About the property
- Apartment914 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Studio (sleeps 2-3), 1 bedroom (sleeps 2-4), 2 bedroom (sleeps 4-6)
The Solcosta Apartments Resort is located approximately 4km from the beach and Old Town of Albufeira and consists of three small blocks of 25 apartments around a large swimming pool in 2 bed, 1 bed and studio apartments variety (we can also accommodate larger families in a few apartments ) All apartments are fully air conditioned with sat TV, direct dial telephones, safes, balconies, free WI-FI, full bathrooms & fully equipped kitchens. Mature garden, large outdoor swimming pool and children's pool with plenty of sun loungers, coin laundry, parking, Reception bar, pool bar with ping-pong table & snooker table in July & Aug, dental clinic, hairdresser, courtesy minibus April-October to the centre of Albufeira and fully equipped gymnasium. Conveniently located nearby are various restaurants, bars, bus stop, supermarket, market, chemist, baker, butcher, banks, paper shop and local church.
- All rates are per apartment per week in euros (not per person).
PLEASE ASK FOR RATES IN POUNDS STERLING.
- Arrivals any day of the week (flights are usually cheaper midweek).
- Shorter stays than 1 week possible, subject to availability.
- 50% deposit required when making a reservation.
For bookings made now for spring and summer 2018 it’s also possible
to pay now 25% deposit and second 25% deposit - 8 weeks before arrival
( please let us know if you prefer this option )
- Balance ( 50% ) is payable in reception on arrival.
- Payment can be made by bank transfer or with Visa / MasterCard.
Payment instructions will be send together with booking confirmation.
More details on our resort:
All apartments are furnished with a fully equipped kitchen, air conditioning and heating system, satellite TV, direct dial telephone, wireless internet, safe, full bathroom and a balcony with either a pool side or village/country view.
Surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens Solcosta offers its guests an outdoor swimming pool and separate children's pool, snack bar with ping-pong table and snooker table in July and August, coin laundry, private parking, Reception bar open all year, dental clinic, hairdresser, courtesy minibus from April to October to the centre of Albufeira and fully equipped gymnasium.
Mature garden with shaded areas if required, very attractive pond with fountain & small bridge running length of reception which contains large fish/turtles
Safe and well lit premises with CCTV in operation. Large lawn behind the resort very popular with the kids. Outdoor barbeque area. Maid service included every 3 days. Bed linen and bathroom towels included.
FREE wireless internet !
- ALSO AIR CONDIITONED 3 BEDROOM VILLAS & VILLA 1 & 2 BEDROOM APARTMENTS
We also have beautiful 3 bedroom villas with private gardens and pools. Please see property 7717 and on Owners Direct property P7409.
Alternatively we can offer air conditioned 1 & 2 bedroom apartments or bedroom with private bathroom at superb Villa Eber in Albufeira with large swimming pool, maid service and private parking. For more information and photographs please see property 5841.
- CAR HIRE & PRIVATE AIRPORT TRANSFERS
For guests wishing to rent a car we can make arrangements with a local car firm at competitive rates with efficient and personal service. You can pick up the car at Faro Airport or have it delivered direct to Resort Solcosta.
We can also reserve a taxi or a minibus from Faro Airport. The driver will await your arrival and bring you direct to the Resort.
The costs is from €36.00 for up to 4pax and €48.00 for up to 6pax and the journey usually takes about 35 minutes.
Air conditioned courtesy minibus available from the Resort to the centre of Albufeira and beaches
( April to October - twice per day Monday to Friday )
There is now also a local bus service every 30 minutes with the bus stop 150 meters from the resort to all parts of Albufeira including Old Town, Marina and the strip.
Golf, water parks, Zoomarine, Algarve Shopping with cinemas and golden beaches of Albufeira are only a few minutes by car.
A superb choice for your dream holiday at an unbeatable price !
- OUR BEST EVER WINTER SUN 2017 / 2018 SPECIAL OFFER – Stay minimum 1 month from November 2017 to April 2018 and get unbelievable rates as follows :
- Studio apartment - €550.00 PER MONTH
- 1 bedroom apartment - €650.00 PER MONTH
- 2 bedroom apartment €750.00 PER MONTH
WINTER SUN rates do not include electricity which will be charged at €0.28 per kilowatt plus VAT and payable locally each month.
WINTER SUN rates include maid service once per week with change of linen and towels.
Limited availability - BOOK EARLY !
