Sol E Mar, Albufeira, Algarve

Rua José Bernardino de Sousa Albufeira Algarve 8200-146
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 1384 Reviews
4.0

Recommended for

  • Close to the beach
  • Central location
  • Great service
  • Quiet
  • Good for shopping

Hotel Info

Overview

The Hotel Sol E Mar is located close to the Old Town of Albufeira. This 4-star hotel is set right on the beach, offering panoramic sea views from many of the rooms and the hotel’s restaurant.

Facilities available at the hotel include an indoor pool - heated during the winter months, a TV lounge where guests can relax or mingle and a library with grand views over the Atlantic. The in-house entertainment team provides cabaret and folklore nights every evening at the ‘Rainbow Bar’. The hotel’s dedicated ice cream shop is bound to be a hit with the kids while mum and dad may prefer the vast range of sight, sounds and leisure activities available within a stones throw of the hotel.

Each guest room at the hotel has a private balcony with sea views, a satellite TV, a fridge and an en suite bathroom with hairdryer.

At a Glance

Board basis explained

Board basis explained

...means that included in the price are all main meals, most drinks, which tend to be local varieties available during bar opening hours.

...means that breakfast, lunch and evening meals, are included in the price.

...means that your breakfast and evening meal is included in the price. In some cases you can choose to receive lunch instead of breakfast - the hotel will confirm this upon arrival.

...means that breakfast is included in the price.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price, but you will be provided with catering facilities in your accommodation to cook light meals.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price.

  • Nearest airport
  • Time zone UK + 0 Hour
  • Currency € Euro
  • Plug

Facilities

Hotel facilities

Wifi

  • Free WiFi - Public Areas
  • Free Wi-Fi

Pool and Wellness

  • Swimming Pool - Indoor

Activities

  • Billiards or pool table
  • Arcade Games
  • Library

Food & Drink

  • Bar / Lounge
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Restaurant
  • Room service

Services & Shops

  • Currency exchange
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Area shuttle (Surcharge)
  • Car rental
  • Luggage storage

General Info

  • Check-out by noon
  • Check-in time starts 2:00 PM
  • Elevator/lift
  • Grocery
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Photocopy machines
  • Beachfront
  • 24-hour front desk

Room facilities

Room Amenities

  • Minibar
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe
  • Alarm clock

Internet, TV & Phone

  • Satellite television service
  • Phone
  • Direct-dial phone

Rooms & Comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony

Bath & Shower

  • Private bathroom
  • Nearest airport
  • Time zone UK + 0 Hour
  • Currency € Euro
  • Plug

Why book With AlphaRooms?

  • No booking fees
  • Includes taxes and charges
  • Proudly operating for 18 years
  • 500,000+ travellers away in 2016
  • 'Best Hotel Booking Website' 2016 & 17
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 1384 Reviews
4.0

Recommended for

  • Close to the beach
  • Central location
  • Great service
  • Quiet
  • Good for shopping
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 1384 Reviews
4.0

Recommended for

  • Close to the beach
  • Central location
  • Great service
  • Quiet
  • Good for shopping

At a Glance

Board basis explained

Board basis explained

...means that included in the price are all main meals, most drinks, which tend to be local varieties available during bar opening hours.

...means that breakfast, lunch and evening meals, are included in the price.

...means that your breakfast and evening meal is included in the price. In some cases you can choose to receive lunch instead of breakfast - the hotel will confirm this upon arrival.

...means that breakfast is included in the price.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price, but you will be provided with catering facilities in your accommodation to cook light meals.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price.

Location

Attractions Nearby

  • Clock Tower 0.06 miles
  • Municipal Archaeological Museum 0.08 miles
  • San Vicente de Albufeira Statue 0.10 miles
  • Fisherman's Beach 0.10 miles
  • Albufeira Old Town Square 0.11 miles
  • Castle Wall Ruins 0.13 miles
  • Albufeira Beach 0.53 miles
  • Nossa Senhora da Orada Convent 0.62 miles
  • Albufeira Marina 0.77 miles
  • Albufeira Stadium 1.13 miles
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Reviews

Sol E Mar Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 1384 Reviews
4.0

Recommended for

  • Close to the beach
  • Central location
  • Great service
  • Quiet
  • Good for shopping

Sol E Mar Reviews

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8/10 Great

07 May 2018

Best location

Been to this hotel on a number of occasions, it is situated in the best location, and the staff are lovely. Central to all the shops and restaurants in the old town.

The best thing about my stay was...

The view is stunning
9/10 Fantastic

04 May 2017

Lovely Hotel on the beach!

We got to Sol E Mar at 10.30am,our daughter had e mailed the hotel earlier to ask if they could have a room ready, she also mentioned that that it was my husband's 6oth birthday. Not only did they have a room ready for us but there was also a bottle of champagne on ice in our room! What a lovely surprise! Our room on the 3rd floor was lovely, tea & coffee making facilities in the room would have been good. We stayed Bed & Breakfast, lots of choice & plenty for everyone. Nice bar & music every night. Our first time staying here & I think we would find it hard to stay anywhere else in Albufeira in the future! staff all very nice, especially the barman!

