Balaia Golf Village Resort & Golf

Balaia Golf Village Resort & Golf

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#64 of 149 hotels in Albufeira
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Discover Balaia Golf Village! An oasis of well-being and your holiday home, away from home! Here you will find everything you need for a memorable holiday.

Rooms are equipped with TV, air-conditioning and a fully equipped kitchen. It also has a high-quality Wi-Fi.

In addition to 6 swimming pools and spacious green spaces, you can enjoy the various restaurants and bars scattered throughout the resort.

Whether you need to play sports, you can play a golf game or a dynamic tennis game at our tennis club.

Enjoy and let yourself be led by the unique atmosphere that Balaia offers and good holidays!

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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Pool
Bar / lounge
Golf course
Tennis court
Babysitting
Parking
Paid wifi
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Poolside bar
Billiards
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Airport transportation
Car hire
Spa
Massage
Salon
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Room features
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Flatscreen TV
Seating area
Sofa
Iron
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 1 more

Location

Urbanização Balaia Village, Albufeira 8200-594 Portugal
Name/address in local language
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
Places to stay are graded on a 0-100 scale. The higher the grade, the easier it is for travellers to find restaurants and things to do within walking distance.
Grade: 62 out of 100
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Faro Airport
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Portimão Airport
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4.0 of 5 bubbles1,302 reviews
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Balaia Golf Village Resort & Golf offers a mixed bag of experiences, with accommodations that travelers find either comfortably appointed or lacking in maintenance and air conditioning. While the resort's amenities, including multiple pools and scenic grounds, often garner positive attention, guests suggest that there's room for improvement in the liveliness of the atmosphere and the consistency of service. Opinions on value diverge, as some guests appreciate the affordable options, whereas others are put off by extra charges and the quality of facilities. Despite these points, the resort's cleanliness generally receives commendations.
Atmosphere
Uninspiring
Rooms
Mixed
Value
Mixed
Cleanliness
Mixed
Service
Inconsistent
Amenities
Abundant

