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, seafood-serving buffet restaurants and cocktail bars speak for themselves against the hotel’s streamlined backdrop.
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- 20kg luggage allowance
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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
These bright and modern rooms come with air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi and a shower in the bath.
These apartments are a good base for exploring the surrounding area. They come with a balcony or terrace, plus a lounge, kitchenette, air-conditioning and satellite TV. These sleep up to 4 with 2 extra beds in the lounge.
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1 double bedroom apartment with pool view
These one-bedroom apartments are modern with tiled flooring and dark wood furnishings. They sleep up to three adults or two adults and two children in a double bed and a sofa-bed in the lounge. To make some snacks, there’s a kitchenette for your use with a microwave and fridge. Outside, you'll have a balcony or terrace with a pool view.
1 twin bedroom apartment with pool view
These one-bedroom apartments are modern with tiled flooring and dark wood furnishings. They sleep up to three adults or two adults and two children in twin beds and a sofa-bed in the lounge. To make some snacks, there’s a kitchenette for your use with a microwave and fridge. Outside, you'll have a balcony or terrace with a pool view.
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Room was generally excellent. Some days there were not a full set of towels provided. Some days the shampoo and shower gel were not replaced. The pillows are very poor. The pool area needs more shaded areas, and more umbrellas. More options for vegetarian food. Especially rice / couscous salads, most had meat in them. Wifi coverage was poor. Virtually no signal in my room (216) and very poor near the pool. Maybe slightly quicker service at the pool bar, sometimes had large queues. But really, these are minor points. The hotel is excellent :-) More
Very good hotel ,be excellent with a few tweaks
Stayed here 21-28th June. 6 adults and 2 kids, 3 and 1 years old. the hotel is very new and is very, very large. the rooms are fantastic, spacious and modern and as a traveller who has spent 100+ nights a year in hotels for 25 years, these are probably amongst the best. We were all inclusive and found the food to be very good. I have seen comments re the restaurants being like a canteen but not sure what people expect from buffet restaurants. If you want a la carte go elsewhere! the hotel is spotlessly clean with dedicated cleaning staff constantly sweeping and cleaning. In the restaurant they come and sweep up under high chairs all the time, a welcome sight with a one year old ! The bars could be improved and queues were long but the bar staff are great. Why the hotel has a pay bar I don't know as the bar staff were so bored with no customers. Note to management, open it up to all inclusive guests! The pool is massive , I reckon over 100 metres long but be warned it is not heated so expect a shock when you jump in. I think the pool designers forgot basic physics, i.e. that mass of water will not heat up with the sun until around September! Two main niggle for me, the first was the lack of information provided by the hotel. they have a kiddies mini disco but we had to find out from other guests about it, likewise the kids club ,pool bar opening hours and even the snack bars existence. Basic information which should be in place. 2nd niggle is that parts of the restaurant ( the parts with all the family tables!) were not reached by the air conditioning and all they did was open the outside doors which during the last two days at 35 deg.+ was not helpful ! All in all a very nice place which could be so much better with a little thought, so management listen up and get with the plotMore
Lovely hotel and area
We stayed at this hotel 18 - 25 June (4 adults and a 9 month old) for a cheap and cheerful week in the sun and must say we were pleasantly surprised! Rooms are fab one of the best we've stayed in. Stayed in no 305 and although we had views of high rise buildings you could also see the mountains. We only ate in the green restaurant. Food was somewhat repetitive but still nice and the desserts were lovely! Yes canteen like but most all inclusives are, it was still nice and staff were quick to clean up. Yes it is noisy and full of kids but its what we expected staying in a family hotel. Pool is cold at first but you get used to it and it really is massive - a bridge over the middle to get to the bar quicker would be nice ;-) The hotel shop is lacking quite a bit and the paid bar on the ground floor charges 3.5 eur for a big bottle of water!!! There is a spar just round the corner and Alvor town is only a 15 min walk. If you need wipes, nappies, formula, jars of food the pharmacy in Alvor is fantastic. The hotel wifi is also a bit poor. Trips - Zoomarine is a fun day out (although half of our party missed out!) and if you can book to swim with the dolphins do, its such a fab experience and very well organised. The only downer to our first family holiday was our son coming out in chicken pox the day before we were due to leave!! The Hospital opposite the hotel was fantastic and the Drs are lovely but we were told we'd be unable to fly home :-( we told the reps/hotel this as soon as we found out however they had no room for us to stay (the hotel is absolutely massive so I did find that very hard to believe!!) and although the rep was 'trying' to be helpful it was very clear they just wanted us out so we wasn't their problem anymore. Our travel insurance did find us somewhere else near to the hospital but I really wasn't impressed. We've done Portugal now so won't be rushing back but would recommend the hotel to family and friends.More
Carly R, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
One of the best places I have stayed. Great pool area and playground. Hotel and room cleanliness is the best I have seen. Rooms are comfortable. Lacking a kettle and kitchen utensils. 4 glasses,cups and spoons is all they contain. WiFi coverage and quality is very poor. There is good wired internet in each room,so if you bring a laptop you can avail of this. You can also download virtual router software and turn your laptop into a wireless access point. Worked great for us. Staff are very friendly and efficient. Very helpful when every we dealt with them. Food is good. Good selection. Restaurants more like canteens. No atmosphere. More like eat and go. Lots of nice restaurants ten minutes away. Bus service to beach throughout the day from hotel. More
DeiseDude, Waterford, Ireland
Could be great but got some flaws!
Very modern hotel and always spotless, couldn't fault the rooms for their space and cleanliness. Maid came in everyday without fail! We were on the 4th floor with a pool view and never heard anyone in the rooms around us - very nice! However despite the rooms having a kitchenette they provided you with nothing for actually cooking yourself or making snacks - no kettle, utensils, plates etc. Pool area is great, absolutely massive and plenty of space to spread out to wherever you want to sit. Always a sunbed and umbrella available no matter what time you went down to the pool. If there isn't any sunbeds together or an umbrella the guys around the pool would always make an effort to find you some or move you some together - they were really good. The biggest flaw to this hotel and the reason we wouldn't return is due to the evening entertainment/seating areas and the way the all inclusive is set up. There is not enough seating in this hotel for its size, at full capacity this hotel can be holding probably 1000+ and there is a very small area upstairs with comfy seats, very rare you would find somewhere to sit. So you have to use the bar downstairs which has absolutely no atmosphere or any comfy seating, in fact it resembles a community centre/ common room - its extremely loud, the chairs are plastic, its not relaxing as they don't even dim the lights slightly, its bright all night and then when it reaches 11 (all inclusive ends), the lights go off bang on that time, and they're ready to shut the doors behind you. Many people were sat in the reception area during our stay as it was the only place with available chairs for those of us that didn't want to sit in the 'community centre'. The all inclusive guests get their drinks from this downstairs bar or what you could call a burger shack outside, the bar on the upstairs entertainment area is for paying guests so it means going downstairs or outside for your drinks at night. The glasses are plastic at night, I have no issues with plastic glasses in the day around the pool however at night it should be glass, a 4 star hotel should not be providing you with a flimsy plastic glass for your pint! Although If you pay for your drinks you get a glass - just because I have paid upfront doesn't mean that I should receive a different service. The restaurant is not a restaurant - its a canteen, its extremely loud and not at all relaxing for your meals. Due to the size and open space it echoes throughout. Despite that all the staff in the restaurants/bars/reception are all very pleasant and friendly. All in all couldn't fault the staff, cleanliness, and the food! The reasons above are why we wouldn't return.More
zoe280, Sheffield, United Kingdom
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