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 871 reviews
- Official Rating
The ultimate action-packed holiday
- 'HV Live' entertainment, exclusive to Holiday Villages'
- 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, children’s entertainment, cabaret and colourful shows.
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2 bedroom apartment with sea view and balcony or terrace
These spacious 2-bedroom apartments have a relaxed feel, with their neutral tones and soft furnishings. They come with a balcony or a terrace offering views of the sea. And they have 2 twin bedrooms, 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 apartment with 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 for that added space. And 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.
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3 Star at best!
I am 2 days into the holiday and felt compelled to warn people away if you are expecting 4 stars! So I will start with the positives, Reps and staff are fantastic! Beer is San Miguel and the is a lot to do for the kids! Now the negatives the hotel is very tired the dining room is far too small queuing before breakfast!?! The food is really really bad even the so called speciality restaurant s are poor quality. On holiday the mrs likes to get dressed up for evenings and felt over dressed every night! Oh and the only serve drinks in plastic cups!! What 4 star serves you a red wine in a plastic beaker in bar next to a specially restaurant?? The speciality restaurants are lit up like Tesco's! And only dimmed when they want to kick you out? The entertainment is ok the reps do a decent job! More
Scott N, 186378
Just returned from holiday and had a lovely time we went with 2 friends and no children. Rooms really spacious and clean lovely terrace food good but like all hotels could have been a bit hotter. Disappointed with the Italian restaurant on site I had to return mine. Children's waterpark area one end of hotel a main pool in the middle where activities with reps were. We went to block 2 on lower level for the ones who wanted a little quieter. The reps worked tirelessly to entertain the children with games and activities even had time for the adults we tried archery and quite enjoyed it. Evening entertainment was in a clubhouse mainly aimed at the younger families which we expected. The entertainment team worked really hard on their acts. Reception staff very friendly. Bar staff lovely they even got bottles of low calorie tonic for my husband who is diabetic thank you. All in all a good time in the sun.More
5 star staff and effort - 3 star resort !
I appreciate that we visited during school summer holidays, but it was not up to 4/5 star as advertised. VERY expensive for what turned out to be 2/3 star holiday camp style ..... Bars; boring, no atmosphere, plastic cups all day & night, no variation - ok if you like Lager, but no good for anything else. All inc (for what is was worth) ended at 11pm, but surprise, surprise you could still purchase drinks till midnight ! Food; average boring buffet, pool bar food was better and that's saying something. drinks in restaurant were from a tap - dreadful. Ice creams served at pool bars, nowhere else unless surprise, surprise you wanted to buy a Magnum - then you could get from anywhere ! Entertainment; great for kids, but no down time for adults at all, 1970's style seating, (think Pontins/Butlins) still plastic cups and only 2 drinks per visit to bar - no different day or night. Shockingly poor bar quality, even the cocktails were from a mix, not made fresh, no slush puppies for kids - unless surprise,surprise - you guessed it you wanted to pay for one and then you could get slush puppies all day & night ! Staff; only area that was 4/5 star ! Ent team, local staff all brilliant - felt sorry for them x Clean rooms Nothing whatsoever to do for older teens, (even the pools were so cold - my boys didn't want to get in !) nothing whatsoever for adults to do unless you are interested in quizzes or drinking boring drinks from plastic cups ! The food was palatable but boring, I usually resort to the kids buffet if stuck ( chicken nuggets or pizza )- but even that was poor. very small choice for kids. Don't be fooled , beach is not on resort, you have to walk a fair way to get to a beach and then it's private sunbeds. VERY disappointed, love Portugal, love the people, but First Choice are ripping us off with this resort - sorry. We would not recommend saving to pay the extra for this resort - First Choice are just relying on the fact that it is a lovely country and charging 5 star prices. I paid nearly as much to go here as I did for 3 weeks in Mexico the year before and not a squashy plastic cup in site !More
Really poor holiday village
Very disappointed. All inclusive but no tea or coffee making facilities in the room. Bottled water is not free they charge including the slush puppies! The food is poor quality and choice and repeatitive. The swimming pools are not all life guarded and the ones that are are looking at their phones. Entertainment to noisy and loud. Comparing this to the holiday village in turkey it's no competition rooms have tea and coffee making facilities, amazing choice of food and quality and pools appeared closer together and safer. The room was the only saving grace spacious and nicely decorated with large balcony. . I wouldn't come back here again and made me think twice about holiday villages in the futureMore
Great, clean hotel. Staff very warm and friendly. Great variety of food, catering for all. All kids clubs great, varied activities. Holiday reps friendly and approachable. Only down side is all pools were too cold.More
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This hotel operates as a Holiday Village with all the benefits from May-Oct.