Alvor Baia

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Set in 17 acres of green space, this brand new hotel has a minimalist vibe, so expect white walls and contemporary furniture in the public areas. The apartments follow suit, with sofas, flatscreen TVs and modern kitchens. On the food front, there are two buffet restaurants, plus a lobby bar serving drinks and snacks. Talking of pools, there’s a big main one plus a smaller, separate one for children. In fact, kids will be in their element here. There’s a top-of-the-range playground a stone’s throw from the pool terrace.

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  • Floors: 5 above ground, 2 below

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All Inclusive - Here's what you get

Food

Buffet meals. Late breakfasts. Snacks. Ice-cream for kids.

Drink

Selected local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

Sports and Activities

All are included except where indicated.

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Hotel-run kids' club

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.

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.

Buffet restaurant

With a kids' buffet available.

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1-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.

1-bedroom apartment

1-bedroom apartment 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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Recommended, if a little detached from the Town

Stayed at the Alvor Baia last May. The Hotel had been only opened the previous season and we found it to be contemporary and pristine. Positives; the friendliness of the staff, the ultra modern amenities including a great pool, reasonable food (for an 'all inclusive' resort) and general cleanliness. Negatives; The somewhat limited evening entertainment and the location of the hotel, being some distance from the town centre in an elevated and exposed position; the resulting gales that often blew through the complex rendered lounging around 'pool side' almost impossible. On occasions we resorted to creating wind breaks using sun loungers to avoid windburn! In conclusion, we'd certainly recommend the Alvor Baia to tourists seeking a functional modern accommodation but not necessarily easy access to interesting Alvor and its wonderful beaches.More

Steve J, Nuneaton, United Kingdom

Very boring, nothing to do at night

I stayed here last year in July, and quite frankly it was not an enjoyable experience for myself and my partner. During the day, it was just too busy, could never get a sun bed and resorted to lying on the grass for a sun bathe. However you do expect that at peak season. The food was mediocre. A lot of choice, but if staying for 2 weeks it can be repetitive and a bit boring. The entertain was virtually nill. A few holiday reps, but not much going on. All inclusive stopped at 11pm, and the staff looked like they just want you to leave once that time hit, making you not want to buy any drinks. So each night we hit the local town for drinks. I do like the free shuttle service to and from the beach, which is good. So we went a few times. I wouldn't visit again to this hotel, but I would visit the area again.More

Tom Y, Lancaster, United Kingdom

Family with 3 under 4!

My family stayed at the Baia for 10 nights in September 2013. We had the most wonderful time, although everyone thought we would come home divorced, due to travelling with our daughters (4), (2) & 6 months! The room worked out brilliantly. We could put the kids to bed after the kiddies entertainment at 9ish, and we could slip out to the balcony and into bed without disturbing their sleep. We had a pool view room, so during the day, when our two smallest had to nap, we took turns staying in the apartment - I took great joy in sunbathing on the balcony, so it wasn't "wasted" time for a sun-worshiper. The dining was a little stressful - both restaurants were very noisy, with partial glass roofs, so any cutlery dropping, or child yowling was amplified. Our kids didn't tend to cry, but spent a lot of time staring around the large restaurants, in shock/awe of all the activity in a condensed area. Over the holiday, we figured out the best table, and times to dine, to cut down on noise. The food itself was lovely. We dined out in Alvor twice, mostly just for the change of scenary. The village is very nice. Our eldest daughter, (then 4) spent some time in the kids club, but had to be heavily persuaded to attend after the first day. It seemed to be geared at 7 - 9 year olds, and most kids went with another they already knew. Also, the kids club staff had broken English, some of them quite poor English, so my daughter didn't really understand them. We found the evening entertainment very good, but NOTE, our kids are tiny. I think its aimed at age 9 downwards, and there's not much happening for adults, or teens. The time of the kiddies disco etc was ideal, because we'd be first down for dinner, and then go straight to the disco. Everyone's kids played in the evening also at the playground, which was ideal for parents to bring up a glass of wine and relax! Families who had young children were loving their holiday. Couples & families with older kids looked a bit disgruntled. The entertainment staff seemed to be people in their early 20s, just enjoying their summer, and didn't seem to have much guidance/supervision on what itinerary to put on, or how to entertain kids of different ages. I went to the Spa for one whole day, and had a teeny tiny masseuse, but the massages I got were amazing - it was really well worth the cost. My daughter (4) came in for a swim at the end of my day there, and she loved the change of scenery. We went to the beach one day, and although we got the bus, in the extreme heat, we found the trek too much. We didn't have all the beach equipment we needed, and didn't want to hire a bed as we were only going to be there of an hour or so. We just felt, although its only a quick bus ride away, it wasn't worth the hassle. The pool was freezing cold. However, the weather was hot all during our holiday, so the kids didn't mind. I found I would have to swim or keep active in the water, or else I'd get cold. We spent a long time trying to decide where to go this year, and due to the following, we have decided to return to Baia again this year: 1. Playground beside pool, so parents can sun-bathe and supervise kids at same time; The kids club is near the pool too, so you can collect in your togs! 2. There are scheduled eating times, so if the kids don't eat well at breakfast, they can have the snack at 11 instead & the same throughout the day; 3. The entertainment will be ideal for our kids this year - all three of them will be able to partake this year; 4. The all inclusive bar was great, and I only really figured out what to order towards the end of our holiday last year! 5. Alvor is a lovely village, that is maybe 15 minutes away, and is ideal for having an ice-cream after dinner, or sauntering around the shops. 6. We'll probably do the day trips to the waterpark and aquatic park this year - we heard from other guests that they were great, despite a very early start. I read the reviews before our trip last year, and someone had suggested bringing your own hangers. We did this, and it was well worth it, so bring some! We almost left our clothes to be laundered, and at the last minute I checked the prices, and they were outlandish, so be warned!More

aoife m, Dublin, Ireland

I'm not picky but don't go!

I have been on girls holidays and seen horrible hotels and I ignored the advice on here not to go, big mistake! Me and my boyfriend went for a week in September we felt so young! If you want a fun hotel don't come here entrainment for one day that was terrible! One thing we weren't told is all inclusive finishes at 12! We didn't know that and there is set times that you can eat no snack bar or anything the food is horrible all fish and left overs from the day before. The rooms were beautiful but not clean our maid changed the sheets once during the stay and even then it was to a stained sheet. There is a massive hill down the the centre that is hard to walk and the beach is a bit of a long walk. Over all not happy with our stay and we will never be coming back!!'More

Rebecca-lou0x, Mancheter

Off Season Get Away in a perfect Hotel

From the offset we were very impressed with the large and fully kitted out room. What was normally classed as a suit room in all hotels is standard. A new and well thought out hotel the staff work hard to maintain the standards. A tranquil spa on the lower level which is a must. The out door pool is amazing and well worth a dip! The staff in the restaurant are friendly and they provide children's food daily of good standard. The town centre is in walking distance and the hotel bus service to the beach is spot on. We would recommend this hotel and are thinking about going back ourselves.More

111_Jimbo_uk, Sheffield, United Kingdom

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