What I liked most about the resort except the people, was its location. It was very close to the city centre of Albufeira where we spent quite some time shopping and trying out the different restaurants and also directly at the beach, which was pretty quiet as it was November. The resort also has a couple of bars, restaurants and pools, basically everything you could ask for.
The rooms were simple but had everything we needed and they also were perfectly clean. I would highly recommend the Clube Praia da Oura, it was one of the nicest resorts I have ever been to.
Results 1-8of 8 Reviews
September 3, 2004
From journal The Algarve
by Sue & Graham Toulson
Sheffield, United Kingdom
December 11, 2002
The complex has a good restaurant, a large (but unheated) swimming pool, a heated children's pool, and four jacuzzis and a sauna. There's a good flat green bowling area by the side of the beach, and a pleasant 'owner's bar' with lovely sea views. There's a piano bar and a small night club with live entertainment most evenings.
Entertainment isn't, on the whole, very exciting, but it's there, anyway. They have 'theme' weeks - check the website to see. There's a sister hotel up the hill, and you can use the facilities there, too.
Within walking distance (up a hill, but you can do it by utilizing the lifts in the complex) are lots of shops, bars, and restaurants, and public transportation is near by. The main Albufeira centre is a short bus ride away and there's a shuttle bus from the complex at a small charge.
The down side is that it's an expensive taxi ride from the airport, although the Clube does have a shuttle service at around £8 - £10 per person. You have to use it for a return journey though.
It's a really nice place for a holiday - just be aware that there are a lot of steps. Although they have built slopes around the complex to take account of wheelchairs, they're very steep and would take considerable muscle to wheel an adult up them! You'd need to let the Clube know if you were using a wheelchair as some apartments are accessible only by steps. Amazingly co-operative and helpful staff there - nothing is too much trouble for them.
From journal Central Algarve destination
by Anne & David
Boroughbridge, United Kingdom
July 15, 2004
From journal Algarve Disappointment
by Kath wit
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
March 25, 2004
From journal Relaxing winter week
Southampton, United Kingdom
June 12, 2004
The hotel has only a few lifts, so you will have to climb some steps to get to your apartment. There are lots of porters, so use them for the cases. The staff are very friendly and helpful, and English is the second language. Parking is available 50m away in a secure car park as it is very limited on site.
The main pool is cold -- trust me -- but perhaps only because the weather is hot. They are building a garden/patio area where the old car park was at the beach front, next to the bowls area, but access to the beach is still ok.
From journal Clube Praia da Oura week
swansea, United Kingdom
April 6, 2004
From journal Pride of Pria da Oura
North Vancouver, British Columbia
August 10, 2005
From journal Relaxing Vacation at Clube Praia da Oura - NOT!
by de Witt
June 6, 2002
From journal Rome, the Vatican and Italy