- Number of bedrooms: 1
- Room size (sqm): 20
- Living room: 1
- Direct dial telephone
- Tea and coffee making facilities
- Individually adjustable heating
- 500m to beach
- Outdoor Pool
- Free WiFi in public areas
- Low Deposit Options Available
- Interest FREE Payment Plans
Da Balaia Apartments are set in a lovely green area surrounded by gardens, pine trees, eucalyptus and mimosas, and, just 400 metres from the stunning Maria Luisa beach. Only 1.5 ... Continue reading
Da Balaia Apartments are set in a lovely green area surrounded by gardens, pine trees, eucalyptus and mimosas, and, just 400 metres from the stunning Maria Luisa beach. Only 1.5 kilometres away are the charming villages of Olhos D'Agua and Oura, making this attractive and friendly hotel ideal for both families and couples who like to explore local life. Book the Da Balaia Apartments to open up many choices of self-catering or, relaxing with hotel services, and all whilst being gentle on your budget!
Most popular facilities
- Billiards (Additional charge)
- Golf course (within 3 km) (Additional charge)
- Free WiFi in public areas
- Breakfast, Buffet, Daily: 08:00 - 10:00.
- Lunch, Buffet, Daily: 13:00 - 14:30.
- Dinner, Buffet, Daily: 20:00 - 22:00.
- Snacks, Pool Bar, Daily.
- Locally produced non Alcohol, Pool Bar, Daily: 10:00 - 23:00.
- Bar (Sports), Daily.
- Locally produced Alcohol; Imported Alcohol, Soft drinks; Beer; Red Wine; White Wine; Rose Wine; Cocktails, Daily.
- Not Included in All Inclusive (old scotch, old brandies, Port reserve, natural fruit juices, cocktails and sangrias).
- Locally produced Alcohol, Pool Bar, Daily: 13:00 - 23:00.
Each apartment in Da Balaia offers well-equipped and spacious accommodation and features a private bathroom, satellite TV, telephone, kitchenette, and separate lounge/dinning area. Studio apartments feature the same as apartments plus 2 sofa beds and one-bedroom apartments feature the same as studio apartments as well as a double bedroom and sofa bed in the lounge. Two-bedroom apartments have standard features plus 2 double bedrooms, a sofa bed in lounge and a furnished terrace. Towels and bed linen are changed twice a week and cleaning is five days a week.
The bustling town of Albufeira is 5 kilometres away and boasts a variety of shopping and entertainment options from relaxing dining experiences to the more lively bars, discos and nightclubs.
That Da Balaia Apartments does not accept groups of Stag and/or hen parties. Please also note that also don't accept groups with 10 passengers or more.
Reception and house-keeping, safe deposit boxes, currency exchange, car hire, motorbike rental, bicycle hire, extensive gardens, parking and laundry service. Note: some services may incur a local charge.
To make booking a holiday at Da Balaia in Albufeira easier for you, we provide a range of different payment options. To find out if you can book Da Balaia with a low deposit holiday option, please click the "Price and Availability" button above.
A busy trading port in ancient times, Albufeira declined into a poor fishing town in the 18th century, having been swamped by tidal waves and burnt out by civil war. But since the 1960s the tide has turned again and this central Algarve enclave is once more awash with prosperity, thanks to a tourist boom.
Albufeira, Portugal's most popular holiday resort, has been described as a stretch of 'holiday-land suburbia', spreading from the old town both east and west along the coast, its sandy coves and golden beaches drawing an assorted crowd from retired couples to wild teens, and plenty of families with young children. Satellite resort developments provide every imaginable type and grade of accommodation.
Everyone finds something to enjoy in this sprawling, low-rise holiday destination, which retains its old world charm in narrow alleyways behind the new hip and happening "Strip". The Strip, to the east of town, runs from the Montechoro Hotel down to the Praia da Oura, lined with dozens of cafés, restaurants and bars that keep pumping from breakfast time to the small hours. On the long stretch of beach below Albufeira's central square, accessed through a tunnel, craggy fishermen mend their nets, unperturbed by the languishing topless sunbathers around them.