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 19, 2018
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Solcosta apartment - family of 4 (children aged 7 and 14) , Newcastle
The apartment was extremely spacious, very clean. The decor was a tad dated but practical for the weeks stay. The layout was airy and air conditioning was ideal for the 35 degree plus temperatures during our stay. The balcony area was again a really good size with loungers and table and chairs. The pool was clean and a good size but did have an issue - whatever the cleaning agent they used in the pool caused major skin irritation to our 7 year child and other of a similar age staying at the apartments. We ended up not using the pool and ventured down into Albufeira and went to the beach. There was not a lot in the surrounding town of Ferrerias (the main rail station for Albufeira - is probably the highlight.) There were no restaurants within walking distance and only a couple of places to get a drink. We took train from Ferrerias to Lagos for the day - nice trip out and
Lagos was a very pretty town with nice beach and marina. (cost 33 euros return) Albufeira was a taxi ride from Solcosta and cost 7 euros each way. Although there was a bus service unfortunately it didn't go right into the centre of Albuferia without changing buses at the bus station. In hindsight it was probably worth having a car. These apartments are ideal for a more relaxed quiet time with the family and with a car would make it an ideal base for exploring the beautiful area. I would recommend the apartments, we think the issue with the pool is easily resolved and we did tell the manager and other guests had stayed previous year without problems. The manager was a charming man and spoke good English however he could have done with some extra help as he seemed to work 24/7!!
Thank you very much for your comprehensive review, really happy you
have enjoyed the Algarve, your stay at Solcosta and found the apartments
spacious, clean and with added bonus of air conditioning which keeps them
nice and cool in the summer months.
The swimming pool has specialised treatment by a company which ensure
the correct level of chlorine and other products is used. Children often spend
lots of time in the water and it’s always good to use goggles and garden
shower after being in the pool.
Occasionally some children may get skin irritation if allergic to pool products
and may be advisable for them to reduce the time spend in the water.
There are actually 4 restaurants within walking distance of Solcosta, like O’Pote
just around the corner 100 meters from the resort, Vintage Tapas on roundabout
50 meters, Restaurante Refugio do Vicente, 200 meters and Restaurante Nora
by the football station, about 400 meters.
There are another 3 restaurants within 10-15 minutes walk, so there is
plenty of choice for the all week for the guests who don’t want to cook or go to
the old town.
The train station which is only a within 15 minutes walk is a great start point
for guests wishing to discover other parts of Algarve.
The tickets are very reasonable and train run across the all Algarve with Lagos
definitely a great place to visit. Some guests also take the opportunity to go
to visit Lisbon which cost just over 20 euros and takes under 3 hours by train.
( you can take early morning train and come back with the last one in the
I hope to hear from you again of you decide to return to the Algarve
Best wishes to all the Family
A GOOD PLACE TO STAY IN ALGARVE
The apartment was good, clean, very spacious. It could have more "kitchen stuff". There was no hair dryer as advertised...
The location is OK but requires you to have a car to move around. The parking is not good at all, it could be very much improved if the management wanted to, just by marking the spaces (it is outside and exposed).
Thank you very much for your review, really happy you have enjoyed Solcosta and liked the apartment.
Some of our guests rent cars and some are happy to use the local bus which has a stop outside and run to various part of Albufeira twice per hour. Taxis are also very reasonable at 6-7 euros to old town,
In the summer it’s also possible to use our courtesy minibus to old town. The hairdryers are available from reception on request and there is a private parking at the front for about 8-10 cars.
The other 20 or so parking places on the front of the resort are public, so anyone can actually park there.
We also have some limited parking places inside the resort behind automatic gates, if you need one of those in the future please request one when you make a booking. Hope to hear from you sometime in the near future if you decide to return to the Algarve.
Excellent apartments for a relaxing family holiday
First impressions did not disappoint. The grounds of these well kept apartments are lovely and the pool area is clean and spacious with plenty of sunbeds. The apartments, although in need of a little upgrading, are spacious and spotlessly clean. All the staff at the complex were very friendly and nothing was too much trouble for them. There are plenty of local portuguese cafes and restaurants withing Ferrerias, meaning we didnt have to travel very far to find delicious local food and with a BBQ area available for use within the grounds of the Solcosta, a trip to the local butchers meant we had an enjoyable evening by the BBQ. We will definately be returning to these apartments, as they have everything you need for a relaxing holiday by the pool away from all the hustle and bustle of Albufeira. An excellent time was had by all, as there were teenagers and over 60's in our group, and we all had fun. Airport transfers were arranged through this site, and we had no issues with them whatsoever. Definately, definately, definately be back soon!!
Thank you very much for your superb review ! Truly delighted you have enjoyed the holidays and your stay at Solcosta.
I hope all family took many good memories back home and look forward to hear from you in the near future when you are ready for another break !
Loved it! Solcosta (2 adults & boy 12, girl 8)
We didn't want to leave. My wife said on arrival that my research had been worthwhile as the apartment was like a home from home. The kids loved the pool and would have spent every day there given the choice.
