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Vila Gale Lagos

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Rua Sophia de Melo Brayner Andresen Meia Praia, Lagos 8600-315 Portugal
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#19 of 59 hotels in Lagos
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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.
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Free parking
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Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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Beach
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Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
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Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
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Swimup bar
Poolside bar
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Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
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Meeting rooms
Spa
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24-hour front desk
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Portuguese

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michael l wrote a review Oct 2020
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There for two nights B+B would highly recommend it spotless and great food rooms lovely with great sea views and lovely pools and amenities will surely return great for families Close to center of Lagos and paintball course around the corner which is also a great ctack
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Nov 17, 2020
Dear guest, Thank you very much for sharing your excelent review about your stay at Vila Galé Lagos. Hope we can see again soon. Kind regards Anibal Costa
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Jcw1963 wrote a review Sep 2020
Sunderland, United Kingdom43 contributions20 helpful votes
Just returned from 2 weeks at this hotel and would certainly recommend it. I’m guessing this has hotel has been fully refurbished in the last few years as it has a completely new modern feel to the rooms and all public areas including the restaurant. This was a pleasant change from the typically tired and dated Portuguese hotels you usually come across. The Covid secure measures in place were adhered too by all staff and the hotel measures made for a safe stay. The meals at breakfast and dinner are split into sittings of your choice to minimise numbers at any time and to minimise queuing. Of course you have to queue and be served with most of your food and I’m guessing there is less choice than the hotel may normally provide but in these Covid times this is perfectly acceptable for safety. The food was about what I expected so no complaints there either. It’s a decent walk to Lagos town or a short taxi ride and the hotel reception can easily sort a taxi. Return taxis were very easy with a rank in the main square. Some excellent restaurants in town which I will review separately. This hotel was very clean and well maintained and the service from staff was good especially as you must consider they will be operating on reduced numbers. Wide spacious pool area and no problem getting sun loungers. Both pool bar and full on Italian restaurant at the pool providing a choice of food if needed. Would definitely return
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Oct 15, 2020
Dear Guest Thank you for sharing your review and are really pleased to find you have enjoyed your stay at the Vila Galé Lagos. We hope to welcome you again in one of our Vila Galé Hotels on a future holiday. Kind regards Aníbal Costa
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Paramonte wrote a review Aug 2020
Lisbon, Portugal38 contributions8 helpful votes
Hotel close to Meia Praia beach, a beach several kilometres long- Walking distance. The rooms are nice and clean. The AC in my room only would work full power or switched off. So the room was too cold at the middle of the night (this was August) and had to wake up to switch off the AC. Nevertheless the my room had views to the beach. Everything was clean in the room, and the personal was attentive and efficient. They offered to extend the check-out time. The hotel is big with entertainment areas and good parking. There is a big swimming pool outside and other heated inside. The outside pool seems more geared towards families with kids. However you may be tempted just to cross the road and go to the beach. Breakfast was nice. I felt safe regarding COVID. Masks mandatory when circulating in common areas. I recommend this hotel indeed.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Responded Aug 30, 2020
Dear guest, Thank you for your kind review as we are very pleased to find you have enjoyed your stay at the Vila Galé Lagos, and that we have been able to meet your expectations. Thank you for choosing the Vila Galé Hotels and we hope to welcome you again in a near future kind regards Aníbal Costa
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Jona Zuiver wrote a review Jul 2020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands65 contributions19 helpful votes
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We stayed at Vila Gale Lagos for ten days in July 2020. The hotel has some pros and cons, which I’ll try to explain. Overall the experience could have been better and I don't think I would stay here again. - Appearance The hotel is beautiful, very nicely decorated, the pool is huge, even if you have city view, you look out over the hotel gardens. - Rooms The rooms are very spacious, the balconies are very big, more than enough closet space, with a large bathroom and a good shower. In stead of a double bed you have two singles against each other, so an uncomfortable crack in the middle. I found the mattress very hard, which made my back hurt, especially after the 9th night. The rooms are cleaned very good and thorough. - Restaurant The restaurant is huge, with also an outside area, very nicely decorated. We were confused by the offer of a free beer/wine/soda package. Being used to beverage packages in other hotels and cruise ships, we assumed the package would be valid all day, but this was limited to dinner or lunch only. Due