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Club Med Da Balaia

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I really wanted to write a glowing review of Da Balaia, but sadly I cannot. We arrived on a Monday (Sunday seems to be usual arrival day) and so missed all the welcome meetings etc that are organized to set you up for your stay. Not to mind we soon figured things out, it was mid August and the place... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We returned yesterday from a week's stay here very disappointed. We had hoped that our children (4.5 years and 16 months) would have lots of fun in the kids clubs and make lots of new friends but they both were miserable whenever we tried to put them into the kids club and they ended up spending all of their time... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our youngest fit in well with his age group(13), while the 2nd had less luck with the profiles of her age group...Rather than enjoying team sports and other beach or trampolin events, many of the older teenagers simply preferred creating a bad atmosphere. We were lucky to have rooms on the back side of the complex which were less exposed... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our 4th year in Dabalaia and will continue going there with our children. Baby and Petit club have great staff and they are always very professional! Great refurbished rooms, great food, excellent staff and service. Anyone looking for great holidays with children should go there and should 100% trust the staff taking care of children as they are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Club Med Da Balaia has four 'tridents' is only 30 minutes away from Faro and is a great family destination. However, with the recent addition of a Zen pool and area also adults without children can find all they need. This Club Med is under renovation and we were staying in two nice rooms in a recently renovated building. The... More 

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

We booked a week in Club Med Da Balaia to extend our holiday after a friend's wedding. We had heard good things but it was our first Club Med visit. We are a family of 4 - two boys aged 8 and 4 full of energy. Our thought process when booking was the all inclusive element specifically the kids club,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

We had a very enjoyable time! The food was amazing, the staff very helpful, and the GOs were fantastic with kids as well as always trying to get the adults to participate. Everyone was so friendly. Our baby also got sick and the nurse was very helpful with medicine and nearest pharmacy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

This is our third stay at Dabalia and was our best yet. Newly designed rooms, new facilities and a fantastic new mini club made an already great family holiday even better. But what really sets it apart is the enthusiasm of the team behind it from Chef du Village Bruno, mini club, the restaurant, entertainment which was outstanding and sports... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

A perfect place to have a family holiday. Rooms are nice, and clean but not extravagant. The food is excellent with options for babies, kids, teenagers and adults. Activities staff have endless enthusiasm and get everyone involved. Beach is very peaceful, whilst the main pool is always busy. For those wanting a quieter place there is the new Zen Pool.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

We had a perfect holiday in the middle of May 2016 at Da Balaia. After reading numerous very good (and some not-so-good ones) before booking , we decided to go for it. It was our first time at Club Med and we were surprised how much we loved it. As a reference, we live in the UK but we speak... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Babysitting
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Club Med Da Balaia

Address: Praia Maria Luisa 8200-854 | Albufeira - province de Faro, Albufeira 8200-925, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Price Range: $299 - $1,083 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Club Med Da Balaia 4*
Number of rooms: 372
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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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#5 Top resorts Hotel in Albufeira
#11 Family Hotel in Albufeira
#22 Luxury Hotel in Albufeira
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