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“Modern, well appointed”
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Vila Gale Coimbra
Ranked #1 of 23 Hotels in Coimbra
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Calgary Canada
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Modern, well appointed”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

Dinner in the restaurant was excellent. Buffet breakfast really nice (ok I ate too much there) Stayed one night but great location with river view, nice rooms, great public space but the overhead music was really obnoxious as I was not at a nightclub - first thing in a.m was overkill of same beat music- really nice business centre. Underground parking. free wi-fi in public areas. Very reasonable for overall experience.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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GrupoVilaGale, General Manager at Vila Gale Coimbra, responded to this review, October 25, 2012
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Thank you in advance for Y/ review.
We are very please to know that we have made Y/ stay in our hotel most pleasant and look forward to see you again soon in our Hotel or at any other Vila Galé Hotel in Portugal and Brasil.


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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

Situated outside of the center, but as the town is small, a taxi should not cost much for getting up to the university.
I arrived by car, and could find a free parking space outside the hotel.
This is a very modern hotel.
Everything was clean and the atmosphere was very nice.
No complaints regarding the room. The lobby is huge and very comfortable,with free WIFI.
No complaints regarding the Breakfast buffet.

I would recommend this hotel to my friends.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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GrupoVilaGale, General Manager at Vila Gale Coimbra, responded to this review, October 10, 2012
Dear Guest

Thank you very much for Y/ kind review.
It is our goal to fulfil all of our guests' expectations regarding their stay at Hotel Vila Galé Coimbra and make it as enjoyable as possible.
We are very please to know we have achieved our goal.
In the name of the Hotel management and staff, we look forward to welcome you again in our Hotel or at any other Vila Galé Hotel in Portugal and Brasil .

Joaquim Fernandes
General Manager
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Winston-Salem, NC
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

Excellent hotel in an unremarkable city. The junior suite is enormous and very comfortable. The breakfast was the best we had in Portugal with a multitude of choices including delicious breads and pastries, cereals, yogurt, fresh fruit, fresh juice, and eggs cooked to order. Wifi is free but only in the lobby.

Room Tip: Junior suite is huge and worth the upcharge.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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GrupoVilaGale, General Manager at Vila Gale Coimbra, responded to this review, October 1, 2012
Dear Guest

Thank you very much for Y/ kind review.
It is our goal to fulfil all of our guests' expectations regarding their stay at Hotel Vila Galé Coimbra and make it as enjoyable as possible. We are very please to know we have achieved our goal.
In the name of the Hotel management and staff, we look forward to welcome you again in our Hotel or at any other Vila Galé Hotel in Portugal and Brasil .

Joaquim Fernandes
General Manager
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

This hotel was in a great location just a short walk from the University. Once we parked our car we did not need to use it until we left Coimbra to continue our travels. The hotel staff was very helpful and the room clean and the bed comfortable with a wrap-around balcony. The only problem we had was with the air conditioning when we first arrived in our room but we called the front desk and within 15 minutes a technician appeared and fixed the AC. That being said, I prefer a room that is a bit cooler that we could achieve with our AC. Soon after we settled in the room there was a knock on the door and hotel staff appeard with a couple of apples and bottles of water - a nice touch. The large lobby was a perfect place to have a drink with friends or use wifi. We enjoyed the buffet for dinner. There was a nice selection of appetizers, salads and desserts and the entree selections offered that evening were lasagna, grilled fish and Swedish meatball. The cost was around $20 per per person. High for Portugal but worth the price. Breakfast was served buffet style in the same dining room and was encluded in the price of the room.

Room Tip: Ask for a corner room if you'd like a wrap around balcony.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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GrupoVilaGale, General Manager at Vila Gale Coimbra, responded to this review, October 1, 2012
Dear Guest

Thank you in advance for Y/ most pleasant review.
We are very please to know that we have made Y/ stay in our hotel most pleasant and look forward to see you again soon in our Hotel or at any other Vila Galé Hotel in Portugal and Brasil.


Joaquim Fernandes
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Collingwood, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

This was a wonderful hotel, very clean, friendly staff, excellent restaurant with ala carte but has a terrific buffett as well. Can be a little tricky to find however as it is tucked back off the main road with no signage. Wifi only available in lobby also a downside but does not distract from the quality of the hotel. Beautiful outdoor pool too!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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GrupoVilaGale, General Manager at Vila Gale Coimbra, responded to this review, September 24, 2012
Dear Guest

Thank you very much for Y/ kind review.
It is our goal to fulfil all of our guests' expectations regarding their stay at Hotel Vila Galé Coimbra and make it as enjoyable as possible.
We are very please to know we have achieved our goal.
In the name of the Hotel management and staff, we look forward to welcome you again in our Hotel or at any other Vila Galé Hotel in Portugal and Brasil .

Joaquim Fernandes
General Manager
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

We stayed only for 1 night as we passed through Coimbra. We had a car, so took the short drive to the nearby town centre, to try to get some food. There isn't a great deal within close walking distance of this hotel, it would be maybe 10minute walk to city centre.

Initially we were given a room but when going inside someone was already in there. The staff seemed embarrassed when we went back, and said they would give us a "better" room, with river view.

The room was compact, but adequate, and certainly worth the price paid. It was clean and had good bathroom.

The breakfast included was quite good, a range of fruits, pastrys, cereals, juice, etc.

I would recommend this as a good hotel for "stopover" at Coimbra.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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GrupoVilaGale, General Manager at Vila Gale Coimbra, responded to this review, September 10, 2012
Dear Guest

Thank you in advance for Y/ most pleasant review.
We are very please to know that we have made Y/ stay in our hotel most pleasant and look forward to see you again soon in our Hotel or at any other Vila Galé Hotel in Portugal and Brasil.

Joaquim Fernandes
General Manager
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2012

We stayed 2 nights with breakfast included. Room and bathroom was large and uninteresting. We had booked a double bed and were provided with two singles pushed next to each other with seperate sheets. The room had a large TV and plenty of hanging space. Outdoor pool was lovely but the water temperature was cold. The hotel is a short walk from the centre or only a 3 euro taxi ride. Breakfast had a wide selection but only american style coffee no espresso and fruit juices were from concerntrate and far too sweet. We used the spa(extra cost) downstairs and loved the steamroom, sauna, showers and heated pool. The hotel wasn't able to provide us with a decent map of the city. The map provided us was a colour copy of another map and had hardly any streets marked. For the price we paid the hotel was very good value.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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GrupoVilaGale, General Manager at Vila Gale Coimbra, responded to this review, September 4, 2012
Dear Guest

Thank you for this kind review.
Management and staff from Hotel Vila Galé Coimbra work every day in order to provide our guests with the most comfortable stay and professional service.
We are glad we have been successful.
Looking forward to seeing you in a near future in our Hotel or at any other Vila Galé Hotel in Portugal and Brasil, we present you with our best regards.

Joaquim Fernandes
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Property: Vila Gale Coimbra
Address: Rua Abel Dias Urbano 20, Coimbra 3000-001, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Central Portugal > Coimbra District > Coimbra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 23 Hotels in Coimbra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Vila Gale Coimbra 4*
Number of rooms: 229
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the historic town centre of Coimbra with an outstanding view over the Mondego River. The nearest airport is in Porto which is 137 km away. Established in 2010, this city hotel aims for a leisure environment but is also ideal for conferences and business traveling. With dance as a theme this hotel has a total of 229 rooms including 27 superior rooms and 18 junior suites. This hotel is fully equipped with a large convention centre with capacity for over 600 peoples, a Health Club with Gym and Spa, 2 restaurants and a bar. It offers to all its guests a 24-hour reception and check-out service, wheelchair access and lifts, Internet Wi-Fi access, laundry services and garage parking (the last 3 items have an extra cost associated). All rooms come with a private bathroom with a shower/bathtub and a hairdryer, direct line telephone, electronic safety door look, cable TV, Internet access (for an additional fee), a safe and a minibar, individually regulated air conditioning and 24 hour room service. This hotel offer free access to an outdoor swimming pool, a gym, sauna, steam room / Turkish and Jacuzzi. Guest can also visit our Spa Satsanga in search for Massages and Beauty treatments (all for an additional fee). Guests can select their breakfast from a buffet and the midday and evening meals may be enjoyed a la carte, from a buffet or in set menu form. ... more   less 
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