Don’t let the minimalist design fool you – the newly-built Alvor Baia is family-friendly down to its bones, thanks to the supersized pool area and spacious rooms.
Things come family-sized at the Alvor Baia. The big hotel is paired with a long pool that dominates the grounds. Room-wise, you can opt for spacious, modern apartments.
A landscaped pool area, buffet restaurant and cocktail bars speak for themselves against the hotel’s streamlined backdrop.
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All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Buffet meals. Late breakfasts. Snacks. Ice-cream for kids.
Selected local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
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The hotel-run kids' club has so much going on with face painting, creative drawing, treasure hunts and many more activities to keep them entertained. They'll have no trouble sleeping come the evening. It's for ages 4-12 years.
Evening entertainment programme
Throughout the week you can enjoy different types of evening entertainment. They have quiz nights, karaoke, tropical nights, live music and a Portuguese themed night.
A large pool that stretches across the back of the hotel. There's plenty of parasols and sunbeds to soak up the sun.
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1 bedroom apartment with balcony
Spacious rooms with whitewashed walls are comfortable spaces. Balconies offer a bit of outside space, while each room comes with a lounge and kitchenette. This room has a double bedroom.
1 bedroom apartment with pool view and balcony
Bright and airy apartments are the ideal setting for a relaxing break. With neutral tones and dark wood touches, they each feature a kitchenette and lounge and offer pool views from the balcony. This room has a twin room.
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Had a really lovely holiday here. Was so happy with the cleanliness, nice modern rooms, friendly staff, entertainment team were great, pool is huge it was much nicer than I imagined it would be. Only niggle was the pillows they were horrendous, really lumpy and the indoor pool is chargeable which due to bad weather we had to use one day it cost â¬25 for myself, partner and son which I thought was pretty steep. Over all though we were really happy with the place and what it had to offer More
Amazing perfect holiday ignore bad reviews and book!
Loved this hotel and will be returning next summer. Rooms outstanding. Area is gorgeous 10 minute walk into a beautiful town. Beach is one of the nicest I have ever seen (turn left and walk to the caves!) I'm a vegetarian and very fussy and I loved the food. Entertainment was very chilled with live music on every evening which I loved. I would recommend Aqua Waterpark and swimming with sealions - you book this at tourist information in Alvor. Splash world is fab and Zoomarine is fun the dolphins shoes are fab! All staff polite and friendly. We stayed for two weeks and wished it was longer. Extremely good standard of 4 star platinum hotel! Make sure you book and enjoy!More
Amazing holiday! So much fun
I had an amazing holiday here! It's an affordable place to stay which looks and feels expensive. The rooms are the best I've ever stayed in - very clean and modern. The entertainment around the pool is extremely fun and encourages you to join in and get some exercise whilst on holiday. If you're looking for quiet and relaxing, go elsewhere or go visit a beach. The staff were extremely friendly and attentive and we ended up having running jokes with several of them - particularly Ronaldo our favourite staff on the cocktail bar! He allowed me to watch the Portugal semi final and finals in the Euros and had some friendly banter with my friends and I. The atmosphere was certainly electric when they won! Although there was no animosity between their rivals in the hotel - only smiles and friendly competitiveness. The food was amazing - those expecting food exactly how we have it in the UK should only go on holiday in the UK. They had such a variety of food throughout the day including snacks - if you ate all the meals provided you would be full for weeks after! Amazing quality of food as well - I really do miss their meat and fish selection. Overall I had an amazing holiday and have no complaints whatsoever!More
Emma C, 1158853
NOT a Premier hotel OR worthy of 4 STARS
Ok .. Where do I begin? Firstly the transfer from Faro Airport was nearly 2 hours on a Coach without toilets .. not good for the elderly , people with weak bladders or children that may need frequent use of the toilet. On arrival the hotel looked good and the rooms seemed lovely as per the Thompson Brochure. It will be only later that it IS the rooms that are the ONLY good part of this Holiday other than the fact that it was my first holiday abroad with my partner, sister , nephew and brother in law. The restaurant was more like a high school dinner hall with food just as rank.. no actually school dinners was much more appetising than the poor offerings for this so called 4 STAR Premier HOTEL.. No labels on many of the dishes and when I asked who appeared to be the restaurant manger as to why there was no labels on some dishes , he replied "do you not know what a potato looks like !" Of course the obvious was obvious but the dishes which had no labels were probably the worst looking on the buffet and most had some sort of meat mixed with shellfish??? WHY would you??? The menu was the same everyday and it was like Prison Food. The Breakfast was probably the best meal of the day although again food quality of a very poor standard and same daily menu. Restaurant staff as with the majority of the hotel staff very rude and it felt like it was an inconvenience when we asked anything of them. The SPA that had the Indoor pool was a additional EUR10.00 per person and I felt that this should have been made clear on the Thompson website as due to the cold weather we had no choice but pay this for 2 days for a group of 5 people .. An expense to add to an already expensive holiday. The All Inclusive Bars looked like a Student Union Bar and the drinks on offer was NOT the range or quality I would have expected for this type of Resort, hence again another expense added to an already expensive holiday. Thompson Reps where like ghosts and no onsite presence what so ever... I appreciate that it was the end of the season but if you are going to keep the hotel open for another two weeks after they should have closed , you would expect a better effort all round especially that this was during the school holidays when prices are the highest.. If you are going to stay open DO NOT Compromise the standard that you claim to be! This experience has put me off Portugal and I will no longer be visiting this country again... As for Thompson , for which I have worked for as a Senior Crew Member, I will be addressing you separately as I am appaulled by the entire packaging of this holiday and the disapointing and misleading information you have marketed on your brochure. For anyone thinking of booking this resort... DONT !!! .. You will have a better experience in a static caravan in Devon ..More
Very Noisy Hotel
The Alvor Baia is the noisiest hotel we have ever stayed at. There is often very loud music playing around the pool area during the day and in the bar downstairs for the evening entertainment which finishes at 11.30pm. Most of the public spaces like reception and dining room echo like an indoor swimming pool so there is constant noise with no quiet areas. Even the lounge and bar areas have screens with music videos or sport playing. The dining room has plastic chairs and tables and there is no evening dress code so shorts, tees and flip flops are very popular. The food however is very good on the whole and extremely varied and is constantly topped up. Tables laden with salads and desserts, chefs cooking fresh fish and meat. Also rice, pasta and vegetables etc. Wide choice for breakfast too. There were no queues for drinks while we were there in the Oct half term holiday, as a previous reviewer mentioned. Accommodation is very spacious having a bedroom and a lounge/dining/kitchen area but there is no kettle, just a strange sort of saucepan and cups, saucers and teaspoons. Because we had been warned we took a travel kettle. There is a ceramic hob and microwave but no dishcloth or teatowel so I guess it is just for making drinks. Our large double bed was two singles pushed together, the mattress was uncomfortable because it was too hard so I asked for an extra blanket to put on top which helped a bit. The pillows were surprisingly comfortable but much too small, especially as the bed itself was so large. The outdoor swimming pool is amazingly large and is shallow at both ends, unfortunately the weather was not good enough to lounge around it very often. I believe it is unheated and therefore very cold. The indoor one is downstairs at the Spa and looked lovely, sadly I wasn't able to go in though because of a shoulder problem. The town of Alvor is a 15 min walk but 20 coming back because it is uphill. There are lots of restaurants and cafes and shops once you find the 'strip' area. From here it is a short walk to the pretty little harbour with its cafes and weekend market. It is interesting to see the fishermen bring in their catches too. The hotel courtesy bus to the beach runs 5 times a day which is very handy. There are good long walks along the boardwalks in either direction and sandy beaches, and some cafes.More
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