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Vila Gale Tavira
Ranked #8 of 15 Hotels in Tavira
Reviewed September 4, 2012

Stayed in Vila Gale Tavira last week, lovely hotel, very relaxing, breakfast gorgeous. Kids little pool is great for Toddlers. Would definitely recommend this hotel. Tavira is gorgeous too! Trains a lot cheaper than buses when travelling to markets in Olhão/ Fuseta.

Room Tip: There are only three levels in this hotel, so you can get ground level in front of pool, hasslefree...
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

Stayed in the Vila Gale twice now, and will be staying again in a few weeks. Tavira's great, and the Vila Gale is very handy for the shops and restaurants, as well as having underground parking and free internet in reception (which reached my room both the two times we've stayed). The breakfast was mega, and we didn't eat lunch for three days (and quite honestly, I could have got by without an evening meal by the end of our stay, but the fish restaurants in Tavira are simply out of this world). Looking forward to going back.

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the pool seem to be able to pick up the free wifi from reception.
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

Had a lovely 3 night break at this hotel as part of a 2 week road trip through Spain and Portugal.
Reception staff were exceptionally helpful and while agreeing the bedroom furniture may be a little tired, it did not affect the comfort of our stay! So much choice of breakfast was very welcome and would love to return for a longer stay at this hotel, in this charming little town!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

Well this was our second visit after a break of 3 years, we have been back to other hotel and found then not to be as good but have to say this one was.
Yes some of the hotel is showing its age but the staff keep it spotless, when we were there they were replaceing all the bed mattress's with new ones as the room became empty.
Reception staff made us welcome and had good knowledge of the area and places to visit as well as Restaurants
. Our room on the right hand side of the building and had a sea veiw just along with the salt pans, as we were so far from the sea this was good. the rooms are all the same as the one we had this time was the same as the one we had last just a differant veiw, clean thick towels every day room cleaned to a good standard, BBC and Sky News if you want it on the T V.
Never used the bar as we went out every night for food and entertainment, breakfast was nice with lots of cold and hot food, something for every taste.
Pool for us this was a big yes the two weeks we were there, there was never a rush for the sun beds, maybe there were not many English there! they had new sunbeds and some new umbrellas, water was a bit cold when you first went in.
So would we go there again? Yes we would, we like Tavira as a nice resort with some very nice restaurants a few bars and a great beach, and this hotel is just the job for us, a nice walk into the town have a drink on the way and then over the bridge for a nice meal. Our only fault with this hotel was the card key for the room door, it never worked.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

I got back from this hotel on 15th August and must say I had a very pleasant stay with my 12 year old. It is a very quiet resort and very pretty town with lovely beaches you can get to via water taxi. I would say the hotel is a little tired in places and could do with a refurb but this didnt affect our stay at all. The pillows were very poor quality though so did not use them at all and the pool could do with a regular clean where people had not showered before entering pool but rooms were clean and pool area was spotless. I would also say that service for food by the pool was lacking, it took 1 hour on our last day to get our sandwiches and it wasnt even busy! The food by pool is also very expensive for a 4 star at 5 euro 50 for a sandwich which is more expensive than London prices! Saying all that Breakfast was plentiful and when I arrived I wasn't happy with the room as right on top of flat roof so they changed it to a higher room without fuss, which was much better. There is also a curtessy bus that runs from this hotel to the sister hotel Albacorra where you can get a water taxi to Estreita Beach, they do not make this common knowledge and I only found out about it 3 days prior to end of holiday but was well worth doing. Water taxi to Ilha is round corner from hotel very easy and cheap to get a return.

Room Tip: Third floor is best for view.
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 16, 2012

My wife and I had a delightful stay at the Hotel Vila Gale in Tavira, Portugal. The Vila Gale is centrally located in the coastal town of Tavira and within walking distance of the majority of local sights. We were able to park our rental car in their basement parking garage for a nominal fee which was excellent considering it is very difficult to find parking in this beach town when it swells with local and international tourists in August. They have a great pool and plenty of lounge chairs to kick back and relax while by the water. The staff was very courteous and spoke several different languages, so no worries about anything being lost in translation. They recommended local restaurants and were will to assist with anything. Although we didn't dine there, the Via Gale also has a restaurant on its first floor. The room we stayed in was very comfortable and spacious. My only minor criticism is that the hotel charges you 3 Euros a day to use the safe in your room. At this point I thought this was a courtesy in all hotels. Overall, a great stay at a reasonable price near all the delights of Tavira in the Algarve.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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GrupoVilaGale, General Manager at Vila Gale Tavira, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2012

Dear Guest,

We thank you for your review.
We are glad to know that your stay with us was pleasure.

I hope see you in this hotel soon.

Kind Regards
César Gaspar
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Reviewed August 11, 2012

My fiance' and I went to this hotel for our anniversary. We loved it. The staff was friendly and multi-lingual, which is perfect because we are a b-lingual family. My fiance' said he felt like a king. The rooms were spacious and clean, and the hoisekeeping staff was friendly,helpful, and also spoke several languages. The indoor pool was EXCELLENT, and we enjoyed the food in the restaurant. I am not too fond of live bands but the band was great! We danced!! Along with many other couples. We will definitely be going back for our next anniversary!

Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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GrupoVilaGale, General Manager at Vila Gale Tavira, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2012

Dear Guest,

It's our satisfaction, to know that our guests feel Vila Gale Tavira a great experience.

See you soon.

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Additional Information about Vila Gale Tavira

Address: Rua 4 de Outubro, Tavira 8800-362, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Tavira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Tavira
#5 Spa Hotel in Tavira
#8 Luxury Hotel in Tavira
Price Range: $75 - $2,345 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Vila Gale Tavira 4*
Number of rooms: 268
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the historical city of Tavira between this picturesque old town and Ria Fromosa. Here, guests will discover a good selection of shopping and entertainment venues. The fine sandy of the dune island, Ilha de Tavira, is easily reached by ferry and the hotel bus travels to the airport several times a day. The large, excellent golf courses of Quinta da Ria and Quinta da Cima are only 11 km away. Public transport departs from stops located directly in front of the hotel; Faro airport is approximately 30 km away. Built in 2002, this popular hotel offers a total of 268 rooms spread over 3 floors, of which 22 connecting rooms and 6 junior suites suitable for families. Amongst the facilities you will find a stylish reception area with 24-hour service and lifts, free Wi-Fi Internet connection in public areas, a currency exchange desk, a game room and a Kids Club. The hotel is equipped with wheelchair access ways and an air-conditioning. You may take advantage of a restaurant with non-smoking areas and highchairs for infants, two hotel bars, a gaming room, a garden and outdoor areas such as the playground for kids. For and additional cost you may use the hotel safe, the laundry service or the garage. All the rooms have been tastefully furnished and offer air conditioning, electronic safety door look, direct telephone, LCD TV with Cable and Pay TV, Wi-Fi Connection and safe (for and additional cost), Minibar and 24 hour room service, private bathroom with telephone and hair dryer. There is an outdoor swimming pool with sun loungers and parasols all around and a garden area. The hotel is equipped with a Health Club which is composed with indoor heated pool, a Jacuzzi, a steam room and a gym. There is also the possibility for our guests to have massages and beauty treatments. Guests may select their breakfast, lunch and dinner from a wide buffet. Lunch and dinner may be chosen a la carte. Special dietary requirements, as well as individual-specific menus, may be catered to and it is possible to book a half-board stay. ... more   less 
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