Ratings based on 65 Verified Reviews

3.9 out of 5
78% of guests recommend
4.0 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
3.4 Room comfort
3.3 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Jul 11, 2017
Hotel location very good. Room facilities were basic and dated.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from UK

Hotel close to beach and shops

Posted Jun 27, 2017
Pros: Sea view.
Cons: Hotel needs updating.
Location: Beach and shops and restaurants close by.
Expedia recommended this hotel assuring us it would be equivalent to the one (the Porto Bay Falesia) that we had asked for but which they said had no vacancies. In no way did this hotel live up to what we had wanted or expected from the assurances we had been given.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 1, 2017 by TRINDADE, Hotel Management
We're sorry to hear that the service provided was not to your liking. We will work hard to rectify the situation. Thanks for your comment
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveler

Posted May 20, 2017
Pros: position
Cons: needs overall updating
Location: ideally situated;the front 5th floor/road level opened right next to a bazaar market area of the old town whilst the rear ground levl is on the beach
the best feature is the hotels position, right on the beach and adjacent to the old towns markets and restaurants. We had a room near the lifts and found it very noisy throughout the night as revellers returned from the clubs.we requested a double bed and was told there were none in the hotel; my bed creaked very noisily with the slightest movement.breakfast was adequate but the waiting staff were over zealous trying to clear plates away before the last bite had reached your mouth. All reception staff were very helpful and polite. Taking everything into consideration I don' rate this hotel as justifying 4*
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 1, 2017 by TRINDADE, Hotel Management
We're sorry to hear that the service provided was not to your liking. We will work hard to rectify the situation. Thanks for your comment
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from glasgow

Best not to stay here, we checked out early!!

Posted Apr 30, 2017
First of all can I say the staff were great. Hotel was very very old and has never been updated by the looks of it. The beds were awful, when you moved they sounded like they were going to break!!, mattresses badly stained which we did not notice for 3 days, we then checked out 3 days early. food was not bad and view was great but I'm afraid the room, beds, and rusty bath/shower did nothing for us. We are puzzled as to why this hotel has 4 star rating. We have never had to check out a hotel before our holiday was over. Not a good experience for my 60th birthday
Comment from Hotel Management
May 2, 2017 by TRINDADE, Hotel Management
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
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Hampshire

Fantastic hotel and location for the price

Posted Apr 15, 2017
Pros: Location and staff.
Cons: Could benefit from a refurb of the bedrooms.
Location: Right in the heart of the resort, overlooking a beautiful beach, with lots of bars and restaurants on the doorstep.
We decided to have a short break before Easter and although we have not stayed at this hotel before, we know Albufeira very well. We had glorious weather during our stay, which naturally enhanced our holiday. The staff were extremely friendly and the receptionist very kindly helped us with boarding passes for the return flight. Our room was directly under the restaurant, so we could hear all the movement from the floor above from 8am. Whilst the noise did not bother us at all, it may not be ideal for anyone sleeping later, so we would recommend avoiding that floor if it could pose a problem. The restaurant itself provided a very good and varied breakfast. Overall, a really lovely holiday. Thankyou to everyone at the Sol e Mar.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 15, 2017 by TRINDADE, Hotel Management
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
5 out of 5
by jane

Great location

Posted Apr 2, 2017 on Hotels
Lovely time , good breakfast , brilliant sea views , evening singer in the lovely bar area , perfect location from shops , bars , restaurants , and beach and harbour ,
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 5, 2017
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
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Apr 1, 2017 on Hotels
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Fantastic sea views

Posted Feb 12, 2017
Pros: The location.
Cons: The rooms are very dated and basic, similar to a 2 star hotel. Breakfast didn't match a 4 star either.
Location: Hotel is on the main beach and close to all restaurants, shops, etc.
This hotel has a great central location and fantastic sea views. The reception staff were extremely pleasant and efficient.
4 out of 5
by MR COLIN

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Dec 24, 2016 on Hotels
4 out of 5
by Martin

Return visit

Posted Dec 24, 2016 on Hotels
Pre Christmas chill out, did the same 2 years previous. Albuifera is delightful off season. fine weather ,unrushed & a quieter style & lead up to Christmas. Sol e mar central for all, on beach, good base for walking & plenty eating places local. Breakfast only and food good. Hotel good standard , clean& courteous staff Visited twice & says it all would come back a third.