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Vila Gale Nautico
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Vale do Olival | Apartado 298, Armacao de Pera 8365-912, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Armacao de Pera
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“A lovely hotel we will be going back”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

My husband and myself have just returned from this hotel. We were a bit disappointed when we arrived, the reception looks a bit sad and in need of a refirb, but when we got to our room and see the rest of the hotel WOW its lovely. The rooms are so clean and fresh, cleaned every day, we had a sea view room at the front of the hotel which was very quiet. There was a good variety of food and two nights they put on a bar-b-cue. The staff are very freindly and helpful. The location is good just a short walk to the local shops along a beautiful promanarde overlooking a fantstic beach.
We had a wonderful week at this hotel we will be going back.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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VilaGaleHoteis, Gerente geral at Vila Gale Nautico, responded to this review, June 15, 2013
Dear Guest,

Two years have passed! But is not to late to say thank you for your review and comments about you experience in Vila Galé Náutico in 2011.

I´m starting this year as the new General Manager of this great hotel, and one of the first priorities is to reply to the many guests that spent their time to share their experience in Vila Galé Náutico.

Your comments and suggestions are an important tool for our constant pursuit of service improvement.

Your comments helped us to continue trying to exceed the expectations of our guests. And that´s why that VILA GALÉ HOTELS had made some important renovations in the public areas and hotel services with a very good team.

Vila Galé Náutico is now an All-Inclusive Hotel since 2012.

Armação de Pêra is also different and much nicer after the finishing of the construction works and specially with the new promenade facing the sea.

Vila Galé Náutico All-Inclusive Hotel also now provides to all our guests a unique service of 54 excursions during all week, local programs, rent-a-car and bike and very complete information of the public transports network available. Everything that you need to have a excellent experience in the Algarve. Please contact our front-office team.

On my own behalf and on that of the Vila Galé Nautico Hotel team, we hope we have the honour of hosting you again in a near future.

Kind regards

Bruno Martins
General Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2011

Beware- my son of 14 was expected to sleep in a put you up bed only suitable for small children- even worse it completely blocked the sliding patio door I understand this is quite normal and other people we spoke to were experiencing this problem. e did finally get moved to a family roomon the Saturday- arrived on Thursday- but only after we complained a lot !!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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VilaGaleHoteis, Gerente geral at Vila Gale Nautico, responded to this review, June 15, 2013
Dear Guest,

Two years have passed! But is not to late to say thank you for your review and comments about you experience in Vila Galé Náutico in 2011.

I´m starting this year as the new General Manager of this great hotel, and one of the first priorities is to reply to the many guests that spent their time to share their experience in Vila Galé Náutico.

Your comments and suggestions are an important tool for our constant pursuit of service improvement.

Your comments helped us to continue trying to exceed the expectations of our guests. And that´s why that VILA GALÉ HOTELS had made some important renovations in the public areas and hotel services with a very good team.

Vila Galé Náutico is now an All-Inclusive Hotel since 2012.

Armação de Pêra is also different and much nicer after the finishing of the construction works and specially with the new promenade facing the sea.

Vila Galé Náutico All-Inclusive Hotel also now provides to all our guests a unique service of 54 excursions during all week, local programs, rent-a-car and bike and very complete information of the public transports network available. Everything that you need to have a excellent experience in the Algarve. Please contact our front-office team.

On my own behalf and on that of the Vila Galé Nautico Hotel team, we hope we have the honour of hosting you again in a near future.

Kind regards

Bruno Martins
General Manager
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rugby
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2011

positioned perfectly 200 yards from the greatest stretch of beach in the algarve..town is a 10 walk for the cheapest bar and restaruants (40% Cheaper compared to Vilamoura and Alberfiera etc).. i have been to the algarve a dozen or so times and this is without question the best value for money without compremising quality area i have been to...LOVED IT

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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VilaGaleHoteis, Gerente geral at Vila Gale Nautico, responded to this review, June 15, 2013
Dear Guest,

Two years have passed! But is not to late to say thank you for your review and comments about you experience in Vila Galé Náutico in 2011.

I´m starting this year as the new General Manager of this great hotel, and one of the first priorities is to reply to the many guests that spent their time to share their experience in Vila Galé Náutico.

Your comments and suggestions are an important tool for our constant pursuit of service improvement.

Your comments helped us to continue trying to exceed the expectations of our guests. And that´s why that VILA GALÉ HOTELS had made some important renovations in the public areas and hotel services with a very good team.

Vila Galé Náutico is now an All-Inclusive Hotel since 2012.

Armação de Pêra is also different and much nicer after the finishing of the construction works and specially with the new promenade facing the sea.

Vila Galé Náutico All-Inclusive Hotel also now provides to all our guests a unique service of 54 excursions during all week, local programs, rent-a-car and bike and very complete information of the public transports network available. Everything that you need to have a excellent experience in the Algarve. Please contact our front-office team.

