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Muthu Oura Praia Hotel
Ranked #78 of 152 Hotels in Albufeira
Reviewed 8 April 2014

Just returned after our first trip to Albufeira. We had originally booked at CPO, but were moved to Oura Praia Hotel due to the building works at CPO.
We visited the other Petchey resorts in the area to decide which one we might like to come back to next year.
Oura Praia Hotel was by far the best! Okay, it doesn't have the views that some of the apartments in the other resorts have, but it is much more intimate. The other resorts, Club Praia da Oura, Oura View Beach Club & the new resort, Forte do Vale, were much too big for our liking! Matter of opinion, of course. They were all within easy walking distance.
We had a good lunch at OVBC, with a very friendly waitress and a good Portugese buffet at CPO. We tried having coffee at Forte do Vale, after walking there in the rain. Sorry, but the receptionist was rather off-hand and there was nowhere for coffee ay 11am!
Our apartment at the hotel was spacious, with 2 bedrooms, lots of storage space and a view over the pool. It was nice to have some basic supplies provided, plus a bottle of wine. It was also very clean, as was everywhere else in the hotel.
There were plenty of loungers round the pool, although we were there out of season.
A cafetiere would have been nice to have in our apartment so we could make decent coffee!
The area was a bit noisy during the night and early hours with people returning to their hotels, but that's not the hotel's fault.
Will definitely consider returning next year, but only if we can have a room with the pool view. Really don't want a view of the road.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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MGM_Muthu_Hotels, General Manager at Muthu Oura Praia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2015

Dear Guest,

Thank you for the positive review.

We are so glad you enjoyed you stay at Oura Praia Hotel and that you found us to be above average and recommendation worthy.

We can assure that your comments will not only motivate the team but also encourage them to maintain and improve on the service to all our future guests.

Your comments regarding the cafetiere have been addressed to the housekeeping for action.

We are looking forward to our return visit.

Kind regards,
Ashish Gosain.

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Reviewed 6 April 2014

We could not fault the quality of our accommodation, clean spacious and well equipped. Large public areas with free wifi and helpful staff. We stayed half board and for part of the holiday had to go to another hotel for our evening meal, this would have been a problem for guests with mobility issues. However we were two floors above the Karaoke bar where singing did go on until the early hours which we could hear in our room. Fortunately it was out of season, so few singers, but would be a problem during the summer months.

Room Tip: Avoid being above the Sports & Karaoke Bar, sound comes up through the floor.
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Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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MGM_Muthu_Hotels, General Manager at Muthu Oura Praia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2015

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your comments about the hotel and we greatly appreciate that you took the time to write them as our guests satisfaction is our main priority.

We apologize for the Karaoke from the bar underneath the hotel.

We look forward to welcoming your back soon in the near future.

Kind regards
Ashish Gosain

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Reviewed 30 March 2014

Although we have stayed at all three resorts in the group which are located very close to each other now we are older this one OuraPraia is now the most convenient as all the facilities including the fantastic pool area are very accessible via the lifts.
There are two levels, the pool level and the one above which is direct access to the street with an excellent supermarket a few doors away selling fresh meat,bread,fish,veg and fruit.

  • Stayed: March 2014
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Petchey L, Manager at Muthu Oura Praia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2014

Dear Guest,

We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for your feedback.

It’s pleasing that you remarked the perfect location of our hotel.

It was a pleasure to have you as a guest and we look forward to welcoming again in the near future.

Kind regards

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Reviewed 27 March 2014

having booked the clube praia da oura aparthotel for one week 17/3/14 - 24/3/14/ , we read the previous reviews and read about some building works at the hotel which was said to be minimal disruption, when we arrived around lunch time monday, we were greeted with drilling and hammering which wasnt a huge problem .we were given our studio keys ( 416 )and was a ground floor end studio by the infant paddling pool ,the room was clean and fresh ,we went and checked out all the facilities which were very good ,tuesday morning around 8 a.m we were woken by the loudest drilling and hammering possible ,this was right above our room ,we asked @ reception when the building works were going to finish "mid april " was the reply,we asked if it was possible for a room away from the building work ,they offered a room @ there sister hotel the praia oura a 5 minute walk away .we were allocated (room 424 ) on the fourth floor in the corner of the hotel over looking the main road and roundabout ,road noise wasnt at all noticeable ,however @ night the rockline cafe / bar outside, under the hotel by the roundabout ( with other cafes and shops ),have karaoke on ,up to 0330 a.m,which was very loud considering we were on the fourth floor . this is out of the hotels control,( this has been an ongoing problem for a number of years ) you can ask reception to get the security to ask if the bar can turn the karaoke down they do eventully .this is a great hotel so dont be put off, it is by the strip and bus stops, taxi rank and a well stocked supermarket right next door .this is a great holiday location ,we will go back to the clube praira da oura when all the building work has been finished .

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Petchey L, Manager at Muthu Oura Praia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking your time to comment on your recent stay and your honest feedback.

It is our aim to offer our guests an entirely satisfactory service at our hotels. We truly apologize for the inconvenience you had due to the noise from the works on site when allocated in Clube Praia da Oura.

All efforts are being made to minimize disruption to clients’ holiday enjoyment.

We are glad you enjoyed your stay in Oura Praia Hotel.

We appreciate your valuable support and trust you will be delighted with the new standard of apartments we will be offering you shortly. We wish to welcome you back very soon in the near future.

Kind regards,

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Reviewed 27 March 2014

This is our second time at the Oura Praia Hotel in Albufeira. I always recommend it to my friends as it is a home away from home. The price is affordable, the staff are friendly, helpful and efficient. The hotel is steps away from everything you need, ie: grocery store, restaurants, pubs, and the beach. You can walk to the Old Town for take a bus right in front of the hotel. We will definitely stay there next year.

Room Tip: Try not to get a room over the Intermarche. Also the lovely room and balcony near the traffic circle...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Petchey L, Manager at Muthu Oura Praia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing Oura Praia Hotel again for your recent stay in Algarve. We were delighted to hear you had an enjoyable time at our hotel and that your feel at home with us.

It was a pleasure to have you as our guest.

We are looking forward to welcoming you again to our hotel in the near future.

Kind regards,

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Reviewed 24 March 2014

lovely hotel. we stayed in a studio apt overlooking the pool. very friendly staff.lots of English people who go back year after year. surrounded by family run restaurants offering excellent quality fish and steaks as well as local and vegetarian meals. supermarket adjacent for selfcatering. you are able to use all facilities in the neighbouring sister hotels in the ora praia group.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Petchey L, Manager at Muthu Oura Praia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2014

Dear Guest,

Many thanks for submitting your review about your recent stay at Oura Praia Hotel.
It’s nice to know that you enjoyed your stay with us.

We do hope that you will return again in the near future.

Kind regards,

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Reviewed 24 March 2014

It was my first visit to Portugal and, thanks to the wonderful days we spent there, we are definitely considering going back for another holiday. My husband, my mother and myself shared a 2 bed apartment. We felt very much like home, the apartment is very cosy and intimate. Among other things, I was very happy for having central heat. I'm always cold and being able to heat the rooms made me very comfortable. For self-catering it's always useful to have a well-equiped kitchen and there was nothing you needed and not being provided. The only (very little!) problem was the soaps in the bathroom, but it's not the end of the world to buy a soap and a bit of shampoo. Otherwise, everything nice and clean, very friendly staff and very professional. I read the review from "melaura" but I must say there was no noise, smokes, karaoke or anything to spoil our sleep; but maybe because it was just March and not high season. Over all we had a perfect 7 days holiday and summer-like weather helped as well. Special thanks to Patricia (one of the receptionists) who helped us booking for a fado music concert in a very busy location. Nobody else knew where we could attend such an event. We intended a fado evening as a surprise for my mother and, without Patricia's help, we would have failed. Muito obrigado, Patricia! We will definitely be back to Oura Praia!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Petchey L, Manager at Muthu Oura Praia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing Oura Praia Hotel for your recent stay. We have read your comments about the hotel and we greatly appreciate that you took the time to write them as our guests satisfaction is our main priority.

Your kind words will definitely be passed on to Patricia.

It was a pleasure to have you as our guest and we look forward to serving you again in the near future.

Kind regards,

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Address: Estrada de Santa Eulalia | Areias de Sao Joao, Albufeira 8200-269, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#43 Luxury Hotel in Albufeira
Price Range: £18 - £204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Muthu Oura Praia Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 182
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated 300 meters from Praia da Oura beach, Santa Eulália beach and the main entertainment area of Albufeira, this resort features self-catering apartments with furnished balconies. The air-conditioned apartments have a fully equipped kitchenette, en suite bathroom and a seating and dining area to relax with satellite tv.Apart from the outdoor swimming pools and tennis court, Oura Praia Hotel has a gym, a sauna and a Golf Desk where all golf courses in the Algarve can be booked. Guests can also enjoy a massage in our massage room. For a change of scenery, guests can take a 5-minute walk to the sandy Algarve coastline or the main entertainment area of Albufeira.The atrium-style lobby with its glass roof, tropical plants and fountains offer a variety of seating areas to relax.In addition, it houses the modern Café Latte bar decorated in red and white, and the Trevi à la Carte Restaurant.Guests can enjoy a variety of different dining options at our restaurants in our sister resorts, a 5 minutes’ walk away.The bustling streets of the old town center of Albufeira are located 2 km away. Bikes and cars can be rented at the 24-hour reception, and shuttle services to Faro Airport are available upon request. ... more   less 
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