It isn't always easy to find a hotel with the right combination of amenities, comfort and elegance – all set in the right location. But when you choose the Algarve, the possibilities open right up.
Beautifully situated, overlooking the sea at Sesmarias, the Baia Grande hotel is a wonderful example of a hotel that meets all those criteria. Set in elegant, well-tended lawns, it shows how a modern hotel can look at one with its surroundings. You'll be assured of a warm welcome and a very comfortable stay – the wide ranging amenities mean you'll want for nothing.
When you stay at the Baia Grande Hotel, you'll immediately notice just how well presented it all is. Clearly this is a hotel where great care and attention have been lavished on everything from the beautifully laid out swimming pools to the elegant guests' rooms.
All twin / double rooms are air conditioned, and feature full en suite bathrooms. You'll also have satellite TV, telephone, minibar and hairdryer. A safe and Wi-Fi are also available to hire. And, as you'd expect of a four star Algarve hotel, all guests' rooms have a balcony or terrace with a pool or ocean view.
The pool really is something very special. It's been beautifully designed – complete with a walkway to a central island, and is one of the most enticing on the Algarve. There is also an indoor pool – with sauna and Jacuzzi facilities. And you can hire the hotel masseuse to soothe away any aches and pains.
Another great benefit of staying at the Baia Grande Hotel is its location – just half a mile to Galé beach, and a couple to Albufeira. And to make it even easier for you to get there, you can catch a free bus to Albufeira or Galé from the hotel.
With its palm trees, and its beautiful sense of design, Baia Grande Hotel is a wonderful place to call your holiday home. It proves that finding the right kind of hotel is always worth the effort.
Bed and Breakfast
Your accommodation and breakfast will be included in your chosen Bed and Breakfast package.
Your Half Board package will include accommodation, breakfast and an evening meal. Any snacks wanted outside of these meal times will be at an extra cost.
Your Full Board package will include accommodation, breakfast, lunch and evening meals. Any snacks wanted outside of these meal times will be at an extra cost.
Hotel not near beach. Isolated location. Quiet hotel in Feb. Good pool area to sit. Good lounge area. Roof terrace. Friendly staff. Ideal for quiet relaxing holiday. Car needed to travel around. Free mini bus service.
Staff are wonderful, especially the ladies on reception and the restaurant staff. Our only criticism is that the choice of food was not quite as varied as previous years. The choice for the Mexican themed menu was not very good.
The hotel facilities and service are very good, so we can understand why people stay for long periods in the winter and go back year after year. Our only minor criticism is that the bedside lighting is poor.
Nice room and balconey.Good room service .Back light on TV not good for sleeping.
Hard working staff made us welcome as return customers from previous Christmas/New Year.
Our room was spacious with excellent furnishings. The view from the balcony was great!
We felt the food was a little limited and, not from our experience, of a 4 star quality.
We knew the hotel was outside of Albufiera but we didn't realise how much you had to rely upon the infrequent shuttle bus as public transport was also very limited.
However, if you wanted a holiday relaxing around the hotel it is excellent.
As a lot of the guests are older, like myself, a grab rail above the bath would be helpful. Over bath showers are a common cause of accidents.
Evening meal would be better if open earlier
Hotel was very isolated. Free Shuttle Bus to Albufeira Town & Gale Beach was fantastic however if you didn't make the 9.10am the next bus was at 12 midday which left it late to take local bus elsewhere as last return Shuttle journey was 18.40. Maybe in season there are more journies? Special mention to Fatima on Reception & Luc ? in the resturant - so very helpful, friendly and professional. Would definately recommend this hotel if you had transport.
The staff were wonderful.
as allways it was a pleasure to stay at the Baia Grande
We were recommended you for value for money. Excellent hotel & staff.
A lovely hotel, very comfortable and relaxing. We shall hopefully be returning next year.
Friendly, attentive staff.
A little remote from facilities and a car is advisable to explore.
Unfortunately outdoor pool was too cold to use.
As ever a delightful holiday. I shall return next year.
hotel was perfect no complaint whatsoever.
The hotel is in a very remote area this is not much of a problem if hire a car or enjoy walking.My age is eighty five hiring a car or walking long distances is not an option. I do like to have a look around and a stroll after dinner.Some people of my age group like it quiet and restful but I consider myself young at heart and like to enjoy myself.So I would have to have preferred somewhere a little more accessible.Apart from this the holiday was very good.Travel arrangements and service Mercury Direct where excellent. Thankyou
This was my 6th visit to the Baia Grande Hotel and I am about to book my next. I think that says it all. The staff are excellent as is the food. The rooms are comfortable and as a Mercury guest I appreciate the Pool/sea view which not all the rooms have. As an older lady travelling on my own I feel very comfortable and safe here