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Club Med Da Balaia

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The place is the best club med I've ever seen. It has an excellent teen club. Friendly staff, nice food and beautiful landscape. The best place for a holiday. The pool is fine, though a bit cold. Public beach at about ten minutes walk

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Wavre, Belgium
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first Club Med in a while and I wasn't disappointed. Despite the lobby looking a bit old the place is wonderful. From the balcony of my room I could see the ocean which is amazing when you wake up. The food was really good. Francesco is doing an incredible job. The whole staff lead by Bruno is really lovely...

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ClubMedUK_official, Guest Relations Manager at Club Med Da Balaia, responded to this review

Hi bhuet2017, We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay at Club Med Da Balaia. Thank you for your kind comments! Yours sincerely,

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In short, my family and I have had a terrific holiday experience at Da Balaia. This is the first holiday we've returned from with the kids where we actually feel that we've had a holiday! We arrived on 25th March 2017 to rain. An auspicious start, but, the weather did improve after a couple of days and the temperature and...

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ClubMedUK_official, Guest Relations Manager at Club Med Da Balaia, responded to this review

Hi Guy, We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay at Club Med Da Balaia. Thank you for your kind comments! Yours sincerely,

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As soon as you hit Faro airport and see the Club Med rep, you start to be on holiday. It's a "Club" where you feel relaxed; the buildings/location may change, but it's like coming "home". You know that the days will be filled with classes, sports or just sitting in the sun. We were in one of the older rooms...

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ClubMedUK_official, Guest Relations Manager at Club Med Da Balaia, responded to this review

Hi AnnH456, We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay at Club Med Da Balaia. Thank you for your kind comments! Yours sincerely,

London
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This Club med resort is only a 25 minute transfer (taxi) from Faro airport, which costs around € 40-50. The location is fine; nice pools, outside areas, bar, etc., and the common areas internally are kept to a good standard too (restaurant and bar). Staff are generally very friendly and efficient and for the most part, speak good English, albeit...

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ClubMedUK_official, Guest Relations Manager at Club Med Da Balaia, responded to this review

Hi JAR1965, Thank you for your constructive feedback regarding our Da Balaia resort. Your review will help us improve our offer in the near future. Yours sincerely,

Essex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I've stayed in this hotel quite a few times in the past.My first stay was very pleasant. Clean rooms, great food and a beautiful location. I've been back a few times and the rooms that were allocated to me each time has not been to my taste. These were single rooms that were quite pricey. A few years ago there...

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ClubMedUK_official, Guest Relations Manager at Club Med Da Balaia, responded to this review

Hi Bawo, Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry to learn you were not entirely satisfied with your stay. Please be assured that your comments will help us improve our offer at Da Balaia resort. We hope to restore your faith in Club Med by welcoming to another resort in the not too distant future. Yours sincerely,

Reviewed 27 February 2017

I was overwhelmed by the amount of children during August but that's the name of the game at this location during summer. The rooms are comfy, wifi signal is strong just make sure you get a room in the renovated section. We ended up in the old part and it wasn't so great.

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ClubMedUK_official, Guest Relations Manager at Club Med Da Balaia, responded to this review

Hi Douglas, Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry to learn you were not entirely satisfied with your stay. Please be assured that your comments will help us improve our offer at Da Balaia resort. Nevertheless we hope to restore your faith in Club Med by welcoming to another resort in the not too distant future. Yours sincerely,

Edenbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Returned recently from a short tennis break at the hotel. First impressions were a little disappointing when we were greeted by an English girl who let us know that we had interrupted her dinner and was not particularly interested in letting us know much about the place . A lot of the staff are French and one or two of...

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Excellent resort and the food in particular was superb. We travelled during half term and found that there were virtually no English families in the resort which was not good for our 5 year old in the Mini Club.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We took a room with a sea view which was very spacious, we didn't mind they where not refurbished as they have been well maintained. The Baby club was absolutely amazing. I have never seen anything like that before. It was the first time for our 4 months old baby and he really enjoyed it (it seems that expensive London...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Babysitting
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
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 

Additional Information about Club Med Da Balaia

Address: Praia Maria Luisa 8200-854 | Albufeira - province de Faro, Albufeira 8200-925, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Price Range: $388 - $1,068 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Club Med Da Balaia 3*
Number of rooms: 372
Also Known As:
Club Med Da Balaia Hotel Albufeira
Da Balaia Club Med
Club Med Albufeira
Albufeira Club Med
Club Med Da Balaia Albufeira, Portugal - Algarve
Hotel Style:
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Albufeira
#11 Family Hotel in Albufeira
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“Room on the seaside are beautiful”
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“you have a choice, you can get a room close to tennis courts, but the other side is more modern.”
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