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“Great hotel and a really good experience” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Alvor Baia Hotel Apartamento

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Alvor Baia Hotel Apartamento
Ranked #6 of 26 Hotels in Alvor
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great hotel and a really good experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

This hotel was amazing from the outset. The staff really good and the hotel clean and professional at all times. The rooms were great and really clean and all facilities worked and were useful. The pool was huge and the were plenty on sun beds although the freezing temperatures of the water were sometimes off putting. The excursions the hotel provided were great and the location was good with a free bus down to the beach which was beautiful. The hotel was huge and the food great with a good variety but it sometime became slightly repetitive. Overall my experience there was excellent and hope to go against and would recommend the place highly.

Room Tip: Higher floor have great views of the mountains and/or sea.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank James D
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Gonçalo S, General Manager at Alvor Baia Hotel Apartamento, responded to this review, 25 January 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your feedback on Trip Advisor following your recent stay at Hotel Alvor Baia. We value each and every Guests review and appreciate the time you take out to write them. We Take all of your comments on Board and try to implement them in making our 4 star hotel an even more enjoyable location for your much needed and deserved holidays.

That´s great to hear that you have had a great holiday experience among st us.

We were looking forward to seeing you back again with us again soon.

Yours sincerely,
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013

We recently stayed at the Alvor Baia, an ultra modern hotel, a half hour walk away from the lovely fishing village of Alvor. We purposely go on holiday outside of the peak season so that we can enjoy a quieter and relaxing holiday, therefore plenty of sun lounges, fantastically large pool area and large seating areas. On our arrival the staff were welcoming and friendly and this continued throughout our stay. An ultra modern hotel, spotlessly clean and comfortable. The rooms are like mini suites, a bedroom area and separate living area, with a huge balcony. The food was excellent with such a wide choice, all well cooked and tasty. There is a free bus from the hotel at regular intervals throughout the day to the beach, it would have been wonderful if this same bus could drop people off in the village. However, it was a half hour stroll down to the lovely fishing village of Alvor, with lots to explore. A taxi back from the village was less that 4 Euros. All in all, we enjoyed a wonderful break in this very modern hotel, we thank all the staff for a super holiday. I would certainly recommend this hotel for families, friends and couples alike.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Julia H
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Gonçalo S, General Manager at Alvor Baia Hotel Apartamento, responded to this review, 28 October 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your lovely review, for your kind compliments, your loyalty and the excellent rating.
We are pleased that you appreciate our efforts at maintaining our high standards and that you will visit us whenever you can.
We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back.
We Will be expecting your visit any time soon,

Kind regards,
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2013

We stayed at the Alvor Baia from 22nd Sept to 6th Oct. Having read previous reviews and some criticisms I have to disagree with them all. This was my husband and I's first all inclusive (apart from a 5 star cruise last year). We loved this very modern hotel. From the minute of arrival we were greeted with huge smiles from Carlos and Vanda in Reception our luggage was taken to our room and we couldn't believe that it was pristine, so clean I couldn't find a fault. A huge room well 2 rooms really and a beautiful bathroom. We had asked for the top floor for the views and were not disappointed room 456 is perfect. Sea to the left mountains to the right the private hospital is opposite but a very modern building not recognisable as a hospital and you get the sun in the afternoon and it's quiet - perfect. Enormous balcony. Our room was cleaned daily and so well sheets changed regularly and towels too. Special people to mention the gorgeous Jorge, Sergio and Gina behind the bar (the queue system is quick and not a problem) they were friendly, cheerful and happy all of the time and in the restaurant the smile and warm greeting by Manuela and Filomena as we were welcomed every day such lovely people and the food was excellent too yes it's a bit canteen like but a large variety of food and whilst a bit noisy sometimes it was very acceptable to us. If you want to feel spoilt the Alvor Baia is for you even though unusually we had 5 cloudy dull days we still had a lovely relaxed time. I can imagine there might be a problem for sunbeds in the height of the season we had no problem and I truly believe they couldn't get any more in if they tried and not a lot for youngsters. If I am honest the only down side was the entertainment which although the three dancers were very talented the shows were under rehearsed and it showed and we thought the guy singing in the main foyer did a great job. The pool is the biggest we've seen and beautiful. The bus to the beach was great too such a lovely beach too and we enjoyed the stroll down to the town. My husband recommends the Guinness in The Black Stove great entertainer in there too. Taxi ride back only 4 euros or less. The location was better than we expected nothing is far away. Hotel Alvor Baia we loved it and want to thank everyone in the hotel for our most enjoyable holiday. Maxine & Joe Lawless

Room Tip: For views and quiet room 456
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Maxine L
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Gonçalo S, General Manager at Alvor Baia Hotel Apartamento, responded to this review, 28 October 2013
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for your valuable feedback about your recent stay at the Alvor Baia.

