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.
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based On 710 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 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 corner apartment with sea view
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.
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.
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Really enjoyed our 11 days. Excellent food accommodation and staff especially grace and Jacqueline from bar and restaurant. Wouldn't like to go peak seasons as I think it would be to crowded but for a late holiday great. The only complaint I'd have would be Valeriea on reception, she ordered taxi for us on 2 Wednesday's and we were waiting over 30 minutes because she wouldn't use the rank taxis and phoned unregistered taxis which were more expensive and didn't drop you off in centre. Other receptionist all very helpful and got taxi within minutes but this is my only gripe. Thank you for a great holiday.More
Good for families with children.
Hotel has good facilities for children , perfect place for a family holiday.Staff was very helpful , always ready to do anything we asked for, beach is short waking distance, shuttle bus takes only at 10.00 in the morning and brings back at 1.00pm. Food was average,, as I said only can recommend for families with children.More
I had read other people's reviews on here and was extremely worried. After visiting, I can honestly say I don't know where some people are coming from. We had a fantastic time. Everyone was polite and helpful. Staff worked very hard. You could join in as little or as much as you wanted. My children loved the kids club, the football academy and stage academy. They were made to feel very welcome. The choice of food was huge and delicious. There was so much choice that I wouldn't even know where to begin describing all that was on offer. The A La Carte was also lovely. We had a lovely apartment that was cleaned 6 out of 7 days. They didn't clean up after us but then that's not what they're there for. We had a wonderful sea view. I don't understand why people are complaining about not getting a sea view or room in block one if they didn't pay for it?! I would highly recommend this holiday village. We had a fantastic time and will go to another holiday village (we won't return to the Algarve soon because we like to go somewhere different each year).More
Nice holiday, great staff!
We have just returned from 11 nights at the Algave Holiday Village (13th Sept - 24th Sept). Our main reason for choosing this resort was the children's splash park, kids pool and creche facilities. The reviews we read prior to going were really quite mixed so up until the time we arrived we didn't really know what to expect! First impression....the main thing letting the hotel down was the people staying there. We witnessed people discarding empty cups around the pool, piling food high on their plates and leaving it plus people dropping food on the floor and just walking off. I find it amazing that people feel it is acceptable to do this when they most probably would not do it at home! Manners people! Rooms Huge! We were in Block 1 and had requested a quiet room. Room 404 was perfect, right down the end of the corridor and on a high floor. Nice view over the pools and the the sea (in the distance). Good facilities in the room and it was kept exceptionally clean by the cleaners. Wifi Lots of varying reports on this from other review......there is free wifi in reception but if you wanted it in your room there was a weekly charge per device. Having said that, certain places in the main restaurant and bar area would still pick up the free wifi....... AND if you are desperate to lay by the pool and surf the net, if you goto the pool in Block 2 and grab a lounger fairly near the reception end you can do this! It was actually quite nice to be around the pools and see parents interacting with their children rather than both kids and adults being absorbed in ipads and alike. Pools The main pool is huge - although a little chilly. We found the pool in Block 2 to be slightly warmer and more bearable (certainly quieter). The kids pool is great for them. Little slides and water jets and nice and shallow. The splash park was also a huge hit. It did get quite busy but being there in September we always managed to find a lounger. I imagine the height of the summer season may be more crowded though. Towels Available from reception. A card imprint deposit was required and this was ripped up when you returned them. They could be changed twice a week. TV & Air Con Controll's are available from reception and again an imprint card deposit was required and ripped up when returned. Staff & Reps Some people clearly had a problem with staff at this hotel but we found everyone to be polite, courteous and lovely. All the staff seemed to really enjoy interacting with the children, from the lady on the door to the restaurant to the hotel cleaners. They were all great. The Reps did an amazing job as well and there were a lot of them! The Creche girls were amazing (big thanks to Shona, Annie and Katie) who really made our daughters holiday. Our 18 month old loved going there every morning and we even booked her into 2 evening creche sessions which worked brilliantly! Only slight disappointment was that some of the battery operated toys needed