Solaqua, Albufeira, Algarve

Rua Do Mar Albufeira Portugal 8200-156
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
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4.0

Recommended for

  • Central location
  • Family friendly
  • Quiet
  • Great service
  • Good for shopping

Hotel Info

Overview

Solaqua aparthotel enjoys a convenient location in the heart of Albufeira, just a short walk from the old town and the resort’s popular entertainment strip. This 4-star property is ideal for families and couples.

Highlights of the complex include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a restaurant and a poolside bar.

Each apartment is equipped with a balcony, a TV, a hairdryer, a phone, and a kitchenette with fridge, stove and microwave.

Albufeira Old Town Square and Fisherman's Beach are located less than a mile away from the hotel.

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
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Facilities

Hotel facilities

Wifi

  • Wireless (high-speed) Internet access - surcharge

Pool and Wellness

  • Swimming pool - children's
  • Spa tub
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Swimming pool - indoor

Food & Drink

  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available (Surcharge)

Services & Shops

  • Dry cleaning/laundry service

General Info

  • 24-hour front desk
  • No- smoking property
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Elevator/lift

Parking

  • Free self-parking

Room facilities

Room Amenities

  • Microwave
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Refrigerator
  • In-room safe

Internet, TV & Phone

  • Satellite television service
  • Phone
  • LCD television

Rooms & Comfort

  • Kitchenette
  • Air conditioning
  • Cribs/infant beds available on request
  • Balcony

Bath & Shower

  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • 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 1030 Reviews
4.0

Recommended for

  • Central location
  • Family friendly
  • Quiet
  • Great service
  • Good for shopping
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 1030 Reviews
4.0

Recommended for

  • Central location
  • Family friendly
  • Quiet
  • Great service
  • 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

  • Albufeira Beach 0.47 miles
  • Albufeira Stadium 0.55 miles
  • Aveiros Beach 0.63 miles
  • Castle Wall Ruins 0.73 miles
  • Albufeira Bullring 0.76 miles
  • Municipal Archaeological Museum 0.78 miles
  • Fisherman's Beach 0.79 miles
  • Clock Tower 0.79 miles
  • Albufeira Old Town Square 0.79 miles
  • Oura Beach 0.87 miles
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Resort Info

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Reviews

Solaqua Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 1030 Reviews
4.0

Recommended for

  • Central location
  • Family friendly
  • Quiet
  • Great service
  • Good for shopping

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8/10 Great

23 September 2017

Great Location

Ideal position between the old and new town areas. Room was clean and fresh towels every day. Staff very friendly and helpful. Recommend a visit.

The best thing about my stay was...

Location
9/10 Fantastic

13 September 2017

Great Hotel

Great location. Hotel is very clean and staff friendly.

The best thing about my stay was...

Nice quiet hotel, plently of sunbeds at pool.
8/10 Great

22 August 2017

Solaqua Albufeira

Decent accommodation, good facilities, pleasant helpful staff, rooms cleaned regularly. 2 minutes walk to Contiente shopping centre and not far from the Old Town and far away enough from the Strip. We stayed in Brisa Sol a few years ago and would have to say I think the Brisa Sol is a cut above this overall even though it's graded the same 4 stars. That's my own personal opinion. The Solaqua is more than adequate and the staff are very helpful and pleasant. Lovely swimming pool though get up early if you want a sun bed. Location is very good - nice and quiet. Beds are comfortable though kitchen facilities could do with things / utensils being added. We are a family with 2 children aged 12 & 9 and the boys loved it. Food and drinks are very good and the staff are just brilliant. Watched a few Premier League football games too which was a bonus. One very minor rant -: The TV in the rooms are as big as an iPad.

The best thing about my stay was...

Air conditioning in the room. Bliss after a day in the sun
8/10 Great

26 July 2017

Good location, Friendly Staff

We were very pleased with our apartment (pool view) and found it really spacious. The staff were excellent in reception, the bar (especially Pedro) and the housekeeping staff were top class. Room was cleaned to a very high standard and beds made every day and everything was perfect. When we arrived (early) reception staff went to a good deal of trouble to get room available as quickly as possible. Only downside is that hotel accepts groups of young people which lead to us making a complaint about noise. Also, no lifeguard at the pool which meant that the area became boisterous at times. Even though the hotel had a no towels reserving sunbeds policy, this was not implemented.

