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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- 20kg luggage allowance on Thomson Airways
Food & Drink
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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 double room.
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.
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Great hotel, why the hate!
My husband and I have just returned from a fantastic holiday at this spacious resort. On arrival at 12ish our room was available immediately, we had lunch and went straight to the pool where there where loads of sun beds. Having read previous reviews this was a worry for me but there was plenty, I was down at the pool at 9am most days and a lot of people didn't surface there until 10/11am. Unless your traveling in school holidays getting a bed is not a problem no matter what time you arrive at the pool. The entertainments team where great very friendly and I did get involved in the aqua gym and stretching classes. This is your choice as they don't pester you to get involved. We flew with Thompson's and we could not fault our reps Wedge and MC, a big shout out to them as they were very helpful. The town itself is lovely and quaint with plenty of restaurants and bars if you want to try something other than the hotel, we did on 2 nights. To me the food was enjoyable at the hotel, particularly the lamb and beef which was really tender. Not much of a salad fan but there was a wide choice. We ate in the adults only section every night and saw no children in there. Yes sometimes there was a queue for the Buffett or drinks stations/ bars but this was not for a long at all and seriously some of these reviews complaining about it is unfair as you get queues everywhere you go including 5 star resorts. The pool was big and slightly on the cold side but you soon get used to it after a few days. The rooms were kept clean and whilst there was some scratch marks on sofa etc we never spent much time in the room so this was no problem to us. A must is a visit to the beach which is spectacular. The only reason I'm not giving the resort a 5 star is that on arrival our coach was full and they only initially had one receptionist on, which was poor as it took ages to check people in. Luckily we were near the front of the queue. The evening entertainment could also do with improving so if your traveling as just adults do take some playing cards to use in the evening. A final point to add is if you have booked this hotel or are thinking of booking it please don't be too concerned with all the negative reviews, as I was but had a brilliant time. More
Nothing to shout about...
My boyfriend and I returned from this hotel last week having stayed for 1 week. We arrived at around mid day, and on arrival we were told that our room was not ready and that we had to wait until 4pm to check in. We were told to leave our cases in the reception lobby and perhaps go to the pool. This immediately put us in a bad mood as we had been up travelling since 3am that morning and just wanted to check into our room. When we finally checked in, the room was large and spacious but very basic. The corridor carpets were also very stained which did not give us good first impressions. We found he food to be very repetitive throughout the week, we have 2 BBQ's and that was about the only different thing they did... if you like pasta, fish and bland tasteless food you'll be ok. Also, there as queues everywhere, even for drinks, it was a bit like a school canteen... drinks were also served in plastic cups throughout the day and evening. Entertainment was mostly for the children, not adults. Staff were also a bit arrogant. I wouldn't say this was a 4* platinum hotel. The only good things about this holiday was the beach and the weather. We would perhaps go back to alvor but not this hotel. More
Not to our tastes or standards
My husband and I visited here for my birthday, for 7 days. After landing at the airport at 5.20 it took us until 9.45pm until we actualky arrived at the hotel. They disnt ket us check-in straight away and instead chose to usher us to the restaurant instead. We just wanted to go to our room. When we eventually got to the room, we found it to be large, clean and modern. However found the bed, although large, to be very uncomfortable. Room cleaned to a good standard every day. Hotel it sent was clean and modern and very large. The pool area was nice, and although the water was quite cool, it was refreshing after having been sat in the sun for sometime. The poolside animation team did a good job and TBH, these seemed to be the only staff who had any personality as not one other memeber of staff shared a genuine smile or welcome greeting. The drinks in plastic cups throughout the day is acceptable, but really is it necessary on an evening? For us we found the whole dining experience a nightmare. 2 restaurants on site, one for families and one for adults yet staff continually allowed families to go into the adult one. I would not call this a restaurant at all but more of a canteen, having to queue to get in then queue for food which was of a poor standard, meats very dry, fish over cooked and other dishes very bland, tasteless and like warm. Ok could see staff testing the food with the temperature probes but their standard of hot food is obviously different to ours. It was self service for drinks in the restaurant too which I find is very unusual.the whole dining experience took away the enjoyment of going to have a nice meal. The onky food I found to be if an acceptable standard was breakfast and salads. To be honest, I was glad when it came to the end of my weeks stay here. I was more than happy to come home. The onky good part of this holiday, for us was the weather. Couldn't fault it. This hotel has no heart or soul, no personal touches and could go a long way to make your stay much more of an enjoyable experience. Starting with attentitive staff, improving the all inclusive experience, including food and drink and going that little extra step to ensure guests have a good time. For a 'Premier Hotel, it just doesn't live up to it. I won't be visiting this hotel again.More
Wedding in the algarve
Stayed at the Alvor Baia all inclusive so Pleased we did as it's so expensive in the algarve to eat out staff lovely the food was average although ther salads fantastic I had fish most of the time ther was something for everyone and for vegans to More
Group of 5 friends stayed at Alvor Baia September 2017 - i really cannot fault hotel - it was extremely friendly; clean and although large it was not over crowded - rooms were cleaned daily - we were All Inclusive and there was a good selection of food and drinks - pool area was lovely and the entertainment worked hard to provide something for everyone without being pushy - rooms were a good size and even though there were 3 of us in our room there was plenty of space so we didnt feel squashed - we had a fabulous week at Alvor Baia and would recommend to anyone - 10/10More
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