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“Relaxing and no Brits!!”

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Vila Gale Collection Praia
Ranked #3 of 153 Hotels in Albufeira
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

Best hotel I have stayed at in Portugal. Weather was perfect, close location to the beach and pool was superb. Food in hotel was excellent and although limited choice outwith the hotel boundary, we always found somewhere excellent to have an evening meal. Would recommend this to anyone looking for a relaxing holiday with no British tourists!! We arrived early August for a week and the beach was full of locals - always a great sign.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

Stayed for a few days in October. All staff were friendly and helpful. Peaceful location but walking distance from beach restaurants which were surprisingly good. this is not a lively hotel bit a peaceful oasis, easy walking distance for beach walks. Comfortable sun beds and tion of spa if weather not so good. breakfast was good, didn't,t eat in restaurant but nice bar, comfortable lounge, comfy beds, nice rooms. Go to chill.

Room Tip: Rear view overlook gardens of private villas next door, pool view room more private
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

Had a lovely weeks stay at the Hotel, the staff were lovely and could not do enough for us Katerina especially, beautiful breakfasts clean lovely rooms very relaxing could not recommend enough,only thing jacuzzi took 3 days to warm up which when it is raining outside maybe it should of been put on earlier, beach 5 mins walk and it was fabulous

Room Tip: high floor overlooking pool
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

Having been to most of Vile Gale hotels this was definitely one of the best welcomes.Hot tea and warm hand towels. All staff have a desire to serve and please you .Al carte meals served brilliantly and offer a good choice we will definitely return

Stayed: March 2013
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

We arrived early at the hotel (1030am) and found that our room was ready. We were offered warm towels and iced tea - lovely. When booking we were in contact with Alexandria and we requested a double bed, if available, as this was an anniversary break. On entering our room we found this huge double bed (not twins pushed together!), super comfy pillows, a rose in the bathroom and candle/aromatherapy stick on the table - lovely, welcome, touches. The room was very comfortable and our view over the pool pleasant. We were supplied with towelling robes and our room was serviced daily throughout our stay. Pool/beach towels were at hand daily. We ate in the restaurant the first night and found the 3 courses very good and the offer of a free bottle of wine was a full not half bottle. The menu is limited but this is understandable due to being a small hotel. We found the decor very pleasing. Each member of staff we had the pleasure of meeting during our stay were pleasant, helpful and professional. The position of this hotel is ideal, just a stroll from the Gale beach. If you are looking for a romantic, relaxing break in a hotel where nothing is too much trouble, this is the one for you - excellent!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank MichAlby
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Reviewed October 31, 2012

I wouldn't normally have a return journey to a hotel or destination, but in this case I would!
Excellent facilities, location and friendly staff.
It was not too close to Albufeira, so is ideal for a holiday for a couple such as us who enjoy the local sites and eateries, but not so far that you can't have an evening out in that environment if you want!

  • Stayed: July 2012
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4  Thank TrevB78
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

This Hotel is excellent. It is one of the best we have been in. Extremely clean and well decorated in a modern contemporary style.
We were greeted at reception by very polite and helpful staff, with cool flannels and iced tea!
The beds are huge, there is a pillow menu, you can choose from 6 types of pillow!!!! There was a fresh cut rose in the bathroom, a lovely touch. Bath robes, shampoo,s soap etc. Rooms were very comfortable large and clean.
The Spa is lovely we enjoyed this on a cloudy day and had a lovely sauna and jacuzzi.
The hotel restaurant food was exceptional, the portion sizes are not huge, but the quality is superb and no more expensive than the surrounding eateries which were no near as good.
We would love to go back, only downside is that there is not much around to do and limited to where you can eat. The beach is only 2 minutes walk away, with 3 restaurants there. We did not enjoy the food at two of these, also be aware that when they ask if you want bread and butter, they will bring you all sorts of other nibbles, such as olives, tuna pate, sardine pate and cheeses, they will charge you for these, if you eat them!
All in all a fantastic Hotel!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Vila Gale Collection Praia

Address: Praia da Gale | Lote 33, Apartado 2204, Albufeira 8200-385, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Albufeira
#2 Spa Hotel in Albufeira
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Albufeira
#4 Romantic Hotel in Albufeira
Price Range: $104 - $285 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Vila Gale Collection Praia 4*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This property is 2 minutes walk from the beach. Located just 150 m from Gale Beach, this stylish hotel offers rooms with balconies, some of which overlook the swimming pool and palm tree garden. It features a spa and saunas. Each room at Vila Gale Praia offers modern furnishings, including a flat-screen TV and DVD player. It has a seating area, work desk and a private bathroom with bathtub and hairdryer. The Gale Praia features an open-plan bar and restaurant serving a wide choice of beverages and a la carte meals. A rich breakfast buffet is served each morning in the dining room. The hotel’s cosy lobby area has plenty of seating, a library and billiards. Alternatively, guests can relax in Spa Satsanga offering several body treatments and yoga lessons, as well as a hot tub and steam rooms. Vila Gale Praia can arrange rental bikes for exploring the beautiful Algarve coast. Free parking is available at the hotel. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Vila Gale Praia Hotel
Vila Gale Praia Albufeira
Vila Gale Collection Praia Albufeira, Portugal - Algarve

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