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“Great position, views, breakfast......and very close to beaches/restaurants”
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Vila Gale Ericeira
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Ericeira
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 1, 2014

We had 4 nights here following 4 hot days in Lisbon. The hotel is right on the sea, and there are spectacular views from balcony rooms, and from your breakfast table!(breakfast was a highlight)
Staff were very helpful, and changed our room immediately when we found that we had a 'tree view' instead of a 'sea view' Also helpful with local information and taxis, etc.
Ericeira itself is only 5 minutes away,nice little town, and had many good (and incredibly cheap!) restaurants.
Proper beach right in front of hotel, with rock pools to explore at low tide.
Very pleasant stay.

Room Tip: Sea view rooms with balcony are a must, but try and avoid those in middle of hotel - trees can obscu...
  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Douglas M
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VilaGaleHoteis, General Manager at Vila Gale Ericeira, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2014

Dear Guest,

We always appreciate the feedback received and welcome every opportunity to improve, therefore we thank you for your review.

We hope that we can welcome you again in Vila Galé Ericeira or in any other Vila Galé Hotel "always close to you".

Best Regards,

Carlos Alves
Manager

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Reviewed July 31, 2014

Dans les années 60 peut etre, mais aujourd'hui ce n'est pas un 4 étoile
C'est daté, les murs de carton donnent l'opportunité d'entendre la vie des voisin, le bruit des gens autour de la piscine et sur les terrasses pendant la nuit est horrible pour les chambres avec vue sur la mer et à l'autre coté il y a une fête foraine toute l'été à même pas 20 mètres de votre chambre. La nourriture est trop cuite, sans gout. L'endroit est quand même beau, le littoral est impressionnant et le personnelle est très gentil. Apres une après midi vous avez vu tout dans le village. Les gens qui ont écrit que c'est bien insonorisé sont ou sourde ou il travaille pour l'hotel.

Once in the 60 ies this was maybe a 4 star hotel. Now it is old, by gone glory. It's thin walls let you enjoy the neighbours nights, seaview means a room above the terrasses, bar and swimmingpool, where the noice until late in the evening is killing your sleep and the "cityview" rooms surprise you with an all summer fancyfair at not even 20 meters from your window. The food is cooked to death, a large choise of things without taste ready to swallow. But there are a few good fish restaurants around the hotel. The personel is very friendly, the coast is beautiful. The hotel needs modern and courageous management, there is potential enough, but I would advice nobody to stay or go there. One more important thing, we booked a triple room, they confirmed it and on arrival they told us that they don't have triple rooms in the hotel, but they could add a little bed extra. So if you are planning anyway to go and experience this hotel make sure you book more rooms if you are with more as two people. The village is small and you have seen it all within a short afternoon. In short...spend your money somewhere else.

Room Tip: La bonne chambre est à trouver dans une autre hotel, pas ici.
  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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1  Thank Rfv1952
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VilaGaleHoteis, General Manager at Vila Gale Ericeira, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2014

Dear Guest,

We were very sad to know that we were not able to keep up with your expectations in the hotel and in Ericeira.

One of the main points of Ericeira is being still a pictoresc and small village, but probably this was not what you were looking for.

Regarding the hotel and the triple rooms issue, probably that was a miss understanding because we always inform to our guests (when they book directly with us) that we only have double rooms with extra bed.

We hope that you can give Ericeira and our Hotel a second chance.

Best Regards,

Carlos Alves
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Reviewed July 30, 2014

Business trip with meeting in hotel.
About 35 minutes from Lisbon airport (little traffic) and a the views and location are excellent.
Service - excellent and efficient. Check-in was fast and service for meals and breaks was good.
Room: I was unlucky with a car-park view, and the room definitely was suffering from a mouldy carpet. Seaside hotels can be a little damp, but this was too much for a higher class hotel. It was too late to change room, so just slept with window open. Luckily the feria stopped about midnight, and although there were no bars on windows (easy access from parking - so this is a security risk) it was that or the damp!
Note: no other colleagues complained of damp in their room, so this could be isolated case.
Room is simple but functional, bathroom fine, and despite the damp it is clean.
Breakfast was good, great views from restaurant..
Meeting room: good facilities, daylight, wifi erratic. Would not recommend if you need a constant hi-speed connection for multiple users.
We got a fantastic group rate considering it was July (probably why we got the car-park rooms!) of 100 euro per night with breakfast - so great value for money.

Room Tip: Better ask for sea view, because the other side is the parking lot, and no bars on windows, so leavi...
  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled on business
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VilaGaleHoteis, General Manager at Vila Gale Ericeira, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2014

Dear Guest,

We always appreciate the feedback received and welcome every opportunity to improve, therefore we thank you for your review.

We are glad for being able to provide you an enjoyable stay and we promise you that the improvment points that you mentioned will be investigated and considered.

We hope that we can welcome you again in Vila Galé Ericeira or in any other Vila Galé Hotel "always close to you".

Best Regards,


Carlos Alves
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Reviewed July 29, 2014

The hotel is located in a pretty fishing village. The hotel style is I would say old Portugese charm which we liked, however if you like modern hotels you would probably not like it and think it was in need of updating. Right on the beach and close to lots of excellent restaurants, with of course fresh seafood. Very clean and very friendly helpful staff. If you are after a quiet relaxing holiday this is a good place to go.

We were full board as it was only a little extra over half board. In the evenings it is buffet, which is fine but you might get bored if you were eating there every night for a week or so. As we went in July before school holidays it was not hugely busy so there was no buffet at lunch time so we were able to eat from the A la carte menu, which was first class.

There is a little amusement park opposite hotel which our son loved, he went on the bumper cars every day. If you have a room facing this and go to bed early and are a light sleeper this might bother you with the noise, but did not bother us.

