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Oldham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 October 2013

Had another fabulous 9 day R&R at the beautiful Gale Praia. Staff excellent especially Filipe and Catarina whom we have come to know over the years. Spotless and great breakfast choice. Get a car and visit the many great local bars, beach bars and restaurants, São Domingo's, Jompra, Solar Das Oliveras O,Girasol, and Arcadia Bar and the famous Cabanitas which...

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Chichester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 October 2013

Over the years we have stayed many times and always enjoyed the ambience. The staff selection process at this small 40 bedroom hotel is bang on as all the staff are excellent. Hotel guests now have free access to the Spa and many treatments were reduced so they were good value for money. The swimming pool needs to heated and...

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Kingston upon Hull, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 October 2013

I spent a week at the hotel and had the most wonderful time, could not fault it at all. The staff were all fantastic, helpful, polite and very kind. I had recently had an accident and was using crutches to get around, and nothing was too much trouble. The bedroom and bathroom were beautiful, really comfortable and spacious, and spotlessly...

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Barking, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 October 2013 via mobile

Excellent hotel and facilities. Calm serene clean. Staff very helpful and friendly especially Katarina in the restaurant and gentlemen covering the reception desk. Spa facilities were excellent inc. The jacuzzi (big and spacious). Pool clean but not heated. Was nice to swim in however. Restaurant and room service excellent. I am a fussy customer but i found everyrhing to be...

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 October 2013

We spent a week at this hotel on half board, and were not disappointed. It is peaceful, spotlessly clean and the staff are friendly and helpful. If you are after a lively atmosphere this hotel would not be for you. Being on half board we did find the choice of starters and desserts limited, and learnt that the menu is...

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 October 2013

This was our first visit to Portugal and we don't imagine it will be our last. The hotel is wonderful! Small, relaxing and quiet - just what we wanted, with the bonus of being child free! The staff are excellent and nothing is too much trouble. The restaurant staff are beyond excellent! The food is fabulous, beautifully presented and good...

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Marske-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 September 2013

We have just returned from our second stay at Vila Gale Praia and once again it didn't disappoint. We had a fabulous holiday and all members of the staff are helpful and friendly and make your stay an extremely pleasurable experience. I can see us returning for many years to come. Keep up the good work.

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UK
Reviewed 24 September 2013

Spent 7 days at this lovely boutique hotel in August. We were lucky to book it a couple of days before departure. We can only echo many other reviewers of this hotel. It is a gem, with only 40 bedrooms, and catering for adults only. The setting is very quiet, and during our stay the other guests were all couples....

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 September 2013

If you are looking for peace, quiet and relaxation then this is the hotel for you. The service was excellent, the room was very clean and the bed was huge. Breakfasts are great, plenty of choice. Lunch menu is fine and not too expensive - 6euro for a chicken/tuna salad. Dinner menu is also fine - fish, steak, pasta &...

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 September 2013

Myself and Partner stayed there for 7 nights from 10th Sept 2013. 1st impressions were very good, being greeted at reception with a cold drink and chilled face towel; check in was very speedy and professional. We were fortunate to get room 317 which sits at the far corner of the hotel, overlooking the quite street below and the sea...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Internet
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  • Paid Internet
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This adult's only hotel is located in a peaceful Gale district of the city, close to the like-named sandy beach. It is about 8 km to the city centre of Albufeira that offers countless shopping and entertainment venues and that can easily be reached by making use of the public bus service that departs from a stop located just 150 m from the hotel. Faro international airport is located some 50 km away. Completely renovated in 2004, this 3 storey hotel has a total of 40 double rooms. Guests have access to a vast pool and garden complex, a spacious foyer with lifts and a 24-hour reception desk, a games room, a TV room, a newspaper stand, several shops, a cosy bar and an air-conditioned a la carte restaurant with a separate non-smoking area. Room and laundry services as well as medical assistance are on offer and guests may make use of the parking facilities. The tastefully decorated rooms come equipped with a bathroom with hairdryer, a telephone, LCD TV with cable, a hi-fi stereo system, a kitchenette, a minibar/fridge, a double bed, carpeting, air conditioning, central heating, a hire safe, a sitting area and a balcony or terrace. In the outdoor area there is a swimming pool, a snack bar and a sun terrace with parasols and sun loungers laid out ready for use. It is also possible to make use Satsanga Spa with mega Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room/Turkish bath, fitness room, a massage service and beauty treatments. The nearest golf course is approximately 1 km away. Guests may select their breakfast from a wide buffet; lunch and dinner may be chosen from a menu although the evening meal may alternatively be taken a la carte. Guests have the opportunity to book a half board stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Vila Gale Praia

Address: Estrada da Gale | Apartado 2204, Albufeira 8200-385, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Price Range: RM375 - RM1,083 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Vila Gale Praia 4*
Number of rooms: 40
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Also Known As:
Vila Gale Praia Hotel
Vila Gale Praia Albufeira
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#2 On the Beach Hotel in Albufeira
#2 Spa Hotel in Albufeira
#2 Luxury Hotel in Albufeira
#4 Romantic Hotel in Albufeira
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“305 overlooking pool”
 of 5 bubbles _annlredmond, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The 3rd floor offers nice views”
 of 5 bubbles Galeparadox, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“try to avoid G/F rear, there is no outlook.”
 of 5 bubbles kayakschool, 22 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I had a small problem with my room. When I reported it, the hotel upgraded me to another room. The first room had been facing the back of the hotel but my upgrade faced the pool and garden. Whilst both were pleasant in their own way, I would certainly pay extra for the garden and pool view in future.”
 of 5 bubbles do-go-see, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are all a very high standard.”
 of 5 bubbles 371phyllisb, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
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