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.
Based on 504 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
First Choice Kids’ Club caters for 3 to 11 year olds – so brothers and sisters can join in the fun together. And most of it’s completely free. It runs 5 days a week and – outside of peak season – there are parent and toddler sessions for under 3s, too. For your peace of mind, all First Choice Kids’ Club staff have advance DBS checks and hold NVQ Level 2 childcare qualifications. They’re First Aid trained, and there’ll be at least 2 of them on duty at all times. Plus there’s a strict sign-in and out system.
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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connecting room with limited view
Connecting room with a limited view sleeps up to 2 adults and 1 child with a foldaway 3rd bed suitable for a child - space is restricted in these rooms. You'll need to book 2 of these rooms to get 2 rooms with a connecting door. Please note that it is not always possible to ensure interconnecting rooms with your party due to the layout of the hotel.
Connecting room sleeps up to 2 adults and 1 child with a foldaway 3rd bed suitable for a child - space is restricted in these rooms. You'll need to book 2 of these rooms to get 2 rooms with a connecting door. Please note that it is not always possible to ensure interconnecting rooms with your party due to the layout of the hotel. Located in Block 2.
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More a 3 star hotel than a 4, but we had a great holiday
After reading some of the reviews about HV Algarve on here we were a bit apprehensive whether or not we had chosen the right holiday for our family holiday. Two years earlier myself and my wife had been do HV on the Costa del Sol and had a brilliant time. Myself, my wife and 1 year old boy arrived at the hotel after a 2 and a half hour flight and were welcomed by very friendly hotel staff and reps with drinks in the lobby. We checked in and went to our room which was in Block 1. Block 1 is the main block and is the livelier of the two blocks within the hotel complex with the main pool, dining area and activities located there. The room (apartment) was very spacious and clean with a kitchen area and a separate bedroom with a large balcony that looked onto the sea and surrounding areas. Room service was available everyday which we found useful especially with fresh towels. The only negative which we found with the room was that it was quite dated in its décor. We also found the lifts to and from the room were far too small for the size of the hotel. More often than not we were struggling with two adults and a push chair in the lift meaning that you can often find yourself waiting a good couple of minutes for a lift as the lifts passing were often full. The location of the hotel we found quite good although there is nothing really around the hotel i.e bars restaurants tec. There is a shop at the bottom of the road which sells everything you need if the hotel shop hasn’t got what you are looking for. We went to Old Town Albuferia twice, once in a taxi and the second time we walked as we had a cloudy day. The walk took about 40-45 minutes. We also made a trip to Quarteria which was very nice and is about 30 minutes in a taxi. There is a mini bus that goes to a beach from the hotel but the problem is it only has 8 seats so if a lot of people want to go to the beach that day you might find yourself waiting around a lot. Also the beach is really busy with locals. We found another beach witch was a lot better and quieter. Go to the main road, turn left until the petrol station turn right and follow the road for 5 mins and your on the beach. The food in the hotel was of a good standard. There was a large choice for breakfast dinner and evening meal which is served in the food hall. At times when getting your food it can be a little cramped as at peak times I felt that I was doing the foxtrot constantly side stepping people. However once you have your food there are ample sitting arrangements and getting a baby high chair was no problem. The dining hall is also clean and tidy with hall porters constantly wiping down tables and cleaning up. We also ate at the al a carte restaurant one night which was also very nice and delivered excellent service. Around the hotel there is a great atmosphere. We had no problems with getting sun beds as there were plenty available but our holiday was early September. In the middle of the summer holidays I could possible see this as being a bit of problem. The hotel complex also has two other pools, one in Block 2 which it is a lot quieter and more peaceful. There is also a pool which is aimed at children with various slides which has a life guard at the front of the hotel. This is where we spent the majority of our time. These both have snack bars with food and drinks available. The Thompson reps are fantastic and are a real credit to the company. Although our son was only 20 months and a little young to get involved in most of the activities