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Vila Gale Tavira
Ranked #8 of 15 Hotels in Tavira
cheshire
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78 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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“could not have asked for more”
Reviewed 13 June 2014

This hotel has it all great location,lovely rooms and very friendly helpfull staff. The pool area is very nice and clean towels can be picked up from the spa which also has a really nice indoor pool and spa. We only stayed on b&b basis but it was really good and well organized with fresh food coming out all the time. We did have lunch one day which was also good and great value for a four star hotel. Would definitely recommend this one.

Room Tip: Only three floors but 2 and 3 the quieter and ask for one pool facing the others are facing the road
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

We booked this hotel on a Sunday afternoon and arrived Monday Lunchtime,
Check-in was quick, and directions to room given, a map of the town etc would have been nice, room was very spacious with a nice big bathroom plenty of hot water, only thing with the room was the view from the balcony - on to a roof!! we were informed we booked a standard room and that's what you get, as we were only here for 4 days it was ok would not have been happy if we were staying longer, so make sure which room you have booked.
We only ate breakfast which was edible with a wide range of produce,the cornflakes are disgusting the toasters are dyer but overall adequate.
The Bar Staff were very friendly the friendliest of all the staff, the entertainment team just wondered around didn't actually see them do anything, Tavira is a lovely old Portuguese town
and well a worth a visit would definitely return.

Room Tip: There is only 3 floors avoid 2079 not a good view!! pool view are the better rooms
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bristol
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2014

With indoor and outdoor pools, a gym for guests' use and spa services, the Vila Gale in Tavira provides clean, suitably-sized rooms in a typical, large hotel environment complemented by an equally colossal breakfast!

Room Tip: For a noise-free night's sleep, avoid the rooms opening onto the atrium.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Newbury Berks
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

Having been to the Algarve (Villamoura, Quinta do Lago areas) many time this was a first to the east of Faro and travelled to Tavira. I was with a group of Golfers and we stayed in the Vila Gale Hotel which was an ok Hotel although I got the short straw as my room was overlooking the street which was quite noisy at times ( Waste collections at 02.00 which woke me up and other movement of traffic.) The rooms overlooking the pool would have been a better option as my friends all had one of these. So when booking in try for a pool view room. Another moan was the Balcony to the rooms which are not very private with just open frame work and a bit of wooden trellis between the rooms. Having said this some rooms did have a bit more privacy where they had flower trays around and solid wall bordering. If you were in the pool area it was quite easy to look up and see clients on their Balcony so had to be aware of prying eyes when sunbathing or just sitting there. One night we had a Buffet dinner which was good but I thought expensive for what we had and therefore went into town where there was plenty of Restaurants to choose from. The Breakfasts were very good with a lot of choice although the Toasters were rubbish. You had to put bread in 3 times before it started to look like toast. The Pool was very nice with plenty of Pool loungers available but you had to pay 20 Euros for a towel but this was refundable and you got a clean towel every day. Coverage for Internet use in rooms was expensive and you had to get a code from reception and sometimes when in room it would not connect so you had to go back down to reception. Finally the staff were very helpful and polite as well as the housemaids with rooms cleaned every day. I would probably stay again if I should go to this area in the future.

Room Tip: Try and get a room overlooking pool area but with privacy
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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truane
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Reviewed 24 May 2014 via mobile

Returned after three years and some improvements but hardly top class. Food is acceptable rather than noteworthy and I do feel some people just get carried away with precisely how good it is. Some aspects are three star and certainly good but hardly worth even four stars.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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276 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2014

I visited the hotel for about the fourth or fifth time with 7 golfing friends. Since I was there last, two years ago, there had been some changes. The bathroom showers had been upgraded slightly, the staff all wore smart new uniforms and the whole place had had a lick of paint. We have also found the hotel to be very good. Friendly staff, excellent breakfasts (the only meal we ate there) and fairly large rooms. Try to get one overlooking the pool, otherwise you just look out on to a street. We find the third floor is best as it is very quiet and peaceful. Prices in the bar are reasonable and there is usually some entertainment in the evenings. Large underground car park, for a fee, some free parking outside.
Location is excellent very short walk into the centre of Tavira.

Room Tip: As I said above. Pool view on third floor.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Santa Monica, California
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25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2014

We spent a week at this hotel and found everything to be just as we hoped. Staff were extremely pleasant and helpful. Breakfast food excellent - make sure you are there early because the tea water gets cold after 10am.. Bar staff excellent throughout the day.
Rooms - beds very comfortable and clean : en suite more than adequate : decor perhaps tired, not worth complaining about tho. If you want air conditioning on all day leave your spare key in the slot provided. If not, be green lol.
All in all a great place to chill, even for a young dude like me - ideal for the saga brigade.....

Room Tip: 3rd floor, Pool view sunny side up.. Between 3051 and 3035 ish
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Vila Gale Tavira
Address: Rua 4 de Outubro, Tavira 8800-362, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Tavira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Tavira
#5 Spa Hotel in Tavira
#8 Luxury Hotel in Tavira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Vila Gale Tavira 4*
Number of rooms: 268
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the historical city of Tavira between this picturesque old town and Ria Fromosa. Here, guests will discover a good selection of shopping and entertainment venues. The fine sandy of the dune island, Ilha de Tavira, is easily reached by ferry and the hotel bus travels to the airport several times a day. The large, excellent golf courses of Quinta da Ria and Quinta da Cima are only 11 km away. Public transport departs from stops located directly in front of the hotel; Faro airport is approximately 30 km away. Built in 2002, this popular hotel offers a total of 268 rooms spread over 3 floors, of which 22 connecting rooms and 6 junior suites suitable for families. Amongst the facilities you will find a stylish reception area with 24-hour service and lifts, free Wi-Fi Internet connection in public areas, a currency exchange desk, a game room and a Kids Club. The hotel is equipped with wheelchair access ways and an air-conditioning. You may take advantage of a restaurant with non-smoking areas and highchairs for infants, two hotel bars, a gaming room, a garden and outdoor areas such as the playground for kids. For and additional cost you may use the hotel safe, the laundry service or the garage. All the rooms have been tastefully furnished and offer 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. There is an outdoor swimming pool with sun loungers and parasols all around and a garden area. The hotel is equipped with a Health Club which is composed with indoor heated pool, a Jacuzzi, a steam room and a gym. There is also the possibility for our guests to have massages and beauty treatments. Guests may select their breakfast, lunch and dinner from a wide buffet. Lunch and dinner may be chosen a la carte. Special dietary requirements, as well as individual-specific menus, may be catered to and it is possible to book a half-board stay. ... more   less 
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