5 Sep 2015

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Overview
This picturesque hotel is located only a few metres from the beach and is a true reflection of the phrase Beach Resort. It stands on one of the most fascinating points of the Algarve, in the splendid scenario called Praia dos Aveiros, which is rich in green areas and stunning views.

How far is the nearest beach?
This hotel is located 20m from the beach

Distance from Airport
The airport is situated 40Km from the hotel.

Rooms
Choose from 287 spacious double or twin rooms. All rooms feature light decor with tiled floor and wicker furnishings. Private balcony with sea or partial sea view. Air conditioning, Refrigerator, satellite television, Direct-dial phone & Safe.

Food & Drink
If you choose to go all inclusive, you won't be charged for the majority of meals and beverages at the hotel's restaurants. Guests booking any other room categories will be charged accordingly.
Panoramico - The hotel's informal buffet restaurant serves Portuguese specialties and international dishes. Open for breakfast and lunch.
Ocean View Snack Bar - Guests can enjoy a light snack or drink with sea views at the snack bar. Open for lunch and snacks throughout the day.

All Inclusive Eating and Drinking
The all inclusive program consists of breakfast (08:00-10:00), lunch at the poolside snack bar (12:00-15:00) and dinner (18:00-21:30) in the main restaurant, all served in buffet style. During meals local wine, beer, soft drinks and water are offered. Hot and cold snacks such as hamburgers, chips, sausages and various sandwiches are available between 11:00 & 17:00 at the poolside snack bar and from 22:00-23:00 in the restaurant. Tea coffee time is from 10:00-23:00. Guests can have unlimited ice cream by the scoop from 11:00-17:00 at the snack bar. Locally produced alcoholic & non-alcoholic drinks like wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, bottled mineral water, tea and coffee are served from 11:00-23:00 at the poolside bar (11:00-17:00) and the lounge bar (16:00-23:00).

Sports & Entertainment
It is just 10 minutes away from Albufeira's city centre, which was and still is a typical fishing village, but which has become the tourist capital city of Southern Portugal over the years. The Auramar Beach Resort offers all the services and facilities needed for an enjoyable holiday that's as active or relaxing as you want it to be.
Things to do include Large swimming pool, Beach nearby, Kids' club (4 – 11 years), Tennis, Leisure and games room, Darts, Volleyball, French bowls, Aqua aerobics, Dancing, Live music, Magic show (once weekly), Cabaret, Fully equipped gym, Turkish bath, Sauna, Indoor heated pool, 2 tennis courts, Mini golf & Snooker.
Free bus to the centre of Albufeira three times a day. Free WIFI is available in the lobby

   

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Based on 2039 reviews
 

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26 August 2015

My husband, 6 years old boy and I visited this hotel from the 9th to the 16th August 2015. Hotel itself is a very basic 3 star. If you are wanting more please do not go to this hotel. Hotel...

My husband, 6 years old boy and I visited this hotel from the 9th to the 16th August 2015. Hotel itself is a very basic 3 star. If you are wanting more please do not go to this hotel. Hotel facilities itself were average however the rooms and cleanliness was awful . We got a slight bout of ants in our room for around 2 days which really was not nice! No wireless available apart form the hotel reception area. Please do not go here if you are used to visiting 4 star/5 star luxury hotels. We made the most of it and tried to avoided lounging at the resort too much and visited the beach for majority of the day and venture out to the new strip to eat and have drinks and came back to room late evening so we didn’t have to stay in the room for too long. The beds were very uncomfortable but above all the cleanliness was terrible. Hotel is very outdated and rooms are even worse! Beach is very nearby and a bit of a hilly walk up and down but what an amazing beach it was, We spent most of our days on the beach since the view was so much nice than being in the resort itself. There is an option to hire a pair of sun loungers and shade for 10€ and you get two free drinks at the beach café. They do get taken up quite quickly or a lot of people did buy their own parasols you can get from any mini market. We did prefer the sun loungers as they were very nice. Food - We went under all-inclusive and we made a huge mistake and think we overpaid too. The all-inclusive option is horrendous , drinks are awful and the food is disgusting. We ended up eating out all nights for dinner and wasn’t that expensive. Around 40€ for my husband, I and my 6 year old son including meals and drinks and food choice was amazing. The new town is literally a quick ten min walk and you will find an abundance of mimi markets, supermarkets and bars, clubs, restaurants . There is one buffet restaurant which serves breakfast and dinner daily – Not enough staff on hand to provide you alcoholic drink at dinner time, they had to serve you and you can’t go and get a drink yourself. Breakfast was not good, not a lot of options at all however dinner was not really up to scratch. Buffet lunch is served in the pool bar snack area and OMG this food is awful and very repetive and again long queues to queue up to get food and drinks! Snacks during the day served exactly where you have lunch were literally non-existent. Just salted crisps, bread/butter/cheese/cold meats and leftover food from buffet lunch like meat burgers. Resort has plenty of STEPs to go up and down to get to the main pool areas, pool bar area for lunch and restaurant and rooms! The lifts are horrendous and don’t even look like lifts or even safe to go in. Luckily we were on the 1st floor so we didn’t suffer too much. Staff behind reception and pool bar snack area – so rude, ignorant and arrogant. They really did not want to be there and did not want to help serve anyone. Decent staff at the restaurant buffet lunch times. Evening entertainment – really good.The staff who work in this section work so hard and make everyone very welcome and part of nights they perform. We had 2 nights we particularly enjoyed which was the reptile show and the parrot show..really great for children and you get to take pictures and pay for the phots if you wish too. All in all I will not be returning back to this hotel ever again. BUT the beach was so lovely . There are some lovely 4 star apartment/villas literally around the corner form this hotel called Arieas Villas and they look amazing.

