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“Stunning location”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Balaia Mar Hotel

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Balaia Mar Hotel
Ranked #29 of 163 Hotels in Albufeira
Certificate of Excellence
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Stunning location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

Love this hotel! Yes the rooms are a little dated but who care's when your in the most amazing location, and do you really go on holiday to sit in your room!? If you want night life don't go you will be disappointed, if you want complete relaxation it's a no brainer!!!

  • Stayed May 2014
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Derry, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

Just returned home from a marvelous stay in Balaia mar hotel my wife and I had the most wonderful holiday we were booked bed and breakfast which was excellent and had plenty to choose from our room was outstanding towels replaced every day room kept spotless staff could'nt have been more helpful nothing too much trouble relax in the sports bar or the main hotel bar with with a relaxing drink after a good days shopping and sight seeing just a five minute taxi from town where again we were spoiled for choice with restaurants and bars all in all would thoroughly recommend it had a great stay and will definitely return next year

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014

I stayed at this hotel for a week with my partner and we had an amazing time. After a disappointing start with Monarch (flight delayed by three hours and not even offered a complimentary drink) we arrived at the hotel at 23.00 only to find that Monarch had not passed on our booking to the hotel so they were not expecting us. The lovely reception lady assured us this wouldn’t be a problem and got us checked in immediately and sorted out the issue with Monarch herself over the next few days. When we mentioned that we had not had dinner due to the delay she arranged for the kitchen (that had closed an hour earlier) to make us sandwiches, and within five minutes we had food parcels with sandwiches, fruit and juice. This excellent service continued for the rest of the week, all staff members were friendly and lovely and no requests were too much trouble for them. When we found out a football match we wanted to watch kicked off at 19.45 but the sports bar didn’t open until 20.00 they offered to put the tv on for us before opening – we didn’t even have to ask. They were almost apologetic about not being able to offer drinks until 20.00. The hotel wasn’t very busy as it is the start of the holiday season but I can imagine that this excellent service is consistent throughout the season as it is obvious that this hotel really care about their guests.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

This was our 4th time at the Balaia Mar - although the first time on all inclusive and in a studio apartment. We were very pleased with our choice.
The only thing we would recommend is more English TV channels - and free WiFi.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014

We were offered this apart-hotel as a last resort, only a few days before we were due to fly, when our travel agent finally decided to tell us that one of four groups in our party did not have a room booked at our original hotel - despite having booked some months before. We had accepted this alternative after having read the reviews on tripadvisor and we are happy to endorse the previous review comments!

Although our apartment rooms were not all together they were at least clean, spacious and in the same vicinity! The staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful throughout our stay - for example hairdriers were available at Reception for a refundable €10 deposit. We were on all-inclusive and they coped well with a number of children asking for strange and wonderful food and drink items throughout the day. The food was very good and varied (including two types of fresh fish most nights) despite the hotel not being full. There was also good range of salads and sweets - I apologise to all for eating most of the coffee cake! The pool, and hotel facilities were clean and tidy, the sports bar kept the children entertained for the week and we ended up having a nice quiet and relaxed holiday. There was entertainment provided on one night only but it was low season. Truly an unexpected gem!

Room Tip: Hotel rooms opening onto the pool area are good (pool closed from 8pm - 8am). Apartment blocks A &a...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Derby, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014

Stayed 5 nights can't fault the place would return. Nice food, clean, nice rooms, €5 to strip or 15 min walk. Nice beach near by.would go back and recommend as hotel away from strip night life but close enough to walk

  • Stayed May 2014
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Armagh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

This was an excellent hotel
very good value for money
location was a little far out from the strip etc, however if you don't mind a 20 minute walk then it is perfect.
we actually enjoyed walking in and home again after our dinner
we did not go all inclusive so can not comment on the food, but it did look lovely and other people staying at the hotel said it was great
we will definitely be visiting this hotel again as we were really impressed
staff very friendly and hotel very clean
more than happy with this hotel

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Balaia Mar Hotel
Address: Beco Maria Luisa, Albufeira 8200-635, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Albufeira
#20 On the Beach Hotel in Albufeira
#23 Romantic Hotel in Albufeira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Balaia Mar Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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