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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- 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
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.
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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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Package holiday hell.
Having stayed in numerous Thomson Platinum rated hotels I would question the rating bestowed on the Alvor Baia. Main lobby and rooms were fine but the all inclusive elements were diabolical. Suffice to say we ate out most nights and paid for drinks in the main bar. The dining experience was comparable with a school Cafeteria. Noise was unbearable and too much for my six month old. The bar which was included in the all inclusive package was poorly stocked and served drinks in plastic cups. Sun loungers and shade were the worst part of the holiday. Most days we didn't manage to secure anywhere to sit and the day we did our towels were removed whilst by the lifeguard whilst we were in the pool! We duly lost sunbeds with no apology. Package holiday hell. More
Victoria P, Harrogate, United Kingdom
2nd time Even Better!
We are a family of 5, & stayed August 2014 for 2 weeks. We also stayed August 2012 for two weeks. Our 3 girls were 6, 3 & 2 in August 2014, and we had an amazing time. My 6 year old was a kids club junkie (although the kids club staff appeared a little disinterested to parents, my eldest loved it & insisted on eating in the evenings with kids club too). Our evening routine was dictated by the time of the kiddies disco (by our kids) & we went to most of the evening activities-still the same as 2 years earlier-they're all very entertaining for a 6 year old-adults will need a few rounds at the bar to truly appreciate some of them!! Teenagers & older families seemed to play cards or on iPads etc. in evenings. The rooms are great, no complaints. Pool view definitely a must, though on neither holiday did we pay a supplement for it. Down-sides are as stated by others-pool is quite cold-I found it too cold to hang out in & would supervise the kids from the edge. Staff were great-they've gotten rid of the cranky restaurant manager & have improved the overall friendliness factor. Our only problem is that this hotel does not cater for families of 5-our youngest was under 2, & therefore didn't count towards room occupancy. This year she does (although we'll have much less baby stuff to bring), so we can't book this resort. I saw the falcon brochure for 2015-I was shocked at how much it down-plays the resort-they don't mention the amazing play-ground, kids club within direct sight of most locations at the loungers by the pool, the spa is fab, we both had several massages, the selection of drinks is great, the selection of food is brill. The atmosphere in the restaurants is still a bit canteen-like, but they are trying to improve it with friendlier staff & soft furnishings to absorb noise. Finally, we chatted to various other guests when there last time re price & found (not surprisingly) the Irish are paying higher prices than the UK & French guests - very annoying, though I doubt it has anything to do with the resort.More
aoife m, Dublin, Ireland
We stayed at the Alvor Baia the last 2weeks of October before shutdown. It was very quiet so no problem with sun beds & queuing, I'm sure this would be very different in peak season. Water very cold, so cold we never went in! We had a taxi transfer to the hotel, it was very hot & no air con! We had a quick & easy check in as arrived before the bus. Our cases were taken to the room which had a pool view & was very far from the main part of reception. Great for us as nice & quiet. The rooms were very big & clean, large bed with very small pillows. We Did request more & received them very quickly. No tea/coffee facilities as such, but took our own kettle. No problem with milk as supermarket close by & had small fridge. Large balcony with table & 2 cracked chairs, as others had mentioned this we told reception & they were replaced with much stronger ones the next day. Basic bathroom with good shower. Agree with others that the plastic cups are a must round the round the pool, but in the evening is not good at all. The Wifi was very intermittent & we did pick up a signal round the pool area but again I think this was only because the hotel was quiet being out of peak season. The food was typical all inclusive, very nice & plenty to choose from. We did eat out a few times in Alvor, fantastic choice of restaurants & bars. Would love to return to Alvor but to a Villa to eat where the local people do, such a lovely harbour. Lovely beach with plenty of nice bars & sun beds. We also had a taxi back to the airport, very good driver with air conditioned car.More
debs026, Chester, United Kingdom
I stayed in September with my fiancÃ© for 10 nights The room was excellent & the Balcony was massive The All inclusive buffet was excellent The staff were really friendly & helpful The swimming pool is excellent & plenty of sunbeds It was just a bit of a hike up the hill back to the hotel from Alvor town but helped keep the weight off after all the great food My only complaint was the plastic glasses from the all inclusive bars at night Would definately reccommend this hotel to couples & FamilysMore
My boyfriend and I stayed here for a week in May. The hotel itself was absolutely wonderful. The food was great with a good range to chose from each day. The room was always clean, lovely staff as well. However I found the area itself was very limited and boring after a couple of days. The transport to other towns/cities was a lot of money, but we did go to Slide and Splash and Zoomarine which was fantastic! If you are coming here as a couple without children then I would not recommend this hotel for you.More
Charlie S, Cullompton, United Kingdom
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