While the chief holiday attraction of Albufeira is its 23 or so enchanting beaches, most protected by ochre-tinted cliffs, there are some interesting sightseeing possibilities too, like the new Virtual Archaeological Museum, the Municipal Art Gallery and a small museum showcasing Ming ceramics. Those who venture inland will find a tranquil green countryside to explore, redolent with almond, fig, orange and pine trees, where little villages stand timelessly in the sun.
While on holiday in Albufeira, relaxing on the golden beaches and in the warm, clear water is enough to content most vacationers, with about 23 beaches (some with Blue Flag status) in the area along a 19-mile (30km) stretch of coastline. Watersports of all sorts are on offer at the main beaches, from sailing and windsurfing to jet skiing. Golfers can try out the neat nine-hole Pine Cliffs course about three miles (5km) east of Albufeira at the Sheraton Algarve.
Those with children will spend fun times at Zoo Marine in Guia, just a few miles away, with water slides, swimming pools, dolphin shows and an aquarium. Just wandering around the intriguing old town centre is a pleasant way to pass a day. Look out for interesting local landmarks like the Clock Tower at Rua Bernardino de Sousa, and the 18th century Parish Church on the Rua da Igreja Nova, built on the site of an earlier one that collapsed in the earthquake of 1755.
One of the few buildings that survived that quake is the Old Inn on Rua Henrique Calado. Also fascinating is the Xorino Cave, which served as shelter for fugitive Moors during the Christian conquest of the town in ancient times. There is also an archaeological museum in Albufeira and several art galleries worth visiting while on holiday.
Like everywhere in Portugal, seafood is the speciality of the house in most of the dozens of restaurants in and around Albufeira. The catch of the day is guaranteed to be fresh in this traditional fishing town, particularly in the eateries clustered at Fisherman's Beach, below the main town square. Specialities to seek out are sardines, flounder and bass, lobster and prawns. A true local dish is Caldeirada, a stew made up of several types of fish, cooked up with potatoes, peppers and parsley. Steamed clams, cuttlefish cooked in their ink and octopus salad are other indigenous culinary adventures. The local wine is a worthy accompaniment. Some recommended restaurants in Albufeira are Dom Carlos at the top of Old Town, popular steakhouse Restaurante Cerro Grande, fun and vibey Johnny Hooper's Saxophone Bistro, or The English Kitchen for traditional British food.
After a day in the sun most holidaymakers enjoy sipping a drink at one of Albufeira's many outdoor cafés, watching the world go by, before adjourning to one of the lively bars that surround the town square or line The Strip. Bars keep hopping until three or four in the morning, but those who want to dance the night away can keep going until sunrise at one of the nightclubs or discotheques that are ten a penny in the town. Some of the more popular clubs and bars are Capitulo V, Kiss and Sir Harry's.
From seafront kiosks full of fun-in-the-sun odds and ends to a full on shopping mall experience, Albufeira can keep most shoppers reaching for their wallets with a tantalising array of merchandise. The town's main shopping plaza is the Modelo Centre in Rua de Municipio, north of downtown. Not far away is the lively Algarve Shopping Complex in Guia, where brand name shoes and clothes are on offer in a high street mall type complex, along with restaurants, an English-language cinema and bowling alley. Those seeking genuine local souvenirs should look out for mats made from rush or cornhusks in the villages of Almeijoafras and Monte Novo, woven baskets, woodcarvings and some glazed terracotta ceramics. These are to be found in numerous independent shops in the town centre as well as local markets.
During the height of summer Albufeira is a favoured holiday destination for young singles, and it can become a bit rowdy at night.
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Hotel address : PRAIA MARIA LUISA, APARTADO 6051, Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal, 8200-925
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Is there air con in all rooms? 1 Answer
Air conditioning is only available in public areas and not in the rooms.
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Hi Are there pool towels you can hire if so how much Regards Lesley 1 Answer
Pool towels are provided
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