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“A short holiday to attend a wedding in Tavira”
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Vila Gale Tavira
Ranked #8 of 15 Hotels in Tavira
Reviewed October 23, 2012

We just arrived Home after 3 wonderful days in Tavira.We stayed in Villa Gale with my Son,my Daughter-in-Law and my 11 year old Grandaughter.We had a lovely time and found the Hotel very good.The indoor heated pool was a source of fun for the whole Family.The rooms were spacious and very clean,the staff were very nice .ua We fully reccomend Villa Gale.The same Hotel in Cascais was well recommended to us by a friend who stayed there this summer.

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Reviewed October 21, 2012

We recently stayed at this hotel while traveling in Spain with friends with an overnight stop in Tavira. This is a large hotel that is easy to find with walking distance to restaurants. Rooms are comfortable and clean.

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Reviewed October 17, 2012

We arrived from Ireland on 09th October 2012 around 11AM - whilst our room was not yet available the receptionist was very welcoming and took our bags into the "hold room" also allowing both myself and my partner the time to change into some clothes more akin to the weather in Tavira (very warm)!! We duly collected our room keys later only to find that the key reader in the room didn't work. However after contacting the receptionist the hotel manager promptly arrived and duly arranged for another room. Within minutes of this the manager had sent up some refreshments to our room by way of an apology (which was most appreciated). I have to say that this was the only "blip" on our stay. The overall attitude of the staff was excellent and the buffet breakfast was excellent. There was a varied and wide slection of cereals, cold meats, cheeses, hot food and beverages. In addition there were ample sun loungers and the location to the centre of the town is excellent. The hotel runs a shuttle service to it's sister hotel enabling guests to avail of the the ferry to Tavira beach. We would definately recommend this hotel and will have no hesitation in staying at this hotel in the near future.

Room Tip: If you like the evening sun then a room facing the south side affords you the "extra rays"...
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

A good hotel with all the facilities you would require - good pool, pleasant and helpful staff, bar, great breakfast, room fridge.
The main issue was the poor acoustics in the hotel and the echo of every door closing, shower running and toilet flushing resonating - pretty annoying when the hotel was packed with golfers and SAGA holiday guests who were up from 7am and had no consideration for those who might be enjoying (or trying to) a lie in!
Avoid the rooms at the start of each corridor and those above the pool bar

Room Tip: avoid the start of a corridor as all the early morning risers walk past your room and are not quiet
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

I went with a bunch of golfers and the hotel was more than adequate. Comfortable large double rooms for single guys. Helpful receptionist. Breakfast buffet was substantial and kept us going for the days golf. Bar stayed open late and the pool was large with comfortable sun beds. The hotel is modern; not luxurious but quite acceptable.
Tavira is a traditional town which has not yet been overly commercialised. It is a short walk to the charming cobbled square and the old bridge. Walk over the old bridge and there is a selection of interesting restauarants; I recommend Bicar.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

We wanted to stay at the Hotel Porta Nova but it was full, so went for the Vila Gale for 2 nights. We hadn't booked as we didn't expect to be here so soon. I thought the hotel was lovely, I asked for a room overlooking the fish market and river, as I didn't think the upgrade was worth the extra money. It was a bit noisy in the mornings but it got me out of bed. The Pool area was very relaxing but there was some scum on the water. I didn't go in. I was aware of the other facilities when we booked in but just wanted to relax, read and update my blog which with the free wifi in the reception area was possible, but you had to pay extra if you wanted wifi in the room (a rip-off). Beds were clean, comfortable and the breakfast was great.

We have been to Tavira countless times as we have friends who have a villa here in the mountains who visit frequently. The town is what the town is. 20 years ago it was very different and not as nice as it is now. I actually found the tiles on the pavements impossible to wear any kind of heels as they have completely renovated the streets with them over the years. Tavira is great - there are now alot of English people visiting, so please do not ruin it by demanding English food. Stay at home if you don't like the food !

Room Tip: Only upgrade the room if you are going to stay in it all day every day !
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

My wife and spent two nights at this hotel and enjoyed a very relaxing experience. The room was clean and comfortable and the air conditioning very good indeed. The breakfast buffet at the hotel was excellent every morning, but we did not eat lunch or dinner there. That was because it's an easy walk into the town where there is a good choice of restaurants offering varied cuisine. The boat quay is also very nearby and there are some very good seafood restaurants to choose from along the waterfront. The hotel has a lovely outdoor pool as well as a warm indoor pool with spa facilities. Tavira itself is a little run-down and has certainly seen better days. But it is nevertheless worthwhile exploring and giving a little support to the local economy.

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Additional Information about Vila Gale Tavira

Address: Rua 4 de Outubro, Tavira 8800-362, Portugal
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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 - $2,335 (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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