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“Really nice place for a relaxing holiday.”
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The pool in front of the villa
The villa
The seating area within the lounge
The sofa-bed in the lounge
Dining area in the lounge
The kitchen
Master Bedroom
The Master bedroom
The second bedroom
The second bedroom
Main bathroom
The en suite bathroom
The main patio
View from our terrace
The front of the villa
The view from our terrace across the gardens
One of the pools
The Bowling Green by the Golf Club
Another pool on the complex
The Clubhouse
The Balaia golf course - the first hole
Tennis courts
The Balaia golf course - the 9th green
St Eulalia beach nearby
Another one of the six pools next to the Health Club
The entrance to Balaia
The pool near the Clubhouse
Lovely landscaping on the Complex
Falesia Beach nearby
Marie Luisa beach nearby
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Albufeira, Faro District, Algarve

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w0nky1
Noordwijk, The Netherlands
2 reviews
“Really nice place for a relaxing holiday.”
Reviewed 5 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Me, the wife, and twelve year old son booked for 2 weeks in August 2013, flying BA from Gatwick with a transfer from Faro airport arranged by the villa owner. We had stayed at the all-inclusive hotel across the road the year before, so we knew the area. We decided to try a villa this year to avoid the 'oinks' that all-in seems to attract.

The ground floor villa is in a lovely location, in a quiet part of the village, far enough from the pool to have some privacy when sunbathing, yet close enough to make diving in to cool off no big effort.

It is well equipped, with large fridge, medium freezer, dishwasher and ceramic hob. A very comprehensive file can be found in the lounge, which gives information on all local amenities, and some places a bit further afield if you have a car.

There is a good TV, DVD player and several iPod docking stations for entertainment. Temperamental (driven by a donkey on a treadmill, I think) WiFi is also available, so don’t forget to take all your toys!

The golf clubhouse about 5 minutes walk from the villa, and this is great for a drink and a snack – if you sit on the veranda the scenery is really nice. Another snack bar is just outside the villa, and two small supermarkets are just 10 minutes down the hill. Local produce is reasonably priced, but for more exotic items (eg Heinz baked beans) expect to pay a hefty premium. The freshly baked bread rolls every morning were heavenly!

There are several restaurants along the main road, and a taxi into Albufeira is around 6-7 Euro, although the main road is on a bus route.

All in all we had a fantastic time, and we are planning to return in 2014.

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Liked best: So many things - perhaps location was the best
Liked least: I could not get on with the ceramic hob - I'm used to gas!
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Mrs V
Bromley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Excellent villa lovely location”
Reviewed 22 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Villa is in a lovely location in the well kept landscaped gardens of Balaia overlooking one of the pools with an excellent snack bar underneath. The villa has many extras at your disposal and we had a great family holiday. The free wifi provided is much better than the onsite wifi that you have to pay for so that was a great bonus. My son (11) had a great time wandering from pool to pool with friends and it is a very safe environment to do this. Would highly recommend.

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Liked best: Location
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed 31 August 2012 for a stay in August 2012
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Liked best: the villa and the resort
Liked least: very thin curtains do not prevent sunshine inside in the morning
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 August 2012 for a stay in July 2012
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Liked best: Location of villa in complex
Liked least: Built in seating area not the comfiest
Travelling group: Young Children
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Large groups People with pets
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Aviles, Spain
Reviewed 21 September 2011 for a stay in August 2011

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Absolutly nothing
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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