We are happy that you have enjoyed your stay with us, as well as our hospitality and services.

We are sorry to hear that you were not fully satisfied with the only factor we cannot control which is the weather. We sincerely hope that in your next visit there will be the best Algarve Sun to welcome you in a daily basis.

We Will be expecting your visit any time soon,

Kind regards,
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Ruthin, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2013

Just got home from 2 weeks at the alvor baia and had the most wonderful time. Although it is coming to the end of the season and starting to pack up the hotel staff were fabulous. The all inclusive food and drink was great. Always something really tasty to eat and more than enough choice. Much better than the average all inclusive deals. Hotel is very modern and minimalist which can make the dining halls a bit noisey. We were expecting the entertainment team to do more but then we were happy to mingle with others and keep ourselves entertained. The pool is incredible and plenty of sunbeds for lovely long days by the pool. Location for a gentle stroll into Alvor town takes you to a great range of bars and restaurants which are all reasonably priced and have great atmospheres. The only reason I cant give a 5 star rating is due to the entertainment team or should I say lack of one otherwise recommend this hotel :)

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Kelly W
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Gonçalo S, General Manager at Alvor Baia Hotel Apartamento, responded to this review, 28 October 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your feedback on Trip Advisor following your recent stay at Hotel Alvor Baia. We value each and every Guests review and appreciate the time you take out to write them.

We are quite pleased with your review and all positive inputs you give, mainly to our services and staff and hotel structure.
However we have to excuse ourselves with the animation processes. This is now the end of the season and indeed the animation is a ending process. Also because we are having each day fewer guests and due to the age levels it becomes each day harder to do proper animation with clients interaction.

We will be expecting your visit again in the next season,

Kind regards,
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Crewe, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2013

This is our 2nd stay at the Alvor Baia, and once again we were not disappointed, fabulous !! The rooms are gorgeous and cleaned each day to a high standard !! Food lovely and the children's buffet was also good !! All inclusive drink great, wonderful selection to choose from and even a non alcoholic cocktail for the the little ones !

Alvor is a short walk from the hotel and well worth the walk, lovely authentic Portuguese fishing town with delightful harbour ! And the beach is also lovely a short walk also, however the hotel do put on a free bus for guest so no need to walk if you do not wish !

We had a bus pass which allowed us to hop on the bus outside the hotel and take one of many trips to portamo, lovely city well worth the trip.

We travelled with our 21 month old and he loved the onsite park and splash pool, there is also a kids club but children have to be 4 to attend he did however go in with us for a look around at the toys. The main entertainment of a evening was the children's disco also fab, we did attend a quiz one night hosted by our holiday rep Lucy which was also a good night and extremely family
friendly !

Honestly can not say anything bad about this hotel or resort, all I will say is some guests, mainly couples have obviously not researched there hotel before going as this hotel is advertised as FAMILY FRIENDlY and most certainly is that, we got the impression from a few guest they were not expecting children to be there or shouldn't be, all I would say to these people is do not book a family resort for your holiday if you don't like children, maybe book through sandals or something like this were there is guaranteed no children not a family resort !!!!

We stayed for two weeks from the 3rd oct to the 17th the weather could not have been better and neither could the hotel or friendly helpful hotel staff. Gorgeous, fabulous family holiday and will most defo be returning for a 3rd visit next year for one of our holidays.

Room Tip: All rooms are lovely would advise pool room view as is a gorgeous site all lit up at night, but any...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank MrsShonaDuncan
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Gonçalo S, General Manager at Alvor Baia Hotel Apartamento, responded to this review, 28 October 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your feedback on Trip Advisor following your recent stay at Hotel Alvor Baia. We value each and every Guests review and appreciate the time you take out to write them.

