Overall a wonderful stay. The staff were attentive and extremely helpful.
The breakfast each morning served a good range of food, although there is a lack if toast unfortunately (and when I ordered some it never showed up). But the tea was good which is always hit or miss in Europe.
Normally I am quite a foodie and never return to the same restaurant but we ended up eating dinner in the hotel three out of four nights. The bread/sparkling wine/amuse bouche for 2.50 euros as the starter is fantastic and we were given a voucher for a free bottle of wine.
Due to the bad weather we had to rely on the spa, which was worth the 5 euro cover charge. However, I did resent the 2.50 euros each for the swim cap to use the jacuzzi in addition. When it did brighten up, it would have been nice if the outdoor pool had been heated. Lovely, comfy loungers by the pool though.
This was my first each holiday and I would happily return again to this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This adult's only hotel is located in a peaceful Gale district of the city, close to the like-named sandy beach. It is about 8 km to the city centre of Albufeira that offers countless shopping and entertainment venues and that can easily be reached by making use of the public bus service that departs from a stop located just 150 m from the hotel. Faro international airport is located some 50 km away. Completely renovated in 2004, this 3 storey hotel has a total of 40 double rooms. Guests have access to a vast pool and garden complex, a spacious foyer with lifts and a 24-hour reception desk, a games room, a TV room, a newspaper stand, several shops, a cosy bar and an air-conditioned a la carte restaurant with a separate non-smoking area. Room and laundry services as well as medical assistance are on offer and guests may make use of the parking facilities. The tastefully decorated rooms come equipped with a bathroom with hairdryer, a telephone, LCD TV with cable, a hi-fi stereo system, a kitchenette, a minibar/fridge, a double bed, carpeting, air conditioning, central heating, a hire safe, a sitting area and a balcony or terrace. In the outdoor area there is a swimming pool, a snack bar and a sun terrace with parasols and sun loungers laid out ready for use. It is also possible to make use Satsanga Spa with mega Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room/Turkish bath, fitness room, a massage service and beauty treatments. The nearest golf course is approximately 1 km away. Guests may select their breakfast from a wide buffet; lunch and dinner may be chosen from a menu although the evening meal may alternatively be taken a la carte. Guests have the opportunity to book a half board stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vila Gale Praia Hotel
- Vila Gale Praia Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal