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Balaia-Sol Holiday Club
Ranked #63 of 163 Hotels in Albufeira
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“MICK AND AMANDA (for those who remember mick the glass)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

Well what can i say, are first holiday as a couple in 5 years, and sure will not be are last, great hotel, great staff and great location, as all, we did have are reservations, but we were highly delighted, clean rooms, clean pool, good food, need more choices of beer, but overall very nice stay, and we will return, the staff can not do enough for you, a real nice and friendly place, suited us to a T.

Room Tip: go for the apartment on the ground floor over looking the pool, 20 or 21
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

I stayed here with my boyfriend and his family in August for a week. The rooms were perfect, spacious and always cleaned perfectly! It was decorated lovely and the staff were really friendly and would help you with anything. The pool is the perfect size for the amount of people staying there, and it is lovely and quiet of a night so you can get to sleep easily :) The location is okay, it is about a 15/20 minute walk from the main strip but we had a 6 year old with us who never complained! It was a lovely stay, would visit again!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

Just back from here after 3 nights stay. The apartments are lovely and we had a large apartment overlooking the pool. The room was spotless and so was the outside space. The room was a good size with small kitchen and small bathroom. If I had any criticism of the apartments it would be the beds as they are really small singles and not the most comfortable.
The complex is a bit out of the main town but only costs about €5 to get into town or there is a mini bus leaves from the complex but you have to pay for it as well and only goes at set times. There is a beach about 10-15 mins walk from the complex but I would say that it really not the best track to it and would not be suitable for older guests or even parents with kids in prams as it is very uneven and has very steep steps etc..
The apts are really well kept with lovely gardens and it all looks very pretty and has a lovely pool.

Room Tip: The rooms looking over the pool area seem to be the brightest as there are also apts overlooking the...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

This is a gorgeous little hotel. Clean and neat. Staff very friendly and helpful. Very clean rooms. Situated at the top of the hill but only a 10-15 to the strip. Shuttle service available or a taxi is 3-4 euros.
Definitely go back

  • Stayed May 2014
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

A brilliant wee hotel. The rooms were immaculate as was the pool and the area around the pool. The on site cafe did basic grub that was perfectly adequate.
Just outside resort right of the roundabout was a great Italian, IL Vesuvio, 2 minutes walk. Great food. Its a 15 min walk to the strip and the old town was €2.80 by bus for two or €7 in a taxi. The hotel was just far enough from the hustle and bustle but close enough to get to if you wanted. The staff at the hotel were brilliant and helpful. Also next hotel just off roundabout had a well stocked shop for all the essentials. Definitely going back again.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Fife, Scotland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

We stayed here after booking a last minute holiday at the beginning of May. We didn't know what to expect, but on arrival we were very glad we chose here. They are in a quiet location down a road and are set in very peaceful setting.

Apartments are spotlessly clean, spacious with everything you need. The grounds of the apartments were well kept with beautiful blooms and a nice clean pool area as well as bar/snack bar. The only negative I would say is that you hear everything going on. We were in a downstairs apartment, which started off as very quiet but later in our week there were three young women who arrived and stayed directly above us and although they were very nice girls, they were arriving home in the middle of the night and were very noisy before they passed out. Just kids enjoying themselves, I know, but if we had stayed any length of time after they arrived we may have had to say something. Prices at the bar were very reasonable as well, although more expensive than in town.

The location of the apartments is about a 15-20 minute walk to the nearest shops/restaurants. We would not recommend these apartments to people with walking difficulties or any kind of disability. Although there is a shop on site it is very small and limited. The nearest supermarket is on the street one back from the strip (Santa Eulalia). It is well stocked. There is an Intermarche further down this road next to OuraPraia hotel, but you would need to get a taxi back if you have anything heavy. Taxis to this location are about 5-6 euros each way. There is a courtesy bus however, which runs three times a day from the site commencing 11am and a public transport service - bus stop just at the top of the road where the apartments are located.

We found The Strip too busy for our own personal taste. It is full of stag parties and drunken antics and really not for us. The Old Town is beautiful with a lot of character and plenty going on in the way of live music at night and lovely restaurants. Be careful though, some can be very expensive, especially nearing the beach front and Fisherman's Beach.

All in all we had a lovely time and the staff, especially Adelaide, were always smiling and happy to help.

We would definitely return to these apartments and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone thinking of going.

Room Tip: All studios are on the ground floor with a terrace, so families and groups etc are above you. There...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

Great little find. Nice big apartments. Pool & pool bar very good for the size of the complex. Very friendly staff.
5 mins drive/25 min walk to Albufeira centre, but within a short walk you start to reach bars & restaurants on the way.
There is a local beach 15 mins walk away, but will take longer if you have young kids as it's a bit of a diet track. Took us half hour, but we didn't mind as it's a nice little walk. Plus the beach was beautiful when we got there, so well worth it! Not a suitable walk for prams or people with mobility issues... But a taxi wouldn't cost much.
I would recommend this complex. Not just for price! We had a great stay here and would definitely go back!
We left something in the room (which we didn't notice until we got home). The hotel were great and posted it back to us at their own expense!
Only tiny criticism (and it is very petty) is that the shower cubicle was small, and the curtain stuck to me while I was showering. It's a pet hate of mine and I suppose that's why it bothered me so much!

  • Stayed April 2014
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Property: Balaia-Sol Holiday Club
Address: Rua do Alfaiate, Albufeira 8200-315, Portugal
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Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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Ranked #63 of 163 Hotels in Albufeira
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Hotel Class:3 star — Balaia-Sol Holiday Club 3*
Number of rooms: 31
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