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Vila Gale Tavira

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Halifax
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2012

Just returned from a 10 night golf break and the hotel was pretty much what I expected from reading other reviews. It's a nice hotel but the decor could do with a re-fresh and the lack of a kitchenette in the room was a negative for me. As other people have indicated the walls are a bit thin and the... More 

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GrupoVilaGale, General Manager at Vila Gale Tavira, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We apprecciate your opinion about breakfast as we made some improvements. We hope to welcome you back. Best Regards César Gaspar (General Manager) More 

Brentwood, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2012

We travelled to this hotel for a ballroom dancing holiday organised by Club Dance Holidays (CDH). CDH booked us on a flight leaving Gatwick at 18.35 (Easyjet) - arriving 21.35. The Welcome Meeting was timed for 20.30 but CDH would only change the flight for a fee. At Faro we had to wait for another flight to arrive before transfer... More 

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GrupoVilaGale, General Manager at Vila Gale Tavira, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you your opinion about our hotel. We know we can´t do anything about Travel agency, but you should write to them. Do not hesitate to travel again to our hotel Kind Regards César Gaspar (General Manager) More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2012

I have just returned from staying at the Vila Gale in Tavira, but before arriving I was getting somewhat worried at some of the negative reports about this hotel. I went with a friend and we were in spacious rooms next to each other on the third floor, with large, sunny, balconies overlooking the salt "factory". The rooms were a... More 

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Dear Guest, Many thanks for review. Tavira is a beatiful place to rest. I hope see you next time. Kind Regards César Gaspar (General Manager) More 

Albufeira
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights at end of June. The reception staff were very friendly but none of other were. When we asked where the indoor pool was we were answered with a shrug. The breakfast was very good and well organised. The room was very small and could just fit 2 seats on the balcony. On returning from... More 

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3 Thank Jenny L
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Dear Guest, Thanks for your review. Apologise for the incovenience about cleaning the room. Our cleaning service start at 9 AM and finish at 5 PM it, possible you come early and your is not ready. Our rooms has 20 squares meters and a balcony. I hope you have enjoyed other facilities, like jacuzzi, gym, Turkish Bath and outdoor pool.... More 

Helsingborg, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2012

Nice and clean hotel, rooms look OK and somewhat above, the standard of 3 stars I would say. Very nice bathroom. Big nice outdoor pool. Great breakfast.

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Gibraltar
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Reviewed 21 June 2012

Stayed four days at this hotel.Rooms reasonable but not exciting.Breakfast good and well cooked.Although we were on b&b ,one day (18 June )we had evening buffet for 22euros each without drinks.This was a really BIG disapointment.I strongly recommend the catering manager of the Vila Gale Algarve to go down the coast in Spain ,for example Isla Canela or Sancti Pedri... More 

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county down
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2012

Stayed at this hotel Sept 2011 and my 2nd visit was just as good, if not better. The hotel is spotless, the rooms are lovely, the facilities are excellent, food is great and staff are really good. We especially liked the greeters at breakfast wearing their Portugal football strip on the morning after the Euro win!

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surrey
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2012

Overall the hotel was fine. The breakfasts were good and the salads in the evening. Main evening courses were limited choice and not inspiring, especially the vegetables on offer.Dining staff helpful but overworked. Our room was spacious, had all the basic necessities. It could have done with redecorating, the beds were rather low and hard. The air con got very... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2012

My wife and I have just spent a six day break in the Vila Gale,Tavira. From our arrival to departure we were very happy with our room and the level of service. On arrival at 9.30 am on 12th June, we were greeted by a very helpful smiling receptionist (young man, dark spikey hair, low sized) who offered us a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2012

Air conditioning doesn't work Can t see anything on tv Breakfast only british style and average at beat Room quite shabby

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GrupoVilaGale, General Manager at Vila Gale Tavira, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I'm sorry to not achieved your expectations. Usually after information, we proceed to fix the air conditioning and TV, so I hope in your case has been made. Our purpose is your satisfaction, fair price and excelent value for money. We will work harder. Best regards César Gaspar (Manager) More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the historical city of Tavira between this picturesque old town and Ria Fromosa. Here, guests will discover a good selection of shopping and entertainment venues. The fine sandy of the dune island, Ilha de Tavira, is easily reached by ferry and the hotel bus travels to the airport several times a day. The large, excellent golf courses of Quinta da Ria and Quinta da Cima are only 11 km away. Public transport departs from stops located directly in front of the hotel; Faro airport is approximately 30 km away. Built in 2002, this popular hotel offers a total of 268 rooms spread over 3 floors, of which 22 connecting rooms and 6 junior suites suitable for families. Amongst the facilities you will find a stylish reception area with 24-hour service and lifts, free Wi-Fi Internet connection in public areas, a currency exchange desk, a game room and a Kids Club. The hotel is equipped with wheelchair access ways and an air-conditioning. You may take advantage of a restaurant with non-smoking areas and highchairs for infants, two hotel bars, a gaming room, a garden and outdoor areas such as the playground for kids. For and additional cost you may use the hotel safe, the laundry service or the garage. All the rooms have been tastefully furnished and offer 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. There is an outdoor swimming pool with sun loungers and parasols all around and a garden area. The hotel is equipped with a Health Club which is composed with indoor heated pool, a Jacuzzi, a steam room and a gym. There is also the possibility for our guests to have massages and beauty treatments. Guests may select their breakfast, lunch and dinner from a wide buffet. Lunch and dinner may be chosen a la carte. Special dietary requirements, as well as individual-specific menus, may be catered to and it is possible to book a half-board stay. ... more   less 

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Address: Rua 4 de Outubro, Tavira 8800-362, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Tavira
Price Range: RM290 - RM768 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Vila Gale Tavira 4*
Number of rooms: 268
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