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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Vila Gale Nautico

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Vila Gale Nautico
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Armacao de Pera
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Excellent hotel, staff and food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

Stayed here between 6th and 12th of October on an all inclusive - best decision I've made in a long time. Were lucky to get seasonal higher than average temperatures nearing 29c most days - excellent. I couldn't fault the service of staff in all areas. Rooms were clean, hotel facilities like swimming pool, gym, jacuzzi were excellent. Food was plentiful and delicious and very well prepared. My advice is to choose your 'a la carte' evening early on in your stay - you need to specify your courses a day in advance; as we both preferred the variety of the buffet. Would definately stay in another Vila Gale on this experience. The town is quieter than normal towns but this suited us nicely as the hustle and bustle of an Albufeira would not have been to our liking.
I'm recovering from all the food I ate at this hotel by going on a short exercise and diet regime. Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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VilaGaleHoteis, Gerente geral at Vila Gale Nautico, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review and comments about your experience in Vila Galé Náutico in 2012.

It is a great pleasure to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and let us express our gratitude by thanking you for sharing your positive thoughts about the friendly and efficient staff, food quality and variety, cleanliness and the hotel facilities.

Your comments motivates us to continue our constant pursuit of service improvement and continue trying to exceed expectations.

On my own behalf and on that of the Vila Galé Nautico Hotel team, we hope we have the honour of hosting you again in a near future.

Kind regards

Bruno Martins
General Manager
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2012

We stayed 11th to 18th Oct 2012 at this lovely hotel which was all-inclusive, and were greeted by a young man on reception, called Tiag,o who was very polite and helpful. The room (405) was very nice and clean (cleaned every day, very impressed). We went down to the restaurant which was still open (til10pm every night)! The food was really good, with a variety of choice and the staff extremely nice, frendly and helpful. The bed and pillows in the room were the best I have slept on in a hotel, it was great to have a good nights' sleep. The restaurant opened for breakfast from 7.30am to 10.30am, food was good, you could have eggs fried, boiled, or scrambled, bacon, sausage, mushrooms, beans and even pancakes the choice goes on! Lunch. was like a main dinner all over again; varied dishes good food ( yes there was rice but if you don't like rice don't eat it, simple)! There were children staying in the hotel who looked to be having a great time. Snacks were available 10.30am-6.00pm and consisted of meat baguettes, chips, burgers, toasties and the like, you need never be hungry! The drinks; cocktails, beer, shorts, soft drinks all served with a smile by very knowledgeable staff. Overall, if you want a really nice, exceptionally clean and very frendly hotel this is the one, will definitely return!!! Many thanks to all staff for helping to make our holiday so very enjoyable.

  • Stayed October 2012
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VilaGaleHoteis, Gerente geral at Vila Gale Nautico, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review and comments about your experience in Vila Galé Náutico in 2012.

It is a great pleasure to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and let us express our gratitude by thanking you for sharing your positive thoughts about the friendly and efficient staff, food quality and variety, room and cleanliness.

Your comments really motivates us to continue our constant pursuit of service improvement and continue trying to exceed expectations.

On my own behalf and on that of the Vila Galé Nautico Hotel team, we hope we have the honour of hosting you again in a near future.

Kind regards

Bruno Martins
General Manager
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

Spent 7 nights at this hotel first week in october, my husband and i had a wonderful relaxing holiday, the weather was hot, and only just cardigan weather in the evenings, hotel,service,staff,food and facilities were excellent, the only down side it was very quiet in the evenings in the surrounding area, but i would definatly recommend this hotel if you are after a relaxing break, I loved the modern feel right through the hotel and the staff always went out of their way to help. A brilliant all inclusive hotel.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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VilaGaleHoteis, Gerente geral at Vila Gale Nautico, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review and comments about your experience in Vila Galé Náutico in 2012.

It is a great pleasure to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and let us express our gratitude by thanking you for sharing your positive thoughts about the hotel services and facilities.

Your comments really motivates us to continue our constant pursuit of service improvement and continue trying to exceed expectations.

On my own behalf and on that of the Vila Galé Nautico Hotel team, we hope we have the honour of hosting you again in a near future.

Kind regards

Bruno Martins
General Manager
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012

just got back from the vila gale nautico, stayed there from 29th sept to 6th oct. We were there in a group of four adults. The rooms are very comfortable and clean. The food whilst not the biggest all inclusive was good and we always managed to find something to eat. The drink was good. The staff were all very friendly especially tiego in reception. Unfortunately the entertainment was not great. All in all though a great hotel and a great holiday.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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2 Thank tilly76tina
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VilaGaleHoteis, Gerente geral at Vila Gale Nautico, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review and comments about your experience in Vila Galé Náutico in 2012.

It is a great pleasure to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and let us express our gratitude by thanking you for sharing your positive thoughts about the friendly and efficient staff, food quality and variety, room and cleanliness.

Regarding the entertainment, we have taken in consideration your review (and from other guests) by adding 3 new shows this summer, as also, changed the musicians. Despite our efforts with better feedback, we are already working to improve even more in 2014 season.

That´s why your comments are an important tool and only help us to continue our constant pursuit of service improvement and continue trying to exceed expectations.

On my own behalf and on that of the Vila Galé Nautico Hotel team, we hope we have the honour of hosting you again in a near future.

Kind regards

Bruno Martins
General Manager
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Renfrew, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

Just back from Vila Gale Nautico, stayed from 6th October to 13th October 2012. Arrived from Glasgow at 11.15 and after a 50 minute transfer we were in our room within 10 minutes of getting off the coach. I was there with my wife and are aged between 29 & 35. The room was spacious and had a balcony overlooking the front of the hotel and also had a sea view. Rooms were spotless and were cleaned daily. The restaurant was large and served all different kinds of food for lunch and dinner, ranging from fresh salads to a variety of hot food and a good selection of desserts. The bar served a good selection of hot and cold drinks and snacks which included burgers, chips, toasties etc (which were included in the all inclusive). Entertainment was also good with a variety of games and other activites during the day, which your were not harassed into doing. Evening Entertainment was different most nights, this ranged from live singers to a parrot show. The staff were all great and nothing was ever too much. The outdoor pool is a good size and was very `refreshing` once you manage to get in it as it is not heated and was really cold. I could not find any faults with this hotel and will definately return.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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VilaGaleHoteis, Gerente geral at Vila Gale Nautico, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review and comments about your experience in Vila Galé Náutico in 2012.

It is a great pleasure to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and let us express our gratitude by thanking you for sharing your positive thoughts, especially about the friendly and efficient staff, the food quality and variety and cleanliness.

This kind of comments really motivates us to continue our constant pursuit of service improvement and continue trying to exceed expectations.

On my own behalf and on that of the Vila Galé Nautico Hotel team, we hope we have the honour of hosting you again in a near future.

Kind regards

Bruno Martins
General Manager
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east kilbride
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

We were at theVila Gale Nautico from the 6th - 13th October 2012, as the title says,we had a great holiday! I was there with my Husband and 14yr old Grandaughter. We arrived at 10.30am of the Manchester flight, a pile of us arrived at the same time, and a handful of our rooms weren't ready, so they went through the check in procedure, gave us our all inclusive bands, took our luggage to a holding room and explained the hotel to us. We went to the bar down stairs ordered a snack and a drink and waited for our room to be ready, it took an hour and a half for it to be ready, but they kept us informed and even offered us a different room type, but we were quite happy to sit in the sun and wait.

The receptionist came and got us when the room was ready and it was worth the wait, it had a king size bed and a sofa bed it it, on the 4th floor with a view of the pool and was spotless. We certainly did not have a problem with noise from the entertainment or the bar and we tended to go to bed early so don't listen to all the negative reviews.

The restaurant was also spotless and the food was always nice and warm, it was always being replenished and the chefs were always attentive, and making sure there was enough food. Breakfast was the usual European type buffet, plenty of continental choice, breads, pastries, meats, cheeses, fresh fruit, cereals, yogurts and fruit juices. There was also hot selection of scrambled eggs, bacon, frankfurter sausages, beans, mushrooms and tomatoes, if you cant get some kind of breakfast from that then go to Blackpool! Lunch and Dinner might be a bit harder to choose from as there was not such a big selection of hot food, but there was plenty of salads and always some kind of potato product so there was always something to eat! My husband always hates going to all inclusive restaurants because he feels that it is like school dinners, plates crashing, children screaming, queuing for plates and food etc, but he said this was the first one he didn't feel like this as it was always set with linen napkins, and water glasses, we never had to queue, and there was no screaming kids to talk of.