The best thing about my stay was...

I would have to say the location & being right over the beach!
8/10 Great

15 January 2017

Excellent hotel in very good location

Stayed here for just three nights and from check in to check out everything was excellent. Rooms spacious and all have sea view/fridge and safe deposit box. Towels changed daily and breakfast buffet was good with a good selection of both hot and cold food. Great location for the old town with it's shops, bars and plenty of eating places. Hotel right on beach with sunbeds for hire at 5 euro per day.

The best thing about my stay was...

Location
8/10 Great

29 December 2016

Friendly and clean, ideal location

This is one of the first hotels to be built in Albufeira Old Town, and is in the best possible location - right on the beach, all rooms sea facing and a minute's walk from the start of the old town. It is spotlessly clean, but does need upgrading-though the matresses were brand new and comfy. The rooms are large, with lovely balconies. There is air con, which we didn't need for our Christmas stay. The room and other areas was comfortably warm day and night, so I imagine there was heating but it was silent and not visible. The half board was super value-though not much choice for evening meal, it was good quality. The bar prices were much the same as in the town, and there was pianist/singer entertainment. Christmas Day gala dinner was superb.

The best thing about my stay was...

Cleanliness, location
10/10 Amazing

27 December 2016

Christmas Day

We have stayed at the Sol e Mar on numerous occasions but this was our first Christmas Day there.. As usual the staff were fabulous, the Gala Dinner was superb and the entertainment from Nuno was outstanding. We had such a great time that we have already booked with friends for next Christmas!

The best thing about my stay was...

Great Hotel with Wonderful Staff
8/10 Great

05 December 2016

Fab views

The hotel staff where friendly and helpful and you could ask them anything and if they could help they did. The view of the sea was to die for. Very pleasant two weeks holiday

The best thing about my stay was...

The location and the friendly staff at the sol e mar
10/10 Amazing

06 November 2016

veranda with a view

believe it when they say" its overlooking the beach", to wake up to that view every morning and the sound of the waves rolling up the beach all I can say is it made our stay special. we were central to the slower paced old town which was more our pace compared to the more bustling "strip". the breakfast catered to everyone and was plentiful. staff were more than happy to help you with any situation be it directions or even logging on to print off plane tickets. we used local buses and got on a bus that was right as well as wrong, the driver(lovely bloke) shouted English couple(no offence taken) where are you going we told him and everyone on the bus joined in to explain we needed to stay on for the second part of the circuit of Abufeira as we had got on to early hmmm we got to the hotel in the end. and that's why we loved it there it was friendly and relaxing as you wanted it to be. It would be a 10 but the bed was just a tad hard for us.

The best thing about my stay was...

the area the hotel was in was just what we were looking for
10/10 Amazing

06 November 2016

veranda with a view

believe it when they say" its overlooking the beach", to wake up to that view every morning and the sound of the waves rolling up the beach all I can say is it made our stay special. we were central to the slower paced old town which was more our pace compared to the more bustling "strip". the breakfast catered to everyone and was plentiful. staff were more than happy to help you with any situation be it directions or even logging on to print off plane tickets. we used local buses and got on a bus that was right as well as wrong, the driver(lovely bloke) shouted English couple(no offence taken) where are you going we told him and everyone on the bus joined in to explain we needed to stay on for the second part of the circuit of Abufeira as we had got on to early hmmm we got to the hotel in the end. and that's why we loved it there it was friendly and relaxing as you wanted it to be. It would be a 10 but the bed was just a tad hard for us.

The best thing about my stay was...

the area the hotel was in was just what we were looking for
10/10 Amazing

01 November 2016

Fab views

Hotel is traditional and maybe dated, but is spotless and MOST of the staff are friendly. A smile and a pleasant greeting from staff makes a holiday for me. The location is perfect and the views are spectacular. The evening menu selection was varied daily, breakfasts are the same but plentiful and the staff extremely nice. The only issue re the pass as mentioned before is the layout and common sense regarding the breakfast - milk should be placed at the beverage area :) ... Rooms: - fine size, basic and clean with the fantastic sound of the sea 24/7 Bathrooms need an updating they are not dirty, just old and worn, but still in working order. We knew when booking what to expect, but it stole our hearts, we will return to this little Gem as the staff who smiled at the guests are what sell the hotel, in my opinion. A special mention to Lucio and Nuno in the bar area, they know how to welcome guests with a smile and pleasant manner. The reception staff were always kind and busy. The restaurant staff same. Placidio, the chefs and waiter Cassica. Smiling and greeting guests. We will be returning for definite.

The best thing about my stay was...

Location, views and smiles :)
10/10 Amazing

16 October 2016

Holiday break father and son

Excellent, very clean,towels and bed linen changed daily,food good buffet style,staff all pleasent and helpful,rooms all have sea views and very quite at night.The old town square 5mins away out of the hotel beach entrance turn right up through the tunnel and straight forward to all the shops,restaurants and bars.

The best thing about my stay was...

All of it.