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1 room, 2 adults

Hotel Balaia Mar

3-star3 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Beach nearby
  • Airport transportation
Rua da Praia Maria Luisa, Albufeira, 8200-925, Portugal

Family-friendly hotel with 2 outdoor pools, near Oura Beach
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
    • Children's pool
    • Beach nearby
    • Airport transportation
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

Property renovations and closures

The property is closed between November 27 and April 01.
  • Good air con nice little hotel Aug 24, 2019
  • Just arrived home from a lovely stay in sunny Portugal. There was a mix up with my room…May 13, 2019

Hotel Balaia Mar

from NZ$122
  • Single Room
  • Double or Twin Room
  • Economy Double or Twin Room
  • Superior Double or Twin Room
  • Double or Twin Room, Accessible

What’s around Hotel Balaia Mar


  • Oura Beach - 34 min walk
  • Falesia Beach - 35 min walk
  • Praia dos Alemães - 43 min walk
  • Santa Eulalia Beach - 15 min walk
  • Praia dos Olhos de Água - 21 min walk
  • Maria Luisa Beach - 1 min walk
  • Medronheira Tower - 18 min walk
  • Agua Doce Beach - 25 min walk

Getting around

  • Faro Intl. Airport (FAO) - 37 min drive
  • Portimao (PRM) - 36 min drive
  • Tunes Station - 22 min drive
  • Loule Station - 24 min drive
  • Silves Station - 24 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 32 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 4 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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

Travelling with others


  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • Babysitting/childcare*


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle*


  • Free onsite self parking

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 poolside bars
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Children's pool
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Billiards or pool table
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Elevator
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Minibar
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

All inclusive

All-inclusive room rates at Hotel Balaia Mar are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).


Restaurante da Piscina - This poolside restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Sports Bar - Onsite sports bar.

Hotel Balaia Mar’s small print

Also known as

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


State tax ID - 500983658

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

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 sanitizer.

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).

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 7.50 per person (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Hotel Balaia Mar

  • Does Hotel Balaia Mar offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Hotel Balaia Mar does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is Hotel Balaia Mar currently open?
    The property is closed between November 27 and April 01.
  • 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 sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Hotel Balaia Mar?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is there a pool at Hotel Balaia Mar?
    Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools and a children's pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Hotel Balaia Mar?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • 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 check-in and check-out are available.
  • 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 RM Restaurante (13-min walk).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Hotel Balaia Mar?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
  • Is there an onsite casino at Hotel Balaia Mar?
    No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Vilamoura (18-min drive) is nearby.
  • What is there to do at Hotel Balaia Mar and nearby?
    Have fun with nearby activities such as cycling and practice 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 2 poolside bars and a garden.

Recent reviews

Very good 8.4 From 36 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Excellent, fair price, superB room, tv, excellent internet. Recommend 100%
gb4 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Excellent hotel
Excellent service , very friendly & helpful staff, we really enjoyed our stay at the hotel!
Albert Meredith, gb3 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Nothing great or bad — good safe nice place. .............................
us1 night trip
Fair 4.0
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, gb1 night romance trip
Fair 4.0
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, gb3 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
We didn’t stay long in the hotel but we had a nice view and enjoyed the birw
Nathan, us1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Parfait tout est magnifique
Maïte, fr1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Excellent acceuil chaleureux prestations haut de gamme au tarif reduit je recommande vivement
Sebastien, fr1 night trip
Very good 8.0
já conto os dias até à próxima estadia
Pessoal de serviço bastante atento aos hospedes, muito simpáticos, higiene levada ao exagero, em resumo muito bom
José, pt2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Personnel très professionnel et serviable - Chambre confortable
Robert, fr3 night romance trip

Hotel Balaia Mar