We knew before we went that the apartment was a few km from Albufeira but with the car this was a doddle. Reception offered us the free shuttle into Albufeira but to be honest the kids had a lie in almost every day - a lie in! We also knew that there wasn't a huge variety of eating places round there - however we really liked the restaurant round the corner and went there 3 times.
The snack bar at Solcosta was great - I really liked the omelettes and my son loved the burger. The staff at the complex were fantastic - all we had to do was ask. We had some noisy French neighbours above us but you can get that anywhere.
We would go back there in a flash and would be delighted to stay at Solcosta again if there is space. I only wished that I had received a text to tell me that we'd won the lottery and we would have stayed longer. Normally at the end of 2 weeks, you wish for your own bed but we didn't once. Thanks Andrew for your helpful advice beforehand and even since.
A thoroughly memorable holiday - thank you
A hidden gem
We have just returned from the SolCosta after spending 11 days basking in the sun around the beautiful pool. I don't normally write reviews but we were so impressed with the resort I felt I should share the experience.
Firstly the man on reception who checked us in on arrival & ran the snack bar throughout the day helped make our holiday as nothing was too much trouble & also recommended a few places for us to visit etc, He is a lovely man & a credit to your resort.
We mainly went into Albufeira in the evenings as we have too teenagers ( 19 & 16) who wanted to be where it all happened, this was approximately 8 euro each way in a taxi. However we did stay local a couple of times & ate at "Nicola" which is just round the corner & the food was delicious, plentiful & extrmely good value for money. We also finished our evenings in the bar across the road " Cafe Lisboa", again a good place to watch the world go by whilst having a cheap nightcap. I wouldn't hesitate recommending the resort to anyone & will definitely be returning as we were made so welcome from the moment we arrived.
The snack bar around the pool was also a nice change as although we were self catering we didn't want to be cooking on holiday & found it was very well priced for everything. If you do wish to eat in though there is a bakers around the corner & an InterMarche supermarket about 10 mins walk away.
I can't write anything bad about the resort at all & hope go you have as good a time as us.
Thanks also to Andrew for all your assistance when booking the holiday & making it as smooth as you did.
See you all again soon xx
What a superb review ! Thank you very much ! I am delighted you have
enjoyed the Algarve and your stay at Solcosta and truly appreciate you
finding time to write the review. I am sure this will help our future guests
with the decision to come and stay with us. Thanks again and best
wishes to all the family. Hope to hear from you some time in the near
I have passed your comments to Armenio in the snack bar, without
a doubt it made his day !
review of Solcosta Apartments. Portugal
We had never visited Portugal before and really enjoyed our stay. Andrew was very helpful with the booking including the transfer taxi. The manager was also very helpful and himself and the staff spoke good english and explained where local amenities were and also took us into Albefeira a couple of times in the minibus. Our daughters' thoroughly enjoyed the pool. The only negatives for us were that our apartment faced the busy road at the front of the complex. The traffic and noise seemed to go on for most of the night which did disturb our sleep. The other negative being that without a car there wasn't really anywhere to go for a relaxing stroll in the evening. We ate at 'Nicola's restaurant several times and found the food to be of excellent quality and reasonably priced. We would definitely recommend these apartments, however if we were to book again would ask for accomodation around the pool area as this seemed quieter.
Algarve is a region renowned for its mild and sunny climate, its miles of glorious sandy beaches with their stunning rock formations and its excellent sport facilities. It boasts an average of 3000 hours of sunshine per year. It’s mild all year round with virtually no rain in the summer months. February sees the start of the spring and it's warm in October. The old town of Albufeira which perches on the cliff top overlooking the beach, retains a distinctive Moorish character and you can still see the fisherman bringing in their catch on Praia dos Pescadores (Fisherman’s beach) There are two excellent local restaurants with bars open until late just 50 metres from the resort and two more within 5 -10 minutes walk (one of them serving only famous chicken piri-piri at fantastic prices!) Algarve Shopping with large food store, many restaurants, bowling and cinemas is only a few minutes by car as is Zoomarine, Albufeira Marina, water parks and golf. Golf: There are currently 25 courses in the space of 100 miles of coastline, with more under construction. Most of the Algarve golf courses are within half an hour drive from our Resort, some only 15 minutes. Over the last few years the Portuguese Open has been hosted variously at Penina, Villa Sol and Sao Lourenzo, all of which may be included in the list of top European championship courses. Warm playing conditions and immaculately manicured fairways and greens are the norm in the Algarve. Whatever your level of skills or dedication there is a course for you in the Algarve.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
- Please note all the above rates are for a 2 bedroom apartment based on 4pax. Extra person €70.00 per week. - Included in the price is air conditioning, electricity, water, beds linen, bathroom, towels, maid service every 3 days, final cleaning, use of swimming pool, sun loungers, use of gymnasium, courtesy minibus to old town and beaches, parking, WI-FI in the apartment and around the resort.