to the covid-19 situation, breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in shifts. Because there’s only one person that directs everyone to their tables, the lines are endless and everyone's cramped in the confined area in front of the restaurant. Not very covid-proof, even when wearing face masks. We had the 10:00 breakfast shift and on multiple mornings it took till after 10:30 before we finally got a table. This could easily be solved by having two people assign the tables. You have to wear a face mask throughout the restaurant whenever you’re not seated at your table. - Breakfast For breakfast there’s one buffet station for bread and pastries, and one or two for warm dishes. Both with long lines most of the time. The weird thing is that you get the syrup, caramel and chocolate sauce at the bread station, and pancakes at the other station. So you need to stand in line for the syrup first, then continue to stand in line for the pancakes, because if you do it the other way around, your pancakes will be cold by the time you get back to your table. The quality of the breakfast is okay, barely any variation, it’s the same every day. It’s hard to get a second round of coffee or orange juice, there’s just not enough staff for the amount of guests. - Lunch and dinner For lunch and dinner, there’s also one or two warm buffet stations, and a bread and pastry station. At dinner, the lines are so long that people are literally standing in line right next to your table. This is just a lack of organization and capacity, just put some extra staff there to serve people faster and arrange the lines. They do not have ketchup or mayonaise at the buffet stations, you need to order that with the waiter. Make sure to order the ketchup/mayo first before getting in line for your fries, else your fries will be cold before you get it. They try to slightly vary with the dishes they offer, but there’s really not much variation. The food is what can be expected for the € 15 - € 20 per day you pay for the half board. You get what you pay for. The desserts are very nice and varied. At dinner it’s also hard to get a second round of drinks. I think that’s also due to a lack of staff, they’re doing the best they can, and look pretty stressed. - Pool area The pool is enormous and really beautiful. I love the olive trees that are all around. However, there’s not enough capacity when it comes to the sun beds. If you get to the pool too late there’s not a single one left. They have notices saying it is not allowed to claim sun beds and that towels will be removed, but this is not enforced and some claimed sun beds remain empty for hours. They tried to add extra sun beds in the grass surrounding the pool area, but it was still not enough. People were just lying on their towels in the grass in the afternoon. - Cleanliness The hotel was very clean. Only the restrooms and changing rooms at the pool could use some extra attention. Hand gel is everywhere, all staff wear face masks, even outside. - Staff I didn’t find the staff very friendly, but maybe that’s in part because you can’t see if they smile or not - due to the face masks. A lot of the staff look stressed, they really do the best they can, but it was very busy at the hotel and especially in the restaurant, they just couldn’t decently handle the amount of guests. - Getting around Although you can walk to town (about 30 minutes), it’s quite a stroll in the heat. I’d advise a rental car to drive to town and the surrounding area. Parking at the hotel is free outside, in the parking garage it’s € 7,50 per day. - Dive shop There’s a dive shop called WeDive at the hotel with very friendly staff, very profession and well maintained gear, practically new. Prices are reasonable and the trips they offer are really nice, especially the ones to the Ocean Revival Wreck Park.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Responded Aug 20, 2020
Dear guest, Thank you very much for sharing your comment about your stay at Vila Galé Lagos. We appreciate your detailed analysis and take good note of your comments. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again soon. Kind regards Anibal Costa
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neleverplancke wrote a review Jul 2020
Ghent, Belgium1 contribution
It was de best hotel we went in Portugal. Clean, Great beds, delicious food, kind people. We went there for two times en booked already for next year!! Next to the beach, Lagos is beautiful. Love it!!
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Responded Jul 31, 2020
Dear guest, We appreciate your excellent comment. It is with immense satisfaction that we verify that we have reached your expectations and the recognition of this team's effort. We hope to have the opportunity to receive it again soon. Kind regards Aníbal Costa
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$89 - $241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
PortugalAlgarveFaro DistrictLagos
NUMBER OF ROOMS
306
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Frequently Asked Questions about Vila Gale Lagos
Which popular attractions are close to Vila Gale Lagos?
Nearby attractions include Meia Praia (0.4 miles), Portuguese Discoveries Wax Museum (0.7 miles), and Secret Spot Gallery (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Vila Gale Lagos?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, a swimup bar, and free wifi.
Which room amenities are available at Vila Gale Lagos?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Vila Gale Lagos?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Vila Gale Lagos?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Vila Gale Lagos?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurant Vivendo, Tasca Do Kiko, and Quay Lagos.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Vila Gale Lagos?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Vila Gale Lagos have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Vila Gale Lagos offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Vila Gale Lagos located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Lagos.
Are any cleaning services offered at Vila Gale Lagos?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Vila Gale Lagos offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.