A July 2005 trip
to Albufeira by abarratt
Quote: If you're looking for a relaxing week from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, the Clube Praia da Oura is definitely NOT the place for you.
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 10, 2005
Clube Praia da Oura
Rua Oliveira Martins, Praia Da Oura
289 590 324
The next morning (Sunday) around 9:00, we were roused from our sleep by jack hammering two units over. We went immediately to the front desk and saw the manager who couldn't have cared less about our situation. For alternative accommodations, he sent us on a trek up to the sister property up the road. We were probably shown the worst one-bedroom unit in the entire hotel. It was dark, on the ground floor facing, of all things, a construction site complete with dust and huge diggers. We found this to be a great insult to us -- after all, were we not complaining about the noise from the unit two doors down!
Going back to the resort, we waited almost an hour to see the manager again -- why so long, you might ask, he was busy with another complaint from a couple who were placed immediately above the disco! Needless to say, the manager advised that he could not help us whatsoever. Upon questioning him, we were led to believe that the refurbishing of the unit two doors down would be finished on Tuesday, and that the workmen would only work 10-5. NOT SO! They started before 10 and went past 5 pm. In addition, this sanding, hammering, fumes from chemicals, etc. continued through to the end of our so called holiday. We are RCI members, but this was not an exchange, we actually paid big bucks to stay at this resort!! A terrible way for us to end the last week of a month long vacation travelling throughout Europe.
Member Rating 1 out of 5 on August 10, 2005
Attraction | "Shopping Nearby"
Now, if you're looking for souvenirs to take home, you can certainly find many, many little shops on the main strip. So, you have quantity, but don't even think about quality! All the shops seem to have the same trinkets, and the prices reflect what you're buying. You know the old saying, "you get what you pay for." This is very true in Albufeira.
Member Rating 2 out of 5 on August 10, 2005
Grocery and Souvenirs
Attraction | "Nighttime in Albufeira"
Nightlife in Albufeira
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