The location of the villa was excellent with pools nearby and a walk to the beach ( beware it is a climb back up ). The equipment was good with very good TV channels and WIFI . However the whole property is in need of some attention from the floor in the living room to the basins and taps in the bathrooms and there were drawer fronts hanging off. The twin bedrooms had not been updated for 2018 as advertised ( the pillows were awful ) and the back garden had not been maintained. Most importantly there was no Air conditioning which even in late September was required and the fans provided were in a filthy state . Ants were a problem but we could not discover where they were coming in. The villa instructions were good as was the check in and check out procedure - thanks Richard for the extra 3 hours. On the whole an enjoyable holiday but it could have been so much better and hope these issues are addressed
I have stayed in several properties on Balaia Golf Village and this was by far the nicest. It has lots of space , both inside and out. The private garden and roof terrace were great for sunbathing, while the main pool and bar/restaurant was only a few yards away. Inside the open plan kitchen and lounge with large TV was ideal for evenings in. I also liked the fact that everything we needed , from supermarkets, to the beach, bars and restaurants was within easy walking distance meaning that we did not have to hire a car (I do enough driving at work, so appreciated the break). All in all it is a great place to stay and we will definitely be back.
Just spent my 60th Birthday here had an excellent time Villa good well situated close to two beaches, still a fifteen minute walk with children (lots of buckets and spades in villa and cool box but take your own ice packs and brolly if needed as 10euros for brolly and two beds on beach mounts up if you go every day, Had some great meals in Albufeira would walk and Taxi back a good 30 minutes walk with children but only about 5 euros to old town which reception will get you they are very helpful. Some very cheap meals 7.50 euros for three courses if you turn left from villa on main road. Took my two grand children 3 and 9months Villa ideal for them my only complaint the heated pool was great first three days then they topped it and it was very cold for the rest of our holidays.
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