The Aparthotel Brisa Sol has a great location, within easy walking distance of Albufeira’s shops, bars and beaches.
Aparthotel Brisa Sol is set between the new and old parts of Albufeira – you can walk to both in less than 15 minutes. There are plenty of bars and restaurants on both sides, as well as sandy beaches.
Apartments and studios come with kitchenettes, as well as roomy balconies for al fresco dining. There’s also a restaurant and a snack bar, and a big pool edged by a well-kept lawn.
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Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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Dom Pio buffet restaurant
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.
A large pool with plenty of sunbeds and parasols on the lawned area. It's dotted with palm trees if you want to get out of the sun.
The evening entertainment takes place here with regular live music or karaoke.
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1 Bedroom Apartment with Pool View and Balcony
1 bedroom apartments with pool view have a twin bedroom, two extra sofa beds in the separate lounge, a kitchenette, shower in bath, and a balcony with pool view. Just so you know, there's a deposit of 300 euros per person for stag and hen do groups.
1 Bedroom Apartment with Balcony
1 bedroom apartments come with a twin bedroom, separate lounge with two sofa beds, kitchenette, shower in bath and a balcony. Just so you know, there's a deposit of 300 euros per person for stag and hen do groups.
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Nice hotel shame about the views over the car park
Lovely hotel however unless you pre book a pool view all other rooms are to the rear of the hotel overlooking car park and hotel deliver yard!!! We asked on a number of occasions for a change of room but to no avail so no sunshine on our balcony 😟More
Lovely clean studio apartment loved the bathroom with walk in power shower. Staff very friendly and helpful.Excellent location to access the old town the marina and the strip. If you have problems with walking you can get an all day ticket on the little train just outside of hotel. The escalator and lift make access to the old town and beach so much easier.plent of nice restaurants and a big supermarket nearby couldn't ask for more. More
I'm only home a few days from a week stay here. I was honestly delighted with every aspect of it so I've bit of information listed here that may be helpful for anyone thinking of staying here; - The self-catering option is ideal as there is a quiet supermarket next door which has a grocery store etc so you can get some bits for breakfast / lunch. There's no small freezer part in the fridge though so don't make the mistake of getting ice-cream like I did. - It's a 5 minute walk to the beach (see image attached). Just step outside, make a left, walk straight, make the next left and follow the road around. - There's a cake shop attached to the hotel, my partner loved it. Good priced and open to 1am if you're that way inclined. - There's a KFC & Mickey D's across the road, we didn't go here but I assume it's the same stuff as everywhere else. - Old town is a 10 minute walk maximum away, again just exit the hotel, turn left and walk straight until you reach it. The people trying to get you into their establishment can be annoying but overall Old Town is very enjoyable. - There is always sun loungers available, always. No matter what the time of day there'll be one close to the pool. - The place is spotless. - You'll really enjoy the pool, it's a nice size. I myself didn't spot a life guard actually for anyone with young kids but I'm sure there was one. - The pool bar is fairly expensive so I'd say sneak a few beers down! Overall, loved it and will be back.More
Sam O, 186609
Hero to Zero…
We stayed at the Brisa Sol from Mon 17th July to Mon 31st July 2017. Firstly, I would like to say that the staff in this hotel are great – particularly the restaurant staff – Ruzdhi (correct spelling?) in particular – who were a great hit with our children. Thank you! The overall hotel has good facilities and is clean, tidy and well located – although there was a fair bit of litter on the grass area around the swimming pool and during our second week sun loungers by the pool were difficult to come by. Our apartment was nice and spacious although we would have very much liked to have more storage space “higher up” out of the reach of small children! :-) The staff and hotel facilities would get a 5 star rating. However, the hotel manager’s policies ruined the whole lot for us… Prior to our arrival at the Brisa Sol we contacted our tour operator (Jet2 Holidays, who we’ve travelled with many times) to request having some aspects of our apartment set up to make things easier for our 2 children (aged 3 and 10 months): 1. a cot bed in the bedroom, 2. a high chair in the kitchen area (as it’s an aparthotel, with a kitchen and a table