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Julia Summers wrote a review Feb 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I visited this beautiful resort with my family on July last year and it was one of the best holidays I have ever went on.
The apartments were very clean and tidy. The beds were super comfortable. My family was never bored because there was six pools, lots of really good entertainment at the pool and there was a beach not long away. It was in a really good location as the supermarket was only between 10-15 min to walk there. There was a bar there that served drinks and snacks, it was cheap and refreshing so you didn’t have to walk back to your apartment to collect a couple of Euros. The main strip/ street of restaurants was only a 15-20 minute walk. And to top it all off on the way back from the strip there is a dessert van so you can enjoy I Nutella filled crepé on your way back to your apartments. I will definitely be back visiting Balaia Golf Village.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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minx24Essex wrote a review Oct 2022
Essex, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived late in the evening and were greeted at reception by the lovely Luisa. She was warm, friendly and informative about where we could find the necessities in the morning.
We were driven to our apartment and helped with our bags.
Upon entering the apartment we were amazed by the size! We had a 2 bedroom superior apartment and it didn’t disappoint. The ‘master bedroom’ had its own full sized bathroom and terrace area. The kitchen was well equipped and there was ample storage space for all our belongings.
The first morning we opened our patio doors and were impressed by the condition and cleanliness of the grounds.
We took a wander to the Spar supermarket on site to grab some essentials. It’s a little over priced but aren’t they always. It had a good selection of products and a costa style cafe next door offering coffees and a selection of toasties and sausage rolls.
There was a pool less than a minutes walk from our apartment and we spent the first couple of days here, being out of season we practically had it to ourselves!
We visited 3 of the other pools during our stay and each was beautifully kept. We often saw maintenance and grounds keepers around during the day attending to the upkeep of the areas.
We ate in the restaurant on site one evening and one morning. Breakfast was the usual buffet choices, the sausages were better than most I’ve had in Portugal previously. For dinner there was a choice between buffet and a la carte. Our children had the buffet as the selection was ample for them and we had A la carte which was very nice.
The location of the resort is great, 10 minutes walk from the beach or a little town with a good selection of restaurants and a short cab ride into main Albufeira.
All in all a fantastic stay and we can’t wait to come back again next year ❤️
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Zoe W wrote a review Oct 2022
4.0 of 5 bubbles
On arrival the receptionist was very friendly & advised our room wouldn’t be ready until 4pm so we had a snack by the pool. Now if you fancy a laugh & not intimidated by the I’ve really had enough of holiday makers, the waiter will take your order, even though he makes you feel as if you shouldn’t be ordering ha ha! The chips are quite nice and the coffee isn’t too bad either. We then took a 15 min walk to the local shops up the hill to the supermarket to stock up on essentials.
Upon entering our apartment, 2 bed superior, we were pleasantly surprised after reading some of the reviews. It seemed we had one of the refurbished ones. We did need to get maintenance to fix the front door because we couldn’t get out with the door lock jammed and the patio lock wouldn’t lock and later we found that one of the bedroom doors also wouldn’t lock but luckily the shutter doors locked from inside. The bedrooms smelt musty and there were a few ants but in general the apartment and facilities with smart tv (Netflix) washer, tumble dryer dishwasher was good. The only thing I would like to have seen provided would’ve been washing up liquid, dish washer tablets and maybe sugar. Things you don’t want to buy big bags of but do need. But on the whole we loved the layout of the apartment, the balcony, our own terrace. Ubers are definitely worth it only €5-7 to the old town and €4 to the strip. Restaurants in the new town are definitely worth looking at before looking at the old town which we found out, The Clay Oven Indian is amazing! But do try Tres Corona in the Old Town, this over looks the sea! This holiday place is a perfect base away from the hustle and bustle but close enough to get a taxi. We will definitely come back but will request where we would to be stay now that we have a map of the complex.
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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claire wrote a review Jul 2023
Galway, Ireland
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a wonderful stay at Balaia Golf Resort. Everything exceeded our expectations. Very reasonably priced for what you get. We stayed in a superior 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartment and we were blown away by how good it was. It was very fresh, clean and had everything we needed. Washer, dryer, iron, parasol, outdoor seating and sun loungers. We had a dishwasher and plenty of kitchen equipment for cooking. The beds were comfortable and the bathrooms were clean with very good showers. One bedroom had a separate balcony and television.
Although the apartment was located towards the back of the resort in number 743 this didn’t bother us. We were a 2 minute walk to one pool and about 5-10 minutes walk to all other pools. We were approx 10 mins from reception but used the shuttle bus if needed to bring us to reception. The apartment itself was fantastic. We had air conditioning in both bedrooms and in the living area. We had a huge private outdoor area, 2 balconies, barbecue facilities and sun loungers all provided.
We are aware that some apartments only have air con in the bedroom but we were pleasantly surprised to have air con in all rooms.
We spent our days at different pools in the resort and we couldn’t fault any of them. Plenty of loungers always available, different depths in each pool and brilliant poolside bars and food. Not all pools has a bar/ food but that didn’t bother us. We particularly loved the Whale pool. Everything was spotlessly clean, our apartment was cleaned twice during our week stay. The location of the resort is fantastic, we used Uber and Bolt to bring us to new town and old town and both of these only cost a couple of euro per trip. Newtown was only a few minutes drive and old town was approx 10mins drive. We had excellent views of the driving range and it was a very quiet and peaceful area of the resort. We didn’t use the golf facilities during our stay. All staff were pleasant and the reception area is bright and welcoming. We will definitely be returning in the future. It’s a great area for all ages.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Apartment 743 at back of the resort was amazing, big and fully air conditioned. If you want close...
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Journey54748654744 wrote a review Aug 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We are absolutely delighted with our experience at this stunning resort! From the moment we arrived, the staff welcomed us with genuine warmth, making us feel right at home. Their knowledge about the resort and the surrounding area was impressive, and they were always eager to assist, ensuring we had everything we needed for a perfect holiday.

The gardeners are amazing! The meticulously manicured lawns, swaying palm trees, and colorful flower beds created a picturesque backdrop that was straight out of a postcard. Every detail was carefully tended to, leaving nothing out of place, and offering an idyllic ambiance that was both relaxing and awe-inspiring.

One of the standout features was the fantastic family feel that permeated the entire property. Meeting friendly fellow guests and their smiles around every corner added an extra layer of joy to our holiday. The pools were a delight, offering a refreshing escape from the sun and providing endless fun for the kids.

