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37 reviews
Solario
Kitchen - fully integrated
Living Area - 2 x 3 seater leather couches and 40' TV
Living Area
Living Area
Dining Area
Bedroom 1
Ample wardrobe space in 2 of the bedrooms
Bedroom 2
Solario play ground
Toddler pool (incl separate Baby section behind the toddler pool)
View from our balcony
The East block Roof Top BBQ
Solario Squash Court
Solario Sea view, picture taken from north block roof
Solario games room
Solario sauna
Night time view from Solario balcony
Averios Beach - 15 minutes walk
Fishermans beach - 15 minutes walk
Fishermans beach
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Albufeira, Faro District, Algarve

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clare d
Derry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A beautiful apartment, lovely complex and very safe.”
Reviewed 3 August 2012 for a stay in July 2012
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We travelled with 3 teenagers and a 5 year old and we all loved every minute of it. Shirley was amazing to deal with, so helpful and patient. Transfers to and from the airport were organised by Shirley and they were very efficient and reasonable, 80euro return. The apartment was spotless and loads of room. All apartments look over the pool and playground which was fantastic. The key code for security and the shutters on all the windows gave us great piece of mind. Our 13 year old made lots of friends and loved the pool table. He spent most of his time playing hide and seek ! The pool area was very intimate and so handy to the apt .This apt had 4 clearly marked sunbeds which we locked up every night, so it was great to not have to do the early towel run. It was so peaceful with the shutters down we had to start setting our alarm to get up or we could have lay on til lunchtime!! We had two great BBqs on the roof terrace, made a few lovely meals in the apt and had gorgeous meals out. The indian clay oven was a particular hit. The supermarket was excellent and only 2 minutes walk away, although it was always very busy. Prices were very reasonable, lovely bottles of wine for around 3 euro and beautiful kebabs from the fresh meat counter. The new town was about 10 mins walk away, it wasn't very picturesque but it meets your needs and of course our teenagers loved it. I am sure it comes to life later in the wee early hours and would suit older teenagers. The old town was a good 15/20 minute walk but well worth it, really lovely with all the cobbled streets. We walked in and got a taxi home which we had pre booked. The beach is about 15 minutes walk but we arent really beach people and only went twice. It was certainly not overcrowded as is so often the case and again very relaxing. We had a great time on the peddaled boats. The sun hit our apartment in the afternoon which was lovely for that pre dinner drink. You can drink in the pool area if you prefer but your drinks must be in plastic glasses obviously. Life around the apartments on our return from our walk abouts, around 11:30 was a little hit or miss, sometimes there were children about but not always which our children were a little disappointed with but they got used to it and have us tortured to rebook. It is cool at night so definately bring cardigans/fleeces. All in all a fantastic apartment and complex, it definately suited our needs as a family of mixed ages, 5yr-15yr. We hope to return.

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Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
15 Aug 2012
Thank you so much Clare for your wonderful review of our apartment at Solario. We appreciate you taking the time to write one for us. Yes, Clay Oven Restaurant is a must for anyone who likes Indian food! and I have to agree it's lovely to have a pre dinner glass of vino on the balcony watching the sun set. We are delighted you had a wonderful holiday and look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Warm regards, shirley
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Abbeyleix, Ireland
Reviewed 23 July 2012 for a stay in July 2012
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Liked best: quiet, secure, clean, modern
Liked least: distance to beach
Travelling group: Young Children
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Management Response
5 Aug 2012
Thank you so much Sarah for taking the time to write a lovely review for our apartment in Solario. I'm delighted you enjoyed your holiday in Albufeira. Once again, I sincerely apologise for my manager being 10-15 minutes late to greet you at arrival. I just want to let future potential guests know that this was due to unforeseen circumstances on your arrival day, hence the low score for key pickup. The nearest beach from Solario is Praia forte de Sao Joao and this beach is closer than Averios and Oura Beach. Car hire is not necessary, but I do understand that being pregnant with a 4 year old and 2.5 year old in the heat can't have been easy to manage. I will certainly include directions to Praia forte de Sao Joao going forward. I look forward to welcoming you back to stay in our apartment at Solario in the future. warm regards, Shirley
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Tuam, Galway, Ireland
Reviewed 18 July 2012 for a stay in July 2012

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Liked least: Sunbeds were locked, pool toilet facilities not very accessable
Travelling group: Young Children
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Management Response
28 Jul 2012
Thanks very much Rosie for taking the time to review our apartment in Solario. I'm delighted you and your family enjoyed your holiday in Albufeira. I hope to hear from you again in the future. Warm regards, Shirley.
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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 18 April 2012 for a stay in April 2012
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Liked best: Great condition, very comfortable, nice and quiet.
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
20 Apr 2012
Thank you so much Noel for your lovely review of our apartment at Solario. I am delighted that you and your family had a great holiday. Yep, you are right that is a great kids playground...hours of fun for the little ones. I very much appreciate you taking the time to write a review for my property. I hope to hear from you again in the future. warm regards, Shirley
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RADeire
Dublin, Ireland
Level 3 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Perfect relaxing break in the sun”
Reviewed 28 December 2011 for a stay in June 2011
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My husband & I stayed here for a week early summer 2011. We were looking for somewhere central but also away from the noise of the resort. We’d been to Albufeira before a couple of times so knew the area and had spotted this complex the last time we were there. The apartment owner was really efficient and helpful and got back to me straight away with any queries I had.

The owner offered to organise a roundtrip airport car pickup which we choose to use. The driver was on time and the car was lovely and clean. We were personally greeted at the apartment complex by the owners management contact Thomas. He made us feel very welcome and was extremely helpful. He was full of useful tips of the area and even though we’d been to Albufeira before it was great to get an insider’s view of where to go and what to eat. He told us to not hesitate to call him if we needed anything throughout our stay. There was also a very helpful hints and tips folder left for us by the owner.

The facilities in the apartment are excellent. There is a fully equipped kitchen with everything you would find in your kitchen at home including a washing machine, kettle etc. The apartment and complex is immaculate. Everything in the apartment was in perfect working order too.

The complex is really well kept. To access it you need to use a keypad so it’s all very secure. The pool area is lovely. Loads of sun loungers, no need to rush down early in the morning to grab one. My husband used the onsite gym each morning and he said the equipment was up to date and the room was kept cool and clean. The roof terrace with bbq is fantastic & which we took use of a couple of nights.

The nearest supermarket is only 2 mins walk away but for a special treat there is a really amazing bakery less than 5 mins walk. If you leave the complex and head towards the Worms roundabout, continue straight towards the beach and it’s 50 metres on your left. It’s facing Fat Cats pub which is a nice spot for a cooked breakfast as well.

Location wise, this apartment is excellent. You are in the middle of everything but far enough away from the night life if you are having and early night or putting the kids to bed. For people who don’t know the area there is an abundance of amazing restaurants in Albufeira. The Strip is only 5 mins & it was about a 20 min stroll to the old town square and the beach.

Would highly recommend for a relaxing holiday but in the middle of everything if you feel like a few late nights, would stay again when returning to Albufeira in the future.

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Liked best: Apartment facilities and location
Liked least: Leaving to come home
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
30 Dec 2011
Thanks very much David for the wonderful review. I appreciate you taking the time to write one for us. I look forward to welcoming you back to Albufeira in the future. Warm regards, Shirley
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