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Luxury holiday apartments in Albufeira with pool, BBQ & games room in excellent central position, to The Strip & Old Town - SOL-AG



Updated: 20-Oct-2016
Ideally located between The Strip & Old Town, near Oura Beach & local amenities

Solario de Sao Jose is an upmarket holiday complex in the centre of Albufeira, BETWEEN THE STRIP AND THE OLD TOWN.

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.

The apartments OVERLOOK THE POOL and have wonderful views over Albufeira.

Every apartment has its OWN SUN LOUNGERS so there is never a concern of there not being enough.

Solario de Sao has just 42 apartments and is VERY POPULAR WITH FAMILIES, COUPLES AND GROUPS alike.

The complex is EXTREMELY WELL SITUATED in a quiet residential street, just 3 minutes walk to the main street of Albufeira, the bus stop and nearest supermarket.

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.

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 or flowers for that special occasion.

FULLY AIR CONDITIONED and HEATED in bedrooms and living room, makes it perfect for year-round vacation rentals.

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

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

WI-FI can be provided at a nominal charge, subject to availability.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

The ALGARVE has some of the finest SANDY BEACHES in Europe and ALBUFEIRA HAS SEVERAL BLUE FLAG BEACHES TO ENJOY, including Praia da Oura and Fisherman’s Beach in the Old Town , both a 15 minute walk from Solario de Sao Jose,. The beaches can also be reached by bus or tourist train.

MANY WATER SPORTS can be enjoyed from Albufeira’s beaches , such as Praia da Oura, Fisherman’s Beach in the Old Town and Galé Beach, and Albufeira Marina, such as water-skiing, parasailing, scuba-diving, cruises, jet-skiing, dolphin watching, cave exploring, deep-sea fishing, sailing and much more.

ALBUFEIRA is ideally placed for visiting the popular WATER-PARKS in the Central Algarve, including Slide & Splash and Aqualand and ZOOMARINE, the wonderful AQUA-THEME PARK with its dolphin interaction program.

BUSES TO THESE THEME PARKS stop in the centre of Albufeira, near Solario de Sao Jose.

ALGARVE SHOPPING, with its varied shops, cinemas, restaurants, hypermarket and private health clinic, is in Guia, a 10 minute drive from Solario de Sao Jose.

SIR CLIFF RICHARD’S VINEYARD, Adega do Cantor and Portugal’s famous CHICKEN PIRI-PIRI RESTAURANTS are also located in Guia.

ALBUFEIRA MARINA, with its restaurants, bars, water-sports and ALBUFEIRA KARTING, is a 5 – 10 minute drive away. VILAMOURA MARINA, one of the largest Marinas in Europe, is a 15 minute drive from Solario de Sao Jose.

GOLFERS will be spoilt for choice with so many WORLD-CLASS GOLF COURSES located within easy reach of Solario de Sao Jose. Albufeira is very central, with Balaia golf course, Sheraton Pine Cliffs, Salgados golf course and Vilamoura’s 6 golf courses, all within a 5 - 10 minute drive.

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.



More Details

Details for holiday apartment SOL-AG, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 1 Bathroom

With BREATHTAKING VIEWS over Albufeira and ALL DAY SUN; this top floor self-catering apartment is perfect for a relaxing and unforgettable holiday.

A LONG BALCONY leads off the living room and twin bedroom and overlooks the swimming pool.

WI-FI ACCESS is available in this apartment.

SOLÁRIO DE SÃO JOSÉ is a small intimate complex of 42 apartments divided into three blocks and is within EASY WALKING distance of the main hub of ALBUFEIRA.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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About the Manager

Algarve Getaways has been renting luxury self-catering holiday apartments and villas in the Algarve, Portugal since it was founded in 2000 by Barbara Derber.

Barbara, Irene and Elisabete are happy to answer any queries you may have and assist you in finding the perfect apartment or villa for your vacation in the sun.

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

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

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Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese

6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews


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: Sep 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 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: Sep 17, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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: Feb 16, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jan 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: Feb 15, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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County Durham, England

Sol apartments on the Algarve

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed at SOL for the last two years and we are returing to Portugal again this year with Algarve Getaways. It's always a gamble booking private accomadation but this complex is really good. I've recommended it to two work colleagues who stayed at the complex last year. Both these families are returning this year too.For peace of mind the family who run the apartment live in area and are on hand every day if there is a problem. They can also arrange good priced airport transfers if you don't want to hire a car. I'm returning this year with my wife and two teenage sons. We like Sol because its only a ten minute walk to the "strip" and twenty minutes to the old town. This might be too much for some but we like to be active. The beach is a twenty minute walk but there are shops and cafes all the way down. I prefer not to hire a car so we like the fact that there is entertainment near-by to suit us all. There is lots going on with bars, restuarants and shops but the complex is far enough away so there is no noise at night. For anyone who can't walk far there is an excellant super market and some restaurants five minutes walk.

