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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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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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
We stayed All inclusive for a week 9-16 Oct as a family of 4 (16yr old and 11yr old). The hotel is a 30/40 min airport transfer, thankfully as we were with first choice the bus made no stops and just filled with fellow guests in good time and off we went. Our room was a corner room on the top floor with twin aspect balconies and fantastic views in all directions including the sea. The room was very spacious, with kitchen, table and living area that contained a sofa bed and camp style bed. The bedroom was spacious and comfortable as was the bathroom. All in all we were very pleased with the room. The facilities were good, numerous swimming pools, some with water slides, a high wire, sports court, indoor pool to name a few. It was the astro turf football pitch where we spent most of our time. Our youngest attended the football academy for 3 days between 10-12am at a cost of 36 euros where he really enjoyed the training and working with the very knowledgable coaches. There was also football for adults in the afternoon. My eldest and I used the gym every day.... it is not a nice environment for keeping fit. The equipment has seen better days however we used it quite happily but being in the basement accessed through the indoor pool you can hardly breathe and after half an hour you have to leave because it just becomes unbearably stuffy and warm. Food The food is excellent, good quality, numerous options and tasty. Having attended numerous Spanish/canarian all inclusive over the years the food and choice here probably surpassed our expectations whether it be breakfast, lunch or dinner. I only had to listen to our boys to know that the food was good because they were full of praise and did not moan once.....unlike previous holidays. There is plenty to do here and I could go on and on but the best way to indicate this is to say that it rained 6 days out of 7 but it didn't bother us one bit and we were always occupied with, football, swimming, quizzes, gym etc etc. Entertainment Evening entertainment was much to be expected with the entertainment team putting on a decent family show each evening and we were quite happy to pop down and watch it of an evening. The red wine and lager was good. The bar showed the euro 2016 qualifiers which was an added bonus. The beach at Santa eulalia is lovely and if you head down there in the morning you can walk around the shoreline all the way to Praia da oura beach. It's a 20 minute walk to the strip, 35 to the top of the strip and a taxi journey to the old town. The old town is a better experience with the strip a bit wild with stags etc on fri, sat and Sunday. All in all I would recommend this hotel to families looking for a holiday that will allow kids to get involved in as much or as little as they want. One negative was that there is no table tennis much to the annoyance our our two kids and totally inexplicable when you consider that it has everything else.More
Perfect family holiday
I went to this hotel 2 years ago no but I never reviewed this (sorry) The hotel was clean, spacious and overall very friendly. The all inclusive was a no brainer with having a very active child. The kids club was well organised and my daughter who was 5 at the time loved this. The on site water park was pleasure especially as she's water crazy. The food was always warm - alot was cooked to order ie omeletes/eggs/pancakes the chef's where lovely.More
stephni26, Halifax, United Kingdom
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