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Aparthotel Oceanus
Ranked #20 of 154 Hotels in Albufeira
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Normanton,United Kingdom
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“Great place”
Reviewed November 15, 2013

We stopped here in October for a week and had a wonderful time. The hotel is located perfectly in between Villamoura and Albuferia. It is roughly 20mins to each and there is a bus stop on either side of the road - directly outside the hotel - cost 3euros each way. The hotel were very friendly and very helpful as we arrived in the morning and so too early to check in. We were advised on near places to go for a couple of hours until our room was ready. When we checked in we were given a free upgrade to a lovely corner apartment that was very spacious with 2 balconys but even more important very very clean. The only downside been the noisy fridge but a very minor point as once in bedroom with door shut you couldn't here it. The hotel is very close to beach, with a 10min walk. Surrounded by a good choice of bars and restaurants. The hotel has 2 swimming pools and also a baby pool. Plenty of sun loungers and a nice snack bar. Would recommend Calheoros, fratellis, martinos, Cozys Chinese as nice restaurants. La gigale on the beach is a nice fish restaurant but be warned its price per day and served with heads and bones. You also have to try A Cantina restaurant right next to the hotel. The steak on a stone is pure perfection as very good value for money. The only bad place we ate was Acqua near the beach. The service was very slow and food not cracking. We also stopped for a drink the day before we ate and again service was slow. A couple of nice bars to check out is Friends bar and also Cabana bar. Both nice and relaxing.

All in all a wonderful holiday and if we return to albuferia we would definitely stop at the oceanus again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

Stayed here for 5 nights for our 29th anniversary and could not of picked any where nicer, When we arrived we were welcomed by the receptionist with a lovely smile,hello and welcome did you have a nice flight (now thats what i call call a welcome) is this your first time here we replied yes ok then i ll check you in first and give you more info about the the hotel and where everything is. and believe it or not within a day we practically new our way round the hotel and surrounding areas ie: where the restuarant, pool, bus stops, supermacado (lol) loads of bars and restuarants in the area beach not far 5 mins walk, anyway about the hotel itself very clean and tidy apartment was well above board everything you needed and catered for, maids very friendly changed linen and towels every day you only had to ask nothing was too much trouble.beds were quite firm but we slept ok on them with no probs air con, only grip the pools inside and out were freezing did manage to go in once tho weather not too kind for us. cannot wait to visit again.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

I am at the hotel now as I write this review. We were given a lovely room with two balconies. The room is large with a good sized bathroom, twin beds, cooker, fridge, microwave, toaster and kettle.
All very good and fine for what we paid.
The noise.
Well our room overlooks the road and the noise is just awful and constant. From buses, taxis, bin men (in the middle of the night) and cars rushing up and down the road along with people sometimes shouting. If you live in a city then you are probably used to such noise but those of us who don't, well bring ear plugs. Your going to need them.
Then there's the other guests. I use the term guests lightly. Football top wearing typical Brits which seem to fester the Algarve. Banging doors, shouting and swearing without a concern or care for other guests staying here. You will see these loud mouthed swearing drunken idiots everywhere you go and is a great advert for Britain.
The village is very small with a few shops, supermacado, Brit bars (why fly to the Algarve to sit in a Brit bar escapes me) and a few restaurants. Beware some of the prices. The beer can cost as little as ���1 a pint (I don't drink) but in one restaurant it cost us ��7 for two cans of diet coke.
Our last evening we had a meal in Tavatino's not far from the hotel.
An entr��e, 2 starters, two mains and deserts plus drinks cost ���51 and was worth every cent and the staff were very attentive and polite.
The walk to Albufeira along the front takes 2 hours which is nice and the walk along the beach to Vila Moura takes 2-3 hours. Both towns are large with numerous shops and caf��s but Vila Moura has a wonderful marina and is well worth a visit. Sitting at the quay side people watching while eating ice-cream was lovely. We had a lovely, well priced meal in the evening overlooking some of the huge yachts.
The taxi home cost ���23.
The taxi home from Albuferia cost ���14. Most taxi ranks have signs indicating the cost of taxis to various destinations.
All in all a relatively nice 5 day break but as often is the case these places are let down by the Brits themselves with their drunken awful behaviour.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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ilhadebaixo, Gerente at Aparthotel Oceanus, responded to this review, May 29, 2014
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Agradecemos a todos os hospedes que nos visitaram, lamentamos a quem não ficou satisfeito. Prometemos trabalhar para melhorar o serviço prestado cada dia aos nossos hospedes.
Agradecemos a todos, muito obrigado.
A direção e toda a equipa que providencia o serviço aos hospedes.
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed October 27, 2013

Stayed here for 5 nights on a girlie break.The rooms were spacious,clean and had everything you need in the kitchen.The bathrooms were really lovely and immaculate Pool and pool area very clean. Staff were very friendly and helpful.Olhas is a beautifull little village with some super resturants and boy do they make a mean Strawberry Daiquiri in the bars!!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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london
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed October 23, 2013

The one bedroom apartment facing the pool with balcony, was clean,with good kitchenette and nice walk-in shower!

Reason, i don,t give higher rating:

No choice of double beds, plus the the twin beds are very narrow and mattress not comfortable.
Bedding not changed for 1 week ( you got to ask) and clean towels every 3 days! But, if you put them on the floor, they will change them.
Air con does not work properly - even in October, apartment was terribly hot!

Location good, but bit far from the beach. Overall good value for the price, but the above problems need to be improved!

Room Tip: Ask higher floor room, facing the pool!
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Newry, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed October 21, 2013

Stayed here at the start of the month for 5 nights and found it well situated for restaurants, supermarkets, cafes, bakery and beach. We stayed in a one bedroom apartment on the third floor overlooking the pool. Apartment was clean and had plenty of space. Wardrobe had loads of hangers and we had a huge balcony which could be accessed from living room and bedroom. Great walk-in shower and water was always hot. Only real complaint would be the air con which was very poor - as it was really hot some of the days. Also I didn't like the twin beds which weren't that comfortable! We were self catering so didn't use the snack bar or A Cantina restaurant which is part of the complex. Would certainly return if the air con and beds were sorted as it was very good value and so handy for every where.

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking pool get the sun most of the day and are quieter.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ceredigion
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2013

Just back from a week at the Oceanus....our first visit. Great location, short walk to the beach and near to some good restaurants. Our studio apartment was perfectly adequate - decent shower, well equipped kitchen, tv, seating area and dining table and chairs. Furnished balcony that had the sun almost all day. Unfortunately it's impossible to overlook the awful beds. Shallow mattress on hardboard base - more of a camp/put up bed than a permanent sleeping option. So uncomfortable it was impossible to have a decent nights sleep.

The hotel facilities are pretty good - two decent sized pools (although freezing in October we still braved them for a swim every day). Disappointed that the indoor pool is not heated this time of the year - we were told that they don't heat it in October as they close at the end of the month anyway. We specifically booked somewhere that had an indoor pool in case the outdoor pools were too cold so were a bit disappointed.

Plenty of good places to eat nearby. All in all for what you're paying it's very good. We'd certainly consider another visit.

Room Tip: 2nd building, upper floor facing pool for all day sun and peach and quiet!
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Aparthotel Oceanus
Address: Olhos d'Agua, Albufeira 8200-650, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Amenities:
Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#14 Romantic Hotel in Albufeira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Aparthotel Oceanus 3*
Number of rooms: 61
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Oceanus Aparthotel ***The newly expanded Oceanus Aparthotel is located in the centre of the charming summer resort of Olhos d'Agua on the Algarve. Recently enlarged through the acquisition of the Aparthotel Olhos d'Agua, this 3 Star vacation retreat makes an affordable base for couples and families with a wide range of shops and restaurants nearby and 102 attractive studios and one bedroom apartments resting in 2 buildings surrounded by lovely gardens with a sparkling swimming pool. Guests of the Oceanus Aparthotel can discover the marvellous beaches of Olhos d'Aqua (500 m) and Maria Luísa (800 m), explore delightful little villages with narrow cobbled streets, and tackle the challenging golf course in nearby Acoteias. For a bargain holiday in the Algarve, Oceanus Aparthotel makes the grade! Faro International Airport is 30 km from the hotel. ... more   less 
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