On my own behalf and on that of the Vila Galé Nautico Hotel team, we hope we have the honour of hosting you again in a near future.

Kind regards

Bruno Martins
General Manager
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2011

We arrived at vila gale in the afternoon and was so pleased to see the lovely hotel.

The room was very clean and a good size, we faced the pool and a little bit of a sea view and it was super.

Food was good, not a huge selection but what there was, was super table service was excellent and the staff were lovely and tried really hard to speak English.

We had a couple of nights of entertainment which made the evenings much more fun as everyone joined in.

The hotel is reasonably small to what we have been used too but we loved it. The beach is just across the road and the sandy beaches are gorgeous.

We would certainly return to this hotel but would only go for a relaxing week away, but overall fab.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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VilaGaleHoteis, Gerente geral at Vila Gale Nautico, responded to this review, June 15, 2013
Dear Guest,

Two years have passed! But is not to late to say thank you for your review and comments about you experience in Vila Galé Náutico in 2011.

I´m starting this year as the new General Manager of this great hotel, and one of the first priorities is to reply to the many guests that spent their time to share their experience in Vila Galé Náutico.

Your comments and suggestions are an important tool for our constant pursuit of service improvement.

Your comments helped us to continue trying to exceed the expectations of our guests. And that´s why that VILA GALÉ HOTELS had made some important renovations in the public areas and hotel services with a very good team.

Vila Galé Náutico is now an All-Inclusive Hotel since 2012.

Armação de Pêra is also different and much nicer after the finishing of the construction works and specially with the new promenade facing the sea.

Vila Galé Náutico All-Inclusive Hotel also now provides to all our guests a unique service of 54 excursions during all week, local programs, rent-a-car and bike and very complete information of the public transports network available. Everything that you need to have a excellent experience in the Algarve. Please contact our front-office team.

On my own behalf and on that of the Vila Galé Nautico Hotel team, we hope we have the honour of hosting you again in a near future.

Kind regards

Bruno Martins
General Manager
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Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2011

We thought the hotel was so spotless one of the cleanest we have ever stayed in, its only about 12-20mins walk to the old town and if you are lazy most places will book you a taxi back, beach is also within walking distance, the only thing I can say is that the supermarket we thought was a good bit away you would need to get a taxi back only a few Euros anyway so wont break the bank the hotel key was a bit faulty we had problems with that but the staff did sort it out and it was no longer a problem food gorgeous and would definately recommend to anyone - we will be back!!

Stayed June 2011
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VilaGaleHoteis, Gerente geral at Vila Gale Nautico, responded to this review, June 15, 2013
Dear Guest,

Two years have passed! But is not to late to say thank you for your review and comments about you experience in Vila Galé Náutico in 2011.

I´m starting this year as the new General Manager of this great hotel, and one of the first priorities is to reply to the many guests that spent their time to share their experience in Vila Galé Náutico.

Your comments and suggestions are an important tool for our constant pursuit of service improvement.

Your comments helped us to continue trying to exceed the expectations of our guests. And that´s why that VILA GALÉ HOTELS had made some important renovations in the public areas and hotel services with a very good team.

Vila Galé Náutico is now an All-Inclusive Hotel since 2012.

Armação de Pêra is also different and much nicer after the finishing of the construction works and specially with the new promenade facing the sea.

Vila Galé Náutico All-Inclusive Hotel also now provides to all our guests a unique service of 54 excursions during all week, local programs, rent-a-car and bike and very complete information of the public transports network available. Everything that you need to have a excellent experience in the Algarve. Please contact our front-office team.

On my own behalf and on that of the Vila Galé Nautico Hotel team, we hope we have the honour of hosting you again in a near future.

Kind regards

Bruno Martins
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2011

Stayed here for one week end of May 2011. Had two rooms with "sea view" to sleep two adults and one child and 1 adult and two children. Rooms were made up with two twin beds pushed together and a separate camp bed. You could only just see the sea so paying extra was not worth it. From what I could see most rooms had pool views. The maids came daily and did an excellent job, they were very helpful and friendly. Cleaned, made the beds and replaced dirty towels.
The food was very good with lots of choice, although I personally would not go for all inclusive for longer than one week. The children always found something they liked.
The pool area is also kept clean and tidy. There were plenty of sunbeds and we never had a problem getting one.
Despite the brochure saying there was daily & nightly entertainment, there wasn't! We had a singer on two nights only, and I think the childrens entertainment just started the day we returned home. We used "yellowfishtransfers" it cost 98Euros return and would highly recommend them.
The sea/beach is about a 5 minute walk. The beach is beautiful and a nice walk.
The town of "Armacao de Pera" was small and quiet with various cafe/icecream bars, a few restaurants and lots of gift shops.
All in all we had a great weeks holiday.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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VilaGaleHoteis, Gerente geral at Vila Gale Nautico, responded to this review, June 15, 2013
Dear Guest,

Two years have passed! But is not to late to say thank you for your review and comments about you experience in Vila Galé Náutico in 2011.

