Came home yesterday after a 9 night stay at the Baia grande with husband, 7 year old and my 1 year old. Hotel was ok, very clean and spacious although our room was a little crowded with a portable bed and a travel cot but we still had enough space. The staff were very helpful, pleasant and polite, housekeeping came in every day made beds and cleaned. As a family we all enjoyed the food served in the main restaurant at breakfast/dinner, a very good choice of different dishes but if you want fresh fish/shell fish head into either the old/new town where there are some good restaurants. The hotel had a bbq on thurs which they held outside around the pool area, the food was lovely but we were attacked by millions of mozzies!! We had to abandon our meal and go indoors, such a shame as they had entertainment too. I know the hotel have no control with regards to the mosquitoes so be prepared and take some spray! Maybe they could put citronella candles on the tables or something that repels the little critters! The only issue I had was that when my husband booked the hotel with 'on the beach.com' it stated that the hotel has a kids club and a playground and they have neither! I did point this out to a receptionist who informed me it was there other hotel in the Algarve that has these facilities which was a disappointment. My 7 year old was fine, happy to play in the pool all day but my 1 year old would have benefited from these facilities. The beach which is approx 10-15 min walk away was lovely, small but not crowded and there is a restaurant there too. The only other point to make is that you are a bus/taxi ride away from the main town, with small children its nice to be able to take a walk after dinner or whenever and have a little bit more too see/do. The hotel welcomes families and was very friendly but personally I think it is more suitable for couples or families with older children.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Centrally located in the Algarve, the Baia Grande Hotel is 3km from the center of Albufeira and 750mts from the Coelha Beach. Four star high quality with 131 rooms, spacious play areas and gardens, providing an elegant, comfortable and relaxing environment. Located 750 meters from Coelha Beach and 3 kilometres from the centre of Albufeira, Baia Grande Hotel with amazing sea views has 131 spacious rooms, play areas and gardens. Of the 131 rooms 10 are Senior Suites with Sea View, 2 Junior Suites with Land View, 80 rooms with Sea View and 39 with Land View. All rooms are equipped with 2 single beds (for up to 1 extra bed), private bathroom, LCD TV with satellite channels, individual air-conditioning, minibar, safe, direct telephone and balcony. In the public areas are 1 restaurant, the "Mermaid Restaurant" where you can taste buffet breakfast or dinner overlooking the pool and theme nights (includes barbecue in summer), also available à la carte menu. The "Piano Bar" overlooking the sea where you can enjoy live music and great cocktails and "Neptune Bar", located next to the pool where you can enjoy snacks, light meals and drinks throughout the day. Hotel Baia Grande also offers indoor heated pool, outdoor swimming pool for adults and children, Jacuzzi (in both pools), sauna, massage and treatment room, table tennis, billiards, table football, giant chess game, free WI-FI internet in all the hotel, live music, a limousine service, rent-a-car, TV and reading room, private parking and transportation for hotel guests to Albufeira (4 times per day, 7 days a week) and Praia da Gale (Monday to Friday, 3 times per day). The reception is open 24 hours. Baia Grande Hotel has 4 meeting rooms for your events, "Sao Rafael", "Sesmarias", "Albufeira" and "Atlantico" with a maximum capacity of 300 people. The Baia Grande Hotel can also organize your banquets, weddings, company parties and other special occasions meet your needs. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Baia Grande Albufeira
- Baia Grande Hotel Albufeira