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 733 reviews
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The ultimate action-packed 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 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.
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.
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Good Family Holiday
Hotel was nice and clean. A good 30 min walk away from main resort, nothing outside the hotel, although there is one shop in hotel grounds. Food was good, Kids club was absolutely fantastic, the First Choice team are great with them, 4 year was there everyday, sometimes twice a day. Pools are great, lovely mini waterpark, and splash park. Had a great holiday but probably not return due to the location of this hotelMore
Lorraine G, 186560
Very Poor standard - old and needs TLC - Very disappointed.
I am so surprised so many people like this hotel. We were all very disappointed. A party of 8 (4 adults, 4 children) and we had a good time but this was the company not the hotel. POSITIVES â Food in the main buffet restaurant is amazing. Great service everyone friendly and people being kind and helpful. Food always seemed fresh and nice. The room we had was huge. Lloyd one of the reps was brilliant. He was helpful and kind â remembering our childrenâs names and very funny. NEGATIVES â This hotel is in the middle of no where â there is nowhere to walk to for a nice drink or a beach side location, everything is taxiâs and busses. The kids club was old â smelly and filthy. The crÃ¨che facilities were shocking, peeling walls, grubby toys and staff who looked fed up. My daughter loved kids club anyway. The evening entertainment is like something in your village hall â indoors and noisy. In the buffet you help yourself to beer and wine from machines â all undrinkable. The All Inclusive aspect was not great. The wine was served from a plastic jug in the fridge â (undrinkable) no bottles no sparkling wine. I was told the beer was flat. No Cocktails, no diet tonic. Tonic water was flat and un-drinkable. The bar sold out of everything and there were no crisps by day 3. ALLL the cups are plastic â so you drink everything out of a plastic cup â even in the evening in the bar. (Probably because they are worried about the sort of people who drink too much and smash bottles and glasses â although strangely a bottle of beer/cider âpurchasedâ you could have in a glass bottle?????) The woman who served in the bar was so miserable, and it was only her, so the queues went on and on. The ice cream was in tiny little cartons and often melted. By day four we asked for better wine from Lloyd (always happy to help) and we were allowed to purchase something for extra cost â but this is not advertised or encouraged. The bar was old smelly and grubby, uncomfortable plastic chairs, loud TVâs with sport on all the time, and slot machines and no nice quiet area with some music or comfortable sofasâ. You could only really get Wi-Fi in the lobby â so that was full of teenagers. There were loads of misbehaving loud kids, and no one cared, they were just ignored. They were doing things like standing on the pool tables and no one said a word. The kids pools were old and dirty â leaves and mud everywhere. The rope activity was just one day and sold out so we couldnât do that. The welcome meeting was like normal â the big sell. Basically this hotel is a cheap caravan style holiday park â and certainly not a 4 star. 2/3 star at best. It is the opposite of luxury there is no special touches to make this hotel nice or stand out. There is so much they could do. Some more bar areas â nice seating with cushions etc. I would not recommend or return.More
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
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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This hotel operates as a Holiday Village with all the benefits from May-Oct.
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