It is ideally located for the charming town of Tavira and surrounding area.
The reception staff were excellent.
The items that let it down was being woken by women walking along the corridor adjacent to the bar and restaurant in their high heels late at night and very early in in the morning.
The ambience of the bar and lounge was spoiled by the lack of comfortable seating, which is made for giants, it is low and the backrest is a long way back. This must greatly affect their bar sales.
The single beds were hard with non breathable mattress covers covered by a thin sheet.......resulting in a sticky contact even in mid winter.
The restaurant staff are excellent, and make up for the poor quality food murdered by female cooks. I have never tasted cauliflower that completely lacked its original flavour and was a soggy mess. This goes for the other vegetables too. I have never seen fried eggs so poorly presented. They seemed to have been flipped to cook out resulting in a mangled yolks, and looked thoroughly un appetising. The food was mainly Luke warm at best. No matter what we ate we ended up with an enduring foul taste in our mouths. Steaks should be cut across the grain....not here! My minute steak would not let me sink my teeth into it, after being cut along the grain.
Despite the above I enjoyed my stay in the hotel
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Vila Gale Tavira Hotel Tavira
- Vila Gale Hotel Tavira