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- Vila Gale Albacora, Tavira
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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.
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.
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- Internet access - wireless
- Free WiFi - Public Areas
- Free Wi-Fi
Pool and Wellness
- Swimming Pool - Kids
- Steam room
- Spa and wellness centre
- Swimming Pool - Outdoor
- Swimming Pool - Indoor
- Arcade Games
- Kids Club
- Billiards or pool table
Food & Drink
- Room service
- Microwave in lobby
- Breakfast service
- Free breakfast
- Bar / Lounge
Services & Shops
- Luggage storage
- Car rental
- Babysitting (Surcharge)
- Business services
- Laundry facilities
- Concierge desk
- Tour assistance
- Currency exchange
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Photocopy machines
- 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
- Fireplace in lobby
- In-room safe
- Hair dryer
- Ceiling fan
- Alarm clock
- Clock radio
Internet, TV & Phone
- Satellite television service
- Direct-dial phone
Rooms & Comfort
- Window opens
- Rollaway beds available on request
- 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
- Shower only
- 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
- Sao Jose Church 1.42 miles
- Tavira Tower 1.44 miles
- Terra Estreita Beach 1.87 miles
- Benamor Golf 2.49 miles
- Cabanas Beach 2.51 miles
- Tavira Island 3.34 miles
- Barril Beach 3.46 miles
- Quinta de Cima Golf Course 4.26 miles
- Quinta da Ria Golf Course 4.29 miles
- at_a_glance_airport Faro (Algarve) FAO40m
Vila Gale Albacora Reviews
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19 September 2016
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
17 September 2015
Great hotel apart from mosquitos!
Andrea Barns, Banbury, Oxfordshire
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
16 August 2015
Vila Gale Albacora - Great holiday get away
Pete, Cheltenham, UK
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.
30 September 2014
Villa Gale Albacora
Marion & Martin, Bedfordshire
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
01 November 2013
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.
18 September 2013
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
22 July 2013
Had a great stay
Mignonne Furniss, Dublin
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
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
catriona o riordan, clonmel-ireland
CANNOT FAULT THIS HOTEL ON ANY LEVEL , IT TICKED ALL THE BOXES FOR US AND WE INTEND TO RETURN IN THE FUTURE
23 May 2012
Great stay - peaceful and relaxing
vivienne williams, Gloucestershire
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
13 May 2012
just what we expected relaxed and chilled
steve ayres, Rushden Northamptonshire
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
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