At a Glance

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 1327 Reviews
4.0

Recommended for

  • Central location
  • Great service
  • Quiet
  • Family friendly
  • No frills
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 1327 Reviews
4.0

Recommended for

  • Central location
  • Great service
  • Quiet
  • Family friendly
  • No frills

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

General Information

Nestled in the heart of the historic town of the Algarve, the 4-star Vila Gale Tavira is a perfect base for holidaymakers to experience something new and different every day. It is only 650 meters walk away from Tavira Castle, 1 km drive from the Tavira train station and 31 km drive from Faro Airport. Several restaurants, bars, shops as well as the vibrant nightlife can also be explored nearby.

Hotel Information

Take a refreshing splash in the large outdoor swimming pool for adults. The pool zone is accompanied by a separate kid’s paddling pool and a spacious sunbathing terrace with a number of sun loungers and parasols. Golfers can tee off with a round of golf at the nearby course, while you try your hand at the other activities such as jeep safari and boat tours. There is also a games room with several fun games for some family entertainment. Other facilities include free Wi-Fi, 24-hour front desk, currency exchange, tour desk, luggage storage, daily housekeeping, car hire, room service and multilingual staff. Parking services are also offered at an additional charge.

Start your day with a delicious breakfast before heading out. The morning meal is served in the on-site Aladino Restaurant every day from 7 am to 10:30 am. You can simply choose from a wide selection of a buffet-style meal at lunch and dinner or ask the professional chefs for an a’la carte menu. For refreshments, head to the Alibabar Bar, which is an ideal spot to unwind with a large assortment of after-meal drinks.

The hotel has a wellness area where you can receive a blissful and pampering experience with a variety of massage treatments as well as a heated indoor pool, Jacuzzi and Turkish bath. A modern gym with the latest equipment and state-of-the-art strength training machines is also there to work up a sweat during your stay.

Room Information

The Vila Gale Tavira boasts an accommodation of total 268 guestrooms categorized as standard rooms and junior suites. All rooms are elegantly designed to high standards of furnishings and tastefully decorated with dark wooden furniture. They feature a private balcony or a terrace with a table and 2 chairs and are also well-equipped with an array of amenities. Some of them include free wireless internet, LCD TV with cable channels, air-conditioning, telephone, minibar and luxury bathroom with hairdryer and complimentary personal care products. A safety deposit box is also provided at an additional charge.

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.

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

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

Activities

  • Arcade Games
  • Ballroom(s)
  • Kids Club
  • Billiards or pool table

Food & Drink

  • Room service
  • Free breakfast
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Restaurant

Services & Shops

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

General Info

  • Total number of rooms 268
  • Gift shop
  • Elevator/lift
  • Check-in time starts 2:00 PM
  • Exhibit space
  • Multilingual staff
  • Grocery
  • Patio
  • Garden
  • Number of floors 2
  • Number of Rooms 6
  • Photocopy machines
  • Number of meeting/conference rooms 5
  • Multiple small meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Pets not allowed
  • Conference center
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Check-out by noon
  • Shopping on site
  • Eurocard
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Elevator/lift attendant
  • Number of buildings/towers 1

Parking

  • Parking

Room facilities

Room Amenities

  • Minibar
  • Electronic/magnetic keys
  • Ceiling fan
  • Clock radio
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Alarm clock
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe

Internet, TV & Phone

  • Bathroom television
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Satellite television service
  • Fax machine
  • Phone

Rooms & Comfort

  • Cribs/infant beds available on request
  • Smoking permitted
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Wake-up calls
  • In-room massage available
  • Balcony
  • Cribs/infant beds available
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning

Bath & Shower

  • Shower only
  • Private bathroom
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Bathtub only
  • Shower/bathtub combination

Housekeeping

  • Turndown service
  • Nearest airport
  • Time zone UK + 0 Hour
  • Currency € Euro
  • Plug

Location

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Attractions Nearby

  • Alvaro de Campos Municipal Library 0.14 miles
  • Praca da Republica 0.33 miles
  • Roman Bridge 0.35 miles
  • Tavira Castle 0.35 miles
  • Misericordia Church 0.36 miles
  • Palacio da Galeria Museum 0.38 miles
  • Tavira Living Science Center 0.39 miles
  • Sao Jose Church 0.39 miles
  • Nossa Senhora do Carmo Church 0.40 miles
  • Tavira Tower 0.41 miles
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Vila Gale Tavira Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 1327 Reviews
4.0

Recommended for

  • Central location
  • Great service
  • Quiet
  • Family friendly
  • No frills
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9/10 Fantastic

29 January 2018

Weekend Break

Great hotel, very quiet location

The best thing about my stay was...

