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Cheerfulway Acqua Maris Balaia

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Property grounds
Outdoor pool, open 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, open 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM, pool loungers
Individually decorated, individually furnished, desk, blackout curtains
In-room dining

Overview of Cheerfulway Acqua Maris Balaia

Cheerfulway Acqua Maris Balaia

3.0 star property
3-star aparthotel in Santa Eulália with outdoor pool and restaurant

26 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-smoking
Estrada de Santa Eulalia, Apartado 978, Areias de S. Joao, Albufeira, Faro, 8200-913
Main amenities
  • 113 smoke-free apartments
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Pool bar
  • Swim-up bar
  • Spa services
  • Airport shuttle
Feel at home
  • Children's pool
  • Kitchenette
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Santa Eulália
  • Falesia Beach - 41 min walk
  • Balaia Golf Village - 2 min drive
  • The Strip - 2 min drive
  • Oura Beach - 8 min drive
  • Praia dos Olhos de Água - 5 min drive
  • Praia dos Alemães - 4 min drive
  • Albufeira Old Town Square - 14 min drive
  • Albufeira Marina - 14 min drive
  • Sao Rafael Beach - 12 min drive
  • Vilamoura Marina - 26 min drive

Getting around

  • Portimao (PRM) - 38 min drive
  • Faro (FAO-Faro Intl.) - 41 min drive
  • Albufeira - Ferreiras Station - 14 min drive
  • Tunes Station - 23 min drive
  • Silves Station - 24 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • La Brezza - 14 min walk
  • Hangover - 15 min walk
  • Café Bar Atlântico - 8 min walk
  • Portobelle - 7 min walk
  • Cantinho do Mar - 13 min walk

About this property

Cheerfulway Acqua Maris Balaia

Cheerfulway Acqua Maris Balaia features an airport shuttle and puts you within a 15-minute drive of Albufeira Old Town Square and Falesia Beach. Guests can indulge in massages, and Os Arcos serves Portuguese cuisine. There's an outdoor pool and a poolside bar, and in-room conveniences include fridges and microwaves. The pool and helpful staff get good marks from fellow travellers.


English, Portuguese

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Property is professionally cleaned
Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Portugal)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

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


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed

Property amenities


  • Near the beach


  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sunloungers
  • Massages
  • Spa services


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Limited on-site parking
  • On-site parking includes off-street options
  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge)

Family friendly

  • Children's pool

Restaurants on site

  • Os Arcos
  • Bar Mistral
  • Siroco Pool Bar


  • Fridge
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 swim-up bar, 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Bed sheets provided


  • Combined shower/bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided
  • Bidet


  • TV with satellite service

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Laundry facilities

Work spaces

  • Desk


  • Air conditioning


  • No pets allowed


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • No lifts
  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Multilingual staff
  • Luggage storage
  • Blackout curtains
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Safe (surcharge)
  • 24-hour front desk

Things to do

  • Outdoor tennis courts
  • Indoor pool access nearby
  • Bike hire on site
  • Tennis on site
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Surfing/body boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Waterskiing nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Security system
  • Smoke detector


  • 113 rooms
  • 6 floors
  • 1 building
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. Services include massages.


Os Arcos – This restaurant specialises in Portuguese cuisine.
Bar Mistral – On-site cocktail bar. Open daily.
Siroco Pool Bar – This poolside bar only serves light fare. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Safes in guest rooms can be used for EUR 3.00 per night

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • The seasonal pool is open from May to October
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is professionally cleaned; 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.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

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) guidelines.


