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 878 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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twin room with balcony or terrace
These cosy twin rooms have plenty of space and natural light available, plus there's a balcony or terrace. They come with a fold-up bed, to sleep 1 child. You'll also find air-con, Wi-Fi, and satellite TV available.
1 bedroom corner apartment with sea view and balcony or terrace
These spacious apartments have a relaxed feel and they come with a balcony or a terrace offering 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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Great choice for us!
Not our usual choice of destination for a holiday, but we were travelling with children and grandchildren for a half term break and thought this would give all the children the chance to find their own interests and activities and all the adults to enjoy some time for themselves. After a certain amount of misgiving, It turned out to be a great choice. There were endless activities for all the children, ages ranging from 2 to 14. and the entertainment crew worked really hard from morning till night. The choice of food was endless and constantly replenished and there was a special selection of food for the children. As we were all inclusive there were snacks to be had throughout the day.and endless drink,although very sweet. Evening entertainment started around 6 pm for the toddlers and continued upgrading into the later hours.. Despite the large number of guests, the staff kept the hotel and landscaped grounds immaculate We are used to a much quieter holiday routine but would recommend a holiday like this for a group such as ours.More
fabulous family holiday
We stayed here half term week in October. We upgraded the room and had a fabulous big balcony which over looked the pool. On arrival we were greeted with drinks and check in was quick and efficient. There is so much going on for the kids and adults throughout the day which is great entertainment. The first choice reps are remarkable - they work tirelessly to make sure you have the best time. The high ropes are excellent but you have to be up early to put your name down for one of the slots!! Not for the faint hearted!! Excellent waterpark which the younger kids loved. The football academy and coaches were brilliant and the adults games were highly entertaining!!! My boys went and played golf several times. There is a par three course right next door to this hotel but bigger courses just outside albuferia or vilamoura. We caught the hotel bus down to the beach. I can imagine this would be really busy high season. Definitely walkable but is quite steep walk back. We visited the gypsy market in loule and found some great bargains - handbags and t shirts. Great for presents to take home. This is definitely a fabulous hotel for families - think it is geared more for the younger children - we had a 15 + 12 yr old.More
Liz W, 186463
We had a fantastic holiday here, we were in block b which I had heard so many bad reviews about but I could not complain, the rooms and the block were clean and we had no complaints there was lots to do fab entertainment fab pools and the pool at block b is very quiet and peaceful if you want away from the buzz. There is not a massive choice for inclusive drinks but we were happy. The ice lolly are not inclusive but you can get mini ice creams. My only slight negative is that the room was a bit small but this really didn't matter and the pools were cold but once you were in you got used to it. The food was lovely with lots of choice, we were traveling with a 10 month old who is weaning and there was more than enough choice to suit him too!More
School Half term
Stayed for seven days mid October at Alto da Colina First Choice Holiday Village. Two blocks to this hotel. Block 2 lower down and on road to town. Our room was in block 1 a one bed apartment with no view. It was very dated. Bathroom poor, cracked tiles and mould round bath and seals. No power in the shower. Parents room block 2, partial sea view lol. The main dining hall seemed like organised chaos and far too small. Cramped tables so everyone you moved you hit the person behind. On more than one o ccassion we witnessed full on fisticuffs with diners. Not a nice sight with kids. Food was fair with a varied chioce, but wod have been betrer if it had been warm. Help yourself drinks which again was a muscle fight. A big negative was no drinks waiter service any time of the day. The other restaurant in block 2 Portuguese/ Italian was a big let down. Food quality rubbish however it had waiter service. Drinks, boxed wine, disgusting! Beer, San Miguel soft drinks choice poor. Kids slush puppies not included in SO. Bit of a joke considering its syrup and Ice. Local area, rough. Few shops nearby and expensive. Beach roughly 1 km away, not worth effort. You need to get a taxi/ tuc tuc to get anywhere. In my opinion this is not genuine 4star AI. The Pool was bloody freezing, it's noted by others that this is the same all year. Wi-Fi whit a joke, ended up tethering from mobile as the signal was crap. i First choice staff brilliant enthusiastic, to the point of OTT ð£ All things considered i wouldn't recommend if you normally enjoy a good 4* AI as this definately isn't one. Finally, there are kitchens equipped with kettles etc.but you have to buy tea and coffee as its not provided in roomsðð Bring your own as very expensive in the shops.More
Ann C, 186577
Coming back next year with our children and grandchildren
Situated across the road, 5-10 minute walk, from a superb 9 hole golf course, and Salgados golf course, 18 hole, a 10-15 taxi ride away was our first consideration in booking in the Algarve. Staying in a First floor sea-view spacious apartment, over looking palm tree lined pool with an All inclusive package was a bonus. With six pools to choose from, including the "quiet pool" there was always somewhere to relax. Entertainment staff provided loads to do around the pools for those who wanted to join in or just watch. Excellent choice at meal times, enabled you to try something different each meal time. Beers and local spirits/drinks, both hot and cold, always available. Good choice of Snacks and ice creams. Restaurants clean and tidy with a constant flow of friendly, helpful staff. Plenty of space, and choice of seating areas. Small supermarket and Water park for under 12s on site. Close to a lovely beach - 15 minute stroll. Tuk-tuk or taxi ride to Albufeira, old town, or newer areas. Towels as per usual in rooms, and for a small fee you can hire pool towels, changed twice a week. Excellent idea. Saw a washing machine and ironing room but no need to use it. We had such a great time we've booked for May 2017.More
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This hotel operates as a Holiday Village with all the benefits from May-Oct.