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Hotel Sol e Mar

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Gardermoen, Norway
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

New refurbished hotel in the center of Albufeira ,all rooms have view to the ocean. Clean and bright ,staff was amazing.. Internet in the room was very speedy, breakfast and dinner we found for everyone choice. We will come back next year for this.

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1 Thank vainukas2016
Hotel Sol e Mar... H, Manager at Hotel Sol e Mar, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your nice feedback and for publishing such as motivating words on TripAdvisor!!. I have shared your amazing comments to all the team who will take great pride in the level of service that they provide to our guests. We will be delighted to welcome you back and provide you our best to make your stay... More 

Halifax, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The views are excellent from the hotel,but the inside needs updating.However the cleanliness was first class. But how a hotel can have a FOUR star rating when it does not supply facilities for you to make tea or coffee in your own room is beyond me.

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Thank bernard h
Hotel Sol e Mar... H, Manager at Hotel Sol e Mar, responded to this review

I would like to thank you on behalf of all the Hotel Sol e Mar staff for your kind feedback. Looking forward to welcome you again for your next visit to Albufeiral!!! Kind regards More 

Somerset, England
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134 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently visited the Hotel Sol e Mar in Albufeira old town. we were not expecting amazing things as the hotel did look dated on the website but it was a good price and location plus reviews weren't bad. Sadly the hotel is more than a bit dated, it is very old fashioned and tired. Although the room was fairly... More 

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4 Thank sugarbabe69
Hotel Sol e Mar... H, Manager at Hotel Sol e Mar, responded to this review

I would like to thank you on behalf of all the Hotel Sol e Mar staff for your feedback. Thank you very much for your special mention to all the staff. They will appreciate it. You can be sure that we have taken good note about your concerns Kind regards More 

Portadown, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My fiancé and myself stayed here 15-19th, I emailed the hotel prior to arrival requesting the 6th floor, our request was met and we had by far the best room in the hotel. Check in was fast and efficient and was greeted on arrival. Yes this hotel is dates but most importantly the room was clean. I asked at reception... More 

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3 Thank helenlouisearmstrong
Hotel Sol e Mar... H, Manager at Hotel Sol e Mar, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your nice feedback and for publishing such as motivating words on TripAdvisor!!. Your kind words are an incentive for all of us in our daily efforts for improving quality and service. Thank you very much for your special mention to all the staff. They will appreciate it. If you are planning to come back to... More 

Irvine, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and i have just returned from this Hotel having had a fantastic time. On arrival we were checked in smoothly and efficently by the on duty female receptionist. Our room was 413. As we expected it was clean and comfortable with a superb view of the beach. We felt at home straight away. The fact that the weather... More 

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2 Thank ajohnson2606
Hotel Sol e Mar... H, Manager at Hotel Sol e Mar, responded to this review

First of all we thank you for having spent, again, your holidays at the Hotel Sol e Mar. Your kind words are an incentive for all of us in our daily efforts for improving quality and service. Thank you very much for your special mention to all the staff. They will appreciate it. If you are planning to come back... More 

frodsham englands
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18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After an initial mix up over booking two single rooms I was dealt with by Luis the hotel manager who sorted out the issue and gave me excellent rates as compensation (thank you). The hotel staff are all very courteous and polite and nothing was too much trouble. As a party of six male adults mainly in our 40s and... More 

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2 Thank shutsy
Hotel Sol e Mar... H, Manager at Hotel Sol e Mar, responded to this review

I would like to thank you on behalf of all the Hotel Sol e Mar staff for your kind feedback. Sorry for the initial mix on the arrival. Thank you very much for your special mention to all the staff. They will appreciate it. Looking forward to welcome you again for your next visit to Albufeiral!!! Kind regards More 

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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice hotel with unbeatable outlook although the bar on floor 5 is somewhat under used. You don't go for the bar though, there are plenty around here - you come for the outlook and to relax. Breakfast buffet is ok but although I have been many times I have not used the evening buffet ( I hate them in general)... More 

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2 Thank Ron M
Hotel Sol e Mar... H, Manager at Hotel Sol e Mar, responded to this review

I would like to thank you on behalf of all the Hotel Sol e Mar staff for your kind feedback. Looking forward to welcome you again for your next visit to Albufeiral!!! Kind regards More 

Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this break through Easy jet holidays, as we had an early flight, we were slightly dismayed that our room was not ready and as check out time is not until 12, rooms were not ready from at least 2 pm, when returning at 2 pm were told to come back at 3 pm, not the best start. The... More 

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Hotel Sol e Mar... H, Manager at Hotel Sol e Mar, responded to this review

I would like to thank you on behalf of all the Hotel Sol e Mar staff for your kind feedback. You can be sure that we have taken good note about your concerns Looking forward to welcome you again for your next visit to Albufeiral!!! Kind regards More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I have been visiting the Sol E Mar each March and November for the last ten years. The hotel has a great location right onto the beach, leave by the main entrance doors and you are in Albufeira's old town with all it's bars and restaurants. The hotel was built in the 1960s and has all the... More 

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2 Thank Gus G
Hotel Sol e Mar... H, Manager at Hotel Sol e Mar, responded to this review

First of all we thank you for having spent, again, your holidays at the Hotel Sol e Mar. Your kind words are an incentive for all of us in our daily efforts for improving quality and service. Thank you very much for your special mention to all the staff. They will appreciate it. Looking forward to welcome you again next... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Just returned from a week spent at Hotel Sol E Mar great location but hotel was very disappointing. I was on the 6th floor found lift very noisey rooms very dated in need of decorating. Bathroom tiny sink stuck out so it prevented door from opening fully bath very worn considering this is a 4 star hotel I expected better.... More 

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Hotel Sol e Mar... H, Manager at Hotel Sol e Mar, responded to this review

I would like to thank you on behalf of all the Hotel Sol e Mar staff for your feedback. You can be sure that we have taken good note about your concerns Kind regards More 

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located directly on the beach in the centre of Albufeira, the 4-star Sol e Mar Resort features 2 restaurants, 2 bars and a heated indoor pool. The Sol e Mar rooms benefit from private balconies with sea views, as well as a TV with satellite channels. Every room has a refrigerator and an en suite bathroom with a hairdryer. Sunrise Restaurant serves lavish buffet meals accompanies by sea views; Sunset Restaurant offers a la carte regional and international cuisine. There is also a cocktail bar, an ice cream parlour and live evening entertainment. Hotel Sol e Mar is just 3 minutes' walk from Albufeira's Archaeological Museum. Bicycles can be rented from the hotel - perfect for exploring the old town and picturesque clifftops. Free Wi-Fi is available in its public areas. Faro International Airport is 30 minutes' drive from Hotel Sol e Mar. On-site car hire is available. Free public parking is available within 400 metres from the hotel ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Sol e Mar

Address: Rua Jose Bernardino de Sousa 12, Albufeira 8200-146, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Price Range: $47 - $272 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Sol e Mar 4*
Number of rooms: 74
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Also Known As:
Sol e Mar Hotel
Hotel Sol e Mar Albufeira, Portugal - Algarve
Hotel Style:
#27 Romantic Hotel in Albufeira
#28 On the Beach Hotel in Albufeira
#31 Luxury Hotel in Albufeira
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“They all have great sea view”
 of 5 bubbles ronmK755GF, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have a great view, I think higher floors are best.”
 of 5 bubbles GusG843, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms were more or less the same, and all have lovely seaview.”
 of 5 bubbles aased, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“No need, as all rooms have a brilliant sea view”
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“I think all the rooms are sea facing”
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