Alto da Colina

A favourite with families, this modern hotel is home to one of the biggest pools in the Algarve and puts 2 sandy beaches in easy reach.

With 3 swimming pools plus 2 just for kids, Alto da Colina is a sure-fire hit with water lovers. There are also 2 Blue Flag beaches in walking distance – Santa Eulalia beach, one of the best in the region, is just 15 minutes’ away.

The hotel is on a small hill in laid-back Balaia, but Albufeira is just a few minutes down the road in the hotel shuttle bus, which can also drop you off at the beach.

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Based On 334 reviews

  • Official Rating
  • 1Building
  • 4Floors
  • 132Rooms
  • 2Lifts

All Inclusive - Here's what you get


Buffet meals. Snacks 11.00-17.00.


Local drinks 11.00-23.00.

Sports and Activities

All are included except where indicated.

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Heated indoor pool

With whitewashed walls and floor-to-ceiling windows, the indoor pool is a great alternative to the busy outdoor pools.

Kids' outdoor pool

Little ones get free run of their own pool, which is near the main swimming pool.

Buffet restaurant

There are regional and international options to choose from, and kids get their own menu.

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1 bedroom apartment with sea view

1 bedroom apartment with sea view sleeps up to 4 adults with a kitchenette, 4 cooking rings, electric kettle. The 3rd and 4th beds are sofa-beds and cots are available on request. Maid service with towel change three times per week, linen changed once per week. Deposit needed for the TV remote.

1 bedroom apartment

1 bedroom apartment sleeps up to 4 adults with a kitchenette, 4 cooking rings, electric kettle. The 3rd and 4th beds are sofa-beds and cots are available on request. Maid service with towel change three times per week, linen changed once per week. Deposit needed for the TV remote.

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Another excellent holiday

Me and my family have just arrived home after another excellent holiday at the Alto da Colina. The staff are brilliant and cant do enough for you. The food in the restaurant isn't Michelin star but for a all inclusive 4 star hotel it is great, you have enough choice to serve the fussiest of eaters. I would just like to send a big thank you to all the staff for making our holiday such a great one and see you next year.More

Martin P,

Awful. Just awful

Terrible hotel. Staff miserable. Every single child facility was closed, indoor pool was freezing. Not near any town, save your money, book somewhere else. Shop was closed. Outdoor pools were unbelievably cold. There was literally nothing for us to do with two young children. Hotel is on a hill so walking nearby is also difficult.More

HolidayGalDublin, Dublin, Ireland

Brilliant holiday, brilliant hotel

We stayed here at the start of may. The hotel was so clean, the cleaners there work all day which really showed. The food in the resturants was really nice with a very good selection . The People who work there are so helpfull and polite. Luybov who works in Ricardos bar was amazing and so good with the kids. There is so much for kids to do on site but there are quieter areas too for you to chill. There was only one negative i could really think of. The resturant manager speaks to his staff like dirt, 3 nights on the bounce i witnessed him screaming at his staff at night and one night he pushed a chair over in anger. This all happened after hours . But every other member of staff and reps are fantastic. Will definitely be booking again.More

Mike C, Pontypridd, United Kingdom

Just wanted a relaxing break.

The staff were friendly, the room and everywhere was very, very clean indeed. We were totally taken aback when we arrived and had a look round, I can see this being a vibrant place especially for families with young children in the high season (we were there just after easter) plenty of room and what looked like a great splash park area for the children. We would certainly go there again.More

theh0telchecker, Lancashire

Family holiday

When we arrived we were greet with a welcome drink and our rooms were ready which was nice as we arrived before checkin time. Quickly got settled and visited the main dining room. All the food was hot and a great selection of food. Salads were fresh and hot food was regularly replaced and fresh. Staff very nice and quick to tidy away plates. Back to our room which I can happy day was out of the 80's. Large room with dated furniture and a few things that needed repair. One of the patio doors didn't lock, the patio furniture was badly weakened by the sun and actually injured me one night, our front door frame wasn't securely attached to the wall, the wrong plug was used in the bath and as such would slowly empty when my daughter was having a bath. We went to the kids splash pool which the kids loved but the water was freezing as mentioned in others reviews. Which meant the kids would go in for a bit then sit in the sun to warm up. Too add to this all the pools were freezing. The hotel is in a great location for visiting local towns and beaches. There are lots of local facilities. More

Micheal H,

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Alto da Colina
Rated: 4.0 /5 based on 334 customer reviews
from £482.39