My husband and I travelled to Vila Gale Lagos for our first anniversary. We had high hopes for this hotel from previous reviews we had read but this hotel exceeded our expectations beyond imagination. Lets start with the hotel building itself. It's big, spacious, very clean with tastefull deco. The rooms are very big and extremely clean with an amazing power shower!! This hotel should be rated 5 stars, especially when you take the high level of customer service into account. All staff were extremely welcoming, happy to go that extra mile and were always attentive to our needs. The sea front view is amazing so try and request this when making a booking. Also check out the hotels Satsanga spa for some pure luxury.
A special mention has to be given to Ricardo Rodregus who excelled in his service to us. He assisted my husband in organising several surprises for me for our anniversary, including arranging a horse and carriage ride around Lagos, flowers for our room, a bottle of champagne on ice and an absolutely delicious tirramusu waiting for us on our last night. He also recommended local places to eat such as Choco Ze, a hidden gem and only 2km away serving local cuisine at a reasonable price.
Local sites and beaches we would recommend include the following:
Duna beach - this is the hotels local beach located behind the pool area. This beach is simply beautifull with soft powdery sand and sparkling turquoise water. It's like something out of a travel brochure.
Sagres & Salema were our two favourite small towns to visit with idilic beaches and fresh sea food. We recommend trying the local prawns and sardines!
For something a bit different why not visit Estonbar which is a popular place amongst locals for a relaxing picnic by a quaint lake and access to BBQ facilities - just remember to take some coal!!
Finally do not leave until you have eaten at the hotels al a carte restaurant. For pasta lovers you do not want to miss the Spaggetti Nero with shrimp. The flavours, presentation and texture of this dish was simply outstanding. Thanks to Susanne (our friendly waitress) for highly re commending this dish to us.
For anyone who really wants to explore Lagos, experience the culture and save a few bob on taxis (yes it's around €6 from the hotel to the local town which can add up quickly!) we would highly recommend hiring a car for the duration of your stay. Just remember to stay on the right side of the road!! Literally!
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