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“would stay here again” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Ondamar Aparthotel
Ranked #40 of 161 Hotels in Albufeira
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“would stay here again”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2012

I stayed in the Ondamar apartments this month with my daughters aged 22, 21 and 18. The apartment had everything you would need and was clean, quiet, good pool, towels changed daily and rooms cleaned. The staff at the front desk were extremely friendly and helpful. Within walkin distance to the strip (dont bother going there!) Taxis to the old town (brilliant) very cheap around 4euro. would have no problem recommending. Also great bakery at the top of the street!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Galway, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2012

We stayed here in May 2012. The apartment was a little dated but it was a great size with views over the pool. It was cleaned daily & had everything you would need on a daily basis (tea-towels, clothes etc.) Free shuttle bus to the Old Town & the beach but the old town & the stripe were close enough to walk to. Cheapest supermarket in the area was Pingo Doce which is close to McDonalds. We will be back

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank Bridiekay
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2012

we got this at a steal for under £20 a night thru travel replublic...on arrival i had used the same site and paid £50 for a return taxi..driver met us no problem, very helpful, also our return back to faro the driver turned up on time.1st thing, you must use steps to get to the pool..also the corridors are dimly lit, use the light switches outside anyones room to light the hallways up.. .the Ondamar staff were all pleasant, even the cleaners said good morning to you..it's 3 euros a day for the hotel safes which we used to keep passports, money etc in...a beer or wine at the pool bar costs around 2 euros 50, cider is 4 euros 50.. we did not eat there or use the hotel bar...outside in front of hotel is a good priced chinese called the big shanghai...turn left past the chinese you have a barclays bank cash machine then some shops, restaurants, huge supermarket...other side of the road is mcdonalds and kfc....to get to old town stay left side of road past the chinese then walk 10-15 mins, you'll see the municipal building on your left, cross the rd in front and go down the hill for 5-6 mins, beach is also there...going right from hotel, stay on main rd you will see worm roundabout, stay right side and 7-8 mins you'll hit the main strip full of shops, bars etc...try Beuno vista for food it's not bad..beers 2 euros 50 although the old town had some for 2 euros..bottom of the strip go across rd, down the steep hill for the beach...if you want a cheap but amazin english breakfast try Hollandaise dutch place 1.95 euros for a small, 3.90 euros large breakfast, very nice people as well, amazin prices..to find this go thru worm roundabout and around 5 mins along it' s on the right side of the road..there is a santander bank machine on this side around 3 mins from hollandaise...all in all if your not expecting 4 star hotel, the ondamar is not that bad, i'd say 3 stars, hope this review helps

Room Tip: if you like to sit and watch the pool area, room 0007 (-2), not a bad view
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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13 Thank Paul G
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2012

The pool area and hotel grounds are lovely. The rooms are a little dated, but clean, well equiped and huge! All have nice pool views. Staff friendly and helpful, maid service excellent. Stayed SC so can't comment on food, but pool bar is good. What lets the hotel down is the general layout e.g. reception is on the 3rd floor, pool access 2nd floor, we were on the 1st floor but had to go upto the 2nd to then go down to the pool. Small complaint though, as enjoyed our stay. Location great, 10 minutes walk to new town strip and 20 minutes walk to the old town or about 4E in a taxi. Lovely bakery at the end of the road and a Spar next to it. Plenty of places to eat and drink nearby too. Fat Cats is great for breakfast or lunch, old town is lovely for beach, fabulous restaurants and entertainment. Strip caters more for younger people and stag/hen doo's. There is a free shuttle bus every day to the old town and beach. Depends how much you pay for the hotel, we got an excellent deal and were therefore happy with the hotel overall. I would recommend.

Room Tip: 3rd or 5th floor are probably the best away from reception, that said they all have pool views.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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8 Thank VeeLeeds
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uk
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2012

Stayed here May 3rd - 8th and booked the hotel through Travelrepublic, had a one bedroom apartment and paid £34 per room per night excluding flight(self catering), which is a great price.

Had room 022 on the entrance floor which overlooked the lake and walk area and pool, lovely room and the balcony view was superb, plus the frogs croaking in the lake just below the balcony was calming and peaceful. The room had a big kitchen area with kettle/fridge/microwave/toaster etc, great bathroom with powerful shower over bath etc, bedsettee in the living area with table and chairs, and two twin beds in the bedroom, TV had limited stations and only BBC news was in English which they should look at improving.

Staff were excellent and very friendly, didn't use the bars or restaurant but did use the free hotel bus daily to go to the old town to walk and eat and got a taxi back which was a very fair 3.25 euros taxi charge.

Big Shanghai Chinese restaurant is right by the front of the hotel and is very good food, out of the hotel and turn right there are a few restaurants/paper shops etc and just up from them is a "Spar" grocery shop which sells Milk/biscuits etc which is very handy.

All in all, had a great time and would definitely go back to this hotel if the price was as good.

Used Yellowfishtransfers for my airport pickup and return, 30 euros each way booked via the internet.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Ondamar Aparthotel

Property: Ondamar Aparthotel
Address: Rua Miguel Torga, Albufeira 8201-918, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 161 Hotels in Albufeira
Price range (per night): ₹ 2,181 - ₹ 8,943
Number of rooms: 92
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ondamar Hotel presents you with the best Algarve has to offer! On vacation or on a weekend away, enjoy the comfort of our facilities, the quality of our service and the professionalism of our staff. Sun, beach, pool and entertainment are the characteristics of this region, making it welcoming even in mid- winter. In 10 years of existence we have followed one goal only: your well-being. ... more   less 
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