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 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.
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Had a fantastic weeks stay at this beautiful hotel. Spotlessly clean throughout. Huge room and bathroom. The staff are so friendly and polite, nothing is too much trouble. The huge pool is a delight, bit of a struggle for sunbeds if you're not up early enough but this is the same wherever you go these days. There is a lot of action going on around the pool every day with the entertainment team but they don't hassle you to join in if you don't want to. It can be noisy but you can sit away from the main action if it's not for you. Food was amazing for an all inclusive. Some barging and queue jumping by, surprise surprise, the English! This I found was my one and only gripe! Even the full courtesy bus down to the beach had one man taking up 2 seats with his rubber dinghy! All in all had an amazing holiday and will definitely return!More
Lisa D, 187058
Not as good as it looks.
Family holiday 4 adults 2 kids aged 3 and 10, faro airport is a joke it is the worst airport i have ever been in. The hotel was 2 hours from the airport only a few drops so was a long drive. Check in was quick our room was ready but there was lots of people waiting for there rooms so we was the lucky ones there. The room was big and clean lots of space but take extra coat hangers. Bed were very very uncomfortable..my self and my husband had to keep switching side as it was to bed put together and one side was worse than the other, made you wake up aching The pool was massive but freezing it made my nephew ill we had to take him to hospital, he just could not get warm after being ing the pool, hes only 3 and couldnt stand being in the pool for more than afew minutes at a time, the baby pool was the same but got warmer in the afternoon. By the end of the week the weather got warmer so did the pool but not much it was still breath takingly shocking. Food was not great at all, always going 5 star we could really tell the difference with the food and drink, local drinks are in the all inclusive only 2 at time, but if you want a branded drink you had to pay, which didnt bother us as we like what we like. There was always sun loungers no problem there, the kids club wouldnt let my nephew in min age is 4..the park was great for him. Staff were really friendly around the pool and pool bars, dinning room staff we not so nice, they would take your plates while you were still eating. The entertainment was pretty rubbish, same few singers on singing the same songs, the mini disco was same old same old, even the kids got bored of it, Zoomarine was a brilliant day out. The beach was beautiful can have a 20 min walk or get the free hotel bus. Over all we went for the kids and it aimed at familys, but the kids club rule and the freezing cold pool didnt make as family friendly as you would think. 1st time in portugal i dont think we will be going back, not because of the hotel that was our choice, but the airport is past a joke and with kids and a pushchair even worse.More
Probably the best hotel ever.
Just returned from 14 nights at the Alvor Baia, near Alvor. I must say that everything went well. Our room was true to the images on the web site,apartment sized with bedroom,bathroom,kitchen and sitting room. A balcony is standard is standard to all rooms, but some have odd sizes. Ours was approx 18' x 5'. The bathroom had two shower choices, hairdryer, and bidet. Kitchen comprised 2 ring hob, microwave and 4 cu ft fridge as standard. Also 4 cups and saucers,4 tumblers and a 'pot' for boiling water. Two tv's with 40 channels each so BBC 1 and ITV in our room. Air conditioning via two outlets to both areas with clever partition door closing off bedroom for privacy. Beds have 3 pillows each with 3 large blankets. A smaller bed is hidden away under the sofa in the sitting area. The swimming pool is more akin to a small lake, with long walk in areas at each end. Main pool is 1.4 m (55") deepest with children's pool .35 m (14") deep. Lots of sunbeds (440) and yes we counted 'em one night. We had room 476 one of 17 on floor 4 of block 'A' the accomadation furthest form pool and bars. Even numbers face grounds and south to the sea, while odd numbers look out onto street and local hospital, which i hear is not a problem. The hallways are carpeted so no sounds of passing feet. Travelled with Thomson via Holiday Pirates web site with flights by Norwegian Air from Gatwick outward 2 hr 25m return 2 hr 35m t/o to t/d. Coach transfer 1hr 10 mins. Thw wi-fi is all over the hotel, up to all 5 floors and the fer side of the pool with no password required. Beach towels are E20 each deposit refundable and replaced as required. The spa is E10 per person all day + E3 for a head cap and E1 for a locker. Spa has usual water jets, jaquziy! sauna and turkish cabins. The road to Alvor is 15 mins to the taxi r/bout then a maze of little streets to the harbour. The uphill part is 150/200 yards of 1 in 10 so take it slow on the shaded side of road and use the tiled benches to rest on. The courtesy 'beach bus' is a 45 seat twin door vehicle operating through the day with a break around 1 pm. Push chairs can be carried with ease. All the staff are good, but maybe a mention here for Marisa, Pedro and Diana on the restuarant door. Food is excellant with the accent on fish, so squid, swordfish and mackerall. Did any thing go wrong - well ok the electronic door key had to re calibrated and the wardrobe door had to put back on its runners, not much really. We recommend this hotel!More
Nice hotel and food
This hotel is very well maintained. With good size bedrooms and an excellent shower. The food is good especially if you like seafood, there is a lot of choice. Not much for older children 11+ but on whole a nice place to stay.More
I stayed at this hotel with my wife for one week and was very impressed. The style of the hotel is very different and makes a refreshing change from the faux-traditional architecture of tile roofs which characterises much of the local area. This was very much to my taste and it is clear that the hotel is well-looked after and throughout was very clean. Indeed, I noticed by chance in toilets that the cleaning sheet typically recorded several inspections per hour and the level of cleanliness I observed would confirm this. Food was of a good standard and there was a good range, particularly featuring fish of various sorts. On certain nights there was a small theme, such as Moroccan night, where the presentation was excellent, with it clear that much time and effort had been taken. Staff across the hotel were friendly and hospitable and appeared to generally enjoy their jobs, meaning that I never felt that service was provided grudgingly. While the hotel is a little inland from the coast, in practice it is little more than a ten to fifteen minute walk, while a courtesy bus between the hotel and beach is provided by the hotel that goes several times in the morning and afternoon. This got us to and from the beach in just minutes. The swimming pool at the hotel is perhaps the best I have seen, particularly in terms of size, with there being a consistent depth of 1.4 metres for around 50 metres in length, which is equivalent to an Olympic size swimming pool. Accordingly, the pool while being well used, was never excessively crowded, and swimming in the early morning and evening was a pleasure due to it almost being empty, so meaning that some more serious swimming could be done. In terms of overall standards, I would assess this hotel as being very much above average and certainly worth the money.More
Jason M, 186394
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