new batteries and didn't work properly. Out and About The main resort is a taxi ride to the old town or to the Strip where all the clubs, bars and restaurants are. There isn't really anywhere to walk to directly out of the hotel apart from a couple of small supermarkets in the neighbouring hotels. There is beach a 5 minute walk (yes....for everyone who was moaning about the bus service provided by the hotel which only goes twice a day....there is a more local beach you can walk to...no bus required!). Go out of the hotel and turn left, walk past the Golf Resort and up to where there is a petrol station on the right then turn right down that road and head towards the Club Med hotel. Follow the road down and round to the left then you will come to a nice local beach with loungers and a great beach cafe!!!! Excellent food is also served here and the Fish Cataplana (number 47) is amazing! Food Ahhhhhh.....the all important FOOD question. Overall it was good. Generally there was lots of choice and it was nice. My main reservation was the kids section, too many fried options. Chips, nuggets, burgers with the odd serving of peas and broccoli. We often ended up giving our little one food from the adults options. Drinks Interesting one this. Cocktails weren't great and from a machine (we had already read this though so didn't have high expectations!). The red wine tasted different at each bar and whilst drinkable in the main bar, restaurant and the bar block 2 bar, the wine at the Kids Pool / Splash park was not to be tried more than once! Other reviews had complained about the lack of "glasses" which drinks were available in. In reality it is a children's resort and I would rather drink out of a plastic cup than have kids slice their feet up on broken glass discarded by intoxicated adults! Having said that, you could have a "glass" with your dinner if you wished. Evening Entertainment Well done to the entertainment staff. I am sure dancing to "Row Row Row your Boat" that number of times in a week may drive you a little crazy....But we are there for the kids and they loved it! The set up seemed to work well and we are now home still humming the Widget theme tune :-) On-Site Restaurants There are 2 restaurants you can book to eat at, an Italian and a Portuguese. We tried the Italian and it was nice. Made a change from the buffet. Overall we had a nice time away. Would we go back to the same resort? Probably not as we like to try different places and to be able to go out and about. Enjoy!More
Holidayfromcamberley, London, United Kingdom
Perfect family holiday
We stayed here the first two weeks of September with our 2 year old boy and it really is the perfect place for a family holiday. Our son had a great time in the pools and slides, we booked him into creche for a few sessions and the girls there were brilliant with him, the creche also meant we had some time to ourselves to relax and enjoy the sun as well. There are some very strange reviews on here slating the place which i found very stange and completely at odds with our experience. Firstly The room was spotlessly clean, large and comfortable with great views, depsite other reviews it was quiet at night so if you did want to sit on the balcony and enjoy a quiet evening that was possible. The hotel staff work so hard and really put a shift in but are polite and helpful and really make you feel welcome. The entertainments team are excellent, something for everyone, a live show every night as well as plenty for the kids to do with games and a disco. Of course it's not West End show standard but what do you expect in an hotel on the algarve! The restaurants are decent with good quality food and varied. Yes it go busy from time to time, i saw a couple of complaints about this, but again what do people expect? If you go for your meal at peak times it going to be busy! Use a bit of common sense and go early or late and then it's much quieter.I Dont know why people cant work this out for themselves? We had a great time, met some lovely people and the service was excellent. The hotel tries really hard to have something for everyone, from the pools, bars and food to the entertainment would definitely go back and though it was worth every penny. Of course it's not perfect (where is?) and if you really want to find fault with the place you can. For example one sunday morning at breakfast the restaurant was very, very busy, the poor girls working on the tables were rushed of thier feet trying to keep on top of everything and as a result well out of the way in the far corner outside the restaurant in the cleaning area was a stack of dirty plates. This was like manna from heaven to some wierd bloke who rushed over to take a photo of them, presumably to post on here as "evidence" about what an absolute disgrace the filthy restaurant was, when in truth it was absolutely fine and it's pretty odd behaviour to go out of your way to take a picture of a stack of dirty plates 50 yards from where you were sitting making out it was far worse than it was. If you want a nice family holiday where the kids are kept entertained, you can relax and there is plenty to do in the resort then you'll love it here. If you enjoy whinging and complaining, finding fault with everything then i'm sure you can do that here as well, just you might have to try a little harder than usual to do so.More
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