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“Super Hotel near to the Beach” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Vila Gale Nautico
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Armacao de Pera
Certificate of Excellence
Budapest
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Super Hotel near to the Beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2007

We war in the Hotel with my wife one week. This trip was our honeymoon, and I'm happy, that we found this hotel. It's true, that this hotel isn't direct to the beach, it needs a little walk (approximately 10minutes). The beach is very nice, the sand is clean and soft, and the sea is clean too. The hotel room is great, clean and large. The breakfast is good, and it is possibble to eat by the pool. It was a little problem, that the water was very cold in the pool, but we were always on the beach.

  • Stayed September 2006, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
7 Thank Grisham
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VilaGaleHoteis, Gerente geral at Vila Gale Nautico, responded to this review, 13 June 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review and comments... in 2007! (Never too late to reply :) )

Your comments helped us to continue trying to exceed the expectations of our guests. And that´s why that our company VILA GALÉ had made some important renovations in the public areas, services with a very good team. Vila Galé Náutico is now an All-Inclusive Hotel since 2012.

Armação de Pêra is also different and much nicer after the finishing of the construction works during many years and with the new promenade.

On behalf of Vila Galé Nautico team, we hope that we will be able to welcome you back in the future.

Kind regards

Bruno Martins
General Manager
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Wirral, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2007

Well after staying at one of the other hotels in the chain in tavira we were hoping this would be better and it was. the rooms were nice and clean, staff were helpfull room was comftable.

  • Stayed February 2007, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
4 Thank johnboy007
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VilaGaleHoteis, Gerente geral at Vila Gale Nautico, responded to this review, 13 June 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review and comments... in 2007! (Never too late to reply :) )

Your comments helped us to continue trying to exceed the expectations of our guests. And that´s why that our company VILA GALÉ had made some important renovations in the public areas, services with a very good team. Vila Galé Náutico is now an All-Inclusive Hotel since 2012.

Armação de Pêra is also different and much nicer after the finishing of the construction works during many years and with the new promenade.

On behalf of Vila Galé Nautico team, we hope that we will be able to welcome you back in the future.

Kind regards

Bruno Martins
General Manager
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london
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10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2006

Nice hotel - kept clean and tidy with nice pool. Breakfasts were lovely so we enjoyed sitting outside and eating them by the pool.

The area is a bit dull but we were there off season - I think on season it would be too touristy though. But we hired a car and visited nearby beaches and went to the waterpark.

The beach is very near the hotel and was beautiful. Some nice fish restaurants as well.

  • Tips/Secrets — Nice local restaurants
  • Stayed September 2006, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
5 Thank Louisa_A
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VilaGaleHoteis, Gerente geral at Vila Gale Nautico, responded to this review, 13 June 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review and comments... in2006! (Never too late :))

Your comments help us to continue trying to exceed the expectations of our guests. And that´s why that our company had made some important renovations in the public areas and services. Vila Galé Náutico is now an All-Inclusive Hotel since 2012.

Armação de Pêra is also different and much nicer after the finishing of the construction works during many years and with the new promenade.

On behalf of Vila Galé Nautico team, we hope that we will be able to welcome you back in the future.

Kind regards

Bruno Martins
General Manager
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Kent
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47 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2006

Hotel is generally good -- Entertainment poor- Great for laying by the pool or on the beach-snack bars and restaurants fine but surrounded by tasteless concrete high rise buildings-if you like to walk the whole area can be covered in a few days- A trip to Albufeira via the unreliable bus service leaves you with a 40 min ute walk to the town and an hour walk back -- much better to share a taxi with others at a reasonable price ., If you want activity and sport -- go somewhere else -- apart from the hotels gym there is nothing to do . Portugese are lovely people but we and mant others found it boring -- and as we are pensioners i hate to thin k how the younger ones managed

  • Liked — Hotel was fine -- lacking in entertainment
  • Disliked — The surrounding area outside od the hotel grounds -- tasteless concrete high rise flats
  • Tips/Secrets — Do not go to Albufeira by bus -- get a taxi for 4 passengers -- only 15 euro
  • Stayed September 2006, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
4 Thank TOMKent
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VilaGaleHoteis, Gerente geral at Vila Gale Nautico, responded to this review, 13 June 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review and comments... in2006! (Never too late :))

Your comments help us to continue trying to exceed the expectations of our guests. And that´s why that our company had made some important renovations in the public areas and services. Vila Galé Náutico is now an All-Inclusive Hotel since 2012.

Armação de Pêra is also different and much nicer after the finishing of the construction works during many years and with the new promenade.

On behalf of Vila Galé Nautico team, we hope that we will be able to welcome you back in the future.

