Absolutely loved this hotel - really nicely decorated and not dated like many supposedly superior hotels.
Very quiet location next to the beach. Fantastic huge supermarket around the corner but restaurants, bars and shops are otherwise limited. Was fine for us as we ate mostly at hotel due to being half board. Food here was v carefully prepared. Really enjoyed it although seem to remember it being fairly pricey! Other local food places do nice snack stuff for lunch and they serve at dinner too - at least 2 of them.
Hotel breakfast was fine - not a huge huge selection but plenty - it's not a v big hotel after all... But I remember thinking it was fine.
Staff there were all lovely! V professional and friendly. Spa staff included and my mum and I had a great massage with the resort - expensive again but it always is in the hotel.
Love the beach near by. To the right you can walk for miles on vast open beach.. To the left you can walk along the cliff side, descending into little sandy bays. The views are lovely!
Not much else to do but beach, walk and eat and chill! :) hotel pool was nice too although too chilly in oct! If you want to explore more - can easily get a taxi into albufeira (tacky but some nice bits) or rent a car... A great place fr chilling though and the hotel is just perfect!!!!
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Vila Gale Praia Hotel
- Vila Gale Praia Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal