Solário De São José - Superb Albufeira T2+1 Apartment, Central Albufeira

This fantastic T2+1 first floor modern Albufeira apartment is situated in the prestigious complex of Solário de São José, a superior up-market complex with an excellent range of on-site facilities. If required, our 3rd small bedroom can be made available for a 5th guest. see rental conditions below. Solario de sao Jose is situated in a central, yet quiet location in Albufeira within easy walking distance of the STRIP and OLD TOWN of Albufeira. Please have a read of my excellent reviews on TRIP ADVISOR: An apartment complex a cut above the rest. Solario de Sao Jose is set in a sunny position and the place to be if you want your holiday base to be full of optional amenities amongst a quiet stylish and friendly atmosphere. It has a large refreshing swimming pool alongside a separate kids pool. If you feel energetic feel free to use the on-site gym and sauna ...

...whilst the kids amuse themselves in the games room or playground. The complex has a gated secure coded entrance system and is totally pushchair and wheel chair friendly. What makes Solario different is that it holds a relatively small amount of apartments in contrast to the luxury that it offers. This property is centrally located in Albufeira in a quiet area but within easy walking distance of stunning sandy rustic beaches, local or international cuisine, bars and shops and the other local amenities of Albufeira. Sit back, relax, whether you are young, old, a couple or family you will be pleased to know this property has everything you could wish for. The Solario complex is a family friendly complex and is not suitable for groups of young girls and boys. The apartment is fully air conditioned and heated, making it ideal for year-round self-catering holiday rentals. A wonderful apartment for a romantic holiday or for young families. Apartment is furnished to a high standard with all mod cons, WIFI complimentary, fully fitted kitchen, Cable TV, dvd player, Jacuzzi bath, hair dryer, security features and safe. There is also a roof top terrace with bbq. The long balcony off the master bedroom and living room, which is directly opposite the 15x8 meter pool and childrens pool, is perfect for enjoying an evening sundowner. The complex is safe and secure with many leisure facilities, making it ideal for families with young children or teenagers, or for a romantic holiday. DVD’s, books, games and TV channels pop, tiny pop and kix will keep the children entertained. Perfect for a relaxing and memorable Algarve holiday. The apartments are ideally positioned for golfers; just 5 minutes drive to Balaia and Pine Cliffs golf courses and 10 minutes drive to Salgados and the 6 world class courses at Vilamoura. The Algarve is one of the premier golfing destinations in the world and has over 30 courses to choose from Local amenities nearby include supermarkets, bars, restaurants, fab popular bakery and taxi rank. The apartment complex has squash courts, game room, main pool, childrens pool and playarea. If you're a heat-seeker and need to escape from the cold winter months, temperatures here on average range from 16-23° Celsius in the winter months

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The Algarve weather is excellent for most of the year, giving approx. 300 days of sunshine which peaks in July and August. I have visited during the winter months and enjoyed temperatures of 18 - 21 degrees, which for us Irish is shorts and t-shirt weather.

The Algarve is renowned for it's award winning golden sandy beaches. Oura, Averios and Fishermans beach are about 20minutes walk from our apartment. Gale and Salgados beaches are 2 other stunning beaches nearby and are only a short taxi drive away.

Portugal is also know for its historical beauty and churches, the most famous being Fatima where 20,000 visitors go daily during the summer. There is also the walled city of Lagos built by the Romans in 200bc. It's importance was because of it's fishing and harbour and still has it's cobbled streets.

The town of Vilamoura is about a 10 minute drive from Albufeira and has over 1000 boats moored there. You can visit the Roman ruins in Vilamoura for €1.50

The marina in Albufeira has all the daily boat trips, fishing trips, dolphin watching, caves and activities to suits everyone young and old!

There are opportunities to enjoy all water sports, golf and horse riding.

Aquashow park is our preferred water park, it has everything slide and splash have to offer with the added bonus of rollercoaster and other theme park rides

The Zoo marine sea life centre is close by, together with a large Waterpark, Slide and Splash and the huge Algarve Shopping Centre to satisfy any 'Retail Therapy' needs!If you want to get away from the coast for the day then a drive to Monchique and Foia (the highest point of the Algarve) is highly recommended. On the way you could visit the castle in Silves and stop for lunch of chicken Piri-Piri in the small mountain town of Monchique. It will take you less than an hour to get there.

Two large shopping centres are 'Algarve Shopping' in Guia and 'The Forum' in Faro just 20-30 minutes by car. The Algarve Shopping is a large mall which is approx. 5 minutes drive away. Taxi costs from Albufeira 10euros each way. Here you will find a variety of shops, a big supermarket, a bowling alley, a multi-screen cinema (most films are in English with Portuguese sub titles) and a food hall.

Alternative ways of exploring the Algarve are by joining one of the many jeeps that head out each day (high season) to explore the unspoilt Algarve.

There are plenty of great boat trips leaving from Albufeira every day. You can choose from a full or a half day and this can often include a trip into the caves and grottoes of the beautiful Algarvian coast line. If you fancy a drive into Spain then the border is only a 50 minute drive and Seville approx two hours depending on traffic.

