Generally amazing hotel and the food was varied, extensive and lovely. The staff were very friendly and the kids club was just what we needed to relax. They took great care of our children and genuinely seemed to enjoy their jobs and the children they were looking after. Lots of sports and activities to chose from. The place was clearly popular as the pool, bar and restaurant was packed most days.
The rooms we had were fine for us. Not luxurious but after all you don't spend a lot of time in your rooms. The rooms were clean and well maintained so over all no complaint.
On the downside, we had one complaint regarding someone trying to get into our children's room late at night and it was not dealt with, or at least no one ever came back to us to explain what had happened. This was concerning and left us uneasy about leaving our children alone at any time.
Plus the male toilets at the restaurant were out of the order the entire time we were there which wasn't great.
Overall a great experience and we had a good holiday. We are huge club med fans and this did not disappoint. There's no comparison with other all-inclusive holidays. They just do it better than all the rest.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Club Med Da Balaia Hotel Albufeira
- Da Balaia Club Med
- Club Med Albufeira
- Albufeira Club Med
- Club Med Da Balaia Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal