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“Nice Modern Hotel”
Review of Vila Gale Coimbra

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Vila Gale Coimbra
Ranked #2 of 23 Hotels in Coimbra
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Reviewed May 22, 2013

We enjoyed our stay at this modern hotel - great service, great room, great restaurant. Location is not in the Old City of Coimbra but within reasonable walking distance. Surrounded by businesses and not many restaurants. Yet, the restaurant in the hotel is modern with a very nice setting - free breakfast buffet was very good. The evening buffet while a little pricey was well presented and very tasty. The lobby area is very beautiful and relaxing. The rooms and bathroom are large. clean and relaxing. Hotel does not offer free WiFi in the room. Free WiFi in lobby had good internet connection. Underground parking while not free was very convenient.
Staff was friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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VilaGaleHoteis, General Manager at Vila Gale Coimbra, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2013

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
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

Hotel is well situated not far from railway, bus depot and old town. Very quiet area, university within walking distance. Breakfast is one of the best. Staff helpful, rooms very large. Great value. Would recommend.

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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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VilaGaleHoteis, General Manager at Vila Gale Coimbra, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2013

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 March 18, 2013

This is a great and very neat hotel to stay if you're in Coimbra.
The rooms are big and clean. You can open the room windows and the bathroom has a big space.The personnel are very welcoming and sympathetic.
Didn't have breakfast, but if I'm not mistaken, it'd add 14€/night to the room price. From this area you'll easily reach any place offering you breakfast for a lesser amount of money.
Unfortunately there are only a couple of parking places for customers staying at the hotel, so you might have to use the parking money machine during the day time.
Overall, it's a very good hotel, but I felt that there was something missing - can't really explain what, sorry - to make it an excellent hotel! In any case, I wouldn't hesitate staying here again for a romantic or business stay.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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GrupoVilaGale, General Manager at Vila Gale Coimbra, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2013

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 March 11, 2013

Spent 2 nights there in a business meeting.
Overall, the hotel is modern and elegant, with an overall dance theme.
Friendly staff, and a nice room with a beautiful view over the river. It was clean and comfortable.
I didn't have time to use the pool (and it was raining, anyway, most of the time), nonetheless it looked really inviting!
My only critic, and I do think it is an important one, is about breakfast.
On the first day, there was a full tray of moldy bread. When I took the slices I had taken to the staff, not a single comment. On the second morning, I decided to try the scrambled eggs - the first ones I tried tasted like they were cooked in a burnt pan, so I decided to try the other ones, without mushrooms, to give them the benefit of the doubt - unfortunately, they also tasted like something badly burnt. Once again, I talked to the staff, and the girl actually said that some other people had the same complaint. So my question is - why were those eggs still there?
In conclusion - except for that breakfast, I enjoyed the stay, nonetheless that requires attention, and a solution, since it does not do justice to the rest of the hotel, nor to the 4 stars it features.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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GrupoVilaGale, General Manager at Vila Gale Coimbra, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2013

Dear Guest

Thank you in advance for Y/ review.
We regret not being able to meet your expectations regarding breakfast.
The feedback from our customers are very important for continuous improvement of our services and products.
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.


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Reviewed February 6, 2013

I stayed here only 1 night in a business meeting.
The staff was very friendly and always helpful.
The room was big and nice with a enormous bathtub and very clean. The only minus was the air conditioner that works a bit slowly.
The room service was good and the breakfast plenty and fresh.
The conference room that were used was not really prepared for projections and lack some visibility from the back rows.
I don't have nothing to say about location because i only used this hotel for the conference and already know Coimbra city.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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GrupoVilaGale, General Manager at Vila Gale Coimbra, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2013

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 October 23, 2012

The staff is very helpful and accomodating. The location is very close to the bus station which was a plus for us but a little isolated at night so very quiet. The breakfast is very good and the pool area looks good although we didn't have a chance to use it. Very clean and neat.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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GrupoVilaGale, General Manager at Vila Gale Coimbra, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 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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Reviewed October 20, 2012

A modern clean hotel, about a 20 minute walk into the centre of Coimbra.
Breakfasts were excellent, but we did not dine at the hotel in the evening.
Good facilities available for guest use, we used the outside sun loungers by the pool.
Overall, I would recommend this hotel for a stay.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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GrupoVilaGale, General Manager at Vila Gale Coimbra, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 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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Additional Information about 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 #2 of 23 Hotels in Coimbra
Price Range: $64 - $1,141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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