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 736 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, children’s entertainment, cabaret and colourful shows.
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twin room with limited sea view, balcony or terrace and interconnecting room
These cosy twin rooms have plenty of space and natural light available. They come with a balcony or a terrace offering partial views of the sea. And they have a fold-up bed, to sleep 1 child. 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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Kids didnt want to leave
My kids loved this hotel My little boy is 3 and little girl is 9...fab water park which is knee high so kids are fine to paddle around.....high 5 live was fab and bingo which we won on....rooms are nice and big also clean...only bad thing was not much out side had to get cabs but very good holsxxxxxMore
Amazing place for families
We stayed here for 11 nights and thought it was great. Upon arrival we were greeted by staff with drinks for all of us. We checked into our room which was spacious and very clean. The balcony was amazingly huge and overlooked the main pool. During our stay, the food was great with a lot of choice and the kids entertainment was fantastic, especially Chris who made a great fuss of the kids and was really fun to be around. Definitely a 4* plus hotel. Evening entertainment was good for the kids and they enjoyed playing in the park outside. The kids pools were great with lots of slides for them to go on. Snack at the pool bar were great. I would definitely recommend this hotel and would go back.More
Fantastic holiday would return
Transfer to the hotel went smoothly, check in was quick and easy. You had to leave a credit card swipe for the beach towels and we also paid for air conditioning and a safe. Two lifts which we never had to wait for although I imagine in peak season this might become an issue. We had 1 bedroom apartment in Block 1. I would not have minded being in block two. There really wasn't an issue going between the two blocks since they installed a bridge connecting the two. Our apartment was spotless and very large. There was a cot set up for my daughter and I suppose this is where they lose 1 star for me. The travel cot was a small travel cot, she only just fit into it and they also did not have proper matresses on them. They were using folded up blankets with a sheet over the top. This was not good at all, it led to her being far too hot and not terribly comfortable. We were able to swap the cot for a larger one but still no matresses so we had to make do. I looked at other cots which had been left out by housekeeping and they all appeared to be the same. Back to the apartment....there was plenty of wardrobe space room for the buggy and cases in the hall way. The bathroom was large and we always had plenty of clean towels. The maid service was fantastic, each day they hovered as well as mopped the floors, they werevery thorough. The balacony was huge and was accessible from the living area as well as the bedroom. The service at bars was quick enough and the snack bars provided plenty of freshly cooked snacks and ice creams. We preferred the snack bar at the quieter hotel rather than by the activity pool. This was just because it was quieter. The pools were freezing, there is no denying this. It was about 25 degrees when we went and my daughters teeth were chattering after five mins of being in the slide pool. Perhaps not so much of an issue in the height of summer. The baby pool indoors was also cold but the main indoor pool was heated. The splash park was were we ended up spending most of our time in the end. The onsite park was good too as was the creche although we ony went to a couple of stay and play sessions where you stay with the children. I'm not the type of person to leave my children in the creche on holiday but if I was I wouldn't have any reservations, the First Choice nursery nurses were lovely and the setup of the creche was good. The food in the main restaurant was good, always plenty of choice. Rashers of back bacon rather than streaky bacon and what appeared to be 'proper' sausages for breakfast. Eggs cooked to order, fresh fruit, yoghurts etc. Lunch and dinner were good, there was always something I could find to eat, I am a bit of a fussy eater and I was happy all week. The only issue in the main restaurant is at peak times when fellow guests leave their manners in their rooms, not a lot the hotel can do here I suppose! There are a few nice beaches within walking distance and a few restaurants and shops too. Didn't go on any firstchoice excursions, seemed over priced. We would definately go back here. We have done many AI resorts mainly in the carribean and only one other in Spain which wasn't very good so we were a little unsure what to expect here. We were not disappointed, it suited our needs perfectly.More
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
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This hotel operates as a Holiday Village with all the benefits from May-Oct.