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Ondamar Aparthotel
Ranked #42 of 154 Hotels in Albufeira
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 October 2013

These are nice clean apartments comfortable and all facilities, Pleasant and helpful staff. However when we arrived our apartment was across the road from another hotel's very noisy generator and it was impossible to sleep. We asked to be moved. At first they said there were no other rooms but when we persisted they found us another apartment on the road side. This was fine with only occasional noise from cars but compared to the incessant drone of the generator it was paradise. Be careful if you book this hotel if you are sensitive to noise, make sure you are not on the road side near the other hotel's generator. I would rather not have gone on holiday then stay in the first room we were allocated. The position of the hotel was ideal 10 mins from strip and 20 mins from town centre.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

Stayed 15/09/13 to 22/09/13
As a benchmark for this review i would use the Premier Inn as a standard 3* hotel, some are better and some are worse but on average i would rate them as 3* hotel chain. The Ondamar is not as good as a Premier Inn, the staff are friendly and helpful and the place was clean but the decor is very dated and the appliances and furniture in our room were in a worn out state. Appliances and cutlery were very basic cheap as chips stuff, the toaster looked like one from a dolls house but there was everything you would need. The air conditioning in our room (108) didn't work as numerous reviewers have said so our sleep quality was poor as it was really hot even with the patio doors and windows open.

We had an early flight which got us to the hotel about 11am so we knew our room wasn't going to be ready as we had checked before we departed but the reception did say they would try and make it earlier. They provide a room for your luggage while you wait free of charge but it is not locked so your belongings are not secure, Luckily our room was ready by 2.30pm.

The pool area was ok with well kept gardens and a poolside bar which also provided food but we only used the pool while we were waiting for our room to become available on the first day. There were sunbeds and cushions everyday at around 10am as we could see them from our balcony but there were only cushions for about 50% of the beds so when busy there would be a problem.

The bar and restaurant never looked to have many, if any people in them during our stay, we never went in them as we preferred to use the numerous ones elsewhere.

Overall we were very disappointed with this hotel as we booked it mainly based on its 70% + rating and the fact that we thought we were booking a 4* hotel, we Would not use this hotel again.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Ramenmole
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

Stayed in Ondamar 1st Oct for 1 week. While it was clean & tidy, the facilities were v.basic. The air con of the Hotel across the road was noisy & when we asked for another room we were offered an "upgrade" for €15 a night! Also the TV had only 2 English news channels. While WIFI was available, you had to pay to have it in your room. Also, there was a smell of sewage in de gardens. All in all 2nd rate, We won't be back!

Room Tip: Choose another hotel.
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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1  Thank Ed G
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

I stayed at the Ondamar Hotel 1st Oct to 8th Oct 2013. I wish to state that I have been to Albufeira twice a year for the past five years. My wife and I both like the place and the people. Each time I have stayed at fabulous hotels which were light years ahead of the Ondamar Hotel in every department.

I stayed in a Studio with my wife it was dated but it was cleaned everyday. Not a Problem.
The Problem was the constant nauseating smell of Sewage and the total lack of Hygiene of the Swimming Pool. I normally go to the beach, but the odd day I might stay by the pool, but not here.

Every Morning you would see clusters of Seagulls and other such birds bathing and dropping there faeces into the swimming pool and surrounding areas. They would remind you of Crop-duster Planes as they dropped their faeces while they flew from and over the Pool area.

Most 4 Star Hotels have these almost invisible thin lines hovering over the pool area to keep the bigger birds at bay, but not at the Ondamar Hotel for some reason.

By the end of the week the water in the pool was cloudy not clear as it should have been.
Not once did I see the pool being Cleaned. It was Disgusting!

I cannot believe people swam in that pool during this period, I just hope they are all OK.

Needless to say I will not be retuning to the Ondamar Hotel.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 October 2013

We stayed at Ondamar 28 Sept - 5 Oct 2013. Already looking forward to returning next year. The locaton of the apartments for The Strip and Old Town was perfect. The appartments themselves were spacious (stayed in a 1 bed appt), well appointed and very clean. The maids were first class, cleaning the appts and changing the towels every day. Sure there was some noise, but the worst we encountered was from the large complex behind and local youths one morning. Plenty of room around the pool with no shortage of sunbeds. Nice Pool Bar open on the sunny days (which made sense). The presentation of the Evening Meals in the restaurant were a joy to behold. Creme Brulee to die for. As one gets used to the layout it is easy to get around the Ondamar, abeit having to negotiate a flight of steps down to the pool area. The Reception, maids, bar staff etc were always very friendly and helpfull.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Paul M
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Reviewed 5 October 2013

Stayed here for 3 nights for the second time and wow how they managed to exceed our expectations yet again!
Staff are so friendly and welcoming.
Room 007 was an upgrade and so spacious in comparison to the studio we booked last time. Rooms are a tad dated but the beautiful pool view makes it un necessary,
The only adjustment we could suggest is entertainment in the hotel was nil but then again you're only a 10 minute walk from both the strip and old town!
The bar has been updated since our last visit but Andreas cocktails were still as amazing as last year!
As a young couple it was a perfect choice especially on a budget!
Couldn't recommend the hotel enough.
Thanks to the ondamar team.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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2  Thank Micheal C
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

Stayed at Ondamar aparthotel 19-26 sept 2013. great hotel, the apartment accommodation was large/spacious, spotlessly clean and was cleaned&/towel changes every day, Staff throughout the hotel from reception to maid service etc was excellent, very friendly.
Fabulous pool area with great pool bar area and staff were great, lovely tranquil garden area too.
we stayed B&B, and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food as it was English hot breakfast of simple bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs and beans, nicely cooked and prepared and also the usual Portuguese cold buffet breakfast too,both tasty and no complaints
10 minute straight walk to the strip, and approx 15 min downhill stroll to old Town, or approx 4 euros in taxi. I would recommend this Hotel

Room Tip: ask for street level or above as all rooms have pool view, but from the balcony the pool area is 2 f...
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: Rua Miguel Torga, Albufeira 8201-918, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #42 of 154 Hotels in Albufeira
Price Range: £31 - £153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 92
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ondamar Hotel presents you with the best Algarve has to offer! On vacation or on a weekend away, enjoy the comfort of our facilities, the quality of our service and the professionalism of our staff. Sun, beach, pool and entertainment are the characteristics of this region, making it welcoming even in mid- winter. In 10 years of existence we have followed one goal only: your well-being. ... more   less 
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