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.
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 bedroom apartment with balcony
Spacious rooms with whitewashed walls are comfortable spaces. Balconies offer a bit of outside space, while each room comes with a lounge and kitchenette. This room has a twin bedroom.
1 bedroom apartment with balcony
Spacious rooms with whitewashed walls are comfortable spaces. Balconies offer a bit of outside space, while each room comes with a lounge and kitchenette. This room has a double bedroom.
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My family (Husband, 6yo daughter and sister in law) and I stayed here at the end of may and I can assure you we'll be returning. The hotel is very well kept,with nice common Ã¡reas to hang out. The flats are very confortable, with one bedroom and a living room/kichinnette area with a sofa bed, both with a tv and balcony exit. Both areas are separated by a door which gives you some privacy when sharing with others the flat. There are two restaurants that serve the same menu but one of them is family-friendly (high chairs for little kids and a buffet table for the little ones to help themselves). The food was good, with great variety to choose from (meat, fish, paultry and vegetarian plates in all meals) and there was always a cook in site preparing one of the dishes (for breakfast, could be frying eggs, or making creppes, for lunch or dinner grilling). different types of salads, veggies (if you preefer to make your own), fruits and different desserts to choose from (not as good as the rest of the buffet, but still, plenty of options here) The hotel offers free shuttle to and from the beach (that btw, is a very good one, water is calm and warm) and the city Outdoor pool is big, clean, with lots of sunbeds. The is a bar service available by the pool and the animation team is always organizing some kind of activity around the area. Next to the pool there is a huge playground in the shape of a pirate's ship with some places for you to seat down while your kids enjoy themselves. There is also an indoor pool, steem room and turkish bath but you need to pay for this service, which is ok by me but kids are restricted to one hour in the morning and one in the afternoon so if you have the bad luck of going and the weather doesnt let you enjoy the outdoor pool and you have a kid then you might not enjoy too much your trip.More
Ruth V, Lisbon, Portugal
We were here for the grand finals of the Rotax Max karting, so thje hotel was fully booked. Our room was clean, large and comfortable. The staff is very friendly, altough service was a bit slow. Breakfast was good. Drinks at the bar also and reasonanbly priced for a Hotel Bar. The outside pool is great, but very cold thgis time of the year.More
Robert K, Vijfhuizen, The Netherlands
Lovely but not a lot to do
Visited the hotel with my mom and two younger sisters and stayed for 10 days. When we arrived at the hotel it was stunning, compared to all the other hotels we'd drove past on the way it was by far the most beautiful. Arrived 3 hours before we were allowed to check in but reception already had our rooms ready and we were given key cards upon arrival, which we were very impressed with considering we had been told we would have to hang around for the rooms before we arrived. The rooms themselves were immaculate, so spacious and clean. Had the option of a bath and a shower too. Only down side to the room was that there was no sort of cooking utensils if you wanted to eat in the room. Another negative is the pool, it's absolutely freezing, I understand it's a large pool and would be almost impossible to keep it warm in October but I could barely dip my toe in. Only saw small handful of kids brave the water over the 10 days. Plenty of sun beds around the pool though for when it was warm! Moving onto the food as I've seen other reviews saying the food was awful etc. This is rubbish. The food was fabulous, so much choice and different foods everyday! Always warm and kept topped up. Although there isn't a lot of choice for fussy children like my youngest sister who lived on chips and bread rolls. The wifi could only be used in the lobby or in the grand bar downstairs. I was on the second floor and couldn't reach the wifi. However there's plenty of English TV channels to keep you occupied when the weather wasn't so great or for the evenings. As a general review of Alvor itself I wouldn't recommend it for family holidays as me and my two sisters often found ourselves bored as there isn't much but little shops and restaurants in the village or in near by villages. However couldn't fault the hotel just would've been perfect in a more lively location! More
Amber R, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Stayed here the October school week. Our room was lovely and clean with a big spacious balcony. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The food was delicious (in my opinion) with enough variety to choose from. The cakes were delicious! Alvor town was a 10 minute walk away, very pretty with plenty of shops, bars and restaurants. Overall we had a great time and we would definitely go back, in fact we wished we'd booked for 10 days. More
JazzyJ2913, Halesowen, United Kingdom
Really nice 4 star!
