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

Free Wi-Fi
Parking

No parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Shuttle

City shuttle service

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Overview

Featuring a swimming pool, a hot tub and contrast showers, Vila Gale Albacora is situated next to a tower, a church and a museum of Tavira. Built in 2000, the attractive hotel was renovated in 2009.

The hotel boasts great location in the middle of Tavira, providing access to Cape St. Mary, Castle of Tavira and Terra Estreita Beach within 25 minutes' walk. The natural beach stands 400 meters away.

The property is close to a market and shops.

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

Rooms

Vila Gale Albacora provides 162 guestrooms appointed with a balcony, a closet, a work desk, a heating system and complimentary Wi-Fi for a pleasant stay in Tavira. The rooms look on to the river. Bathrooms are fitted with a bidet, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

The 24-hour restaurant serves dishes of local cuisine. The "salinas" Restaurant, The Emblematic "inevitável" Restaurant, The "quatro Águas" bar features a terrace, billiards and karaoke.

Services

There are car and bicycle rentals available on site.

Relax

Vila Gale Albacora offers loungers, a casino and a sun terrace to ensure guests' comfortable stay. On-site amenities for fitness include a fitness center and a gym.

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

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

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Boating
  • Hiking
  • Mountain biking
  • Horseback riding
  • Cycling
  • Tennis
  • Golf course
  • Billiards/ Pool tables
  • Table tennis

Services

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

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

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

Leisure facilities

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

Room view

  • Garden view
  • City view
  • River view

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Bidet
  • Room toiletries
  • Bathroom telephone

Self-catering

  • Mini-fridge

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Data ports
  • Radio

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. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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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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    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 - 4000 ft
            • Terra Estreita Beach - 1.6 mi

            Train stations

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

            Shopping areas

            • Tavira Gran Plaza Shopping Centre - 5000 ft

            Monuments and Landmarks

            • Roman Bridge of Tavira - 1.3 mi
            • Castle of Tavira - 1.4 mi
            • Church of Saint Mary of the Castle - 1.4 mi

            Local attractions

            • Praia do Barril - 5100 ft
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            • Cape St. Mary - 1.5 mi
              Ilha do Cabo de Santa Maria, Faro
            • Pego Do Inferno - 4.5 mi
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            • Casa das Portas - 1.3 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

            Use Badge