they still made a big fuss over him. They also do a great job at night with the entertainment, widget workshop. It just could do with a little more music and dancing to keep the little ones entertained as we found ourselves trying to get a 1 year old to watch a screen for 15 minutes quite hard before the next dance song came on so he could dance. Unfortunately twice in the night in the HV on different occasions we were woken by couples arguing amongst themselves in there rooms for a good hour. Block 1 can be a very noisy hotel and has paper thin walls so getting a good nights sleep at times is not as easy as it seems. Often people ask would you return to the hotel if you had the chance. For the HV Algarve I would say yes as we had a great holiday and really enjoyed ourselves but I think that by rating the hotel as a 4 star is a little over zealous and misleading to customers. Overall I would say it’s more a strong 3 star hotel. More
Great holiday again
My husband and I have just returned from the holiday village algarve for the second year running. Reading these reviews I don't think some of these people stayed at this hotel. Check in was very efficient & quick staff very helpful. Room spacious cleaned daily except sunday each time we returned to room floors were obviously cleaned not as stated by others on here. Food is fabulous with an extensive variety for all tastes staff work extremely hard in there from the cleaner to the restaurant manager. Bar staff everywhere were very friendly only wish entertainment was still at poolside bar in the evening as last year. The hotel is well managed by Jo wright her staff are a credit to her. The first choice reps were very friendly & helpful. We were a couple on our own but dan (with the yellow sun glasses) made himself known to us as soon as we arrived. He never failed to speak for the rest of the two weeks it was obvious how much he enjoyed his job. Chris was also very friendly towards us certainly didn't ignore us because we didn't have children. We watched the shows most nights the staff worked very hard. It was nice that xander followed by polly and Ben came and sat with us after the show ( and after their finishing time) one night and chatted. All the reps were very friendly towards everyone. The holiday village is great for children and could just do with a little entertainment at poolside bar in the evening. Unfortunately we were told this was stopped because of complaints of noise from customers people sometimes need to remember they are on holiday. We will definitely return again. Well done holiday village algarve.More
Great hotel for family holidays, good facilities, good staff, excellent holiday. Lots of reviews mention the steps between the blocks, they're not great but not a massive problem unless you've got a push chair.More
Amazing family holiday:-)
My girlfriend and I with our two daughters Lucy and Chloe have recently came home from one week all inclusive and we do not have one bad word to say about the hotel or hotel staff or entertainment staff all were 1st class. Special mention to Dan and Chris as my daughter Lucy just dotted on them as did Chloe. We are looking at returning next year woohoo. If Dan sees this please write back as my partner forgot to get your surname to add.you on fb so you could message her the details of reps for next year. Thanks again Holiday Village Algarve More
Amazing holiday !!
We returned today and I have to say how amazing our holiday was . Me & my partner visited for 2 weeks for our honeymoon with our boys George & Jude who are 1 and 3 years old . The hotel is beautiful and clean . The swimming pools are lovely and kept clean and tidy at all times . The food was brilliant , some of the best all inclusive we have had. Our room was in block 1 as I requested due to us still using a double buggy. The room was large and spacious with a lovely balcony and great sea view. The entertainment staff are what sets this place apart from other hotels . They are great with the kids , always happy , helpful , kind and genuinely nice people. I personally though the evening entertainment was great. My kids loved it so I was happy !! The staff go out of there way to make friends with all the children . The reception staff & restaurant staff are also brilliant. Nothing was too much trouble . Although the hotel is not really near much it's all in walking distance or a short taxi ride away . After reading some reviews on here I was a little worried but I think other peoples expectations where too high . Maybe they should read the brochure before visiting . Great holiday no complaints from us just sad to be back home :-( Special mention to Jess from the entertainment crew who was fantastic !!!! And Dan for all his efforts when I was sea sick !! More
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This hotel operates as a Holiday Village with all the benefits from May-Oct. The remainder of the year, this hotel operates without the Holiday Village benefits under the name 'Alto da Colina'.
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