I decided to stay here based on all of the really good reviews on here but for me the room and the resort as a whole was at best average. I went in winter when it was pretty quiet and mainly used by older people.
Check in was fairly straightforward and then a young lad took my case to the studio apartment, there was a lot of furniture in the studio and with the bed down there was hardly any room in there to move about. Why do i need two comfy chairs, two kitchen chairs and two stools in a small studio apartment? I also had a kitchen table, a coffee table, a table used as a TV stand and another table with a small lamp on it? I think if they removed some of the clutter the room would seem much bigger and be more user friendly. The fold down bed was not the most comfy bed i had ever slept on and due to its design it is quite low to the floor
The 'balcony area' also forms the way into the apartment, as it was a ground floor apartment i had lots of people walking past so not exactly private. The walls were very thin and i could here through to the rooms on both sides and also people walking upstairs above me.
The kitchen area was small but well equipped with lots of utensils, pans and cutlery, a full size fridge freezer was quite useful but again maybe overlarge for a small apartment, there was a combo microwave oven/grill but there were no instructions and i couldnt work out how to get the grill part of it working.
Location wise its nice and close to the oura beach but its ten minutes up hill walk to the bottom of the strip and at least 45 minutes walk to the old town area. Local buses and the tourist train thing go past the complex at the top of the hill.
The bar was ok but not exactly busy and the bits of entertainment i saw was at best pub singer standard. There is a mini-market on site but it was quite pricey compared to the proper supermarkets. I didnt use the swimming pool as it was freezing cold (not heated)
The best thing for me was the on site sauna and jacuzzi's. Was lovely to have a session in the sauna at the end of the day then hop into the hot tub and watch the sun go down.
- Also Known As:
- Club Praia Da Ouro Albufeira, Portugal - Algarve