Vila Gale Albacora - Tavira

ex. Hotel Vila Gale Albacora

Quatro Aguas, Tavira, Portugal, 8800-901  show map
 4 stars
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Vila Gale Albacora - Tavira

 Paid Wi-Fi

Paid Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Early check-in/-out

 Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Private beach

Beach access

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Golf course

Horseback riding

Cycling

Hiking

Billiards/Pool tables

Table tennis

Overview

The 4-star Vila Gale Albacora enjoys superb setting overlooking Ria Formosa Natural Park. The building was renovated in 2009.

It is set 3 km from the center of Tavira renowned for Praia do Barril, Casa das Portas and Tavira Island Surf Spot. The golden beach is just 400 meters away.

Vila Gale Albacora is set close to markets and shops.

Guests can reach Vila Gale Albacora by car from Faro airport in 35 minutes.

Rooms

Vila Gale Albacora comes with a private terrace, a mini-refrigerator, a sofa, individual climate control and free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Some rooms offer a panoramic view over the islands. The modern rooms feature bathrooms with a bidet, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

A broad variety of local dishes is served at the 24-hour restaurant. The hotel’s traditional Poolside bar welcomes guests for refreshing drinks.

Services

Guests can rent cars and bicycles to discover the nearby sites.

Relax

Offering a spa center, a Jacuzzi and a health club as well as steam baths, reflex massage and Turkish bath, the hotel ensures a pleasant stay. Active guests can make use of a gym and a fitness center offered on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Year renovated:   2009.  Number of rooms:   162.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid on-site parking
  • Handicap parking
  • Early check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Chapel
  • Currency exchange
  • Fireplace
  • Luggage storage
  • Exterior corridors
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Water sports
  • Horseback riding
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Golf course
  • Billiards/Pool tables
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis

Services

  • City shuttle service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Taxi service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Medical facilities service
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Cafe
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Paid babysitting/Child services
  • Playground
  • Children's pool
  • Game room
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach access
  • Casino
  • Animation team
  • Karaoke
  • Live entertainment
  • Health club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Turkish bath
  • Steam bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/TV room
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Garden view
  • City view
  • River view

Room facilities

  • Paid Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway beds
  • Wardrobe

Bathroom

  • Bath/Shower
  • Bidet
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathroom telephone

Kitchen facilities

  • Mini-fridge

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Data ports
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  12 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay for free in an extra bed. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Quatro Aguas, Tavira, Portugal, 8800-901

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City Center
  • Tavira
    1.4 mi
Airports
  • Faro (FAO)
    20.3 mi
Train Stations
  • Tavira Train Station
    1.6 mi
Beaches
  • Praia do Barril
    5100 ft
  • Cape St. Mary
    1.5 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of rooms:
    162

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Rooms and availability

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Twin Room
Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double bed or Double bed or Twin beds
Size: 270 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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TWN - STANDARD RIVER VIEW ROOM. HALF BOARD

Room facilities
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    Connecting Room
    Bed type: 2 Single beds or Twin beds or 1 Single bed
    Size: 250 sq. feet
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    • Air conditioning
    • Shower
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    TWIN CONNECTING ROOM

    Room facilities
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      Standard Triple Room
      Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons or 2 Single beds
      Size: 270 sq. feet
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      Trp, Twin Ria View Room Extra Bed Adult

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        Junior Suite
        Size: 420 sq. feet
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          Family Room
          Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons or Double bed or Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
          Size: 250 sq. feet
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          Family Room

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            Family Suite
            Size: 420 sq. feet
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              Deluxe Apartment
              Bed type: King-size bed
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                Private Twin Room
                Bed type: Twin beds or 2 Single beds
                Size: 250 sq. feet
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                  How to reach hotel

                  hotel Vila Gale Albacora - Tavira Tavira location
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                  Hotel Address:

                  Quatro Aguas, Tavira, Portugal, 8800-901

                  Get directions
                  City Center
                  • Tavira
                    1.4 mi
                  Airports
                  • Faro (FAO)
                    20.3 mi
                  Train Stations
                  • Tavira Train Station
                    1.6 mi
                  Beaches
                  • Praia do Barril
                    5100 ft
                  • Cape St. Mary
                    1.5 mi
                  Hotel information
                  • Check-in:
                    from  12 pm
                  • Check-out:
                    until  12 pm
                  • Year renovated:
                    2009
                  • Number of rooms:
                    162

