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Club Med Da Balaia

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#38 of 163 Hotels in Albufeira
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Praia Maria Luisa 8200-854 | Albufeira - province de Faro, Albufeira 8200-925, Portugal
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Upon arrival, my wife and I were confused , we could not understand why the driver had not taken us to Club Med and instead was dropping us at a rundown hotel with no one to greet us and broken marble steps leading to a dreary entrance. Welcome to Club Med Da Balaia. Tired and beatdown, this once beautiful 1980's... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Booked this last minute and was slightly concerned reading some of the reviews about The Golf accommodation. We are on our last night of the most wonderful week. Weather been amazing and the Club Med hospitality and quality has been second to none. Food, location, staff, service and amenities are amazing. Five star. The Golf accommodation is probably more 3... More 

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Paris
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife, my son (15 months) and I have spent 1 week (April 2015) in this Club Med. This has been a fantastic stay: the infrastructure (baby/kid clubs, SPA, sport areas, etc.), the location (the hotel was just next to a fantastic beach), the food (very good and diversified) and above all the people were just perfect. We can not... More 

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Frome, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since our last visit 2 years ago the main changes I see are as follows: Plus: rooms upgraded, freshly decorated Golf lessons (beginners) taken in good surroundings on nearby course. All GOs enthusiastic (it is first week of season). Excellent Chef du Village. Golf & tennis coaching staff good Negatives Tennis court surfaces dreadful - all of them. A disastrous... More 

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Oostduinkerke, Belgium
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This club med is very well located and a very nice view of the beach, But this is also the only thing that is good because the rest was very substandard. The food was just not what I'm use to have from Club Med as already mentioned in other Reviews will make great savings on the food and it shows... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We went in this club with 2 kids (5 and 3 yrs old). We had 2 rooms with view on the ocean. Overall rooms were clean and spacious. Food choice was great especially fresh grilled fishes at every lunch! Kids enjoyed desserts of course. Private beach was nice except with people "booking" their places while going elsewhere, same/ worse at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Stayed out of season and was fairly quiet Went for the tennis, but coaching not as good as hoped for. Pool was very cold , accommodation average but clean . Steep walk to beach Food good, cocktails better!

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Newport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

Lovely break away for adults who want to relax, eat good food, in a great location. Been to Portugal many times but was our first visit here. I would have liked the rooms to be cleaned more thoroughly but anything you ask staff for isn't a problem. Pool area clean and relaxing, food was great and many nearby restaurants to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Beautiful hotel, wonderful food, extremely clean comfortable and staff were very professional and helpful at all times. We were made to feel nothing was too much trouble. The entertainment was very enjoyable and appropriate for all age groups. Over all I would recommend this hotel for all ages although perhaps not with children. For women traveling alone it was ver... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I think the people that have wrote bad reviews were at a different hotel! It was amazing! We arrived at the airport - about 40min drive away. We had a lovely welcome she gave us our room key and we followed the driver to his car. We arrived at da balaia and a man took us and our bags straight... More 

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ClubMedUK_official, Guest Relations Manager at Club Med Da Balaia, responded to this review

Dear Amanda C We are very happy to learn that you had a fantastic holiday at Club Med Da Balaia and that you and your party enjoyed so much our facilities on-site. We hope to see you very soon All the best Customer Relations Team UK More 

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