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At a Glance

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 1056 Reviews
4.0

Recommended for

  • Close to the beach
  • Quiet
  • Great service
  • Family friendly
  • Luxury
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 1056 Reviews
4.0

Recommended for

  • Close to the beach
  • Quiet
  • Great service
  • Family friendly
  • Luxury

Board basis explained

Board basis explained

...means that included in the price are all main meals, most drinks, which tend to be local varieties available during bar opening hours.

...means that breakfast, lunch and evening meals, are included in the price.

...means that your breakfast and evening meal is included in the price. In some cases you can choose to receive lunch instead of breakfast - the hotel will confirm this upon arrival.

...means that breakfast is included in the price.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price, but you will be provided with catering facilities in your accommodation to cook light meals.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price.

Hotel Info

Overview

The Vila Gale Albacora is a beautiful and distinctive property situated in the midst of the Ria Formosa National Park close to the city of Tavira. Popular with families looking for a peaceful and relaxing break, the hotel complex is comprised of several traditional buildings incorporated round landscaped gardens. The focal point of the Vila Gale Albacora is its great outdoor swimming pool with children’s section and spacious sun terrace. The beach and the city of Tavira can be accessed by the local ferryboat crossing, making it a perfect alternative to the tranquillity and seclusion of the property.

Please note :  Stays within the Period 01/08/2019 A 31/08/2019 -  in case of no show or cancellations 14 days (or less) of date of arrival - 100% of the total value of the stay will be charged. 

NOTE: It’s not allowed to smoke in the rooms and all public areas of all the hotels from the Vila Galé Group.

     
MEALS: Up to 40 pax meals are served as set menu / more than 40 pax meals are served in Buffet.  

   
BOOKINGS: Any change of names or dates of existing booking, implies cancelation of the booking and confirmation of a new reservation; the new reservation will be accepted depending on availability and at prices available at time of alteration/new reservation.

At a Glance

Board basis explained

Board basis explained

...means that included in the price are all main meals, most drinks, which tend to be local varieties available during bar opening hours.

...means that breakfast, lunch and evening meals, are included in the price.

...means that your breakfast and evening meal is included in the price. In some cases you can choose to receive lunch instead of breakfast - the hotel will confirm this upon arrival.

...means that breakfast is included in the price.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price, but you will be provided with catering facilities in your accommodation to cook light meals.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price.

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Facilities

Hotel facilities

Wifi

  • Internet access - wireless
  • Free WiFi - Public Areas
  • Free Wi-Fi

Pool and Wellness

  • Swimming Pool - Kids
  • Steam room
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Gym
  • Swimming Pool - Outdoor
  • Massage
  • Swimming Pool - Indoor
  • Sauna

Activities

  • Arcade Games
  • Kids Club
  • Billiards or pool table

Food & Drink

  • Room service
  • Microwave in lobby
  • Breakfast service
  • Restaurant
  • Free breakfast
  • Bar / Lounge

Services & Shops

  • Luggage storage
  • Car rental
  • Babysitting (Surcharge)
  • Business services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Concierge desk
  • Tour assistance
  • Currency exchange
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service

General Info

  • Photocopy machines
  • Elevator/lift
  • Total number of rooms 162
  • Number of floors 1
  • Multiple small meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Check-out by noon
  • Pets not allowed
  • Conference center
  • Check-in time starts 2:00 PM
  • Multilingual staff
  • Grocery
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Garden

Parking

  • Parking

Room facilities

Room Amenities

  • Minibar
  • In-room safe
  • Hair dryer
  • Ceiling fan
  • Alarm clock
  • Clock radio

Internet, TV & Phone

  • Satellite television service
  • Phone
  • Direct-dial phone

Rooms & Comfort

  • Window opens
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway beds available on request
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Connecting / adjoining rooms available
  • Cribs/infant beds available
  • Cribs/infant beds available on request
  • Smoking permitted
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Wake-up calls

Bath & Shower

  • Bathtub only
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Private bathroom
  • Bidet
  • Shower only
  • Nearest airport
  • Time zone UK + 0 Hour
  • Currency € Euro
  • Plug

Location

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Attractions Nearby

  • Ilha de Tavira Beach 0.84 miles
  • Tavira Gran Plaza Shopping Mall 0.94 miles
  • Alvaro de Campos Municipal Library 1.13 miles
  • Tavira Living Science Center 1.23 miles
  • Nossa Senhora do Carmo Church 1.25 miles
  • Praca da Republica 1.34 miles
  • Roman Bridge 1.35 miles
  • Misericordia Church 1.38 miles
  • Tavira Castle 1.38 miles
  • Palacio da Galeria Museum 1.40 miles
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Vila Gale Albacora Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 1056 Reviews
4.0

Recommended for

  • Close to the beach
  • Quiet
  • Great service
  • Family friendly
  • Luxury
  • Customer Reviews
  • TripAdvisor Reviews

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8/10 Great

19 September 2016

Hotel Albacora

This hotel is quiet, great for a peaceful break. It is outside town about 10 mins drive but taxis are plentiful. The food was very nice and diverse during our stay. The staff were wonderful, they were really friendly and they couldnt do enough for us. The rooms were clean, nothing fancy but nice.

