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
- Aerial Adventure high ropes courses
- 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
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 11.00-17.00.
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 and balcony or terrace
These spacious apartments have a relaxed feel, with their neutral tones and soft furnishings. They come with a balcony or a terrace that offers views of the sea. They have a twin bedroom, a kitchenette, and a lounge area with 2 sofa-beds. Plus you'll also find air-con, Wi-Fi, and a flatscreen TV included.
1 bedroom corner apt sea view balcony or terrace
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.
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My wife and kids aged 11,9 and 6 had a week here in October 2015. We've never tried an all inclusive and although I'm sure there are better this was very pleasant. It is not a luxury place or classy but the staff are great and food is excellent (and I'm a bit critical with food). Anybody with energetic kids who wants to relax this is a good choice. Once they get to know the hotel they can go off together and get food / drink and play games etc whilst you sit in sun with a drink from poolside bar. I would return if o got a good deal but also interested in the other resortsMore
Nice family hotel
This was our second Holiday Village hotel and I will say from the start this was not a patch on the Majorca Holiday Village. Room We had a corner room in block 1 (room 101), the room was a good size bit looked a little dated. had a kitchen area and therefore a fridge which is always handy. As the room was on the first floor and on the back of the hotel there was no great view as it was blocked by a tree, our friends had the room next to us (102) this had both see views and lovely views over the pool area. Meals The meals were nice and a good choice, by the end of the week it was starting to become a bit samey. The staff were very attentive to taking your empty plates away. The main buffet room was a bit squashed compared to Majorca. All inclusive I was a little disappointed by the drink selection, the snack bar at the main slide area had San Miguel and wines, no spirit options, if you wanted a spirit drink it was a good walk back into the main hotel to get one. The snack bar was good and convenient for kids. Oddly enough in the main hotel area outside breakfast, lunch and dinner there were no snack options you had to walk to Block 2 or down to the slides area. One thing that was a little frustrating was that there were often queues. Because this hotel offers self catering there was no help yourself options like there was at Majorca. So often a queue would be big but it was simply lots of ice cream orders. Slides I was a little disappointed that adults weren't allowed on the slides but i guess that is for health and safety reasons. Kids Club Kids seemed to love all the activities and the team where great with the kids. Night entertainment Up until 21:30 aimed at kids and ours really enjoyed it. Overall we enjoyed our stay but I think I'd be looking for alternatives next year. Aside Wasn't really happy that people were allowed to smoke in the kids games area, it had a ceiling and walls to 2 and a bit sides. Not outdoor enough for me to classed as outdoors. Also as we went in the last week (half term October) it was very obvious that the hotel was closing when we left, lots of little things removed during the week.More
Great holiday village
We travelled as a party of 15 people . We all had rooms next to each other in block one. The rooms were excellent , really spacious, modern and clean. Balcony biggest I've ever had ! Overlooking the pool . TV that had c beebies on and kiss music channel so didn't need to bother packing iPod etc ! Rooms cleaned every day apart from Sundays . Food also amazing so much choice every meal time , salad, fish , meat always being carved . Decent breakfast with pancakes for the children and nice cereal . Restaurant was busy at peak times which was to be expected and they did make u wait outside if too busy in there . Pools were lovely lots for the children including park, splash zone and slides etc . Bar at block one was great we spent most of time at this bar . Choice of drinks very good and branded soft drinks used , amaretto , baileys also available which I thought was good .. Location- around 20 mins to beach five euros to new town bit more for old town . Al a carte - tried Portuguese had bad service we left just after main course as they couldn't cope with the big party I don't think waited an hour after main meal finished no dessert order had been taken .. Choice of food at snack bar brilliant couldn't be faulted . Children enjoyed the kids club however the first choice team were very lacking in enthusiasm u were constantly seeking them out for activities rather than them encouraging . They did hardly anything around the pool apart from one day which everyone enjoyed should be every day ! Not helpful for booking trips they missed out a booking for 15 as they were off site however hotel arranged trip for us through taxi driver and he did so brilliantly we loved our day at zoo marine . Didn't like venue for entertainment at night smelt in the bar like nappys and if u weren't sat down by seven there were no seats . The children enjoyed the live and loud show never sat to watch the later shows . Could do with more at the other bar only had quiz couple of times a week at night . Weather- had couple of rainy days but mostly pleasant sun ! Overall brilliant Holiday , hotel could not be faulted , just unimpressed by first choice team when comparing to other holiday villages we have been too More
Fab Holiday , ignore the negative reviews!!
Just returned from the holiday village last thursday 29/10/15 after a week during half term. We loved it here and will be returning again, our party of 6 people (age range 3 - 75) all had fun !! The hotel, pool, staff, cleanliness, food, room, entertainment, nearby beach, shuttle bus and reps... none could be faulted. We were in block 2 this was the quieter side of the hotel . Wish we were back there now !! ;-)More
77dolly79, Yarm, United Kingdom
Spot on ...yet again!!
We travelled on 11-18 Oct as an extended family group of 9....2 grandparents, 2 x 19yr olds, 17yr old, 16yr old, 12yr old, my missus and me!!!!!!!!! We had 3 rooms all of which were spacious, comfortable, clean and ideal. We opted to pay a little more for the corner room with sea and pool view....well worth it. Everyone of us thoroughly enjoyed our stay and can't fault the hotel. It's a short taxi ride into the old town or strip should the notion take you (8 euros approx). A 5 min walk will take you to the beach at Santa Eulalia where you can walk round to Praia D oura if you time it right. The food at the hotel is excellent and kept all nine of us satisfied at meal times throughout the day. The red wine and lager in the restaurant is good, self service and served in a glass unlike the drinks at the bar or entertainment venue which are unsatisfactorily served in plastics cups. The facilities are good, pools great , football pitch first class and something for everyone. A table tennis table would be a good addition. All in all the staff here are excellent from the bar staff to the the dining staff. Special mention to Stuart the football coach who was friendly, good company and well liked by all our party. All in all a good hotel for families.....my previous review will fill the gaps of this one.More
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