<p>Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.</p><p>Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.</p> <p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>
Property registration number 1413

Also known as

Acqua Maris Balaia
Acqua Maris Balaia Albufeira
Acqua Maris Balaia Aparthotel
Acqua Maris Balaia Aparthotel Albufeira
Acqua Maris Balaia Albufeira, Portugal - Algarve
Acqua Maris Balaia Hotel Albufeira
Dominio Do Sol Albufeira
Cheerfulway Acqua Maris Balaia Aparthotel Albufeira
Cheerfulway Acqua Maris Balaia Aparthotel
Cheerfulway Acqua Maris Balaia Albufeira
Cheerfulway Acqua Maris Balaia Albufeira
Cheerfulway Acqua Maris Balaia Aparthotel
Cheerfulway Acqua Maris Balaia Aparthotel Albufeira

Frequently asked questions

Does Cheerfulway Acqua Maris Balaia offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Cheerfulway Acqua Maris Balaia does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Cheerfulway Acqua Maris Balaia?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Cheerfulway Acqua Maris Balaia?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool. Guests have pool access from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at Cheerfulway Acqua Maris Balaia?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Cheerfulway Acqua Maris Balaia?
Yes, there's free self parking. On-site parking includes off-street options.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Cheerfulway Acqua Maris Balaia?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Cheerfulway Acqua Maris Balaia?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Cheerfulway Acqua Maris Balaia and nearby?
Practise your swing on the tennis courts. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the aparthotel's other amenities, which include a seasonal outdoor pool and spa services. Cheerfulway Acqua Maris Balaia also has a garden and access to a nearby indoor pool.
Are there restaurants at or near Cheerfulway Acqua Maris Balaia?
Yes, Os Arcos offers Portuguese cuisine and poolside dining.
Does Cheerfulway Acqua Maris Balaia have a kitchen or kitchenette?
Yes, there is a kitchenette, which also includes a stovetop, a fridge and a microwave.
Does Cheerfulway Acqua Maris Balaia have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, each apartment features a balcony.
What's the area around Cheerfulway Acqua Maris Balaia like?
Cheerfulway Acqua Maris Balaia is a short 12-minute walk from Balaia Golf Village and 6 minutes' walk from Santa Eulalia Beach. The local area is popular for its beaches and our guests say that it is very walkable.






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Property conditions & facilities


2/10 Poor

The property is off the beaten path, not close to the beach, restaurants or anything. The property was in poor condition, states toiletries are provided, the only thing provided was soap and toilet paper. No hot water, no notice, and when we came back to the room the second day the door was wide open, "staff was rude, she stated that how would she know that the door was open she doesn't go up to the rooms, when I asked to speak to a manager she said she would send someone up, no one came, I went down the next morning let the front desk know again that no one came and they made arrangements for 9 am, again no one came. Wouldn't recommend and first hotel through expedia that I was extremely disappointed in.
3-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

Apartment needs total renovation accommodation staff good at there job friendly.
4-night romance trip
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2/10 Poor

The hotel it self was pretty nice but the staff was shockingly bad. Didnt want to help with anything and extremely rude. The lift was broken the pool wasnt open, there was 1 hair dryer to use between all rooms.
3-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

10 min walk to beach 15 min walk to town ideal situated will go back next year to same hotel
10-night trip
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6/10 Good

Good home base
Large balcony, great kitchen facilities and fantastic shower! Bed very firm. Lack of cleaning utensils in kitchen and dissapointing the pigeon mess wasn’t regularly cleaned on the large balcony.
Craig, 5-night trip
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6/10 Good

Overnight stay
Very nice foyer... rooms bit run down. However had everything I needed for a one night stay.
Allison, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Dirty broken furniture, no help from staff
Just don't go there its dirty and not friendly Broken tiles bugs pool area not clean towels thin and rough beds hard and uncomfortable
disapointed, 6-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Not what all what was advertised
The service was horrible. The staff didn't care. I made several complaints and was told they were booked solid and they were "behind". I already submitted more in depth comments to when I emailed them after checking in. I was told I'd be contacted. I have not to date heard from anyone.
Susana, 3-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Lovely hotel with a beautiful beach close by.
The hotel and apartments have just been bought out by new owners and we were among the first guests to arrive. They were all seeing too the restaurant and building work was doubt in around the pool area. We were however upgraded to the hotel which was beautiful. Our apartment says huge and well maintained with good kitchen facilities. It was also cleaned daily with fresh towels. The hotel has a well stocked shop which s reasonably priced. The hotel staff were polite and helpful. Within a week the restaurant and pool areas will be be up and running. Great place to have a holiday.
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4/10 Fair

Fred Arvid, 1-night romance trip
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