Solaqua Aparthotel

  • 45km to Faro Airport (FAO)
  • 2km to beach
  • 1km to centre/shopping
  • Low Deposit Options Available
  • Interest FREE Payment Plans
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A modern 4-star aparthotel based in the stunning area of Albufeira, the Solaqua Aparthotel is a great accommodation option for your next summer vacation in Portugal. Based in the ... Continue reading

A modern 4-star aparthotel based in the stunning area of Albufeira, the Solaqua Aparthotel is a great accommodation option for your next summer vacation in Portugal. Based in the heart of the very popular area of Algarve, the hotel has 120 guestrooms fitted with twin beds, a sofa bed, bathroom, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe, kitchen with 2 cooking rings, a fridge and a balcony. You can either opt for a studio or for an apartment, but either way you will feel comfortable and truly relaxed here as every room on offer is really spacious.

A huge outdoor swimming pool is a must and thankfully the Solaqua Aparthotel has a gorgeous one - lounge on its sun terrace all day long, savouring those lovely sunrays, helping you achieve the long dreamt about perfect bronze tan. Prefer to stay in the shades but still fancy a swim? A lovely indoor pool with a Jacuzzi is the ideal option for you then. Travelling with children? There is a children's pool and a playground for them. Travelling with adults? Grab some drinks from the poolside bar and enjoy the great evening entertainment before heading out to explore some of the nearby bars.

For the explorers, Albufeira Old Town and the Castle Wall Ruins are within 2km away. It is about the same distance away where you can find the Fisherman's Beach too with its fine sands, crystal clear waters and variety of places to eat in! So, waste no more time and book now - the 4-star Solaqua Aparthotel is the perfect option for your stay in Algarve.


  • Jacuzzi
  • Sun terrace (loungers/parasols available)
  • Swimming pools
  • Golf course (7 km away)
  • Watersports (nearby)

All Inclusive

Self catering apartments with an option for Half Board and All Inclusive. There is one bar onsite offering 3 shows per night from June until September. During the winter months there is no entertainment available - just music in the bar area. A shopping centre and large supermarket just 100 metres away.


  • Breakfast, Buffet, Restaurant, Daily: 08:30 - 10:00.
  • Lunch, Buffet, Restaurant, Daily: 12:30 - 14:00.
  • Dinner, Buffet, Restaurant, Daily: 19:00 - 21:00.
  • Afternoon snacks, Snack Bar, Daily: 15:00 - 17:00.


  • Locally produced Alcohol; Locally produced non Alcohol, Soft drinks; Beer; Wine; Mineral water, Bar, Daily: 14:00 - 22:00.


Room facilities

The Solaqua Aparthotel features 120 air-conditioned apartments (61 one bed apartments and 59 studios) decorated simply in light colours with bright fabrics and light oak furnishings. All rooms are equipped with private bathroom with shower and complementary toiletries, hair dryer, fully equipped kitchen, telephone, air conditioning, LCD TV with Satellite TV channels, safety deposit box, and terrace or balcony overlooking the city centre and the pool areas. One bedroom apartments have a separate bedroom and sleep up to 4 guests. Studios sleep up to 3 guests (2 adults and 1 child).

Other Information

Albufeira has an attractive old village with traditional low fisherman's cottages, churches and narrow cobbled streets. Definitely worth a visit!

Price Overview

The prices shown below show the cheapest holiday offers for the Solaqua Aparthotel in Albufeira. Please use the price links to see all holiday deals available for that month.

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Payment Options

Payment options accepted:

We do not charge a fee to our customers who use debit cards, but credit cards do incur a fee of 2.5% of the payment value.

To make booking a holiday at Solaqua Aparthotel in Albufeira easier for you, we provide a range of different payment options. To find out if you can book Solaqua Aparthotel with a low deposit holiday option, please click the "Price and Availability" button above.

A busy trading port in ancient times, Albufeira declined into a poor fishing town in the 18th century, having been swamped by tidal waves and burnt out by civil war. But since the 1960s the tide has turned again and this central Algarve enclave is once more awash with prosperity, thanks to a tourist boom.

Albufeira, Portugal's most popular holiday resort, has been described as a stretch of 'holiday-land suburbia', spreading from the old town both east and west along the coast, its sandy coves and golden beaches drawing an assorted crowd from retired couples to wild teens, and plenty of families with young children. Satellite resort developments provide every imaginable type and grade of accommodation.

Everyone finds something to enjoy in this sprawling, low-rise holiday destination, which retains its old world charm in narrow alleyways behind the new hip and happening "Strip". The Strip, to the east of town, runs from the Montechoro Hotel down to the Praia da Oura, lined with dozens of cafés, restaurants and bars that keep pumping from breakfast time to the small hours. On the long stretch of beach below Albufeira's central square, accessed through a tunnel, craggy fishermen mend their nets, unperturbed by the languishing topless sunbathers around them.

While the chief holiday attraction of Albufeira is its 23 or so enchanting beaches, most protected by ochre-tinted cliffs, there are some interesting sightseeing possibilities too, like the new Virtual Archaeological Museum, the Municipal Art Gallery and a small museum showcasing Ming ceramics. Those who venture inland will find a tranquil green countryside to explore, redolent with almond, fig, orange and pine trees, where little villages stand timelessly in the sun.