Stayed at this hotel 22nd â 29th October, 2 adults and 2 children (8 and 12). We really enjoyed our stay and everything was spot on. As said by other reviewers this hotel really does not warrant the bad reviews on here Our two children had a brilliant time, we all came away feeling like we had a fantastic chilled week away in a lovely friendly well maintained hotel. Only two things let this hotel down, the food (lukewarm) and the entertainment (non-existent), this hotel could be so much better if these two things could be improved upon, in our opinion if improvements were made in these areas a good hotel would then become a brilliant hotel! In short we had a lovely week away! First impressions - Arrived at midday, allocated room on arrival. Clean well presented hotel, huge pool, tidy, clean, well maintained ground and communal areas. Friendly staff. Room - Large, well maintained and clean. 2 smaller rooms, our children had a pull out sofa bed, 2 tvs showing various English speaking channels, bbc news, vh1, Hollywood movie channel with various movies showing. Terrace was huge. Maid cleaned room every day. No wifi in room and we were a couple along from reception. Had emailed the hotel prior to arrival requesting a ground floor room and this request was granted. Staff - Lovely, friendly, helpful, polite etc throughout our stay. Could not do enough for you, an asset to the hotel. Pool - Pool area is huge, as this was the end of the season the hotel was not full and therefore there were more than enough sun beds to go round, no need to be up at stupid oâclock to reserve, not sure what this would be like in high season. Beds comfy. Low music playing round the pool but depending on where decided to sit could avoid it. Wi fi worked at all times and was good, we used it round the pool, however we did tend to sit near the entertainment hut and the pool bar. Pool was cold but plenty of people in the pool. Inflatables allowed in the pool. Lifeguard on duty. Indoor Pool/Spa â We used the indoor pool on a couple of occasions, our children were only allowed in between 1pm-2pm and 6pm-7pm, this cost 14E (5E per adult, 2E per child) each time for an hour. Swim caps were needed although we took our own. Although this was a welcome break from the colder pool outside we felt the cost was excessive We have stayed in various 4 star hotels all over the world at this time of year and have never had to pay to use the indoor pool. Bars â 3 bars at the hotel. The hotel bar Reception is not included in the all inclusive. Pool bar and downstairs bar included. Variety of wine, beer, soft drinks, spirits, liquors, hot drinks available. One cocktail per day available. Both bars open from 10am-11pm. Staff friendly and helpful. Seats near pool bar and inside. Wifi available in both areas. Bar downstairs large, big screen tv but did not play live sporting events, numerous televisions playing music. Wifi available in this area. Staff friendly and helpful Restaurants/Food â Blue Restaurant only open when we stayed, open 7am-10am, 12.30pm-3pm and 6.30pm-10pm. Food/snacks served in downstairs bar other times, we did not have any snacks therefore unable to comment. In restaurant lots of choice and food is of good quality but the issue was the temperature of the food that was served, it was lukewarm if lucky. On numerous occasions we selected food that was cold when it should have been piping hot. I really think this needs to be looked at, spoilt the whole experience. Also, food not labelled, although lots of choice various food not touched/wasted as people did not know what the heck the food was. Think the food experience at this hotel could be greatly improved by looking at these two issues. Staff friendly and helpful. Entertainment â This is the other thing that lets this hotel down. Entertainment staff were never present throughout the day, bearing in mind it rained and there were a few cloudy days during our stay and during these times I would expect activities to be available for guests, entertainment staff were nowhere to be seen. No activities took place throughout the day, anything that did take place was advertised outside the downstairs bar, nothing was announced around the pool and guests we spoke to were unaware anything was taking place. Kids club was held each day however my children did not wish to attend therefore cannot comment, I think if the team had a greater presence in the hotel the club would be more successful. Evening entertainment was dreadful, basically nothing takes place till 10pm. Lots of children and families looking bored. The only night anything decent was on was when we watched the Portuguese dancing. Other nights they advertised karaoke and bingo at 10pm as the headlining activity. Surrounding area â Alvor centre is about a 10/15 minute walk, beach is about a 20 minute walk. Lovely area with nice restaurants, quaint streets and shops etc. Beach in huge and absolutely stunning. Free frequent bus service to beach each day. In short we had a lovely week away at this hotel. This is a lovely hotel with friendly staff, good service, nice grounds, lovely large pool and lots of facilities. Really good 4 star hotel!!!!More
J B, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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