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Natura Algarve Club
Ranked #32 of 154 Hotels in Albufeira
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 September 2010

A really nice place to stay. Friendly, clean and comfortable. Lovely studio apartment very spacious. Could do with a few more cooking utensils.

A word of warning when travelling without transfers. If you get a taxi from Faro airport you will be ripped off. We were charged 60 Euros to get to our hotel.

We have just prebpooked our return and it will only cost us 16Euros!!! for the two of us. So the moral is, prebook your taxi before you get here.

If booking through Expedia.co.uk also worth noting that you dont pay for your baggage. When we got to check in desk at Gatwick, we found out that the price we paid didnt include baggage, so we had to go and pay 72 pounds for the return journey for our 2 suitcases. We had no idea this was the case when booking the holiday,.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 September 2010

Stayed here with my mum and a friend in a one bedroomed apartment 10th - 25th September. Arrived at 11.00 am and was orginally told our room would not be available until 2.00 pm, but by 12 our room was ready and we were able to check in and unpack.
Apartment very spacious and clean, well equipped kitchen, the lack of a kettle wasn't really a problem and we cooked on several nights. Both the reception staff and bar staff were very polite and friendly, especially Telma and Juci.
Pool area and gardens very well kept, the only negative was there didn't seem to be enough umbrellas and sunbeds for the number of people staying there. We were always around the pool early, so this wasn't particularly a problem for us.
Two good supermarkets and several lovely restaurants within 10 minutes of the apartments.
These apartments were about 15 minutes away from the strip, so you don't experience all the noise and rowdiness that comes with it.
Easy enough to get to places from here - was about 10 euros return trip into old town and 20 euros return trip to Algarve Shopping Centre.

Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: September 2010
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Reviewed 18 September 2010

Stayed here 6-16 Sept with husband, and my mum and dad. Massive rooms, very clean and well equipped (but no kettle - boil water on hob using saucepan). Air con was available, you need to reduce the reading on the hand held remote to 20 degrees to get the room cool (it was about 30 degrees at least while we were there). No english channels on TV but not a prob for us. Here are the positives:
Good location, very quiet. Clean spacious rooms with lovely pool area, pool bar/snacks at reasonable prices. Walk up steep hill to road and there are about 10-15 restaurants/bars + a couple of supermarkets and an exchange facility. The beach is about 700 metres away. Friendly staff, intercom available in room direct to reception if you need. The strip area which is more lively is about 15-20 min stroll. Few negatives for us though, namely: there were only approx 6 parasol shades around the pool area for approx 40 sunbeds. Three of them were non-functional too. This was a huge problem for us as we need to lay in shade as can't take full sun. Management told us they had masses of parasols at beginning of season but most had broken and they had not replaced them. So we used the Ourapraia Hotel pool - turn left at top of hill, walk past supermarket and round corner and you will see wooden steps up to the pool area. Free to get in, masses of sunshades and comfortable beds/pool bar/snacks etc. Other negative for us was the bar closed at 11.30pm so you couldn't stroll back later than that and have a night cap before retiring to bed. There were very few staff around to be honest most of the time we were there. Although a good location for able bodied, it is not suitable for people with walking difficulties as there is no lift available to get you up with your cases when you arrive (or back down). We were on top floor and my parents on 2nd so it was a job to get up the stairs with heavy cases (and my dad found the stairs quite tough going, plus walking up the steep hill when you exit the apartments). The beach is down too so you have a hill to come up - fine if able bodied but not otherwise. Other than that we had a lovely time!

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 August 2010

My partner and i were looking for a quiet relaxing holiday with the option of a few nights out if we fancied it. This Self Catering Appartment, studio which was a really good size with a seperate kitchen, 3 beds and a dining area was ideal. 10-15minute walk from the strip in Albufeira, and same to the beach. Spotlessly clean, maids were fantastic.
Pool area was lovely. No entertainment within the apartments which we were fine with but if you are looking for that within your complex this isnt for you. Within a minutes walk though there is a street with around 10-15 bars and restaurants where we spent the majority of our time rather than hitting the strip. Would definately go back to these apartments, they were quiet, clean and the staff were there if you needed assistance. We had a room without aircon and it was still bareable however without having to ask a fan appeared in our room some days after arriving.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 July 2010