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Provided what we expected...no more, no less.

25 August 2015

Just returned from a weeks stay on a B&B basis only. Room number B206. Our first "proper" holiday for 8 or so years and our first with our (nearly) 5 year old daughter. Prior to our daughter being...

Just returned from a weeks stay on a B&B basis only. Room number B206. Our first "proper" holiday for 8 or so years and our first with our (nearly) 5 year old daughter. Prior to our daughter being born when we did holiday we never went less than 4 star. so after the wife informed me she had booked a holiday at this 3 star hotel I was horrified as to what to expect.......I don't like slumming it! She had apparently stayed here a couple of years ago when she went away for a girly long weekend break with some friends and concluded that although it's not the Ritz (and doesn't pretend to be) it would be perfect for us as a family. I must say after our weeks stay, I agree with her. Our daughter had a wonderful time, with the choice of three pools, a kids club, entertainment and copious amounts of food at breakfast to set her up for the day she came back from her first holiday very pleased indeed. The hotel room was quite dated and tired (as others have mentioned on here) but was functional and importantly- clean. Everything that should work, did and although the bathroom wasn't the most inviting, there was a constant supply of hot water at all times of the day whenever we wanted to shower. The room was made-up daily- beds re-made, rubbish bins cleared, bathroom cleaned and fresh towels. Regarding the decor and facilities of the room, then If it were a 4 star hotel then I would complain, but I always remembered it's a 3 and accepted it. If there was anything I would have a little moan about would be the fact the wall mounted tv (very old style 12" screen portable type) was so small you struggled to see the screen when laying on the bed as it was just too small- not that it mattered really as there were only two English speaking channels- CNN & BBC Worldwide, both news channels, so we really didn't bother watching it at all. If you're German (or can understand it) then you are well catered for- 6 or 7 German speaking channels. The only other observations are that the front door was made up of a slatted wood style design and one of the slats had shrunk and distorted with age resulting in a large gap, allowing someone looking in to get full view of what was going on in our room- I stuffed the gap with rolled up loo paper and it remained there during our stay. Finally, regarding the room, the corridors are ceramic tiled so anyone with a wheeled suitcase produces a hell of an amount of noise at all hours of the day and night- seems especially at night- and the front door does little or nothing to insulate you from it. Consequently to can get woken up at all sorts of hours.. As mentioned- there are three pools....all very cold despite it being very hot weather when we were there. But all clean and well maintained- as are the grounds. The trees, shrubs and lawns were immaculate. Also previously mentioned, we were only B&B, as were prefer a light snack at lunch and then go to different restaurants outside the hotel in the evening, so I can only comment about the food provided at breakfast. This we found to be excellent, with plenty of choice. It is basically an all you can eat self-serve buffet. The cooked breakfast offering was a little limited, and sameish over the week- and it must be a continental thing, but hot dog sausages instead of "proper" breakfast sausages is a little bit strange. Certainly no complaints though. We don't normally go to hotels that provided daytime and evening entertainment, so was surprised to find this one did ant no extra charge. A full 6 day a week complete day of entertainment for children and adults alike. Most of the adult entertainment- especially in the evening can probably be described as "cheesy" and a bit naff and the function room- although functional- is large and bland with a small bar area. We didn't expect entertainment, so anything was a bonus and our daughter enjoyed it, which is all that mattered. There were quite a few older couples watching, what we considered to be entertainment no really aimed at them, and we came to the conclusion they were the type that because they had paid all inclusive they would watch all and everything, simply because they had "paid for it" and then moan about it in a review on here. As others have mentioned, the staff seem to have had a sense of humour by-pass with little or no personality, but our questions and any issues we did have were dealt with to our satisfaction. There is a free courtesy bus provided, which takes you to the old town of Albufeira (recommended- especially for the Covent garden style evening entertainment in the square) but annoyingly in the evening departs at 6.30pm or 11.00pm. Nothing inbetween, which to my mind is ridiculous. The shop in the lobby is well stocked and open to 9.30pm. However bizzarely doesn't sell newspapers and doesn't accept credit or debit cards. If you want to use a card, then the assistant keys it in the till, hands you the receipt, retains the goods whilst you are instructed to go to the main reception where they will process the transaction and give you another receipt to show the assistant you have paid for the items. It's inconvenient and time consuming- especially if you happen to arrive at reception whilst someone is checking in or checking out and you have to queue. Around the pools there are plenty of sun loungers and parasols provided- we never struggled to find one. Plus in the more secluded, shady areas for those who aren't full blown sun lovers (like me) then they also provide funky bean bags to lounge on- very comfortable indeed! It's clean, it's functional, it gave us a good family holiday at a good price and it's 3 star......if you remember that, then you won't have many gripes. Enjoy!