That´s great to hear this was your second visit to us this year and that you plan to come back again for one of your holidays in the next season. Indeed we see ourselves as family friendly hotel and therefore this is our core business and clients target.

We are quite proud with the enhancement that you do to our splendid staff. It is because of clients like yourselves that we perform at our best, regardless if we are in the beginning, in the peak season, or just a few days from closing the unit for the winter.

We will be waiting for your next visit next year,

Kind regards,
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013

Customer service was outstanding throughout the whole staff team. The Portugese seem to have a customer focus gene that is distinctly absent in Spain! We were made to feel welcome and valued throughout the whole week. The hotel is only 3 years old, beautifully designed, spacious, contemporary and relaxing. The bedrooms are superb: huge, more space than you need, a lounge area with large flat screen TV on the wall (another one in the bedroom), a kitchenette with a hob, water boiling pan (take a kettle if you want to make tea: the pan takes a while!), fridge, sink and dining table. The corridors, lifts, restaurants, lobby, outside space, pool etc are all spotless. The all inclusive drinks were great and the food of above average quality in some ways but never hot enough (they need better UV lights at the serveries) and not much variety (no piri piri chicken in an entire week!) - but definitely good enough. The salad bar was superb and breakfasts very good too. The on tap beer and wine in the restaurant was top class and included a sparkling white and a chilled red as well as room temperature red, chilled white and rose. A couple of negatives that prevent a 5 star rating: the dining area was a little basic - not the place for a quiet, romantic dinner (although there are a few decent restaurants in the traditional hamlet of Alvor - ten minutes walk and a 3 Euro taxi ride back). No al fresco dining at all. No loungers on the balconies. The parasols are hopelessly inadequate - spinning around and even blowing away in anything more than a light breeze (and it can get very windy, which is not unpleasant in the high temperatures we experienced - high 20s even in October). Overall - an excellent hotel but we wouldn't go back, mainly because we prefer to be nearer to a decent and busy resort. Alvor is okay but a bit too far away and a bit down market.

Room Tip: Ask for a pool view or you will be allocated a room that overlooks the front of the hotel
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Frank G
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Gonçalo S, General Manager at Alvor Baia Hotel Apartamento, responded to this review, 28 October 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your feedback on Trip Advisor following your recent stay at Hotel Alvor Baia. We value each and every Guests review and appreciate the time you take out to write them. We here Alvor Baia aim to please and satisfy our guests and truly excel to provide an unforgettable and memorable Holiday Experience.

We are very impressed on the attention to detail that you have shown during your holidays, with our service and Staff. Indeed, costumer service is for us the most important asset because basically is what distinguishes us from the competitors - although we have to agree with you. The Portuguese in general are experts in the Art of welcoming and costumer services practices.

Many thanks again for all your inputs, the not so positives also and we will be waiting for your next visit in Alvor to check for yourself all the improvements on the following season.


Kind regards,
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

We have just returned from the Alvor Baia Hotel after a one week break and what a wonderful hotel this is. Everything rooms, food, drink, pool, staff absolutely everything was excellent. It is so spacious and the relaxed atmosphere throughout was just what we were looking for. Alvor the village is still uncommercialised and the harbour is beautiful. You could sit and chill here all day with a drink or a coffee. Would thoroughly recommend Alvor and especially the Alvor Baia Hotel and its smiling staff to everyone. Well done to all the staff on a brilliant job.

Room Tip: we had room 129 and overlooked the pool area and had the morning sun but we had no evening sun which...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank familytutty
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Gonçalo S, General Manager at Alvor Baia Hotel Apartamento, responded to this review, 28 October 2013
Dear Guest,

How wonderful it is to read that you enjoyed staying with us and that our team was excellent and exceeded all your expectations.

Indeed, in this period of the year, our clients can have a true relaxing experience among st us.

We are very glad that you have chosen Alvor Baia for your end of season holidays and will be looking forward to welcoming you on your next visit to Alvor.

Kind regards,
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Property: Alvor Baia Hotel Apartamento
Address: Estrada do Alvor, Galo Loiro, Alvor, Portimao 8500-001, 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 #6 of 26 Hotels in Alvor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Alvor Baia Hotel Apartamento 4*
Number of rooms: 402
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