Breakfast offers up continental choices alongside the traditional English favourites. Come the evening there's a buffet spread, an à la carte menu with local and international dishes and a daily set menu.
Studio with pool view sleeps up to 3, with twin beds and a sofa-bed as required. There's a kitchenette with 2 electric rings‚ microwave, electric kettle, toaster and fridge. Daily maid service, with towels changed 3 times and linen twice a week and a balcony or terrace with table and chairs.
Studio sleeps up to 3, with twin beds and a sofa-bed as required. There's a kitchenette with 2 electric rings‚ microwave, kettle and toaster. Daily maid service, with towels changed 3 times and linen twice a week.
We are just back from our second trip to the Brisa Sol. I have never been back to the same place twice so really it speaks volumes. Yes the hotel is dated, and I'm sure is probably more like a 3*, but it's clean and has everything you need for a sunshine holiday!
The apartments are basic but well serviced. Kitchen area small but I don't really 'Cook' On holiday so perfect for breakfast. Glad to see this year that they now have recycling bins in the apartments.
I would recommend a pool view room as they are worth the extra, but it depends what's important to you. We always travel as an extended family so have seen the apartments, rooms and studios, all fit for purpose.
The pool snack bar is a fabulous asset to the hotel. The food is fab and the staff the staff are fantastic! They take real pride in their jobs and Marco is just fabulous!
There is a sort of play room which isn't up to much but entertains the wee ones for a wee while. The kids pools are fab, and the main pool is a really good size.
They extras like tennis, mini golf etc are chargeable, I think this is a bit cheeky and probably why they are rarely used! We have only been in September but never had a problem getting sun beds etc, plenty to choose from.
The location is great, 10min walk for the old town and the beach. The. Tourist train stops outside the hotel and can take buggies, or for those with mobility problems.More
131028KatN, Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
We have stayed at brisasol before and had a great time hence we returned its everything you want from a hotel clean, well placed in the resort close by all the facilities . Between old town and new .
Great pool area and close to supermarkets.
Previously we have taken the holiday companies coach transfer but this time we booked a private transfer online the bus takes so long after the flight !!.
We used yellowfish transfers and we found them a great way to get to and from our accommodation. Would recommend them to everybody. Polite, prompt couldn't ask for anything else. Look forward to using them next year.More
Jason B, London, United Kingdom
Just home from a fun week in portugal and felt i should alert anyone that fancies a trip away this hotel should be considered. Very clean ,great staff and easy access to all Albuferia has to offer.
Three little points for hotel attention
1. sort out pillows :
2. sort out wifi 50c/ 5hrs if you are gonna charge nominal fee then at least offer it to charity and finally
3 offer sky sports in rooms plsMore
patrick m, Derry, United Kingdom
Disappointing End to Holiday
We stayed here for a five night break as it had been around 10 years since our last visit. The hotel has not changed in this time and self-catering facilities are very limited compared to the hotel we usually stay in. Check out time is 11am and despite the fact that it was October the hotel was unable to accommodate our request for a late check-out time of only two hours later. This meant we were forced to sit in reception for two hours while we waited for transfer to airport. There is a room where you can leave cases but as we had medical equipment, electronic items and passports etc. in our hand luggage we would not have felt comfortable leaving these unattended. The wait was made worse by the fact that the sun was finally shining after three days and we could only gaze at it out of the window. One plus point though for the very cheap and reliable Wi-Fi. At only 50 cents for 5 hours it was great value.More
ShellyC23, Newcastle upon Tyne
Is this really worth 4 stars?
This was our second visit having stayed there around 10 years ago. Looks like nothing has been upgraded in that time and we have stayed in much better 4 star hotels in our several visits to the Algarve.
The kitchenette in the room was a tiny affair with a microwave (not a combi), hob, kettle, toaster and nothing else except a fridge with no freezer compartment.
Bed was comfortable though we like firm beds, many won't.
The LCD TV with a few English channels that scrambled in the merest hint of poor weather was the only modern feature of the room. There's a drop leaf dining table with a pair of fold-up chairs so you can sit down and eat all the food that you can't cook.
The 'do not disturb' sign in several languages means nothing to the maids who will ring your doorbell during siesta or other bed - related activity. The rooms get a flick over with a mop but the towels were changed often - perhaps this is to make up for the lack of toilet rolls.
There's a superb Continente supermarket next door which typical British supermarkets could learn lessons from. The fruit and veg and bakery were all first class as was the huge selection of wines.
They sell toilet rolls too.
If you want wifi then most restaurants in Albufeira offer free wifi - just ask for the access code. The Brisa Sol also offer reliable wifi for which you'll need to buy access, though this is only 50c for 5 hours access per device. Not fast enough to stream movies but adequate to catch up with email or write Trip Advisor reviews.
Ladies - be careful when wearing stilettos as the pavements are made mostly from mosaic stones which can be loose and slippy (so I'm told).
Check out is 11am. You could try asking for a late check out on your day of departure - good luck trying as the answer is usually no from those I spoke to. They do offer a baggage room though if you don't fancy dragging your cases around on your last day.
The tourist train stops right outside the hotel and will take you to The Strip or the old town , so get an all day ticket for â¬4 and hop on and off. Trains run every 20mins during summer season.
We didn't eat or drink in the hotel as we chose to eat out every day. There's something to suit every pocket from tourist menus offering 3 courses for less than â¬10 to restaurants offering finer fayre.
So, you pay your money and make your choice. We'll return to Albufeira soon but might try Brisa Sol again in another 10 years.More
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