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Self-catering Apartment in Albufeira with Pool, Wi-Fi, UK TV

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Ideally located between The Strip & Old Town, near Oura Beach & local amenities

This lovely top floor apartment receives ALL DAY SUN and directly OVERLOOKS THE SWIMMING POOL, with VIEWS OVER ALBUFEIRA.

The long BALCONY leads off the living room and twin bedroom and has an outdoor table and chairs for AL FRESCO DINING AND SUNBATHING and is perfect for a relaxing and unforgettable self-catering holiday.

The apartment has dedicated UK TV, with BBC, ITV and many other channels, as well as Portuguese TV.

There is also DEDICATED WI-FI ACCESS in the apartment at a nominal charge.

It has its OWN SUN LOUNGERS AT THE SWIMMING POOL, so there is never a concern of there not being enough.

FULLY AIR CONDITIONED and HEATED in bedrooms and living room, makes this apartment in Solario de Sao Jose perfect for year-round vacation rentals.

FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHEN with top of the range appliances for every self-catering need.

SOLARIO de Sao jose is a small complex of 42 apartments, so it NEVER GETS OVERCROWDED. It is within EASY WALKING distance of the main hub of ALBUFEIRA.

It is QUIETLY POSITIONED off the main street of albufeira, IN A PRIME LOCATION, in close proximity to The Strip, restaurants, nightclubs, bars, Bullring, supermarkets, shops, internet cafés and the beach.

It has EXCELLENT ON-SITE FACILITIES with a roof-top barbecue on every block with spectacular panoramic views over Albufeira, children's playground, gym, squash court, sauna and games.

Solario de Sao Jose is a CHILD FRIENDLY RESORT with a children’s swimming pool with 2 levels and a playground next to the pool.

Within a 5 - 10 minute walk, you will find THE STRIP, many restaurants, shops, bars, nightclubs, a taxi rank and the tourist train, connecting visitors to the Old Town and local beaches. THE OLD TOWN AND BEACHES are a 15 minute walk away.

SOLARIO de Sao Jose has excellent SECURITY ACCESS at all entrances and security shutters in the apartments.

PARKING IS FREELY AVAILABLE outside the apartments.

The ALGARVE has some of the finest SANDY BEACHES in Europe and Albufeira has several BLUE FLAG BEACHES to enjoy. All of them are in picturesque settings, with BEACH RESTAURANTS nestling in the sand or set against the majestic cliffs.

Enjoy a COMPLIMENTARY WELCOME PACK from Algarve Getaways, when you arrive, with snacks and drinks after a long journey. We can also provide breakfast packs, beer, champagne or a cake for that special occasion.

PERSONAL MEET AND GREET by a member of the Algarve Getaways local management team, who are available throughout your stay should you need them.

ALBUFEIRA is also the BEST LOCATION IN THE ALGARVE FOR WINTER SUN and out of season bookings, as it is always open for business.

WITH OVER 300 DAYS OF SUNSHINE A YEAR, you can laze on the beaches and soak up the sun and savour the fresh mouth-watering food on offer at the BEACH RESTAURANTS.

Algarve Getaways’ INFORMATION FOLDER in each apartment is packed with restaurant recommendations, activities, sports, sightseeing and golf info, as well as public transport and so much more.

BABY EQUIPMENT: Cots, highchairs and pushchairs are available for hire. BABY BOUNCERS supplied FREE of charge.

CHILDREN ARE WELCOME EVERYWHERE in Portugal and restaurants in Albufeira will be happy to cater for them. Many bars have karaoke and children’s facilities for them, including TV games, table football and quiz nights.

AIRPORT TRANSFERS, golf transfers and transfers to and from the station, theme parks or any other location can be arranged.

A CAR IS NOT NECESSARY if you are staying in Solario de Sao Jose, as Albufeira is well placed in the centre of the Algarve, with good public transport available.

A RENTAL CAR will however allow you the freedom to explore more of the Algarve with its interesting towns and beautiful beaches.

No bookings from under 21´s. No groups of teenagers, stag or hen parties.



More Details
Registration Number : Nº 12322/AL

Property Manager
Algarve Getaways
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2018

About Algarve Getaways

Algarve Getaways has been renting luxury self-catering holiday apartments and villas in the Algarve, Portugal since 2000.

The personalised customer service, from your initial enquiry, through the booking process and guest support, when you arrive in the Algarve, is what sets Algarve Getaways apart from the rest.

