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Vila Gale Albacora

#3 of 14 Hotels in Tavira
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Quatro Aguas | Vale do Olival, Tavira 8800-901, Portugal
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Perhaps a couple of miles out of Tavira ( but with courtesy bus and taxis so not a problem) and a short nominal-fee boat ferry to amazing long sandy beaches this hotel is great for a period of complete down time. Food was very good and service always friendly and prices reasonable for the quality. For those interested in birdwatching... More 

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Oeiras
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Year after year. This time with my son only. Will repeat myself from previous review! Fantastic for families, or people looking for relaxing holidays. You can reach two wonderful beaches by boat directly from the hotel. Quality increased, staff always nice. Normally portuguese families are the big share, but met british nice people looking for quiet time? And with whom... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The check in took forever couldn't find our booking... Why am i surprised it's portugal. Went to bar got menu and ordered drinks. Waited ages for waiter to appear lazy.... Tracked him down to take our food order and sat and waited... And waited... And waited... And Zzzzzz I'll sit by the pool and eventually i guess it will come.... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great and comfortable rooms. Breakfast... one of the best experiences! The indoor pool and surrounding area is wonderful to rest. And the change to hire a bike and go for a ride or just cross the river and go to the beach... just great!

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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is situated in the picturesque Rio Formosa national park area and as such is surrounded by water..the hotel grounds are well manicured and provide areas for relaxation. The buildings are single stores mostly and tastefully converted from a tuna fisherman village. The onsite museum chronically the buildings history is interesting. The facilities are excellent, pools indoor and out,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to spend holidays with small children in the eastern Algarve, this is the perfect setting. The hotel is an old factory or something like it, only one flor high and with few openings to the exterior. In the middle lies a couple of courtyards, one with a big swiming pool. The location is a little bit outside... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Superb hotel in nice setting. But: be sure you have a river view room. The rooms in the old houses are real small, no privacy outside. Great services with taxi boats to the Tavira Island, nice beakfast buffet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at Vila Gale Albacora 17-24th June and we absolutely loved it. It is so peaceful and has such great character. Probably the most pretty hotel we have stayed in. Very peaceful and relaxing too. We loved the pool which as a good size and plenty of sun loungers. Breakfast buffet had a great selection and we really enjoyed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great weekend, taken care of by Ricardo and the team, who were discreet but attentive. The hotel rooms are mid sized and equiped to a good standard within a well laid out complex is unusual and interesting being a former Tuna fishing village that now looks like a colonial settlement. Great access by a small ferry boat... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

A brilliant place to stay. Out of town but fully self contained in all respects. Room with small, private, back yard was clean and welcoming. Grounds were large and perfectly maintained. Great pool and super restaurant. Great location for us but perhaps isolated if you want to be able to walk and engage with activities outside of the hotel. Personally... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the Natural Park of Ria Formosa and approximately 4 km from the centre of Tavira and 3 km away from various restaurants, bars, nightclubs, shops and the public transport network. The nearest beach is just outside the hotel and just 400 m away you will find yourself in one of the best sandy beaches in the Algarve. The hotel was rebuilt in 2000 from an old tuna fish camp and has a total of 162 rooms of which 43 rooms with river view and 5 junior suites suitable for families. The hotel has a 24-hour reception, lovely lobby area, a currency exchange desk, a luggage room, a chapel, a museum and a game room. Among the common areas guests may enjoy the air-conditioned TV room, bar and restaurant where free Wi-Fi internet connection. Children are very welcome to this hotel being that they have their own Club full of activities and entertainment. Guests may park their cars in the parking lot and for an additional costs may use the laundry services and hotel safe. The pleasant rooms are equipped with air conditioning, electronic safety door look, direct telephone, LCD TV with Cable and Pay TV, Wi-Fi Connection and safe (for and additional cost), Minibar and 24 hour room service, private bathroom with telephone and hair dryer. The hotel Spa, Satsanga, is composed with a gym, an indoor heated pool, Jacuzzi, steam room/Turkish bath, Vichy shower massages and beauty treatments. The seasonal entertainment programme ensures that there is never a dull moment at the hotel. The hotel restaurant has a wide buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is an a la carte menu offered at lunch and a set menu available at dinner. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Vila Gale Albacora

Address: Quatro Aguas | Vale do Olival, Tavira 8800-901, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Tavira
Price Range: $96 - $244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Vila Gale Albacora 4*
Number of rooms: 162
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#1 On the Beach Hotel in Tavira
#1 Spa Hotel in Tavira
#3 Luxury Hotel in Tavira
#4 Romantic Hotel in Tavira
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