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Pension Bicuar Residential
Ranked #3 of 16 Olhao B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Me and my friend spent fours nights. The hotel is very clean and has a nice roof terrace where you can eat, have a drink or just relax. It is located in the city centre so you just need 2 min to walk to the city markt, 10 min to the train station and 5 min to take the boats to visit the islands (Farol, Culatra...)

We got a room on the first floor so every night till around 01:00 was really noisy (there is one Indian restaurant just opposite to the hotel) In the mornings you will not need an alarm clock because just around the corner there is a cafe which opens at 07:30. You will hear all the gossips of the village early in the morning!

In our room there was no toilet (we had a shower), so we had to share one with other guest on the corridor (always clean) You can't pay with your credit card (seems to be very common in the Algarve)

I hope to be back in Olhao very soon but I will try to find another place to sleep and rest well

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Incredible location.
Very clean and tidy.
Friendly hosts.
Lost of stairs.
Shared toilets and kitchen.
Rooftop terrace is awesome.
With only one working power outlet, I had to choose, charge phone, fan or tv. (It's so hot you need the fan on at all times, there's no a/c) September.
Very relaxed.
There is a great cafe next door and 1 minutes walk to the centre square.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled solo
Thank Daniel R
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Bicuar, Owner at Pension Bicuar Residential, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

Good day Daniel and thank you for being our guest, we appreciate your comments and observations. As we take your comments to heart and will do whatever it takes to correct we must disagree with the Hostel Style Hotel. We know who we are, we are a family owned pension that offers great pricing in one of the most lovely places across the Algarve. You get a privet comfortable room with a private shower and sink and full cleaning services each and every day. (including towels and all beddings needed). We are far form the hostel experience, we are the extensional Portuguese experience. Thanks again and Bon Voyage

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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Positives Rooms were clean and tidy. Shared bath rooms
Negatives- no air con, and the side rooms have no airflow whatsoever very stuffy. I don't normally care a beds a bed but we literally had minimal sleep while staying there.
Wifi is very sporadic.

Amazing views from the rooftop.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank samkmac2016
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Bicuar, Owner at Pension Bicuar Residential, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Dear traveller,
Thanks for your comments and criticism, we take your feedback to heart and regret you did not have a pleasant experience as we wish you have. As we took ownership only two months ago we value your input and we will do whatever it takes to improve. New mattress, better air flow and so on. The pension does not have WC in the rooms and we believe that the way is is designed is the right way (not for suitable for all). We love our little pension and believe it is a true expression of life in Portugal as a native. Again, we apologise if you did not feel comfortable and wish you the best,

Nissan and Marc, Owners

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Reviewed 4 July 2017

This accommodation is in a great location in Olhao. However, we arrived in a hot part of the year and struggled to sleep as there was no air conditioning just fans. There was no toilet in our room the toilets were across the hall. Friendly staff and ultra clean but a bit out dated rooms. There is also no lift and a lot of steep stairs. Rooftop was the best part you can see the sunset and look out over the town.

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

Nissan is an old world innkeeper he makes you feel welcome with his charm and warmth. This building has no elevator and the stairs are steep but the climb to the rooftop is well worth the effort. I's the perfect place to watch the sun go down with a bottle of whatever.the rooms have sink and shower but there is a shared toilet. No A/C but it isn't needed,

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with friends
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Address: Rua Vasco da Gama 5, Olhao 8700-522, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Olhao
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Olhao
Price Range: $62 - $101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pension Bicuar Residential 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Quality budget accommodation is offered by this friendly pension/guesthouse in Olhão, situated in the heart of the fish & shellfish capital of the Algarve, very close to the waterfront, markets,restaurants and ferry to the wonderful islands just of the coast in the Ria Formosa National Park, where you will find the most beautiful (wild)beaches of Europe. If you like (sea)food and want to have a relaxing holiday we are waiting for you. ... more   less 
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