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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All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Buffet meals. Late breakfasts. Snacks. Ice-cream for kids.
Selected local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
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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 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.
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.
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BIG REDS STEAK RESTURANT
Never been to Portugal so we were looking forward to this holiday!!! Arrived 12.30 on Sunday afternoon room not ready...had a couple of drinks and kept returning to reception to find out when room would be available... 2pm had what you would call lunch two mouthfuls of pasta and a tiny portion of salad....room finally was ready 3.30pm (in Portugal rooms generally are not ready till 4pm) room was fantastic 2tvs, small kitchen area, bed not two bad not a mountain view but a block of flats...unpacked and by 7pm I was being vomiting/diahoreah which lasted 12 hours!!! A number of people had this in the week we stayed..food appalling service appalling entertainment appalling all very minamalist but cold and unfriendly.. Pool huge but cold beach nice but too far.. We ate out most of the week after sickness episode at BIG REDS fantastic steak house thank god this was here!!!! Would return to Portugal but nearer to FARO.. Airport awful our flight was 9.50am and we were still in check-in at 9.15am made flight with minutes to spare with a lot of pushing and shoving...reminded me of Tunisia with the sickness and poor food hygiene ð©ð©ð©ð©More
Laceytracy, London, United Kingdom
Not up to Thomson usual standards
On arrival a large nice looking hotel, efficient and courteous reception staff. The room was spacious and clean but there is not enough drawer space, a nice touch was a bottle of fresh water every day left by the maid service. On entry into the dining doom I immediately thought canteen. No dress code for the evening meal and a cold to warm food service instead of hot. Lots of choice I thought but after a week I was fed up as it a as very samey. Drinks are,served in plastic cups of child size proportions from the pool bar. Adult entertainment in the evening was very poor and started late. All inclusive drinks finished at 11.00pm, not good as did the bar on dining level which also said canteen area to me.If you wanted further drinks then you had to buy them from the cocktail bar. We will not revisit this hotel due to the low standards and feel Thomson should not advertise it as a Platinum hotel as it falls very far behind what we have visited before. The free courtesy bus provided was welcomed as the local beach is well worth a visit as it the town of Alvor itself. Nice bars and restaurants only a 20 minute walk away.The big plus for the hotel is the staff apart from 2 persons they were exceptional and lifted our visits experience.More
IanMitton, Warrington, United Kingdom
Alvor baia hotel
Booked this hotel following recommendation from a friend, not disappointed, hotel lovely, fine selection of food, staff so very friendly and helpful. Pool huge but very cold, ok when you got in though. Only 15 minute walk from village and free shuttle bus to beach. ---- great experience. Wi-Fi only not readily available in room but fine in foyer.More
JoanandJulie, Blackburn, United Kingdom
NOT A PLATINUM 4 * HOTEL
Open 5 years and 5 different managers..had to wait for 4 hours for room. Microwave in room, oven hob, but 1 saucepan, 2 cups and saucers. Only 3 drawers, but 2 televisions !!. A fight in restaurant at breakfast time between a male waiter and female waitress, needless to say they were sacked !!! Food, not much choice . Hot food always served on COLD plates.I had a severe case of sickness and diahorea and had to call doctor. He asked what I had eaten. When I asked if it was food poisoning he said it was hard to tell.....I had injection and antibiotics,then my husband had it but not quite so bad..It took 5 days of our holiday to recover. Restaurant nicknamed 'canteen'. No dress code could walk in any time in shorts.. Alcoholic drinks served in plastic cups in hotel in evening. Ok fine for outside but not inside hotel. Whoever we spoke to said it was not good enough to be a Platinum Hotel. OK the hotel and grounds were good but there is so much more to upgrade to normal Thomson standards. We have been on numerous trips and have been more than satisfied but this isn't one of them.More
wenben44, St. Austell,Cornwall,uk
This hotel is so much fun for the family. We were recommended this place by some friends as they have been twice now. They definitely delivered. There was a wide range of food and in particular if you like seafood that was it's main theme. Hotel in general was very clean and modern. The only down side I would suggest is that there wasn't really a view to look at outside the restaurant when eating. Also as well the labelling on all foods would be needed as not many were. All in all it was a very good hotel with nice warm weather in the August season. Would definitely revisit soon. More
ALLSTARS7394, Southport, United Kingdom
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