Dining at the two on-site restaurants was a treat and, although we didn't get a chance to try out the golf facilities, we couldn't help but hear praises from other guests who had a blast on the course.

As for our accommodation, it was a true home away from home. The lovely apartment, boasting two bedrooms and two bathrooms, was thoughtfully designed and provided all the comforts we could wish for. The housekeeping service was top-notch, ensuring the space remained immaculate throughout our holiday.

Beyond all these wonderful experiences, we were particularly impressed by the exceptional value for money. The resort exceeded our expectations in every aspect, and we can confidently say that it offers an unmatched holiday experience for the price. Without a doubt, we'll be looking forward to returning to this resort for future holidays.
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: The pools aren't too busy but people do get up early to put towels on sunloungers, so set your...
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Gene S wrote a review Dec 2022
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed between the 21st and 28th December. Firstly The staff were all great and the housekeepers were brilliant, lovely clean room and fresh towels every 2 days and a spotless apartment. All positive but being there at that time of year there are the little things they don’t do as much as they would do say in the summer such as, they don’t run the heated outdoor pool, clean the main outdoor pools regularly, once in 7 days. The most disappointing thing was the so called health centre, the indoor pool was dirty and smelly but after a few complaints it was cleaned 3 days later and the gym laughable if I’m honest, the 2 treadmills were broken so not working and the others were old and rusty which considering you have to pay 60 euros a week for 2 people was terrible. I was told that the treadmills will be working by the next day but still not fixed after 5 days. Again it was not maned because of the time of year. You must wear a swimming cap which the hotel supply at a cost of two euros fifty. If the health centre was better I would give 5 stars but unfortunately it was a big let down. The food was excellent throughout our stay on a half board basis, plenty to choose from and the restaurant staff again were great.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: See what facilities are open at the time of year you go.
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CallMeShan wrote a review Jun 2022
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Staff: everyone we had spoken too was very friendly. My friend and I went for her birthday and another friends’ wedding. The hotel staff had kindly organised some drink and chocolates (at an additional cost) for us in the room. As we were celebrating a birthday they also put some balloons up on the ceiling which my friend appreciated.

The room: we stayed in apartment 316. Very clean and spacious. Modern bathroom. Two balconies looking onto the kids pool. The only problem we had was most days coming into the room it would smell of sewage.

The grounds: very well kept and clean. Multiple pools to choose from which was great. Would be amazing if one of them was a ‘quiet’ or adults only pool

Food: Went to the main restaurant late in the day of arrival and I had asked for a Cesar salad (which was on the menu) with some grilled chicken mixed with it . I’m not sure if it was a language barrier with the waitress but what turned up was a standard house salad (cucumber, lettuce, tomato) with a piece of bland grilled chicken on a separate plate which I ended up paying £15 for!! We went for a buffet breakfast which had a good selection of hot and cold foods. We also had food from the pool bar which was tasty.

Location: Short uber journey to the strip and the old town and a short walk to a lovely beach. A bit of a walk to get to the nearest restaurant but I would recommend getting an Uber to the old town which has plenty of choice.

Overall I would recommend this hotel and I would stay again :)
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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paul_mckenzie wrote a review Oct 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just at the end of our first week staying at Balais golf village. communal areas, pools , tennis courts and the 9 hole golf course all immaculate could not fault any of them.
Room although in need of minor update still a nice place to stay in. Only down side is we have a wonderful balcony overlooking the tennis courts and one of the six great pool areas that does not get any sun all day spoiling what is a much needed two week holiday.
Will definitely be booking to come back again early in the new year but this time requesting balcony that does get the sun.
Also food at the Varanda and golf club both have good menus and reasonably priced.
Enjoying our break in a lovely place thank you.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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J2022 wrote a review Oct 2022
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We really enjoyed our stay arrived in the 19th October for week the apartment was kept and everything you needed we had , cooking wise , dishwasher , washing machine tumble dryer !
We had a 2 bedroom superior with garden and pop view.
The staff were friendly a reception
Cleaners didn’t come in I think all wee but we clean and tidy anyway so didn’t need it but would have been nice to have been given fresh towels and toilet roll without having to ask .
The gardens were very well kept beautiful !
Pool were quite cold although didn’t seem to bother my kids even in the rain !!
The I door pool and spa quite small I though the lady was rude and for some reason you had to where swim hats even my 2 year old didn’t go down well !

