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Reviews of Balaia Sol Holiday Club 3 stars

Rua do Alfaiate, 8200-315 Albufeira, Portugal

#251 of 419 Holiday rentals in Albufeira

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Review score

Based on 132 hotel reviews

7.6

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    8.1

  • Comfort

    7.5

  • Location

    7.3

  • Facilities

    7.3

  • Staff

    7.9

  • Value for money

    7.6

  • Free WiFi

    6

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  • Reviewed: 17 June 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • People with friends
    • Studio
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Would say that its more suitable for familes with children as there was lots of them which I didn't mind but if youre on girls or lads holday with lots of going out- thats not the best place to stay.

    The whole place in general is a very good value for money, very relaxing pool area with the bar, room and bathroom clean with a cute balcony with the view on the whole city.

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 23 May 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • One-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Didn't like having to pay for the receptionist to phone a taxi. Even if it was only €1.

    The kitchen had everything you needed to cook dinner and the pool area was nice and relaxing.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 17 October 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Studio
    • Stayed 7 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Ana and nunu other staff so friendly couldn't do enough for you food everything very nice just love it there peaceful and relaxing thank you to all the staff

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 16 October 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Studio
    • Stayed 7 nights

    the 150 euro deposit could be charged to debit card as this is a large amount to have taken from holiday spending

    clean and well maintained,Quiet and restful location only 15 minutes walk from strip

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 7 October 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • One-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 9 nights

    The management were a bit strict about the towels, my daughter arrived separate from us a couple of days later at mid day and fancied a swim before unpacking. She took a towel from the bathroom to dry herself at the poolside and was quite embarrassed by having the towel taken away by a staff member. I would of paid for the towel if it was damaged rather than let this happen.

    The Balaia Sol was a very nice surprise. The apartment was much bigger than we had imagined, four adults were very comfortable. Also it is very peaceful at night with a 10pm noise curfew.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 5 October 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • One-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 7 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The noise- the apartments are tiled and it sounded like people were constantly moving furniture! And the balcony doors are noisy when closing. Not a great place for a light sleeper like me. Also- the prices in the snack bar were a rip off- 9 euro for a cheeseburger and chips- and 6 euro for a chip butty! They also have a small mini market and we were charged 5 euro for 2 bottles of water! It's such a pity- as if they reviewed the prices it would be much better - you feel like you are being taken advantage of because nothing else around.

    The place was really clean, spotless and very pretty with the gardens and the pool. The rooms were also very large and comfy. We had a 1 bed apartment. Lots of towels and cleaners do a great job. There are also 2 English movie channels which is good. The staff were nice also- Tony the night receptionist was very helpful.

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 28 September 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Studio
    • Stayed 4 nights

    Cons: - minuscule shower (it is really small, and I am a tiny 52kg lady) - €150 deposit required (whatever for and what self-respecting hotel does that anyway?) - cafe/bar only opens at 10 a.m.

    Pros: + gardens + pool area + location + peaceful and quiet, perfect for relaxing or for those who travel alone + pretty much adults only (I haven't seen any children while I was there)

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 25 September 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Studio
    • Stayed 4 nights

    They charged 1Euro to call for a taxi

    Quiet location. Very relaxing and peaceful. The strip was a 10 minute walk away so still close enough to enjoy the nightlife.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 8 September 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • One-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 9 nights

    Reception staff not helpful or friendly apart from the man who checked us out in the middle of the night and was lovely to us

    swimming pool/change of sheets and towel

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 3 August 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • One-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Maybe there could have been a little washing up liquid but this was not a major item.

    Quiet neighborhood and easy transport links. Provisions available onsite were excellent. The peace and quiet was the best feature of the stay at in Balaia Sol. Good food and drink in varying varieties could be found all along the coast.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 18 July 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • One-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 7 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The apartment could've ideally been swept through daily or a dustpan and brush to use yourself. The shower fitment on wall needs to be better as the shower hose would bounce out and hit you. Not good if you had small children using it.

    The whole complex was so pretty and kept very clean. The size of the one bedroom apartment was excellent. Plenty of towels and bed linen changed frequently.Very quiet,no loud noise of a nighttime.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 11 July 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Superior One-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Would do with washing liquid and scrubbers and pepper and salt. That would assist in the kitchen, as the mini-market near by is expensive.

    Quite, clean, friendly, staff had good communication. Very good place for the price. The beach is 25-30 min walk.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 15 June 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • One-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 9 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Distance from town but that too was a blessing as it was a delight to get away from the noise and business of the centre to the peace and quiet of hotel

    Beautiful, charming small hotel . Staff were extremely helpful and courteous at all times . Great location for a quiet relaxed holiday. Would require a taxi to and from town but that was no problem . The cost was about €5 per trip which is very good shared between 4 . The hotel also run mini bus 3 times daily to old town €2.50 each way per person. Hotel was at all times spotlessly clean and bed linen, towels changed regularly! Would highly recommend and will return!!

