My husband and I have just returned from a weeks stay at these fantastic apartments.
We stayed in a ground floor studio apartment which was a good size with a seating area and double bed and a separate bathroom and kitchen with excellent facilities including a large fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. We enjoyed the ground floor studio as the balcony was very private and some of the friendly cats that live at the complex would come and visit when we were sitting out :) I read previous reviews saying that the walls were thin, however they are really not too bad and would only be a problem if you were unlucky enough to have very noisy neighbours.
Cleaning was done everyday, however we felt this could have been a little better as there was dust in some corners and little bits that had been missed. My husband and I however are clean freaks and therefore quite hard to please! It wasn't bad enough to make us not want to return though, we just felt they could perhaps be a little more thorough. Also as others have said bring your own cleaning things such as cloths as nothing like this is provided.
I was a little worried after reading previous reviews about the beds being really hard and uncomfortable, however they are no worse than any other beds I have experienced in hotels abroad (at least ours wasn't anyway). I do agree though they should provide more pillows, we requested extra at reception (who were very helpful) and they were delivered the same day.
The pool at the complex is huge with lots of sunbeds. It was very quiet when we were there and we were able to go at any time of day and get a sunbed and also no one was reserving them which makes a nice change.
There is a small supermarket underneath the apartments, it is quite expensive but it stocks all the basics and the staff are really friendly. There is also a very good larger supermarket a 10 minute uphill walk away.
The marina across the road is very quiet but has a lovely Italian restaurant and some nice bars and cafes. There is also a small coffee shop underneath the apartments which is well worth a visit.
As previous reviewers have said the walk into the old town takes around 15-20 minutes. Unless you have walking difficulties it is no problem at all, we walked into town at least once everyday and really enjoyed it and the lovely scenery. The old town is fantastic with lots of bars and places to eat.
Overall we had a fantastic time at these apartments and would definitely recommend and return.
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- Orada Apartments Albufeira
- Orada Apartments Hotel Albufeira
- Apartamentos Turisticos Da Orada Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal