We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Vila Gale Douro

Lugar dos Varais - Cambres, Lamego 5100-426, Portugal (Formerly Douro River Hotel & Spa)
Hotel amenities
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work directly with HotelsClick to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Vila Gale Douro
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Vila Gale Douro
Add Photo

65 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this property
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    13
    34
    8
    6
    4
See reviews for
13
29
1
2
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (2)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (65)
  • Mar-May only
    (12)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (18)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (22)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (13)
All months
Porto, Portugal
Top Contributor
207 reviews 207 reviews
29 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Great hotel and view of Douro River. This hotel has great space outside to relax looking at the river and enjoying the good weather. Inside theres a spa with swiming pool, massage room and turkish bath. The restaurant is good also althoug a bit expensive

Was this review helpful? Yes
Marco de Canaveses, Portugal
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
12 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Excellent modern hotel with a great view over Peso da Regua, right in the heart of the Douro Wine Region. Modern and very confortable rooms, trained staff and dinner menus that will surprise you. Great value for money.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Coimbra, Portugal
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

.Very good hotel, excellent location, very nice design and personal are very kind. Unfortunately, breakfast was very poor and bad quality. The coffee was bad, juices were bad. Unacceptable in a region known for its variety of fruits

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

This hotel offers conveniences worth taking advantages of. Great swimming pool and patio with excellent Turkish bath. Huge rooms with modern facilities. If weather good eat breakfast on the outside veranda with great view. Staff very friendly making visit just that more pleasant.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lisbon, Portugal
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Very good and modern hotel! The family room has a good size with a beautiful view from a balcony over the river. Staff friendly. The water in the pool was cold. We ask for a massage and the schedule was completely filled, so I think they are understaffed for this time of year ...

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cascais, Portugal
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We arrived early after a 4 hour drive and were told to go away and come back in an hour, no suggestion we might like to wait in the bar or a check to see if our rooms were ready. We chose this hotel without much research because it had a spa and we both fancied a break with a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
OSKALOOSA
Top Contributor
195 reviews 195 reviews
80 hotel reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Especially in the dark. There needs to be a railing on the right side and better lighting. The bowl of fresh fruit on the bed brought a smile of relief after a day of travel. We immediately sat down to savour the cherries which were in season. As long as you don't fall down the stairs you will love it...

Was this review helpful? Yes
Shrewsbury
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Modern hotel with efficient staff. The room was very clean and of a good size with a small balcony with views over the river and bridge. Breakfast was good but the dinner was only average. The only real complaint is that the water in the pool was cold.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lisbon, Portugal
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Nice views Well located To discover the quite Nice region. Cold Water at the spa pool all THE five days we saúde although a Nice notice promissing resolution Breakfast with watery juice and expresso coffee never worked Stairs mede better ilumination

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

After just stopping for directions to another hotel we found staff extreamly helpful. After being disapointed we quickly returned to the douro river hotel. The hotel was the best we had in Portugal with staff friendly and very helpful with places to go around the area. Food was fantastic at the restaurant with views of the river.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

59 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (31)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (6)
Viewed
Room/suite (9)
Viewed
Family/play areas (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Other (13)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (28)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (3)
Viewed
Dining (6)
Viewed
Family/play areas (7)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (2)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (5)
Viewed
Other (4)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay