Prestige Location in Private Gardens, Overlooking the Pool
Parties not allowed in the apartment or grounds
Smoking is permitted on the balcony
Pets are not allowed
Travel cot and high chair available
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:3 (sleeps up to 3 adults)
Please respect the comfort and privacy of your neighbours. No noise or loud music after 11.00 p.m.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Good pick !
The Orada Resort in Albufeira in my opinion was a great choice. The property had a large pool with sufficient lounge chairs and umbrellas. It was close to the marina where you could eat at many restaurants, book excursions and shop for grocery items. The apartment was a spacious one bedroom unit, with excellent appliances including a washing machine. There was a large balcony overlooking the pool area large enough for a table and four chairs. The owner has thoughtfully had plexiglass glass installed on the railings to keep children safe. I did not see it on any other balcony. The owner also picked us up from the train station and provided several staple items such as bread, cheese, luncheon meat, fruit, milk, water and wine. Which is going above and beyond any property owner I have ever dealt with before!! We were so impressed! The old town and beach are a short lovely stroll away. We were happy not to be in the heart of town. Such a relaxing place to be.
Many thanks for your comprehensive and informative review. I am sure it will be of great value to other potential guests. We were delighted that you enjoyed your stay and had such a good time. We hope to see you again some time in the future.
Ron was fantastic on arrival and set the tone for the whole holiday. An amazing apartment.
Thoroughly enjoyed the 11 nights at the apartment. Everything about the holiday experience was amazing. The apartment was clean, kitted out with everything you could need and Ron was so accommodating by meeting us at the airport to ensure the holiday started off smoothly.
I would highly recommend staying at the apartment. The complex was amazing and sun loungers were always available. The marina is a stones through away and is littered with wonderful bars and restaurants. The old town is a half an hour walk which gives you great views of the marina and Albufeira coastline.
Thank you Ron and we'lldefinitely be returning at some point in the near future.
Hi Paul, Many thanks for your kind review. Its great to know that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay and appreciated all the facilities the resort and the marina have to offer. The garden area around the pool was upgraded this year by the addition of "Oz" shades on the grass to complement the sun loungers and umbrellas. As you discovered, this has meant that there is plenty of space for everyone around the pool, even at the height of the holiday season. You also obviously enjoyed the picturesque walk along the cliff top from the Marina to Albufeira Old Town. As part of the ongoing development of this area there are plans to install a cliff-side walkway which will give direct access from the Marina to the beach, as well as a lake and real estate on the western side, thus doubling the size of the Marina area. I'm sure you will look forward to enjoying all these new facilities on your next visit. Best regards, Ron
Great Vacation Visit
We spent 10 days in Orada Apartments, it was a lovely apartment and resort near the Marina with great restaurants and mini supermarkets. The pool was beautiful but had to go down early because families reserved lots of chairs early morning. The beaches were beautiful around a 25 minute walk, it was further then we thought, we took a taxi few times. We had great weather the whole time and spent most of our days in water cooling off. We enjoyed visiting the old town very cute with lots of shops and restaurants. We had a great time and Ron was very nice he picked us up at the train station and showed us around and left us a Welcome basket. We have great memories and miss it already.
Many thanks for your review. It’s good to know that you enjoyed the apartment and the Orada Resort, together with the great facilities that the Marina has to offer. It’s a pity that you found it necessary to go down to the pool early to secure sun loungers. The Algarve is at its busiest in early August, which is a popular time for families with school-age children who visit during the summer holidays. Inevitably at times sun loungers may be hard to come by but if this happens it is always worth checking with Reception to see if there are any more available from the store room. I’m glad that you were able to make full use of the pools to cool off from the unusually high temperatures you experienced during your stay.
Albufeira Old Town has plenty of shops and restaurants to suit every taste and it sounds as if you made the most of it. The beaches are spectacular. Peneco is the nearest to the Orada Resort (about 1 km along the cliff top route) and has the benefit of easy access by a lift from the promenade. Praia dos Pescadores is further east towards the New Town. I cannot comment on specific walking time from the Orada to either beach, as this depends on personal factors, but 10 minutes on average would reach the western end of Peneco. As you found, taxis are readily available for those who don’t wish to walk, and there is a reliable half-hourly local bus service from the Marina into town which also gives easy access to the beach.
