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Holiday Village Algarve Balaia

Balaia, Portugal
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Ranked #103 of 536 hotels in Algarve
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very clean, good food and lots for the kids (aged 8 & 6) to do. The slide pool is much better for this age group. The reps stay around the main pool and don't come down to the slide pool which is a shame as you miss out on the activities announced at the main pool eg zorbing, family archery.... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have just returned from HVAlgarve after an amazing 11 nights! We were greeted at the hotel reception with Sangria and Soft drinks – Great first impression. Check In was quick We had a pool/seaview room in Block 1. We were surprised at how large the room was for the 3 of us (we have been used to box rooms... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

High quality accommodation split into two blocks. The main block (1) is were the main pool and daytime entertainment is situated. Block is down a small hill with steps and a ramp to the side. This is the quieter of the two blocks and was were we stayed. This wasn't a problem for as our children are 8 and 11,... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have never written a review before but was so disappointed with this hotel that I felt compelled to post a review. Having stayed at two holiday villages previously, Rhodes and Cyprus it was recommended to us by the travel agent. We had a family room in block one. The room was sparsely furnished and looked like it had last... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just returned from the Holiday Village Algarve and already I'm wishing I was still there! We arrived late morning, enough time to make a first impression - looked great. We were greeted by the First Choice staff who were very friendly and made a great first impression on our children. Our accommodation (block 1 with a sea view)... More

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Holiday Village Algarve at the end of July and start of August 2014. We are a family of 5 with kids aged 10, 8 and 2. We stayed in 2 connecting rooms in block 2. Check in was straightforward with helpful staff and our rooms were ready when we arrived even though it was only midday.... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I wish I had read the reviews before I went, but as it was our third time at this hotel, I thought I knew what I was getting. I did not bargain on my daughter getting the bug on the morning of our return home, and then I had it. Truly a terrible sick bug, the worst I have ever... More

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Bray, Ireland
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Shoebox size room for family of 3. Shouldn't be expected in 4 star aparthotel (whoever gave this rating should have their head examined). We were met with arrogance and sarcasm by hotel staff. The Thomson reps were gibbering fools. When we pointed out that the room was small it was stated the room had limited space and could sleep 2-3.... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Second visit to this HV and just as good as first! Rooms clean and large! Food from breakfast to tea super and plenty of variety! Soft drinks and beer super (cocktails and shorts need improving) All swimming pools and splash park excellent. My little boy (the mini Messi) went to the football for 4 days - he loved it and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We're a family of four (with two boys aged 5 & 6) and we stayed at the Alto da Colina for ten days in early August. We've previously visited Holiday Villages in Spain (our rating 4/5) and Majorca (our rating 4.5/5). Transfer and check in were great and we were allocated room 319 in block 1; a behemoth of a... More

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Address: Balaia, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve
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