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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Breakfast, lunch and dinner, including kids' evening buffet. 1 visit per week to the à la carte restaurant. Snacks and ice-cream 11.00-17.00.
Unlimited local alcoholic drinks 11.00-23.00. Soft drinks, tea and coffee 10.00-24.00.
All are included except where indicated.
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.
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, children’s entertainment, cabaret and colourful shows.
These comfortable apartments come with a balcony or terrace that offer views of the sea. They have a twin bedroom, a kitchenette, and a lounge area with 2 sofa-beds. And you'll also find air-con, Wi-Fi, and a flatscreen TV included.
These light and airy family rooms come with a balcony or a terrace, for that added outdoor space. They'll have a twin bedroom and a bunkbed. Plus, you'll also find Wi-Fi, air-conditioning and a flatscreeen TV included.
We have just returned from an enjoyable holiday at HV Algarve. There were 14 of us: 7 adults & 7 kids aged 10- 17. This tended to have mainly children below 11 so very few teenagers- 5 of ours were teens. Positives: Reps- ents and holiday advisors. Esp Lois, Connor, Josh, Rachel & Claire. Staff- friendly. Accommodation- huge, clean bedroom (sofa beds less comfy)in block one- request this beforehand. Pools. Plenty to do in hotel. Entertainment by and large was good. Aqua aerobics- esp. Josh! Food- in general. Italian restaurant- pizza yum!! Weather- welcome breeze! Birthday cake we ordered was lovely. Negatives: Plastic cups for drinks. AI finished at 11pm- we just stocked up! Food sometimes cold. Long walk to other facilities/ bars. Taxis cheap but not always reliable. High ropes fully booked all week. My son cut his foot twice in the pool in the same place. Toni the holiday advisor was especially helpful with a situation we had- thank you. Our third HV but thinking our teens have now outgrown the brand. Overall a good holiday and positives outweighed the negatives.More
Children have lots to do here, pool with slide, pool with out slides, pool next to rooms, indoor pool. Children's entertainment was very good, food was usual all inclusive. We stayed in block next to reception and pool, had view of pool, would recommend this block with ground floor room as you have access straight to pool area.More
We went to holiday village Algarve In 2015 & that was the start of all inclusive holidays for us Really enjoyed it decor was a bit dated but other than that it was fantastic. You couldn't fault the food & staff were very friendly. Only a short taxi ride into Albufuria old town which is very lively Overall a great holidayMore
Visited here with our 2 children aged 4 and 7 in July. We chose here mostly for the splash park facility rather than the actual kids clubs etc. We didn't use the kids clubs at all so cannot comment on them, but they seem to be very popular. Overall we were disappointed with this hotel, largely due to the poor standard of the all inclusive. Soft drinks such as Coca Cola & Fanta etc are very syrup like in taste. Wine is undrinkable (red, white & rose) & is served generally in plastic cups around the hotel. The food served in the snack bar was of a very poor/cheap standard. There was a large dying cockroach under our breakfast table. I constantly saw flies on buffet food. Cocktails are vile. There is a huge amount of branded products behind the bar labelled 'Not Included' There is no waiter service for drinks at the buffet so you have to walk about yourself with hot drinks etc We booked into the a la carte Italian one night where I was served profiteroles filled with cream that had gone bad. You can only book into the a la carte restaurants between 11am and 4pm which is no good if you are not in the hotel during those times. At the end of the sitting in the buffet restaurant, lights are turned out sharpish & then I was amazed to see kitchen and other staff from the hotel on a 'free for all' helping themselves to what food is still out. (The omlette lady was even stood making omlettes for herself & her colleague as the final minutes of the sitting approached) I have been to many all inclusives worldwide & never seen such a thing! Pool towels can only be changed twice a week by bringing them to reception Our room in block 1, had 2 twin beds pushed together (even made with single bedding to each bed) The maid will leave your used cups & glasses on the balcony all week No toiletries in the bathroom except a mini bar of soap No water in fridge No tea/coffee facilities in room (except a kettle & cups) A seriously dated room safe is charged at 12 euro (non refundable) Kids entertainment is in a 'hall' slightly away from the main hotel You can only book onto the High Ropes activity 24 hours in advance & as such we found throughout the week, it was fully booked. The only positives I have about this hotel was our room was a good size (in Block 1) with effective Air Con. The kids splash park is pretty good. We chose to hire a car for 5 days & got out and about & ate in nice local restaurants. This defeats the object of the All Inclusive, but it was so poor that we felt it was justified, although a great expense was spent on this waste of facility. If I went back to Portugal I would stay on a self catering/villa basis & I certainly would not return hereMore
Stayed at this hotel last week for a week. On arrival, was very pleased with the room. Lovely large size, very nice large balcony, separate kitchenette although we did not used this as we were all inclusive, nice lounge area with good English channels on TV. The first day, we noted the food to be average and were a little disappointed but as the week went on, we were very happy with the food. Great quality, choice, fresh salads, fruit, nice fish, chicken and sea food and generally enjoyable meals. One night there was a mexican themed evening and the food was delicious. Lovely ribs with meat falling off the bone and the food was always in abundance (every night) - they never ran out of anything. The pool snack bar was good, a nice choice. However, one girl that worked there was very blunt and rude in tone. Seemed miserable. Her name was Maria. I am sure she is probably a nice girl but maybe she just does not like her job. However, rest of staff, namely another girl that worked at the snack bar and dining hall with dread locks, was lovely! Always sweet with a smile and polite and friendly. Didn't catch her name. The drinks were a disappointment. Cocktails came from a machine, undrinkable to say the least. Last year we stayed at a Viva and the cocktails were made fresh to order. Very nice. There was nothing like that here and when I go away, I do love my cocktails so was very disappointed. My dad is a diabetic and they ran out of diet coke one night. Bearing in mind that you cannot get slimline tonic abroad, this posed a problem and ruled out him drinking any spirits once the diet coke ran out??? We went to bed early that night as the rest of us were not enjoying the drinks. The one nice drink is the fizzy wine which tasted a bit like prosecco and we found ourselves mainly drinking that. My room did have an ant issue - we were on the first floor! I complained several times and had to chase housekeeping, when she did come finally, she produced an empty can of bug spray. Ants were crawling all over bathroom sink area near tooth brushes etc and I had to remove and put them elsewhere. I even had ants crawling in my suitcase and had to put it on the bed daily as was storing underwear in there etc! Aside from these few minute issues, this is a fabulous hotel geared up for children. Great kids club with wonderful Thompson staff taking great care of my son and keeping him entertained when he did choose to use the facility. I cannot fault the Thompson entertainment staff who were always fun and bubbly. I didn't take part in the water aerobics but the entertainers that took the classes looked brilliant fun. The pool area is really nice and you need to sit with your towels until 9am as this is what everyone does. The splash pool is great fun for kids. There are lots of really good facilities at this hotel and you really need to take advantage of them to get the full effect. I do prefer an outdoor arena when it comes to the evening entertainment but then again I cannot grumble as I knew it was indoor when I booked up. Plus the air-con is of benefit! I think over all you will very much enjoy your stay here as the food is great and if you're anything like me, food is a very big part of mine and my family's enjoyment!More
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This hotel operates as a Holiday Village with all the benefits from May-Oct.