Book your holiday of a lifetime, with confidence, starting with a complimentary welcome pack on arrival and a warm greeting from a member of our local management team, who will be on hand throughout your stay.

We take your safety and security seriously and Algarve Getaways is proud to be associated with Safe Communities Algarve.

Large groups can easily be accommodated. We can also arrange airport transfers, baby equipment, golf clubs, Wi-Fi and breakfast packs if you are arriving late and any special requirements.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in the Albufeira in the Faro District

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Lift
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • The bathroom has a bath with shower, heated towel rail and hair-dryer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Cots and high chairs are available for hire. Baby bouncers are provided free of charge, on request.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Facilities: - Squash Court - Small Gym - Sauna - Games Room: Pool, Table football, Air hockey, Arcade games - Swimming Pool 15m x 8m - Children’s Swimming Pool - Children’s Playground - Showers - Roof terrace barbecue on each block - Ample free parking


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Self-catering Apartment in Albufeira with Pool, Wi-Fi, UK TV
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

Fabulous apartment

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is in a wonderful position near to the Strip but close enough to walk to the Old Town and even the marina.

The apartment itself is fabulous, spotlessly clean with lovely modern furniture and extremely comfortable beds.

It is at the top of a hill but it is not too steep at all. There is a Pingo Doce supermarket at the bottom of the hill which is adequate for all holiday shopping.

We found the best restaurants to be at the top end of the strip which is only a couple of minutes walk away. The beach is about 15 minutes walk too. There is a lovely bar called Bora Bora on the way to the beach which is very reasonable.

Would definitely recommend this apartment .

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review, we appreciate great feedback! Delighted that you loved the apartment and the very comfy beds, making your stay enjoyable and relaxing. Good to see you found a bar that you enjoyed, and that you will recommend this apartment at Solário de São José in Albufeira, we look forward to seeing you in the future. Best Wishes Julie at Algarve Getaways.
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Fantastic family holiday

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying here and once again the whole experience was fantastic. The Algarve Getaways team are thorough professionals and the location is perfect for a family of 5. It is secure and not overly crowded even in August. We will be back. Thanks guys.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review and kind words. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much, in this popular family complex. If the kids are happy, the parents are happy and that makes us happy! We look forward to welcoming you back again. Best wishes, Barbara at Algarve Getaways
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Noisy and functional

  • 3 of 5

The property suited our needs we needed the space as we had a toddler with us. However there was large scale building on the site next door. It started at 8 am every day. They worked Saturdays!

We spoke to Algrave gateway and they sent a cleaner in to mop the dust off the floors (this was helpful with the baby).

Algrave gateways were professional but we would not return to this property.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry that your holiday was disrupted by building work, which started the day before you arrived. Unfortunately we have no control over this but we did everything that we could to make your holiday comfortable, including offering to move you to another apartment, which you refused. The building works should be completed before the start of next season. Best wishes, Barbara at Algarve Getaways
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Rayleigh, Essex

Very comfortable accomodation

  • 5 of 5

This apartment exceeded our expectations. It was spacious, light and airy and in very good order. There were 5 of us (2 adults and 3 kids 9 to 14 yrs and we still had plenty of space).

the complex itself was very nice and it was great having the pool nearby and allocated sunbeds.

We expecially enjoyed the sunsets while eating our dinner on our slightly narrow but nonetheless adequate balcony!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2010
  • Date of Stay: August 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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London, England

Absolutely Algarve

  • 5 of 5

It was like a home from home. Everything we wanted was there in the apartment or at the complex. You can see that the whole place is well looked after and maintained.

The owners have decorated in a simple but effective way adding some personal touches. It was great to have some DVDs and games for the few dull days.

The service from Algarve getaways was exemplary. We arranged a car through them and were visited on arrival to make sure everything was as it should be. I really liked the welcome pack as we could have a cup of tea straight away.

It was really convenient to have a supermarket just down the road and the brochure had good recommendations about restaurants and places of interest.

I would thoroughly recommend this complex and the algarve to anyone who would like a holiday in the sun or least warmer weather.

There is something for everyone whether you want to go to a bar and boogie or have a quiet romantic meal. You can go for great walks or swim or take a drive into the countryside.

I loved it and would go again at the drop of a hat

  • Review Submitted: 16-Feb-2010
  • Date of Stay: January 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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London, England

Sunny Solario

  • 5 of 5

The place is fantastic with all the facilities. It is a lovely and clean and has those extra touches like books, DVDs and games for us to use.

