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Club Med Da Balaia

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Edenbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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3Thank ian a
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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1Thank 59bma
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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1Thank Newalp
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 October 2016

As always Club Med provided an excellent holiday - great food, friendly atmosphere and the choice to do as many or as few activities as you wanted. I went with my 2 adult daughters and their partners and all five of us had a great time. However, we were very disappointed in the tennis. The Head Tennis GO was too...

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1Thank evelynb480
Woldingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We went predominantly to play tennis and whilst we had a great time, the condition of the 7 courts was terrible We would return for another tennis break if the courts were repaired and it would help if the floodlights worked as it restricts the times that tennis can be played out of the heat of the day Staff could...

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2Thank markrussell1962
Chislehurst, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This was the first time we went to a Club Med without our family, who we used to take when they were young children, many years ago. So it was a pleasant surprise to see that nothing really has changed over the years. The same formula of excellent food and an assortment of sports and entertainment on offer for you...

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2Thank lizrog2015
Rumst, Belgium
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Room needs to be in "Lisboa aisle". These rooms are renovated. The other rooms are old. Avoid room FC015 because there is a lot of airco noise from coming from next door. Food in the restaurants is excellent. The pool at the ZEN area and the ZEN area are marvellous.

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2Thank Bernard0808
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Not the best club med we have visited, but worth visiting for the golf coaching. Held off site, but only 5 minutes on a shuttle, the facilities are perfect for improving your golf at any level. The team of coaches will assess your ability quickly, and over the first three days you can make excellent progress with your game. We...

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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Well established resort mixed nationalities however more French than others. Staff and guests very friendly . Club Rooms compact but perfect, good showers. Good selection on the buffet with freestyle dining. Great cheese selection. House wines good. Great Mojito disappointingly no Cava or Prosecco . Good choice of activities (golf, tennis and trapeze to name a fee)with professional staff. Beach...

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Thank Alison W
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 October 2016

A week of fine food and excellent facilities. Our fourth or fifth visit to a Club Med. But our first here. Nothing disappoints. You don't have to speak French , the staff are multilingual! We were in Belem which is an older part of the complex. Near the tennis courts and offering a sea view. The sea view on the...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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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
  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Babysitting
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • 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: $358 - $602 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Club Med Da Balaia 4*
Number of rooms: 372
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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
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#5 Top resorts Hotel in Albufeira
#11 Family Hotel in Albufeira
#28 Luxury Hotel in Albufeira
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“you have a choice, you can get a room close to tennis courts, but the other side is more modern.”
 of 5 bubbles lizrog2015, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a newly refurbished room on booking”
 of 5 bubbles R5575ARalir, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Top floor for a sea view”
 of 5 bubbles trevorr600, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms facing the garden are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles laraw502, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for what you want i.e. quiet, refurbished, etc”
 of 5 bubbles MBWZ, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
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