Well myself and my partner, my partners sister and her fiancee (all in late 20s) and their dad (50s) stayed at these apartments in May 2010, well what a shock they are fantastic the reviews do NOT give it the justice it deserves at all!
For the price we paid it was fantastic, I would have paid more knowing how good it was, the rooms are massive, and the kitchens have everything you need, some days we stayed there for lunch and made alsorts of things (that we got from the supermarket down the road)
Pool is lovely, tiny bit cold but you get used to is once you are in there - lovely complex really was - only downside was we had some annyoing people above us that wanted to move furniture around till all hours ie:6am then also walked around with heels on to the point where they woke us up, we shouted to them and they stopped - next morning straight to reception and and complained and they had had so many complaints they threw the group out so problem solved straight away!!
staff are all lovely they really are - try and get a balcony with pool view my father in law had one it was great at night to sit and watch the world...
sorry only other thing was the beds, they arent the comfiest in the world but I am a female of 5'11 and havent slept in a single bed for over 20 years so I struggled, thats the only downfall I would say, if someone from the hotel is reading please think of your taller guests and get some double/king beds - seemed strange having to sleep in single beds - we pushed ours together but still not the comfiest!!
fantastic location and price and decor would recommend to anyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
if you are on facebook - there is a group on there that you can contact the hotel direct!!

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 July 2010

Enjoyed every aspect of stay. Location, cleanliness etc...perfect!! :)

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 June 2010

Fifth visit to the Natura apartments , air conditioning units were being fitted while we were there( our room was next) , so a bit noisey at times .Everything else was as usual clean and tidy . Ate at a great restaurant in the old town called Cassanovas and was well impressed. Still struggled to find really top notch grub at competetive prices (Cucinas pizza/pasta restaurant still about the best near to the apartments ) The American diner is a good place for the first day if you do not know the area.
A good mix of nationalities at the apartments and everyone seemed friendly especially an ELDERLY Irish couple who drank all our beer and wine ; kept us up way past our bedtimes and disturbed our neighbours .
The staff are all friendly and helpful especially Juci.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Natura Algarve Club

Address: Fernao Lopes Street | Lot. 2, Albufeira 8200-279, Portugal (Formerly Natura Beach & Sun Club)
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#9 Best Value Hotel in Albufeira
#18 Family Hotel in Albufeira
Price Range: £20 - £127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Natura Algarve Club 3*
Number of rooms: 63
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Natura Algarve Club Since 2008 we have been making our hotel an increasingly special place, always thinking of you and always trying to exceed the expectations of those who already know us and saw us grow. If you are looking for a special place for your holidays with a privileged location, comfortable, family atmosphere and young, with very good conditions for the children, Natura Algarve Club is the place to choose: large garden, a swimming pool for adults of generous dimensions and another pool for children, excellent green areas. Besides the pools and the pleasant garden, a bar with a terrace where you can have breakfast and light meals, acquire cool drinks, cocktails, ice creams, snacks throughout the day and enjoy the night with Karaoke, animal shows and several interactive performances. Another great advantage of this venue is the large public car park and free Wi-Fi in the bar and lobby area. Nearby: supermarkets, tobacco shops, beach items, gifts, restaurants, bars, in short, everything to spend a restful vacation worry free. Whenever you want to end the evening in a different way and leave the tranquillity that we offer, you will find at approx. 700M all the fun that the famous Oura Strip has to offer with many bars and restaurants. Hotel Privileging the space and comfort, the 63 apartments of Natura Algarve Club divided between 30 T0 and 33 T1, all equipped with: Satelite TV Telephone Safe (15€ week) Air conditioning Bathroom Fridge Stove w / 3 electric hot plates and oven Microwave oven Toaster Coffee Machine T0: 2 single beds and a single sofa bed; T1: 2 single beds and two single sofa beds. Services Reception Time: 24h00 At reception you will find the heart of Natura Algarve Club consists of friendly, skilled and above all, hospitable employees. We also have several services to choose, including: wake up, safe rental, booking and buying tickets and tours, booking restaurants taxi's and transfers, services aesthetics and massages, babystting service among many others that you can leverage to consult before or during your stay. Swimming Pool Time: 9h00 - 19h00. Natura Algarve Club, the days pass between the pools (one for adults, one for children) and the sunbeds. In the shade of palm trees, the green garden of the Hotel, you will find a friendly atmosphere and rested Snack-Bar Time: 8h00 - 00h00. Breakfast at night, anytime is good to enjoy the Snack Bar of Natura Algarve Club, either on the terrace or inside. Situated in the garden and a few meters from the large pool, you can still enjoy light meals throughout the day, with suggestions for the whole family Time for breakfast: 8h30 - 11h00. Mini-Market Time: 8h00 - 20h00. Anytime is good time to go shopping at our mini market for your needs and convenience ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Natura Algarve Club Hotel Albufeira
Natura Beach Sun Hotel
Hotel Natura Beach Sun
Natura Sun Apartments
Natura Algarve Club Albufeira, Portugal

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