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“Good hotel with great pool”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Oura Praia Hotel

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Oura Praia Hotel
Ranked #78 of 163 Hotels in Albufeira
Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Good hotel with great pool”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

We stayed here when visiting family in July. Our cousin was staying one of the other properties in the same group and booked us a room here. We got a cheaper rate than I could find on the internet, which was a bonus. The room was an apartment with 2 extra beds in the living room - great for our 2 young kids. The room is in need of a re-furb, but overall it was suitable for our needs. We spent time by the pool at this hotel, and also had access to the other property's pools. We preferred the pool at this one as it was much quieter, and a better pool. There was no free wi-fi, but we ended up paying for it as my husband needed it for work. It is right next door to a supermarket. It takes about 10 minutes to walk to the beach. We were there when the world cup was on, so there was a bit of noise during the night and early hours - but that is to be expected.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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1 Thank Joanne F
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MGM_Muthu_Hotels, General Manager at Oura Praia Hotel, responded to this review, 13 March 2015
Dear Guest,

Thank you for the wonderful review.

We are glad you found us to be above average and recommendation worthy.

We look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Kind regards,
Ashish Gosain
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Galway, Ireland
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21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

Nice clean modern apartment/hotel with good sized swimming pool. Next door to a good super market & just a few door up there is fabulous Italian & Portuguese restaurant there is also a lovely cake shop across the road. It's a pleasant 8-10 min stroll to the beach about 10 mins walk to wild & co which have live bands playing every night.
Next door to hotel there is a small but very good travel agency for day trips to Villamoura a must for boat lovers to see with extensive marina or you can visit Seville in Spain a coach goes once a week prices were very good here for all trips. Local shopping centre with Zara ect is about 15-20min taxi ride & bus & taxi stop is about 3min walk from Hotel.
A 10-15min taxi ride will bring you to Albuferia old town & when you get out of taxi head left straight towards the beach & you will find really good restaurants overlooking fisherman's beach and Sports bar is good for a drink their ice counter keeping it nice & chilled. Enjoy

Room Tip: Try getting a pool view room not road side as nicer view & not noisy.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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4 Thank AMKelleher
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MGM_Muthu_Hotels, General Manager at Oura Praia Hotel, responded to this review, 16 March 2015
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind and informative review.

It’s nice to know you were pleased with what the hotel has to offer and had a good stay with us.

You comments regarding the bathroom have been addressed to housekeeping for action.

We look forward to your return visit.

Kind regards,
Ashish Gosain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

Very pleasantly surprised Super hotel with every amenity you could wish for either on site or very close by. Large, spacious 1 bedroom apartment Well equipped kitchen area with washing up liquid, scourers and dish towels provided. This is a super touch as you don't have to buy these things for a couple of cups & glasses. I don't go on holiday to cook, but a coffee in the morning and cold drinks in the full size fridge is great - with a hob, microwave, toaster and every piece of crockery and utensil you would need, I was impressed. Also a nice range of toiletries in the bathroom if required. Staff were lovely and cleaners arrived daily apart from a Sunday. Ate in the hotel a couple of times, food was good with waiter service. Bought wifi access for the room which didn't work Was repaired 2 days after we reported it but we were given a full refund. Free wifi in all surrounding bars so not a problem. Lovely traditional restaurant directly opposite the hotel and a plethora of bars & restaurants within walking distance. Our room was to the front of the hotel, above reception overlooking the road and car park. I was quite happy with this as I could sit on the balcony and watch the world go by, getting sun until late afternoon. We didn't find it noisy at all, but we weren't directly above a bar as some others have described. Pool and surrounding area were clean and well kept. The loungers are close together, but this is because there are so many of them and we always found some available at any time of the day. Another nice touch was the bottle of Port in the room with a little 'welcome to the Oura Praia' card on our arrival. All in all a very enjoyable & relaxing stay - loved it

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank J1nty
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MGM_Muthu_Hotels, General Manager at Oura Praia Hotel, responded to this review, 16 March 2015
Dear guest,

Many thanks for taking out your valuable time to write a comment regarding your stay with us.

It’s nice to know you were pleased with what the hotel has to offer.

We hope that you will visit us soon and give us the opportunity once again to service you in the near future.

Kind regards,
Ashish Gosain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014 via mobile

Just returned from this hotel. Went on a Hen weekend with 7 girls and stayed here.

These apartments are very well located and you can walk everywhere. Lots of nice bars, clubs and restaurants around the hotel and easy to walk to the beach. Which is lovely and sandy and reasonably quiet.

The apartments themselves are very well maintained and are spacious. The kitchen area was well equipped and the bathroom had a good water pressure in the shower.
The pool area was large and lovely with sun all day. The pool area did get a bit noisy with people playing their own music and quite lively with some of the other stag parties that were going on. I was surprised that the staff did not ask these stags to quieter down and respect others.

It's a nice place for a friends holiday but would not really recommend it for families with younger children due to some of the other guests. But then I guess that could be expected anywhere.

The restaurant in the hotel had a great selection of reasonable priced good and very good quality service was great!

Reception seemed disorganised and short staffed at times. And we felt a little ignored when waiting to be assisted.

Housekeeping were good and very thorough replacing towels daily.