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While on holiday in Albufeira, relaxing on the golden beaches and in the warm, clear water is enough to content most vacationers, with about 23 beaches (some with Blue Flag status) in the area along a 19-mile (30km) stretch of coastline. Watersports of all sorts are on offer at the main beaches, from sailing and windsurfing to jet skiing. Golfers can try out the neat nine-hole Pine Cliffs course about three miles (5km) east of Albufeira at the Sheraton Algarve.

Those with children will spend fun times at Zoo Marine in Guia, just a few miles away, with water slides, swimming pools, dolphin shows and an aquarium. Just wandering around the intriguing old town centre is a pleasant way to pass a day. Look out for interesting local landmarks like the Clock Tower at Rua Bernardino de Sousa, and the 18th century Parish Church on the Rua da Igreja Nova, built on the site of an earlier one that collapsed in the earthquake of 1755.

One of the few buildings that survived that quake is the Old Inn on Rua Henrique Calado. Also fascinating is the Xorino Cave, which served as shelter for fugitive Moors during the Christian conquest of the town in ancient times. There is also an archaeological museum in Albufeira and several art galleries worth visiting while on holiday.


Like everywhere in Portugal, seafood is the speciality of the house in most of the dozens of restaurants in and around Albufeira. The catch of the day is guaranteed to be fresh in this traditional fishing town, particularly in the eateries clustered at Fisherman's Beach, below the main town square. Specialities to seek out are sardines, flounder and bass, lobster and prawns. A true local dish is Caldeirada, a stew made up of several types of fish, cooked up with potatoes, peppers and parsley. Steamed clams, cuttlefish cooked in their ink and octopus salad are other indigenous culinary adventures. The local wine is a worthy accompaniment. Some recommended restaurants in Albufeira are Dom Carlos at the top of Old Town, popular steakhouse Restaurante Cerro Grande, fun and vibey Johnny Hooper's Saxophone Bistro, or The English Kitchen for traditional British food.


After a day in the sun most holidaymakers enjoy sipping a drink at one of Albufeira's many outdoor cafés, watching the world go by, before adjourning to one of the lively bars that surround the town square or line The Strip. Bars keep hopping until three or four in the morning, but those who want to dance the night away can keep going until sunrise at one of the nightclubs or discotheques that are ten a penny in the town. Some of the more popular clubs and bars are Capitulo V, Kiss and Sir Harry's.


From seafront kiosks full of fun-in-the-sun odds and ends to a full on shopping mall experience, Albufeira can keep most shoppers reaching for their wallets with a tantalising array of merchandise. The town's main shopping plaza is the Modelo Centre in Rua de Municipio, north of downtown. Not far away is the lively Algarve Shopping Complex in Guia, where brand name shoes and clothes are on offer in a high street mall type complex, along with restaurants, an English-language cinema and bowling alley. Those seeking genuine local souvenirs should look out for mats made from rush or cornhusks in the villages of Almeijoafras and Monte Novo, woven baskets, woodcarvings and some glazed terracotta ceramics. These are to be found in numerous independent shops in the town centre as well as local markets.


During the height of summer Albufeira is a favoured holiday destination for young singles, and it can become a bit rowdy at night.

Essential Information

Time Zone

Plug Type

Voltage 220V 50Hz
Language: Portuguese,
Currency: Euro (€)
€1 = £0.81

This week's weather forecast

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Questions and Answers about Solaqua Aparthotel

If you can’t find what you’re looking for or if you have a question about this specific hotel, please get in touch via the Add a Question button below. Our knowledgeable team will aim to respond to your question within 72 hours. In the meantime, previously asked questions can be found below and answers to some of the most commonly asked questions can be found on our FAQs page.

6 Questions | 8 Answers

Hi Jemma
Yes the 1 bedroom apartments have a bedroom with twin beds and a sofa bed in the lounge

Added 3 months, 2 weeks ago.

By Karen.Blackburn, team member

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Hi Im afraid we dont have those details but of you email the accommodation directly they can hopefully help you

Added 4 months, 1 week ago.

By Karen.Blackburn, team member

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Hi Michelle. The old town is approximately 2km away. Regards

Added 9 months, 1 week ago.

By Gemma.Larder, team member

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The property is in the middle between the Old Town and the New Town strip, you can walk to either and would take aprox 15 minutes (depending how fast you walk) or around 4 Euros in a taxi.

Added 9 months, 1 week ago.

By Lisa.Weldon, team member

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Hello nicky
It is in a great location just 10 min walk the strip, or 4 euros in a taxi.

Added 10 months, 3 weeks ago.

By Zara.Drant, team member

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This property is 10 minutes' walk approx. from the new town strip or 4 Euros approx. in a taxi.

Added 10 months, 3 weeks ago.

By Lisa.Weldon, team member

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kitchenette (with cooking rings, microwave and fridge and kettle)

Added 1 year ago.

By Zara.Drant, team member

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Hi! Thanks for your question. The hotel is approx. 1.6km (1 mile) from the Monica Isabel Beach Club hotel - around a 20 minute walk or 5 minute drive. Hope that helps! Regards,

Added 1 year, 2 months ago.

By Emily, team member

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