As the Algarve spans a large area with wonderful sights and attractions, car hire is highly recommended to explore, but not essential as Solario is located a few minutes walk to the center of Albufeira.

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Aqualand (
Slide and Splash (
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Dolphin Safari (
Sand Sculptures (
Scuba diving (5* PADI IDC Centre) (
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Atlantic Park
Coastline Cruise
Water sports
Jet ski-ing
Horse riding over the sand dunes
Big game & Reef fishing
Day trips round the Algarve and surrounding regions

AerLingus and Ryanair have daily flights to Faro Airport from Dublin, Cork, Knock, Derry, Belfast. AerLingus have added a Shannon - Faro route

I recommend using for your airport transfers.

Faro Airport is 35km to Albufeira

This is a non-smoking apartment. Smoking on the balcony only please.

Check in time is 4pm and Check out time is 10am.

The Solario complex is ideal for families and couples. It is not suitable for young groups of boys/girls

Our small 3rd bedroom is intended to accommodate a 5th guest. If you are a group of 3 or 4 and wish to have use of this small room, please let me know so I can arrange this for you. We charge €70 extra for this small room to be made up.

Baby travel cot supplied free of charge.
Wifi - complimentary

Each apartment at Solario has it's own dedicated sunbeds, so there is no problem getting sunbeds at any time of the day!

Solario also have a games room, squash court, gym and sauna

Currently 31 Trip Advisor Reviews with a score of 5 / 5

REVIEW - left on Trip Advisor - JULY 2013
From my very first enquiry to Shirley (the apartment owner), she answered promptly and made such an effort from answering my queries to arming me with very useful information she had found on her own trips to Albuferia. Her attention to detail is reflected in the high quality of the apartment itself which is really lovely.
The complex is intimate, having only 42 apartments but with a very high quality of facilities on offer. The pool and childrens' area of playground and playroom are superb and an area where our children made friends that they met up with for the duration of the holiday while we supervised them from the poolside or the balcony.It felt very safe with a coded outside gate, a coded gate to our apartment floor and electric shutters which as well as air conditioning in the living room and bedrooms also kept the apartment cool and allowed us to sleep in on mornings that we did not want an early start as the rooms remained dark until the shutters were opened. In fact the Portugese and Man Utd. player Nani was holidaying in the complex while we were there and my children were lucky enough to get a photo taken with him, so gives an idea of the quality of the facilities at Solario!
The local supermarket is well stocked and two minutes walk away, with a superb bakery around 4 minutes walk.
We did not need to hire a car, but on trips to the old town or the beach we travelled by taxi at a cost of €4, rather than walking the 20 minute journey in the heat, which was a glorious 30 degree C for our entire stay. We used Yellowfish transfers for our airport trip which Shirley kindly booked and they were great - prompt and courteous.
We enjoyed a trip to Zoomarine, visited local shops and the Old Town but enjoyed the facilities at Solario so much we didn't want to leave the poolside, playground and games room for other days out so decided that we will return in the future and undertake other trips then.
I would highly recommend Shirley's apartment at Solario for a relaxing holiday, yet it is close to all facilities that anyone young or older requires on holiday. Thanks to Shirley for all her help and our stay in her beautiful apartment.

APRIL 2012, By N ODwyer, Swords, Dublin (Per T. Advisor)
We stayed (2 adults and 2 young kids) in the property for 10 days in April 12. The apartment is very roomy and in excellent condition. It is fully equiped with cooker, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, dvd player, tv, skybox and everything is in pristine condition. There is a small playground in the complex which our kids enjoyed, however, there is a great playground behind the apartments and beside the football ground (about a 5 minute walk). The apartment complex is nice and quiet, but still close to both the strip and the old town. We would highly recommend Zoomarine as an excursion, admission is expensive, but all prices after that are very reasonable. We also highly recommend this apartment - great location and very, very, very comfortable.

I just wanted to say a big thank you for letting us take your apartment for the week, we had an absolute ball. The apartment is just gorgeous, it was spotless and had everything we could have needed.
The complex was great, we ended up staying at the pool everyday we liked it so much. All in all, we couldn't have asked for anything more and really enjoyed the week
Thanks again
Claire, Dublin 2008

the apartment was brilliant, shining throughout and we loved it. thanks alot for the welcome pack it was much appreciated. all staff were courteous and very polite. i would rate the facilities very, very high and will strongly recommend it to family and friends. all services were great.
my son who has a learning disability was very content and loved the place, the pool was brilliant and he absolutely loved it and had a ball.
definitely, we hope to do so again next year. A brilliant, safe, happy and luxurious location, suitable for young and older families which I would strongly recommend.
Seanna August 2009

Rental PricesPrices based on a 7 night rental

Note: An additional charge of €100 per week is required if 3rd bedroom is required for a 5th guest.

25% booking deposit required at time of booking. Balance ...

...of booking is due 8 weeks before travel.
Payment can be made by cheque or lodgement to our bank account.

Winter lets priced per month and include utility bills (Gas, Electricity and Water charges)

Prices may be subject to change.

Change Day: Flexible

Check in time is 4pm
Check out time is 10am

Please note early checkin and late checkout can only

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