The sun shone for most of the time and enen when it wasn't, the place is so bright that it felt like the sun was shining.

The welcome from Algarve Getaways was excellent and I felt I could always contact them if I needed to, which luckily I didn't.

The fact there is a super market just down the road made shopping so much easier.

i would highly recommend this complex to anyone who wants to visit the Algarve. I have seen others and none have the facilities, security, friendliness, and comfort of this one.


  • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2010
  • Date of Stay: February 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Faro International, a 30 minute drive
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Kilometres
Several bars within 3 - 5 minute walk
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Balaia Golf, a 5 minute drive away
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Ferreiras Station, an 8 minute drive away
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
Several restaurants within 3 - 5 minute walk
Car: not necessary

SOLARIO DE SAO JOSE is in a prime location, in the centre of Albufeira, with THE STRIP, a 7 minute walk away and the OLD TOWN and BEACHES, a 15 minute walk away.

The OLD TOWN OF ALBUFEIRA is one of the most POPULAR tourist areas in the ALGARVE, with street entertainers and market stalls, live music, restaurants, shops and bars spilling onto the narrow cobbled streets and a WONDERFUL ATMOSPHERE.

Many WATER-SPORTS can be enjoyed from OURA BEACH, FISHERMAN’S BEACH or ALBUFEIRA MARINA, such as water-skiing, parasailing, scuba-diving, jet-skiing, dolphin watching, cave exploring, deep-sea fishing, sailing and cruises.

VILAMOURA MARINA, one of the largest Marinas in Europe, is a 15 minute drive from Solario de Sao Jose.

ALBUFEIRA is located in the CENTRAL ALGARVE and is perfectly placed for visiting many top attractions, with buses to theme parks stopping nearby.

Popular WATER-PARKS include Slide & Splash, Aqualand and ZOOMARINE, the wonderful aqua-theme park with its dolphin interaction program, is a must for the whole family.

THE BUS STOP, is a 2 minute walk from Solario de Sao Jose, with buses running every 30 minutes all day and most of the night.

An excellent SUPERMARKET, open 7 days a week, is also located a 2 minute walk away.

THE TOURIST TRAIN does a circular route every 20 minutes to The Strip, Oura Beach, the Old Town and Fisherman's Beach and Albufeira Shopping.

AIRPORT TRANSFERS can be arranged by us at a total one-way price of €32 for 1 - 4 guests and €42 for 5 - 8 guests. FREE WIFI on all vehicles.

CAR HIRE: use the car rental search engine on ALGARVE GETAWAYS to find the most competitive rates.

PARKING IS FREELY AVAILABLE outside the apartment.

ALGARVE SHOPPING, with its many restaurants, shops and cinemas is a 15 minute drive away, also accessible by bus. There is a FREE bus service to and from Albufeira, between March and October.

SIR CLIFF RICHARD’S VINEYARD, Adega do Cantor; and Portugal’s famous CHICKEN PIRI-PIRI RESTAURANTS, are all located in Guia, just 10 minutes’ drive away.

SOLARIO de Sao Jose is also perfectly situated for GOLFERS with Balaia golf course less than a 5 minute drive away and the Sheraton Pine Cliffs, the world class golf courses of Vilamoura and Salgados golf course on the western side of Albufeira, an easy 10 minute drive away.

We also HIRE out GOLF CLUBS and can arrange GOLF TRANSFERS.

CHEAP FLIGHTS can be booked to FARO AIRPORT. See the ALGARVE GETAWAYS ‘Links Page’ for links to numerous airlines.

You can also fly to LISBON or SEVILLE, both 2 hours away by car. There is a regular BUS SERVICE from both cities, as well as an excellent TRAIN SERVICE from Lisbon to Albufeira (Ferreiras).

Details on BUS SERVICES in the Algarve and to Lisbon and Spain can also be found through the ALGARVE GETAWAYS ‘Links Page’.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Additional Guest Fee £8.97 per person per night
Refundable Damage Deposit £179.46

Fully flexible on length of stay and changeover days, providing fits with other bookings.
€70 per week for 6th guest on sofa bed. Maximum 5 adults.
Cot hire at €30 per week, high chair €15, stroller €10. Baby bouncer FREE.
Wi-Fi is €25 per week.
Mid-week towel change for weekly bookings. Weekly clean, linen and towel change for longer stays.
No bookings from under 21´s. No groups of teenagers, stag or hen parties.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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