I had actually chosen their sister hotel Oura Praia which was 4 star but upon arrival I was informed (not very politely) that I had chosen this hotel even though I knew I hadn't but we didn't have much of a choice. It was a drop down to 3 star but we still had a lovely time and it was impressive. The apartment was basic but it was clean and exactly as described. It was cleaned everyday and the complex felt very safe. Our apartment had a large balcony and sea view which was an unexpected bonus - but I do think it's luck of the draw where you are in the complex. The entire complex is very modern and clean, right on the beach and the pool is large too. It's literally five minutes from the strip which isn't great but it's only a five minute taxi ride from the old town which is fabulous. There's a local supermarket very nearby. I would have given it 5 stars only for the fact that the reception staff are not very friendly or polite. In terms of directions, check in etc. however there usually tends to be just two behind the counter who are constantly stressed because they're overworked and understaffed so you can sympathise with them on that front. I did hear a lot of people complain about the fact that when they arrived their room wasn't ready but it says when you book that check in is five pm and it also says that all over the hotel so people should be aware of that before they arrive. It does what it says on the tin and it was surprisingly nicer than I expected!
- Also Known As:
- Club Praia Da Ouro Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal