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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These bright twin rooms come with a balcony or terrace. You’ll have a TV. Plus air-conditioning is available from May to October.
Evening entertainment programme
These bright and modern double rooms come with a balcony offering outside space. Additional benefits include air-conditioning and Wi-Fi. These rooms sleep 3.
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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Could be better.....
A good hotel but could be so much better. Best and worst as follows: Best Rooms are lovely but towels are rock hard and there is no mirror in the main bedroom. Pool size is great but the umbrellas are limited and hogged by the foreigners in my view Daytime entertainment by the team is great with some great dance classes and aqua gym run by the guys in the Orange tee shirts!! Gina at the pool bar is great and really goes out of her way to get you the drink that you want Generally all staff are very friendly and will try and help you Worst Room not available on arrival and whilst we waited for only an hour most departures are early giving the hotel sufficient time to get the rooms ready The food is good but the restaurants dreadful that I could only liken to a school canteen, noisy and overrun with children who are not being supervised by their parents effectively. I got to dread the evening meal and but as an all inclusive resort don't see why I would go out and add to the cost of the holiday Sun beds are plentiful but could do with a good clean and most are broken underneath No eating by the pool area is a rule, for the British that is as the other nationalities appear to get away with it Beware of the mossies as I am still suffering from the bites I incurred in Alvor Our room could have done with a good clean during our 2 week stay instead of just a general tidy up each day. Dust had obviously accumulated over quite some time Overall a good stay but a week would have been long enough for us and not in any hurry to return in view of the inadequate restaurantsMore
Fryteam2014, Derby, United Kingdom
Everything and more from our holiday at The Alvor Baia
Just got back from a one week family holiday with 2 adults and 2 children. The hotel was very busy ( probably busiest week of season) but we had a very relaxing and enjoyable stay. The hotel staff were very helpful at all times and the hotel is kept very clean. The rooms are very spacious and we liked the fact that the lounge was separated by a wall to the bedroom and a door which doubled up as a wardrobe partition could be used as well. We didn't find the food at all repetitive and loved the selection of fish dishes on offer every evening. The bbq evening was my favourite and the selection of meats was great. The pool side bar was great and although you had to wait a few mins at times, this wasn't a problem for us and the bar staff had a very apt motto "don't worry your on holiday" as they filled your G&Ts glasses with plenty of gin !! We absolutely loved the pool and the kids spent most the holiday in there. Only gripe we can say (and it's more related to guests than hotel) is that people would be reserving sun beds before 7am every morning and this was highly annoying and sorry to say that we started doing the same. Wish people wouldn't be greedy and hog beds and then not turn up til about 3pm in the afternoon. I agree with other reviews that evening entertainment could be improved but day time activities and the acqua aerobics was fun with the animation team. Patio area outside was nice but in the evening could done with a few more table and chairs. Wifi seemed to be a problem for some guests as I swear we saw certain people (mainly teenagers ) camping in corridors morning, noon and night in order get wifi hot spots. To be honest if you're going to spend so much time surfing the net you might as well stay at home and not go on holiday. A couple of points. Well worth taking a travel kettle even though there a facilities to make tea and using the hotel towel service for the pool is a good idea also.,you'll need to leave a 20 euro deposit per person but it's refundable at the end of the stay. We would definitely recommend this hotel and would return again soon. More
I-Love-Marriotts, London, United Kingdom
This is not a 4 star hotel
This is not a 4 star hotel, let's get that straight. The building itself is lovely, modern & minimalist. The rooms are spacious & well-decorated. Even on AI, there is a microwave & hob although no crockery, etc. bar cups & glasses. There isn't a huge amount of privacy as the dividing wall between the bedroom & lounge doesn't actually reach the ceiling. Check in is really slow but this could be easily dealt with by putting more hands on deck at times when package tour coaches arrive. I saw queues out of the front door on one occasion. Our room was 131. If you like to be close to the lift, you'd be delighted. Unfortunately this made the room a bit noisy, especially at night. On the topic of noise, the entertainment in Grand Caffe funnels up through the reception area so you will be assaulted by that. This is a pool view room. This means you can plainly see the morning exodus of people marking their sun lounger territory at 7am. It also means you can hear the constant, pumping music blasted out by the entertainment team from 10am. And you get to look down onto the scenic barbecue areas. You essentially cannot use your balcony on barbecue nights, unless you want to become a human kipper. If you value your sanity, get a room on the other side of the hotel (although a fellow guest reported being woken at 4am by a local cockerel). There are three bars here. The Grand Caffe for entertainment, the pool bar & the reception areas bar. The latter is cash only, therefore empty. The other two are for AI & serve your drinks in small, plastic cups (much like those from a water dispenser). I felt sorry for the lovely staff in the two AI bars; they're working like dogs whilst the cash bar staff twiddle their thumbs. The two restaurants (Green or Blue) serve exactly the same fayre. The Green had high chairs & a kids' selection & I'd say Dante would place it in one of his circles of Hell; screaming kids, a cacophony of crockery, the guests in some kind of primeval feeding frenzy. Personally, I'd wager you are unlikely to want to feed much here as the food is unspeakably dreadful, unless you are undiscerning or devoid of taste buds. Chips, chips, chips. Spaghetti bolognese is the pasta of the day. Every day. The breakfasts are not bad at all. Barbecue nights are really very good (the saving grace) & the Portuguese theme night was not bad. If you don't like fish, bring some Cup-A-Soups or you'll have to eat out. The condiments are in sachets. The drinks are served from a little bar in the corner & the beer is in 200ml glasses. You have to get it yourself. I reached the point where I did not want to eat in the hotel. Sadly, that point was on day one. In one word I would sum up the food as "institutional". The afternoon snack session is decent but oversubscribed & therefore somewhat stressful. The pool is beautifully kept. There are plenty of sun beds but of course the usual brigade reserve (despite this being allegedly forbidden). This really does need to be addressed. The lifeguards will find you an umbrella if you need one though. They will also fish a baby's pooh out of the pool with a net & put it in the bin next to your seat. Also noteworthy is the drainage channel that runs around the edge of the pool area, is full of stagnant liquids & stinks to high heaven. And the people who push their sun beds close to the pool to stop others selfishly walking past them. Again, this should be dealt with by management. More reception staff at peak times. Stop people reserving sun beds at the crack of dawn. Turn the bloody music down. Oh & get in a decent catering head. More
TheNoble1, Cardiff UK
Modern hotel, great location
The hotel itself was great, very modern and clean. Friendly staff and good food. Great pool and facilities for kids (playground, kids club) and snacks all day long. However very busy, a lot of children, but all hotels in these resorts are like this. Not a lot of activities on during the evening/ night. Good for family holidays with young children. Great location, ten minute walk to Alvor town.More
C S, Dublin, Ireland
Rooms superb except the gap between bedroom and lounge for privacy reasons Bathroom really clean and modern Food always a good selection never any scrambling for a table very well organised no mess at all one the best we have come across Pool is very very cold and huge Hotel is very clean and modern stands out , would stay there again and again if we venture back to Portugal It's a 3 euro taxi ride back from the town saves walking up a slight hill All inclusive is plenty full drinks till midnight Staff superb a credit to the hotel If you want a nice hotel and a friendly one , a modern one with easy access to the town and a free shuttle bus to the beach , this is the place for you, book early and save as its well worth it , you won't be disappointed If you are a golfer perfect location also .More
Lee_130172, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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