we were a family in this Club med for 2 weeks in July2014 and we had a great time there. First, if you don't speak french you'll feel excluded. Also, even in July, the ocean is around 16 degrees and it can be quite windy so we were surprised to be often cold around the pool or in the semi open restaurant. Otherwise it's many good points, very good food, clean gardens, good tennis courts and nice swiming pool, nice bar-cafe and friendly staff.
We felt the rooms could be refreshed, 4 clubMed stars (tridents) don't match normal hotel stars. We did see few mice and cockroaches and some of us had to switch room because of a mouse but the reception was understanding and made no fuss about it.
- 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