The 4-star Orada Apartments are in the heart of Albufeira Marina, 10 minutes' walk from the beach and the Old Town. This air-conditioned one-bedroom apartment is on the first floor, overlooking the pool and garden, just a short walk from the Marina, with its wide range of restaurants and bars, shops and activities. The accommodation comprises a large living room with dining area and secure, child-safe balcony overlooking the extensive gardens and pool.The balcony is furnished with a round table and four chairs. Two deck chairs and parasols are also provided. Sun beds and umbrellas are available around the pool. There is private parking at ground level just outside the apartment. The apartment has a multi-channel digital flat-screen TV together with a DVD player and mini hi-fi system. Wi-fi is available to rent. There is a small collection of books, dvd's and cd's for your enjoyment. The double bedroom is furnished with two single beds which can be converted to a large double on request at the time of booking. There is a sofa bed in the living room.. A travel cot and a high chair are available on request.There is ample storage throughout the apartment, and a small safe for valuables.. A complimentary welcome pack of provisions is provided at the start of your holiday to help you settle in. Transfer from the airport to the apartment on the day you arrive is available free of charge.
Holiday Apartment in Albufeira Marina, Central Algarve - Prestige Location in Private Gardens, Overlooking Pool
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 12, 2018
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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.
A holiday to remember
Ron's apartment was ideally suited and located for a terrific holiday. In walking distance to the beach and with a fresh water pool available at the resort, it made relaxing so easy. The apartment is very well appointed and offers great value for money. Highly recommended to anyone wanting to explore Algarve.
Many thanks for your review. As you say, the Orada resort is ideally located for anyone wishing to explore both the Western and Eastern Algarve, and for those who don't a car or bikes, local public transport is readily available and easy to use. We have tried to equip the apartment so that it meets the needs of all our guests, with or without children, and the Marina, which is traffic.free, offers a wide variety of entertainment and leisure activities for all the family. We hope to welcome you back to Albufeira some time in the future.
Relaxing in a great location and a fab apartment with everything we needed!
We had a fantastic week, Ron's attention to detail and thoughtfulness right from the outset set the tone for our family holiday. Ron's suggestion to visit ZooMarine was great, Molly loved it, all the local restaurants were so child friendly and welcoming it made life easy. The resort and the apartment had everything we could ever have needed, there was no reason to move away from the pool unless we wanted to which suited Molly perfectly. Thank you so much for making our stay so relaxed and enjoyable, we loved it and will be back!
Hi Sarah, Many thanks for your kind comments. I'm glad to hear that you had such a good time and that the apartment and resort both met all your expectations. . Relaxing by the pool is a great way to unwind and the local restaurants are so varied welcoming that there really is no need to go further afield. I'm delighted that you enjoyed Zoomarine, which is a great day out for all the family, and particularly for younger children, who might not be suited to the large water parks. Zoomarine is also very active in the field of conservation and is renowned for its work in rehabilitating sick and injured sea creatures from across the world and for this reason we give it our full support.. Thank you for booking with us. I do hope to see you all again in due course. Ron
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.
Rates & Availability
Booking Notes: You can pay online by credit card using HomeAway Payments or by bank transfer direct to the owner Payments by bank transfer can be made in Sterling or Euros. Bookings are confirmed on receipt of a 25% deposit, with the balance payable 40 days before the start of your holiday. Payment in full is required for bookings made at less than 40 days' notice. Changeover day is flexible. Access on arrival is at 4.00 pm. and guests are required to vacate the apartment by 11.00 a.m. on the day of departure. The rental includes provision of bed linen and bathroom & kitchen towels, electricity, gas, mains water, twice-weekly maid service and a welcome pack of provisions on arrival. One-way transfer from Faro Airport to the apartment on the day you arrive is available at no extra charge.