and chairs for meals in the room as well as on the balcony), 3. Move one single bed from the bedroom to the lounge area, add a second single bed to the lounge and take away one single sofa bed (from the lounge). [This would enable our two children to share the bedroom and us parents to sleep together in the lounge.] Upon our arrival only the cot bed aspect had been actioned. My wife spoke with reception and was politely told that: 1. they don’t move furniture about and 2. they don’t provide highchairs in rooms – even though our room had a kitchen with a table and chairs and we were staying on a B&B basis with a need to feed our 10 month old daughter at other meal times in our apartment. I understand that we made a series of “requests” through Jet2 to the hotel and that the hotel isn’t obliged to satisfy our every whim, but none of them were unreasonable in the circumstances. We were very angry about this situation – which is not at all family friendly and discriminates against very young children. Initially, all four of us walked across Albufeira to find the Jet2 office during the afternoon on Mon 17th having arrived at lunchtime and spoke with them to gain an understanding of our position and options. Apparently, not providing high chairs for rooms is common in Portugal. Jet2 advised us that we needed to speak to our hotel rep – Debbie – to take matters further. We did this that same evening. Debbie suggested a slightly simpler solution to the bed arrangements: that both single beds could be moved from the bedroom into the lounge area and one sofa bed moved into the bedroom. We liked her idea so she took it to the hotel manager. Debbie had to spend half an hour convincing the hotel manager to facilitate making the bed arrangement changes, but he would not back down on not providing us with a high chair – we had to purchase one ourselves in-resort. The beds were sorted out the following day in the afternoon (~2pm), much to our satisfaction and thanks to Debbie’s efforts. All of this took up notable hours and effort which simply should not have been the case. However, having a room in an aparthotel with a kitchen where you have meals for the whole family (that includes an infant) absolutely should include provision of a high chair if requested. Not doing so is discriminatory and we will never accept any excuse that the hotel manager (or anyone else for that matter) can come up with; why provide any chairs at all?! It is not a family-friendly position to take and despite Jet2’s (Debbie’s) significant effort has resulted in a one star (scathing) review here on TripAdvisor rather than the 5 stars it would otherwise have been fo rthe hotel. For anyone else travelling with Jet2 to Albufeira with an infant in need of a high chair and who is stuck in the same situation – we donated the high chair we purchased to the local Jet2 office so that others could borrow it and so wouldn’t have the same problem that we had. There was no way we were going to leave it for the hotel to gain from our purchase!More
Patrick F, 187069
Room very disappointing
Just back from 10days at Brisa Sol booked studio for self catering arriving the reception/ bar/ public areas all looked lovely. then we went to our room and are opinion of the hotel soon changed, it was very dull due to having no patio doors just a small window, never stayed in any other hotel abroad that was like this. There was a wooden door which lead onto an extremely small terrace which just about accommodated a small table and 2 chairs and it was overlooking the car park. In terms of self catering it had a fridge with no freezer compartment, 2 ring hob and a rather old style microwave, fortunately we eat out every evening. I went to reception and said I was very disappointed with the room and asked if we could be moved and was prepared to pay to upgrade to a pool view room. (My daughter had been given a pool view room it was much bigger and had patio doors leading out to a large balcony) the manager on reception was very abrupt and said you got what you booked and hotel is fully booked. Over the 10 days I over heard other people at reception with the same complaint and they were all given the same answer. There was no daytime entertainment and the evening entertainment was the same every night. On one morning we decided to try breakfast in the restaurant which was 8.20euro the fruit tasted like it had been in the juice for days, the sausages were awful and the fried eggs appeared to have been sitting under the heater for too long and were like rubber we were so glad we hadn't gone half board. The pool area opened at 8.00 but people queued from 7.30 with piles of towels which they placed on the beds around the pool and then disappeared many not returning to occupy the beds for several hours. The location of the hotel is very good but my advise would be make sure you book a pool view room and go self catering.More
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