Only mild critisim if being picky were the temperature of the pools (freezing!) and the fact that it was not made clear what was included in the full board option, when asked if we could have lunch at the pool bar they said no it was not included but it actually was.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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VilaGaleHoteis, General Manager at Vila Gale Ericeira, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2014

Dear Guest,

We always appreciate the feedback received and welcome every opportunity to improve, therefore we thank you for your review.

We hope that we can welcome you again in Vila Galé Ericeira or in any other Vila Galé Hotel "always close to you".

Best Regards,

Carlos Alves
Manager

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Reviewed July 20, 2014

This hotel is old, but very classic and is maintained in excellent condition. The interior is a nice mix of wood, carpet and fabric material. This hotel appeared in a many many postcards that it's part of the shoreline of the town.

The staff are very polite and nice, especially in the restaurant, they are very hardworking people trying to help you everywhere. There's 3 pools in the hotel, 40cm Child pool with 2 slides, 140cm salt water and 140cm clear water, both maintained in very good condition.

The only thing we can pick is that the sauna is only max 50 degree which is not very effective for us., and there's smell from the toilet, which is gone once the window is open.

Room Tip: room with a sea view is more expansive, ground floor room with balcony is just next to the car park.
  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank KitHung
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VilaGaleHoteis, General Manager at Vila Gale Ericeira, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2014

Dear Guest,

We were very happy to know that you have enjoyed your stay in Vila Galé Ericeira and we hope that we can welcome you again on a near future.

Thank you for the time taken to post your review.

See you soon,

Carlos Alves
Manager

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Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is an amazing location situated on the headland like a ship in the ocean. The waves that come crashing by are spectacular from the balcony rooms overlooking the sea. It's a surfers paradise if you like surfing. Ericeira is a quiet fishing village with one Main Street. A holiday for getting away from hustle and bustle to relax. Lovely coastal walk to enjoy the views.

Room Tip: Sea view is a must.
  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank PeterRosie
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VilaGaleHoteis, General Manager at Vila Gale Ericeira, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2014

Dear Guest,

We thank you for the time taken posting this review.

It was a pleasure welcome you in our hotel and for being able to provide you an enjoyable stay.

We hope that we can welcome you again in Vila Galé Ericeira or in any other Vila Galé Hotel "always close to you".

Best Regards,


Carlos Alves
Manager

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Reviewed July 7, 2014

My husband and I stayed at this hotel for 5 nights in July. Our room faced the ocean and had a balcony and the view was really incredible. There are 2 pools (and a 3rd opening soon for kids) which were lovely and not too busy. The room was very clean and the service was great. They were very good about getting laundry and dry-cleaning done quickly. The location is excellent.

We found the bed to be too hard and didn't sleep super well but being able to hear the ocean waves outside made up for that and was soothing. We did meet friends for dinner in the hotel on the first night and the food was lacklustre. There are a ton of amazing restaurants within minutes of the hotel so I would recommend checking them out instead. All in all, we really liked this hotel and would likely stay there again for the pools and the view.

Room Tip: The oceanfront rooms with a balcony are wonderful for the views and the sound of the ocean at night.
  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Dana R
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VilaGaleHoteis, General Manager at Vila Gale Ericeira, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2014

Dear Guest,

We always appreciate the feedback received and welcome every opportunity to improve, therefore we thank you for your review.

We hope that we can welcome you again in Vila Galé Ericeira or in any other Vila Galé Hotel "always close to you".

Best Regards,


Carlos Alves
General Manager

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Address: Praca dos Navegantes 1, Ericeira 2655-320, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Ericeira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Ericeira
Price Range: $87 - $209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Vila Gale Ericeira 4*
Number of rooms: 202
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This breath taking hotel is located right on the Atlantic coast above the water offering a stunning ocean view and only 50 meters away from the inviting beach of Ericeira. Connections to the public transport network are to be found 500 metres away and the nearest airport is in Lisbon 40 km away. In the hotel surrounding there are many shops, bars, nightclubs and restaurants. Opened in 2002, the hotel offers a total of 202 rooms spread over 5 floors. Among the rooms 116 with ocean view and 5 junior suites. The hotel includes a lobby area with a 24-hour reception desk, free Wi-Fi in public areas, wheelchair access and lifts, hotel safe. For those arriving by car the hotel offers parking or garage (for an additional fee). In the common areas you will find a restaurant with buffet or a la carte service, 2 bars, a game room, kids playground and business corner. The hotel is fully equipped with event rooms with internet access and multimedia options ideal for meetings and conferences. Younger guests may let off steam in the playground and participate in the kids' club activities. Room, laundry and medical services round up the facilities on offer. The comfortable rooms are equipped with air conditioning, electronic safety door look, direct telephone, safe, LCD TV with Cable and Pay TV, Wi-Fi Connection (for and additional cost), Minibar and 24 hour room service, private bathroom with telephone and hair dryer. Some of the rooms have balcony access. The outdoor complex offers a freshwater swimming pool as well as a saltwater pool with a separate children's pool, a sun terrace with sun loungers, parasols and a pool- bar. The Health Club with free access for guess is equipped with Sauna, Jacuzzi, Steam room and Gym. You may also access the Spa for massages and beauty treatments for and additional cost. Surrounded by the ocean and beautiful landscapes, Vila Gale Ericeira is the perfect choice for those who wish to practice nautical sports, such as surfing. Guests may select their breakfast, lunch and dinner from a wide buffet. Lunch and Dinner may also be selected a la carte menu or from a set menu. Special diet requirements as well as individual-specific dishes may be prepared. ... more   less 
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