The Alvor Baia packs a huge pool, a pirate-themed play area and sports courts into its extensive, green grounds.
This place is just 15 minutes’ walk from the pretty, cobbled streets of Alvor – a working fishing village with plenty of charm. You can walk to its sandy beach in 20 minutes, or hop on the hotel’s free shuttle bus.
There’s a reason why so many families choose to stay here. The lengthy pool, playground and children’s clubs speak for themselves. You’ve also got a couple of restaurants and bars.
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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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We had a lovely trip here. Food, staff brilliant. Rooms huge. Food great a x location was good. Close to town and walk to beach in 10 mins if you dont want to take ths bus. Walking takes you to a nicer part of the beach 😊More
This hotel does what it says on the tin - big, all-inclusive, family friendly and all that goes with that. Noisy when busy but what can you expect when there are lots of kids around. Rooms are clean, tastefully decorated in relatively contemporary clean style and well equipped. Beware the additional charge for room safe ( a little un-necessary ). Our room was about a 400m walk from reception. Breakfast is standard buffet offering with choice of two restaurants - one kid friendly. Buffet is a little uninspiring and only ate to fill space. Dinner was appauling. The Hotel is located quite a distance from the town so be prepared for long walk if you want to go out.More
Had a lovely week at this lovely, clean, friendly hotel. Nothing was too much trouble only grip was about little ones food, really could have been more variety, they are such fickle eaters, luckily ours would eat fruit and always room for cake!! Even if you could pick in advance to avoid waste it would help. More
Great family holiday
We stayed as a family of four (children aged 11&8) during the October half term and found the hotel and Alvor itself to be lovely. The pool is huge and this allows for plenty of sunbeds - we never failed to get four together - no matter what time of day we arrived at pool side. The food is good. Plenty of choice and nothing to complain about. The all inclusive drink selection is what you would expect at a foreign hotel. I'm sure those complaining about plastic cups would be the first to whinge when they hurt themselves when slipping on broken glass by the pool side!! Overall, this is a very good hotel set in a really pleasant part of the Algarve. I wouldn't pay any more than we did - I'm aware the price nearly doubled around a week after we booked - but for us it represented really good value for money. Would definitely go back.More
Don't Let Other Reviews Put You Off
Stayed early October for 1 week. Booked package with Voyage Prive for a very good price which included flights, hold luggage and Gold wristbands which gave us a discount on the pay for bar and in the spa. Arranged private transfer with Yellow Fish transfers who were excellent. Voyage Prive work on a voucher system as opposed to a traditional tour operator therefore we had to check in directly with the airline and presented the accommodation voucher at the hotel reception. We had no issues with this. The hotel is very big and has 4 floors, a bank of 4 elevators at one end so can be a bit of a walk to and fro, we had a front facing room over the carpark and to the mountains, although not the most glamorous view, we came to appreciate the peace and quiet as opposed to the constant noise/music etc that would have come with a pool facing room. The two restaurants, indoor all inc bar and snack bar are all one floor below ground level which means eating outside isn't much of a view and the area allowed as such is not very big. The spa and games room is another floor below that. The room was spacious, and yes a little worn on the settee and sideboards/tables. I have no idea why there is a two ring cooker and a metal pot for boiling water, there are no other cooking accoutrements so surely they'd have been as well to just provide a kettle? small teacups, dessert spoons, no plates, bowls, knives or forks and 2 mismatched and rather small glasses. Not that we needed it but it just seemed a bit odd. Due to reading other reviews about the "Tea making facilities" we took our travel kettle. I would have preferred a mirror on the wall in the bedroom over the table as opposed to a bed, the amount of times I tried to check my hair in the TV!! Rooms kept very clean and you're provided with plenty of towels and a few small bottles of shower gel and small bars of soap. I think it's a bit rich to want to charge you for a safe for 4 star all inc, and to only supply you with 1 bottle of water, little things like this do let it down and are why people complain. Last bad bit was some of the younger bar staff, were sullen and almost rude as compared to some others who were wonderfully friendly. Pool as everyone knows is massive! OH loved it. Sunbeds were a bit hit and miss as to whether you could get one later in the day but it wasn't that big of a deal to us. get your towel out and lie on the grass! Music around the pool all day and the animation team at intervals, we didn't get involved, not really our thing. Food in Blue restaurant was excellent at every meal, we never saw the same main dish twice (except at breakfast of course) plenty of choice and particularly good fish dishes. After reading reviews OH was looking forward to the BBQ nights but there wasn't one on our whole 7 night stay. As mentioned there's a regular bus to the beach, can recommend the beach restaurant right by where they drop you off, had a great Portuguese steak sandwich & fries there. The reason people are so specific about the bus being to the beach and not the town is because there is quite a difference. You can walk to the town in a little over 10 minutes, the beach is not so straight forward and you can easily get lost, although you'll find it in the end! Overall we had a pleasant holiday and felt that our money was well spent at the Alvor Baia. Would we return? Not in a rush but for the right price yes but this is not a reflection on the hotel more a reflection on Alvor town and beach, of which there is nothing particularly wrong, we just found it hard getting our heads around the lay out of it all, we much preferred Albufiera old town and the beaches there.More
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