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Perfect for family holidays!

24 August 2015

Just back from a week here, we went all inclusive just for ease as we have a young child, I went with an open mind after reading a lot of negative reviews. Can onestly say I do not have 1 negative...

Just back from a week here, we went all inclusive just for ease as we have a young child, I went with an open mind after reading a lot of negative reviews. Can onestly say I do not have 1 negative thing to say about the place. Yes you have a lot of walking around, but I had no issue with that at all. The only thing I would say they need to "improve" is make the free wifi available everywhere besides just teh main lobby. We arrived late on Sunday evening, the staff on reception were extremely helpful and pleasant, they told us we had 45 minutes left if we still wanted to go down to teh restaurant and eat, which we did. We booked a double room but were put in a twin room. I raised this in the morning and the staff had no issue at all and moved us to B block (B201) We had a double balcony with great views of the sea and Praia de Aveiros, the room was cleaned and fresh towels provided daily, for the money spent this was fantastic, we were extremely happy with it! The food was great, they cater for everyone and plenty of choice! The Bar was perfect for winding down in the evening, the entertainment staff are fantastic with the kids, and we cannot praise them enough, our 6 year old thoroughly enjoyed themselves, the reptile show, parrot show and teh sunset party evenings were brilliant! The pool facilities are perfect, the main pool is plenty big enough for adults and kids alike, the smaller kids pool round to the left was ideal for us with our 6 year old, he could stand up fine in the shallow end and very clean as well. The indoor was absolutey great as well, and nice and warm! The location of this place is the real kicker though! All you have to do is walk 50m and you're on the main beach where all the action is, you can rent 2 sunbeds for 10 euro and you get 2 beers with it too, or you can walk round to the smaller beach (Aveiros) for a more secluded, quieter family beach with a great restaurant/bar attached! All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, and would definitely return again!

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Family holiday

23 August 2015

We went to this hotel with our 3 children for a family holiday . The hotel rooms are nice , the food is average , not loads to choose from but all tastes ok . The pool was nice , lovely beach . The...

We went to this hotel with our 3 children for a family holiday . The hotel rooms are nice , the food is average , not loads to choose from but all tastes ok . The pool was nice , lovely beach . The not so positive things were there wasn't really any snacks for the kids , the food and drink stopped at 5 for a few hours and the entertainment was pretty poor on the evening . But for the price you get what you pay for , but overall we had a lovely time .

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Facilities

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Aerobics
  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning in public areas
  • Bar
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Breakfast
  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Buffet Restaurant
  • By the Beach
  • Cafe/ Snack Bar
  • Currency Exchange
  • Darts
  • Doctors / Medical Centre
  • Entertainment
  • Family Hotel
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gym
  • Hairdresser
  • Heated Swimming Pool
  • High Chairs
  • Horse Riding
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Internet Access
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kids Club
  • Kids Playground
  • Kids Pool
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • Landscaped Gardens
  • Laundry Service
  • Library
  • Lifts
  • Lounge
  • Luggage Storage
  • Mini Golf
  • Mini Market
  • Pool Bar
  • Pool/Billiard Table
  • Reception
  • Restaurant
  • Romantic
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Satellite TV
  • Sauna
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shops
  • Spa
  • Sport Facilities
  • Steam Bath
  • Sunbeds
  • Swimming Pool
  • Table Tennis
  • Telephone
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Terrace
  • Turkish Bath
  • TV Lounge
  • Whirlpool
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