Lovely hotel with a bright reception and lounge area when you first walk in. The rooms are very spacious with a kitchenette and dining table with a large TV and balcony. However as the beach is literally 2 minutes down the road, it would rather have a sea view as it would have been more picturesque than a plain garden (stayed in room 45). Very impressed with the restaurant, good variety and quality. Breakfast was the same every morning, lunch was good but my favourite was dinner. There majority of nights included a pork option, one night there was peppered fillet steak (which was delicious), others included cod Portuguese style, marinated duck and there was a different pasta dish each night. The only issue I had was at the evening the bar tender that couldn't speak English very well always avoided serving us, sometimes I was waiting about 10 minutes to be served by the other bartender who could speak English. Also as my boyfriend and I are a young couple and a lot of the staff are fairly young, I sometimes felt like we were being watched.
However all in all a great hotel and would happily go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel is located about 600 m from the sandy Gale beach (Praia da Gale). Its very own restaurants and a supermarket are to be found in the hotel's vicinity. Public transport links are 100 meters away and it is 6 km from the center of Albufeira. The nearest airport is 50 km away in Faro. The beach hotel was built in 1988 and renovated in 2003. It has a total of 220 rooms over 6 floors all with kitchenette, where we feature 41 standard rooms with ocean view, 98 junior suites and 8 senior suites. The hotel offers wheelchair access ways, a 24 hour reception desk, free Wi-Fi internet connections in public areas, shops, paper stands and a gaming room. The hotel is perfect for children which have their own Kids Club. The hotel has two inviting bars and an air-conditioned a la carte restaurant has a separate non-smoking area and highchairs are also available on request. For business purposes the hotel has a meeting room with Wi-Fi connection. Guests may park their cars either in the hotel car park, or in the garage. The room service and the laundry service round off the hotel's offerings. The inviting rooms are equipped with air conditioning, electronic safety door look, direct telephone, LCD TV with Cable, Kitchenette, Wi-Fi Connection and safe (for and additional cost), Minibar and 24 hour room service, private bathroom with telephone and hair dryer. The hotel features a Health Club that is composed of a set of infrastructures for providing well-being to all customers. You can count on an indoor heated pool, Jacuzzi, steam room Turkish bath, massage and treatment rooms and gym. The outdoor swimming pool is surrounded by a bar, sun loungers and parasols. A buffet is available at breakfast and at dinner. In the evenings there is also an a la carte menu on offer. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vila Gale Atlantico Albufeira, Portugal - Algarve