We have just returned from 10 nights at the VIla Gale on an all inclusive basis. The hotel was beautiful, lovely grounds and spotlessly clean. We stayed in a junior suite 2 adults and 2 children, the room was very spacious (2 bedrooms adjoining), bathroom great, the best thing was the room got cleaned every day with fresh towels. Beach/pool towels are also provided and these can be changed as often as you wish at the spa. The spa was amazing and really good that the children can go in during the day up until about 5pm, a nice break out of the sun! The outside pool could have done with being warmer as mentioned on other reviews. There was never a problem getting a sun lounger at any point during the day, which I think is great during peak season. The food was good, at breakfast there was a great selection to suit everyone, the fresh pancakes were my children's favourites, the food is always being replenished. We had lunch sometimes at the pool bar, you can get sandwiches as part of all inclusive and these were very good. The main restaurant at lunch and dinner was nice, lots of choice and a separate area for children's meals. The only criticism on the food was the children's meals were not warm enough and I would have like to have seen more chicken dishes on the adults, never once was there a peri-peri chicken dish during our stay which I was a little disappointed at. The other main criticism and major disappointment of our stay was the kids club, the facilities were excellent - a lovely little room for the children to play in out of the sun, a little childrens pool and play area, however there was hardly any activities put on for the children and those that were, didn't last very long, the staff were generally late and you weren't always sure they would turn up. I found the kids club staff lacking any enthusiasm at all, 1 in particular didn't seem like she wanted to even be there. The disco at night could also have lasted longer, just as the children got into it, it was over. Finishing on a positive note, the other staff were fantastic, in particular in the restaurant and pool bar. They were very attentive and friendly to our children - a special mention to Carlos c in the restaurant who was amazing. We would return to this hotel.
- 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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- Vila Gale Hotel Lagos