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“Beautiful Hotel in a Beautiful City”
Review of Vila Gale Coimbra

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Vila Gale Coimbra
Ranked #1 of 21 Hotels in Coimbra
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful Hotel in a Beautiful City”
Reviewed June 16, 2014

This hotel was superb. I traveled to Coimbra on a business trip, and throughly enjoyed my stay at this hotel. The staff were more than obliging, and the hotel bar was great! The rooms were quite sizeable and very well decorated. There was a swimming pool both indoor and out, and the breakfast provision was quite good. Quite close to the river and equidistant to Coimbra A and B stations.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Toronto
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Reviewed June 13, 2014

The room and facilities were excellent. We upgraded our room and had a view over the pool and the river. It is easy to reach by car, and the secure parking is a plus. We were a little concerned about the distance from the old part of the city and the restaurants, but although it was around 15-20 minutes walk to the main pedestrian area we never thought that it was unsafe returning after dinner. The day we started at the cathedral, we took a taxi to avoid the climb and that was an inexpensive way to reduce the walking. This is a luxury hotel, and highly recommended particularly if you are driving.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Ennis, Ireland
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Reviewed May 22, 2014

We spent just one night here at the end of our Camino from Golegã. It was marvelous to end in such a good hotel. Our rooms were spotless & spacious with an similar en-suite. We did not have dinner in the hotel but the breakfast was without fault. The leisure centre was a welcome treat and is well appointed. After walking for so many kilometers we did not use the gym. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Our rooms overlooked the river and rail-line but not a sound was heard on the third floor. Definitely worth staying there if Coimbra is on your itinerary.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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VilaGaleHoteis, Gerente geral at Vila Gale Coimbra, responded to this review, June 12, 2014
Dear guest,

Thank you so much for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed Coimbra and your holiday with us and that the facilities and services were according to your expectations.

Every day we try to be 'Always close to you'!!

Best regards,

bernardo ribeiro de mesquita
gm
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

I spent just one night in this hotel as part of a group of 27 people. Room was sparkling clean, I had a great view of the river, and our dinner in the hotel restaurant was delicious. All of my friends and I were sorry to leave! The only problem is wifi access isn't free in your hotel room. It is free in the lobby but this isn't very convenient...

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

Very nice hotel, nice rooms, nice bar, breakfast, great indoor pool, steamroom, sauna ... Everything spotless... only the architect who designed the parking garage should be shot !... there was plenty or room to make the slope less steep and turns a car can make in one move... but too late for that ....
But besides that would definitely stay here again.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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VilaGaleHoteis, General Manager at Vila Gale Coimbra, responded to this review, March 10, 2014
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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San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed January 27, 2014

We visited the top three hotels in Coimbra, and definitely this is the best. The rooms are nice and quiet, large and comfortable. Breakfast is very good with lots of choices. All staff are very friendly and willing to help and make your stay memorable. The facility is located 3 miles away from the city center, but a taxi would take you for less than €5. If you have a car there is a huge parking lot in the hotel and will not be expensive. The hotel has a big pool outside in case you visit Coimbra in summer.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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VilaGaleHoteis, General Manager at Vila Gale Coimbra, responded to this review, January 30, 2014
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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Lisbon
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Reviewed December 19, 2013

Although not a top hotel, it is quite nice and offers very good value for the services provided.
Room was rather large, there was a mini bar with beverages, something that is becoming somehow rare in many 4 star hotels.
Professional staff and a very good breakfast buffet (included in room rate)

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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VilaGaleHoteis, General Manager at Vila Gale Coimbra, responded to this review, January 30, 2014
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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Property: Vila Gale Coimbra
Address: Rua Abel Dias Urbano 20, Coimbra 3000-001, Portugal
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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 21 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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