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Balaia Mar Hotel

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256 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was quite surprised to see how nice the hotel looked from outside. I was greeted warmly at reception, and given some useful hints and tips. Unfortunately, the main pool and restaurant were closed and that was because of the low season. I did not imagine how ghostly it would have been, as I think there were only 2 of... More 

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Li, Thailand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

“value, helpful smiling staff, great breakfast, close to many restaurants, two pools, reception allowed access to their own computer to retrieve email to print return boarding passes, located and printed map to launderette”

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Tralee, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed October 27, 2016

the secon room we got was ok after asking to be moved from a grubby ground floor room with no views of anything only car park.The hotel itself smelt of stale cigarettes and must. It is bad need of a total refurbish and I most definately wouldn't class it as a 3*+ more like an average 2*. As it was... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed October 18, 2016

We have just returned from a weeks holiday. The hotel room was basic and tired but clean. The location is good, about a twenty minute walk to the new town or 5 euros in a taxi. The staff are very friendly. Food was excellent. I would definitely go again at this time of year.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed October 16, 2016

Had a week here in August 2016. Room was clean and had plenty of space, with a private outdoor area overlooking the pool. There were a few things wrong with the room initially - safe and air con remote weren't working, and the room was made up with 2 separate beds, but these were rectified quite quickly by the reception... More 

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Thank Owen R
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

Value for money. The pictures from this website are exactly what the hotel looks like. Good service provided all round. The staff kindly arranged for airport transfers before we arrived. We were provided with a lunch pack, which was well thought through, when we went on a whole day excursion. There is a beach within 10 minutes walking distance and... More 

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Thank Exactly77
Stuttgart, Germany
1 review
Reviewed October 14, 2016

We spent 7 days at this hotel and really enjoyed our stay. The room was huge (apartments), cleaned every day. The staff was very friendly and always up for a little talk. The beach is a 5-minute-walk away and a very beautiful spot - less crowded than the ones near Albufeira. So: thumbs up!

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 13, 2016

Just spent 9 lovely days in this hotel. Looked at mostly positive reports about the hotel on trip advisor before we booked and we were not disappointed. All staff, reception, bar, chefs, cleaners were very welcoming and went out of their way to be helpful. The food was good, always something to choose from. We asked to change rooms to... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed October 13, 2016

Great for a getting away from it all kind of holiday. Breakfasts very good. We were there 4-8 October and the complex was so peaceful. It is a bit of a walk into the main town of Olhos (about 15 mins) or you can get bus (2.25 euros) or taxi (approx 7 euros) into Albufeira. Beach near the complex was... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

Stay here for 4 nights the staff very friendly breakfast was good, room's a little tired but you only sleep in them. Swimming pools very good. The barman was excellent good measures. Overall this hotel was excellent.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
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Additional Information about Balaia Mar Hotel

Address: Beco Maria Luisa, Albufeira 8200-635, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Price Range: $37 - $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Balaia Mar Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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Also Known As:
Balaia Mar Hotel Albufeira, Portugal - Algarve
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#4 Top resorts Hotel in Albufeira
#20 On the Beach Hotel in Albufeira
#23 Romantic Hotel in Albufeira
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“pool view accommodation best”
 of 5 bubbles donnchab2016, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Ask for a room with a balcony if staying in hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles chomps2016, Oct 18, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in the hotel are recommended, compared to the apartments which look very old/dated.”
 of 5 bubbles OwenR905, Oct 16, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms facing pool and reception were probabl better as there would be no traffic noise.”
 of 5 bubbles 347davet, Sep 30, 2016 | Read review
“24 is a very spacious, clean room, but too close to the bar if you are wanting an early or quiet night.”
 of 5 bubbles 11alastairk, Sep 19, 2016 | Read review
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