Not a good impression of hotel from the off, arrived all hot and very tired to a very unorganised reception, huge queue and then to be told our room would not be ready for a further 2 hours but we could use the pool facilities or go to the beach. Anyway we decided to go to the pool for something to eat without any idea except for a point of a finger in the vague direction and needless to say got a little lost enroute. We then ordered 2 toasted sandwiches and 2 diet cokes at the rip off price of 14 euros, a mere 9 euros outside of the hotel. A bottle of water cost 3 euros, which we could get 30 bigger bottles for the price of their one from the supermarket down the road which we bought daily for around the pool. I would like to say the quality of the toasted sandwiches was good but they had merely been ran thru a warm room no where near a toaster :-(. This was our last trip to the snack bar.
On a positive when we finally managed to check in the rooms were very spacious, plenty of storage and clean, everything you would expect for a 4* hotel.
For breakfast there was plenty of choice ie continental meats, cheeses, pastries, cereal (not kelloggs by a long way), toast (slowest toaster in world), cooked breakfast but quite a few times was cold, and if you want to add a little more meat to your diet try the fruit as there were an ample selection of dead flies floating in the juice. I would also recommend going down early for breakfast (before 9am) otherwise its a fight to get anything.
Pool area was nice, all kept very clean and tidy. We went to the beach one day and came back in the afternoon and there was no sunbeds and proceeded to sit on the grass under a tree. A lovely gardener saw us and he went and got another 2 sunbeds out of storage which I thought was really sweet of him. If you like a sunbed get there early before 9 otherwise they are all gone. Thats all really for the hotel,
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Vila Gale Nautico Hotel
- Vila Gale Nautico Armacao De Pera, Algarve, Portugal