Alvor Baia

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.

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  • 7Floors
  • 402Rooms
  • 6Lifts

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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 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.

Outdoor pool

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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Nice Hotel & location

Returned from a week at the Alvor Baia between 11th & 18th Sept as a couple. First impressions of the hotel is the size and amount of rooms.Its a very impressive looking hotel, very modern, covering a fair amount of land. It was spotlessly clean inside and out and the staff continue tirelessly keeping it that way. All of the staff we came in contact with were very friendly and helpful. We have traveled with Thomson for the last few years at their couples hotels this year we decided to go all inclusive as a change. I can honesty say it's different and the hotel does its very best to keep on top of the constant catering and clearing up after its guests. The food was always up to a good standard and always presented nicely (its not really the staffs problem when guests cant use the right serving tongs in the salads or just pick up bread and other food stuffs with their hands) The hotel does provide enough but i just guess its people. We always chose the Blue dining room to eat as i think more so it became habit although looking in on the green room did not appear too different apart from offering children's buffets. There were a couple of themed evenings that were put on whilst we were there which was a couple of Barbecues and a Portuguese night. There appears to be no expense spared or lack of food as the meat was of a very good quality and plenty of it for those that wanted it. We were concerned reading reviews beforehand at the lack of sunbeds and parasols, we did not find that there was an issue with beds even though people will still reserve their same spot and not appear for several hours after, but there is a lack of umbrellas and with so many people buying their own or loaning small beach umbrellas started to look tacky, suggest the hotel invests next season in a few more better quality ones to match their others. They are a requirement as there is not much natural shade around the pool as the young trees have not matured enough. Although if you were lucky you may find that one of the Vigilante's may be able to source a brolly for you (depending which one you asked) I'm sure that during the height of summer it was probably much more difficult it was busy enough even at this last week. The entertainment during the day around the pool (if you can call it that) has been well advised in previous posts, the Animation Team (what do they do?) They appear to only be there for their own entertainment and don't involve too many people as its seems too much effort but will spend time entertaining themselves dancing and singing (badly) into a mic. Aqua Gym what was all that about?? Alvor is a short walk away approx 10-15 mins and does involve walking down then back up a hill not too steep, well lit and paved or 5ish Euro for a taxi. Alvor is very nice, good restaurants and bars and you can sit outside watching the boats and world go by without being rushed. its deff worth going into for a few relaxing drinks or a meal. Overall we had a great time, all inclusive is a different experience and as i mentioned its only guests that make it a problem. Yes the dining areas are noisy and busy as the staff are non stop clearing up, but it beats cooking at home. Waiting for drinks at both all inclusive bars you were served quickly, efficiently and always friendly & if a queue did start to form someone else would come out to lend a hand. We had a fourth floor room at one end of the building and several staff commented it was one of the best rooms for the views, they were not wrong a very long balcony overlooking the pool area as well as seeing over to Alvor and part of the beach. worth the 5 min walk from the lifts and very peaceful, best weeks sleep in ages. Must say thanks also to Nikki & Kate, did not have a great deal to do with as we had no issues or complaints. (Nikki thanks for the brolly lend) They were always smiling when we saw them. Great staff, great hotel. great location. Go there.More

Mark A, London, United Kingdom

Excellent hotel

Lovely hotel just 10 min walk to centre. Food varied and always something different to choose from. Plenty of sunbeds, lovely staff, rooms cleaned daily. Would definitely recommend. Would return to this hotel. Thanks for a great timeMore

busjpenr, castlefin co donegal

Great Place

Stayed here in late august early september and it was a really nice place to stay! Hotel was very modern and had a good atmosphere, rooms were lovely, pool was big, food was really nice and varied a lot, Alvor as a place was lovely too. I would definitely go back and definitely stay at this hotel again, reading some of the comments on this hotel i would say that some people can never be pleased as it was great! We had no problem with the staff too as some people have complained about them, they were always very friendly and helpful toward myself. 10/10 !!More

Ross W,

Gorgeous hotel - more for families and elderly people!

We returned a few days ago, the hotel is beautiful looking, really modern, bright and super clean! We had absolutely no problem at all getting sunbeds get up at a reasonable time and you'll get one! I was also concerned about leaving towels on sunbeds and them being taken off however this never happened during our stay! Pool is gorgeous, cold when you first get in but it's lovely to cool down in! Lots and lots of room! Pool bar serve lots of different drinks, yes they are in plastic cups big wow...people would moan if there were broken glass everywhere! The entertainment on a night isn't brilliant however it's more for the older age to enjoy rather then younger. Alvor town is a good ten-fifteen minute walk it's all a bit hilly but so pretty! A taxi is only around four euro to get back to the hotel! Food...hello fish!!! The food in the hotel was fine a good variety and you can always count on having fish! There are lots and lots of fish restaurants throughout alvor, they love fish! There are steak houses and Italian places if you want a change. The bus to the beach is brill it runs every half hour or something so is really handy, beach is lovely and really clean. We also visited slide and splash waterpark, it was really good fun I would recommend going, you pay fifteen euro for a locker but get ten back. Reps will sort all your trips out for you and if you book on a certain day and decide you want to change for a different day it's no problem! Whilst we were there I did find it a little cool on a night so just pack a cardigan or a jacket just in case! All in all we had a lovely holiday at a stunning hotel! I probably wouldn't go here again as we went as a young couple and I'd say it was more for older people or families, it's fab for young kiddies!! Don't be put off by miserable peoples reviews it's lovely! Enjoy More

Abbie B, Wakefield, England, United Kingdom

It's ok!

Having booked our holiday last year I have spent most of this summer worrying that I may have made a big mistake. However it wasn't so bad but here's my verdict: On arrival, reception is quite stunning, large, glass lifts & funky furniture. Check in was easy, it's fair to say that all the staff in all areas are hotel are very good. The bedrooms are great, spacious with separate lounge/kitchen area, nice bathroom & huge balcony. There are 2 restaurants, one supposedly more child friendly but that didn't mean people with children couldn't use the other one! It could be very noisy but it was very busy. We eventually decided that if we had dinner about 9.00pm it was a bit calmer. The food was alright, I'm vegetarian so choice for me was a bit more limited but the pasta/rice/vegetables/chocolate cake were all very tasty. If you're an animal eater you will get different choices everyday. The pool is fab, its nice to have a swimming pool big enough to swim in. We had no issues with sunbeds although when we first arrived (4th Sept) it was busier so we took advantage of the free bus & went to the lovely beach instead. Animation/entertainment is very low key, good in that nobody bothers you but for a hotel of this size I think it could be better. There is a lounge singer every evening who's not bad, quite easy on the ear & different acts come in which we didn't really bother with as they only seemed to be for half an hour (when we were having dinner). The worst thing about this hotel & for me is what lowers its appeal totally is the plastic glasses! The reception bar where the singer is, is a pay bar that didn't seem to do a lot of business as most people were all inclusive, served drinks in glasses. For all inclusive guests you either went outside to the poolbar where everything is served in plastic (fair enough for by the pool during the day) or downstairs to the 'sports'bar (always showing football on big screen) where wine was served in a glass, coffee served in a cup, everything else in plastic! Unfortunately my final point is that I book a hotel rated 4 star platinum because I was something nice & regrettably this hotel lets itself down over something that could so easily be improved in comparison to other hotels of the same standard.More

theresa m, Torquay, United Kingdom

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