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Balaia Mar Hotel

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Reviewed 10 August 2013

Just returned from lovely stay in this hotel.Stayed on a half board basis as we like to go out and explore during the day.Food very fresh.Plenty of choice such as fish,steak,chops from grill area and pasta veg and salads from buffet.Also wok of paella or similar dish each night.I think the chefs are Russian and they are excellent as well... More 

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Gwynedd, N Wales
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

A first class hotel with very friendly and hard working staff, from reception through to the maids. Food was of outstanding value and choice, and available all day more or less. The only two things that we found a bit off putting was, no entertainment and you had to travel by bus or taxi to get to a town or... More 

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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2013

We booked on basis of Trip advisor reviews. Confirmed previous opinions of friendly service, good location and value for money. It suited us perfectly and plan to go again in October. Found bus service very good (stop outside hotel) and we walked (15 minutes or two bus stops) to Olhos d'Agua beach as well as using the Praia Maria Luisa... More 

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lurgan co armagh northern ireland
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Reviewed 20 July 2013

Just back from the Blaia mar after a great week allinclusive there was not a wide choice of food but anything that was there was off a high standard and was cooked fresh The staff was wonderfull and you could always get a sun bed what ever time you went to the pool.The beach was close by if you wanted... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 July 2013

Just got back from the balaia, the 3 of us aged between 16-47 found it fantastic!! We booked all inclusive and we were not dissapointed great fresh breakfast everyday cereals, fresh fruit,yougarts and cooked breakfast too all cooked in front of the the kitchen was immaculate trust me i am a restaurant manager and ive seen some kitchens!! The lunch... More 

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Milton Keynes
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3 reviews
Reviewed 17 July 2013

We had a lovely break at the Balaia Mar Hotel. We chose not to go for the all inclusive option, preferring not to be tied down to specific eating times. Drinks were quite expensive if you were not all inclusive, but I suspect this is the case in any of the hotels around the area. Being that we could walk... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

We have just returned from a weeks holiday at the Balaia Mar Apartments, which we booked around 6 weeks ago. We booked 2 all inclusive studios and when we arrived had been upgraded to a 2 bedroom apartment (both of our rooms) which were very spacious and very well equipped. They were cleaned and towels changed every day. The location... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

Accommodation basic however very clean and spacious . Food and drink excellent and plenty of it. Pool lovely and clean and always lots of sunbeds with shaded areas when required.Reception extremely helpful and always willing to go the extra mile to assist us. Would definitely return with or without kids. Very quiet at night no entertainment.

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Reviewed 12 July 2013

Had a wonderful time at the balaia mar apartments, it was well worth the money. Staff were very attentive and happy to help, food was all very nice but a little repetitive and the room was very well equipped if you prefer self catering. Location was good for me as not great at traveling and wanted a more relaxing holiday... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 July 2013

Me and my partner stayed here end of June to the start of July. We arrived about half 1 in the afternoon. Reception were very friendly, we were given information about the hotel and what there was to do in the local area. We were also informed about the free transportation to the strip and the old town at night... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • 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
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Balaia Mar Hotel

Address: Beco Maria Luisa, Albufeira 8200-635, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Price Range: €35 - €121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Balaia Mar Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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Balaia Mar Hotel Albufeira, Portugal - Algarve
Hotel Style:
#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, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a balcony if staying in hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles chomps2016, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in the hotel are recommended, compared to the apartments which look very old/dated.”
 of 5 bubbles OwenR905, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms facing pool and reception were probabl better as there would be no traffic noise.”
 of 5 bubbles 347davet, 30 Sep 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, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
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