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Club Med Da Balaia

4.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Praia Maria Luisa 8200-854 | Albufeira - province de Faro, Albufeira 8200-925, Portugal
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Ranked #23 of 162 hotels in Albufeira
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

These holidays in Club Med almost turned to a nightmare.Please find below my comments of the week spent there : - very noisy room. Close to the bar which stops the music at 23:00. The cleaners start quite early (6:30/7:00) which makes small nights for holidays - no cold water in the shower. - cockroach also shared some nights with... More

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lincolnshire uk
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11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed here in April with my family 16 of us as we hadn't had a big family Hoilday for a long time , place was about 30 mins from the airport , hotel was a bit tacky rooms could do with a bit of TLC , they had one restaurant which did breakfast lunch and dinner it was all inclusive... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we were a family in this Club med for 2 weeks in July2014 and we had a great time there. First, if you don't speak french you'll feel excluded. Also, even in July, the ocean is around 16 degrees and it can be quite windy so we were surprised to be often cold around the pool or in the semi... More

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a first experience at the Club Med I have to say that it's all very positive. If you are looking for holidays with young kids, this is your place. First the location is perfect so as the weather. Staff is very friendly and professional. There are so friendly that one guy is dedicated to wish you:" bon appetit!" I... More

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Oeiras, Portugal
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In here you can find lots of activities like mini golf, kayak, tennis, fitness and loads of other entertainment. I went there and there is a show every night. I can't also forget about the amazing beach beneath the cliff where the Hotel lays. Fantastic place and wonderful hospitality, I highly recommend.

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Melbourne, Australia
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47 hotel reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I am sorry to say that this vacation here did not start very well and did not improve at all. We arrived by car and there is parking on the premises, which is good; however we were to told right away that they did not like English being spoken here (we are Australians - not British but that should not... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We stayed at the resort 2nd - 9th July. My wife and 21 year old daughter stayed in the Pryamid. My 18 year son and I in the Golf. Some of the earlier comments caused much concern re the Golf Hotel. Having stayed there - almost totally unfounded. The Golf rooms are slightly tired but not enough to complain about.... More

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Lyon, France
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This was our second visit to Da Balaia, proof itself of a great holiday last year. Will we go back? probably not unfortunately (or it will have to be by car), and I will tell you why Firstly the bad points: The big one is this: we bought a holiday from Club Med. That included travel, which they booked for... More

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Boston, MA
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We, a family of 5 ( including 3 kids 9 year old twins and a 6 months old) had a great time. When we arrived our suitcase and stroller were lost. GO's went out of their way to get us free toiletries and essentials. Our interconnecting family room in the Golf hotel was basic but very clean and functional (... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Stayed 17-22 Jun14 as part of a group of 50 guests. Room was in the Golf Hotel. Positive: Services/activities were well organized and the food was very good. I found the variety of food pleasant and always fresh. (E.g. pasta is cooked fresh throughout meal times). The furniture in dining areas are nice and modern. The staff was very friendly... More

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Address: Praia Maria Luisa 8200-854 | Albufeira - province de Faro, Albufeira 8200-925, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Club Med Da Balaia 4*
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Also Known As:
Club Med Da Balaia Hotel Albufeira
Da Balaia Club Med
Club Med Albufeira
Albufeira Club Med
Club Med Da Balaia Albufeira, Portugal - Algarve

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Da Balaia stands on an ochre cliff in southern Portugal, overlooking a magnificent white sand beach. The Resort allies sports and well-being in an outstanding setting. It's a world to unwind in, perfumed by the woody scents of parasol pines, olive trees and eucalyptus. Comfort and cosiness are to be found everywhere, even in the reception area where marble floors and deep red walls set the tone. This is a Club Med Resort where families, golfers and Spa enthusiasts live together in harmony. ... more   less 
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