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Hotel Sol e Mar

Upscale beachfront hotel with beach bar, near Municipal Archaeological Museum

  • Free WiFi

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  • Indoor Pool
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  • Spotless. Friendly. Beautiful view.

    Nov 14, 2020

  • Liked everything, great room and facilites, lovely view and location. Very good breakfast…

    Sep 6, 2020

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Clean & Safe (Portugal) and Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Dining options
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 74 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • 2 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • Indoor pool
  • Beach umbrellas

For families

  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Terrace

What’s around

  • In Albufeira Center
  • Albufeira Old Town Square - 3 min walk
  • Praia dos Alemães - 15 min walk
  • Albufeira Marina - 21 min walk
  • Oura Beach - 36 min walk
  • Municipal Archaeological Museum - 1 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Single Room, Sea View
  • Double or Twin Room, Balcony, Sea View (2 Adults + 1 Child)
  • Double or Twin Room, Balcony, Sea View
  • Triple Room, Balcony, Sea View

What’s around


  • In Albufeira Center
  • Albufeira Old Town Square - 3 min walk
  • Praia dos Alemães - 15 min walk
  • Albufeira Marina - 21 min walk
  • Oura Beach - 36 min walk
  • Municipal Archaeological Museum - 1 min walk
  • Sao Rafael Beach - 2.5 mi / 4 km
  • Zoomarine - 5.6 mi / 9 km
  • Falesia Beach - 6.4 mi / 10.3 km
  • Vilamoura Marina - 13.8 mi / 22.3 km
  • Marinha Beach - 17.4 mi / 28 km

Getting around

  • Faro Intl. Airport (FAO) - 38 min drive
  • Portimao (PRM) - 29 min drive
  • Albufeira - Ferreiras Station - 11 min drive
  • Tunes Station - 17 min drive
  • Silves Station - 24 min drive
  • Airport shuttle
  • Casino shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 74 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time 3:30 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Babysitting/childcare*


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking
  • Free offsite parking nearby
  • Street parking available
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Beach bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Free reception

Things to do

  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Indoor pool
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Working away

  • Business center


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Elevator
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas


  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms

Things to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features


Sunset - Onsite buffet restaurant. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Sunrise - Onsite restaurant. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Mar e Sol
  • Hotel Sol e Mar Albufeira
  • Hotel Sol e Mar Hotel Albufeira
  • Hotel Sol e Mar
  • Hotel Sol e Mar Albufeira
  • Sol e
  • Sol e Mar
  • Sol e Mar Albufeira
  • Sol e Mar Hotel
  • Hotel Sol e Mar Albufeira, Portugal - Algarve
  • Hotel Sol e Mar Hotel

Optional extras

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Casino shuttle service is offered for an extra charge


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Portugal).

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global).

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

This property is licensed under an applicable law.Property Registration Number 684

Mandatory fees

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Christmas Day gala dinner fee for stays on 25 December
  • New Year's Eve gala dinner fee for stays on 31 December

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Hotel Sol e Mar does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • No, unfortunately, but there's free parking nearby.
  • Yes, there's an indoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 3:30 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-in is available.
  • Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants. Nearby restaurants include Cabana Fresca (3-min walk), Cais Velho (3-min walk), and O Veleiro (3-min walk).
  • No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Vilamoura (24-min drive) is nearby.
  • Have fun with nearby activities like cycling and hiking. Enjoy a swim in the indoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include 2 bars.
  • 8.0.Very good

    location & view

    The location is the main reason to stay here, it’s right on the beach so you have easy access and dream views.. the breakfast was decent & the staff were all very pleasant..

    Fraser, 3 night trip, Aug 30, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Comfortable hotel in a stunning beach-front location, modern refurbished and spacious rooms with balconies, all facing the sea with amazing views (tip - ask for room on a higher floor; the front desk kindly let us switch rooms as the room on the lowest floor was very noisy at night). Good breakfast buffet (handled well in COVID-19 time with hand desinfection, gloves and face masks compulsory). Very good beach restaurant - wide range of meals, also icecreams, pancakes, cocktails, and very friendly and attentive staff. Other than that, hotel services are rather limited (no "resort" services such as gym, spa, sun beds) - for such a high price and 4* standard we would at least expect free sun beds and umbrellas at the beach in front of the hotel. Parking is not possible directly at the hotel, however free public parking space was available by 5 mins walk, tends to get very full though).

    5 night romance trip, Aug 17, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Four nights stay

    Neville, 2 night trip, Aug 3, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    ill I be back ?

    nothing exciting not a lot happening in the hotel

    Nuala, 1 night trip, Jul 23, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Staff were very friendly. Property clean and in a prime location. We stayed half board. Food was of a high standard with a good variety. We will definitely stay at this hotel again.

    4 night family trip, Mar 12, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We loved EVERYTHING about this hotel. The location on the beach is breathtaking, all the beauriful rooms have sea view, the staff are lovely - efficient, friendly and the service is excellent.

    7 night romance trip, Mar 12, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Had expected more

    Great location, decent balcony with lovely beach/sea views, close to centre with all shops bars and restaurants. Clean rooms, good shower, comfortable, but rooms a little basic. To be honest, we had ruled this hotel out on many other occasions because it was very expensive during the summer so we had expected a little more. There is better value in the area so for this reason we may not stay again.

    Paul, 3 night trip, Mar 6, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Short break in Albufeira

    Lovely hotel in a brilliant spot facing the ocean Great service,clean and comfortable rooms Apart from the soup(which was bland and cold) the food was lovely

    David, 4 night trip, Feb 24, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    It's a nice beach front hotel with easy access to the beach and the Old town. I wish they had a tea/coffee maker in the room.

    3 night trip, Feb 18, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This hotel is in a great location.The ocean view from our room was gorgeous. You could walk out the hotel and walk the beach. So close to great restaurants and shopping.We would definitely return and recommend.

    Judith, 10 night romance trip, Feb 12, 2020

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