I´m starting this year as the new General Manager of this great hotel, and one of the first priorities is to reply to the many guests that spent their time to share their experience in Vila Galé Náutico.

Your comments and suggestions are an important tool for our constant pursuit of service improvement.

Your comments helped us to continue trying to exceed the expectations of our guests. And that´s why that VILA GALÉ HOTELS had made some important renovations in the public areas and hotel services with a very good team.

Vila Galé Náutico is now an All-Inclusive Hotel since 2012.

Armação de Pêra is also different and much nicer after the finishing of the construction works and specially with the new promenade facing the sea.

Vila Galé Náutico All-Inclusive Hotel also now provides to all our guests a unique service of 54 excursions during all week, local programs, rent-a-car and bike and very complete information of the public transports network available. Everything that you need to have a excellent experience in the Algarve. Please contact our front-office team.

On my own behalf and on that of the Vila Galé Nautico Hotel team, we hope we have the honour of hosting you again in a near future.

Kind regards

Bruno Martins
General Manager
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Sydney
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2011

Just returned from holiday in this hotel. Very disappointed to say the least the place is absolutely dead. The hotel is clean and the staff are good. Food is ok not much choice only two choices some nights. We booked all inclusive as we do not like to go out and about at night and thought we had been paid to be entertained not the case. The music was like being in a chapel of rest we had to complain to manager to say we had paid for entertainment and where was it in fact a group of us got together and presented a petition we all felt we had been miss-sold this holiday by Thompsons. The next night a singer was on and also a snake show I ask you there was hardly any children in this hotel and they put on a snake show!!!! Would not recommend this hotel and would definitely not go there with children. The hotel was half empty when we arrived and our rooms were on the 5th floor away from the bar and restaurant when we were asked why we could not be moved nearer we were told we would have to pay extra for a room overlooking pool and even more for a sea view. We were told Thompson were allocated these room and that was it. Three old ladies were first given a room with only 2 beds and they were expected to share in another room they just put in a put you up bed in the end they had to pay an extra £85 to have an extra bedroom - again miss sold by Thompsons another set of holiday makers had a family member in a wheelchair again put on the 5th floor and the hotel would not move them. It seems once they had your money that was it. Nothing to recommend this hotel whatsoever

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 7
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VilaGaleHoteis, Gerente geral at Vila Gale Nautico, responded to this review, June 15, 2013
Dear Guest,

Two years have passed! But is not to late to say thank you for your review and comments about you experience in Vila Galé Náutico in 2011.

I´m starting this year as the new General Manager of this great hotel, and one of the first priorities is to reply to the many guests that spent their time to share their experience in Vila Galé Náutico.

Your comments and suggestions are an important tool for our constant pursuit of service improvement.

Your comments helped us to continue trying to exceed the expectations of our guests. And that´s why that VILA GALÉ HOTELS had made some important renovations in the public areas and hotel services with a very good team.

Vila Galé Náutico is now an All-Inclusive Hotel since 2012.

Armação de Pêra is also different and much nicer after the finishing of the construction works and specially with the new promenade facing the sea.

Vila Galé Náutico All-Inclusive Hotel also now provides to all our guests a unique service of 54 excursions during all week, local programs, rent-a-car and bike and very complete information of the public transports network available. Everything that you need to have a excellent experience in the Algarve. Please contact our front-office team.

On my own behalf and on that of the Vila Galé Nautico Hotel team, we hope we have the honour of hosting you again in a near future.

Kind regards

Bruno Martins
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
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Address: Vale do Olival | Apartado 298, Armacao de Pera 8365-912, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Armacao de Pera
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Armacao de Pera
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Vila Gale Nautico 4*
Number of rooms: 233
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This attractive beach hotel is located in the centre of Armacao de Pera just a few meters away from the beach and less than 1 km away from an array of shops, boutiques, bars, restaurants, nightclubs and public transports. Built in 1995 and renovated in 2003, the hotel has 233 modern rooms, where we feature 25 junior suites suitable for families. The hotel has a 24-hour reception with a safe, a lift and a newspaper stand. There is a kids' club and a playground available for children. An air-conditioned a la carte restaurant with a separate non-smoking area and highchairs for infants is also provided. Guests may park their cars either in the hotel car park, or in the garage. Room and laundry services as well as medical assistance complete the services on offer at this hotel. The modern rooms are equipped with air conditioning, electronic safety door look, direct telephone, LCD TV with Cable, private balcony, Wi-Fi Connection and safe (for and additional cost), Minibar and 24 hour room service, private bathroom with telephone and hair dryer. The hotel has a Health Club composed with indoor heated pool, Jacuzzi, steam room / Turkish bath and Gym. In the outdoors guests will find a swimming pool for adults and children with sun loungers and parasols. The nearest golf course is approximately 8 km away. Guests are invited to take breakfast from a wide buffet. Lunch and dinner service may be choosen a la carte. ... more   less 
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