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Balaia Mar Hotel

#28 of 163 Hotels in Albufeira
Certificate of Excellence
09/05/2017 10/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Bradford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Spotless hotel, great food, not far from beach, shops, bars and restaurants, reception staff were very helpful ordering taxis etc and explaining the layout of the hotel, this was a very relaxing 4 night stay for me and my wife, mid April so the hotel was not fully booked so we had no problem with sun beds or tables at...

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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Booked as a impromptu lady minute break the hotel lived up to the previous reviews. The room was of a good standard & the kettle, safe, fridge & Wifi included free of charge was a nice bonus. The hotel was quiet but within a reasonable walking distance of restaurants & bars. We stayed B&B so only had breakfast in the...

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall the hotel was very nice ,staff was friendly and service very good. The pool area's and facilities was very good and clean. The breakfast was great but for lunch and dinner there could have been a better variety. Overall a nice stay.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed for 6 nights all inclusive and were happy overall with our stay. The food is nice but it is the same every day so can be boring. The hotel is very clean our room was made up every day. The all inclusive is a bit limited I must say with short meal times and drinks services. You can...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'v been visiting Balaia Mar on the very beggining of April. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Rooms itself are nice and tidy, beds are comfortable, TV and WiFi works just fine. Inside of room you can find kettle (no tea or coffee), mini fridge and safe. Bathroms are clean, include bathtub + shower and hotel provide simple shower gel...

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1Thank Weronika C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hotel was nice and staff were friendly. Only issues were the wrong that was going on pre season which were not advised of. The electricity and water was turned off a few times whilst we're in the room but the staff we nice and looked to relocate us. Overall nice location, decent breakfast option. Ok for short stays.

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1Thank Bal S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The bar staff were excellent! The pools were gorgeous (albeit ice cold) but enjoyable nonetheless. And the freshly caught fish everyday for lunch was very tasty. You're minutes from the nearest beach and the strip is a €5 cab away. HIGHLY RECOMMEND

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place to stay at friendly staff and people all around, the view from our Room was awesome, had a lovely bar to have drinks at breakfast was lovely enjoyed my time being there, local shops around the hotel not far to get too and the town centre was amazing

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a week paragliding in Algarve at end of March 2017 and were staying in the hotel. It was obvious that the season has not begun yet. Regardless, hotel staff was super pleasant and apologetic about the redecorating going on. Everything was fully available. For us, the hotel was in the middle of the 150km driving range that we...

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Geuret france
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We spend two weeks each winter in the Albufeira area. This year booked into the Hotel Balaia Mar arriving on the 10 January, departing on the 24 January. The hotel more than met our expectations. The room, located on the edge of the swimming pool, was large and clean. Breakfast was excellent. The hotel was quiet with few guests and...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Balaia Mar Hotel

Address: Beco Maria Luisa, Albufeira 8200-635, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Price Range: RM181 - RM701 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Balaia Mar Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Albufeira
#20 On the Beach Hotel in Albufeira
#23 Romantic Hotel in Albufeira
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“Room 28 is above hotel bar - noisy.”
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“pool view accommodation best”
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“Ask for a room with a balcony if staying in hotel.”
chomps2016, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in the hotel are recommended, compared to the apartments which look very old/dated.”
OwenR905, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms facing pool and reception were probabl better as there would be no traffic noise.”
347davet, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
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