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Relaxing Vacation at Clube Praia da Oura - NOT!

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.

Relaxing Vacation at Clube Praia da Oura - NOT!

Overview

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Let me start off by saying that we're not old fuddy-duddies. We enjoy a good time as much as anybody else, but… This is a very large resort. If you are a 'Club Med' type person, this is the resort for you -- many activities all day long. However, if you're looking for a relaxing week by the pool or beach, you had better look elsewhere. The entertainment program (around the pool area and beyond) includes everyone, whether or not you so desire. The loud music around the pool starts early and continues till early evening. Then there is the 'entertainment staff' shouting out whatever all day long. Keep in mind that most of the accommodations are concentrated around the pool, so don't think you can ...Read More
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Our two-bedroom condo was beautifully decorated and well equipped with all the conveniences of home (minus the dishwasher). There is no A/C (at present), but the various fans and sea breezes provide all the coolness you desire. We certainly appreciated the sun beds on the very large patio.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 10, 2005

Clube Praia da Oura
Rua Oliveira Martins, Praia Da Oura
Albufeira, Portugal
289 590 324

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Best Things Nearby:Close by, there are many different kinds of restaurants to choose from. Not just local food, but Indian and Chinese as well.Best Things About the Resort:Our 2 bedroom unit was large and spacious, and having sunbeds on the equally large patio was wonderful--no need to go to the pool or the beach if you don't want to.Resort Experience:We arrived just after midnight following a flight from Paris. The directions to this resort were totally useless. We probably drove around for an hour, stopping to ask directions along the way. Our check-in, although being quick and efficient, left a lot to be desired -- no welcoming comments or smile. This resor...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on August 10, 2005

Shopping

Attraction | "Shopping Nearby"

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Close to the Clube Praia da Oura, there are two grocery outlets. A small one is on the property, but there is a much larger food store just a couple of minutes up the road. The larger supermarket had everything we needed to cook our breakfasts and lunches (we usually went out for dinners). There is also quite a variety of good local wines at excellent prices. 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...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on August 10, 2005

Shopping
Grocery and Souvenirs
Albufeira, Portugal

Nightlife in Albufeira

Attraction | "Nighttime in Albufeira"

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There are many bars to choose from close to the Clube Praia da Oura. Just walk up and down the strip and choose the one with your favorite music blaring out onto the sidewalk.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on August 10, 2005

Nightlife in Albufeira
Main strip
Albufeira, Portugal

About the Writer

abarratt

abarratt
North Vancouver, British Columbia

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