There was entertainment on every night, not to our taste so we went for a walk most nights, but it always seemed busy and nobody seemed to be complaining about it. The entertainers were there every day with the usual activities, but they were not in your face you could join in if you wanted to.

We had a great holiday, it was relaxing just what we wanted, we didn't hear anybody who wasn't happy, it was a quiet time of year so not very busy, the pool bar was shut but you got the same service from the main bar so this was not a problem. Every member of staff greeted you with a smile and were all very helpful. We would definitely go back at this time of year as it was exactly what we were looking for.

Room Tip: The rooms with pool views were the best in my mind.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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VilaGaleHoteis, Gerente geral at Vila Gale Nautico, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review and comments about your experience in Vila Galé Náutico in 2012.

It is a great pleasure to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and let us express our gratitude by thanking you for sharing your positive thoughts about the friendly and efficient staff and food quality and variety.

Regarding the entertainment, we have taken in consideration your review (and from other guests) by adding 3 new shows this summer, as also, changed the musicians. Despite our efforts with better feedback, we are already working to improve even more in 2014 season.

I also inform you that the pool bar is now open all season, only closing if rains.

That´s why your comments are an important tool and only help us to continue our constant pursuit of service improvement and continue trying to exceed expectations.

On my own behalf and on that of the Vila Galé Nautico Hotel team, we hope we have the honour of hosting you again in a near future.

Kind regards

Bruno Martins
General Manager
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2012

Me my husband and step children both aged 12 stayed at this hotel for 1 week 6th oct-13th oct all inclusive and had a brillaint time.the holiday overall was fantastic but definatly the staff at the hotel and the facilities available to us were great too.we have no complaints and would definatly stay again.The food available to us was always warm which abroad in a restaurant is always a bonus!!!Good variety available too as all of us always found something if not everything to our tastes.Would definatly reccomend this hotel to anybody wishing to stay in portugal.

Room Tip: Family suites are brilliant,have large balconys
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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VilaGaleHoteis, Gerente geral at Vila Gale Nautico, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review and comments about your experience in Vila Galé Náutico in 2012.

It is a great pleasure to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and let us express our gratitude by thanking you for sharing your positive thoughts about the friendly and efficient staff, food quality and variety and the hotel facilities.

On my own behalf and on that of the Vila Galé Nautico Hotel team, we hope we have the honour of hosting you again in a near future.

Kind regards

Bruno Martins
General Manager
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Property: Vila Gale Nautico
Address: Urbanizacao Vale do Olival | Apartado 298, Armacao de Pera 8365-158, Portugal
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Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Armacao de Pera
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Armacao de Pera
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Vila Gale Nautico 4*
Number of rooms: 233
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This attractive beach hotel is located in the centre of Armacao de Pera just a few meters away from the beach and less than 1 km away from an array of shops, boutiques, bars, restaurants, nightclubs and public transports. Built in 1995 and renovated in 2003, the hotel has 233 modern rooms, where we feature 25 junior suites suitable for families. The hotel has a 24-hour reception with a safe, a lift and a newspaper stand. There is a kids' club and a playground available for children. An air-conditioned a la carte restaurant with a separate non-smoking area and highchairs for infants is also provided. Guests may park their cars either in the hotel car park, or in the garage. Room and laundry services as well as medical assistance complete the services on offer at this hotel. The modern rooms are equipped with air conditioning, electronic safety door look, direct telephone, LCD TV with Cable, private balcony, Wi-Fi Connection and safe (for and additional cost), Minibar and 24 hour room service, private bathroom with telephone and hair dryer. The hotel has a Health Club composed with indoor heated pool, Jacuzzi, steam room / Turkish bath and Gym. In the outdoors guests will find a swimming pool for adults and children with sun loungers and parasols. The nearest golf course is approximately 8 km away. Guests are invited to take breakfast from a wide buffet. Lunch and dinner service may be choosen a la carte. ... more   less 
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