                  Hotel Awards

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                  Best Luxury Hotels in Portugal

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                  What's nearby

                  Popular areas

                  • Island of Tavira - 2300 ft
                  • City Center - 1.3 mi

                  Places of interest

                  • Tavira Island Surf Spot - 3700 ft
                  • Terra Estreita Beach - 1.7 mi

                  Train stations

                  • Tavira Train Station - 1.6 mi
                  • Tavira Train Station - 1.6 mi

                  Monuments and Landmarks

                  • Roman Bridge of Tavira - 1.4 mi
                  • Castle of Tavira - 1.4 mi
                  • Church of Saint Mary of the Castle - 1.4 mi

                  Business areas

                  • Tavira Gran Plaza Shopping Centre - 5000 ft

                  Local attractions

                  • Praia do Barril - 5100 ft
                    Tavira, Tavira
                  • Cape St. Mary - 1.5 mi
                    Ilha do Cabo de Santa Maria, Faro
                  • Pego Do Inferno - 4.6 mi
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                  • Casa das Portas - 1.4 mi
                    Rua Dr Augusto Silva Carvalho, Tavira
                  • Benamore Golf - 2.5 mi
                    Quinta de Benamor, Tavira
                  Hotel information
                  • Check-in:
                    from  12 pm
                  • Check-out:
                    until  12 pm
                  • Year renovated:
                    2009
                  • Number of rooms:
                    162

                  Hotel Awards

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                  Best Luxury Hotels in Portugal

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                  Vila Gale Albacora Reviews

                  Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Vila Gale Albacora

                  Average guest rating

                  7.4out of 10
                  Very good
                  Based on 194 reviews

                  Guest reviews

                  • Older travelers
                    7.0

                    We choose this hotel for relaxtion & a break from our normal routine to 're-charge our batteries' which to a certain extent we did!! The hotel perfectly situated, but the wildlife was rather prevelant in the fact that we both were bitten/stung by insects, my wife had to attend the doctor for medication due to the severity of bites & also take time off work on our return!!! Clients should be warned to take protection or the hotel should provide it. Secondly, we were very disappointed in the lack of choice of food on offer in the restaurant, although there was very choice for breakfast albeit the cooked breakfast was not hot enough.

                  • Older travelers
                    10.0

                    Location,staff,peace and quite apart from kids.Value for money its a steal.Been coming here for 6 years gonna be tough finding equivalent.

                    Few too many mosssies but that applies to the area in general at certain times.Too many kids now outside of school holidays as hotel doing a kids eat free hence weekends gets mobbed.Best hotel on algarve for me but as hotel as lowered its sights to fill the place it as lost its exclusive tag.Gotta be the jewell in the villa Gale chain but its turning int a motel very few people stay for more than 3/4 days so some days its heaving other days great.Also got the best staff especially the giant bar man he is the best cocktail maker on the Algarve.Will still keep coming back cos its the only place of its kind.

                  • Older travelers
                    10.0

                    Vila Gale Albacora is situated outside Tavira with its surroundings being wild and natural. Ideal location for birdwatchers and walkers. There is a courtesy bus which runs regularly to Tavira town and a ferry to take visitors to the nearby Tavira Island, with its wonderful sandy beach, sunbeds and umbrellas are available for hire. Here there are plenty of bars and restaurants to eat. The hotel is built on the site of an old Tuna fishing village and has been sympathetically renovated. The single storey rooms in the main part of the hotel are arranged around the large swimming pool area. There are plenty of places to sit and relax inside and outside. The food is all served buffet style, with plenty of choices. Breakfast is particularly good. This is a place to relax, but remember that the hotel is isolated from the town of Tavira so guests must rely on the courtesy bus timings, or taxis, of which there are plenty. The cost of a room here is very reasonable indeed and great value for money. Portugal has become very expensive, so drinks and food are on par with the UK. Take plenty of euros with you.

                    It's tranquil setting, the helpful friendly staff, the air of relaxation. Some rooms overlook the river and each has its own private balcony. I would certainly like to return here again and would highly recommend the hotel to future guests.

                  • Older travelers
                    8.8

                    The location in the nature reserve was beautiful, Tavira beach unspoiled with lovely swimming (reached by 3 min boat trip). Tavira town nice restaurants and ambience. Booked.net trip with enthused guide memorable. Hotel grounds - lovely grounds with gardens, pool, fountain etc.