The best thing about my stay was...

The pool area was not over crowded
8/10 Great

17 September 2015

Great hotel apart from mosquitos!

Had a great holiday at Vila Gale Albacore apart from the mosquitos that were a real problem

The best thing about my stay was...

Excellent staff, good food and lovely clean rooms
10/10 Amazing

16 August 2015

Vila Gale Albacora - Great holiday get away

Great Hotel near Tavira for a family holiday. lovely setting in the old Tuna fishing factory which even has its own small church. Beautiful pool with plenty of sun beds and umbrellas. The pool bar and restaurant serves great lunch time snacks, such as grilled Sea Bream, Sardines and sandwiches. the evening food and buffet is excellent with theme nights and food for all tastes. We used the hotels private boat to the amazing beaches on the Ilha Tavira which means that you miss all the hassle of queuing in the heat. The centre of Tavira is great with it's many bars, restaurants and gift shops. Tavira is just a short hop away in a taxi approx. 7Euro.

The best thing about my stay was...

Boat ride to the beach and great food.
10/10 Amazing

30 September 2014

Villa Gale Albacora

Our second visit to Villa Gale and just as good as last time. Lovely weather made the stay very relaxing. The pool was lovely if a bit cold - stayed b&b this time as we found the restaurant a bit repetitive after a few nights last year so travelled into Tavira for a couple of eve meals. Exc free bus service but could do with running later in the evening - you need to get a taxi back.

The best thing about my stay was...

The weather and the peace
6/10 Good

01 November 2013

first timers

This was a two centre break... we wanted to try the Albacora..before heading for our old favourite the sister hotel in Tavira town. The room was comfortable although the accommodation feels a little unusual in the bungalow arrangement, this means that access is a bit more open. Because the hotel wasn't full this felt a little isolated. Being right in the heart of the Formosa means that there is direct access to the waterfront and the salt flats... it is a truly beautiful place with lots of wildlife to see. We stayed half board because access to restaurants is limited. The food was adequate there was choice but might not be to everyones taste. Our vegitarian friends would have struggled. The gym and spa are an additional fee which was a bit steep but fortunately we had the weather on our side and the outdoors beckoned.

The best thing about my stay was...

the location.
8/10 Great

18 September 2013

Lovely

This hotel reminds me of the various Portuguese Poussadas. It has been very well adapted from a Tuna processing plant which housed a complete village of workers, including a school and church. The setting is lovely being on the quatre agues. The staff are helpful and friendly and the rooms of a good size. All in all a great destination and a very nice hotel

The best thing about my stay was...

The weather was marvellous and the setting of the hotel beautiful
6/10 Good

22 July 2013

Had a great stay

Had a great stay from kids point of view. They really enjoyed the entertainment (age8and9).The pool was lovely too and all the same depth which really suited our age kids. Our room was directly outside the play ground which was great. There was a beach right beside the hotel which was also a greats asset. There are nicer beaches within traveling distance but for a quick dip this was fine. The rooms were fine maybe in need of a little refurbishment but pleasant ,each had an outdoor area and a fridge and good A/C. The only downside was that went half board and the main course of the evening meal was of poor standard. We ate in Tavira each night towards the end of our stay. Mosquitos are a problem in this area as it is basically swamp land , I am prone to bites hence I found it annoying.

The best thing about my stay was...

The entertainment and the pool was lovely
10/10 Amazing

25 September 2012

just back from a brillant week in this hotel - could not fault it on any level staff excellant ,accomadation excellant -would recommend it to anybody -will definately return

CANNOT FAULT THIS HOTEL ON ANY LEVEL , IT TICKED ALL THE BOXES FOR US AND WE INTEND TO RETURN IN THE FUTURE

10/10 Amazing

23 May 2012

Great stay - peaceful and relaxing

I am a regular visitor to the Albacora, having just come back from a short stay with friends. It was still a very enjoyable hotel, quiet and relaxing with good access to the beach and town via the water taxi. Polite friendly service

The best thing about my stay was...

Relaxing
10/10 Amazing

13 May 2012

just what we expected relaxed and chilled

went last year so we knew what to expect ,staff are 100% cant do enough for you . hotel was a tuna fishermans village, what used to be the fishermans cottages are now the guest rooms. grounds are set out nice and every thing is so relaxed and you must try the beach on the island.

The best thing about my stay was...

peace and quiet