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 apartments.
A landscaped pool area, seafood-serving buffet restaurants and cocktail bars speak for themselves against the hotel’s streamlined backdrop.
Based on 872 reviews
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Family holidays with added luxury
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- 20kg luggage allowance
- Family friendly
- Stylish 4 and 5-star hotels
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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Hotel-run kids' club for 4-12 years
The kids' club has so much going with face painting, creative drawing, treasure hunts and many more activities to keep them entertained, they will have no trouble sleeping come the evening. For ages 4-12.
Evening entertainment programme
Throughout the week you can enjoy many different types of evening entertainment. They have quiz nights, karaoke, tropical nights, live music and a Portuguese themed night.
With parasols, sunbeds and towels.
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double 1-bedroom apartment
Double 1-bedroom apartment sleeps 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children with double bed and a sofa-bed in the lounge with TV. Kitchenette has a microwave.
1 twin bedroom apartment with pool view
1 bedroom apartment with pool view sleeps 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children with twin beds and a sofa-bed in the lounge with TV. Kitchenette has a microwave.
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Glorified 3 star, would never come back
We were put here by Easyjet Holidays after the hotel we booked had gone bankrupt. We did ask to go to a different hotel but Easyjet were not helpful and refused. We are on day 3 of our holiday and really donÂ´t like this place. The hotel room is nice, except for the deep cracks in the kitchen walls, dirty walls, mould over the bath mat, cracks in the bathroom tiles, no grouting on some of the bathroom tiles. The pool is gorgeous, canÂ´t fault it, my ten year old son loves it. This is the only positive about this place. The entertainment is a joke. The room is big enough to hold around 150 people but it is a huge hotel! The shows are rubbish...bingo yesterday! ThereÂ´s a singer in reception, YES reception until 11pm so if you are on the ground floor as we are, you cannot sleep until he stops singing - oh and he sings the SAME songs every night! The food is horrible, seriously, I would rate it 3 out of 10. My son is living on soup because there is hardly anything to eat. They have lots of oddball dishes like octopus, squid etc, IÂ´m a vegetarian and the veggie option every night tastes like aeroplane food. It is luke warm, so I worry about the bacteria growing on the food. I had cabbage the other night, but it just tasted of oily garlic, not like cabbage at all. the carrots and broccoli were normal though. They even have odd food on the kids buffet table, such as onion rings - which turned out to be fish rings.....everything is fish, fish, fish. The breakfast menu is good though. They are trying to make it posh but it is failing. I havenÂ´t heard anyone say they enjoyed the food yet. My daughter has had tummy pains since she arrived I have not been right either. The snack bar is supposed to be open from 4.00pm - 5.30pm. We got there at 4.15pm and there was a few french fries left. These were never replaced and we sat down there for an hour. All you have is burgers and onions which are dripping with oil, hot dogs, shredded carrot, lettuce, cheese, crisps and rolls. So if you are a vegetarian you ,may want some french fries but they were never replenished after that one bowl. The bar in reception is not included in all inclusive! The reason it is a 4 star is because there is a spa, jacuzzi, inside pool etc...BUT you canÂ´t use these unless you pay 10 euros each!!! The hotel is at the top of a steep hill, so your calves kill after walking to the few local shops. There is a free bus to the beach....there is a cafe and seafood restaurant on the beach at Alvor. They DO NOT have any ice cream!!! Seriously, on a beach, we could not buy ice cream. They charge 10 euros for 2 sunbeds. It is quite boring there and there is nowhere to walk to from the beach. Only those two cafes, nothing else there at all. Not even a shop selling buckets and spades, nothing. I really donÂ´t like this hotel at all. We asked reception to change our bath mat full of mould at 9am, it is now 6.30pm and they havenÂ´t bothered changing it yet. Certainly not worthy of the 4 stars it has. IÂ´d rather have stayed in bankrupt Clube Praia Da Rocha where we had booked, at least we would be guaranteed a good holiday in a fabulous location. Stayed there many, many times and always had a fantastic holiday. Seriously unimpressed by this hotel and with Alvor itself.More
Janieb651, Essex england
Great family hotel, probably not for couples
A sleek and modern hotel that is obviously listening to its customers. Glasses were provided everywhere but , quite rightly , poolside. Flowers and a small cloths were provided in the evening dining room. No shortage of sun beds at any time during our stay. The staff always asked before taking our plates away. The rooms are really great, cleaned everyday and fresh towels provided. However ... The entertainment was repetitive. The food was cold and incredibly bland. The juices were squash With the option of bed and breakfast I would return, the hotel is obviously listening to its customers and striving to improve and should be commended for that,however the food is so important and we were expecting really tasty meals. The one evening I had a plate of bland and the other evening I had the nearest meal to a school dinner that I have tasted in 35 years. It was so disappointing . Like many people we ate in Alvor for the other evening meals and this should have been an option not a nessesity. That said we saw some shocking waste whilst we were there, people taking far more food than they needed and leaving loads, one woman took 5 bread rolls and left four of them, this must be really frustrating for the team at the hotel. We booked 3 trips whilst we were there, sunset and stars, gypsy market and end of the world. Sunset and stars was fantastic, our guide George was fantastic and despite there being so much mist on the mountain that we didn't see and sunset or stars we had a brilliant time. The gypsy market was a strange one, it is held in Loule and is frankly rubbish, like a very crappy market in a carpark ... However if you take a 5 minute walk into Loule there is a fantastic artisan market and a fantastic fruit and veg market , we had a great time, just can't understand why the gypsy market is being promoted rather than the beautiful cobbled streets of the town. The End of the World tour was really disappointing,there were 4 stops but at each there was only 15 mins this simply wasn't long enough, we had upgraded to VIP, the meal that we got did not represent good value for money. Our guide was very pleasant but was training someone so probably didn't give us as much information as normal as he spent most of the time instructing his trainee. This trip is not cheap, forget the VIP upgrade, you are told there is a special VIP mystery stop, I won't spoil it incase you do decide to upgrade, but it involves a garage, Mosquitos and some berries, don't get excited. The reps were lovely and helped my husband when he wanted to go and see the motor racing in the local town. We will be returning to Alvor next year, but probably half board or self catering. This is a fab family hotel and would definitely recommend it, but probably not so much for couples.I really hope the hotel addresses the issue of the food, it has been repeatedly commented on and will mean they will not have loyal guests who go back every year if it is not improved and that would be a real shame.More
Alison G, Gloucester, United Kingdom
what a lovely hotel rooms are big and clean very little noise in corriders staff can't do enough for you restaurant opened for 3 hours for breakfast 4 hours for dinner meals are exellent you can't please everybody. when you read some of these reviews it must be there first holiday abroad .plus there is a big swimming pool . if taking any tours you are cheaper going to town centre it is only 10 minutes walk and a lot cheaper i will be backMore
tom b, scotland uk
We arrived at 9-45pm and were told by staff at reception to leave our luggage with them and go straight down to the restaurant for food as it closed at 10 pm. We were astonished to see the lavish array of food available and tucked into a fine meal. It was probably about 10 past 10 when we finished and were not hurried in the slightest , we returned to reception where we were quickly and efficiently booked in by the polite and helpful staff and were issued with 2 key cards and told where our room was and that our luggage would follow us up. It arrived not 3 minutes after we entered our room, a very good first impression indeed. Although the weather was not all it could have been we thoroughly enjoyed our stay from 10-10-14 to 17-10-14 and will most certainly book to stay at this wonderful hotel again as the whole week we were made to feel welcome and the service was excellent, rooms cleaned by maids everyday with clean towels supplied and beds made. Food was more than adequate and drinks flowed freely. I cannot understand any of the bad feedback for this hotel and can only assume that the people who left bad feedback had a bad holiday for what ever reason and decided unfairly that it was the hotels fault and would remind them that if you are rude and unpleasant not to be surprised if people you come into contact with treat you in the same manner. Excellent holiday at excellent hotel and recommend you visit to form your own opinion.More
Lyn D, Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
this hotel is lovely the gardens are beautiful, the pool is fab, but what realy lets this hotel down is the dining the food is very bland, cold a lot of the time, and very repetitive we were only there for one week and my parents for 10 days, but the menu didn't change much at all, the staff tried their best but realy need more staff in dining room as we had to keep taking our plates to them to clear the table, also not enough dining tables for the amount of people and some tables were very far away and by the time you got your food it was very cold when you walked back to your table, please try and sort this out Bahia it realy is a very important part of your stay, the rooms very beautiful couldn't fault them, spotlessly clean the ladies who clean them are a credit to you, reception staff are very helpful and will help you sort anything out straight away thank you for that our reps from Thomson were helpful too, ps by the way my husband suggests that if you want a nice cheap drink then go down the hill toward alvor and the first bar on the left is 99 cents for a pint compared to 2.50 euro, and the staff there are realy nice so give it a go you can have quite a few pints for that but only problem was had to carry him up the hill a couple of times hahaha but apart from the food and dining problems, if you need a quiet holiday hotel go to adults only as this hotel has a lot of children there but why we were there to be fair it wasn't too bad we still enjoyed our holiday hope this helps other tripadvisorsMore
DAWN W, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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