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Balaia Mar Hotel

#38 of 163 Hotels in Albufeira
Certificate of Excellence
Praia Maria Luisa, Albufeira 8200-925, Portugal
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lisbon, Portugal
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

At first they put us on a room near the entrance, no view, with a bathroom for people with disabilities. I asked for another room and they managed to get me into a better room with a better view. The room furniture needs a little updating, but it is what to expect from a 3 star hotel. Breakfast was good,... More 

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We visited there for 5 days in September 2014. We rented one of the two bedroom Apartments, and it was so much better than we had anticipated. And we had anticipated to have a very nice room. The Service was top class, and the food was excellent. We went half board which was really good, as it gave you the... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I agree with all the positive reviews about this hotel. The staff are really friendly and can't do enough for you. Always smiling which shows how well it is run. Jose and Armondo always willing to chat and answer questions. We asked for a room with a balcony overlooking the pool, and that is what we got. although no kitchen... More 

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Struer, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The apartment has a nice kitchen with all the dishes, a good bathroom and sleeping room. But there was a lot of noise from the traffick outside and no sun on the balcony at the apartment, where we stayed. The staff are very serviceminded and allways in a good mood. We had all inclusive and the food was very good.

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Monmouthshire, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Superb value for money. Excellent and varied choice of food, clean rooms and very hard working staff combined to give my wife and I a very relaxing holiday. Lovely pool with plenty of loungers and refreshments available nearby. Great beach within easy walking distance. (Although has a short steep hill, to bear in mind if disabled) About 3 miles away... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This was our first visit to Portugal and I am so glad we chose the Balaia Mar. On arrival we were greeted by a very lovely lady on reception. She checked us in then said that the cleaning lady (another lovely woman) would show us to our room to have a look. The room was no 3 in block C.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

On arrival at reception we were asked if we had eaten as the restaurant was closing in 10 minutes to which we replied no. The lady behind reception then showed us to the restaurant and told us she would check us in after we had eaten. Great start to our short break. Our room was behind the complex in an... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Pros: Huge very clean cheap room with lounge area and balcony. Lovely quiet pool area with lots of loungers in the sun all day, but we were at the end of the season so this is to be expected. Pool was much larger than expected and very clean. Great all inclusive food with good variety of salads, fresh grilled meat... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

What a lovely place, my wife Julie and I really enjoyed our stay. Very clean and food was excellent, We were self catering but had breakfast and a couple of meals at the hotel. Staff were very accommodating and polite.Can recommend a stay here .

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here for 11 nights in the busy summer season. We booked an apartment for 2 people and got two double bed rooms, one bath, sitting/dining room, kitchen and huge balcony which was great for dinner or drinks with a table accommodating 6. The rooms are old fashioned, quite outdated but very clean maintained. Our apartment was in the... More 

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