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Balaia Golf Village
Ranked #35 of 152 Hotels in Albufeira
Reviewed 7 February 2011

fantastic apartments in beautiful complex. All pool areas very well maintained. The recp staff were very helpful and on the two occassions we ate in the rest on site the service was great, staff were lovely to the children too. Villa was spacious, clean and well equiped. will def be returning this year and bringing extra family members too !!!

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 January 2011

We stayed here in August 2010, my wife and i and three children, 10, 9, and 6 years old. Booked it with easyjet holidays and must admit as it was the first time doing the easyjet holiday package was a bit worried as to how it all would turn out, but have to admit we loved evreything about the holiday. The complex was a great and relaxing place to stay, the appartment was a great size, really clean, had everything you would need, sky tv, itv, bbc, washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge cooker, i could go on and on, basically everything thats in your house, we had a two bedroom appartment, two bathrooms, big lounge, seperate kitchen, large balcony etc. Our appartment were near to the back of the complex which is quite a walk to the reception but nothing thats going to kill you. The pool beside our block of appartments was great, you could go down at any time of the day and get loungers, never really busy or noisey and there were three different depth of pool which suited all our kids as none could swim before they went but ten days later one was swimming without armbands and the other two with, couldnt believe it myself. There was also a football pitch which the boys loved and a volleyball court, poolside bar which served food at lunch, basic enough food but perfectly good enough to keep us and the kids happy, all the food came from the golf club which was just across the way, it was good to eat in at lunch or dinner, did a really good chocolate cake for dessert. The complex offered a free shuttle bus twice a day which was good but if you want to use this make sure to pre book the day before, still might have to wait for up to and hour sometimes, just depending on how many residents want to go in, taxis can take time to get to the complex and you just have to wait outside reception until one comes, but dont let any of that put you off as it didnt put us off and we are about to book again for this year but we are going to stay longer this time as we found it so relaxing. Must add we booked the private transfer from the hotel which was also very good, i think it was about 50euros each way but well worth it. Take advantage of this great place to stay and hopefully you too will enjoy as good a holiday as we did.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 January 2011

So we were diverted to Balaia, after having known Alpinus appartments were for refurbishing... it was a bit disapointing at first, because we had stayed at Alpinus and knew what to expect, depiste the distance to Albufeira.
In Balaia, we were gruntly received by the front desk staff... not a smile or a word of appreciation for having us there.
Then, the appartment we were assigned had a different entrance than the main enterance, we had to exit the complex and enter, like, the back door.... although our room was facing the reception.
We were alocated next to the Health club and jacuzzy.
The appartments are large, plenty of room to move arround. The kitched is well equipped: plenty of plates, cups, glasses, the works, toaster, large oven, micro-wave and grill, dish washer, coffee machine, kettle (too damaged for use) .
Then at the storage room you also have wacher and dryer, which we didnt get to use, as wel as ironing board and iron.
The rooms are ok in space, the beds are 2 singles united - horrile if you want to snuggle, as they drift apprt during nightly motion :) The closets are spacious, The ensuite is ok in size. Comes with hair dryer but our electric plugs were the british ones, so i had to wonder thru the appartment to dry my hair!! The hot water lasts only a few minutes, and considering we were there for new years... it was kinda cold.
For that, the air con is too noisy to have on all night :(
and the worst: we were located too close to the main road. The daily traffic comes in thru the windows early in the morning. :(
the living room is spacoius, fit for 6 ppl (we were 5), flat screen tv, stereo, dvd player. Found a few left books on the shelf. The matters from the pull out couch was pretty thick, unlike other places we're satyed.
The balconies were in both the masterbedroom and the living room. Spacious for getting arround a table :)
no phone in the appartment. if we had needed something from reception or maintenance, would have to actually go there...
The complex is large and there are lots of actividities even during winter time. As the heated exterior pool, tennis, golf.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 November 2010

Stayed here for a weejk in October, booked an appartment on line, and have to say it was excellent, the resort is located on the outskirts of albufeira, but €5-6 euro will get you a taxi into the old town, overall a noce place and would go back again.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 November 2010

Had a great 10 day break at Balaia Golf Village in October, weather was 23 every day.
The resort gardens and grounds are in superb condition and are maintained every day.
Hit a few balls on the driving range but didnt get round the terrific on site Golf Course.
We had a first floor 2 bedroom air conditioned "superior apartment" and it was lovely, clean and very well fitted out, it had 2 x Sat TV's and a Play Station for kids.
6 Swimming pools on the Resort, one indoor, all the outdoor pools we visited were very clean and quiet, no problem finding a sun lounger at Balaia.
Staff at Reception and the Clubhouse were all very friendly, polite and could not do more for us.
Plenty of great restaurants and nightlife in Albufeira, 5 minutes away by Taxi about 7 euros each way, check out Dom Carlos restaurant in the Old Town it is amazing!
Can't wait to get back to Balaia Golf Village next year.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 September 2010

We stayed here in a group of 23, mixed ages from 15 to 78. We had 4 apartments and they were all well furnished and spacious. The grounds are very green, and well cared for. They are watered every night, so bearew the sprinklers as you are walking back to your appartments. We had a one bedroomed 1st floor apartment with three balconies, a fully equipped kitchen and TV with British channels (which we didn;t use!). We didn't hire a car, as we wanted a complete break (my husband drives for a living), most of our group did have cars, but unless you really want to get out and about I don't think's really worth it. The local beach is beautiful and is no more than a 10 minute walk away (15 at most) and we got taxis to Albufeira Old Town for less than 6 euros. The complex is very well laid out, there are 6 out door pools all with snack bars and they are all clean. The restaurant A Varanda offers very fresh fish and meat, all of which was well cooked and presented, average prices about 35 euros for three courses including wine per person. There is an on site supermarket which offers the basics but is a bit pricey. Other supermarkets are less than a mile away but if you need to buy anything heavy then you will need a taxi back, or a shopping trolley! Over all I would recommend this resort for a very relaxing break.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 August 2010

We stayed in Balaia Golf Village Resort, it was a lovely clean place to stay and lovely rooms, but the staff in the whole complex were extremely rude, ignorant, no help whatsoever when asked them anything, they would not even answer you !.

The pool was very small also and not much of a shallow end to the pool, it was mainly a deep pool.

The rooms were very nice but i would NOT stay in this place again due to the fact that the staff were extremely rude and made us feel very uncomfortable throughout our stay.

The staff really need to change their attitudes if they want people to come back to this complex as we will never step foot in it again ! So rude people !

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Balaia Golf Village

Address: | Balaia Golf Village Lote 38, Albufeira 8200-594, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Albufeira
#23 On the Beach Hotel in Albufeira
#27 Luxury Hotel in Albufeira
Price Range: £27 - £148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Balaia Golf Village 4*
Number of rooms: 250
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautifully landscaped gardens with pine, cork and almond trees are the prefect backdrop for your home in the sun, only 500 meters from the beach. Around the grounds you can enjoy 6 swimming pools, a health club with indoor pool, 4 tennis courts, restaurants and snack bars. A 9 hole executive golf course, golf academy (with resident pro), driving range with putting greens, practice bunkers and chipping areas complete the leisure facilities. ... more   less 
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Balaia Golf Village Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal

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