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“Nice property in great sea front location”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Vila Gale Ericeira

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Vila Gale Ericeira
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Ericeira
Certificate of Excellence
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“Nice property in great sea front location”
Reviewed 2 January 2014

Stayed here for two nights between Christmas and New Year 2013 - very comfortable hotel in a great location - sitting watching the waves crash on the beach was very relaxing. Rooms are decent - typical European single beds, breakfast buffet is good and we ate dinner in the restaurant twice -- again a buffet or a la carte - not gourmet food but adequate. This hotel is about its location. Also a great base for exploring north of Lisbon especially the palaces and castles at Sintra.

Room Tip: Sea view is the way to go
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed 6 December 2013

Our family's stay at the hotel was great. The hotel sets right on the brink of the ocean, oustanding. The breeze from the ocean flowed effortlessly through the hotel -- wonderful.

The parking leaves something to be desired -- they had less than 50 parks for the entire hotel so you had to find a park on the streets -- however, the beautiful view made the walk a breeze.

The beds were not really comfortable and low to the floor -- not exactly what Americans are used to in a 4-5 star hotel -- however, the rooms were clean and well kept, the view was MAGNIFICENT, the hotel had several pools, the food/restaurant/room service was impeccable.

We normally do not repeat vacation spots, but this is certainly a possiblity.

Room Tip: The beds are small and low to the ground. Only one person can sleep in a double, it was more like a...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Carcavelos, Portugal
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

I only spent one night at this hotel but I left wanting to come back. The location is absolutely stunning and the town surely deserves a longer visit. The restaurants near the hotel are a must for extremely fresh fish and the whole place is very charming.

Room Tip: Room 327 has a very big balcony and a stunning view
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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VilaGaleHoteis, General Manager at Vila Gale Ericeira, responded to this review, 16 January 2014
Dear Mrs. Carla,

We were very satisfied that you liked staying with us, especially knowing that are eager to return.

Expecting to have you back with us soon.


Best regards,

José Miguel Oliveira Martins
General Manager
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London, Canada
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

I have stayed in vila gale hotels in the Algarve before they are a good standard . This one had a lovely spa facility too which was a bonus ,
We had a beach/sea view which was lovely .
They rooms were of a good standard with a nice bathroom .
The beach here is gorgeous and the sea strong , it's a surfing resort .
It's in a good location for sightseeing , sintra , Lisbon ,Estoril ,Cascais . Easy enough to get around.
We got to the hotel by a transfer as it was late , cheaper than taxis and safer than public transport , they picked us up in the airport and were easy to find , they are yellow fishtaxis it was the only company we recognized as we had seen them in the Algarve and although we hadn't used them before we had heard good reports. They were good and spoke English, unlike the Algarve we didn't find many people locals that is who did speak English so it was nice our transfer driver did as he gave us tips and suggestions and also a complimentary bottle of wine and with free wifi in our vehicle. Both highly recommended.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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VilaGaleHoteis, General Manager at Vila Gale Ericeira, responded to this review, 16 January 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your comments and rating it is gratifying for us.

Hope to have you back with us.


Best regards

José Miguel Oliveira Martins
General Manager
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dublin
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

The Vila Gale is beautifully situated facing the Atlantic where surfers provide great entertainment while one relaxes at the various pools overlooking the sea. A most relaxing holiday with an equally relaxed atmosphere in the hotel. A sea view room with balcony was the perfect way to watch the magnificent sunsets before heading into the town beside the hotel with its multitude of excellent restaurants. The service at the hotel was tops with the restaurant serving delicious food, spa located right beside the pool (I'd recommend the hot stone massage). There was not one thing we could fault with the hotel, the accommodation, the area and the location. There are beautiful beaches very close by dotted with lovely cafes and with brilliant views. The town of Sintra is a 30 min drive away and is a must see. Will definitely return to this hotel.

Room Tip: Request a room with sea view and balcony and you will not be disappointed.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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VilaGaleHoteis, General Manager at Vila Gale Ericeira, responded to this review, 16 January 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your words concerning the stay at the Vila Galé Ericeira.

It is allways gratifying to have such a feed-back.

Hope to have you back with us soon.


Best regards

José Miguel Oliveira Martins
General Manager
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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2013

We found this hotel wiithout a reservation after arriving in Ericeira and loving the town. We stayed 2 nights, but had to change rooms. Our first room was a suite with a wrap around balcony that overlooked the ocean and swimming pool. I was delightful. These rooms have average furniture and amenities, but are very nice. We had 2 doors that went our on a balcony that was bigger than the suite, over looking right the water. The only issue was there were only 2 plastic chairs and a tiny plastic table on a huge deck. They need at least a table, chairs and chaise lounges. None the less, it was very nice.

The pool area is excellent, right on the water. The hotel does get a lot of tour buses, but they get there late and leave pretty early.

One negative, wifi in public areas only.

Room Tip: Room 327 was a suite and had a great balcony.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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VilaGaleHoteis, General Manager at Vila Gale Ericeira, responded to this review, 16 January 2014
Dear Mrs. Colleen,

It is very gratifying for us to see the guests enjoying their stay at the Vila Galé Ericeira and for that, thank you for your comments.

Hope to see you back with us soon.


Best regards

José Miguel Oliveira Martins
General Manager
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Modiin, Israel
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

The hotel is located by the sea. Very reach breakfast. Friendly staff.
I was surprised to find out that the Wi-Fi provided by the hotel is way below the usual standard in other hotels in Portugal: The free Wi-Fi is free only in the lobby area. For Wi-Fi in rooms there a EU5 charge. Also the free Wi-Fi does not support cell phones' connection to the net.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Oded M
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VilaGaleHoteis, General Manager at Vila Gale Ericeira, responded to this review, 16 January 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your comments as we feel very happy to know that we've provided you a nice stay.

We experienced some difficulties with our wy-fi that, in the meantime were corrected.

Looking forward to welcome you back at the Vila Galé Ericeira.



Best Regards

José Miguel Oliveira Martins
General Manager
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Property: Vila Gale Ericeira
Address: Praca dos Navegantes 1, Ericeira 2655-320, Portugal
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Region: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Ericeira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Ericeira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Vila Gale Ericeira 4*
Number of rooms: 202
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This breath taking hotel is located right on the Atlantic coast above the water offering a stunning ocean view and only 50 meters away from the inviting beach of Ericeira. Connections to the public transport network are to be found 500 metres away and the nearest airport is in Lisbon 40 km away. In the hotel surrounding there are many shops, bars, nightclubs and restaurants. Opened in 2002, the hotel offers a total of 202 rooms spread over 5 floors. Among the rooms 116 with ocean view and 5 junior suites. The hotel includes a lobby area with a 24-hour reception desk, free Wi-Fi in public areas, wheelchair access and lifts, hotel safe. For those arriving by car the hotel offers parking or garage (for an additional fee). In the common areas you will find a restaurant with buffet or a la carte service, 2 bars, a game room, kids playground and business corner. The hotel is fully equipped with event rooms with internet access and multimedia options ideal for meetings and conferences. Younger guests may let off steam in the playground and participate in the kids' club activities. Room, laundry and medical services round up the facilities on offer. The comfortable rooms are equipped with air conditioning, electronic safety door look, direct telephone, safe, LCD TV with Cable and Pay TV, Wi-Fi Connection (for and additional cost), Minibar and 24 hour room service, private bathroom with telephone and hair dryer. Some of the rooms have balcony access. The outdoor complex offers a freshwater swimming pool as well as a saltwater pool with a separate children's pool, a sun terrace with sun loungers, parasols and a pool- bar. The Health Club with free access for guess is equipped with Sauna, Jacuzzi, Steam room and Gym. You may also access the Spa for massages and beauty treatments for and additional cost. Surrounded by the ocean and beautiful landscapes, Vila Gale Ericeira is the perfect choice for those who wish to practice nautical sports, such as surfing. Guests may select their breakfast, lunch and dinner from a wide buffet. Lunch and Dinner may also be selected a la carte menu or from a set menu. Special diet requirements as well as individual-specific dishes may be prepared. ... more   less 
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