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Balaia Plaza

Balaia Plaza, Albufeira Portugal

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A smart looking off centre property, in the Balaia area. The well-maintained building and its surrounding grounds appear larger than anticipated for the number of rooms.

There is a good supply of facilities for this semi self-catering establishment which attracts an international selection of couples and families. The steps up to the pool area may cause concern for the less agile.


An attractive arrangement with a central glass section and an abstract mural adorning the entrance to this sturdy pink, cream and terracotta coloured building.

The wide, recessed balconies look airy and inviting although the south facing areas overlook the main road. A wide canopied entrance provides more style and interest.

Property type: Apartments

Balcony/Terrace: All rooms

Storeys: 4 & 5

Built Year: 2000

Exterior: Blocks


Traditional Portuguese cobbled paving and attractive fountains create authenticity in the welcoming atrium lobby area with its cool, marble reception. A stylish bar has blue and cream furnishings and a smart Japanese restaurant occupies an area off the driveway and is open to non residents.

Rooms: 76


There are well maintained sections of lawn around the accommodation areas and 4 sets of stairs lead up to the large pool surround which is well furnished and protected from any noise from the road by the buildings.

Trees to one side of the pool and a pergola add interest. A pleasant snack bar has shaded seating and a barbeque area, a higher-level terrace provides more space for sunbathing.


Area Type: Located 4km to the E of the old town area, on a fairly busy road in the suburb of Balaia with a number of other similar style properties within the same vicinity. There is little in the area other than the neighbouring properties but there are regular bus services to the resort centre and old town. A few local shops and a snack bar are located 500m along the road.

Nearest beach: 1.5km (Santa Eulalia)

Map Ref: 72


  • Bars
    • Poolside bar
    • Main Bar
  • Eating
    • A la carte restaurant
  • Pools
    • Kidney-shaped (24 yds)
    • Children’s pool/section (8 yds)
  • Public facilities
    • Children’s playground
    • Evening entertainment
    • Fitness room/gym
    • Indoor covered pool
    • Indoor games
    • Internet terminal(s)
    • Sauna
    • Tennis courts
    • Turkish Baths/Steam Room
    • WiFi Access
  • In-room facilities
    • Air conditioning
    • Hairdryer
    • Minibar/fridge
    • Room(s) for disabled
    • Safes
    • Tea/Coffee making facilities
    • TV (English language)