Thank you for choosing to stay in our apartment. I hope to see you again some time. For your next visit, don’t forget that we enjoy roughly 300 days per year of sunshine in the Algarve, so you might wish to consider returning in Spring or Autumn, when there are fewer visitors and slightly lower temperatures.
We know Portugal very well, this apartment we stayed in was one of the best ones we’ve stayed in. Perfect location and Rons hospitality really lovely on our arrival, will definitely return.
Many thanks for your kind review. As a seasoned Algarve visitor you know well what it takes to make a holiday here special, and I'm glad that our apartment and the Orada resort helped to achieve that for you and your family. We'd love to see you again in the future.
Enjoyable and relaxing Family holiday
Really enjoyed our stay here. Our apartment was spacious and had everything you could want supplied. Pool was a great size and kids really enjoyed it.
To be met at Airport by owner and shown around resort along with helpful tips and welcome package supplied was a lovely touch.
Many thanks for your kind review. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed both the apartment, and the resort, which is an ideal location for families with children,.
.It was also pleasing to hear that you appreciated the efforts we make to help our guests settle into their holiday, so that they make the best of every minute.
5 stars not enough - superb
Firstly the apartment - extremely spacious, large kitchen, bathroom, bedroom with plenty storage, living area with dining table and spacious balcony. Secondly Ron - pick up from airport & tour 1st class. In addition the welcome pack of wine, bread, ham, cheese, milk & various kitchen stuff like wash up liquid & dishwasher tablets just set Ron apart from other hosts. Even left melon grown from his own garden. The extras have been mentioned in other reviews but must be noted as we made use of all & really make this stand out - cupboard full of inflatables, balls, bats, parasols, deck chairs. Books, dvds, hifi, cds, spare batteries, travel adapters, shopping bags, cork screw, cushions for sun loungers, cool box, clothes drier, table cloth for balcony, hair dryer. Kitchen very well equipped with multiple pots, juicer etc. Thirdly resort - huge clean resort with great pool/pool area & pool bar. Busy without feeling so. Very quiet & peaceful at night. No fault to find. Ideal safe family holiday. Tips - as suggested by Ron we walked to Intermarche supermarket at start of week for large shop & got checkout lady to order taxi home. Supermercado on street below & Spar at Marina more than adequate to top up during week. Old Town is 15-20 minute walk & during day can break up journey half way at bar overlooking marina - shuts late afternoon. Taxi home from main rank 7 euro. Taxi into fishermans beach 7 euro if like us loaded with cool box so don't want to walk. Taxi rank on left as you exit complex opposite marina. If getting taxi in to old town get taxi to stop at 1st rank just 2 mins walk from square saving couple of euros. Marina is very quiet. Possibly more of a daytime place for lunch or breakfast. For us after day at beach we wanted a less busy place. Plenty of variety in food but without the husstle of old town. To sum up a fantastic apartment in a fabulous resort as you can make your holiday what you want as have option of tranquillity or the buzz of old town. In Ron you have the perfect host who has thought of everything. Could not recommend more highly. Thanks Ron. We had a great holiday
Many thanks for your comprehensive review. I am grateful to you for providing so much detail, which accurately reflects the service we provide and the facilities the resort and the Marina have to offer. I am sure it will be an invaluable source of information for potential future guests. Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write it. I am very happy that you had such a good time. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family, and hope to welcome you back to the Orada some time in the future.
The beaches at Albufeira and Sao Rafael are a 10 minute walk away. Galé beaches are a 10 minute drive away. A frequen tlocal bus service runs between the Marina and Albufeira beaches and town centre.
Faro airport is c.40 kms away (about 35 minutes' drive). A car is not essential as there is a regular local bus service between the Marina and Albufeira Town, and taxis are plentiful and reasonably priced.
Albufeira Old Town is 15 minutes' walk. Algarve Shopping with its multitude of shops and restaurants is 10 minutes' away by car. Zoomarine, Aqualand and Splash & Slide are within 20 minutes' drive.
The resort has a library/reading room with internet access, and a TV lounge with large plasma screen. Local shops (within 5 minutes' walk) include a minimart, newsagent, off-licence and a number of bars and restaurants overlooking the Marina. There is a wide choice of local attractions including sailing, boat charter, paragliding, jet ski hire, waterparks, zoos and krazygolf within easy reach.