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Vila Gale Praia

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 September 2013

Myself and Partner stayed there for 7 nights from 10th Sept 2013. 1st impressions were very good, being greeted at reception with a cold drink and chilled face towel; check in was very speedy and professional. We were fortunate to get room 317 which sits at the far corner of the hotel, overlooking the quite street below and the sea...

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Reviewed 17 September 2013

We spent the first week of September at this hotel and loved every minute of it! The hotel was spotless! We were greeted with a lovely lemon tea and a cold flannel while we checked in. We arrived at the hotel around 10.30/10.45am and a twin room was already available for us. We told them we had booked a double...

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1Thank Carolinepmcneill
Northern Ireland
Reviewed 15 September 2013

Lovely staff, excellent spa. Hotel rooms and public areas spotless. About 10 min taxi drive from Albufeira. 2 minute walk to beach. Breakfast - good choice. Dinner good quality food at reasonable hotel prices e.g. Sirloin steak + sides = €15 I would recommend this hotel for couples of any age who want to escape the hum drum of everyday...

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Reviewed 11 September 2013 via mobile

Just had a long weekend at this hotel with best friend. Was great escape and exactly the perfect place for relaxation and peacefulness. Breakfast was good and evening meals were fine dining style, again good food but not big portions for those with larger appetites. Room was clean and spacious. Staff were friendly although service during the day for drinks...

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Kent, UK
Reviewed 3 September 2013

That I remember from an earlier visit. Boutique hotel with attention to detail. Upon arrival I was greeted with an iced lemon tea and refreshing cool flannel! Staff all brilliant- especially Philippe and his team in the bar and restaurant. Good of excellent quality and really nice that if you are half board,you have the full menu to choose from...

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3Thank decolady20
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 August 2013

Just retuned from a lovely, relaxing 9 night break in Villa Gale Priaya. The rooms were clean and modern, we asked to swap from a twin to a double room, which was no problem. Great service from most staff. We stayed 1/2 board, the food was good quality, however the menu was limited for a longer stay, so we ate...

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1Thank Carly J
Newport Pagnell, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 August 2013

We found this hotel after extensive searching on the internet - we were not disappointed. From the moment we entered the calm, relaxed reception area to be greeted warmly by the staff our experience of the hotel just got better and better. Our room was lovely with a very large and comfortable double bed, brilliant view from the balcony and...

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Rhuddlan, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 August 2013

We stayed at the Vila Gale Praia in July/August, we had done our research on the internet to find a relaxing holiday in Portugal close to the beach. We read the reviews and decided that this looked like the hotel where we would like to stay. Everything exceeded our expectations. We had a very warm welcome after a long journey,...

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3Thank ctyson65
Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 August 2013

We stayed here for two weeks in May and had a lovely time. We were spoiled by friendly and attentive staff (does the management realise what an impact they all have?), a quiet and easygoing atmosphere, unique location next to wonderful beaches and all out of sight and sound of Albufeira. Gale Praia proved to be just the oasis we...

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Kent, England
Reviewed 5 August 2013

Hotel Vila Galé Praia is the best hotel I have ever stayed at. The staff go above and beyond their job remits to make your stay comfortable- especially Filipe in the restaurant and Ana on reception. The food in the restaurant is delicious and the breakfast options are extensive. As the hotel has only forty rooms, it is always quiet...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Vila Gale Praia

Address: Estrada da Gale | Apartado 2204, Albufeira 8200-385, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Price Range: $156 - $2,855 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Vila Gale Praia 4*
Number of rooms: 40
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Vila Gale Praia Hotel
Vila Gale Praia Albufeira, Portugal - Algarve
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#2 Luxury Hotel in Albufeira
#2 Spa Hotel in Albufeira
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Albufeira
#4 Romantic Hotel in Albufeira
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