Would definitely visit again

Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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3 Thank London_Kip
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MGM_Muthu_Hotels, General Manager at Oura Praia Hotel, responded to this review, 16 March 2015
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for your review about your stay in our hotel.

It’s pleasing that your remarked the great location of our hotel and that you noticed our well equipped kitchens.

We are also happy that you mentioned our well maintained and spacious apartments, as well as our lovely pool.

Many families have enjoyed our hotel and amenities.

We look forward to your return visit.

Kind regards,
Ashish Gosain
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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

Me and my boyfriend stayed here for 11 nights from 15-26th June and have to say it was fabulous! Our room was absolutely gorgeous and so modern, we arrived to a fridge stocked and bread, jam, tea coffee bottle of wine etc in the kitchen. Bathroom was also stocked, razor, toothbrush/toothpaste shower cap etc. we were located on the 5th floor (plenty lifts) and there was no noise at all, we had a road view this didn't bother us at all as was not a bad view and was nice to look out over. Reception staff were so welcoming and friendly and gave us all the info we needed without asking on arrival. We arrived at the hotel 2pm and was told our room was ready (check in was supposed to be 5pm) we watched a couple of the World Cup games at Club Praia da oura on the 500sqft screen which was a fab atmosphere so if you are there for any remaining games that is a must! Maids came every day so always had a clean room Really would recommend and everyone so nice and friendly, they checked our transfer time for us, anything they could do to help they really would! would love to return one day! :)

Room Tip: We stayed in room 522 I would ask for that as it was perfect!
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank LG1122
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MGM_Muthu_Hotels, General Manager at Oura Praia Hotel, responded to this review, 16 March 2015
Dear Guest,

Thank you for the really beautiful feedback about Oura Praia Hotel on Trip advisor .

It is indeed a pleasure to hear words of praise for the hotel in such a detailed feedback about your excellent experience with us.

Comments like these motivate us to do our best every day.

We thank you for mentioning the genuine hospitality and service shown by our colleagues to ensure you have a truly memorable experience and also exceeding your expectations.

Your feedback has been shared with all the colleagues and once again our entire teams thank you for this amazing review.

We hope we have the opportunity to serve you again soon.

Best Regards,
Ashish Gosain
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

Staff were very very helpful - especially Luiz!!! The rooms were great, it was SUPER clean, the location of it was perfect.... 5 mins away from the beach, 5 mins away from the strip and the supermarket right next door. Would DEFINITELY recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed June 2014
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5 Thank LaurenJairath
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MGM_Muthu_Hotels, General Manager at Oura Praia Hotel, responded to this review, 16 March 2015
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a feedback after your stay at our Hotel.

We are so glad you found us to be above average and recommendation worthy.

We can assure you 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.

Kind regards,
Ashish Gosain
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Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

Traveled 26th June for 8 nts,2 adults 2 teenagers (17),this was to be an upgrade as low cost could not give us the hotel we originally booked....which was nearer the old town.but the hotel reception looked impressive 4*, the rooms were very clean and had every thing you needed but were more 3*, unless you get a pool view the rest are either road side or car park views...not really great. The noise is an issue we were on the 3 rd floor, over head there must have been a large family rearranging the furniture every morning, I wake early so it didn't really bother me too much but if u like to sleep in get top floor. Similar comments from other guests while we were there..they were road side and over the karaoke bar it ended at 3am, great bar if ur in it... not if your sleeping over it. A supermarket outside the door very handy. 2 mins walk to the strip ( this is loud and full of teenagers mine loved it )some lovely restaurants, and 5 mins to beach.Everything on the beach food, water sports, toilets you can hire beds for €7.50 each, or just lay on ur towel which a lot of people did. The location of the hotel was perfect. The hotel staff were nondescript , not very pleasant or friendly just barely acknowledged we were there, no info on buses or amenities,just give you your key and that's it....the bar staff were nice and in the restaurant itself ( expensive but great food ) .in the hotel be aware of infinity staff similar to time share but not quite... The clientele were predominantly older people 65+. A few family's mostly UK which was fine I have a lot of relatives in the UK,and quite like the UK,unfortunately some of their comments were not nice towards others, and on departing two families had some pool rings ect and said to each other only give them to British kids or bin them !! nice, thankfully I think these are far removed from regular UK holiday makers. Plenty of sun loungers at the pool and well maintained by the very pleasant pool man. I love Portugal and if I return I think I would consider staying here again if only for the location our teenagers loved it, if we go as a couple I would much prefer the old town €5 in a taxi from the strip. On the strip Wild & Co good food and entertainment, bunas seara restaurant about five doors away great food reasonable prices. ( older waiters) on the beach the last two restaurants near the blue beds with the orange umbrellas also great food and good prices, they give discount cards also 20% for next time. over all we enjoyed our stay and would return.

Room Tip: request a pool view and a high floor , we did but we did not get this. it will make your stay more...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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4 Thank Brendacatherine
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MGM_Muthu_Hotels, General Manager at Oura Praia Hotel, responded to this review, 16 March 2015
Dear Guest,

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

We strive every day to ensure that our guests have a wonderful service during their stay, from check in, entertainment and the meals in our restaurants.

We hope that you will visit us soon and give us the opportunity once again to serve you in the near future.

Kind regards,
Ashish Gosain
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Property: Oura Praia Hotel
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:
#44 Luxury Hotel in Albufeira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — 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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