We didn’t go in the restaurant as we preferred to cook our own . We went to aldi when arrive cost 4 euro in a taxi
Walk to the new town about 15 minutes beach about 10 minutes .
Old town we got a taxi 8 euros for 7 of us which I thought was cheap !
We went Into viloramoura 20 minutes in a taxi and was well worth the visit was beautiful !!

All in all I can’t actually wait to rebook for next year ! One of my favourite places in Europe !
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Kirsty M wrote a review Mar 2022
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The resort is in a good location, and staff at the reception are friendly and welcoming. The apartment itself was full of ants and bugs, and needed a lot of updating. The mattresses were rock hard, and the rooms were freezing without the a/c on.

You have to pay to use the indoor swimming pool, which costs €8 per person, and then due to covid you are made to buy a swimming cap at €2.50. The caps were extremely tight and caused a headache. The pool was freezing, and the jacuzzi was not much warmer, as it is connected to the pool. The lady at the reception area of the swimming pool was extremely rude and not at all friendly.

The transfer from the hotel cost €80 there and back, but you are able to get an Uber for around €25 per trip.

Although the hotel was not expensive, I would not choose to stay here again.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Answer from BalaiaGolfVillage
Albufeira, Portugal10 contributions
Hi, you can use the restaurants and bars, but unfortunately not the pools. thank you
Answer from tootruthful
Belfast, United Kingdom133 contributions19 helpful votes
There’s an indoor pool Unsure about entertainment
Answer from taylorbrock
cocoa fl180 contributions154 helpful votes
Pizzeria Aroma di Mare :They make pizza but also have all you can eat fish that is good and varies depending on the day. We thought they were quite good and a reasonable cost.
Andrew M asked a question May 2023
1 contribution
How much from Faro Airport to the resort in a taxi?
Answer from Arwel B
Clane, Ireland429 contributions249 helpful votes
Suggest you contact Faro Easy Transfers (Richard) €38 one way or try Uber from Airport (this will be cheaper than booking ordinary taxi but you will need to register 1st with card).
Louise C asked a question Jan 2023
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom12 contributions
Hi, is there a large supermarket within walking distance or would we need a car? Thanks.
Answer from JOE
Dublin, Ireland543 contributions197 helpful votes
Nearest large supermarket is about 1.5 kms away. There is a small supermarket and bakery on site which sells most items. There is a bus service and it goes by one of the supermarkets but you would have to check times of buses.
BackPacker429436 wrote a tip Jul 14
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you have any questions the staff are well informed and happy to help."
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Caroline H wrote a tip Jul 5
2 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pool never got crowded in June "
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Kingdomofkerry wrote a tip Jun 2024
County Kerry, Ireland31 contributions12 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Sprinklers come on at night so if your back late be prepared to get sprayed."
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dorton wrote a tip Jun 2024
London, United Kingdom26 contributions26 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do not book here. "
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Lisa M wrote a tip Jun 2024
1 contribution1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Wear ear muffs for the noise levels & swimming shoes in case you cut your feet getting in & out of the pools. Not disability friendly."
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PRICE RANGE
C$77 - C$291 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
PortugalAlgarveFaro DistrictAlbufeira
NUMBER OF ROOMS
250
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Frequently Asked Questions about Balaia Golf Village Resort & Golf
Which popular attractions are close to Balaia Golf Village Resort & Golf?
Nearby attractions include Praia de Santa Eulalia (0.8 km), Praia Maria Luísa (0.7 km), and Lisa's Cocktail bar (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Balaia Golf Village Resort & Golf?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Balaia Golf Village Resort & Golf?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Balaia Golf Village Resort & Golf?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Balaia Golf Village Resort & Golf?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Balaia Golf Village Resort & Golf?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hollands Eetcafe Ed & Cis, La Brezza, and Restaurante Cantinho Do Mar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Balaia Golf Village Resort & Golf?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Balaia Golf Village Resort & Golf have airport transportation?
Yes, Balaia Golf Village Resort & Golf offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Balaia Golf Village Resort & Golf?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Balaia Golf Village Resort & Golf?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Portuguese.
Is Balaia Golf Village Resort & Golf accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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