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Vila Gale Albacora

Quatro Aguas Antigo, Tavira, Faro, Portugal
+351 281 380 800

$95+

Overall guest ratings

8.0/10 Good
based on 1,166 reviews

Review highlights

  • 9.1
  • 9.0
  • 5.7
  • 5.5

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  • Very quiet
  • Pleasant hotel grounds

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    About

    Occupying a former tuna-fishing village, the secluded Hotel Vila Galé Albacora faces the confluence of a river and an estuary in Ria Formosa Natural Park, 3 kilometres from Tavira. A boat makes the 5-minute trip to Tavira Island, where guests can take part in water sports during summer. The hotel also provides discounts at 3 golf courses, all within 10 kilometers. Faro Airport is 30 kilometers from the hotel, a drive of around 30 minutes.

    Gardens, pines, palms, and flowering gardens - all heavily populated by birds - grace the property of Hotel Vila Galé Albacora. Tranquility-seekers and bird-watchers flock here year-round, while families arrive in summer for sun-and-swimming holidays. Surrounded by a sundeck furnished with cushioned chairs and umbrellas, the outdoor swimming pool and children's pool lie within a central garden courtyard. The hotel health club (daily surcharge) offers use of the heated pool, spa tub, steam room, and fitness room, which is equipped with weight and cardio machines. The health club also contains massage rooms, and spa services are available.

    The salt ponds flanking the hotel provide entertainment from spring to late summer, with migrating flamingos arriving in April and workers harvesting salt by hand from June to August. The grounds also include the village's chapel, a tranquil retreat featuring wrought-iron chandeliers, a stained-glass window, and a lower wall clad in blue-and-white tiles. Children's activities are offered in summer both inside the former schoolhouse and outdoors. Babysitting/child care is available, for a fee. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in common areas, and 4 meeting rooms are available for hire. Free parking is available.

    The 162 guestrooms at Hotel Vila Galé Albacora are located in 1-story white and ochre buildings (formerly the fishermen's homes), all of which include patios furnished with dining sets and fringed by flowering bushes. Decor features pale yellow walls, terracotta tile floors, and locally-woven rugs. Modern amenities include air conditioning, free WiFi, cable LCD televisions, minibars, and safes.

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    Amenities

    • Complimentary breakfast
    • Fitness centre
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Facilities for disabled guests
    • Golf
    • Night club
    • Car hire
    • Internet
    • Currency exchange on-site
    • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    • Room service
    • Bicycle hire
    • Spa
    • Hot tub
    • Indoor pool
    • Outdoor pool
    • No smoking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Air-conditioned
    • 24 Hour Front Desk
    • Sauna
    • Playground
    • Pool table
    • Storage available
    • Terrace/Patio
    • Childrens programmes
    • Concierge service
    • Laundry facilities
    • Laundry service
    • Game room
    • Child pool
    • Safe
    • Babysitting/child care services (surcharge)
    • Pets not allowed
    • Free parking
    • Steam room
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    Guest reviews

    Overall rating

    8.0 Good
    based on 1,178 reviews
    • 9.1 "Excellent breakfast."
    • 9.0 "Excellent wellness & sports facilities."
    • 9.0 "Wonderful beach."
    • 8.3 "Location is great."
      10.0 "100% appreciated the closeness to the beach."
      7.9 "Great parking, according to 79%."
      7.5 "75% liked the proximity to sightseeing."
    • 7.5 "Good service."
      8.9 "89% found the staff to be very friendly."
      8.7 "87% were happy with the shuttle service."
    • 5.7 "Food is average."
      6.5 "65% thought the dining experience was appropriate."
    • 5.5 "Average comfort."
    • 4.4 "Rooms are not good."
      2.7 "73% didn't like the uncomfortable beds."
      4.1 "59% said rooms were small."
      2.9 "71% complained about the bathroom."
      3.2 "For 68%, the rooms looked old."
      4.3 "57% thought they were poorly maintained."
      0.0 "Air conditioning was criticized by 100%."
      4.3 "57% said the bathroom was dirty."
      3.3 "67% found problems with the furniture."
    • 3.8 "Bar is not good."
    • 2.1 "Disappointing internet connection."
      2.3 "77% said the wifi quality was bad."
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    Overall rating

    8.0 Good
    based on 859 reviews
    • 9.3 "Excellent breakfast."
    • 9.1 "Excellent wellness & sports facilities."
    • 8.1 "Location is great."
      10.0 "100% appreciated the closeness to the beach."
      8.0 "Great parking, according to 80%."
      8.2 "82% liked the proximity to sightseeing."
    • 7.5 "Good service."
      9.3 "93% found the staff to be very friendly."
      8.3 "83% were happy with the shuttle service."
    • 5.4 "Food is average."
    • 5.2 "Average comfort."
    • 3.9 "Rooms are not good."
      2.7 "73% didn't like the uncomfortable beds."
      4.7 "53% said rooms were dirty."
      4.2 "58% said rooms were small."
      2.7 "73% complained about the bathroom."
      2.9 "For 71%, the rooms looked old."
      4.0 "60% thought they were poorly maintained."
      4.2 "58% said the bathroom was dirty."
    • 3.7 "Bar is not good."
    • 2.3 "Disappointing internet connection."
      2.3 "77% said the wifi quality was bad."
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    Overall rating

    8.1 Excellent
    based on 270 reviews
    • 8.9 "Breakfast is good."
    • 8.9 "Very nice wellness & sports facilities."
    • 8.7 "Beach is lovely."
    • 8.2 "Location is great."
      7.8 "Great parking, according to 78%."
    • 7.7 "High value."
    • 5.8 "Food is average."
      5.1 "Only 51% were satisfied with the menu."
    • 5.7 "Average comfort."
    • 4.7 "Rooms are not good."
      2.9 "71% didn't like the uncomfortable beds."
      3.8 "62% said rooms were small."
      3.1 "69% complained about the bathroom."
    • 2.0 "Disappointing internet connection."
      2.1 "79% said the wifi quality was bad."
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    Overall rating

    8.0 Good
    based on 47 reviews
    • 8.4 "Location is great."
    • 7.9 "Good amenities."
    • 5.3 "Average comfort."
    • 4.3 "Rooms are not good."
    Hotel type
    Lake Hotel
    Guests say this is a nice lake hotel.
    Good to know
    "Very quiet"
    "Pleasant hotel grounds"
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