                    Mosquitos..........

                  • Older travelers
                    8.2

                    "Eco hotel" located in a nature reserve,a nice quiet place and an ideal base to explore the eastern Algarve by car.Good food (breakfast 7- 10.30am/dinner up to 10.00pm) /friendly staff. A very clean single story hotel ,well layed out

                  • Older travelers
                    7.8

                    We have stayed at this hotel on a number of occasions over the last few years. The location/views from the river view rooms are beautiful.

                    When we first stayed at the hotel the boat trip to the beach was free it is now 2.20 euros return pp - and the boat takes you to a part of the beach that has only 1 snack bar and 1 set of sun loungers/shades etc.. the cost of hiring these facilites are far too expensive and the snack bar prices were a complete rip off - very greedy!

                  • Older travelers
                    7.0

                    Nice gardens, swimming pool, interesting small tuna fishery musem and renovated old buildings give the place a nice character. Boat to Tavira Island from hotel pier very handy from 0930 to 1620, last boat back 1900, €2.20 return. Free shuttle bus from hotel to Tavira from 0845 to 1820, last bus back to hotel 1830, taxi fare from Tavira to hotel circa €5.50

                    As others have warned the mosquitoes!! They got both of us despite taking the usual precautions. The breakfast scambled eggs (watery/oily ) and bacon ( fat steaky -undercooked ) were awful, otherwise breakfast was ok.

                  • Family with children
                    6.2

                    It's not the first time I stay in this hotel and the reason is always the same the fantastic location and the possibility to take advantage of a fantastic beach near the hotel.

                    Reception and cleaning Staff are ok, but in the remaining areas needs to improve their efficiency and be more simpatic.

                  • Older travelers
                    5.4

                    First time in our life anywhere else on earth we had to pay for the key of the safe in the room. Paying for wi-fi is a shame in 2011!!

                  • Couple
                    5.8

                    The hotel situated in a cosy environment.

                    The bathroom really needed to be refurbished. You would not expect a four star hotel to have a bathroom like this.

                  • Couple
                    7.4

                    the place is absolutelly wonderful

                    a lot of people at one place and outside sometimes smels like sh**

                  • Single
                    6.6

                    Good place for a quiet and relaxing stay; at least during the period I visited. (May be very busy with young families during summer). Friendly and hardworking staff. Excellent choice of breakfast. Beautiful lay-out of the grounds & pool.

                    Limited choice/variety in lunch menu. They may consider adding one more extra shuttle ride to citycentre late afternoon (now 17:30). Housekeeping oke although the tile floors may have some extra attention.

                  • Older travelers
                    10.0

                    Superb setting of former tuna fishing community beautifully restored and adapted to make a fine hotel very well managed.

                    On previous stays here at end of February, use of excellent indoor pool has been free. A new franchise now charges 11 euros per day per person which is unacceptable and a disappointment.

                  • Couple
                    6.6

                    Really relaxing and peaceful. Beautiful and interesting natural surroundings - wonderful beach. Breakfast selection and quality were good. Staff was friendly and helpful. Room was clean and comfortable.

                    Everything extra (including food and drink) is really expensive. Have to pay for wifi?! Dinner selection and quality were not very good. The bus and boat transfers were not frequent enough.

                  • Single
                    7.8

                    General comfort, space and positioning of hotel.

                    The pungent smell around the hotgel and environs.

                  How to reach hotel

                  hotel Vila Gale Albacora - Tavira Tavira location
                  Show big map »

                  Hotel Address:

                  Quatro Aguas, Tavira, Portugal, 8800-901

                  Get directions
                  City Center
                  • Tavira
                    1.4 mi
                  Airports
                  • Faro (FAO)
                    20.3 mi
                  Train Stations
                  • Tavira Train Station
                    1.6 mi
                  Beaches
                  • Praia do Barril
                    5100 ft
                  • Cape St. Mary
                    1.5 mi
                  Hotel information
                  • Check-in:
                    from  12 pm
                  • Check-out:
                    until  12 pm
                  • Year renovated:
                    2009
                  • Number of rooms:
                    162

                  Hotel Awards

                  PortugueseHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedTaviraVila Gale Albacora

                  According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                  Best Luxury Hotels in Portugal

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