We have just stayed at the HV Algarve for two glorious weeks of fun filled entertainment, and loved it so much, we thought we'd write a review as soon as we returned.....our suitcases aren't even unpacked yet!
Firstly, the highlight of our holiday was most definitely the entertainment team. They work tirelessly day in, day out to ensure everyone is happy, relaxed, and involved if they so wish. They are highly professional at all times, and are utterly amazing with the children. Our sons, 8 & 5, were so upset to leave them today, and are already begging us to book for next year!
The hotel itself is immaculately cleaned on a regular basis, and for this, we must thank our lovely cleaning lady (room 340, block 1 - super quiet room with a great view) and the restaurant staff. The main pool itself was spotless, if not for a few lazy folk who wouldn't pick up their own empty cups, and the quiet pool was just a wee haven of tranquility if you needed some time out.
My husband and I are real foodies, and there wasn't one day or night we could complain about the food in the restaurant/pool bars. It was fresh, tasty, varied and plentiful. We particularly enjoyed the Mexican night and the Sunday carvery......the Yorkshire puds are to die for! There was a great selection at breakfast; the pancakes being a particular favourite with our boys, as the coffee was for us!
One minor gripe would have to be the amount of sun beds that were reserved with towels by 7.30am, despite clear signs from the management around the pools asking to refrain from doing so. Perhaps a sunbed voucher system could ensure a fair distribution of sun beds?
Our boys used the kids club facility, and enrolled into the football academy, and enjoyed them both immensely. The vast variety of activities kept them engaged and involved, and they were especially pleased with their complimentary t shirts, which they asked the entertainment team and their new found friends to sign before we departed. A lovely keepsake of a very special holiday.
Thank you to all the staff at HV Algarve and First Choice who helped create so many happy holiday memories for us. It really is a wonderful place to experience.
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Village Algarve Balaia Hotel Algarve