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Grand Muthu Oura View Beach Club
Ranked #18 of 133 Specialty Lodging in Albufeira
Reviewed January 5, 2013

this was my first time in albuferia just wanted to get away from the rain the hotel was excellent very clean and tidy(oura beach view) staff very friendly as were most of the locals our apartment was excellent with sea view beautiful outdoor pool water a bit chilly at this time of year there was a lift which took right to the top of the complex so you didnt have to walk up heartbreak hill temprature got up to about 70 but chilly at night will definetly go back

Room Tip: go for 1 bed apartment with sea view
  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

If I ever vist the same resort I always say I would stay in another hotel, this is the first holiday I have been on and said I would stay in the same accommodation again.
We stayed at the back of the complex nearest the back exit to the road, loved the apartment, very well equipped & clean, had a lovely veranda area with sun beds, table & chairs but no view which was no problem.
Hotel is in a great location right near the strip but also hidden away enough for piece & quiet.
Great security on around site, did not have a great deal to do with staff apart from on the bar and one of the male receptionist that went out of his way to find where the coach was that we had missed to aqua land oops,so overall no faults for staff
Swimming pool was large with 3 water small water slides, lot of sun beds and beach literally down steps/slope
This complex was great, the entertainment we did not see as we went out on the strip.
Oura View is park of 3 hotels near to each other; Entertainment goes on in all 3 hotels which you may visit too.
There are steps/mini slopes down to the pool & the beach, so if you struggle with steps or mini hills and would like to visit the pool/beach maybe rethink, however there could have been an easier way down to the pool but I did not see it.

Loved Albufeira and cannot wait to revist, some great restaurants & party bars.
Make sure you take a trip to the old town on the the train that you see run up & down the strip,the old town is lovely,you can also enjoy a nice evening out down there,with nice bars,restaurant and some street entertainment.

Hope you enjoy your trip like I did :)

X M X

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Petchey L, Manager at Grand Muthu Oura View Beach Club, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2013

Dear guest, thank you for your review. We are happy to know you have enjoyed your stay and look forward to see you back again at our resorts.

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Reviewed January 1, 2013

This was our second time to Portugal and we were very impressed with this beautiful property. The entire staff including the housekeepers were excellent.Our ocean view room was beautiful..The outside and inside swimming pools were great. Very close to beach,shopping,bars,etc ..We are planning our trip back again in December..I highly recommend staying at this beautiful property...

Room Tip: ask for a high floor 5 and above....
  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

Very tidy hotel. Spacious apartments this was our first time but i realised people visit all the time year after year ...
It is very Nice an had a Lovely front overlooking the sea / beach área .the pool área is very Nice.
We found the complex easy to get to from the airport we found the best way was with a transfer company which we booked online, we chose. Yellowfishtransfers as they are Highly recommended but there is others , i must say i found yellowfish very good and they were all over the resort i believe they have a good rep.
We did visit the local area called the strip although it was not our cup of Tea really too Busy , noisy and a bit tatty . More for the younger age group.
We liked the old town more tradicional with a great selection of restaurants .

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 22, 2012

his was my first trip to Portugal and me and my partner were really exited to get away for his Birthday. We stayed for 5 days (10-14th Dec) and had a fantastic time. Hotel right on the beach, and strip literally behind the hotel packed with bars, clubs, shops and cafés. We're in our 20's and wanted to go abroad to have a good time and that's exactly what we did. The staff were so helpful and attentive. Always smiling and doing whatever they can to make our stay better.

I can't compare the room to other hotels in Portugal because it was our 1st time but we had a 1 bedroom apartment and it was massive, way more then enough space for 2 people. 3 sofas, 10 chairs, huge balcony, fully equipped kitchen, fantastic.The only downfall was there was no oven, which was a bit disappointing.

Cleaner was great and the hotel staff even called our Cabs for us and our transfers and put the call through to our room which was extremely convenient. Weather was hot for 4 days, unfortunately rained on Friday, other then that, clear skies, sun shining and mild nights.

Majority of bars closed during low season probably about 30% of them still open but still had great nights out. Bars open til 3, clubs open til 7.

Lots to do including mountain buggy safari, quad bikes, boat rides and other great stuff, overall a fabulous holiday. 100% going back in high season, September

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Petchey L, Manager at Grand Muthu Oura View Beach Club, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2013

Dear guest, thank you for your review, your opinion is very important to us. I will inform our General Manager about your suggestion. We are happy to know you have enjoyed your stay and hope to see you back again at our resorts.

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Reviewed December 11, 2012

Stayed for a 10 day break and i concur with most positive comments excellent sevice staff very good especially the lady on reception i believe her name was Antonia.I even braved the out door pool wow it took your breath away.Indoor pool very warm.Beach very good but Praia da roche beaches more stunning!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 4, 2012

Just back from a long weekend 30 Nov - 4 Dec 2012 - B&B. Temp 16 - 17 degrees.
What a lovely place. Obviously very quiet at this time but ideal and so relaxing.
Very clean... could not fault it.
Opted for an upgrade to a room with a sea view (Room 210)..... well worth it. Apartments are a great size, very comfortable and clean. 3 English channels on TV (ITV1, CH 4 and BBC1) if you can't find anything to do!! Kitchens have everything you need, very well equipped.
Location is great..... right on the beach. Walk to the old town15 minutes downhill got a taxi back - 4 euros. Lovely walks along the beach. Breakfast in restaurant is excellent, Steak Night was great. Staff are very helpful. Shop on the complex for all your food. Hot fresh rolls in the morning. Beds not very comfortable but you can't beat your own bed can you?
All in all we will definately return..... probably April/May next year for longer.
Would not book the shared shuttle (Green bus) again....... waited about 2 hours before we got going due to another flight coming in from Manchester and the driver was the most miserable, unhelpful, smelly person I've ever met...... Made us feel like we were an inconvenience ..... CHANGE JOBS you miserable sod!!!
HOWEVER......... BOOK IT....... YOU WONT DE DISSAPOINTED.

Room Tip: Ask for a sea view high room: 210 onwards.
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: Rua Ramalho Ortigao | Praia da Oura, Albufeira 8200-604, Portugal (Formerly (formerly Montechoro Beach Club))
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #18 of 133 Specialty Lodging in Albufeira
Price Range: $47 - $245 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Grand Muthu Oura View Beach Club 5*
Number of rooms: 177
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Oura-View Beach Club is located directly on Praia da Oura Beach. It features wide grounds with a large outdoor swimming pool area situated within gardens overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.The spacious self-catering apartments have large furnished balconies with beautiful views over the Atlantic Ocean, Swimming Pools or Resort. They feature a fully equipped kitchen, spacious living and dining areas with comfortable seating area with satellite tv.Breakfast is served in the Terrace Bar or the Sunset Restaurant, the restaurant also has a variety of dishes for the guests to enjoy for lunch or dinner. The Pool bar is available providing views over the ocean and swimming pool.Guests can enjoy a variety of different dining options at our restaurants in our sister resorts, a 5 minutes’ walk away.Xanadu Health Club provides a variety of treatments, an indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and Turkish bath(additional costs can be charged). Water sports are available down on the beach, and there are numerous golf courses within a short drive of the hotel.The old town of Albufeira is a 20 minutes walk away and the main entertainment area with shops, clubs, bars and restaurants is 300 meters away.Oura-View Beach Club is 30 km from Faro International Airport. ... more   less 
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