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Solrio - outstanding 2 bed apartment (sleeps 6) in the heart of Alvor. AL9493/AL

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,054 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 bedroom / 2 bathroom air conditioned / heated / Free Wi-Fi sleeps up to 6

Luxurious 98 sq.m 2 bedroom apartment ideally situated in the heart of Alvor. The apartment enjoys wonderful views over the estuary, surrounding countryside and mountains in the distance. Decorated and furnished to the highest standards the apartment consists of 2 air conditioned / heated double bedrooms with balconies and 2 modern, fully tiled bathrooms consisting of separate shower and bath

The large air conditioned / heated open plan lounge and dining area provides free wi-fi, plenty of space to relax and watch satellite TV (including Sky and BT Sports), listen to music on the i-pod docking station or alternatively take advantage of the large upstairs private terrace to enjoy stunning views over Alvor whilst cooking on the purpose built brick BBQ. The modern kitchen consists of fridge freezer, electric oven & hob, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine. There are 2 reserved underground parking spaces with a huge store room, lift and video entry system. Our apartment has the Alojamento local (rental licence)

We can easily arrange reliable airport transfers.

The new Pingo Doce supermarket is well stocked and is only 2 minute walk away.

For long term winter lets we are happy to discuss favourable rental rates.

A cot is available on request.

Whilst every care is taken to ensure that the information given to clients is correct, there may be occasions when the facilities provided or the features described may have to be withdrawn. In the event of the failure of appliances / equipment associated with the apartment, we shall endeavour to get them repaired or replaced as soon as possible. We hold no responsibility for any of the aforementioned events occurring.

Should you prefer to liaise with us directly to discuss a potential booking you can do so by emailing

More Details

Mark and Mandy Watson
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time in Alvor which we were re-visiting after our first visit there 24 years ago. Your apartment is lovely and deserves the 'luxury' tag. We loved the tranquility Solrio offers, the roof terrace was great for relaxing and reading and the complex was in a great location beside the village and the walk to the beach is very leisurely. We also liked the fact that it is a small and private complex and your apartment is also very well equipped and very tastefully decorated. We would be very happy to recommend your apartment and would also consider returning if you were agreeable.
Jun 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Alvor in Municipality of Portimão

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1054 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Underground parking is limited to two vehicles and can only be parked in 2F bays. Ensure front door is double locked at all times
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • Both bathrooms provide floor to ceiling tiles, large mirrors and contemporary design.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Both bedrooms provide air conditioning and heater units with ample wardrobe and storage space. The main bedroom consists of a modern, fully tiled and large en-suite.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 16 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The apartment comes complete with an ipod docking station and hairdryer. There are 4 sunbeds on the roof terrace and four around the pool. There are two portable heaters available in the apartment.


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(23 traveller reviews)

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Solrio - outstanding 2 bed apartment (sleeps 6) in the heart of Alvor. AL9493/AL
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

Best Holiday Ever

  • 5 of 5

This was, in my husbands opinion, the best, and most relaxing holiday we have ever had, and we have been taking holidays abroad for 30 years. Our 2 grown-up children came with us this year, as I was celebrating my 50th birthday whilst out there, and they thoroughly enjoyed it too.

The apartment was immaculate, with everything we could've possibly needed at hand. Neil and Helen were very welcoming and helpful upon arrival and throughout our stay. The welcome pack in the apartment was a very nice surprise. The apartment is just a few minutes away from the bars and resturaunts but it was incredibly peaceful. The rooftop terrace was AMAZING, as are the views.

Thank you Mark and Mandy for making our holiday so memorable and thank you for being so helpful when booking this lovely holiday. I'm sure we will be returning soon.

