Just got back from a week at holiday village. 1st time booking with first choice and probably last. The hotel facilities and food are ok but never more than a week as does get pretty repetitive. There's a similar hotel opposite called alfagar apart hotel which you can book self catering and it's not full of English, nice mix of nationalities and same facilities. First choice entertainment is stuck in the 80's with evening bingo, pool party which consists of the staff blaring out awful cheesy music to everyone sitting peacefully round the pool, dancing round the pool. The 'craziest' bit is when they jump in the pool, however this is deserved punishment as the pools are freezing. Our daughter is 6 and did not really enjoy the kids clubs as they tend to mix 3-8 year olds together and consequently cater for the younger one's. The evening entertainment is in a room which feels like a function room at butlins, you soon forget you are somewhere very beautiful. We ended up going out of the resort everyday after the 2nd day to find some class beaches, local one (santa eulalia) is very nice and Arrifes is very beautiful.
In summary if you want class don't book here and if you want Blackpool in the sun definitely book here
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- Holiday Village Algarve Balaia Hotel Algarve