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Vila Gale Albacora

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  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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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.
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Property amenities
Pool
Room Service
Free Parking
Restaurant
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Meeting Rooms
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Family Rooms
Suites
Air Conditioning
Accessible rooms
Minibar
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HOTEL STYLE
Park View
River View
HOTEL CLASS
Location
Full view
50Car recommended
Grade: 50 out of 100
10Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
2Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

Beautifully restored buildings, spotlessly clean environment, lovely outdoor pool and indoor spa with big warm pool, jacuzzi and hamman all included for free. Large room with small terrace. Very comfortable bed. Well-equipped bathroom. Superb breakfast buffet. Evening dinner in the restaurant was excellent; as we...More

Thank Julian P
Response from VilaGaleHotels, General Manager at Vila Gale AlbacoraResponded 29 October 2018

Dear Mr. Julian P., 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...More

Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely hotels few minuten nu dat from the City center. IDEAL for a relaxing holiday. Friendly staff. Very Nice and complete breakfast. Great swimming pools in and outdoors. Good restaurant. Rooms could be better isolated. You hear the neigbours...More

Thank Gertjenieuwpoort
Response from VilaGaleHotels, General Manager at Vila Gale AlbacoraResponded 29 October 2018

Dear Mr. Gertjenieuwpoort., 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...More

Reviewed 25 October 2018

My wife and I have had a hectic year so decided to treat ourselves to 10 days at this (slightly) off the beaten track hotel near Tavira. We had visited it for lunch before in October 2016, and decided at that stage to celebrate our...More

Thank mitaroc
Response from VilaGaleHotels, General Manager at Vila Gale AlbacoraResponded 26 October 2018

Dear Mr. Mitaroc, 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...More

Reviewed 14 October 2018

The hotel is situated in a nature reserve outside of Tavira which has a lot to offer. Hotel was provided several times during the week but we preferred to walk in ( about 40 minutes). Our accommodation was a room with a river view with...More

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Thank Dawn B
Response from VilaGaleHotels, General Manager at Vila Gale AlbacoraResponded 15 October 2018

Dear Mr. Dawn B., 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...More

Reviewed 14 October 2018

As people have said the hotel is someway out of Tavira but you can walk it in about 45 minutes. Some may find the walk a little boring but if you are into birdwatching there is plenty to see on the salt marsh and tidal...More

Thank ronf197
Response from VilaGaleHotels, General Manager at Vila Gale AlbacoraResponded 15 October 2018

Dear Mr.Ronf197., 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...More

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Glynis L
14 July 2017|
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Response from ChrisGander | Reviewed this property |
Went at the end of April. Not really aware of a mosquito problem... may be worse later in the year.
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LightPacker569189
11 June 2017|
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Response from judithb149 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure as we didn't use the beach
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passaro2
13 May 2016|
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Response from Isabel D | Reviewed this property |
yes on request from the reception desk
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Room Tips
"We paid extra for a River view, and our south facing room overlooked the Ria Formosa."
mitaroc
25 Oct 2018
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"Due to the location, there are bound to be mosquitoes & other insects so be prepared and keep windows..."
dawnbX2138MG
14 Oct 2018
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"River view quiet and sunny."
margotm43
30 Sep 2018
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"Unless you travel single make sure you book a twin room close to the reception or ask for an apartment if..."
971hansjuergenh
22 Sep 2018
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PRICE RANGE
US$80 - US$383 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
vila gale albacora taviravila gale albacora hotel
LOCATION
PortugalAlgarveFaro DistrictTavira
NUMBER OF ROOMS
162
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