Auramar Beach Resort3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
I have recently come back from this hotel and would like to say it was one of the worst hotels I've stayed in! On arrival we were given our room key. Within 10 minutes of this, I asked to be moved to another room with a sea view, which was what I was booked for. The patio tiles were all burst, with 3 missing, the decor outdated with mould on the curtains. We were moved the next morning. It had a see view but below us a drill machine constantly making so much noise. In the morning we woke up to lots of ants in the bedroom. Apparently other holiday makers complained of this too. Pool was nice and clean. In the restaurant I had to go looking for a clean table. Tables were not cleared quick enough so an array of dirty dishes faced us when we entered. Table clothes were stained. Salads were nice but I'm afraid same old same old food most nights. We went once to see entertainment but we were not happy with the fact animals kept in cages with loud noises around them and people paying money to get photographs taken with them! We took a taxi to the old town which was lovely, filled with bars, shops and coffee houses. Well worth a look around. The hotel did however charge us for making the phone call to the taxi firm!! The hotel charges 20 euro deposit for using their hair dryers, so recommend you take your own, for convenience more than anything else. Cleanliness is poor. Our beds were made, and clean towels supplied, but our sink and bath were not cleaned at all! The hotel grounds men started cutting the grass whilst people sunbathing, asking holidaymakers to move their sun beds so that they could cut the grass. Why oh why did they not wait till the pool closed and then start to cut the grass and move loungers? This hotel requires a huge amount of money spent on it, not only to look better, but to repair all the things that are faulty and falling apart. If you are looking for a wonderful hotel to enjoy your holiday, please think again! I am sure you will find a much nicer hotel than the Auramar.
Good hotel though staff could be a little more cheerful!The shuttle bus to town was a great bonus. .`The strip` was also good fun with loads of bars and shops,only a 10,min.walk from Hotel.Beware taking a `motor bike` taxi,they charge a minimum fare of 10 Euro!They really stung us, though I had my 10 Euro worth in plain good old English swear words to him! The old town is REALLY worth a visit for the ladies..zillions of shops,and bars for the guys.Evening entertainment there is wonderful ,and a 6 Euro ride back to the hotel.The drinks can be expensive near the singers,not so expensive a little further away. You should enjoy yourself here.
The hotel is average at best,we stayed September 11th for a week ,we were all inclusive,the food was ok , nothing special,but always something you could eat,the drinks were ok,well the beer was ok,spirits were not so good,if u want Smirnoff vodka you would have to pay extra,the best thing about this hotel was the staff.nearly every one of them were fantastic.we did have a ok holiday,but wouldn't stay here again,will go self catering next time in albufeira,much cheaper to eat out .we paid lot of money to eat average food at this hotel,biggest problem for us was other guests,the other British people were ok,guests from other countries were so miserable,un friendly and rude,hope this helps.-mark
This is my second visit to the Auramar Hotel in 2 years. The first year we only went bed and breakfast but the second year we went all in. The space and the facilities that they offer are fantastic first of all its on the beach and they have a courtesy bus that takes you into the old town and the night life strip with all its shops are just 5 mins away. ..now I know people have complained about the choice of food but they do offer a lot of choice and what you consider is down to your taste and not the chefs or the hotels fault. If you go there and want just British food the British way then stay in Britain. The chef has to accommodate all nationalities so this is why you get...Pastries, salad, fruit, hams, cheeses, meats, egg and veg ect. I will admit that out of 2 weeks there were 3 nights that I could not eat in the restaurant and that was because it was all fish and I don't eat fish so this was down to me and not the chef. The snack bar at the pool is open from 12 midday to 5pm and if you are all in you can visit it constantly and eat as much as you want without having to pay for it and drinks included. The hotel is a three star but it should be a five. The staff will do everything they can to help you if you need help but screaming and shouting at them is not the way to treat them. My husband and I went there in October and he fell very very ill after a mosquito bite and we had to go to the hospital and for 3 days my husband was out cold and then the staff treated me like family, they helped me get the right transport the hotel owner ran me up to the chemist in his car to get prescriptions they were so amazing. When you are in a country where you don't speak there language and you are alone you need that compassion and they went above and beyond. I cant thank them enough...Mrs Kennsih
Nice pictures in travel agency and magazines, reasonable recommendations, nice location - that's it from marketing. Reality is much more brutal. If you are an enthusiastic fan of old fashioned places calling for renovation, enjoying falling off tails and cockroaches in your room, if you love terrible noise of drill machine and renovation staff for all the day long this is perfect place for you to go! The hotel has main restaurant, lobby bar, pool bar and a big room wit scene where evening entertainment take place. So called entertainment are for instance wild birds kept in small cages, exposed for noises of music, disco lights and lots of people, being forced to fly between one and another staff member, and then being forced to make a nice pose for extra paid pictures with hotel guests. Picture with owl there you go! Or maybe you are a fan of reptiles you can touch iguana! Bingo, karaoke, some really bad dancing show - that's more less it. Food was not that bad at all, but the drinks, including beer were really good. Good quality alcohol, proper proportions - can't complain. Sangria during dinner was delicious! We have spent a week, there and only good company and wonderful weather has compensated poor quality of hotel! If you consider Auramar as a place for your dreamed holidays - I'm sure you'll find better place to stay in!
Me and my partner spent a great week in this hotel. It is in great place with the beach on your door step.... The only thing with the beach is that there are a lot of stairs so I wouldn't recommend it to people who ain't very mobile. The hotel itself is a little outdated and could do with a upgrade but for what we wanted it was fine. There was no internet in the rooms you had to sit in the lobby to get any internet which could be a benefit or a disadvantage depending on who you are. The food was typical all inclusive food but there was a ni e resteraunt about 5 mins walk away where we had a delicious salmon algarve style and steak Portugal style. Would definitely reccomend this hotel and would go again if I was going to the algarve again. Thankyou very much for the holiday Auramar team xx
We have just returned from this hotel, and would certainly not go again. It is a good walk away from any nightlife, and it is perched on top of a hill, so getting anywhere means climbing hundreds of steps, There are ramps but it would be a hard slog getting back up them as they are fairly steep. We averaged between 1000 to 1500 steps per day, which not long having had an operation on my knee was not good.No lifts available to the restaurant/ bars or pool area ! The pool area is nice , the pool bar is OK, but sometimes only one serving and took ages to get served, drinks served in mall plastic cups, and were only allowed two at a time , which meant having to queue again. The pool bar closes at 5pm and then the upstairs bar opens at 5 pm , but you cannot enter in swimming clothes, which is a bit pointless, so why not keep the pool bar open a bit longer, The beach is very nice, if you are able to get to it , as a gain it is down a dirt track , then some steep steps, no way of getting a wheel chair down there. There is another way to the beach down a path at the side of the hotel, and did try it once but once the road disappears you are on a dirt track which is unsuitable for wheel chairs or buggies, so unless you are able to walk in some way, and even then it is very uneven, do not attempt , because you then have to get back up. The restaurant is ok, but there was NO air con, and they have big glass windows which magnify s the heat and most days it was like sitting in a Sauna eating your meals, they had a a couple of small desk fans fitted to the columns but they were totally useless. The food was good, albeit a little repetitive. There were two bars available , but the one in reception you could only get tea/coffee or water , u could not use the all inclusive , which was very annoying , and the person at this bar was very rude ! This meant having to negotiate steps again. the bar area was basic, and the entertainment was typical of hotels abroad. We could not get into our room until 3pm and I mean 3 pm, they seemed reluctant to let us in before that time. The room was clean, but very dated ,and in desperate need of refurbishment . There was a fridge and sink, the bathroom was Very small, the bed was very hard and the rooms or beds were not made everyday, in fact on one occasion we went 4 days without the linen being changed and had to report this to the reception. the cleaning leaves a lot to be desired, windows wee dirty, especially in the restaurant, in just seems they did the very basic cleaning. The hotel does NOT take credit cards, and this is a First for us, having been in numerous hotels I have never known one not to accept cards ! There a a few money exchange paces on the "strip" but you will get a better rate with cash! You have to pay a 10 Euro deposit for your room key , again another first for us, and you can hire hair dryers with a 20 euro deposit(that's if the have any available). there is a bus service from the hotel into the old town, but it is now very limited as they reduced the service without telling us and ended up having to get a Taxi back to the hotel. Taxis in resort are fairly cheap, but you can walk to the strip in about 15 mins and if you like a good meal and a good steak try"El Ranco"on the strip, a bit more expensive than the others but fabulous steaks. We would unfortunately not go back to this hotel, but that is personnel preference .
Just back from a 7 day all inclusive stay here and can't recommend it highly enough! There were 4 of us staying here and when we arrived only 2 of us actually had a room booked ( Easy Jets fault) but Hugo and his colleague on reception couldn't have been nicer and more helpful. Without fuss they organised another double room quickly and efficiently for my friends giving us all a bag of sandwiches, juice etc as we arrived late at night. Throughout the week they really bent over backwards and let us keep a room for the Saturday as we had a night flight, making sure we had clean towels etc. My partner and I were especially surprised and touched when we went to our room on the Wednesday and found a bottle of champagne as the cleaner had seen his birthday cards, such a nice thought. Room was comfy and cleaned daily, hotel it's self is not the newest but spotless and welcoming. Location is fantastic...short stroll down steps to a fabulous beach, 10 min walk to the new town, free shuttle service to the old town...or personally my favourite was to walk down the beach along to the old town which was roughly 20 mins. Would definitely recommend staying here, service was outstanding!
This has turned out to be a very pleasant stay. I read a lot of the reviews before going and was slightly apprehensive. The staff are brilliant as a previous reviewer said the girls in the bar areas were amazing Philipa and the other dark haired girl worked tirelessly everyday always knew what you wanted and served attentively at all times. Equally the guys in the dancing bar were every bit as efficient and friendly. Yes the restaurant food does get slightly monotonous but always found something to eat and again brilliant service at all times. Beautiful setting lovely big rooms but yes a bit dated but for what we paid we knew that it was a 3 star hotel before we went. I would say a good 3 star and would stay here again.
The hotel its self is in the perfect location ,just go out of the gate ,down the steps to the beach. Its not the most modern of hotels but my room was clean and maids came every day. we went all inclusive and by the 4th day we went out to eat as the food was a little bland and repetitive eg.spaghetti bolognaise every day for dinner , I found all the staff friendly and the girl the dark haired girl who works behind the bar seems to work morning noon and night she needs a pay rise! entertainment was a bit dated ,but we went to the strip when all inclusive drinks stopped. so summing up if I went to albuferia again I would possibly stay here just not all inclusive.
- Free WiFi and wired Internet in public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
- Indoor pool and 3 outdoor pools
Located in Oura, Auramar Beach Resort is a leisurely stroll from sights such as Aveiros Beach and International Health Centers Albufeira. This 287-room, 3-star aparthotel welcomes guests with 3 outdoor pools, a restaurant, and an indoor pool. It's also close to Oura Beach and Albufeira Bullring.
Enjoy a bite to eat at Panorama, the aparthotel's onsite restaurant. Get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.
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.
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.
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55% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 2955 reviews