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Vila Gale Porto

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Av. Fernao De Magalhaes, 7, Porto 4300-190, Portugal
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Ranked #30 of 89 hotels in Porto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed for a couple nights. The hotel is located close to a metro (Tram - Campos 24 agosto station) line so was fairly easy and cheap in from the airport. That's about all the good I can say about it. It is a lengthy (20-25min) walk uphill from downtown Porto/ Douro. Upon arrival we checked in and caught the... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hotel Vila Gale met all our expectations for a city hotel. We stayed for eight nights on a B&B basis. The buffet breakfast was very good to fuel up for the day, We used the restaurant twice in the evening. one buffet and one Al la carte, the meals we had were both good to eat and good value.... More

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Nantes, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You must add : 7.5 euros for parking 11 euro per person for swimming poll access (and sauna, spa and gym. room). Half price for children (see beelow) 5 euros for wifi in your room (free at the reception) Not for children (only admitted at the pool between 10h30 and 17h30) I will NEVER go again in theses hotels.

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VilaGaleHoteis, General Manager at Vila Gale Porto, responded to this review

Dear Guest. We regret not being able to meet your expectations during your stay in our Hotel The feedback from our customers are very important for continuous improvement of our services and products. Looking forward to seeing you in a near future in our Hotel or at any other Vila Galé Hotel in Portugal and Brasil, we present you with... More

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192 reviews 192 reviews
23 hotel reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is fair comfortable, but need more service, mainly in the bar, where the clients have to wait for the bartender to show up. Also it is not good policy, in my point of view, to charge a fee for using the swiming pool. Fair breakfast.

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VilaGaleHoteis, General Manager at Vila Gale Porto, responded to this review

Dear Guest. The feedback from our customers are very important for continuous improvement of our services and products. Looking forward to seeing you in a near future in our Hotel or at any other Vila Galé Hotel in Portugal and Brasil, we present you with our best regards. Joaquim Fernandes General Manager More

Newton Le Willows, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
38 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A tall tower block of a hotel that is situated about 25 mins walk from the centre of Porto. Easily accessible on the Metro (direct from the airport) and with a taxi rank nearby (they are relatively cheap in the city) there is good access to the rest of the city. Inside the hotel is nicely decorated, especially if you're... More

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VilaGaleHoteis, General Manager at Vila Gale Porto, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you very much for Y/ kind review. It is our goal to fulfil all of our guests' expectations regarding their stay at Hotel Vila Galé Porto and make it as enjoyable as possible. We are very please to know we have achieved our goal. In the name of the Hotel management and staff, we look forward to... More

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Stayed as a couple at the end of May. The stay was a competition win and we were a bit unsure what to expect, we know the Porto area quite well from previous trips to the city. The area around the hotel was nothing special. When we checked in to the hotel the young man behind the desk noticed from... More

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VilaGaleHoteis, General Manager at Vila Gale Porto, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you very much for Y/ kind review. It is our goal to fulfil all of our guests' expectations regarding their stay at Hotel Vila Galé Porto and make it as enjoyable as possible. We are very please to know we have achieved our goal. In the name of the Hotel management and staff, we look forward to... More

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We stayed for 2 nights at the Vila Gale as a couple, our observations are: Location - near 24 de Agosto metro station approx. 2 minutes walk, 30 minutes from the Porto airport with single trip fare costs 1.80 euros. The area itself is disappointing as it looks run down and we didn't feel safe being out at night so... More

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Dear Guest Thank you in advance for Y/ most pleasant review. We are very please to know that we have made Y/ stay in our hotel most pleasant and look forward to see you again soon in our Hotel or at any other Vila Galé Hotel in Portugal and Brasil. Joaquim Fernandes General Manager More

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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66 reviews 66 reviews
27 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I spent 2 nights in this hotel as part of a group of 27. I checked the room as I always do and found no insects. My room was a little dark and cramped but still comfortable. Bathroom was well laid out and shower pressure/temperature were perfect. Unfortunately, newly laid carpeting off-gassed in both my 10th floor room and in... More

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VilaGaleHoteis, General Manager at Vila Gale Porto, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you in advance for Y/ review. Look forward to see you again soon in our Hotel or at any other Vila Galé Hotel in Portugal and Brasil. Joaquim Fernandes General Manager More

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Fab views over the city, clean, comfortable room, good choice for food, breakfast and bar. Staff friendly and helpful, outstanding bed & pillow comfort, so important after days work. Easy walk into upper part of the city where you will find cheap but excellent cafés and small shops for port & cheese. Excellent conferencing facilities well organised. Would make a... More

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VilaGaleHoteis, General Manager at Vila Gale Porto, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you very much for Y/ kind review. It is our goal to fulfil all of our guests' expectations regarding their stay at Hotel Vila Galé Porto and make it as enjoyable as possible. We are very please to know we have achieved our goal. In the name of the Hotel management and staff, we look forward to... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

The hotel does all that is supposed to do: clean, comfortable and with good service delivery. The room was nice and big, and although there was a storm outside I slept like a baby. The only need for improvement I saw was a need to update their look & feel. The lobby and lounge areas are delicious but the rooms... More

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VilaGaleHoteis, General Manager at Vila Gale Porto, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you in advance for Y/ review. Look forward to see you again soon in our Hotel or at any other Vila Galé Hotel in Portugal and Brasil. Joaquim Fernandes General Manager More

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Address: Av. Fernao De Magalhaes, 7, Porto 4300-190, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
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Hotel Class:4 star — Vila Gale Porto 4*
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Located right in the city centre of Oporto, only a 10-minute walk away from the bustling, shopping street of Rua de Santa Catarina, and with prime access to the airport, the Vila Gale Porto hotel is the ideal choice for those who wish to know the North of Portugal more closely. The hotel offers 292 bedrooms, most notably the superior rooms with a privileged service, and multi-purpose halls with the perfect conditions for holding events and meetings. During your visit to Oporto, take the opportunity to stroll by the riverside area, get to know the popular Port Wine Cellars, visit Serralves and Casa da Musica. Vila Gale Porto has a total of 292 bedrooms. Among them, we highlight 20 superior rooms, 12 junior suites and 7 superior suites on the 18th floor ... more   less 
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