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Muthu Oura Praia Hotel
Ranked #79 of 152 Hotels in Albufeira
Reviewed February 2, 2013

my wife and i spent 28 days in this hotel the hotel was spotless it was a self catering room sheets towels changed regulary the staff were superb couldn't do enough for you the only criticism was the lack of entertainment the sister hotel had entertainment but it was a wee bit away and my wife is disabled so we only went there twice but i would recommend it to anyone who is mobile as there is plenty of bars and restaurants close by

Room Tip: rooms 201-210 the best
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Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
2  Thank johndickson
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Petchey L, Manager at Muthu Oura Praia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2013

Many thanks for your review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back to Oura Praia Hotel soon.

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Reviewed January 21, 2013

Stayed here from 12th to 19th January check in was very swift and arriving at room 508 we found it to be everything we were looking for in a one bedroom apartment large fridge/ freezer mircowave which could also be used as a grill, kettle everything one would need,even a double bed,we had to ring down to reception and ask if we could have two more pillows these arrived to the room within 10 minutes.Staff were always very helpful and had a smile for everyone.There is air con/ and heating in the rooms and maid service every two days,extra duvet in wardrobe if needed. The room was spotless and pool area very well kept.This hotel has free wi fi in reception(very good) or you can have it in your room for 6.50euros per day.We ate at a lovely restaurant called the Casa Velha (out the front of hotel and turn right at roundabout) this restaurant is open all year long and only close on a Sunday, another restaurant we love to use is Carpe Diem but it is closed until March.Cant wait to be going back.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Maureen02811
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Petchey L, Manager at Muthu Oura Praia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2013

Dear Guest, thank you very much for your review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back to Oura Praia Hotel soon.

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Reviewed January 11, 2013

We stayed at the Oura Praia over Christmas and New Year on half board basis. Our apartment was excellent, very spacious and clean. Breakfasts were OK especially when a consultant came to sort out the best place to have it, as everyone was cramped into what was a bar come lunch room and he moved everything into the large dining room. What a difference. Dinner was for me, a disaster. Choices were limited and in my opinion, the 'chef' had no idea how to cook meat. I ordered pork one night and it was so tough when I tried to cut it,my knife slipped and the pork ended up on the floor! Most of the staff were pleasant but there were one or two who seemed to find it difficult to at least smile. Overall we enjoyed our holiday but wouldn't do half board again.

Room Tip: We were on the fourth floo facing front and got hardley any sun on our balcony
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Arquebus
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Petchey L, Manager at Muthu Oura Praia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2013

Dear guest, thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy our menu and food from our restaurant. Your comments regarding dinner will be relayed to our F&B manager. It encourages us to improve and strive for the best service to all our guests.
We look forward to welcoming you back to our resort in the near future.

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Reviewed January 10, 2013

Very spacious hotel not far from the Oura beach and a 15 minute walk to downtown. The restaurants are in abundance and we were lucky the first week of January when the sun shone all day. Good value for money.

Room Tip: This atrium hotel was just fine for us as it was not noisy. I could not tell you in the summer month...
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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1  Thank nazir
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Petchey L, Manager at Muthu Oura Praia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2013

Dear guest, thank you for your review. We look forward to see you back at our Resorts.

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Reviewed January 9, 2013 via mobile

Stayed for a week at the Oura Praia Hotel which was brilliant, from checking in to going home there was no problem. The room we had was clean to a good standard with clean towels. We was on H B and ate at the Trevi Restaurant the food was excellent with good service and pleasant staff. In the evening we went to the sister hotel CPO for the entertainment which was good overall had an excellent week in Albufiera and would go back.


  • Stayed: January 2013
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2  Thank Mitzibenji
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Petchey L, Manager at Muthu Oura Praia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2013

Dear Guest, thank you for your positive remarks. We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again!

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Reviewed January 4, 2013

If you would like a week's weight loss programme, try the half board 'deal' at the Oura Praia. We went there at the end of October 2012. Here is a summary of the eating experience:
Arrived late Sunday 21 Oct. Had dinner in the hotel - mediocre food, poor service.
Monday 22 Oct. Breakfast and dinner were taken in this hotel (we did not have lunch anywhere). The Parma ham at dinner was black on one side and tasted suspect. We had both ordered and tasted it. A sleepless night was spent getting far too closely acquainted with the bathroom plumbing. Weight reduction was immediate and dramatic!

An early complaint to the hotel led to a management search for the offending parma ham 'for sampling and testing' but apparently there was none to be found anymore! The food poisoning lasted for days! Further weight loss was absolutely guaranteed.

To further dent any appetite you might have left, try the fresh fruit at breakfast which on Wed 24 Oct reached its zenith - the papaya had been cut into chunks with all the skin and seeds left on, and the melon tasted of onion. We had resorted to the fruit as the blackened sausages looked too awesome to tackle in our weakened state.

The enforced diet resulted in a written complaint dated 31 Oct 2012 to The Petchey Travel Shop as per the complaints procedure. It is now 2013 and no reply has been received.

Really, really try to find a less expensive weight loss programme. We needed a real holiday after this week.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Petchey L, Manager at Muthu Oura Praia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2013

Dear guest, thank you for your review, to know about your experience is very important to us.
I appologize for it not to be a positive experience, it is very important for us to have happy and satisfied guests and we work very hard to keep high standards in our resorts.
I will inform our General Manager and manager of department about your bad experience.

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Reviewed January 2, 2013

Stayed for 10 nights with my wife and 15 month old little girl and really had an amazing holiday. First experience with the hotel was through email and explaining about having a small child and asked for a quiet room. This was done, perfectly. Our one bedroom apt was on the 4th floor looking onto the tennis court and was away from the pool and the noisy roadside. It was spacious and the kitchen was fully stocked with required utensils and equipment.
The staff were excellent and always assisted with any queries. Room was cleaned every second day with clean towels, which was fine and if we were in, they returned at a later time which suited us.
Hotel location is excellent. It is about 3-4 min walk to the main Strip of Oura and also 4-5 min down a hill and through their sister hotel, Clube Praia da Oura, to the beach. The hill is not so bad at all and its for a very short distance. It was also rather baffling to us as whenever we passed the pool of this sister hotel, it was cramped and packed with people. it is right by a busy road so for young kids would be a little dangerous. Meanwhile, just above it is such a beautiful and relaxing hotel.
The pool is excellent and when we stayed, there were few young families, more couples and older families. It was always so relaxing with a nice and friendly atmosphere. Beds are plentiful and there was very little towel booking going on.
We didn't eat at the hotel itself so cant comment there but there is so much choice close by or down on the strip, it was nice to go for a stroll and look for something new each occasion.
There was also nightly entertainment put on by the hotel for free and really enjoyed by all the kids there, aged between 3 & 8.

I have one negative about the hotel which is very easy to avoid and one which on returning, which we definitely will, will not get caught on again. Its the dreaded timeshare meeting!! With a really nice women offering us loads to just meet with the rep, we were duped. Only getting the many T&C's when we were leaving the rep!! It wasn't for us as we both work and cant just fly off many times in late Autumn, Winter and early Spring to get some value from it. Really wish we hadn't wasted the 4 hours of a beautiful day for that!!

All in all, a wonderful holiday with excellent service, friendliness and courtesy. We will definitely return.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Petchey L, Manager at Muthu Oura Praia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2013

Dear guest, thank you for reviewing your experience, this is very important to us. I am happy that you have enjoyed your time with us and look forward seeing you back again at our Resorts.

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Address: Estrada de Santa Eulalia | Areias de Sao Joao, Albufeira 8200-269, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#43 Luxury Hotel in Albufeira
Price Range: $25 - $286 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Muthu Oura Praia Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 182
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated 300 meters from Praia da Oura beach, Santa Eulália beach and the main entertainment area of Albufeira, this resort features self-catering apartments with furnished balconies. The air-conditioned apartments have a fully equipped kitchenette, en suite bathroom and a seating and dining area to relax with satellite tv.Apart from the outdoor swimming pools and tennis court, Oura Praia Hotel has a gym, a sauna and a Golf Desk where all golf courses in the Algarve can be booked. Guests can also enjoy a massage in our massage room. For a change of scenery, guests can take a 5-minute walk to the sandy Algarve coastline or the main entertainment area of Albufeira.The atrium-style lobby with its glass roof, tropical plants and fountains offer a variety of seating areas to relax.In addition, it houses the modern Café Latte bar decorated in red and white, and the Trevi à la Carte Restaurant.Guests can enjoy a variety of different dining options at our restaurants in our sister resorts, a 5 minutes’ walk away.The bustling streets of the old town center of Albufeira are located 2 km away. Bikes and cars can be rented at the 24-hour reception, and shuttle services to Faro Airport are available upon request. ... more   less 
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