I have to say it's not the best place in Algarve for beach lovers, but yet to relaxation spot, and a bit of adventure. The area is difficult to find (thank you GPS!) as the signs are not very explicit. Ideal to take children (and not for people that try to escape from them). We had kids on skate around the pool area! Yet, this place is big and we can always find a more quiet spot. The rooms are big and clean. I recommend the ones facing the "ria" (small river). The pool is nice and big, the inside pool and jacuzzi, small, so better when not too many people. We took the boat from the Hotel to visit the river. Very convenient and super interesting. We saw many "bird watchers" so I take it its a chosen place for those investigators. The restaurant is great! spacious and the food is D-licious!
Parking is no problem. The road to it is. Very narrow, 2 ways but only room for one. Terrible if cars are parked on sidewalk. Avoid upPeak seasons if you dont like this problem. Algarve has good weather all year so its better to choose a lower season, besides its much cheaper!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the Natural Park of Ria Formosa and approximately 4 km from the centre of Tavira and 3 km away from various restaurants, bars, nightclubs, shops and the public transport network. The nearest beach is just outside the hotel and just 400 m away you will find yourself in one of the best sandy beaches in the Algarve. The hotel was rebuilt in 2000 from an old tuna fish camp and has a total of 162 rooms of which 43 rooms with river view and 5 junior suites suitable for families. The hotel has a 24-hour reception, lovely lobby area, a currency exchange desk, a luggage room, a chapel, a museum and a game room. Among the common areas guests may enjoy the air-conditioned TV room, bar and restaurant where free Wi-Fi internet connection. Children are very welcome to this hotel being that they have their own Club full of activities and entertainment. Guests may park their cars in the parking lot and for an additional costs may use the laundry services and hotel safe. The pleasant rooms are equipped with air conditioning, electronic safety door look, direct telephone, LCD TV with Cable and Pay TV, Wi-Fi Connection and safe (for and additional cost), Minibar and 24 hour room service, private bathroom with telephone and hair dryer. The hotel Spa, Satsanga, is composed with a gym, an indoor heated pool, Jacuzzi, steam room/Turkish bath, Vichy shower massages and beauty treatments. The seasonal entertainment programme ensures that there is never a dull moment at the hotel. The hotel restaurant has a wide buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is an a la carte menu offered at lunch and a set menu available at dinner. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vila Gale Albacora Tavira, Portugal - Algarve
- Vila Gale Albacora Hotel