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Alvor Baia Resort Hotel
Ranked #7 of 24 Hotels in Alvor
London, United Kingdom
1 review
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Reviewed 3 October 2011

This hotel was amazing. It was clean and the service was 101%. I have never been to a hotel where everything is to a high standard but the Alvor Baia Hotel was. The room service was efficient and the staff friendly. The cleaning of the rooms were always well done and the reception, waiters and waitresses were all very helpful and friendly.

We only had to leave at 5pm on the Friday and they allowed us to stay in the room till 3pm which I thought was very good of them. It gave us time to do some last minute sightseeing without having to worry about our suitcases.

The area does require some walking but it is an enjoyable and peaceful walk to the beach, bars and restaurants or you can take a taxi which is 3-4 Euros. If you want to go to Albuferia or Lagos it is more or you may want to hire a car for the day.

The swimming pool is massive and clean and the balconies are very long. You have a games area and internet room and the internet is free.

I would recommend this hotel. I had a fantastic holiday.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2011

Huge brand new hotel which I suppose just needs some suggestions to improve. Our lovely big balcony got no sun at all at anytime of the day which was disappointing as we like to sit out with a drink etc. When we asked about it we were told you had to pay extra for a sunny room!!!!! The pool is so big and exposed that The wind regularly blew over umbrellas and made it uncomfortable to sit out so we went to the beach which was lovely. Alvor is a nice place. We have been before but we won't go back to this hotel as it is soulless. Positive points , good food and friendly staff.

  • Stayed September 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 September 2011

staying here has been the most relaxing holiday i have ever had! Do NOT listen to any bad comments you may have read already!

my partner and i have had a 2week stay at the Alvor Baia and i have simply nothing to complain about!

the rooms are very spacious with a large fridge and simple kitchen, enough to make lunch in. a large bathroom, living area and bedroom. they were cleaned daily and nothing to fault.

the hotel is very clean and staff are more than happy to help with anything and offer advice. we booked through travel republic so did not have a rep to ask for advice and this was never a problem! as the hotel was not full we were able to check out of our rooms late easily.

the pool is massive, never seen one so big! plenty of sunbeds around the pool and we found most people ventured to the beach so the pool was empty and more than enough sunbeds so getting up late was never an issue. all that can be heard is the water from the pool, it was so peaceful.

the food was standard for a 4* hotel, its a buffett style as every other hotel ive ever stayed in offering this type of service. if you want luxury wining and dining then dont come all inclusive or half board. the restaurant staff were continuously replacing the food and i always had a hot meal. the staff were friendly and provided an excellent service.

as for people saying you need a car and the hotel is up a steep hill, they are just plain lazy. we walked to alvor town most nights, a 5-10 min stroll depending on how far into the harbour you want to go. the beach was 10-15 min walk away and after getting the hotel train there we walked back, so really not that far at all! there is also a small supermarket, us stop and banks 5min walk away. all you really need on holiday!

we hired a car for 2 days from alvor town to visit slide and splash water park and lagos town, well worth doing and we only paid 65 Euro for this.

overall the best holiday ive ever had!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 September 2011

I loved the hotel, it had all the comforts. The room was so big and comfortable, the outdoor pool great and service excellent. The only this that I missed is the indoor pool for which you had to pay extra to enter. Everything else perfect.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 September 2011

We stayed at Alvor Baia for 7 nights in September. We had a great holiday and enjoyed our stay in the hotel. The hotel is lovely and the staff are really friendly and helpful but the restaurant and food really let this hotel down. We arrived Saturday and went down for our evening meal - what a disappointment it was. The restaurant reminded you of school dinners or a works canteen. When we went to select something from the buffet most of the containers were empty and it was taking a long time for any of them to get replenished. We also noticed people queing at the restaurant door waiting for tables to get set for them. It was the same again on Sunday so we then went to reception and complained and to be fair the food quality and service did improve greatly.

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Binfield england
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2011

The Baia hotel is brand new and the biggest in Portugal, situated in the area of Alvor.

We booked on line and we thought it was a good deal, the information was scetchy
due to it only opening in July 2011,and I visited a First Choice Shop in Bracknel to ask them to search for their Company reviews on it; they found nothing; that should have rang alarm bells.
On our arrival in Alvor which takes up to 2 plus hours on the transfer buses, the site was outstanding the Hotel was a WOW big and in your face as we pulled up.

We arrived mid-morning and had the time to unwind before having our first evening meal, as this year only it was half board to the english.

The eatng area is below ground level and opened at 7-730pm till 10 pm.
We showed our pass and went in and looked about, it seemed like a Hospital everything was white, and the chairs to sit on were like a cheap cafe).not a 4 star Hotel.
Looking at the containers which held the hot food, we few, and on inspection found most of them just warm or cold; that was the first visit, and maybe a bit hungry.
The next morning at breakfast (7 ish to 10am) we found most of the hot food cold, and went to the manager and asked why, his reply was it is OK for the Portugise and will like this until they close in Oct 2011.
Every day for the first week it was the same, chasing staff/manager, but nothing was improved, in this time we had informed the Rep and made out a complaint form,we asked to be moved as the food products on offer did match any Hotels we stayed in in Portugal over the last 10 years she replied I cannot get you a better offer the Hotel would be lower star and maybe the food also; she then asked us to speak with the managent team memeber, and we did he knew of the issues and said all things will change in 2012 as it is all inclusive only, and the dining area/ team are being replaced; but nothing changed whilst we were there we stayed and treated it as Bed and Breakfast..
So please go, enjoy the beaches and the town of Alvor which have dozens of eating pllaces; but take more euroes this year.

Unhappy Derrick and Sue from Berkshire

Room Tip: Ask for a view of the pool area as the rear faces scrub land and a Hospital
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2011

The hotel design is very impressive, but in reality there are too many features that make the stay uncomfortable. The poor acoustics in the dining area is reminiscent of having a snack in the cafeteria of the local swimming pool. Unfortunately, the noise is carried up into the bar and reception area and the only escape is a retreat to your room or to go outside.
The standard rooms are very spacious and can accommodate four persons, but the wardrobe space is only sufficient for two persons on a short break.
The kitchen area has a modern two ring hob, a microwave, a sink and a fridge, but lacks a work surface. There were knife marks on the surface next to the sink made by a previous occupant.
The hotel is a long walk away from the beach or Alvor town centre and other than a little train type bus that runs down to the beach and back a few times a day it is a long walk and the hotel is at the top of a hill making it best suited to those who have a car for the duration of their stay. The hotel needs to provide a (chargeable) shuttle bus calling at the town centre, the harbour, the board walks, the beach and the cliff top.
The food was not of a 4 star standard... perhaps 3 star for the evening meal and 2 star for the breakfast.
Other than the above comments, it is a very nice hotel.

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Property: Alvor Baia Resort Hotel
Address: Estrada do Alvor, Galo Loiro, Alvor, Portimao 8500-322, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Portimao > Alvor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #7 of 24 Hotels in Alvor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Alvor Baia Resort Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 402
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