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Auramar Beach Resort

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Came back from the Auramar yesterday after a wonderful week. I am absolutely shocked at the amount of complaints I’ve read about the hotel and prior to my arrival had been worried about going because of all the negativity on trip advisor - my advice now would be to IGNORE IT. People are expecting the world although they’ve paid for a budget holiday - if you want brand new 5* hotels then the Auramar is not the place but for a budget holiday we were amazed! Best bits - 1) The beach is a 5 minute walk and it’s beautiful. 2) Sea views from the bedroom window (which we never expected!) 3) The cleaners came in and cleaned our room everyday, it was immaculate! 4) A shuttle service runs from the hotel to the old town three times a day. 5) The old town is a half an hour walk across the beach. 6) The staff are so friendly and welcoming. Things to consider - 1) Hairdryers are a 20 euro deposit to hire for the week WHICH YOU GET BACK 2) WiFi connection is very poor and only available in the lobby. 3) The dancing bar (entertainment zone) closes at 11pm everyday but there is lots to do on the strip if you’re looking for it (we weren’t!). 4) There are stag and hen parties but this hotel caters for all - kids entertainment and adults entertainment, I wouldn’t specifically describe it as a family resort. This hotel is a bargain and we had a great holiday, as did the friends we made while we were there. They’d all been before and will go again, as would I. Don’t let the negative reviews put you off, we almost did but I’m so glad we didn’t!

We attended as a family of 3 myself, partner and 6 year old son. This was a budget last minute booking for an Easter get away. Having read some of the reviews on trip advisor I was apprehensive... however I was actually pleasantly surprised, on arrival we was given information about the hotel and all inclusive times plus advise on local attractions. Our room wasn’t ready but we could leave our suitcases in the luggage room. The hotel itself appeared clean and tidy, the staff at the bar were friendly. The two pools are clean and well maintained, cold but once in you get use to it! The beer on tap is lovely and I was surprised to see branded fizzy drinks! The food overall was good- yes a little repetitive and some pasta dishes tasteless but to be fair it’s good on comparison other 3 star hotels. I particularly liked the fact the waiting staff at meal times will ask and fetch your drinks for you! There was a kids club for 2 hours a day my son only attended once as we only found out about it on the last day. The indoor pool was abit of a lifesaver as it rained on and off for a few days- yes it is small but the kids loved it! The location is gorgeous the hotel over looks the sea, the beach is a 2 min walk out of the back gate. I would suggest also walking left out of the gate to a smaller beach with a lovely beach bar. The main strip is about a 7-8min walk The old town as many have said is along the beach for a 25 min walk or catch the little tourist train from the strip- well worth a ride on. The negatives and reasons for me not giving a 4 star is mainly the rooms- I was in B block in 1 bedroom apartment with two balcony’s with amazing sea views, complete with a tele and a fridge. (No hair dryer that’s a £20 refundable deposit) Although the above sounds very inviting the rooms are in dyer need for renovation!! Stained curtains, bathroom and toilet although seemed clean needed to be ripped out and started again! I also think some of the entertainment could have been better. I enjoyed the reptile show and magician but the dancers seemed liked armatures- the entertainment provided by the onsite staff was vertically none existent and comprised of them dancing in a group near the dj booth. It also started too late for children 9.30!!! With no entertainment or children’s disco before hand. Overall I would stay here again- providing the rooms were updated.

The hotel is good for what you pay for, one thing I do have to mention is that the hotel does provide and clearly label a vegetarian dish with its evening menu. It’s close to the beach and the strip so there is a good amount to do.

My partner book this holiday for us purely because of the reviews and how nice it looked in the picture ! Don’t be sucked in by that! It’s a shame it’s a lovely location and nice a close to old town but the hotel is very dated the stuff are not the most helpful as it is a maze to find you room, once you have found you room you wish you was still looking for it.

Most staff are very rude and unhelpful! They charge for WiFi, hair dryer, safety box and room key! Booked all inclusive but not aloud to order from the lobby bar! This is a family resort yet they had noisy hen and stag doo’s leaving lots of rubbish behind them 🤬 the hotel is in such a lovely location on the sea front it’s beautiful such a shame more couldn’t be done to make this hotel a better place to stay! My mums bathroom stunk of sewerage from the other toilets which reception done nothing about offered them a new room on last day! causing them to have headaches all week absolutely disgusting

Hi , stayed at the hotel from 2/4 to 7 /4 . check in was fine stayed in D block 113 . room was dated but clean . tiles in bathroom were from 19 th century , curtain onto balcony/patio was hanging off . my wife tried use small stove warn some soup up once it didnt work . we were bed n breakfast it was ok plenty pick from but one morning i had tell them bacon had run out . the grounds in hotel were well kept pity about the rest . all in all was cheap last minute break but wouldnt go back unless was done up .

Pretty good value for money for a 3* hotel. Room: Standard room in need of redecoration. We were in block C, although we were near the bottom so every day we had to go up and down the stairs to get to the main restaurant/ reception. Tried using the lift but it's tiny, old and I can't say I trust it. I don't recommend trying to use it. We had a fridge in our room, which was handy to put bottles of water in and we also had a small balcony area that looked out onto another one of the three pools on the resort (this was the quietest one) Food/drink: Breakfast was standard overcooked eggs, hot dogs for sausages and dry scrambled eggs. We went into the old town eventually to get a good breakfast in us, this cost us €4 for a fry up and you get the FREE courtesy bus into the town. Lunch menu changed slightly through the day but was all standard, salads, burgers, chips ect. There was lunch served in the restaurant and then downstairs by the pool bar. Dinner was the best part of our stay. We had some delicious food and we felt like it was a good variety, although deserts were not as good unless you wanted ice cream. I loved the fact that in the restaurant you are waited on with drinks. The waitresses/waiters always great you and will ask you what drink you would like and they will come back once empty. You sometimes see the same person, they soon remember your order. Location: Great location with a sea view no matter where you are, and if you go through the gate out the resort and look over the beach you will get some stunning sunset views. There are a lot of stairs, if you struggle with stairs I recommend you contact the resort before hand to get a better placed room or pay extra to get a better location. However the whole of albufeira is on hills and cliff tops- so surely you would know this. Hotel offer courtesy bus to old town but they only use a small bus and when it's busy in the hotel people may not be able to fit on this bus and the driver will come back to you but the trip will take 10 mins each way. The buses ran 3 times a day when we were here, I don't know whether in the high peak season they may increase the size of the bus or do more trips through the day. Old town is a good little visit with some nice shops, gift shops and bars. Then up the hill from the hotel you will have the main strip with some amazing restaurants, bars, nightclubs and disco clubs. The strip goes on for a good distance and you are sure to find some good places for entertainment, breakfasts and good eats if you fancy something different. Entertainment: Varied entertainment every night after the mini disco. I assume it changes every week but we had Brazilian themed night, folklore (which sounds boring but it was well worth the watch) and the reptile show to name a few. Overall I will definitely return again for The price we paid. People will knock the hotel rating down because of the decoration or the steps or food quality but you get what you pay for.

We visited this hotel from the 31/03/2018 to 07/04/2018. Very nice stay, hotel is basic (3*, thats what you get!) but has everything you need. The rooms are a bit dated but providing that you only need the room as a base then this should not be a problem. Staff were friendly enough, entertainment was enjoyed by our 5 year old! Pools a little chilly but to be expected. Food was nice enough, plenty to choose from which was great. I would return to this hotel as it was great value for money.

We stayed in Block D which was a corner room so it was big. The room was clean and we had clean towels every day. Yes the room was a bit tired but importantly it was clean. The food was good with plenty of choices, although we only ate in the restaurant so cannot comment about pool bar food. The location is excellent near the beach and a nice walk into the old town. There is a lovely pool area overlooking the sea. We did get the free bus from the hotel, but the hotel should state that the driver will come back if you can't all get on. We also walked into the new town which is just a 5 minutes walk from the hotel. The only downside to this hotel is it is the first time we have had to order drinks in the restaurant whilst all inclusive rather than help yourself and I am not sure how that would work for families in the summer, as kids do like drinks on tap !!! It is a lovely hotel that yes the rooms do require updating, but there are good facilities, ie mini golf, gym, tennis court, football court and indoor warm pool. People that moan pay 3 star and expect 4 star plus - WHY ??????

