We booked a two-night stay but ended up staying for another day. We didn't want to leave....
Every single member of the staff was afable and helpful.
Breakfast had great variety, including champagne (mostly appreaciated amongst the German guests).
We didn't have lunch there but we had buffet dinners in two evenings. Absolutely marvellous. There was a table for everybody. Variety and quantity were again the atributes to notice. The staff were friendly without being vulgar or nosy.
There was no need for us to leave the premises. We had everything there, including a shop that sold newspapers, paperback books, cigarrettes and such.
We were given a room (as big as a flat!!) on the groundfloor, facing the pool. We slept wonderfully. One of the evenings there was great animation going on in the bar that was 50 metres away. Once we shut the door and the window, we heard nothing. Isolation worked wonders.
The room was hyper-clean as well as the bathroom. We noticed even the hangers inside the huge wardrobe were span!
There was a minifridge in the wardrobe, which was very handy.
Every room had a balcony with some garden furniture.
The hotel premises spread out through many acres. There is a large pool (not very deep though...), surrounded by an olive trees garden, where there were always chairs available. Restaurants, bars, pool bars, spa, gym, ....
Heaven on earth, if you ask me :)
As it is outside the city of Lagos, it's quiet and next to the Meia Praia beach.
The hotel was a bit difficult to find. We had to resort to the directions in the hotel website. On the road, there's none....
The only downside we point out is the wifi connection. Unless you have a laptop, the connection is poor.
All in all, we will most definitely return.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Vila Gale Lagos Hotel Lagos
- Vila Gale Hotel Lagos