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Rua da Praia Maria Luisa, Albufeira 8200-635 Portugal
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#31 of 155 hotels in Albufeira
Location
4.0
Cleanliness
4.4
Service
4.5
Value
4.3

Welcome to Hotel Balaia Mar, your Albufeira “home away from home.” Hotel Balaia Mar aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Albufeira, Hotel Balaia Mar is located a short distance from Albufeira's Igreja Matriz (0.7 mi) and EasyWay Tours (1.0 mi).

Guest rooms offer amenities such as a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a refrigerator, and guests can go online with free internet access offered by the resort.

Hotel Balaia Mar features a gift shop, to help make your stay more enjoyable. The property also boasts a pool and a poolside bar. If you are driving to Hotel Balaia Mar, free parking is available.

During your visit, be sure to check out one of Albufeira's popular lobster restaurants such as A Ruina, Os Arcos Restaurante, and Jardim Rústico, all a short distance from Hotel Balaia Mar.

If you are interested in exploring Albufeira, check out a , such as San Vicente de Albufeira Statue.

Hotel Balaia Mar puts the best of Albufeira at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Wifi
Pool
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Laundry service
Paid wifi
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Poolside bar
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Family Resort
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
Portuguese
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alesha m wrote a review Jun 2022
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Myself and my partner booker to stay for 1 weeks on 20.6.22. We were assigned room number 2. The view of the pool was nice but the shower in the room was constantly blocked I reported it on two occasions and nothing was done and from looking at previous reviews there has been an issue with plumbing before, a constant smell of the toilet pipes coming through the room this was very disappointing. Breakfast was cold and repetitive. Bed sheets needed changing. Also at some point in the week the staff of the hotel or bar staff thought it would be ok to up the prices of the drinks. Beer went from 3 euro to 3.50 and the coke went from 2.50 to 4.00. I have never heard of soft drink being more then alcohol so not sure where the extra money was going very dodgy. Very outdated hotel needs some work done. I wouldn't recommend anyone staying there unfortunately.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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mrsgeorgettesmith wrote a review Jun 2022
Warwickshire, United Kingdom35 contributions10 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed here for 5 days for our wedding anniversary. We arrived at 10pm, we were checked in very quickly with a friendly face. Our accommodation (room only) was a good size, had a kettle, fridge, cups and saucers and glasses. The sun terrace was great, x2 sun loungers and table and chairs, half covered with shade. The room was very clean and tidy only fault I would say is they are not sound proof at all. The swimming pools were well kept, sadly the snack bar by the small pool was never open and the sports bar was hit and miss with its opening hours. The sports bar had a large variety of drinks, large beer for €3, they did pizzas for €12. We had breakfast once during our stay in the main restaurant, €9 for all you can eat buffet, lots of choice, cooked breakfast, cereals, pastries yoghurt, fruit, tea, coffee, juices, it was all very nice. The location of the hotel has several restaurants within a walking distance. There is a spar and a pharmacy with a cash machine opposite the hotel. Old Town is about 8 minutes in an uber which cost €6~€8 if not about an hour walk but to walk it was quite hilly. Tuk tuks were very convenient and there was always one available, they were €10. There is a beach about 5-7 minutes walk away, it is only a small beach with a restaurant set back. The walk back to the hotel is rather steep. All in all the hotel was quiet, clean and the staff were all very friendly, the reception staff were very helpful too and we would stay there again.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Madeline S wrote a review Jun 2022
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The room is large, we had two single beds, mini fridge, wardrobe, balcony with seats, wonderful large bathroom (quiet too). The breakfast had loads of options that were perfect for a picky eater, this included warm and fresh food. The pool was lovely and large although deep so if you cannot swim or a small child do be careful. The sun loungers where comfy with some in the sun and some in the shade all day so options for everyone. Staff where wonderful and accommodating, and there through out the night and day. The beach was about 5 minutes walk away, a spa literally on the main road which was perfect to buy water and ice cream :). The strip was about 30 minute walk and then to the old town was a 30 minute uber ride. I would defiantly go back to this hotel and recommend to people that want to relax as well as go out in the evening.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Kathy T wrote a review May 2022
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Perfect location close to restaurants and a 2 minute walk from the beach, it takes around 15 minutes to get to the medina for boat tours and a more lively atmosphere - we took an Uber which cost €8. The hotel itself was clean, spacious and had everything we needed.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Caroline wrote a review Aug 2021
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Being weary due to covid .I'm really happy we came .Staying for 5 nights, we are in a economy room which is fantastic value , fabulous hotel with calm relaxed atmosphere, staff especially in bar / restaurant are especially helpful. Everything is very clean , cleaned regularly and nothing is too much trouble. The maids come in daily too. Breakfast is good with cooked options also available within our stay cost .Eating and drinks is very good value, plenty of loungers available by the pool too. Nice size kids pool .And another available too.Gorgeous beach is less than 10 minutes walk . We have been exploring both sides and taxis are good value .Definitely recommend. Thanks everyone for a great stay .
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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gareth s wrote a review Sep 2020
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The hotel is lovely and clean. Rooms are large and cleaned daily. Reception staff are very pleasant and very helpful if you need any help. The pools are clean and well looked after. Theres a small supermarket opposite the hotel which is very useful. The only downside is that the hotel is a bit out of the way. 20 minute walk to the strip or a taxi to the old town but overall we really enjoyed our stay at the hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Allison C wrote a review Sep 2020
10 contributions3 helpful votes
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Fabulous.😁 clean, friendly & excellent measures in place for covid 19 not just at the hotel but around the area & at Faro airport. On the covid issue I actually felt safer there than at home or in work in Wales. The food was a touch repetative & not hot but warm or cold but considering the covid measures this is mostly likely why & I didnt starve.The restaruant manager was amazing from what we saw he was there from 8am until 11pm with a smile everytime he was essentially on his own & at times rushed off his feet but had an excellent attitude so big shout out to the man 😁. I look forward to going back in less restrictive times.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Tracey E wrote a review Jan 2020
Albufeira, Portugal14 contributions5 helpful votes
The best place I have lived in Portugal. I have my apartment in Block C opposite the Villas. Love love love it. The hotel has everything you need. The reception staff are always helpful and the bar is well stocked. Breakfast is a must..... plenty to eat at the buffet. Uber from here to the strip is about 5 euros or walk about 20 mins. Very quiet in the winter but summer busy.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Emma C wrote a review Sep 2019
6 contributions3 helpful votes
Excellent holiday, relaxing and peaceful lovely friendly staff especially Paulo nothing was too much for him. Apartment clean and food and drink very good, location good, beach amazing would recommend for relaxing break
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Kmb wrote a review Aug 2019
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Lovely hotel. Not the best location but can easily get taxis into town. Rooms were basic but cleaned every day. Pool areas were clean and tidy. Only down fall is the poor attitude of the bar staff. I found them to be very rude throughout my stay.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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PRICE RANGE
$72 - $148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
PortugalAlgarveFaro DistrictAlbufeira
NUMBER OF ROOMS
32
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Balaia Mar
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Balaia Mar?
Nearby attractions include Praia de Santa Eulalia (0.5 miles), Albufeira's Igreja Matriz (0.7 miles), and Dominos Bar (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Balaia Mar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Balaia Mar?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Balaia Mar?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Balaia Mar?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Balaia Mar?
Conveniently located restaurants include Versatile Restaurante, Frank's, and Hollands Eetcafe Ed & Cis.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Balaia Mar?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Hotel Balaia Mar accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.