Great hotel, great wine and plenty of sunshine!
9/10 Fantastic

19 June 2017

Our 2nd stay at this delightful hotel.

This was our 2nd stay at this hotel and it was just as enjoyable as our 1st stay. There was some decorating being done whilst we were there but it did not interfere with guests. We requested a kettle in our room and it was duly delivered with 2 cups and a small selection of varieties of tea and a couple of coffee sachets and sugar. We had a mini bar which was perfect for keeping milk chilled. To have an early morning cup of tea was a good start to the day without having to wait for breakfast to start. The reception staff were most helpful, nothing was too much trouble. All in all a pleasant stay in a good hotel.

The best thing about my stay was...

Breakfast buffet was good especially with someone preparing crepes, omelettes or fried eggs if you so wished .
1/10 Okay

03 January 2017

filthy toilet and shower

On our chwck in we were given key cards for a 3rd floor room, four trips to reception later and after waiting twenty five minutes for a maintenance guy we still weren't in our room, 90 minutes after check in we got access to the room only to find the toilet bowl and shower walls filthy, and the towels were like cardboard. We were going to a new years eve function so we had no chance to relocate hotel. We have stayed many times at this hotel and we were very surprised to find it in such poor repair. Another hotel in tavira is currently being refurbished and we will use it in future.

The best thing about my stay was...

Bar restaurant was ok
8/10 Great

07 June 2015

fantastic

Our third visit in 2 years and still the quality never falters. would recommend highly.

The best thing about my stay was...

peace and quiet and friendly staff and fellow residents.
8/10 Great

08 September 2014

A day by the pool

Hotel staff friendly and hotel clean and welcoming

The best thing about my stay was...

The courtesy of the staff
2/10 Okay

16 August 2014

Lovely town , shame about the hotel

This is NOT a four star hotel . It may be 3* based on the quality if the accommodation however the staff and service are most definately 2* . Reception staff are unfriendly and unhelpful . Bar/ restaurant staff seem to have no basic ' service ' vocabulary , I don't think I heard any of them speak except to say 'ok'. It was probably a vey nice hotel years ago bug it is tired , poorly maintained and the pool and pool area are dirty . The attempt to entertain children by having characters such as Elvis and Pochahontas wandering about the restaurant at breakfast , looking deeply embarrassed , was a clear indication that this hotel is trying to be something it is not . Would suggest travellers save their money and invest in a good 3* in Tavira rather than an under performing 4*.

The best thing about my stay was...

The weather
8/10 Great

14 August 2014

Wonderful Tavira

We booked a double room bed and breakfast for 6 nights through alpha rooms. On arrival we were told that what we had booked and paid for was a twin room with two single beds. I showed the receptionist our booking paperwork which did indeed state a double room but she insisted that the tariff we had paid only entitled us to a double room and that if we wanted a double room we had to pay the hotel direct €196. We paid it and agreed to contact alpha rooms upon our return to the UK which we have done and will wait and see what the outcome is. We could have argued our case for longer but why ruin our holiday over it. The receptionist was very clearly not going to back down. Our double room was comfortable although somewhat basic. The bathroom was tired and the shower pretty poor. Housekeeping was great with towels and toiletries replenished as and when needed.

The best thing about my stay was...

The location was perfect.
8/10 Great

03 July 2014

Vale Gale Hotel, Tavira, Portugal, May 2014

The hotel is good quality, with friendly and efficient staff. May need some refurbishment but generally good. It was very much a hotel with multi-national guests (a plus in my view). The location is ideal to stroll into the town, or even down the road track to the coastal beach area. We would certainly consider staying here again.

The best thing about my stay was...

Location and general quality of hotel.
6/10 Good

11 October 2013

Stayed in this hotel many times over the years and we have been quite happy with it, location etc, but we feel it is very ready for referbishment, saying that we will still be going back soon.

Hard working staff. Room not cleaned until late afternoon on each day of our stay, we would have liked it to be done in the morning as we are out then. Room and bathroom in need of refurbishment.

The best thing about my stay was...

Good price and location to the town.
8/10 Great

26 September 2013

Helpful staff

Good size bedrooms only three floors high not another staff on reception at busy times

The best thing about my stay was...

Swimming pool