The complex is gated with good security, very clean and quite. All the apartments are privately owned and some are not rented out at all. As a result the owners take a pride in their homes. The gym is very basic and you'll need to take your own squash rackets. People are expected to behave and treat the pool area with respect.

There is also a roof top bbq to use although it can be breezy at night. During our two years we have not witnessed any crime or rowdy behaviour in the main shops and bars area.

The walk to the strip is over some pathed waste land and dog mess can be a problem on the paths. This said its same story in most resorts we've stayed at in Spain and Portugal. Inside the Sol complex staff cleam and wash the area every day. Every apartment has reserved pool side sun loungers and this can be a big thing.

I'd recommend this the people who want to wind down and relax during the day with the option of scores of restaurants and bars at night. There are lifts at Sol but its too far to walk to the nightlife for infirm or disabled people. We eat out evey night but if you want to stay in the apartments are fully fitted out with T.V and everything you'd need in the kitchen, I love the dish washer! If this apartment isn't available ring Barbara who manages a portfolio of properties under Algarve Getaways. Kevin T.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The waste land referred to in this review is a short cut. There is a road with sidewalk straight down from the Solario complex to the main road and The Strip is a short walk from there. Barbara
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London, England

Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

I was more than pleased with the lovely apartment of SOL AG. It was spotlessly clean with everything that you want, even down to DVDs, CDs, books and games. It was furnished in a modern, tasteful manner with cosy sofas, comfortable beds complimented by some beautiful photos of the area.

The facilities of the complex were excellent with a sauna, squash court and games room plus a really good sized pool where you can actually swim.

Being self catering, it was great to have a supermarket at the bottom of the road (a few minutes walk) which also has a fresh meat and fish counter. A few more minutes walking takes you to all the other shops.

Although I hired a car for sightseeing, I could easily walk to either the beach, the old town of Albufeira or the modern part of the town. There are loads of great restaurants and bars very nearby catering for different tastes. And when it is time to come back, it is easy to get a taxi.

The company that arranged the holiday were extremely efficient being on the end of the phone if needed; often a worry when you are renting and not sure how to use the washing machine!

I would highly recommend this apartment to anyone who wanted to feel like they were at home but actually on holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro International, a 30 minute drive at 40 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Several bars within 3 - 5 minute walk at 0.3 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Balaia Golf, a 5 minute drive away at 2 Kilometres Nearest Train : Ferreiras Station, an 8 minute drive away at 8 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A22 at 12 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Several restaurants within 3 - 5 minute walk at 0.3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Praia da Oura & Fishermans Beach 15 minute walk at 0.8 Kilometres Car: not necessary

THE BUS STOP is a 2 minute walk away, 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 by minibus can be arranged at a total one-way price of €30 for 1 - 4 guests, €40 for 5 - 8 guests. Transfers can also be arranged for large GROUPS.

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

PARKING IS FREELY AVAILABLE outside the apartments.

ALBUFEIRA is located in the CENTRAL ALGARVE and is perfectly placed for visiting many top attractions. Popular WATER-PARKS include Slide & Splash and Aqualand and ZOOMARINE, the wonderful aqua-theme park with its dolphin interaction program is a must for the whole family.

Getting to the THEME PARKS is easy with their buses stopping near SOLARIO de Sao Jose.

Many WATER-SPORTS can be enjoyed from the beaches or ALBUFEIRA MARINA, such as water-skiing, parasailing, scuba-diving, cruises, jet-skiing, dolphin watching, cave exploring, deep-sea fishing, sailing, to name a few.

ALGARVE SHOPPING, the main shopping centre of the Central Algarve runs 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), a 10 minute taxi ride away.

Details can also be found through the ALGARVE GETAWAYS website ‘Links Page’.



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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Fully flexible on length of stay and changeover days, providing fits with other bookings.
£50 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, subject to availability.
Mid-week towel change for weekly bookings. Weekly clean, linen and towel change for longer stays.

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Property Type

  • apartment


  • Family
  • Holiday Complex


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Lift
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town


  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • 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

Floor Area

  • 80 m²


  • 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.


  • Balcony ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 4 garden chairs


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • 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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