We stayed in a ground floor studio apartment from 11-21 May and really could not have asked for any better.
Firstly I will point out that we got a great deal (half the price of anywhere else) from alpha rooms, but when we got there we only then found out that our apartment was actually let out by a private property management company and was not actually under the "Apartamentos Turistico da Orada" and their reception was nothing to do with us, our office was downstairs, although it was never open during our stay, but we did have a phone number in case of emergency. I point this out because we were not entitled to the free shuttle or free wi-fi in reception which you will see in some reviews. That said we had no serious issues and the £200 cheaper we got these apartments more than made up for this.
The reception staff were however always helpful towards us in other ways, directions, allowing me to print off my return boarding passes and calling us taxis.
The apartment itself had a sofa bed with a fold up bed pushed up to make a double, but was more than adequate and we always slept well.
The kitchen had a washing machine, dishwasher, kettle and toaster and was very well equipped, alas our apartment had no hairdrier, others may be different, but we bought one for 10 euro at lidl.
We had no safe, well there was one but no option of a lock, again probably because we were in a private apartment some things may have been lacking, but for the price we paid, this more than made up for it.
The apartments are spacious, well decorated, well equipped and very safe, the front door is more like a vault door and there are shutters on windows and very good locks all around, also 24 hour security who seem to patrol reguarly.
The grounds and pools are beautiful and well kept, the whole area of the Marina is lovely, upmarket but very quiet the time we was there.
As others have already stated the walk to the old town is only about 15-20 mins, and my wife has problems with her legs but found it very easy.
The bus service is also very good, running every half hour, always on time and cost 1.40, takes you to the Old Town, supermarkets, everywhere you need really.
Would definitely use these apartments again, had a very relaxed stay with every mod con we needed for a great self catering experience
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- Orada Apartments Albufeira
- Orada Apartments Hotel Albufeira
- Apartamentos Turisticos Da Orada Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal