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Holiday Village Algarve Balaia

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Balaia, Portugal
Holiday Village Algarve Balaia
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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have just come back from a weeks holiday and it was brilliant. The hotel is lovely and all the staff from the reception team to the bar staff and everyone in between was great. The club's for the kids are really good and there's a crèche for the smaller ones. This was the first time we have gone all... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We've just returned from a week's stay here and I can honestly say I have no idea where the negative reviews come from. It was exactly as advertised; a fantastic family friendly hotel. We had a one bedroom apartment which was spacious and clean, the food was varied and tasty and my five year old loved the kids clubs and... More 

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Durham
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After having some very good holiday village holidays we booked this one in Portugal. This proved to be a regret. In no way did this live up to the standards of previous trips to holiday villages. From arrival the reception staff were not quite as friendly as expected. The room was nice enough but the room cleaning was infrequent and... More 

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Bonnyrigg, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Yearly review from me but going to keep this one short and sweet. Place was great, 1 bedroom apartment was very spacious with a huge balcony. 3 big pools, one with slides which is great for youngsters as it's only a foot deep. Kids club really good, entertainment was ok, got better over the 2 weeks. Food was really nice,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Never a 4 star. Every 4 star hotel we have been to we have been given toiletries, i.e. Shampoo etc. here you which were given one small bar of soap which was never replaced, lucky we had our own. Rooms were large but dated. Not sure I agree with previous reviews saying the hotel was spotless. The maids did the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for families, facilities are excellent large pools, kids splash area and kids clubs, rooms are spacious and clean staff very friendly, only one thing i would say is that maybe first choice reps could put something in place regarding the high wire/ activities that have a first come first served rule as some parents insist that their children... More 

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Bridport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled with two children age 5 and 9 and had the most fantastic holiday. We stayed in block one with a sea view, the room was big, well equipped and comfortable. The pools are excellent, great kids clubs and amazing facilities. The staff work relentlesly to ensure you have a great holiday but nothing is in your face and... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've travelled with first choice/Thomson for nearly 20 yrs because we've always had fabulous holiday experiences with them, however, ...this was the worst holiday ever regarding the daily activities around the main pool...water polo was played only 4 times in 2 weeks and only for 10 minutes...no dancing, no fun games...boring! Except for 1 Wednesday when the rep manager attended... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great holiday especially to keep the children entertained. Plenty for every one to do, we hadn't intended on sending the children to kids club, they asked to go and enjoyed it so much they didnt want to leave the hotel. The reps and kids club are fantastic and put on great entertainment day and night to try and involve... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely week, went with friends and our 4 year olds loved the pools and slides. They especially loved the widgets and seeing Paige again on stage. We went to the Rhodes holiday village last year and loved it, this one was cheaper and looked more tired so was expecting less. I think the web site also showed... More 

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