Hotel Balaia Sol Holiday Club

Rua do AlfaiateAlbufeira8200-315Portugal
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About Hotel Balaia Sol Holiday Club

Situated in Albufeira at the northern entrance of Quinta da Balaia, Balaia Sol is a 3-star property that features an outdoor pool, beautiful gardens and a location close to the town centre and several beaches.

Apartments feature satellite television, a safe, traditional Algarve furnishings and full kitchenette with stovetop and microwave.  Each apartment also has a private balcony or terrace.

Services and amenities offered at the hotel include billiards, bicycle rental, games room, free private parking, shuttle service, luggage storage and a children's swimming pool.

The on-site snack bar overlooks the pool and serves a variety of beverages and light snacks.  A supermarket is just around the corner for guests who would like to prepare their own meals and there are a number of restaurants and cafes in the area.

Balaia Sol is located close to several beaches including Santa Eulalia Beach, Oura Beach and Maria Luisa Beach.  Albufeira Bullring, a water park and a golf course are located nearby.

Contact

Rua do Alfaiate, Albufeira, 8200-315, Portugal
Telephone: +351(289)587480 | Fax: +351(289)587478 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Computer with internet
  • Concierge
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Pool bar
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / Patio
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television

Accessibility

  • Accessible parking

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 16:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Professionally-run by Excellent Staff

Nothing is too much for the staff at Balaia Sol. They are always professional but at the same time, friendly and easy-going. Guests reported that everything is always running smoothly and when there are issues, they are taken care of immediately. Also reported was quick check-in service even if you arrive early and staff who are excellent with children.

Clean and Comfortable Rooms

The rooms are cleaned everyday with staff replacing towels and other amenities as needed and the beds are very comfortable. Guests also reported that rooms are equipped with everything needed to make a stay as comfortable as possible.

Quiet, Beautiful Area with Well-kept Grounds

The area around the hotel is quiet despite its central location that allows guests to easily access a beach, the town centre and many of the area's other attractions. The hotel grounds are well-kept and the pool area is spotless.

Negative Reviews

Uncomfortable and Unkempt Guest Rooms

Guests reported that the beds in the guest rooms at Balaia Sol are uncomfortable, the balconies are only big enough to fit one person and there's a lot of noise around the hotel. Also reported were small bathrooms with even smaller showers, a lack of clean towels, malfunctioning air conditioning and faulty shower heads.

Some Staff Members are Unhelpful and Rude

Front desk staff are unfriendly when checking in guests. They don't smile or provide a warm greeting but simply ask what's needed and send guests off. Also reported was guests being sent to rooms smaller than what they booked, staff not dealing with issues in rooms and guests being charged to use the front desk phone to call cabs.

Far Away from Everything and not a lot to do

Guests reported that the hotel is a far walk from the centre of town and other attractions and that they didn't really feel safe walking around at night.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 577 reviews across the web
7.8 /10
  • Expedia
    8.0 /10
  • Hotels.com
    7.7 /10
  • Zoover
    7.0 /10
  • Catch it
    6.5 /10
  • Other Sources
    7.6 /10
7.8 out of 10 based on 577 reviews