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Club Med Da Balaia

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Praia Maria Luisa 8200-854 | Albufeira - province de Faro, Albufeira 8200-925, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent location, lots and varied activities, superb food, highly recommended. This is a type of holidays my wife and I enjoy very much and we will continue doing so into the future. Activities instructors very highly skilled, every night there was a show prepared and performed by the staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the newly renovated Fado section and the room was great. We were assigned a single large room, which had plenty of space and a separate bedroom area for the kids. The guest relations team were also particularly helpful, we arrived early and as our room was running a bit late anyway, Audrey managed to put us up... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful location and beach, very child friendly especially the mini club team (lulu, doudou, leo, calamarus and Tessy.)Our children (and us) loved the entertainment. The food was nice and plenty, with a variety of choice and diversity for meat eaters. For vegetarians / vegans limited choice. The bar was very good, nice cocktails from michele

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First the positives: beautiful location and grounds and delightful beach with easy access. Outdoor spaces well planned with plenty of space on loungers around pool, in gardens and beach. Wonderful food, amazing, fresh selection in the buffet restaurant and a special thanks to Francesco and all the A la Carte restaurant team. Amazing food, incredible service and ambiance. Also, Claire... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had two children with us - a 4 year old and 18month old. The facilities for them were good - but the staff barely spoke English and our children do not speak French. As a result, the 4 year old would not go without a parent. The staff need to be 1. more proficient in English and 2. more... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having had a very bad experience at a previous Club Med in Brazil, I was not expecting anything great but was so pleasantly surprised at Club Med Da Balaia. On arrival, the reception was spotlessly clean so immediately I was impressed. The rooms although a bit old and small, were very clean and the pool area, public areas and the... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Paid Wifi
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Babysitting
  • Free Breakfast
  • Banquet Room
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
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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: $297 - $1,188 (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
#25 Luxury Hotel in Albufeira
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