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, buffet restaurant 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.
Facilities► View all
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.
Rooms ► View all
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 pool view and balcony
Bright and airy apartments are the ideal setting for a relaxing break. With neutral tones and dark wood touches, they each feature a kitchenette and lounge and offer pool views from the balcony. This room has a twin room.
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Not all it was cracked up to be...
This was the first time we travelled to Portugal and we have agreed that we will return but definitely not to this hotel. I am usually quite easy to please but this hotel has issues ... Good Points; *Rooms are spacious - The bathroom had a hair dryer, large mirror, shaving socket, bin, bath and shower, sink, toilet and Bidet. There is a small kitchen with electric hob, sink and fridge with a few crockery items (no cutlery). There is a lounge area which had sofa, TV and Coffee Table. Bedroom had a large bed, spare chair, two bedside tables, lamps, long dressing table (without the mirror) and TV. There were two wardrobes, one with a safe (at an additional fee) *Architecture of the building looks great but not completely practical Bad Points *we were in room 472 - this had a pool/garden/sea view but as we were at the far end of the hotel on the 4th floor, it did seem like forever to get to our hotel room! *Rude Staff - We felt that staff behind the bar and reception were rude, miserable and did not want to be there. Now I would normally ignore this but reception were quite sassy when we put forward a complaint and when you asked the bar staff (pool bar in particular) what drinks they had/if they had cocktails etc you would get a rude blunt response... The only staff that were friendly was in the food court and the cleaners. *Food... The food is disgusting. I felt like i lived off chips, bland pasta and salad...Dont get me wrong, there was a variety of food there but it was all bland, fatty, cold, inedible. They stick the food on a hot plate and one day I tried to paella with a fried egg on top... i have no idea how long it had been there but it was a dried up lump and the egg, although look like it would be a good runny egg, when i tapped on the yolk, it was hard and after excessive tapping it caved in and was hard and slightly crystallised. It wasn't even like hardboiled. It was inedible. *Pool - yes it is very large but also very cold! l. I was planning on doing a swim each morning but it was freezing at all hours so decided against that! *Gym & Indoor Pool/Spa - as we were all inclusive I believed the Gym and the indoor pool would be free of charge/included in the package however this was not the case. The gym is 5 euros a day and access to the pool and spa facilities was 10 euros a day. You get beach towels from the spa which are 20 euros each, can be refreshed as often as you want and the 20 euros are returned at the end of your stay but still... bit of a mick take i think! Spa treatments are obviously extra but we didn't take advantage of these. *Spiral stairs - they are not sturdy and i felt a bit uneasy going up and down them. *Checking in - Hotel room was not ready when we first arrived at 11am. The room was not ready until 2pm however we were able to make use of the all inclusive from the moment we arrived. I saw the late check in as a negative as we travelled throughout the night to get to our airport for our 5:30am flight, had little sleep on the plane and all i wanted to do was unpack, settle in, freshen up and have a few hours sleep knowing my belongings were safely locked away in our room. we instead grabbed a few things out of our luggage and changed in the toilets. I know everyone else was in the same boat but the hotel must have known that we were arriving but I felt that they did not go out of their way to assist us. The whole time we were there felt like we had to like it or lump it really. There were other points to this trip that we were not happy with but there isn't much we can do about it now. We felt that we paid a lot of money for a mediocre hotel and ended up spending more money than we budgeted by going into Alvor town for decent edible food which defeated the object of going all inclusive. I would go back to Alvor but I will not be stepping foot in this hotel again.More
First Time To Portugal
We stayed at this hotel for a week, 25th Sept - 2nd Oct. Our room at far end on 3rd floor was lovely, kept spotlessly clean with clean towels each day, clean bedding once and a huge balcony. The entire hotel was very clean. The food could have been nice if it had been hot and a little more choice of vegetables, chips were served every day, a nice jacket potato would have made a change or some mash and why always 3 sorts of pasta. The service from the pool bar was very good with a good selection of drinks. We found the entertainment team to be very boring. It is a 20 minute walk down a steep hill into Alvor and not much to see once there. The pool is enormous and the grounds well tended. We will not be returning to this hotel as have had much better 3 star in other places.More
Lovely hotel needs improvement in areas
I travelled here with my 2 year old daughter and partner! The hotel is beautiful and spotless, as is the pool and surroundings! Our room was spacious and very modern too! It was cleaned to a high standard every day as well. The staff were all friendly. Now for the bad points - FOOD, not good at all, always cold, I'm sure the food would've been fine if it was warm but cold food is not nice! Although the salad and desserts were lovely As were the drinks especially rose wine. Also in other hotels ice creams were on offer all day but here only at certain times and these were only scoops not lollies or cones etc, you had to pay for these! As I have a young child the entertainment is important for me , there is literally nothing at night apart From mini disco which lasts for 20 mins, also on too late in my opinion! Can't fault the girls who run it as they are lovely and try hard! The toys In the kids club also seem run down and In need of replacing. The town of Alvor is lovely and a 20 min walk away, there is some nice restaurants along there and where the harbour is too. The hotel run a free shuttle bus to the beach too, the beach is nice too but not many places to eat etc. Unfortunately I wouldn't return To this hotel based on the food and kids entertainment More
A great holiday ! X ðµð¹ â¤ï¸
Just got back from a two week holiday in Portugal with my mum and my sister and stayed in the Alvor Baia Hotel. Everything about the Alvor Baia was perfect and you could not fault anything. However I say that the one thing that could have been a little better would certainly have to be the food, I didn't think there was much wrong with the food myself although my mum and my sister were not too impressed about it. Myself , my mum and my sister's favourite part of the hotel has to be the entertainment ! That includes the Entertainment Team of Alvor Baia , so on the behalf of me , my mum and sister I would like to thank the Entertainment Team of Alvor Baia for making us all feel welcome and happy ! More
Not as good as it could be..
Stayed two weeks in September, weather lovely ,hotel spotless. Asked for and was given room near reception as two of our party have walking difficulties (room 435 very good) and having been there now I realise that its a VERY long walk from some rooms! Thomson reps nearly always at desk (all THREE of them) but never seemed to move themselves to mingle with guests as i have found before on many other holidays.Reception area very small for size of hotel, as is outdoor seating area in evenings. All inclusive 'Cocktail of the day' only available at downstairs bar for some reason? Food ok, snacks WOULD be alright but are available at wrong times, 10-30am - midday and 4pm-5-30pm. We had a problem one evening , when at the end of the night we had 7 drinks on the table (between 4 of us) a waiter approached us and said we would have to pay 50 CENTS for any drink we left! I have NEVER experienced this rule before on our many holidays all inclusive, and i must say it made us feel very uncomfortable, hence we went out into town of an evening more often than we would have done! (maybe this was their idea eh?) Oh, and disregard the times of opening of bars etc on the little leaflet they give you, don't think any of them are right, and also it states that your all inclusive entitlement ends at midday on final day, it doesn't, it ends when you leave hotel.Overall however, we did enjoy holiday and Alvor centre itself is very pretty, look out for Snack Bar Silmar in the little square, it has seating out front but when you walk inside and out the back there is a lovely courtyard area with a brilliant male Portuguese singer.More
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