Don’t let the minimalist design fool you – the Alvor Baia is family-friendly down to its bones, thanks to the large pool area and spacious rooms.
Things come family-sized at the Alvor Baia, from the long pool that dominates the grounds to the spacious apartments.
A landscaped pool area, buffet restaurants, and cocktail bars come into their own against the hotel’s streamlined backdrop.
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Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Selected local-brand alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Snacks and children's ice-creams.
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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 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 lounge and offer pool views from the balcony. This room has a twin bedroom.
1 Bedroom Apartment with Balcony
Just so you know, the double beds here are twin beds zipped together.
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Great hotel with a little room for improvement!
Stayed at this hotel July 2nd to July 13th and it was well worth the money! Visited with family so was looking for somewhere quiet and relaxing and this is definitely the vibe of the hotel. The staff are wonderful and polite and always happy to help! The entertainment team are AMAZING especially for the younger ones! They have different activities going on all the time during the day and they like to get everyone involved. On an evening the hotel is however rather quiet, the all inclusive finishing at 11 upstairs and 12 downstairs. This is fine if you want an evening of quiet but if you are wanting a bit of music or something more upbeat I wouldn't recommend staying here! There is entertainment on during some evenings but it doesn't last very long! The all inclusive has everything you want however the food isn't the best. The quality and taste of the food is lovely but it tends to be pretty much the same thing each day!! I like to try new foods but I ended up sticking mainly with pizza and chips which isn't what I look for when going away. One of the best things about this hotel is the bus that takes you to the beach. The bus comes regularly and you even get discount at the bars and on the activities for being a guest at this hotel. The pool at the hotel is huge and the lifeguards are relaxed meaning you can take lilos in the pool which in my experience not a lot of hotels let you do. The rooms are also fantastic and huge!! The maids are always cleaning it and the cleanliness of the hotel overall is faultless. I would recommend this hotel more to families with young children or those of you who want a quiet holiday abroad rather than those who enjoy a late late night! Overall the hotel is worth the money and I had a wonderful 11 nights here and I would definitely return!!More
Best in Alvor
I was hirea was nice services and room very clean thanchs see you next months you are verry friendly we Will come back bere definitelly its amazing second visit s cânt wait to back somewhat expresive but you Will not be disappointedMore
The hotel is very clean, all the staff friendly. food also very good. The swimming pool very large with an end for small children. If you want activities they are there for you,as well as many for the children. The beach shuttle is also very goodMore
Very big hotel
Stayed for 12 nights. Hotel is huge-but well able to cater for crowds. Most are on all-inclusive deals. Rooms are modern, well maintained and food selection is good. Having to put towels early on sunbeds is mad. Expected children to make friends but too many nationalities here and place is too big. Just be aware that it is huge before you book! We love the Alvor area.... More
Practical, clean, fuss free
We stayed here for a 2 week break with 2 children aged 2 and 5. The hotel is large and clean. The apartment was perfect for us giving both us and the children their own space. The table in the room was very useful for them when we came to the room for down time (drawing at playing at etc). The reception staff were very busy but also very helpful and effective. It was a service rather than a 5 start quality experience. Check in was at 4 as described at the time of booking but it was well organised and you were given your bands on arrival and able to make full use of facilities until check in. They did prioritise families. I would suggest packing swimmers in hand luggage. Food was plentiful but the 'restauarnt' was more life a self service food hall than a pleasant , relaxing sit down meal. However with 2 small children in tow it suited us just fine as I imagine with the sheer volume of people heading through the restaurant had we had to wait on drink service etc children may have become unsettled. To be honest our children enjoyed the process of going to get their own drinks and choose their own food as it gave them a chance to try whatever they wanted - which was inevitably a bit of everything! Drinks - this was again fine for us. We were quite happy getting our own and didn't mind the 2 drinks person which I believe was down to Health and Safety rather than anything else however it would have been nice to have had the option of cocktails. There was only a 'cocktail of the day' on offer. That said if you didn't want the accessories that go with a cocktail I did hear a few folk simply asking for the relevant spirits and mixers in one glass making their own. Entertainment - the kids club girls were lovely with the children as were the entertainment team and you did not feel pressured to join in. They all spoke a variety of languages too which was lovely to hear and suited the need of the varying nationalities at the hotel. Pool - was great. We positioned ourselves near the splash pool which was also near the play park ( another favourite) and the kids club so it was all within easy reach for both of our children. The children played happily sharing toys etc. I did feel there could have been perhaps a couple more life guards on duty. Alvor itself is, as described, a small fishing village / town. We found it to be very friendly and the beach was indeed lovely. We also walked along the beach walk to the tidal lagoon which was nice and great to let the children play as the sea was a bit choppy when we were there. Over all it was a lovely relaxing and easy stay with children. However if you wanted luxury and a 'guest experience' then this is not the place for you.More
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