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Vila Gale Nautico
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Armacao de Pera
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stonehouse
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“fabulous holiday, great hotel”
Reviewed 16 October 2012

just got back from the vila gale nautico, stayed there from 29th sept to 6th oct. We were there in a group of four adults. The rooms are very comfortable and clean. The food whilst not the biggest all inclusive was good and we always managed to find something to eat. The drink was good. The staff were all very friendly especially tiego in reception. Unfortunately the entertainment was not great. All in all though a great hotel and a great holiday.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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VilaGaleHoteis, Gerente geral at Vila Gale Nautico, responded to this review, 17 September 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review and comments about your experience in Vila Galé Náutico in 2012.

It is a great pleasure to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and let us express our gratitude by thanking you for sharing your positive thoughts about the friendly and efficient staff, food quality and variety, room and cleanliness.

Regarding the entertainment, we have taken in consideration your review (and from other guests) by adding 3 new shows this summer, as also, changed the musicians. Despite our efforts with better feedback, we are already working to improve even more in 2014 season.

That´s why your comments are an important tool and only help us to continue our constant pursuit of service improvement and continue trying to exceed expectations.

On my own behalf and on that of the Vila Galé Nautico Hotel team, we hope we have the honour of hosting you again in a near future.

Kind regards

Bruno Martins
General Manager
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Renfrew, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 October 2012

Just back from Vila Gale Nautico, stayed from 6th October to 13th October 2012. Arrived from Glasgow at 11.15 and after a 50 minute transfer we were in our room within 10 minutes of getting off the coach. I was there with my wife and are aged between 29 & 35. The room was spacious and had a balcony overlooking the front of the hotel and also had a sea view. Rooms were spotless and were cleaned daily. The restaurant was large and served all different kinds of food for lunch and dinner, ranging from fresh salads to a variety of hot food and a good selection of desserts. The bar served a good selection of hot and cold drinks and snacks which included burgers, chips, toasties etc (which were included in the all inclusive). Entertainment was also good with a variety of games and other activites during the day, which your were not harassed into doing. Evening Entertainment was different most nights, this ranged from live singers to a parrot show. The staff were all great and nothing was ever too much. The outdoor pool is a good size and was very `refreshing` once you manage to get in it as it is not heated and was really cold. I could not find any faults with this hotel and will definately return.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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VilaGaleHoteis, Gerente geral at Vila Gale Nautico, responded to this review, 17 September 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review and comments about your experience in Vila Galé Náutico in 2012.

It is a great pleasure to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and let us express our gratitude by thanking you for sharing your positive thoughts, especially about the friendly and efficient staff, the food quality and variety and cleanliness.

This kind of comments really motivates us to continue our constant pursuit of service improvement and continue trying to exceed expectations.

On my own behalf and on that of the Vila Galé Nautico Hotel team, we hope we have the honour of hosting you again in a near future.

Kind regards

Bruno Martins
General Manager
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east kilbride
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Reviewed 14 October 2012

We were at theVila Gale Nautico from the 6th - 13th October 2012, as the title says,we had a great holiday! I was there with my Husband and 14yr old Grandaughter. We arrived at 10.30am of the Manchester flight, a pile of us arrived at the same time, and a handful of our rooms weren't ready, so they went through the check in procedure, gave us our all inclusive bands, took our luggage to a holding room and explained the hotel to us. We went to the bar down stairs ordered a snack and a drink and waited for our room to be ready, it took an hour and a half for it to be ready, but they kept us informed and even offered us a different room type, but we were quite happy to sit in the sun and wait.

The receptionist came and got us when the room was ready and it was worth the wait, it had a king size bed and a sofa bed it it, on the 4th floor with a view of the pool and was spotless. We certainly did not have a problem with noise from the entertainment or the bar and we tended to go to bed early so don't listen to all the negative reviews.

The restaurant was also spotless and the food was always nice and warm, it was always being replenished and the chefs were always attentive, and making sure there was enough food. Breakfast was the usual European type buffet, plenty of continental choice, breads, pastries, meats, cheeses, fresh fruit, cereals, yogurts and fruit juices. There was also hot selection of scrambled eggs, bacon, frankfurter sausages, beans, mushrooms and tomatoes, if you cant get some kind of breakfast from that then go to Blackpool! Lunch and Dinner might be a bit harder to choose from as there was not such a big selection of hot food, but there was plenty of salads and always some kind of potato product so there was always something to eat! My husband always hates going to all inclusive restaurants because he feels that it is like school dinners, plates crashing, children screaming, queuing for plates and food etc, but he said this was the first one he didn't feel like this as it was always set with linen napkins, and water glasses, we never had to queue, and there was no screaming kids to talk of.

