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“Nice, central hotel.” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Oura Praia Hotel
Ranked #77 of 161 Hotels in Albufeira
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Nice, central hotel.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2012

Myself and my husband stayed here for 5 nights. BOOK TRANSFERS PRE-HOLIDAY as we were charged 60 euros in an airport taxi. Not a great start to the holiday!

The hotel itself is nice although not 4*. Reception staff all lovely and very helpful. The main thing is that it's clean and very well equipped with all utensils for a self-catering appartment. Breakfast was nice although if you want eggs done any other way than scrambled, you are charged 1.50 euros! Fruit juices are diluted and not 'fresh' so were quite sweet.

Supermarket next door to the hotel has everything you would need, and cheap. Great to stock up on teabags, milk, bread etc. Very handy and open until 9pm.

Rooms are basic but clean. The tables and chairs are dragged along the floor in other rooms which is very very noisey!! To the point where I would not return to this hotel on that basis. We were awoken several times each night because of this which meant our sleep was interrupted. On the up side the beds are really comfy and I got a great sleep when others weren't making noise.

The sports bar under the hotel is great - nice staff and reasonable drink prices. Large peroni was 3 euros and a wine was only 2 euros. Show all football games and we watched the Golf Masters whilst there.

Paulu's Pizzeria was good value (to the left when leaving the hotel) - soup, pizza/pasta, salad and wine/beer/soft drink all for 10.50 euros.

The American/Irish bar at the top of the strip is really nice inside with modern decor. It's a steak house where I had the fillet with salad which was really good. It is expensive though with main courses around 20 euros each. All produce is supposedly organic though.

Pegasus Taverna pub/restaurant (across from Paulu's Pizzeria) is run by an English lady and her Portugese husband (I think). They are really nice and provide newspapers/magazines for you to sit and read with your drink. Nice homely place to go, very relaxed. Good prices.

Japanese restaurant (next door to Paulu's Pizzeria) is awesome. Beautiful proper sushi, great menu and lovely assistant. I tried green wine in here for the first time. Lovely meal and would have returned if on holiday for longer.

To get to the Old Town there is a blue and yellow train which does a 3.50 euros all day ticket. It runs all day (every 20mins) and is a nice experience. You need to walk up the strip to get to the train stop where you need to pass annoying people either trying to sell fake watches, hash, 'charlie' or trying to get you into their place for breakfast/lunch/dinner/drinks.We went there on a day which was overcast. It was a Sunday morning (around 9.30am) and we passed Heaven Nightclub which offered us to go in and join the Easter Party!! Haha.

What made our holiday (and our 1st year wedding anniversary) was attending Vila Joya restaurant. This is a 2 Michelin star restaurant 15 mins from Oura Praia Hotel (12 euros in a taxi). Look up the restaurant on Tripadvisor to get an idea of how special this place is. An experience I will remember for the rest of my life!!

5 nights was enough for us, a nice trip all the same.

Room Tip: Don't choose a room with a sea view as the traffic is noisey.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Newcastle Upon Tyne - England
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2012

We stayed for 4 weeks in Feb 2012. After 4 years looking for the best place and hotel in Algarve. WE FOUND IT! I love this place. Already booked 14 weeks from end of Nov. to beg.
of March 2013. All workers are wonderful and the Hotel is simple but with a touch of 'class'.
One bed. apartments are excellent. with everything you would need for your staying.
FULL MARKS. OBRIGADO, AMIGOS!

Room Tip: For we "oldies" everything is handy like supermarket, bus stop, launderette, restaurants...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2012

We have been coming to this hotel for 7years during the winter months, and I must say it is an extremely helpful and friendly place. For OAP's who want to escape the cold of our UK winters, it is a wonderful venue. For a self-catering holiday it is equipped with everything you could wish for i.e. iron,ironing board, mop and bucket (although not really needed as there are Maids who clean every 2-3 days) broom,hair-dryer, toaster,kettle and microwave oven. The towels, tea-towels and sheets are again changed every 2-3days. Plus its situated in a very handy place, next door to a excursion shop and supermarket and just a short walk from the bus stop.

Room Tip: Studio rooms overlook the swimming pool.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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newcastle
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2012

only stayed at the oura praia for 2 nights as we were going to cabanas de tavira for a week after that.
the apartment was clean and comfortable and had everything we needed.
i requested a room over the pool and got it.as it is quieter there at night.
cannot comment on any of the hotel facilities as we did not use them.
reception area,but the staff were friendly.
would have no problems going there again

Room Tip: room 211 was nice
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank shearer51
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Braemar, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2012

A fantastic place, in an ideal location.Got a 1 bedroom appartment which was spotless. A lot of the guests were long stayers which is to be expected this time of the year.
Lots of facilities, inc sauna gym etc ( didnt use them myself )
Great location bars, restaurants nearby,

Room Tip: Pool views are quieter
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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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:
#43 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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