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Vila Gale Mares

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4.5 of 5
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Praia de Guarajuba | Guarajuba, Camacari, State of Bahia 42820-000, Brazil
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London
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our initial contatct was pretty bad. The check-in is after 3pm and we got there 11am ant the reception was crowded. At 3pm a HUGE line forms to get the keys to the room. We were attended almost at 4pm and our room wasnt ready! There is no air conditioning in the lobby and we had a hard time. After... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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30 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all let me be honest and say that I am not a busy, big, noisy resort kind of guy. I went there on a family trip, with my heart open and had a poor time. The room was good, comfortable and with a nice view. The pool looked good but was always super crowed and I had to... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The first thing noticed is the amazing bungalows all over the hotel, separated by eater or grass. A very big pool area for adults and kids. The beach area is just perfect. the ALL INC system makes it all very easy for everyone and the food is good and there is a lot variety to choose from. If I had... More 

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São Paulo, Brazil
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

I was with my wife and kids for Xmas. No regrets! The hotel has a very fine infrastructure, the pool is great for kids, if you go surfing the beach is just downstairs by the pool. The only thing that is not 100% is the food, maybe for this amount of people (about 1,000 in Xmas week) they didn't have... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

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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29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 via mobile

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 10 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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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 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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