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Hotel Balaia Mar

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2 outdoor pools
Beach nearby
2 outdoor pools
2 outdoor pools
2 outdoor pools

Overview of Hotel Balaia Mar

Hotel Balaia Mar

3.0 star property
Family-friendly hotel in Albufeira e Olhos de Água with 2 outdoor pools and restaurant

8.4/10 Very good

60 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
Rua da Praia Maria Luisa, Albufeira, 8200-925

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Albufeira e Olhos de Água
  • Falesia Beach - 9 min drive
  • Albufeira Old Town Square - 16 min drive
  • Vilamoura Marina - 25 min drive

Getting around

  • Portimao (PRM) - 32 min drive
  • Faro (FAO-Faro Intl.) - 37 min drive
  • Albufeira - Ferreiras Station - 12 min drive
  • Tunes Station - 22 min drive
  • Loule Station - 23 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Adega do Zé - 7 min walk
  • Cantinho do Mar - 8 min walk
  • Palace Indian Tandoori - 9 min walk
  • RM Restaurante - 13 min walk
  • Caffe Creme - 15 min walk

About this property

Hotel Balaia Mar

Hotel Balaia Mar offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 45 per vehicle one-way. After a dip in one of 2 outdoor pools, guests can grab a bite to eat at Restaurante da Piscina, which serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other features include a poolside bar, a seasonal outdoor pool and a children's pool. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff.


English, French, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Portugal)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 32 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 4 PM until midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (2 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • Babysitting*


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms (speed: 250+ Mbps (good for 3–5 people or up to 10 devices))


  • Free uncovered on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)
  • Children's pool
  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • Pool table
  • Beach nearby
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • On-site car hire
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • 2 outdoor pools


  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Lift
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk


  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable/satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Minibar
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Complimentary wireless Internet access (speed of 250+ Mbps (good for 3–5 people or up to 10 devices))
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Restaurante da Piscina – This poolside restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.
Sports Bar – On-site sports bar.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately EUR 7.50 per person
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 45 per vehicle (one-way. Maximum occupancy 4)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between 27 November and 01 April.

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • The seasonal pool is open from May to September

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Portugal) guidelines.


<p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.</p> <p>This property accepts major credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p> <p>State tax ID – 500983658</p>

Also known as

Hotel Balaia Mar Albufeira
Hotel Balaia Mar
Balaia Mar Albufeira
Balaia Mar
Balaia Mar Hotel Albufeira, Portugal - Algarve
Hotel Balaia Mar Hotel
Hotel Balaia Mar Albufeira
Hotel Balaia Mar Hotel Albufeira

Frequently asked questions

Is Hotel Balaia Mar currently open?
The property is closed between 27 November and 01 April.
Does Hotel Balaia Mar offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Balaia Mar does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel Balaia Mar?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Hotel Balaia Mar?
Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools and a children's pool. Guests have pool access from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Balaia Mar?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel Balaia Mar?
Yes, there's free self parking. Electric car charging is available.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Hotel Balaia Mar?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 45 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Balaia Mar?
You can check in from 4 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
Is there an on-site casino at Hotel Balaia Mar?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Vilamoura (24-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Hotel Balaia Mar and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as cycling and practise your swing at the nearby golf course. Enjoy a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a seasonal outdoor pool and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Balaia Mar?
Yes, Restaurante da Piscina offers international cuisine and poolside dining. Nearby restaurants include Adega do Zé (7-min walk), Cantinho do Mar (8-min walk) and Palace Indian Tandoori (9-min walk).
What's the area around Hotel Balaia Mar like?
Hotel Balaia Mar is located near Maria Luisa Beach in Albufeira e Olhos de Água, a short 14-minute walk from Balaia Golf Village and 15 minutes' walk from Santa Eulalia Beach.



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10/10 Exceptional

Exceptional value for money.
Thomas, 5-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Peter, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Good air con nice little hotel
Jay, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Just arrived home from a lovely stay in sunny Portugal. There was a mix up with my room based on the booking and they wanted me to pay extra for a balcony, I refused as it was a fault on the ebookers description so they changed my room without the extra charge. Room was great, only downsides were thin walls (mostly the noisy neighbors to blame here mind) and some sort of plumbing issue which meant the drains made a bubbling noise every time someone on the floor flushed the toilet. Rooms weren’t fully cleaned on a daily basis, just beds made. Pool area was stunning, more than enough sun loungers and plenty of shaded areas, pool is very cold but refreshing after the initial shock. Bar staff on the whole were very helpful and made some lovely cocktails for a reasonable price. I didn’t eat at the hotel so cannot comment on the restaurant.
4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent, fair price, superB room, tv, excellent internet. Recommend 100%
4-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Excellent hotel
Excellent service , very friendly & helpful staff, we really enjoyed our stay at the hotel!
Albert Meredith, 3-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Nothing great or bad — good safe nice place. .............................
1-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

4/10 Fair

Ok hotel, wouldn't be rushing back
The hotel was ok, the bed was 2 singles put next to each other, which I did ask for it to be a double, so the sleep wasn't great, but ok. We had bed and breakfast, that was the disappointment part of the holiday, they had one jar of orange juice out, 2 or 3 type of bread left uncovered, ham,cheese and a awfull yourgut, that was it, nothig else. Me and my wife were expecting a little bit more from the breakfast part. I don't think I would be rushing back to be honest.
Willker, 1-night romance trip
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4/10 Fair

need improvements
the hotel, is very poor in service, late in servicing the dinner, and not at all generous with replacing towels for the pool, actually there is no pool tower, you have to use your room towel and they will not replace it with a clean one for the room when you need to take a shower. the buffet service, is always the same no variety, the food is not replenished if you came late. so you have to be early to get a half decent meal.
Randa, 3-night romance trip
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