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Balaia Mar Hotel

3.0 of 5 Resort   |   Praia Maria Luisa, Albufeira 8200-925, Portugal
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Ranked #26 of 163 hotels in Albufeira
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
Kaz049 Durham, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Durham, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Got a good deal for a long weekend so we thought we'd try it. Hotel very clean, rooms small but comfortable, good shower and large bathroom. We had sunbeds on our balcony which was excellent. Pool lovely and the staff were marvellous. We'd never been to Portugal and they gave us great directions, called taxis, provided a resort map and... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

was here last oct for a chillout week,this hotel stood out because of the ratings and tranquilty of it.had a great room over looking the pool.the hotel was as headling says peacefull and very quiet.the staff work hard and always serve you as quick as possible,theres also a supermarket across the road which sells everything really.the pool is great but... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We arrived at the hotel having received a good deal through 'on the beach'. We had gone for half board as we knew we would probably want to go out a lot, and I was glad we had done this. We spoke to someone else on an all inclusive deal and they stopped giving all inclusive customers drinks at a... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I've just returned from a 6 night all inclusive holiday here with my mum. We chose the hotel mainly due to the tripadvisor reviews, and I'm happy to say we weren't disappointed. The hotel is small and friendly. The service we received at check in was similar to what you'd receive at a 5* hotel in the UK. The room... More

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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I went this hotel for 3 nights with my wife for my 40th birthday in October. The hotel was very clean and the food was fantastic. The staff were really friendly and would come and serve you drinks at your table. The pool was very nice but a bit cold, we spent most of our time relaxing next to it.... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Recently returned from an 8-day All Inclusive stay at the Balaia Mar with my partner, and find it hard to find any major faults. The staff, without exception, were extremely pleasant, and the restaurant/bar staff deserve special praise for prompt and pleasant service. -We have never before been offered drinks at the table when on an All Inclusive package and... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

I went to this hotel for one week the end of September with my partner. The hotel is really nice, rooms aren't that spacious but very clean. Horrible 1st nights sleep due to noisey bed but when we looked in the morning there is a protective cover on the mattress, Take it off!! you get a better sleep. The food... More

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

We are just back from a week stay. The staff at the hotel are fabulous as is the food. We will definitely be returning. Cheaper or free wifi would have been the only improvement. There is a complimentary bus service at night to olhos d'agua or albufeira which helps with location

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

When you book make sure you book the hotel not the apartments. The hotel is just the right size and the staff were fantastic, the Buffett food and salad is a little bit repetitive but every night there was a different fish been freshly cooked and a large pan of something different ie piela, beef stroganoff or cream of chicke.... More

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We looked for somewhere for a 5 day break, with apartment facilities on an all inclusive basis and we got exactly what we wanted! The food was freshly prepared daily, there were meats and fish grilled to order - lovely! All the staff were friendly. We had a wheelchair with us and were worried about getting around but had no... More

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Also Known As:
Balaia Mar Hotel Albufeira, Portugal - Algarve
Address: Praia Maria Luisa, Albufeira 8200-925, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Albufeira
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Albufeira
#16 Best Value Hotel in Albufeira
#23 Romantic Hotel in Albufeira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Balaia Mar Hotel 3*
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