This is my first review and I had read some bad reviews but I always like to judge for myself as I've stayed in lovely 3* hotels before. This was a recommended option by "on the beach" and sometimes the TripAdvisor reviews are harsh but unfortunately harsh but fair in this case. I do think the experience does depend on which block and room you are allocated to though. Here's my experience anyway. Avoid block D!!! I knew the hotel was dated but I can get passed that as never planned on staying in the hotel much. There's a non refundable 3€ per day charge for a safe but a refundable 10€ charge room key. What I can't get passed is rude reception staff who weren't that helpful when we arrived at 11am after being up since 2am to be told our room won't be ready til 2pm. We found a nice pub up the road to eat but when we got to our room it was grubby and cold then a guy walks in whilst we're having a nap to fix a mirror light. There's evidence of work going on with electrical wires left visible and manholes uncovered so a bit hazardous. Then at dinner sick was not cleaned up in the restaurant doorway after multiple guests had told 2 members of staff at the door. That was day 1 which set the tone of the hotel for us. Food was buffet style and left out a while so dried out. My partner and I were on HB as were not big drinkers and like a healthy option so AI not worth it for us. I didn't enjoy choice of breakfast as baked beans were cold and hard, pancakes were dry too. My partner was happy with his fruit and yoghurt each morning. Dinner was a little better though with meat very well cooked. Always tender with flavour. Glad we ate out for lunch though. Around the pool it was full of noisy drunks. Not my scene. Surprised when a large groups of lads turned up as I thought that wasn't allowed. Glad we left when we did tbh. Outdoor pool needed a clean and expected it to be cold for the time of year so we headed to the beach which was far nicer. Saw children using the indoor pool a lot so must have been warmer. Basically don't stay in block D or room114- the rooms down that end are very shaded by the building so you don't get the sun light and it's drafty and cold with very thin walls. We had a view of crazy golf which meant we didnt use the outdoor space as it's not private. You can't even open your curtains as people playing can see into the room. Bed were uncomfortable, useless pillows, 70s decor with a bathroom that had seen better days. Towels were changed and room tidied daily but not necessarily cleaned as I found a bit of paper I'd forgotten to pick up still on the floor. The fridge was great if you wanted ice cold drinks and we left a lot more clued up on stocks and shares with CNBC being the only English channel to watch. Doesn't sound great I know but it is what it is and you get what you pay for I guess. I'd suggest not letting those rooms out whilst work is going on as they really let down what has the potential to be a great hotel with amazing views. Not recommend for the less able as it is situated on a cliff and there are many steps around the hotel plus a dodgy staircase and steep sloping rocks to navigate on the way down to the beach but Albufeira itself, if you move away from the resort is beautiful. The beach was lovely- a bit pebbly, stony and shell in parts but had lovely walks and found space to lay in the sun. The sea was not calm or warm enough to get in but as the days got warmer the beach got busier and it was a great luxury to have on our doorstep. Old Town is a nice walk away. There is a bus service from the hotel but it's really not that far. 1-2k along the beach or it took about 30 mins along the streets. Market stalls, shops, bars and restaurants. We found a lovely street in Old Town with gorgeous meals in a traditional restaurant reasonably priced at €30 for 2 with a small bottle of wine for me 😊 We would return to Portugal at a different time of year for guaranteed heat/Sun but won't be returning to Auramar.

Praia dos Aveiros Albufeira

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Indoor pool and 3 outdoor pools

Auramar Beach Resort is a short stroll from Aveiros Beach and Oura Beach. This 287-room, 3-star aparthotel welcomes guests with 3 outdoor pools, a restaurant, and an indoor pool. It's also close to International Health Centers Albufeira and Albufeira Bullring.


Dining

Enjoy a bite to eat at Panorama, the aparthotel's onsite restaurant. Get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.


Rooms

All of Auramar Beach Resort's 287 apartments are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including balconies, refrigerators, and safes. Guests can expect to find TVs with satellite channels. Stretch out in the soaking tub.


Property features

Auramar Beach Resort features 3 outdoor pools, an indoor pool, and a children's pool. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available on request) for EUR 20 per person one way. Helpful staff can provide dry cleaning/laundry services, tour or ticket assistance, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach aparthotel include a 24-hour fitness center, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

55.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 3139 reviews