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Vila Gale Albacora

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lisboa, potugal
Reviewed 20 October 2011

This is a very interesting hotel, inside a protected natural area. You have beach on one side and the "salinas" on the other. It is an old fishermen village turned into an hotel, which makes it a beautiful place but has its downsides: the rooms are small and hot. But it's nice outside, and you really feel you're living in...

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Lewes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 October 2011

We have just returned from a 6night break in this hotel on what was our first visit to Portugal and what a lovely time we have had. The staff were lovely and always did whatever they could to make our stay comfortable. It is so tastefully laid out, peaceful, clean, breakfasts lovely and how can you resist a jug of...

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Moscow, Russia
Reviewed 12 September 2011

We have spent 2 nights during our 15-days self-drive tour in Portugal with a friend in September 2011. Out of all the hotels we lived in during that trip (7 in total) that was the only one which left such a bad impression. The likes: - a very nice beach on the island nearby, - nice breakfasts The dislikes: -...

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VilaGaleHoteis, Gerente geral at Vila Gale Albacora, responded to this review

Dear Mr. or Mrs., We thank you for having taken the time to fill out our questionary with your comments about your stay at the Eco-Hotel Vila Galé Albacora. We welcome all your comments and suggestions, they deserve our best attention. Our main objective is to continuously improve to better serve our guests, always trying to exceed your expectations. Your...

New Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 August 2011

We found this hotel was just what we needed - a peaceful relaxing break. We stayed in one of the annexe cottage rooms - very authentic and well equipped. Each morning I woke up to the sound of nothing - no traffic noise at all as it is out of the way. The beach nearby is lovely and worth a...

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Palmela
Reviewed 13 August 2011

My wife and I we were celebrating the 25th anniversary of our wedding. Therefore, we decided to enjoy a sort of a honeymoon in a relaxing area in the Algarve (which has the best seaside resorts in Portugal), in the middle of a natural park. We could see many families staying there, plenty of young children, Portuguese and foreigners. The...

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Uba, MG
Reviewed 12 July 2011

The rooms were not so huge but clean and warm, the service was standard for the Portuguese service level and the locations was not the best for winter time butmfor sure it should be one of the best available during summer. There is a huge pool with bars and a restaurant inside the hotel. I would definately stay there again.

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North Wales
Reviewed 8 July 2011

Enjoyed our stay here. Staff very pleasant and helpful and setting was tranquil and off the beaten track. A little far from Tavira so expect taxi fares (on average 6 euros a tone way trip) to increase the cost of your stay. Bedrooms were adequate. Agree that cthey could do with a refurbishment but we spent little time in the...

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ireland
Reviewed 4 July 2011

We are regular visitors to the beautiful East Algarve, and got married in the Vila Gale Albacora last month. We were accompanied by a group of 40 friends and family. We had a wonderful few days there, culminating in a memorable wedding. We got married in the chapel on the grounds of the hotel, took a private boat trip to...

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Manningtree, UK
Reviewed 18 June 2011

The bedrooms are in serious need of updating. The furniture is poor quality and old fashioned, and the patio furniture cheap, white plastic. Furnishings (quilt, pillows, curtains etc) are not four star. Personally I don't expect to go on holiday and have lesser quality furniture than I have at home - which this hotel certainly does! The breakfast tables were...

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VilaGaleHoteis, Gerente geral at Vila Gale Albacora, responded to this review

Dear Mr. or Mrs., We thank you for having taken the time to fill out our questionary with your comments about your stay at the Eco-Hotel Vila Galé Albacora. We welcome all your comments and suggestions, they deserve our best attention. Our main objective is to continuously improve to better serve our guests, always trying to exceed your expectations. Your...

Preston
Reviewed 10 June 2011

Overall this was a very comfortable and relaxing place to be. Our first impressions, on arriving from the airport mid evening, were mixed. We had the buffet menu in the restaurant which was mediocre and lacking in variety. Our room also smelt as though it needed aired. However, opening the patio doors soon remedied that. The breakfast buffet turned out...

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the Natural Park of Ria Formosa and approximately 4 km from the centre of Tavira and 3 km away from various restaurants, bars, nightclubs, shops and the public transport network. The nearest beach is just outside the hotel and just 400 m away you will find yourself in one of the best sandy beaches in the Algarve. The hotel was rebuilt in 2000 from an old tuna fish camp and has a total of 162 rooms of which 43 rooms with river view and 5 junior suites suitable for families. The hotel has a 24-hour reception, lovely lobby area, a currency exchange desk, a luggage room, a chapel, a museum and a game room. Among the common areas guests may enjoy the air-conditioned TV room, bar and restaurant where free Wi-Fi internet connection. Children are very welcome to this hotel being that they have their own Club full of activities and entertainment. Guests may park their cars in the parking lot and for an additional costs may use the laundry services and hotel safe. The pleasant rooms are equipped with air conditioning, electronic safety door look, direct telephone, LCD TV with Cable and Pay TV, Wi-Fi Connection and safe (for and additional cost), Minibar and 24 hour room service, private bathroom with telephone and hair dryer. The hotel Spa, Satsanga, is composed with a gym, an indoor heated pool, Jacuzzi, steam room/Turkish bath, Vichy shower massages and beauty treatments. The seasonal entertainment programme ensures that there is never a dull moment at the hotel. The hotel restaurant has a wide buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is an a la carte menu offered at lunch and a set menu available at dinner. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Vila Gale Albacora

Address: Estrada 4 Aguas | Vale do Olival, Tavira 8800-602, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Tavira
Price Range: RM385 - RM1,024 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Vila Gale Albacora 4*
Number of rooms: 162
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“Nice to have a room with river view”
TedLankester, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Choose the rooms that are turned to the river side”
209juditep, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Facing the estuary”
SeahorseWales, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
“hotel is situated on a National Park and the quainter rooms outside main buildings at ground level did have problems with ants.”
mog341, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for room furthest away from main building for quietness.”
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