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Vila Gale Mares

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Praia de Guarajuba | Guarajuba, Camacari, State of Bahia 42820-000, Brazil
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sao Paulo, SP
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice resort, with good accomodations and overall infrastructure. The pool is it's highlight. The food (which is available almost 24/7!) is good, but not amazing. Except for the Acarajé! Make sure you try that! They have a staff of animators that is always around with different activities, even when you don't want or need them... But inspite of that... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I've never been to a Vila Gales Resort, I've been to many other cabins but never this Portuguese owned. It was a wonderful experience. My husband and I loved the food. The ambience was mostly family, lots of children but not too overwhelming, well behaved. The service was friendly and I loved the theme of the resort very jungle villa.... More 

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

The worst vacation ever! Service? Terrible! When we arrived, after checking in, nobody showed us the room and it was difficult to find it. We were told we had to book a bangalo because we had 2 children, but the accommodation was below average. Children complained it was very hard mattress. The food was horrible. One night , in one... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Service at restaurant. Nobody to serve drinks at the restaurant. Ok, they are there, but mainly to clean tables and etc. Nobody to ask "What you want to drink?" or "Can I help you?". If you want to drink something, you need to "Self service". You have available soft drinks in 2L bottles at a big serving-ware to “self service”.... More 

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I spent a weekend at Vila Galé Marés with friends and for me it was great. Hassle-free check-in and check-out, Beverage available all the time, Nice buffett for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks. It is not a top resort but also it is not terrible as described previously. The rooms are cozy but there are some points to be improved such... More 

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Park City, Utah
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

DO NOT GO HERE. this is the worst hotel experience of my life. more infants than adults, breast feeding in the lobby.....really????? the food is worse then a crappy buffet. Hair all over the place and slime on the floor; after waiting 3 hours to check in they would not let me preview my room but tried to coerce me... More 

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We've just arrived from Vila Gale Mares. We've been there before. The beach is amazing (although the ocean isn't clear as the caribbean sea and the sand isn't white)… The pool is amazing... There are lots of palm trees…We've got a standart chalet facing the pool. Good size, Great location. That all have been said… The hotel was overcrowded. Our... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Vila Galé's crew is - with any exception - lazy, impolite and not able to solve any problem. Since my check-in to my check-out the experience was terrible. The room is average to good and it has a good taxi service. The experience was terrible and I'll never come back.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

This is an all inclusive property in Bahia. the hotel grounds are great .it is a huge property with a polynesan style...wed stayed in the bungalows ion front of the beach . the size is wonderful with king bed , huge bathroon and shower with Jacuzzi . mini bar just with water and sodas. good condition AC, wifi for free.... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

First of all I have to say I´m writing this review considering Iberostar Praia do Forte as the base of my comparison, since it´s the best All-Inclusive beach resort I know in Bahia and in Brazil. So it´s important to highlight Vila Gale is almost the half of the price comparing with Iberostar Praia do Forte, so be prepared to... More 

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