. The beach was buzzing, lots of water activities going and plenty to see, a great atmosphere. The other side of the hotel leads you straight into the Old Town. It was very picturesque with shops, bars, restaurants a plenty. In the evening there was street entertainment (puppeteer, mime artists, buskers, orchestras etc) plenty to see and do. The hotel was ok. It was basic but more than adequate. The rooms were clean and were cleaned every day. The balcony was beautiful - giving a wonderful panoramic view over the sea. We went half board. The food was basic but nice enough. We never went hungry! Breakfast was monotonous but we stuck to coffee and toast most mornings. Evening meals were ok too, we mostly had salads but the meat and fish we tried were lovely. Staff could have been a bit friendlier. They had a very stand off attitude and we were unable to engage them in any conversation. However, I have read reviews stating the staff were more than friendly but that wasn't our experience. The few negatives about the hotel wouldn't put us off going again. We had an amazing holiday and met some lovely people. Would definitely stay there again for the location more than anything else.

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Unbeatable location, very dated hotel

2 September 2015

Stayed here with my girlfriend for 5 nights over August Bank Holiday. Overall, our holiday was great, the beach and old town of Albufeira make for a great couples holiday for a chill and some evening...

Stayed here with my girlfriend for 5 nights over August Bank Holiday. Overall, our holiday was great, the beach and old town of Albufeira make for a great couples holiday for a chill and some evening good food and drinks. Regarding hotel, I am surprised this hotel is 4* and would say it is a solid 3*. The beds are solid as a rock, the look and feel suggest the hotel could do with a refurb or at the bare minimum some TLC. On our first night I had a run in with a cockroach in the bathroom, which wasn't the best first impression. The light fittings in the ceiling had a couple of cockroach shaped shadows in them too. However, we barely stayed in the hotel except for sleep, breakfast and getting ready. The location is great for a day on the beach and an easy quick stroll into the bars and restaurants of old town. There are loads, but TripAdvisor rankings helped us and proved accurate. We went to Ricardos pizzeria (twice), shalom II, Bistro (my favourite) and another right by the hotel (right hand side of tunnel facing hotel). Breakfast was ok, but didnt give us great expectations of what the evening half board meal would have been like (so we were happy to have gone B&B).

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Sol e mar

1 September 2015

The sol e mar hotel is 100% location is perfect for the beech lift goes down to the beech front which is great for people with any walking disability. The staff are very helpful and the food is very...

The sol e mar hotel is 100% location is perfect for the beech lift goes down to the beech front which is great for people with any walking disability. The staff are very helpful and the food is very good will be going back very soon

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10 out of 10 for Location

1 September 2015

My wife and I stayed in the Sol E Mar Hotel the last week in July and the first week in August 15. If you are staying in Albufeira you will not get a better Location. Out your back door and straight...

My wife and I stayed in the Sol E Mar Hotel the last week in July and the first week in August 15. If you are staying in Albufeira you will not get a better Location. Out your back door and straight onto the beach and right outside the front door you have the Old town all around you. 10 out of 10 for location We were half board. The food was always good but lacked variety especially for those who stayed for 2 weeks. 7 out of 10 for food. NB there are loads of good restaurants just outside the hotel door. We took our own tea bags so enjoyed our morning cuppa. My wife also took her own hairdryer. The fact that this Hotel does not have an outdoor swimming pool forces you onto the beach where you pay €15 per day (14 days adds up to €200). You cannot hire the beds for half a day it is €15 or nothing. The air condition in the room worked very well which was welcomed in August. The TV only had 2 English speaking stations. BBC world news and Sky News. As has been stated numerous times although this hotel is dated it is very clean and the staff are very good. I will be back and would stay no where else. I would consider staying Bed & Breakfast as there are many good places within an easy stroll of the hotel.

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Facilities

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • A la Carte Restaurant
  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning in public areas
  • Bar
  • Beach Bar
  • Breakfast
  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Buffet Restaurant
  • By the Beach
  • Cafe/ Snack Bar
  • Currency Exchange
  • Entertainment
  • Golf
  • Hairdryer
  • High Chairs
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Internet Access
  • Kids Club
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • Laundry Service
  • Library
  • Lifts
  • Luggage Storage
  • Minibar
  • Pool/Billiard Table
  • Reception
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Satellite TV
  • Shops
  • Sunbeds
  • Swimming Pool
  • Telephone
  • Terrace
  • TV Lounge
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