A trio of outdoor pools hog the limelight at the Holiday Village Algarve. Plus, a couple of restaurants and a kids’ splash park co-star.
The 3 pools take centre stage at this place. They serve up activities and slides, and come paired with kids’ splash pools.
Entertainment is key here – as well as HV Live shows and games, there’s a line-up of pantos and stand-up comedy acts that get top marks from guests.
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Based On 568 reviews
- Official Rating
The ultimate family holiday
- Clubs for 0 to 11 year olds, run to UK standards
- Meet-and-greets with the Widgets
- Expert-run swim, stage and football academies
- Outdoor activities including archery, Water Walkerz and raft-building
- Child-friendly buffets and at least 2 à la carte restaurants
- 'HV Live' entertainment, exclusive to Holiday Villages
All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Breakfast, lunch and dinner, including kids' evening buffet. 1 visit per week to the à la carte restaurant. Snacks and ice-cream 10.00-17.30.
Unlimited local alcoholic drinks 11.00-23.00. Soft drinks, tea and coffee 10.00-24.00.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
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First Choice Kids' Club
This Holiday Village has a First Choice Kids’ Club that’s split into age groups. There’s Little Stars for 3 to 5 year olds, Super Stars for 6 to 8s and Mega Stars for 9 to 11s. They’re open 7 days a week and most activities are completely free. There’s also a Twinkle Stars crèche manned by qualified UK staff.
Interactive family splash pool with slides.
Evening entertainment programme
Our First Choice team have put together a cast of highly trained entertainers, offering an exciting and diverse range of shows, fun and activities. The programme includes themed and party nights, pop shows, bingo, children’s entertainment, cabaret and colourful shows.
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1-bedroom apartment with sea view
1-bedroom apartment sleeps up to 4 adults with a kitchenette with 4 cooking rings, a toaster, kettle and microwave. The 3rd and 4th beds are sofa-beds. Satellite TV and air-conditioning both require a remote control, these are available from reception for a deposit. Located in Blocks 1 and 2.
1-bedroom corner apartment with sea view
1-bedroom corner apartment with sea view sleeps up to 4 adults with a TV, a kitchenette with 4 cooking rings, a toaster, kettle and microwave. The 3rd and 4th beds are sofa-beds. Located in Block 1.
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Ok for the Money I paid!
Booked a last minute holiday so got a very cheap deal for 2 adults, 3 year old and 9 week old baby. I had requested a low floor pool view by email and was given an apartment on the ground floor overlooking the main pool in block 1, which was ideal as I could sit on the balcony and watch while my baby slept in pram on balcony, You need to be in block 1 if you have kids or walking difficulties. ROOM... complained about ants almost instantly, they sent cleaners to spray the floor which left it slippy but there was always ants throughout the holiday.... urgh!!! Especially when there was always a couple lurking around the bath. Room itself was ok and the kitchen area, but bathroom... black mould around the bath which I can't stand, The bathroom is the main thing that has to be very clean for me... I couldnt bare having a shower/bath!!! FOOD was nice, always something nice to choose from and had Sunday dinner and Mexican and various themes. ENTERTAINMENT was fine for little ones, mini disco and shows but hated the fact it was indoors. You would be bored stupid if you didn't have small children, as the bar area was never very exciting. A nice change to go to the restaurant in Block 1 for the 2 bookings on 2 nights and you get drinks in glasses... makes such a difference, tastes nicer!! DRINKS... Plastic cups, normal drinks you get on all inclusive. Fine, but wish it was in glasses. LOCATION... all that is around is surrounding hotels, we tried to walk to the beach but was too far for my 3 year old to walk, went on the last day in the little bus provided by the hotel. Part of my holiday, I love wandering around local shops for a change of scenery... nothing like that around but didn't mind so much when I had a tiny baby. POOLS... Nice big main pool but as my 3 year old wanted to be around other children, we spent our days at the splash pool with all the waterslides. This made her week, she was in the pool all day everyday. The slides were a big dated as the big slide the kids would stop half way down and have to push themselves down with their feet but they were still happy as larry. Small slides were dangerous... 2 big holes either side, a disaster waiting to happen, I'm thinking the side bits of the slides should have been filled with water but they were empty and made of concrete!! I couldn't believe all the good reviews, I would rate average 3star hotel!!! ok if you got a good deal but not for the prices I've seen if was booking for this summer!! Booked a viva chain hotel for 2015 so hoping for a better standard.More
clairewilkinson86, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Holiday Village Algarve - Great Holiday!
