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Club Med Da Balaia

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Beirut, Lebanon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is not the first time we go to a Club Med, and more particularly a 4 trident. We were a bit disappointment by a few factors, i.e. location not directly on the beach but higher, public beach which means no activities at all nor beverage bar, closed theater, food barely average, old rooms if sea view (the inside rooms... More 

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United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Only if you like France or understand its culture will you like hotel de Balaia. Maybe not one of the prettiest Club Med hotels but it has a brilliant atmosphere. Starting off the day with Marco with gym. If you are interested in doing exercises in order to look after yourself, Marco is the person to look for. He believes... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband, baby and I have just returned from a fantastic week at the Club Med Da Balaia. Ordinarily, I would have given this resort a 5 star rating but I'm being forced to give it 4 because of the reasons I state below: Front Desk: Never have I ever met such unfriendly front desk staff. They were willing to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First let me say that my kids had an incredible time in the mini club and this probably saved the sadly run down Belem portion of the hotel. (We did move to the newly refurbished Fado portion of the hotel mid stay, but this didn't help as the general facilities in and around the hotel are sadly in need of... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall resort very good. However music at the bar and pool very loud and intrusive. Nowhere quiet to escape to. Baby club terrible. We paid updront for a week but took our daughter out after a couple of days. All babies looked unhappy. Staff just telling babies to stop crying and be quiet. Very inflexible with drop off and pick... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good rooms if staying in golf complex, good quality. The beach was a 5 minute walk and had amazing scenery. However, all other facilities are disappointing and run down. Out of 12 of us, 10 of us had a sickness and diarrhoea. We only spent 2 nights out of 7 together! The hotel did nothing to prevent the bug... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rooms are so new, very well equipped. The food are very good, a lot of options in each mealtime. And the best of all, the mini club. My children don't want to miss any time with them. They loved all the team. A great thank you for all the energic and cheerful persons that make the mini club so... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was our 4th stay at this resort. It got even better then the years before. Food, rooms, service of Staff - all high standard. We want to emphasize that the new ZEN POOL is an absolute great idea - we loved the juices Chery did every day with her lovely smile. Also a big Thank you to cook Louis... More 

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Sevenoaks District, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We advised you before we travelled that my wife was disabled. Although Airport assistance was organised no assistance was provided at the resort and we were told buggy service was not available thus meaning the Zen pool was unusable because of the distance from our accommodation. If we had known we would not have chosen this resort.Even the restaurant involved... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took my son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren for a week. My family had gone to many Club Meds in the Caribbean when my children were young. My expectations were high, especially since this location has a four trident rating. Firstly, hardly anyone spoke English. This includes the reception staff who didn't understand when my son wanted a lock put on... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • 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
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: $291 - $680 (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
#26 Luxury Hotel in Albufeira
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