There was entertainment on every night, not to our taste so we went for a walk most nights, but it always seemed busy and nobody seemed to be complaining about it. The entertainers were there every day with the usual activities, but they were not in your face you could join in if you wanted to.

We had a great holiday, it was relaxing just what we wanted, we didn't hear anybody who wasn't happy, it was a quiet time of year so not very busy, the pool bar was shut but you got the same service from the main bar so this was not a problem. Every member of staff greeted you with a smile and were all very helpful. We would definitely go back at this time of year as it was exactly what we were looking for.

Room Tip: The rooms with pool views were the best in my mind.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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2 Thank mackenzie09
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VilaGaleHoteis, Gerente geral at Vila Gale Nautico, responded to this review, 17 September 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review and comments about your experience in Vila Galé Náutico in 2012.

It is a great pleasure to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and let us express our gratitude by thanking you for sharing your positive thoughts about the friendly and efficient staff and food quality and variety.

Regarding the entertainment, we have taken in consideration your review (and from other guests) by adding 3 new shows this summer, as also, changed the musicians. Despite our efforts with better feedback, we are already working to improve even more in 2014 season.

I also inform you that the pool bar is now open all season, only closing if rains.

That´s why your comments are an important tool and only help us to continue our constant pursuit of service improvement and continue trying to exceed expectations.

On my own behalf and on that of the Vila Galé Nautico Hotel team, we hope we have the honour of hosting you again in a near future.

Kind regards

Bruno Martins
General Manager
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2012

Me my husband and step children both aged 12 stayed at this hotel for 1 week 6th oct-13th oct all inclusive and had a brillaint time.the holiday overall was fantastic but definatly the staff at the hotel and the facilities available to us were great too.we have no complaints and would definatly stay again.The food available to us was always warm which abroad in a restaurant is always a bonus!!!Good variety available too as all of us always found something if not everything to our tastes.Would definatly reccomend this hotel to anybody wishing to stay in portugal.

Room Tip: Family suites are brilliant,have large balconys
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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VilaGaleHoteis, Gerente geral at Vila Gale Nautico, responded to this review, 17 September 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review and comments about your experience in Vila Galé Náutico in 2012.

It is a great pleasure to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and let us express our gratitude by thanking you for sharing your positive thoughts about the friendly and efficient staff, food quality and variety and the hotel facilities.

On my own behalf and on that of the Vila Galé Nautico Hotel team, we hope we have the honour of hosting you again in a near future.

Kind regards

Bruno Martins
General Manager
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2012

When we arrived at the Vila Gale Nautico, we began to love the hotel just judging from the appearance, and the area was beautiful! The check in was quick, the receptionists were really friendly and our family suite was already ready! When we got to the rom, it was clean and spacious due to it being the family suite. There were 2 balconies, and an interconecting door, have two single beds and two sofo beds in each room. The bathroom was beautiful and we were especially amazed by the size of the balcony, it was huge! We were in room 301 which had the biggest balcony. The lounge was relaxing, the pool/poolside was sunny and beautiful, very relaxing. We had access to a pampering room, a gym, a jacuzzi and an indoor pool which was very nice. There was also a tobaccoist, however, the amount of tobacco and ciggarettes she had was shocking.... The dining room was again spacious and the staff were quick and friendly, just like the bar staff, and always offered us water with our meals, which was lovely. There was much variety for food, having fish, veil, turkey, chicken, veg etc. I wouldnt worry about people saying its undercooked... its cooked perfectly! There was salad, soup, gorgeous desserts and so much more. Brilliant! We loved our rep chrissie, she was friendly and always there to help, she recommended albefeira and we went there for the day, which for the four of us only cost 13 euros! Great day! The entertainment was good, live music, reptile shows, bingo etc and the daytime activities were brillaint, both day and night you could win prizes! I defo recommend this place! Amazing! Would come back, and got so much more to say :D The early breakfast was brilliant too, and the early wake up call. Thankyou staff and reps of the Vila Gale Nautico!

