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 571 reviews
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, bingo, children’s entertainment, cabaret and colourful shows.
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 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.
Stayed here with my two young children, they had such a fabulous time we never needed to leave the hotel, the apartment was great with plenty of space and food was lovely. Would definitely stay again.More
We stayed August 2015, having previously stayed at the HV Menorca. This site is a lot bigger than Menorca. The positives are similar. The First Choice staff are superb, daily around the pool and site activities keeping children busy all day. The rooms are very spacious and just as you would expect. The food was similar, very acceptable, never a day that nothing could be found to suit each pallet. This place has outdoor eating space, which could be very pleasant. The evening entertainment is indoors. The reps tirelessly sang and danced. Tedious for the adults mostly, but the point is the children love it, so on that score it cannot be faulted. The high ropes course, totally trumped Menorca, as did the choice of pools and the largeness of site which gave the children more room to roam and explore. Indoor pool also great. The negatives are small and open to debate. The location is not in the middle of nowhere, but just far enough to make getting anywhere a pain. This place is within walking distance of a lovely beach and the little town of Olhos de Aqua, but both not worth the hassle with young kids. Snack Bar food not great, but acceptable. The major downside is that both my children had Ear Infections. Now this can happen anywhere, but in view of the various reports of the same thing on Trip Advisor, it is a worrying trend for the hotel. Nevertheless, we had a great time. Special thanks to Xander, Chris, Polly, Dan, Rachel, Jess, Miles and all the First Choice staff who were immense. Would we go back? Absolutely...More
Richard M, caerphilly
Me and my girlfriend went to Holiday Village in Algarve last October for 1 week. The hotel was amazing, very big, clean and everyone was very friendly.The rooms were immaculate and spacious, The entertainment was great at night there was entertainment for both children and adults. Around the hotel there were many things to do during the day for anyone and everyone and nearby there is a beach and two different towns to visit to that are easy to get to by taxi and are extremely cheap. We only went with 200 euros and it was just enough for us. The food was fantastic as well and there was a variety to choose from. Overall it was an amazing holiday and we enjoyed every minute of it. The only problem we found with the hotel room was that if you leave the air conditioning on at night it caused us to have a few chest problems but nothing serious.More
shakey24, Chester, United Kingdom
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
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
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