We have just returned from Portugal with Jet 2 holiday's. We booked half board at the Vila Gale but then we decided to upgrade to all inclusive and this was £30 per day. We found it good value for money as the drinks and food was not the cheapest throughout the day.
We had a room facing the kids pool and this also had a view of the sea. Good sun trap in the afternoon!!! The air conditioning was very good and the decoration was kept very well. Our maid visited us every day with fresh towels and toiletries. She was always very pleasant.
The standard of the hotel staff is first class, they were always busy keeping the place tidy and serving customers. You could tell the management were well organised and in control.
The food was a buffet style restaurant but even within the busiest times the food was constantly replenished, fresh and varied. With the all inclusive you had good wine on tap which was a bonus at dinner times.
We found the kids club/play area to be a nice place to visit but my daughter was overwhelmed with the amount of non English children and was a little uncomfortable.
Evening entertainment was what you would expect from a classy hotel so don't go and expect a kiddy disco every evening. They did however have a late night party for the kids down at the kids club which was fun.
The beach across the road is fab and Lagos Marina is a 10 min walk. A taxi into the town in around 6 euros.
The pool area was lovely and you can hire pool towels from reception with a returnable deposit. You can return then and get fresh one everyday. You cannot reserve sunbeds so don't get up at 6am to get a bed. They police the area and remove your belongings if you are not actively using the beds. They give you an hour to return if they staff believe you are reserving beds. I found this to be re-freshing as you could always find a sunbed.
We found this overall to be a lovely hotel and had a relaxing break.
Please send me a message if you have any specific questions.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel is located on the beach front, along the sandy Meia Praia beach. It is the new reference point on the Western Algarve Coast. The closest train station is about 1.5 km away and Faro Airport is about 85 km away from the hotel. Occupying an 85-thousand square metre area, the building faces the ocean and allows for an optimised view from the hotel's rooms. There are 168 guest rooms in total. The premises are air-conditioned and guests are welcomed in a lobby with 24-hour reception and 24-hour check-out services. Facilities at the beach hotel include lift access, a hotel safe, TV lounge, children's playground, children's club, bar and a restaurant. As far as business activities and conventions are concerned, the facilities have a large convention centre which is 1100 m² in size and wireless Internet access is available for a fee. Guests can take advantage of the hotel's room and laundry services (the latter for a fee) and leave their vehicles in the car park or garage (the latter incurs an additional fee). The hotel offers its guests spacious and comfortable rooms with LCD TV with national and international channels with access to a film menu providing entertainment and information. For guests' convenience, there is a lounge area with a table and work desk with a wireless Internet connection for laptops (for an additional cost), minibar, radio and electronic safety lock. The en suite bathroom has a shower, bath, hairdryer and toiletry kit. Individually regulated air conditioning and individually regulated heating are provided. Private balconies for enjoying views of the hotel's surrounding areas also come as standard. Guests can take a refreshing dip in the hotel's swimming pool where there is also a children's swimming area, poolside snack bar, and sun loungers and parasols available on the sun terrace. This hotel offers guests all the comforts of a real resort. Located in front of the beach, they can enjoy either the swimming pool or the beach. Guests can also unwind in our Spa, Satsanga, with Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and it offers a spa where guests can pamper themselves with a massage or spa treatment (extra fees apply). There are also 3 tennis courts, pool/snooker, bowling and golf as well (all for extra fees). Moreover, the hotel organises an entertainment programme for children. Breakfast and dinner may be chosen from a wide breakfast buffet. Lunch and dinner can also be taken a la carte. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vila Gale Lagos Hotel Lagos
- Vila Gale Hotel Lagos