The Sol Dunas Resort is tip top for relaxing – it’s got three pools, five bars and smart interiors.
We love this hotel’s location – it’s just 15 minutes' walk from the beach. When you get there be sure to have your camera ready – the views of the Atlantic Ocean are amazing.
Kids will love the splash park and playground, but don’t fret – this place hasn’t forgotten about the grown-ups. There are four bars across the site and a luxury spa.
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All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Full Board buffet meals. Snacks.
Select local alcoholic and soft drinks.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
Facilities ► View all
3 outdoor pools
There are three outdoor pools for you to pick from. Each one is set in a terrace area with plenty of sunbeds and parasols dotted around them.
Spices buffet restaurant
Spices restaurant is open for buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Children's splash park
Kids will love the splash park. There's a selection of slides for them to whizz down.
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Double Room with Balcony or Terrace
Double rooms come with Wi-Fi, a balcony or terrace a child bed, tea or coffee-making facilities and a safety deposit box.
2 Bedroom Family Room with Balcony or Terrace
2 bedroom family rooms have a double bedroom and a twin bedroom, separate lounge area, Wi-Fi, shower and a balcony or terrace.
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Lovely Relaxing stay
Stayed for seven nights in October 2017 all inclusive in the Sol Dunas. We arrived on a late flight and was given complimentary drinks on arrival whilst checking in which was a nice touch. Once checked in we got driven to our room in the golf cart and the bags were dropped off around 20 minutes later. Room: Allocated a room in block 6. Nice view, clean and tidy. Only comment I would note is that the music from the activity pool and the entertainment area is quite close by and were quite loud in the room but we weren't there much anyway so it didn't disturb us. Had an issue with the room safe batteries. Contacted reception and a man came and replaced them quickly. The bed was super comfy and we slept better than we do at home. Pools: There are lots of pools in the complex, we chose to use the Fogo pool on the eastern side of the complex as it was a bit quieter. The pool was lovely, clean and well maintained. There were enough sunbeds to go around and not too many towels left out. There were showers near the pool and the pool bar was fabulous. The towel exchange was also located here as well as at other sites around the complex. Food and Drink: Having read a lot of reviews prior to visiting I was a little nervous about the food but have to say it was superb. We ate moistly in the Spices restaurant as well as the grill on occasion for Breakfast. Didn't bother booking the Italian or the grill for dinner as we were more than happy with the Spices choice. The food was hot and tasty and enough choice not to get bored. The paella's were wonderful and the fresh omelettes in the morning really nice. Cannot fault it. The temperature was OK inside, flies were not a problem and it was kept clean and well maintained. Drinks were really good from the soft ones through to spirits. I don't drink beer so cannot comment but the Mojito's were excellent if a tad strong! Beach: We only visited the beach once, preferring the pool however the beach area was lovely with plenty of sunbeds. The sea was warm and inviting although inside the breakwaters for the Bikini Beach area seemed to be preferable. Staff: I found all the staff to be polite and helpful often going out of their way to make our stay comfortable. Language was sometimes a small issue but we always got around it and tried to say please or thank you in the local dialect too. Entertainment: Lion King, its already been mentioned loads of times but once again it was Wonderful. Lasts about an hour from 9pm to 10pm there was enough seating for all but don't get there later otherwise you may struggled to find somewhere to sit (and its annoying when the show already started). There were also live singers near the main hotel and a piano bar with a man who played very well, nice to chill out to in the evening with a cocktail. Outside the complex you can visit Santa Maria and some other island attractions but these are not part of this review. Would definitely visit this hotel (chain) again, really impressed.More
Andy J, 186217
Taxi to town 3 euros
Taxi to town 3 euros. Only one key card per room so bring a piece of plastic if you want to leave the electric on while your not in the room Mini bar is a bottle of water can be upgraded at a cost Most rooms started life as self catering units but no shops on site so forget knocking a snack up for the kids Bring plenty of sweets etc as no shops on site If you like the same food every day you will love it here but to be fair food isn’t bad just samey Alacarte has to be booked at 11am at main pool bar. Choice of Italian or grill. ( no steak) Beach is a maximum of 15 minutes from furthest room in hotel but only 5 minutes from main restaurant Beach is excellent take some fruit/ bread and fish will swim around you to be fed Entertainment is ok but not the best this is a holiday for making yourself happy Kids club is typical fair but not well organised. Very poor advice as to what’s going on and where for every activity Hotel is very close to airport so your the first drop Staff are very good It’s a big hotel in the middle of nowhere. It’s definitely not a Brit’s only place and English is at best a second language to everyone Breakfast served to table is available at the Italian And is quite good Loads of pools but slides are only for kids The bars are good but be sure to ask for a drinks menu as it’s not displayed Lots of patrons smoke here but mostly reserved to the media section of hotel Loads of loungers. No evidence of any food poisoning anywhere Place is mostly spotless Again no shops. No swim aids no sweets no papers. No nothing. You have been warned A low four star or a very good three. More
Me and my mum have just got back from a week spent here, Sol Dunas side. Loved every minute and sad to be home. Starting from the beginning, flight was amazing on the Dreamliner both there and back. Transfer from airport to hotel only ten minutes. Check in smooth with a cold juice handed out. Rooms lovely, spacious and clean. Food....delicious and plentiful! No illness nor heard of any whilst there. Staff, all extremely friendly and incredibly hard working. Entertainment was very good every night, worth a watch! Many pools to choose from with plenty of sun beds. Tips: No kettle in our room (Sol side) but asked at reception and they sorted one out asap for us no problem. Take giant pegs to peg your towels down to your sun bed (very windy but it's welcome ☀️) Thomson trips are expensive, we used Eddie (Discovery tours) local guy who was at the beach, €25 instead of Thomsons €75 Even when it's cloudy....you still burn 😳 I learnt the hard way 😂 Negatives: Cats about in the outside dining areas. I don't like cats so this is just a personal thing, but people were feeding them and stroking them at the dinner table 😷 Different grades for the hotel, Sol, Melia and Level. Restrictions in bars/restaurants. Annoyed that the Thomson rep did not mention this when we booked, worth looking in to before you arrive. Overall probably the best holiday I have been on and I would definitely return!More
Overall must say I have enjoyed the two week break in constant sunshine average temp 28/33c no complaints complex is great for families plenty of pool activities for kids and adults (pool sol). spices buffet restaurant food was decent you will always find something to eat The grill and Italian make a nice change you can book in advance at the sol pool bar Accommodation was comfortable and the WiFi is excellent throughout the whole complex. We took a private tour of the island so much better value than the THOMSON RIP off to sit there without a mask on!! Anyway they got revenge by putting our flight back 6hrs not even a card under the door our flight back was taking off at 3pm it’s now 20:20 that should get us in not at 23:20 but 05:00 am well done TUI Apart from that it has been a nice holiday at the Sol Dunas Resort with their hard working staff.More
Gordon K, 186534
I felt that I had to warn potential visitors to this hotel which I am still staying at of the potential pitfalls. Do not eat in the buffet restaurant Spices food is always cold and inedible. Bought this to the attention of staff but made no difference. Dread going in there when unable to book al a carte restaurants. Beware also of pools as not cleaned every day neither is area surrounding it. Staff very friendly. Room good but would benefit from tea and coffee making facilities. Disappointed overall as does not match up to four star rating. Entertainment needs work as was in bed by 9.30 each night. Can say I am looking forward to going home on Thursday. More
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