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. This hotel is part of the Skytours range until April 2017.
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.
These studios infuse traditional and modern furnishings. They come with a balcony for that extra space. And they have a twin bedroom, a kitchenette and a lounge area with a sofa-bed. Plus you'll also find air-conditioning and a TV included.
This hotel is a great hotel and good for the self catering half board and full board visitors.
My groups visit is the 4th year we have selected this hotel and we are in process for booking for next year.
The group of 16 golfers where we'll looked after by the staff and directors of this well established hotels. It is a great location central to all your needs.
The pool is first class, with great sun beds and great service and snacks.
Nothing was an effort for the staff and they are always polite and helpful.
We as a group will never look past this hotel.More
2nd visit just as good
Stayed here from middle of June for 10 days and enjoyed every minute we had an appartment overlooking pool costs more but worth it, room large with tv in lounge and bedroom , no problem getting sunbeds in the morning there is a que of people who want a certain spot but there are plenty of beds and by around 11am there were still beds free so we never had any issues.staff helpfull and rooms cleaned with fresh towels everyday.More
So much to offer but so dissapointed
Once we arrived at the hotel we were even more excited than when we booked. The staff were so considerate and all looked good. We were told our room was on same floor as the restaurant and pool but that's sadly were the good news stopped. The room was perfect - all requirements catered for and the cleaning staff were so efficient - but once we went out to the balcony our hearts dropped. Our view was a delivery area / car park and this and only this almost ruined our holiday. Our plan was to breakfast and at times relax on our private balcony but the noise from 7am most mornings and the smell of fuel coupled with the lack of privacy ruined this option. Within 5 minutes of arriving we requested a change and were willing to pay extra but were told that the hotel was full - this was not the case from what we saw and no option of room changing even on a daily basis was offered - we would have accepted this. My advice would be pay the extra in advance so as to avoid our disappointment but surely hotels should make their customers aware of what we had to put up with - and we were not the only ones. A costly lesson learned.More
We chose the Brisa Sol based on trip advisor reviews and proximity to the old town.
On arrival we were given a basic rundown of the direction to our pool view studio room which was on the street level , first impressions were nice and friendly and on entering the room how clean it was. The balcony was large with a pool and sea view , a small table and 2 chairs, the balcony was in the shade until the afternoon, and then it was a sun trap, the table top getting really hot.
In the room was 2 single beds pushed together, very comfortable beds, a settee bed and a small coffee table. The kitchenette consisted of a microwave a toaster and a 2 ring hob, a fridge and a kettle, all crockery was spotless clean enough for 4 people, a wine bottle opener and t towels provided and changed daily. The wall mounted TV had Bbc 1 , 2 Itv and channel 4, sky news etc etc .
The bathroom had a hairdryer and a really good shower hot water never a problem, all towels were changed daily and housekeeping was really good. There were 2 wardrobe areas, one had 4 drawers, the other had hanging space and was where the safe was located. The key for the safe was â¬25 for the week, but on return you got â¬15 back. The air conditioning was free and was very effective. I was expecting to get Wifi and for â¬1 you could get 8 hours, however I was unable to connect at any time so it was very hit and miss according to the other guests that did manage to connect. The sunbed situation, there are plenty of sunbeds around the pool, but when the doors open at 9 am it is like a swarm of bees, people racing to get beds, then racing to get bed pads, some taking 2 and 3 for each bed, I found this entertaining while having a coffee on the balcony. Around the pool area is a children's play area, with soft play toys and a pool room, toilets and a cafe serving drinks ice creams and food, the food was of good quality. Children's areas of the pool and shaded areas under trees. We were on a self catering basis and never went in the restaurant so cannot comment on the bed and breakfast and half board basis. The hotel bar was always quite quiet while we were there, they did have all the football on and a couple of times had entertainment.
The hotel is in a great position for the old town and is no more than a 10 min walk turning left outside the hotel. There are bars directly across the street from the hotel and eating places, including Macdonalds and KFC. The cake shop attached to the hotel on the left is worth more than one visit, serving snacks full meals and yes cakes, which are very reasonable in price and huge !! So hard to choose.
The shopping centre 2 mins walk to the right of the hotel as a large supermarket, money exchange [ western union ] and on the downstairs level is a number of shops and eating places. It was handy to get basic items like water in the large bottles without having too far to carry it back. The hotel does have a small shop for papers water etc etc.
All in all it was a lovely hotel no complaints as such, a few minor things I noticed wernt in the room , a shaving mirror and bedside drawer, just a table, the wifi very unpredictable. I would not hesitate to return to the brisa sol, everyone was friendly, the hotel and rooms were spotless, and it's in a really good position.
I would have been upset if I had not pre booked a pool view room and ended up in a car park view room, like a previous reviewer said, no privacy at all and too noisy, if I was getting this type of room at a drastically reduced rate I would take it, but for the minimal amount it is to have the pool view room it is worth booking it in advance.More
Fantastic hotel but pool a let down
This hotel is lovely. Spotless hygiene can't fault it. Food is ok. Pool is big and plenty of sunbeds however, you have to be ready to queue up before 9am to get on one. I've been coming to the Algarve for 5 years and never before have a experienced a hotel where you have to queue to get into the pool area and people run for their life to get a sunbed. We paid more for this hotel this time around but as lovely as it was we will be returning to the cheaper place down the road next year to avoid the pool dramas! More