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“Fab October break”
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Vila Gale Nautico
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Armacao de Pera
Certificate of Excellence
UK
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34 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Fab October break”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

Booked this hotel via the internet and used Ryanair to fly

What a find - from the fantastic reception team to the great bar team - couldn't believe the hotel for what we paid.

The room was lovely - spotlessly clean and kept that way during our stay. The whole hotel was well kept, with lots of attention from the staff.

The local area is really nice - great beaches, bars and shops and a €16 ride to Alberfura - cheaper than the buses.

All inclusive was ok - food ok for adults - might have struggled if we were travelling with our children (6 - 19) and the drinks were not recognised brands.

Would go again - and recommend

  • 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, room and cleanliness.

Regarding the food for children, we have taken in consideration your review (and from other guests). We are studying the possibility to put a kids corner for 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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Reviewed October 25, 2012

Where shall we start, please please don't listen to the negative reviews, 4 people travelling, 2 rooms.
First impressions of the hotel were very good, check in was very quick, and staff at reception were excellent, it was late at night, and they had the decency to get us a hot drink and a bottle of water each, Room was excellent, very clean and tidy, breakfast in morning was very good, lunch was also excellent, followed by evening meal and entertainment which was also great, the staff in the dining area was all excellent, bit rushed of their feet, but would always help in anyway, staff at the drinks bar was also first class, swimming pool area very good, no panic for beds, but could be in the height of the summer, it is a quiet resort, but easy access to Albuferia etc, hired a car for a couple of days from within the hotel, with no problems, overall a fantastic holiday, and have already booked for June next year, if the hotel continues on the up it won’t be long before that have 5 stars, if you fault this hotel in any way I really don’t know why, excellent all round, never had negative view from any other guest there, so a pat on the back for VILA GALE NAUTICO.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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13 Thank cliveellis
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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 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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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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.

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7 Thank foodforthought999
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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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2 Thank riv0
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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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stonehouse
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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
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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7 Thank Barrie1978
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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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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 9 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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