Vanessa, David and family.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Vanessa, David and family, Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. We are so pleased you all had a great holiday and enjoyed Alvor. It would be a pleasure having you stay with us again. Best wishes, Mandy and Mark
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stunning accommodation in fab location

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time to Alvor having always stayed central algarve and we were not disappointed. This accommodation is everything it Claims to be and more. Everything right down to the cutlery is the best of quality with its very central location being the icing on the cake. It was also a lovely touch to have welcoming wine on arrival!! Much appreciated. I'm only sorry we can't return next year due to other plans, but we are now booked for 2018 and cannot wait. Thankyou Mandy for everything.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Patricia, Thank you for your wonderful review and kind words about our apartment. We are absolutely delighted you chose our home for your stay and we look forward to welcoming you again in 2018. Best wishes Mandy and Mark
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Lovely holiday apartment

  • 5 of 5

This is a fabulous apartment, everything we could possibly want was provided and the rooftop terrace was the icing on the cake. Lovely views and a few minutes walk to the "hub" of restaurants, bars and the beach.

Neil was very helpful and welcoming and the welcome pack was much appreciated

Thanks Mark and Mandy we'll be back

Keith and Jeanne Bartles

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Keith and Jeanne, Thank you for your very kind review, we are so pleased you had a great holiday despite the poor weather. It would be a pleasure having you stay with us again in the future. Best wishes, Mandy and Mark
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Excellent apartment

  • 5 of 5

The apartment met and exceeded our needs and expectations! Very clean and homely, we had a great week staying at Solrio. The roof top terrace has beautiful views - very peaceful and yet only a minute from the centre of Alvor.

We've stayed in Alvor many times and this was by far the best apartment we've come across - we will be back!

Thank you so much Mark and Mandy, you made our son's first trip abroad a great one! (As did your lovely property management team!)

Hannah & Michael

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Hannah and Michael, we are delighted you enjoyed our apartment and hope you had a lovely holiday. Thanks so much for looking after it so well and we'd be delighted to have you visit again some time soon. Thanks for your kind comments regarding Helen and Neil, they are brilliant aren't they? All the best Mark and Mandy
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Stunning apartment

  • 5 of 5

Stunning apartment, beautifully decorated and very well equipped with you could possibly need. Lovely views over the countryside and only a few minutes walk into town. We had a lovely holiday despite changeable weather and will definitely come again.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Robert and Carolyn, Thank you so much for such a glowing review. We are so pleased you had a good holiday even though your weather wasn't always kind. We look forward to you staying with us again next year. Best wishes. Mandy and Mark
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5 star!

  • 5 of 5

Our first time in Portugal and what better place to stay than at this lovely modern apartment. It was so spacious and easily accommodated 4 people. The nearness of all the lovely restaurants and supermarket was a definite bonus

The weather was quite mixed whilst we were there but we still managed to have a couple of BBQs on the spacious roof terrace and even when it rained it was warm enough to sit out on the covered balcony with the views of the estuary. Mandy and Mark have thought of everything down to umbrellas and DVDs/ books (which we only discovered towards the end of the holiday). Although this was our first visit to Solrio it wont be our last. Thanks Mandy and Mark for everything.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Barbara, We are so pleased you had a great holiday and despite the bad weather managed to still have a few BBQs. Thank you for your fabulous comments, it would be a pleasure to have you stay with us again in the future. Best wishes, Mandy and Mark
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
Car: not necessary

Alvor is a beautifully quaint and traditional fishing village that has retained all it's natural charm whilst catering for holidaymakers with numerous friendly bars and restaurants that are only a 2 minute stroll away from the apartment. Only a 10 minute walk away you will enjoy Alvor's award winning 3 mile stretch of golden sand. If you enjoy a round of golf the area is awash with great quality golf courses to suit all budgets and abilities such as Penina (Championship course within a 5 minute drive) as well as Alto, Parque da Floresta, Salgados, Millenium, Gramacho, Quinta De Morgado & Palamares all within a short drive. The new Portimao Racetrack with it's exciting (and well priced karting track) is a must for adrenaline junkies! There are plenty of excursions and trips to keep you occupied such as water parks, marine zoo, jeep safari into the Monchique Mountains, deep sea fishing, boat trips to explore the caves or dolphin watching from Lagos or Portimao.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

•25% deposit required at time of booking. The remainder is due 55 days prior to departure.£200 breakages deposit required with final balance. Discounts for long winter lets between November and March.
•We can arrange Airport transfers.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.