Booked with Thomson for a holiday for myself, my sister and dad. We booked a 1 bed apartment which had a double bed and a single bed in the lounge area. VERY impressed with the room - balcony was huge too and looked over the 'quite pool'. The staff around the hotel were very nice and encouraged everyone to get involved with activities. The food selection was great and different daily. Drinks selection was good too. Entertainment was a down - very child orientated - even after about 9/10pm. Location of our room was a bit of a pain - some steep stairs to climb to get to the main hotel bit, which we weren't aware of when booking. Especially hard for dad who has asthma. Myself and my sis went to Zoomarine to swim with dolphins..best experience of my life and the whole day was amazing! 10am-6pm we were there and it was amazing! Overall a great holiday with only a couple of let downs. Would return again!More
BeckiLouiseSinger, Weymouth, England, United Kingdom
The hotel is nice and clean rooms in block one are large and clean are room had space for all 6 of us we where on floor 3 food was fine not 4* then hotels on all inclusive 4* means 2 to 3 * don't go hear if you do not have children as it's not geared up for adults the only down side to the holiday where the few inconsiderate smokers who sat at table's in the children's arcade and smoked all so the outside table's for the restaurant where next to them there used to be stickers on all table's to say no smoking but they where removed by the hotel guests this should be made a no smoking Area again just so children don't breathe in passive smoke More
Holiday from hell
When booking this holiday we told the holiday advisor that I had trouble climbing stairs because of a breathing problem. This didn't stop them putting us in block 2. to get to block 1 and the restaurant we had to climb 3 flights of stairs and a steep incline. I had to climb these stairs 3 times a day to go to the restaurant. I was unable to join my family when they went to the water park or see the entertainment because it meant climbing more stairs. The rep on Site was unable to move us to block 1 as there were no vacancies. she said we should never have been offered this accommodation as it was obviously unsuitable and the advisor should have known this. I sent in a complaint when I got home and was told that they were not responsible for allocating the rooms this was down to the Hotel and they offered me a Â£90 voucher. Which I will not use. How do they expect me to book another holiday with them when they supposedly have no control over room allocation. Please beware if you need any special requirements as believe me they will completely ignore them. I would have got a flight home but it would have spoilt my daughter and grandsons. I spent 2 weeks of hell at The Holiday Village. THis holiday was totally missold to us and all we were offered was Â£90. I will never book eith Thomson or First Choice again. Lastly, the beds were awful. you could feel the springs in the mattress which made sleeping almost impossible.More
Eileen M, London, United Kingdom
the worst hotel we have ever stayed in.
we went to holiday villages in algarve in october 2014 we were promised by the booking girl it was flat ground all around and it was classed a 4* this hotel is for kids only which we were not aware, we arrived and was put in a large room with the basic of furniture too uncomfortable to sit on, we went to eat at dinner time and the food was floating in grease and it was based on you got it children, the food was disgusting and there was no table cloths or napkins ok no1 moan, we went out in the evening to sit around the pool as it was warm would you beleive no lights pitch blackevery night the same you couldn't go for walk around as you could'nt see , so we decided to go for a walk out of the hotel, no way you were on the top of a mountain and i have walking difficulties so no chance of that, last hope was the lounge for a drink you guessed it no lounge there was a small room which served drinks with a pool table and pub tables and chairs and almost in the dark, please be aware that this hotel is classed as a 4* the whole week was awful if we could have gone home we would have, oh by the way the entertainment was for - you guessed it kids and it was a wonder they didn't end up deaf it was so loud, we had to endure this prison for a week we could'nt even get to the italian resturant as it down a steep hill and you couldn't see where you were going, as for the all inclusive there was no all inclusive the cafe bar was closed at 5pm and as soon as dinner was over that was it no in between meals that were eatable. oh i have griped to much about this place just be aware it is catering for kids only and is a very basic accommadations, lights out at 6pm, built away from anything else on top of a mountain that you cannot go out anywhere at night as there is nothing out there not even a cafe or bar, that;s all i have to say only that we have a complaint going through now as we believe we were missold this holiday.More
romany-rose, leicester, uk
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