Where to start about this fantastic hotel? Booking in was a pleasure in itself, you are made to feel special on arrival with a knowledgable receptionsist, green tea and face towels to freshen up. Our room..spacious, modern, spotless, pool view (definitely worth paying the extra few pennies), huge bed, lovely bathroom, complimentary fruit and water a nice touch. The food... delicious, not one bad plate of food passed our lips (we are two fussy eaters when it comes to quality, we know what we like and boy did we like this food) Anyone who says otherwise must have eaten at a different hotel. Yes its not cheap, but who wants cheap and nasty when you are staying at such a fabulous place, the food is important and this restuarant ticked all our boxes. Can highly recommend the grilled prawns on black rice, the scallop kebabs the sea bass, the ostrich steak, (yum) the oriental steak. As for the deserts, make sure you save room because they are scrumptious. The breakfasts were well stocked with a variety of foods, from fruit, pastries, cereals, omelettes (you need to ask for these), plus all the cooked food you can eat. My hubbie likes his cooked breakfast and wasn't disappointed, The staff... from check in to the cleaning staff everyone is friendly and always has a smile and a hello for you. But as the previous review says, not in your face. They make you feel special, just how we wanted to feel on our first weekend away together for four years. The restaurant staff were amazing, so helpful and welcoming. The pool....relaxing (chilly when you first get in but after a few seconds its bliss) This isn't an area that has lots and lots to do in the surrounding vicinity, so if you want to party and stay out late then maybe look at another hotel. If you want to stay put and relax then this will fit the bill nicely. We didn't make it to the spa but have promised ourselves a trip when we return back to the hotel sometime soon. I have to say my motto is to not go back to places again and again, this world is so huge, got to try different places. However this hotel has broken the mould, and I can't wait to return for a trip of relaxation and pure selfish indulgence. Top place, book now or you may regret it!
- 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