We stayed at this hotel in April/May, which seems to be a perfect time to visit Portugal. Everything was blooming. The weather was nice enough to hang out at the beach that's close by or at the pool, yet the crowds had not yet arrived and it wasn't too hot. You could actually run into local folks.
There are some neat little restaurants and shops within walking distance.
The hotel is clean, the staff very friendly and kind. They'll help you to book outings and arrange that you get picked up from the hotel. Most of them speak several languages. There were some young staff who greeted you at dinner time - in a different outfit every night. They were very charming with their big smiles.
The food was good and there was always plenty of it. Yeah, if you eat outside you run the risk of a seagul snapping away a piece here or there but we found that amusing. A little cat waited by the tables at meal times and befriended anybody who noticed her. But none of it bothered us.
There was some construction going on at times. I would not expect the world to come to a standstill because I am on holidays. They tried to tune it out with music, so it was o.k.
The only real problem I had was that we were booked on the first floor. I did not feel comfortable leaving the window/door open at night. It was also easy enough to hear people next door through the thin walls. But again - I can't blame the hotel staff for that either.
I would recommend this hotel mainly to older folks or anybody who isn't expecting a huge party every night. Maybe ask for the second floor and up.
- 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