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Club Med Da Balaia

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#39 of 162 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
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Da Balaia is a great place to spend a week with your family. Kids are well taken care of by a dynamic group of caring young women. You can play at the pool or at the beach just down the club. There's also bow, trapeze, poker, pool, fitness, hammam... You can't go there without playing golf. For a beginner/intermediate player... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in Da Balaia for 2 weeks. I've got the chance to be in the Golf Hotel with a very nicely renovated room on the 6th floor with view on the Golf and partly on the sea, so quiet and confortable. Overall stay was fully meeting my expectations. I enjoy especially the sea with a direct access to the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was in all a very pleasant stay. Excellent food and very professional golf lessons with Gabriele. We participated in a 3-day Stage, where he took a video and analysed our swing. It really helped improve my golf, better than any lessons I had previously! I would definitely do it again and highly recommend it!

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My mother and I stayed for 10 days in July 2015 and absolutely loved every part of it! The hotel is great, has everything you need and good food. We both played a lot of golf and I participated in a 3-day "stage" with a pro called Gabriele, followed by 2 more private lessons with him. If you want to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just back from 7 nights in this resort with my wife and 7 year old girl. The facilities where overall excellent. There is a lot of space so you never get that closed in feeling. There is so many activities every day and I particularly enjoyed the Volley ball with Ester (who also ran the aquacine , she is super... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a really great holiday at Club Med Da Balaia where the weather was fantastic, the food excellent and the activities abundant. We were a large family group with two babies and children ranging in age from 1-16, and there was plenty for all to do. It was the first time we had holidayed with club med in the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at the Club Med with my wife and 2 young children. This was my first time at a Club Med with children. As mentioned by other reviewers most parts of the hotel need refurbishment. We stayed at the Le Golf hotel on the 6th floor which is fully refurbished and therefore in great condition. I heard from other... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

First time in a club med! This was a very good holiday, especially with a 1 year old son, the child minder are great and available 6 days out of 7. We usually left our kid in the afternoon to enjoy the activities (Spa, pool, beach..). Overall what we liked: - the location, the beach and the view - the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We have been visiting this Club for many years now and so are well acquainted with the Club Med routine. We always stay in the Golf Hotel as we feel that although not all rooms have great views it is generally the quietest. The rooms are looking tired, but a refurbishment has started and we are assured that all rooms... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We stayed one week in June 15, with my daughter (2yo) and my wife.It was the first time we travelled in a "club" The club is nicely located (close to the beach) - but the direct surroundings of the club have not much to offer. The club is nice. Several activities proposed during the day. Food is great (many options,... More 

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