We have just returned home from a really lovely week at the Vila Gale Lagos. The hotel is modern, clean and maintained far better than most 5 star hotels we have stayed in. From the moment we arrived we were given a very warm welcome and every member of staff from then on was extremely friendly and helpful.
Our room was a ground floor, pool view family room with sofa beds for the children and we found it to be more than adequate in size for our needs. The room was very clean and the decor and furnishings in the room and bathroom were great.
We opted for bed and breakfast only as we enjoy the experience of eating out in the local area. However, I can say that the breakfast choice was plentiful and the food was excellent. We didn't find it a canteen experience like some buffet restaurants can be, even though the hotel was very busy due to the Portugeuse Bank Holiday.
My children thoroughly enjoyed the Kids Club which is situated in the hotel grounds with it's own small pool. It was great for us to be able to sit round this little pool also to see the children playing. The fun team were excellent with the children- the best we have ever come across.
At lunch time we ate at the pool bar, the menu was slightly limited and the staff there struggled with the volume of diners but as I said earlier, the hotel was really busy for the Portugeuse National Holiday and all the staff worked as hard as they possibly could. This includes the Hotel Manager, who I was very impressed with, I have not been to a large hotel where the manager was so visible. He could be seen regularly walking around the facilities of the hotel to check everything was in order and at lunch times he was even helping out at the pool bar!
The walk to Lagos centre took us about 20 minutes each evening and we got a taxi back which cost 3.50 euros. The restaurants in Lagos are excellent.
I would recommend this hotel to everyone and I would love to return there again. Thank you to all the staff at Vila Gale Lagos for making our holiday so wonderful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel is located on the beach front, along the sandy Meia Praia beach. It is the new reference point on the Western Algarve Coast. The closest train station is about 1.5 km away and Faro Airport is about 85 km away from the hotel. Occupying an 85-thousand square metre area, the building faces the ocean and allows for an optimised view from the hotel's rooms. There are 168 guest rooms in total. The premises are air-conditioned and guests are welcomed in a lobby with 24-hour reception and 24-hour check-out services. Facilities at the beach hotel include lift access, a hotel safe, TV lounge, children's playground, children's club, bar and a restaurant. As far as business activities and conventions are concerned, the facilities have a large convention centre which is 1100 m² in size and wireless Internet access is available for a fee. Guests can take advantage of the hotel's room and laundry services (the latter for a fee) and leave their vehicles in the car park or garage (the latter incurs an additional fee). The hotel offers its guests spacious and comfortable rooms with LCD TV with national and international channels with access to a film menu providing entertainment and information. For guests' convenience, there is a lounge area with a table and work desk with a wireless Internet connection for laptops (for an additional cost), minibar, radio and electronic safety lock. The en suite bathroom has a shower, bath, hairdryer and toiletry kit. Individually regulated air conditioning and individually regulated heating are provided. Private balconies for enjoying views of the hotel's surrounding areas also come as standard. Guests can take a refreshing dip in the hotel's swimming pool where there is also a children's swimming area, poolside snack bar, and sun loungers and parasols available on the sun terrace. This hotel offers guests all the comforts of a real resort. Located in front of the beach, they can enjoy either the swimming pool or the beach. Guests can also unwind in our Spa, Satsanga, with Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and it offers a spa where guests can pamper themselves with a massage or spa treatment (extra fees apply). There are also 3 tennis courts, pool/snooker, bowling and golf as well (all for extra fees). Moreover, the hotel organises an entertainment programme for children. Breakfast and dinner may be chosen from a wide breakfast buffet. Lunch and dinner can also be taken a la carte. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vila Gale Lagos Hotel Lagos
- Vila Gale Hotel Lagos