Balaia Atlantico Aparthotel – Albufeira

Balaia Atlantico Aparthotel

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The Balaia Atlantico Aparthotel in Portugal is not your average Algarve resort as it does not have a coastal setting. Saying this, it is close to the beaches of the area and is set in beautiful landscaped gardens that are indicative of the Algarve.

The Balaia Atlantico is a large modern hotel that offers quality low cost accommodation to guests. The facilities and services however are similar to those found at much more expensive Algarve resorts. Because of this and the budget prices, the Balaia Atlantico Aparthotel is one of the most popular resorts in the Albufeira region of the Algarve.


Balaia Atlantico albufeiraThe Hotel Balaia Atlantico is located around 6km to the east of the town of Albufeira in Portugal.

It is also 3km inland however a free shuttle bus runs from the hotel to both the beaches and Albufeira on a daily basis. The path to the beaches is easily walkable should you prefer this method. The nearest airport is Faro which is located 35km from the Aparthotel.

Hotel Facilities

The Balaia Atlantico, Albufeira offers a wide selection of facilities, services and activities to guests. Facilities include a small supermarket, a variety of shops that sell local trinkets and gifts, a hairdressers, a tea room and a fully licensed bar and restaurant. The hotel also offers a free internet service, a manned reception desk, a hotel safe and baby cots on request.

Activities at the hotel consist of a variety of sports and leisure options. You can take advantage of the outdoor swimming pool, the tennis courts, a mini golf course with 18 holes, a health club and gymnasium, Turkish baths and Jacuzzis and a games room complete with billiards and snooker tables. Some of the activities carry an additional charge however most are free to guests.

Room Facilities

hotel Balaia AtlanticoReviews of the rooms at the Apartamento Balaia Atlantico in the Algarve are very positive in most cases.

There are nearly 140 apartments to choose from, each of which has a bedroom, large bathroom complete with shower and bidet, living area, kitchenette and a terrace or balcony with a good view of the pool or gardens. Each kitchenette is equipped with an oven and hob, a microwave, a fridge, a coffee machine and kettle and enough place settings for the occupancy of the room.

In addition, you get a private telephone line, internet access, satellite TV, manually controlled air conditioning, a safety deposit box and a hair dryer. Reviews often mention the spaciousness of the rooms, and especially the bathrooms, along with the cleanliness and the fact that all of the equipment is top quality and easy to use.

Bars and Restaurants

This particular Algarve resort offers self catering, half board and All Inclusive packages. Half board allows you to enjoy breakfast and dinner whereas the All Inclusive option means you can eat all meals within the large restaurant. The menus differ from summer to winter however they always include traditional Algarve meals and continental options as well. In addition to the indoor restaurant there is also a poolside snack bar which serves a variety of hot and cold foods throughout the day. Reviews of the food are good however they do mention that meals bought in addition to the half board allowance are quite expensive. The kitchenettes are well equipped though and with the onsite supermarket this makes a low cost alternative to eating out.


With all the sport and leisure activities available at the Balaia Atlantico, Algarve it is easy to entertain yourself during the day. The free shuttle bus also allows you to travel into Albufeira for shopping and the bars or to the beach for relaxation. Unfortunately, reviews often mention that the evening entertainment is somewhat lacking however with the bustling town of Albufeira being only 6km away, there is always nightlife close by. The public transport into the town is good well into the evening and there are a number of reliable taxi firms to bring you back again.

Overall Assessment

Balaia AtlanticoEven though the Balaia Atlantico Aparthotel is set in a more rural region of the Algarve it is still close enough to Albufeira and the beaches to be popular.

Guests say that the hotel offers the best of both worlds – quiet relaxation and the nightlife of Albufeira should they want it. The facilities are very good compared to some other low cost Algarve resorts and the rooms are spacious, comfortable and well equipped. People often report that they intend to return to the Balaia Atlantico Aparthotel again the following year.

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Your reviews of the Balaia Atlantico Aparthotel:
Posted by janet scott March 1, 2011

my partner and i stayed at this hotel on self catering basis,on arrival we were placed on the 5th floor,i have an extreme fear of hights and the staff were brilliant at changing the room and placing us on ground floor within 5mins and with very little fuss!! the apartment was furnished to a high standard with execellent facilities,a very enjoyable stay all together,if i was to make one suggestion it would be for courtesy bus to be a little more often.would definatel stay here again.

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