Room Tip: Higher floors for sea view and sun. Family suites for space and big balconies Pool view, or of hot...
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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VilaGaleHoteis, Gerente geral at Vila Gale Nautico, responded to this review, 17 September 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review and comments about your experience in Vila Galé Náutico in 2012.

It is a great pleasure to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and let us express our gratitude by thanking you for sharing your positive thoughts about the friendly and efficient staff, food quality and variety, room and cleanliness.

Your comments motivates us to continue our constant pursuit of service improvement and continue trying to exceed expectations.

On my own behalf and on that of the Vila Galé Nautico Hotel team, we hope we have the honour of hosting you again in a near future.

Kind regards

Bruno Martins
General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2012

We went to Portugal at the end of September 20/09-27/09/12. We had a lovely holiday at Armacao de Pera. The hotele Vila Gale Nautico is absolutely fantastic. The staff were superb, food was delicious and location was great. I would go back because that was the best holiday ever!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Agata207
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VilaGaleHoteis, Gerente geral at Vila Gale Nautico, responded to this review, 17 September 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review and comments about your experience in Vila Galé Náutico in 2012.

It is a great pleasure to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and let us express our gratitude by thanking you for sharing your positive thoughts about the friendly and efficient staff, the food quality and location.

On my own behalf and on that of the Vila Galé Nautico Hotel team, we hope we have the honour of hosting you again in a near future.

Kind regards

Bruno Martins
General Manager
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Strathclyde, Scotland.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2012

Stayed at Vila Gale from 29th Sept- 6th Oct and can`t fault this Hotel.check in painless and room was ready at midday. Food was always warm and replenished quickly, always something to suit, dining room staff very efficient at clearing the plates and were very pleasant, hotel spotlessly clean, domestic staff do a good job, reception staff fluent in English and very helpful,guests mostly Brits and a few Portuguese, so no problem there, air con was good and also quiet, good sized pool area, towels free for pool or beach, don`t mind paying 17 Euros a week for a safe, beach is to die for and enjoyed the long walks, weather was great, we had room 416 which had a pool view and side sea view, all good.Would return to this Hotel for a chillin break.To Sandra and Guy from Wales who we spent a few nights with love to hear from you. Hope you enjoyed rest of your break.

Room Tip: Pay extra for high floor and pool view,we had sun afternoon and evening.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank pearl81
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VilaGaleHoteis, Gerente geral at Vila Gale Nautico, responded to this review, 17 September 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review and comments about your experience in Vila Galé Náutico in 2012.

It is a great pleasure to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and let us express our gratitude by thanking you for sharing your positive thoughts about the friendly and efficient staff, food quality and variety, room and cleanliness.

Your comments motivates us even more to continue our constant pursuit of service improvement and continue trying to exceed expectations.

On my own behalf and on that of the Vila Galé Nautico Hotel team, we hope we have the honour of hosting you again in a near future.

Kind regards

Bruno Martins
General Manager
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Property: Vila Gale Nautico
Address: Urbanizacao Vale do Olival | Apartado 298, Armacao de Pera 8365-158, Portugal
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Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Armacao de Pera
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Armacao de Pera
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Vila Gale Nautico 4*
Number of rooms: 233
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This attractive beach hotel is located in the centre of Armacao de Pera just a few meters away from the beach and less than 1 km away from an array of shops, boutiques, bars, restaurants, nightclubs and public transports. Built in 1995 and renovated in 2003, the hotel has 233 modern rooms, where we feature 25 junior suites suitable for families. The hotel has a 24-hour reception with a safe, a lift and a newspaper stand. There is a kids' club and a playground available for children. An air-conditioned a la carte restaurant with a separate non-smoking area and highchairs for infants is also provided. Guests may park their cars either in the hotel car park, or in the garage. Room and laundry services as well as medical assistance complete the services on offer at this hotel. The modern rooms are equipped with air conditioning, electronic safety door look, direct telephone, LCD TV with Cable, private balcony, Wi-Fi Connection and safe (for and additional cost), Minibar and 24 hour room service, private bathroom with telephone and hair dryer. The hotel has a Health Club composed with indoor heated pool, Jacuzzi, steam room / Turkish bath and Gym. In the outdoors guests will find a swimming pool for adults and children with sun loungers and parasols. The nearest golf course is approximately 8 km away. Guests are invited to take breakfast from a wide buffet. Lunch and dinner service may be choosen a la carte. ... more   less 
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