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 325 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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Holiday was great because it was our first family holiday not because of the hotel

Hotel very quiet because of out of season which was nice. However we were not aware it was out of season so nothing would be open or running. Not even the shop was open. The main attraction was the splash park and water park which were both shut. We wouldn't have booked if we're had known. After May when all the entertainment and attractions start I'm sure it would be wonderful however before May I wouldn't recommend for families. The rooms were clean and tidy. The food was really nice and all the catering staff were really nice and friendly. However I agree with other reviews that not having a pool bar open for snacks and drinks meant having to get the kids dressed, out of swimming gear just for an ice cream was a pain. No entertainment on. We used the indoor pool quite abit due to weather and it was cold, we used it for 30 mins a time before it got too cold. We were not told we could use the sister hotel by anyone at the hotel but another holiday maker told us and it was nice to use other play equipment, their shop and path directly to the beach. I would recommend that hotel, The Algar 2 over this hotel. All in all from May onwards I'm sure it would be great however before May I wouldn't recommend it to families . But if your planning on going block 1 would be a must, otherwise you will be walking up hills constantly.More

Kayley K, Newquay, United Kingdom

Great hotel, lovely location and friendly atmosphere!

My friend and i stayed at this hotel from the 26th April to 3rd of May, the hotel is only 35 minutes from airport and 5 minute walk to beach - which is beautiful! The hotel is very quiet and rooms and very clean and spacious! The staff are very helpful (especially Thierry in the restaurant). We traveled off peak which was very quiet, nice to relax! Be prepared, the pool is quite cold in April! It is only at 15 minute walk into town where they are lots of shops, bars and restaurants and of course the strip which is great in the evening! Would def travel here again! I recommend booking slide and splash - its incredible!More

Lauren R, Norwich, United Kingdom

lovely quiet hotel

My wife and i stayed here 19th to 26th April 2015,just before the summer season starts,.consequently lots of the facilities were not open.We booked through First Choice and were pleased with their services.The staff in the hotel were superb and nothing was too much trouble.The one-bedroom apartment was ideal for us and was cleaned daily.The hotel had very few guests while we were there and so meal times and drinking times were remarkably quiet.Whilst we enjoyed our stay,this hotel is very child orientated,and would not be for us in the summer when it becomes the Holiday Village.The only down side were the trainee reps who were staying there for training and seemed to think they were on holiday too,and were occasionally noisy.More

kirkyorkshire, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

very good hotel for very good price

I was there with family in april 2015, first time in Portugal, hotel have a 3 pools outside and 2 inside,food was really good, everyday difrient, room service very good. clean and tidy, i will recomended that hotel to my friendsMore

Mariusz Z, Basingstoke, United Kingdom

warming up for the Holiday village season

We stayed at Alto da Colina 6th-13th April,booking through Travel republic,after coming here last October with First choice as a Holiday village, as many other people found out not only is their no F,C reps there,half of the facilities were closed, like the kids splash park,pool bar, evening entertainment etc..Even though we were A.I getting anything other than a coke or beer in the day was a nightmare, you had to be fully dressed to go into the main restaraunt and ask there for a drink,not great when you are sat by the pool. Also unfortunately there was 60 french students there for the week,though they were in Block 2 but as the restaraunt over there was closed they would descend en masse into the main one making it seem like a canteen,we ate early every night to avoid them. The lack of evening entertainment left us playing 1 euro a pop games all night,although you could go to the sister hotel over the road some way and pay for your drinks and be entertained,not fair when you"ve paid A,I. The rooms are fab as i"ve said before,really spacious,this time we was in 332 overlooking the pool and the sea in the distance. we hired a car for the week and had some good trips up to the old town ,and different beaches,and spent 2 days at Zoomarine.we had one day of non-stop rain midweek,and as everyone was climbing the walls we were treated too half an hour of kareoke !! flew with easyjet,perfect,bob on time .all in all we made the best of things but would not go out of the Holiday village season again.More

BellasmummyUk, Warrington, United Kingdom

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Alto da Colina
Rated: 4.0 /5 based on 325 customer reviews
from £482.39