The best thing about my stay was...

Pool, accommodation and staff
7/10 Good

26 July 2017

Spotlessly clean, excellent location, internet an issue

Solaqua is situated just one block behind the main road across from McDonalds and KFC for those who know the area. 24 hour reception staff are very professional but tend to instruct you rather than talk to you, perhaps just their manner. Apartments are large and spacious with comfortable beds. 15 euros to hire a safety deposit box per week and 15 deposit so a bit expensive. Pool area is located one floor down and is large and spacious with lots of sunbeds and nice bar area up from pool. All areas are spotlessly clean and are cleaned on an ongoing basis which is impressive. Bar food is very nice for lunch buts stops serving at 8 so is not really aimed at evening meals, more like snacks. Happy hour 5-7 where all pints are 2 Euro which is excellent value while pints are just 3 Euro otherwise which is good. Pedro serving at the bar is excellent and one of the other girls but one or two others are not very pleasant and groan or make a face if you happen to ask for certain things. They sometimes got the orders wrong (not Pedro) and then stormed off with the wrong order as if it was your fault. Now, the internet......it costs 20 per week for reception and pool wifi only....not in rooms which is very expensive and is not fast. There is also a computer in teception with internet at 4 per hour but this is so slow you could not use it and kept breaking down so couldn't even print boarding cards...we had to get it done at reception eventually after wasting half hour trying to do it on computer as had been instructed to do so. 3G is now working abroad but is dependent on area and worked intermittently at this hotel for me. Hotel did remove many towels from sunbeds the first week from people who had put them on beds and then went away back to their room for hours...this was excellent and the first time I have ever seen it done...there was no issue if you were there with a few beds for family but if you put towels on beds and then disappeared for hours, they were removed which was great. However this stopped for our second week but there were generally beds available up to 10am which was good. The hotel is situated half way between the old and new towns so you can go to either in 15 minute walk or get taxi for 5 Euro. All in all Solaqua was clean, spacious, great location - perhaps staff needs to be less abrupt in their manner and pool bar staff less sulky (Pedro excepted). Also major supermarket across the road which literally sells everything from fresh bakery to fruit to sun creams to newspapers so very convenient. Please get full good wifi for all areas including rooms.

The best thing about my stay was...

Pool / location / apartments (not wifi)
10/10 Amazing

15 June 2017

you will not be disappointed .

This is our 3rd time at Solaqua..this place is amazing perfect location clean easy going and a well run establishment.

The best thing about my stay was...

relexing
8/10 Great

11 June 2017

Great for families

Great hotel. Good location. Friendly staff

The best thing about my stay was...

Central location. Good food
10/10 Amazing

02 June 2017

you will not be disapointed.

I am just back from the wonderful "Solaqua" this was our third year in a row...and we will be back next year...if you are looking for somewere quite, relaxing,peaceful,Solaqua ticks all the boxes...10 minutes walk from old town ,there is a shopping center for all your needs 1 minute from the hotel..the receptionists were great as usual , especially CIDALINA..I think this is her name,(It begins with the letter "C" she has been there the 3 years we have been going) .I cannot speak highly enough about this place..I wish Solaqua all the best for the future.

The best thing about my stay was...

The location
10/10 Amazing

22 May 2017

Best apartments ever !

The nicest, cleanest apartments ever on holidays and we holiday every year to the sun. Would really recommend Solaqua especially for families with children. They catered so well for children. Brilliant helpful staff. I had a problem with my check in for my return journey and the lovely girl at the desk was so helpful to me, I didn't get her name but I'm sure she will remember the day. I want to thank her so much. Great apartments, lovely bar food, just everything. The only thing I would say is having to pay €20 a head for internet I thought was a bit too much. It wouldn't effect me too much as I literally turn off my phone on holidays, but think its too expensive for families. Apart from that no complaints.

The best thing about my stay was...

Class. spacious apartments.
9/10 Fantastic

04 May 2017

john

good staff clean hotel

The best thing about my stay was...

friendly staff and helpful

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