I've stayed in Pousada Vale do Gaio for a weekend with some friends and it was simply amazing. The views were breathtaking, the food was delicious, the staff was extremely friendly, helpful and polite . The pool area is not very big i think it is just perfect for the cozy feel of the hotel. A big big big big plus is the deck on the outside with chilout vibe and spectacular views (i could never get enough of that). It is perfect for getaway because you will find yourself far from everything.
We've stayed in a standard double room and a family room. The rooms were average but i was hoping that the spectacular outside matched the inside but it was not. The family room needs painting. Small downside.
I will definitely return. It the perfect place for a getaway.More