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Vila Gale Douro

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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Vila Gale while touring the Douro Valley. Our room was extremely clean and huge. The bathroom was also extremely spacious. My only criticism about the room is that the shower is in the tub, which is a rather high step up, so if you were older this might make a shower tricky. But it was fine... More 

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Pulborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived at this hotel after a journey by train from Porto. If you get the chance to do this please try it. I admit it wasn't easy as we went by taxi from our hotel in Porto to the railway stn only to find no one really spoke any English, and why should they for heaven's sake? So it... More 

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Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is situated directly in front of the DUORO river and the view is beautiful , showing the city to is best in the morning and evening. The room was better than we could expected and higher grade than a 4 star Room category. The food was great , congratulation to the chef. And the crew at the reception... More 

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Orlando, FL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

I could probably go towards a 4.5 rating for this absolutely beautiful new (refurbished) hotel across the Douro River from Lamego (or Peso da Regua). Our bathroom was modern, very spacious, and there was a box of facial tissues . There was a shower and tub in our bathroom; but no washcloths. Our bedroom was large with side-by-side single beds... More 

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Diamond Bar, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

The Douro Valley is beautiful and this property takes advantage of the stunning scenery. Every room has a great view of the Douro River and the small city of Lamego on the other side. The dining room and bar also adjoin terraces with tables so you can continue to bask in the landscape. Even the elevator gives you a view!... More 

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Malmo, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

Nice hotel with very helpful and friendly staff. Conveniently close (by car) to some beautiful must see quintas and other beautiful scenes in the area. Comfortable and fresh rooms. There was an outside jacuzzi with river views could be something to try. A nice touch on the breakfast buffet was the sparkling wine, an essential start of the day when... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

This was our worst hotel experience during our Portugal trip. Although the staff tries hard to be helpful but they're can't overcome the hotel's facility issues. We arrived the week after the Heating/Air Conditioning system went into heating mode, meaning that the rooms could not be cooled and we were told that there was nothing that could be done. Although... More 

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VilaGaleHoteis, Gerente at Vila Gale Douro, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for your comment. We are very sorry that your staywith us was not within your expectations. At this time of year, the temperature low significantly in this region and at the request of several guests, we change the operating mode of the air conditioner. With regard to fire alarm, it wa an isolated incident that was... More 

Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

This hotel had only been open three months after refurbishment.It is in a great setting overlooking the Douro at Regua.We ate there once and the food was very good and reasonably priced.We were given a free bottle of local wine,which was most acceptable.The hotel is not cheap,but worth it because of the setting

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VilaGaleHoteis, Gerente at Vila Gale Douro, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for sharing your comment. We hope to receive you in another opportunity in a next visit to the Douro region! Kindly, Vasco Parente More 

Lyon, France
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26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Hotel just opened on May 30, 2015. Went there in late July, and workers still working on finishing touches (plumbing issues in the underground parking). Rooms all face the Douro river (opposite is Regua, not particularly a pretty view), and are very hot in the summer (especially since the air conditioning is automatically turned off when no-one is in the... More 

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VilaGaleHoteis, Manager at Vila Gale Douro, responded to this review

Dear guest We appreciate your comment about the Hotel Vila Galé Douro. For the points you had been kind enough to show us, we will certainly take them into account in order to improve our services, equipments and infrastructure. Hope to see you again in our hotel. Kinldy, Vasco Parente More 

Amsterdam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

We arrived at this hotel by accident (our car broke down), but the famous Dutch soccer player Johan Cruijff once said: "Every disadvantage has an advantage" and that well-known Dutch saying is great for our experience. Because we totally loved this hotel! It's just at the Douro river and all the rooms have a view on it. It's quite small:... More 

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VilaGaleHoteis, Gerente at Vila Gale Douro, responded to this review

Dear Guest It was a pleasure to receive you. Thank you for your nice words about our hotel. We hope to received you again, but not accidentally in this time :-) See you soon! Kindly, Vasco Parente More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Minibar
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The new Vila Gale Doure, located in Regua on the Douro Valey, has a stunning view of the river and will feature 38 rooms, a restaurant and a bar, two meeting rooms, a SPA with indoor pool, Turkish bath, massage rooms and garage. This hotel arises from the acquisition of the old Douro River Hotel & SPA which was closed for about a year due to the insolvency proceedings. Before opening it's doors the hotel will undertake several renovations, new equiptment and furniture. The opening of this new hotel confirms once again the contribution of Vila Gale Group to the national economy with an investment totaling 2.5 Million euros. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Vila Gale Douro

Address: Lugar dos Varais - Cambres, Lamego 5100-426, Portugal (Formerly Douro River Hotel & Spa)
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Viseu District > Lamego
Price Range: $131 - $236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Vila Gale Douro 4*
Number of rooms: 38
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