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Vila Gale Albacora

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Uba, MG
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33 reviews
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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.

3 Thank raphaeltsr
North Wales
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27 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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... More 

2 Thank Leri
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Reviewed 3 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... More 

3 Thank eibhy
Manningtree, UK
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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... More 

2 Thank ckgdes
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... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2011

Very nice hotel - enjoyed the room, breakfast buffet, pools and easy access to the beach via the boat docked outside.

2 Thank jclaws
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2010

We had read the previous reviews so knew well what to expect. We took our mozzie stuff incl. our electric mozzie device + ant powder but did not need this. Its a beautiful hotel, the staff are very helpful, the grounds are well maintained and the rooms well cleaned., the boat men are charming. We can't understand some of the... More 

1 Thank simon186225
1 review
Reviewed 27 September 2010

Beautiful location but alive with winged biting insects both night and day . Polite and helpful staff. Small dark smelly cottages but main accomodation looks nice . Communal areas and private beach beautiful, although hotel boat staff are lovely pricier water taxis to better beaches are thrilling and it's definately worth eating at ilha tavira beach for the most delicious... More 

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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... More 

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22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2010

This hotel is difficult to find IF you do not follow the clear instructions provided. Free parking is provided just outside the main building. Book a room in the main building with a view of the river, if you wish to avoid troublesome wildlife of the insect variety. Rooms in the converted workers cottages have poor views, front onto unkempt... More 

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Armagh, Ireland
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Reviewed 31 March 2010

Third time we stayed at this hotel and this time we got married there. Really is a peaceful place and we enjoyed it immensely. We shall return.......

1 Thank BigJaydog

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • 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: Quatro Aguas | Vale do Olival, Tavira 8800-901, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Tavira
Price Range: ₹ 5,391 - ₹ 13,695 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Vila Gale Albacora 4*
Number of rooms: 162
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#4 Luxury Hotel in Tavira
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“hotel is situated on a National Park and the quainter rooms outside main buildings at ground level did have problems with ants.”
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