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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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, family 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.
2 Bedroom Apartment with Sea View and Balcony or Terrace
These spacious 2-bedroom apartments have a relaxed feel, with their neutral tones and soft furnishings. They come with a balcony or a terrace offering views of the sea. And they have 2 twin bedrooms, 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 kids club, maybe not a 4 star hotel.
We came here last year on a whim as we thought kids club would be a good idea for our kids (3.5 & 18 months then) and it was a great week. We were out of main UK school holidays, only Scottish family's about really. So we had no hesitation in booking last minute to come back again. This time we overlap with school holidays and the atmosphere is decidedly different. Still ok but doesn't feel as relaxed or as 4 star as it did last year. Hotel itself is still good, although maybe not still 4 stars. Our room was a family room with bunks and the kids now 4.5 and 2.5 loved it. Good set up and we didn't miss not having the sofa we had last year. Bathroom felt a little tired decor wise but still ok. Kids splash pool with slides etc is great fun, but could do with a little freshening up for next season. Flaky paint in some areas as it shows signs of heavy usage by boisterous British kids. Kids club for 3-5 year olds was great, lots of sessions and good mixture of active and creative. Our 2.5 year old refused to go to crèche. More about him thinking he is too old for it rather than the quality of the staff/activities. Swim academy was also great, 4.5 year old came on leaps and bounds with Carolyn, and ends the week enthusiastic about swimming, which is a huge bonus. Food as usual was good. Nice selection, shame the Brits are so unadventurous that the hotel feels the need to have a Sunday roast as an option. All inclusive is ok, snack bar a little under served in terms of healthier options, though salads are available now. Some hotel staff seem to be going through the motions, in the grim realisation that another bus load of Brits with their kids names tattooed on them will be arriving soon to ensure they make the most of the All inclusive. And there in is my gripe really, next year I'm looking for a hotel/resort that caters to different European nationalities as well as Brits. Not the hotels fault, more the tour operators likely insistence on exclusivity. In conclusion if you want a good 3+ star hotel that's full of Brits, and has a great kids club and pool facilities, look no further. If you enjoy the cultural exchange found when multiple European tour operators all use a resort, you'll need to look elsewhere. More
Owain K, 186463
Great trip. Shame it'll not be a HV next year
Travelled here May half term for a week. Did worry about booking it seeing many negative comments and started thinking it would be a poor relative to other holiday villages. We were wrong ! So we arrived after a very bad experience at Faro airport ; first choice changing our flights 4 times and not telling the hotel (so room wasn't ready on arrival) and the journey getting from the airport to the hotel- and I was ready to go home! Once we got our room (spotless and huge corner apartment ) and had a drink and saw the views , we decided this was going to be a great week and it was . So the room - ok not deluxe 5 star by any means . But clean and spacious and 2 balconies . Very comfortable indeed . Views of the pool and sea in the distance were beautiful . Food - pretty good actually . Ignoring your usual lazy parents who seem to think that kids can grab food unaided - the restaurant was excellent . Great choices at all meals and food was hot and plentiful . The waitresses were forever cleaning around . Table mats were replaced during Our stay showing they take hygiene seriously . Most impressed how you could create a packed lunch at breakfast as they gave you bottled water and a bag to put food in . If you get the food on a plate - they'll willingly cling film it . A la carte restaurants - very nice . Portions not huge but food nice . Snack bars - not the best . Limited food , but kept the kids happy . Try the milkshake from block 2- fab! Pool areas - never got busy . Pools were lovely and spacious of somewhat chilly Like any resort early June . So much choice where to chose to sit - main pool, block 2, by the water park too. What we really liked the most about here was the amount of outside space, how it was attractively landscaped and kept and it never felt crowded . Splash and water park great for ages 4-9 id say . Football pitch huge and the high ropes course was fab , culminating in a zip wire ride that had a knack to landing well on . Entertainment- inside was a shame but not an issue early June too much - not sure I'd like it peak season . The hotel isn't really in a resort as such . Nice beach a few mins away . Shop at hotel is good. Overall views are that nothing really made it stand out as such from any other holiday village- it's a safe contender with plenty of space . Maybe could do with a bit of modernising . A shame it's not going to be a holiday village next year . More
Great reps, great food, great holiday
In my opinion the best Holiday Village (HV) in the First Choice brand. Top tip: take your own shampoo and shower gel, the hotel has none in the bathroom, just a tiny bar of soap. The First Choice reps were first class. Ben and Abi welcomed us on the first morning and we're just so friendly and helpful. The entertainment from morning until night was brilliant with reps working hard all day everyday in blazing heat for our pleasure. Brilliant! The food was lovely and the two restaurants included in the stay were gorgeous and meant a chilled out meal for two evenings during our stay. These are free on all inclusive (Portuguese and Italian - one visit to each on a week stay but closed Thursday). There is a free bus to the local beach meaning you have just over two hours there for a break from the hotel. The pool towels are changed twice a week; there are no maids on Sunday. There is no bottled water. It is from a filter machine with paper cups. First rate holiday, pity this hotel will not be a HV next year. Would love to go back soon.More
Andy D, 186337
Ok family holiday !!!
We're currently staying at HV Algarve We Have always used HV for our family holidays . This hotel is very large and at times can be very loutish especially the main pool area . The quiet pool is not really what I would call a quiet area with children screaming and fighting people shouting over the pool .. The children's pool was always very friendly and plenty of sun loungers available my two little monsters 6 and 3 loved it . The food in main restaurant is very poor and often I could not find anything at all to eat and I'm not a fussy eater but if fish is not your flavour your going struggle . Very limited choice on children's menu . The rooms are very specious and tidy ours has been cleaned everyday since being here so can not complain. The first choice staff some are very helpful others unapproachable and make you feel like your bothering them . Evening entertainment If you can call it that is bearable . I would return but only if other choices were not available and there was a special offer on . More
anna p, 186368
Had a really enjoyable short weekend break here from Thursday till Monday. Visited other holiday villages over the last few years with our little one and have disliked all of them. Just for the simple reason it isn't me however this one was really good to be honest. I don't know if it's because it only acts as a HV for the main season but you do get the feel it's also a normal hotel. You can do as much or as little HV as you like, in my opinion less is more. We kind of only go for the splash parks and activities for the little one. Food and drink as expected, not amazing but good enough. Would come back for another short weekend again.More
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This hotel operates as a Holiday Village with all the benefits from May-Oct.