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Vila Gale Lagos
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Estrada da Meia Praia, Lagos 8600-315, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #11 of 51 Hotels in Lagos
Toronto, Canada
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

This is a bit of a late review. We went to the Villa Gale last June and can't say enough good things.

Its about a 15 minute walk to town and about a 5 minute walk to a beautiful secluded part of the beach. Recommend loading up on snacks from the gas station onto the beach to save some money. We opted for the option including breakfast which was fantastic each day, loads of variety.

The grounds were very well kept and the pool was beautiful. We did have dinner at the hotel one night and it was delicious.

The best part of this hotel was the service, everyone was very friendly and nothing was too much of an ask!

Highly recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GrupoVilaGale, General Manager at Vila Gale Lagos, responded to this review, February 11, 2013
Dear Guest

Firstly of all thank you for taking time to make your review about Vila Gale Lagos, which deserve our best attention.

All comments and suggestions from our customers are extremely important and it helps us to correct any deficiencies and improve the level of our services.

We were very pleased to hear that you found our staff friendly.

It will be a pleaser for us to welcome you back at Vila Gale Lagos or any other Vila Galé in Portugal or Brazil.

Thank you for your preference.

Best regards.

Porfirio Perdigão
General Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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63 reviews 63 reviews
32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

It's big and stylish. Outdoor pools look great for the summer-the beach is enormous and just over a road and the railway line. The staff are helpful and very nice. It's 7 minutes from golf at Palmares.it was very quiet in January when I was there on a golf trip.
Against it. The sound insulation between the rooms is non existent. The black and red theme is wearing,the corridors are so dark the room numbers appear on illuminated panels - if they were on the doors you would never be able to see them. The hotel is isolated. It's cold on the Algarve at night in the winter and you will never want to walk into Lagos for a restaurant so it has to be a taxi there and a taxi back. Your enjoyment of this hotel is totally dependant on what you want from your holiday. I know that sounds obvious but there is no flexibility here-it's either black or white or should I say black and red.

Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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GrupoVilaGale, General Manager at Vila Gale Lagos, responded to this review, February 11, 2013
Dear Guest

Firstly of all thank you for taking time to make your review about Vila Gale Lagos, which deserve our best attention.

All comments and suggestions from our customers are extremely important and it helps us to correct any deficiencies and improve the level of our services.

It will be a pleaser for us to welcome you back at Vila Gale Lagos or any other Vila Galé in Portugal or Brazil.

Thank you for your preference.

Best regards.


Porfirio Perdigão
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London, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

The hotel is a gem, away from busy cities, within a short walking distance to a beautiful beach. We loved, loved, loved the huge and unique pool! The room is impressive too, with a generous balcony. We had half-board, breakfast and dinner buffet and enjoyed the food. The staff is very friendly, English spoken. We would love to come back!

Room Tip: One of the wings (the left one, facing the sea), catch more sun all over the day.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GrupoVilaGale, General Manager at Vila Gale Lagos, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
Dear Guest

Firstly of all thank you for taking time to make your review about Vila Gale Lagos.

All comments and suggestions from our customers are extremely important and it helps us to correct any deficiencies and improve the level of our services.

It will be a pleaser for us to welcome you back at Vila Gale Lagos or any other Vila Galé in Portugal or Brazil.

Thank you for your preference.

Best regards.

Porfirio Perdigão
General Manager
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Weekend stay at Vila Galé Lagos to dive at the recently sunk vessels in front of Alvor.
The weather was perfect, for January, with mild temperatures during the day, sunshine and good company.
It was my first time in this hotel and the service was perfect. The hotel gardens have used local trees and plants, which makes you really feel in Algarve. The only minus is the room's sound insulation which could be better.
The dive center is adjacent to the hotel but a bit far away from the car parking and from the hotel facilities. The dive center personnel have a good knowledge of the local spots and both the diving equipment and boats are quite good.
It is worth coming back !

Room Tip: I prefer the rooms on the west side of the hotel, because you can get the sun during the morning and...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GrupoVilaGale, General Manager at Vila Gale Lagos, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
Dear Guest

Firstly of all thank you for taking time to make your review about Vila Gale Lagos, which deserve our best attention.

All comments and suggestions from our customers are extremely important and it helps us to correct any deficiencies and improve the level of our services.

It will be a pleaser for us to welcome you back at Vila Gale Lagos or any other Vila Galé in Portugal or Brazil.

Thank you for your preference.

Best regards.

