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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Buffet meals. Late breakfasts. Snacks. Ice-cream for kids.
Selected local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
All are included except where indicated.
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.
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.
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.
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 double bedroom.
Just returned from a two week stay at the hotel. The hotel is spotless with the cleaning staff working incredibly hard to maintain the pristine appearance day and night. The highlight of the hotel is of course the giant pool, and although it is not heated there is no need for it to be as temperatures are in the thirties most days. The food is good, if a bit repetitive but that is often the case with AI and the catering staff are very polite and friendly. The animation team work all day to provide a range of activities from football, Aqua aerobics to dance, so in the day time there is always something to do. One thing which wasn't so good was the nighttime entertainment and the use of space on the ground floor. I find that in an all inclusive hotel, having a paying bar at reception is a waste of space and time as it is always empty. Another big issue is the nighttime entertainment. 'free' entertainment, such as the singers (who are very good) are pushed away in a tiny corner indoors where there is often no audience and are often hidden away by curtains, however entertainment such as photo shoots, wildlife shows and parrots where you have to pay or donate are given the hard sell and you are approached in the main area outside. Apart from this small thung it was a good holiday and I would stay again.More
We stayed in the Alvor Baia towards the end of June for a week, upon looking at reviews we were unsure what to expect. Although we had an amazing time and couldn't fault any of the staff or facilities. The pool was enormous, lovely and cool for the very hot days. Plenty of sun beds at any time of the day, which is dissimilar to many large hotels we've stayed at. As a young couple we enjoyed the entertainment, it was nice to have music played around the pool and the staff trying to engage you (without being too pushy.) The pool bar was fine, sometimes very busy yes but with a hotel this size it's bound to be. The drinks were brilliant, good measures and most tasted nice. The food was brilliant too, all AI's get a bit repetitive after 4/5 days so it is nice to get food elsewhere. Although there was a lovely selection of fish and meats, only niggle would be to advertise if the fish has been deboned. Some were, some weren't. The desserts were lovely and snack bar was nice if you missed breakfast/lunch. The entertainment was sometimes dubious, but it can never cater to everybody's tastes. There was a classic cheesy disco most nights, which was a laugh. And we also played bingo, with chances to win spa access and champagne. The cocktails were lovely and staff at the downstairs bar very friendly. We were there for the Euro's and this meant watching Portugal and England, it was lovely to see the staff excited to watch the game and also to have all of the games shown. Our room was lovely. So spacious for just the two of us and kept amazingly clean. We did lose the remote in the sheets once the maid had taken them, but it was quickly replaced once we notified reception. We stayed in 378, it was a bit of a walk from the lift but worth the views! To our left we could see the pool clearly, in front the beautiful gardens and to our right a sea view. So we couldn't complain! Really close to Alvor centre as well, we visited a few times. On the last night we went for dinner at the Steak House, the food was lovely and very fast. We then went to a nearby cocktail bar, which was amazing. And then to a reggae bar not far down, very friendly. We also went on the Thompson 4x4 trip, which was so much fun (although a long day!) All in all, a fabulous hotel and we would love to return. More
Myself and my partner are both aged 28 we stayed here for a week all inclusive in June, the hotel is beautiful, very modern and spotless, we had a huge room with a pool view which was cleaned daily and the bed sheets changed a couple of times. There were plenty of sunbeds available whatever time we decided to go out and sunbathe, the pool is huge, some days it was freezing cold and some days it was a nice temperature just depends how hot it got which is to be expected. We used the shuttle bus to the beach which took about 10 minutes and walked back. The beach itself is beautifully kept but we only visited once as we were disappointed in the lack of bars, Restaurants and shops round the beach, pretty non existent. The food at the hotel was nice, it could have done with being a little warmer but I always found there to be a good variety, I don't eat meat and my partner is a big meat eater and neither of us had any complaints, yes the chairs and tables are plastic but that didn't bother us. Was very handy being allocated a table on entry to the restaurant, saved a big scramble for tables. I wasn't overly impressed with the drinks, the soft drinks are really sweet I don't think they're branded and the house spirits weren't too great either, however my partner didn't have a problem with the drinks. The entertainment during the day isn't great and the evening entertainment didn't look much better we didn't stay around for it many nights, the bar upstairs always had a good singer on which we both really enjoyed. There's a great strip of bars and restaurants about 15 minute walk away, was very pleasant and not chavvy like some bar streets. I would visit this hotel again at some point in the future, hopefully they improve the entertainment.More
Stacey W, 186364
We visited this hotel again for our summer holiday and we was not disappointed! the hotel is clean and modern with spacious rooms. the staff are very friendly and helpful and the entertainment team are the best. they are fun and get people involved. I would 100% come back here again in the futureMore
hayley p, 187062
We have just returned from a 2 week stay at this hotel. The facilities are first class. Rooms are cleaned every day and they are always on top of keeping communal areas clean and dry from wet feet. The pool is the biggest I have ever seen and well kept. There is a park which is excellent. My daughter went to kids club and thoroughly enjoyed it. The restaurant always had a good selection available and the kids buffet was a hit. However there are some downsides mostly with reference to the 'all inclusive'. The snack bar was only open when the restaurants were closed so if you only wanted a snack at lunch time there was no option. There were also times (granted only 30 mins at a time) when neither restaurant nor snack bar were open. Ice cream for kids was only available in the afternoon session of the snack bar, other times you had to buy them. The entertainment during the day was great and fun but in the evening it was downstairs in the inside bar. Who wants to go on holiday to sit inside? Now for my major problem - drinks. Yes they are all free BUT at some stages you had to queue for 10 mins at the pool bar to get a drink AND only allowed 2 at a time. I could see this as a problem if I was ordering 10 vodkas but the order was 2 beer or wine and half a glass of fizzy orange. So if I was getting a drink for myself, my husband and my daughter I had to drag her out of the pool to come with me (to the 10 min queue) so I could get 3 drinks (my husband couldn't come as he had to keep an eye on the pool if our daughter was in it). This was also the case at meal times where you had to queue and only 2 drinks at a time. Would I go back - no, I've been to much better all inclusive places.More
Lynne K, 186470
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