Kind regards

Bruno Martins
General Manager
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Winnipeg, Manitoba
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2006

Great hotel, very clean, excellent air condition. Breakfast buffet in the morning had everything you could ever want. The pool bar is very expensive as is the food however. A five minute walk to the beach is all it takes. Ask for a fridge if you plan on having any cold drinks though, as there are no ice machines in the hotel! Cold beer is a must! Entertainment at night is pretty much nothing. Unless you are having dinner at the hotel (why would you when there are so many excellent restaurants in the area), you're out of luck.

  • Stayed August 2006, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
4 Thank prinzess
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VilaGaleHoteis, Gerente geral at Vila Gale Nautico, responded to this review, 13 June 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review and comments... in2006! (Never too late :))

Your comments help us to continue trying to exceed the expectations of our guests. And that´s why that our company had made some important renovations in the public areas and services. Vila Galé Náutico is now an All-Inclusive Hotel since 2012.

Armação de Pêra is also different and much nicer after the finishing of the construction works during many years and with the new promenade.

On behalf of Vila Galé Nautico team, we hope that we will be able to welcome you back in the future.

Kind regards

Bruno Martins
General Manager
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Sussex, England
Level Contributor
77 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2006

We had booked this hotel based on some of the really good reviews we had seen on trip advisor. We were somewhat apprehensive as the last couple that appeared before we went were less than complimentary. I can only say that we had a great time there. We stayed on a bed & breakfast basis as that suits us best. We prefer to get out and away from the hotel in the evening and try different local restaurants.

Check in / out was professional and the woman (Sara, I think her name was) was very polite and friendly. As were all the staff actually. The breakfast is buffet style and because the weather was so good you could eat it outside on the terrace. The breakfast menu choice was a bit repetetive but what was on offer was pretty good. There was some evening entertainment but to be honest we didn't see much of it as we were out and about in the local restaurants. It is certainly not a resort for youngsters wanting a wild time. But as we are in our 40's we were pretty glad of that fact.

The outdoor pool was excellent and we were in it a lot every day. Didn't use the indoor pool at all because of the fantastic weather we were lucky enough to have. There were always ample sun loungers and you didn't have to get up at the crack of down to ' reserve ' one. I can only guess that if this has happened to others it may have been beause they stayed there during the school holidays ? The hotel appeared to be at or near capacity when we were there but there were always ample loungers to be had throughout the day.

Some people on previous reviews had claimed that there was a ' smell ' at certain times of the day. I can only sat that we never experienced that at all. We were quite happy with the hotel although it would have been nice to have a fridge and tea/coffee making facilities in your room as standard.

To sum up we think it is a good hotel with nice staff and well worth a visit. The resort is fine but, personally, we prefer old town Albufeira.

  • Liked — Good air conditioning
  • Disliked — lack of tea/coffee making facilities as standard.
  • Tips/Secrets — Ask for a fride for your room at check in. They are available but there is a fee payable.
  • Stayed September 2006, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
6 Thank LittleBigHorn
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
VilaGaleHoteis, Gerente geral at Vila Gale Nautico, responded to this review, 13 June 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review and comments... in2006! (Never too late :))

Your comments help us to continue trying to exceed the expectations of our guests. And that´s why that our company had made some important renovations in the public areas and services. Vila Galé Náutico is now an All-Inclusive Hotel since 2012.

Armação de Pêra is also different and much nicer after the finishing of the construction works during many years and with the new promenade.

On behalf of Vila Galé Nautico team, we hope that we will be able to welcome you back in the future.

Kind regards

Bruno Martins
General Manager
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Nottingham, England
Level Contributor
77 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2006

This was a lovely hotel with a large pool and an abundance of deck chairs. The breakfast offered a wide variety of choice which we thoroughly enjoyed. The hotel is just a stone's throw from the beach and front strip. The pool snack bar does delicious icecream and sandwhiches however drinks are a little pricey. We found a brilliant restaurant for the evening meal called Clippers on the sea front. The food was delicious and reasonably priced and served by friendly staff. The staff at the hotel were equally as friendly although their english was sometimes a little lacking. The rooms were spacious with plenty of closet space and lovely new bathrooms. We did not find that the sound proofing between the rooms was poor however noise from the corridor could be easily heard. Overall we had a lovely holiday and would recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Liked — Everything!
  • Disliked — Nothing!
  • Tips/Secrets — Go to Clippers for dinner.
  • Stayed September 2006, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
6 Thank Sam S
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VilaGaleHoteis, Gerente geral at Vila Gale Nautico, responded to this review, 13 June 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review and comments... in2006! (Never too late :))

Your comments help us to continue trying to exceed the expectations of our guests. And that´s why that our company had made some important renovations in the public areas and services. Vila Galé Náutico is now an All-Inclusive Hotel since 2012.

Armação de Pêra is also different and much nicer after the finishing of the construction works during many years and with the new promenade.

On behalf of Vila Galé Nautico team, we hope that we will be able to welcome you back in the 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 8365-912, 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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 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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