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Balaia Mar Hotel

#32 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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wirral
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2011

We stayed here for a week in September and loved every minute of it. Hotel spotless, excellent food and the staff very friendly. Would recommend all inclusive, as it is well worth the money. All spirits are the known brands, rather than "local" and of course, generous measures. Food all freshly cooked. It is a quiet resort, don't go here... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011

A really peaceful stay, nice and relaxing if dated surroundings. The apartment was plenty big with a fantastic enclosed balcony (great for my baby to crawl around without fear of losing him)!! One problem though was after a delayed flight, we arrived at 11.30am to be told that our All Inclusive package didn't start until 3pm. Of course we could... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

great hotel spotless, food good staff also great, would go back no problem.

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London
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2011

We were very happy in this hotel and would definitely consider going back. This wasn't a hotel that provided entertainment, though there is a sports bar with several pool tables, at an extra cost (6 euros per hour). All staff were friendly and extremely helpful. We were very impressed with them and particularly like the option of ordering from a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2011

Went there mid-October, not half-term week, hoping to get away for a few relaxing days (Sat-Wed) in the sun and was hoping to get a bargain. I chose this hotel due to good reviews and the fact that is not in the main towns. Booked with 'A1travel', all inclusive, transfer, luggage etc total 500 quid, very nice. Had a double... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2011

As a group of early 20's couples, we found the hotel relaxing, clean and offering excellent service. The weather was superb as well, being over 27c every day (in October!!) Although a tad basic, it was very clean and i would certainly stay again. I will not go in to too much detail, as the positive reviews reflect this hotel... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

just got back from a weeks stay here.Theres not much more to say than everyone else has..we found the food to not be as good as expected-the cooked breakfast consisted of tinned mushrooms,streaky bacon which was full of gristle,hot dog sausages,scrambled egg,grilled tomatoes and beans. We didnt like it,but if you ask the chef,he'll cook you eggs however you prefer.... More 

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Little Sutton, United Kingdom
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2011

I thought that this hotel would be a good one seeing as how the rating on this site made it 30 odd out of about 160 in the region - but despite this I was still VERY IMPRESSED. We stayed here first week in October for 5 days - everything was fabulous. Bruno and Fernando in the restaurant bar go... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2011

We have stayed here three times now mainly in May and October on B+B. As a couple who's kids have flown the nest we are able to get away and found this relaxing location two years ago. The Balaia Mar fits our requirements. Quiet location, extremely clean with nice helpful staff and a lovely well cared for pool area. Although... More 

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4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2011

Well, we must agree with most of the previous reviews, the staff especially in the restaurant are second to none, very helpful and attentive which makes the holiday experience far more enjoyable,i think if we break this into separate areas, which we think is important, as all have very different features and some negatives. We stayed in late September, where... More 

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