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 537 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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What a let down
Sold as a 4 star but so wrong! merely a 2 star, food very good but hotel is rubbish, beds very uncomfortable, we had a light bulb out all week despite reporting it to three reps. The air conditioning only worked when it felt it would, the shower gel dispenser in the bathroom was never filled, no fridge !! One of the pillows had a hole in it so the stuffing came out all over the floor but was never replaced. No ATM on site? Lots of loose tiles around the pool constituting a trip hazard! The area is great but this hotel needs a manager who knows how to control the staff and prioritise work schedules.More
Peter J, Waterbeach, United Kingdom
Fantastic family holiday
Stayed 5-12 October with my husband and 2 girls (3 & 7) in block 1 room, we upgraded our room to corner suite (1202) so we had two balconies, one facing pool, one facing sea. Room was very spacious and clean, kitchen area we didn't use but could be useful to those who had babies, ie microwave. Food was excellent and catered for everyone, there was a kids section, veggie section, there were even roast beef and yorkshire puddings one day. Those who fault the food must be very picky eaters. Ate in the Italian A La Carte restaurant once and this was also good. The walk down to block 2 was a pleasant stroll and we often went to the snack bar down there. I don't know what the fuss is about, the steps are wide apart and there are ramps as well. Those who complain must be unfit, the only problem when it could be a slog is pushing a pram up there so I would ask for block 1 if you have a baby. Didn't see the adult entertainment so can't comment, the kids entertainment was a bit cheesy and my two preferred to play board games in the bar. The kids club was excellent, water park was good and so was the Aerial adventure. There was something to do rain or shine with the excellent reps and would definately book a Holiday Village again and theMore
36Bex36, Bradford, United Kingdom
Awful holiday in algarve!!
We booked 10 days to the first choice holiday villiage in algarve, portugal, being 'guarenteed' the weather by the first choice agent that took our booking and of course our deposit, after being to 3 other holiday villages in different locations and always been happy and didnt want to go home...but this has left us thinking are they worth our very hard earnt money again in the future... The apartement wasnt cleaned and the floors not swept for 4 days we counted...including 2 half eaten apples that sat under the sofa for 4 days until my husband had to move them as the cleaners hadnt My 3 yr old son had an accident in the night so i stripped the bed...the sheet, the waterproof cover and also the top light blanket and left it all at the bottom of the bed, for the cleaners to make up a dry clean new bed...wrong! She put a clean sheet on but put the urinated top blanket back on the bed for us only to realise at midnight when we got into bed with our young children The tv in the room's had 1 childrens channel but was in german, could they not get an english speaking channel to go with the sky news and english shopping channels!? On another occassion i ordered a diet coke (as i am type 1 diabetic) i double checked at the bar it was DIET, to be assurred it was DIET only after taking a big drink it tasted funny....i had been given full sugar coke!! I went straight to report it and to be told the following day that the manager had had a word with the barmaid...did the manager come and appologise to me? No! My blood sugars went up to 21...the normal range should be between 4-8!! Putting my health at danger and not having the decany to speak to me...appauling!! Then on thursday morning eating my cornflakes to find a fly using a cornflake as a canoe across my bowl.... this is ontop of miserable staff, rubbish, low quality and low quanity food, especially the childrens menu and the desert choice....same old, same old! Very very disappointed and will not be going back or recommending this holiday villiage to anybody....and seriously re thinking our holiday choice nxt year as who and where we are going.More
Another great Holiday at the Holiday Village Algarve!
This was our Second stay at the Holiday Village Algarve. This time we booked for Two weeks as opposed to the week we had here last year. We visited from the 21st September â 5th October. We visited as a family with our 3 year old son and two friends. We had emailed the hotel prior to arrival to ensure we were located in Block 1. We were located 2 x one bedroom apartments on the Second floor. Check in was fast and efficient. We were charged 24 euros for the safety deposit box for the Two weeks and a swipe of our c card was taken for the remote for the A/C and the TV. You are also issued with Towels for the loungers. These can be changed twice weekly. Rooms We found the apartment to be very clean and spacious. The beds are on the firm side however we prefer this. The maids clean the rooms every day except a Sunday and they do a great job. Food We didnât find the choice of food on a lunch time and an evening as good as we did last year. I donât know if that is because we visited slightly later and there were not as many guests. Having said that we were not unhappy with the food presented to us and we found it to be of good quality. The Roast dinner night on a Sunday evening was our favorite followed by Italian night. All food presented was fresh and tasty and we never seen food reappearing. Breakfast was excellent and we enjoyed the omelettes from the omelette station. The staff in the restaurant work extremely hard keeping the dining room clear and are all very friendly. The snack Bars food is very good aswell. We ate at the al a carte Italian one evening and I must say it was not as good as last year. My cannelloni had definitely been frozen and re heated. We were slightly disappointed by this as last year we found it to be excellent. Pools I have seen a few reviews saying the pools were not cleaned. We were the first people by the pool every morning and I can assure you the pool man was there every day doing this and checking he chlorine levels. The pools are cool but the coldest I have ever been in! They have replaced some of the broken loungers they could definitely do with replacing a few more. Entertainment A special mention to Jack from the swim academy. My little boy had thee 1 -2 -1 lessons with him. He was extremely patient and my little boy managed to get his 10 metre badge. The entertainment team work tirelessly throughout the day and evening. Polly, Xander and Ben were great on an evening. They are only present round the main pool so if you donât want to listen to the music or the activities you donât have to. You are also not forced to join in. They make a conscious effort to walk round and speak to all the guests. The kids club was excellent. Every session has a different theme, my little boy loved it and couldnât wait to get there every morning. The âvenueâ where the entertainment is held on an evening is not an ideal set up. I can imagine in the peak months it will be extremely cramped, however my little boy enjoyed the I 5 live every night. I do think it lacks evening entertainment for the adults. Our only real gripe that we had was, this time there seemed to be a lot of older couples moaning about the amount of kids, that they had came for a peaceful holiday and just generally moaningâ¦..Well the Holiday villages are tailored around families and their children. If you want peace and quiet then donât book a family resort! Overall we had a great holiday and will return.More
jacq5227, Carlisle, United Kingdom
Excellent family holiday
Visited Sept-Oct 2014. Good food in the restaurants, spacious room with terrific views from the balcony. Pool and facilities are great but beware the pool's are freezing! Our party had 3 prams so we were relieved we were in block 1 due to accessibility issues from block 2..More
Ryan B, Barnsley, United Kingdom
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