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 25 April 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • One-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 5 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The shower was very small. There was no wifi in the rooms but it was available in the pool and bar area.

    The property was very pretty and decorated with Portuguese style. It was quiet and peaceful. It was close enough to walk to bars and restaurants but not much in the immediate area. Large clean rooms with basic kitchen equipment.

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 13 November 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Studio
    • Stayed 10 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Wish there was WiFi in all areas but not a big issue was very good in the places it was

    Couldn't fault one thing second time staying here and hopefully there will be a third Anna nunu and joao couldn't do enough for you so nice thank them all for there hospitality felt like home from home

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 3 October 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • One-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 4 nights

    You need to get a Taxi back every night as it a very lonely walk back.

    Our apartment was what you dream about when you think of Portugal, a typical Portuguese building surrounded by the most beautiful flowers. The advantage of a small complex - Service with a smile, although I must say I think the Portuguese people are all pleasant.

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 21 August 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Studio
    • Stayed 14 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Shower room could have been a bit bigger felt a bit clostrafobic.

    Comfy beds,very friendly staff and service,great atmosphere amongst all holiday makers,.

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 13 August 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Studio
    • Stayed 8 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    7.50 euro for 3 small cans of Fanta at the pool bar! Taxis took nearly one hour every night to come in month of August and sometimes even refused to go as far as this hotel even though just a 15/20 min walk to strip

    Very clean lovely pool area and quiet

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 13 August 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Studio
    • Stayed 8 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Food and drink were very overpriced and you were never guaranteed that a taxi would turn up when phoned for its hit and niss which isn't nice when you're dressed and ready to go out for dinner and you're standing outside the complex with your family in the heat for as long as it takes you to reslise that there aren't any taxis coming (this happens regularly)

    You could always get a sun lounger at almost any time of the day.

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 31 July 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • One-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The swimming pool closes at 8.30. It would have been good if it was open 24/7. The double bed was really stiff wish it would have been a bit more soft and comfortable.

    Staff were very friendly. Rooms were nice nd clean.

    Stayed in July 2016

  • Reviewed: 5 October 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • One-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 7 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Furnishings, and later bus to old town

    Beautiful beautiful. Oasis, stunning

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 6 September 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Superior One-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 10 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Ling walk to town and long taxi wait

    Clean facillities and helpful staf

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 28 August 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • One-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 2 nights

    The hotel charges 10,00€\night extra to use the A\c. Ridiculous!!!!

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 14 August 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Superior One-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 11 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Good location easy to access other parts through taxis. Good pool friendly staff excellent room.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 4 July 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Studio
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Unfair deposit for nothing.

    The gardens and th style.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 15 October 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Studio
    • Stayed 8 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Staff fantastic

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 27 August 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Studio
    • Stayed 9 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Need more for kids

    I loved these appartments family oriented friendly staff

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 26 July 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Studio
    • Stayed 5 nights

    nice and clean room, but décoration could be improved.

    very calm and clean hotel with parking space. awesome staff. rooms with view on the garden.

    Stayed in July 2016

  • Reviewed: 2 July 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Studio
    • Stayed 9 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Slightly further out than expected. But didn't spoil our stay.

    Comfy beds, very clean

    Stayed in June 2016

  • The following reviews were written more than 24 months ago. They no longer impact the property's overall review score – but may still be helpful when choosing the perfect place to stay.

  • Reviewed: 27 September 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Small on site shop expensive. Hotel Charges €1 every time you want a taxi which will be required for most evenings if you wish to eat out. Studio room has no double bed and very basic,next time would book apartment.

    Quiet location, no noise heard in the evening and early mornings. Perfect to relax. Clean complex and rooms

  • Reviewed: 7 May 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Only one small issue, no iron to borrow.

    Staff were all lovely and very helpful.

  • Reviewed: 15 October 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    It was relaxing and friendly not very far from strip if you wanted nice walk

  • Reviewed: 2 October 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Too far out of town No iron or hairdryer??? pool bar very expensive (did not buy anthing there)

    Quaint & Quiet location

  • Reviewed: 20 September 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Only wifi in the bar, no iron or air dryer available at the hotel

    Its a great hotel. Nice and quiet.

  • Reviewed: 10 August 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    It was necessary to ask for the complaint book in order not to pay a tax of 10€/day for the air conditioning.

  • Reviewed: 23 July 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    No air conditioning, small shower room

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