Porfirio Perdigão
General Manager
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Very unusual hotel among other hotels in Portugal: like an oasis in the desert. Huge, modern, clean. The reception staff very friendly and opened for our needs (we travelled with kids). The spa receptionist was very understandable as well-the kids could enjoy the spa area meanwhile we discovered Europe's point. We were uppgraded to Jr. Suite since there were no family rooms close to Superior room which my parents booked. Suite was very very spacious and comfortable. The sink is a little bit small... We liked the hotel very much. Huge outside pool area. The variety at the breakfast was not very big, but we could find everything we needed. But the coffe was not good at all... The only thing we didn't really like was the sound isolation between the rooms-we heard everything our neighbours were talking about. Can imagine that it may be annoing during busy summer times. But we travelled in January and there were not that much guests in the hotel.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GrupoVilaGale, General Manager at Vila Gale Lagos, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
Dear Guest

Firstly of all thank you for taking time to make your review about Vila Gale Lagos, which deserve our best attention.

All comments and suggestions from our customers are extremely important and it helps us to correct any deficiencies and improve the level of our services.

We were very glad with the comments about the staff.

It will be a pleaser for us to welcome you back at Vila Gale Lagos or any other Vila Galé in Portugal or Brazil.

Thank you for your preference.

Best regards.

Porfirio Perdigão
Director General
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Marbella, Spain
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Had an enjoyable stay in Vila Gale with my family, it was off season so very quiet,
The room and hotel were clean, Had to pay extra to use the indoor pool as its part of the Spa.
We did not have dinner in the hotel, the marina is close so we had dinner there each evening.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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GrupoVilaGale, General Manager at Vila Gale Lagos, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
Dear Guest

Firstly of all thank you for taking time to make your review about Vila Gale Lagos, which deserve our best attention.

All comments and suggestions from our customers are extremely important and it helps us to correct any deficiencies and improve the level of our services.

It will be a pleaser for us to welcome you back at Vila Gale Lagos or any other Vila Galé in Portugal or Brazil.

Thank you for your preference.

Best regards.

Porfirio Perdigão
General Manager
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Bournemouth
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Vila Gale never fails to deliver.
I have visited this hotel on several occasions and have never been disappointed. It is close to the sea and the Marina. The breakfasts are plentiful and there is a good selection. The staff are all helpful and efficient but Ricardo on Reception was exceptionally kind and helpful. I will return to this hotel for at least two more holidays next year!

Room Tip: Choose the 'A la Carte' restaurant it's great!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GrupoVilaGale, Gerente geral at Vila Gale Lagos, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
Firstly we would like to thank your comments, which deserve our best attention.

All comments and suggestions from our customers are extremely important to us as it helps us to correct any deficiencies and improve the level of our services.

It will be a pleaser for us to welcome you back at Vila Gale Lagos or any other Vila Galé in Portugal or Brazil.

Thank you for your preference.

Best regards.

Porfirio Perdigão
General Manager
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Additional Information about Vila Gale Lagos

Address: Estrada da Meia Praia, Lagos 8600-315, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Lagos
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:
#4 Family Hotel in Lagos
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Lagos
#6 Spa Hotel in Lagos
#6 Luxury Hotel in Lagos
#12 Romantic Hotel in Lagos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Vila Gale Lagos 4*
Number of rooms: 306
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel is located on the beach front, along the sandy Meia Praia beach. It is the new reference point on the Western Algarve Coast. The closest train station is about 1.5 km away and Faro Airport is about 85 km away from the hotel. Occupying an 85-thousand square metre area, the building faces the ocean and allows for an optimised view from the hotel's rooms. There are 168 guest rooms in total. The premises are air-conditioned and guests are welcomed in a lobby with 24-hour reception and 24-hour check-out services. Facilities at the beach hotel include lift access, a hotel safe, TV lounge, children's playground, children's club, bar and a restaurant. As far as business activities and conventions are concerned, the facilities have a large convention centre which is 1100 m² in size and wireless Internet access is available for a fee. Guests can take advantage of the hotel's room and laundry services (the latter for a fee) and leave their vehicles in the car park or garage (the latter incurs an additional fee). The hotel offers its guests spacious and comfortable rooms with LCD TV with national and international channels with access to a film menu providing entertainment and information. For guests' convenience, there is a lounge area with a table and work desk with a wireless Internet connection for laptops (for an additional cost), minibar, radio and electronic safety lock. The en suite bathroom has a shower, bath, hairdryer and toiletry kit. Individually regulated air conditioning and individually regulated heating are provided. Private balconies for enjoying views of the hotel's surrounding areas also come as standard. Guests can take a refreshing dip in the hotel's swimming pool where there is also a children's swimming area, poolside snack bar, and sun loungers and parasols available on the sun terrace. This hotel offers guests all the comforts of a real resort. Located in front of the beach, they can enjoy either the swimming pool or the beach. Guests can also unwind in our Spa, Satsanga, with Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and it offers a spa where guests can pamper themselves with a massage or spa treatment (extra fees apply). There are also 3 tennis courts, pool/snooker, bowling and golf as well (all for extra fees). Moreover, the hotel organises an entertainment programme for children. Breakfast and dinner may be chosen from a wide breakfast buffet. Lunch and dinner can also be taken a la carte. ... more   less 
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