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Vila Galé Albacora is a 4-star resort, set in a rehabilitated tuna fishing camp amongst Ria Formosa Natural Park. It is close to the Island of Tavira and a 15-minute drive from Faro Airport. The property offers free WiFi. All rooms and suites of this eco hotel are former houses, workshops and warehouses that have been comfortably furnished and renovated offering stunning views of the natural park. Each guest room has its own furnished patio area, which is close to the resort’s gardens. For meals, guests can chose from buffet and à la carte dining options. The resort’s Restaurant Salinas and Restaurant Inevitável serve Portuguese cuisine. Guests also enjoy a selection of Alentejo wines and cocktails. Facilities include a heated indoor pool, a large outdoor pool, a spa and wellness centre, and a children’s playground. The recovered on-site chapel offers the perfect scenery for weddings and christenings. The former school is now a modern kids' club. The pier of the property offers boat access to the pristine beaches of Tavira's Island. Vila Galé Albacora is close to many historic buildings and long beaches. Guests can discover the nearby village of Luz de Tavira that has been a place of pilgrimage for many centuries. Guests can make use of the hotel’s bus transfers into town and explore its attractions.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.7 for a two-person trip.

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Vila Gale
Hotel chain/brand

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.8)

Breakfast info

American, Buffet

Free private parking available at the hotel

Loyal customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


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Availability

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Room type
Number of guests
 
1 double bed
or
2 single beds
1 double bed
and
1 sofa bed
1 double bed
and
1 sofa bed
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Sustainability certification

This property has one or more third-party sustainability certifications.
Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.0
Facilities
8.5
Cleanliness
8.6
Comfort
8.5
Value for money
8.0
Location
8.8
Free WiFi
8.4
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Guests who stayed here loved

  • Jelena
    Serbia Serbia
    Excellent hotel, beautiful location, immersed in green, gorgeous pool, wonderful breakfast (my son loved the ham and cheese omelet and kept ordering it day after day). Spacious rooms with a small patio, very quiet, cleaned daily. Free parking...
  • Flore
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Lovely place in a beautiful natural reserve. The personnel is very helpful and the animation team is amazing !
  • Leonor
    Finland Finland
    The location and the facilities are great. Very good to spend a few days with kids.

Hotel surroundings

Restaurants
1 restaurant on site

  • Restaurante Salinas
    • Cuisine
      Mediterranean • Portuguese • Local • International
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Dinner
    • Ambiance
      Family friendly • Traditional

Facilities of Vila Gale Albacora
Great facilities! Review score, 8.5

Most popular facilities
  • 3 swimming pools
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Bar
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bidet
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath
Bedroom
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Activities
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Live sport events (broadcast)
  • Live music/performance
  • Cooking class
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Themed dinner nights
    Additional charge
  • Bike tours
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Pub crawls
    Additional charge
  • Temporary art galleries
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Beach
  • Evening entertainment
  • Kids' club
  • Entertainment staff
  • Snorkelling
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Horse riding
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Diving
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Bowling
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Cycling
    Off-site
  • Hiking
    Off-site
  • Canoeing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Windsurfing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Billiards
    Additional charge
  • Children's playground
  • Games room
  • Fishing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
    Additional charge
  • Tennis court
    Additional chargeOff-site
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruits
    Additional charge
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kid meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Minibar
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not possible).
  • Street parking
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Accessible parking
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Luggage storage
  • Currency exchange
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment and family services
  • Kids' outdoor play equipment
  • Indoor play area
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Babysitting/child services
    Additional charge
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Business centre
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • Safety deposit box
General
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Wake-up service
  • Tile/marble floor
  • Heating
  • Soundproofing
  • Car hire
  • Chapel/shrine
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Accessibility
  • Emergency cord in bathroom
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
3 swimming pools
Pool 1 - indoorFree!
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Heated pool
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
Pool 2 - outdoorFree!
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Pool bar
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Sun umbrellas
Pool 3 - outdoor (kids)Free!
  • Open all year
  • Suitable for kids
  • Shallow end
  • Water slide
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Sun umbrellas
Wellness
  • Kids' pool
  • Fitness
  • Full body massage
  • Hand massage
  • Couples massage
  • Foot massage
  • Neck massage
  • Back massage
  • Spa/wellness packages
  • Spa lounge/relaxation area
  • Steam room
  • Spa facilities
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Water slide
  • Hammam
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Massage
    Additional charge
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

House rules
Vila Gale Albacora takes special requests - add in the next step!

Check-in
From 15:00 to 23:30
Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in
You'll need to let the property know in advance what time you'll arrive.
Check-out
From 08:00 to 12:00
Cancellation/ prepayment
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required option.
Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Extra bed upon request
Free
Cot upon request
Free
3 - 12 years
Extra bed upon request
Free

The number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction
There is no age requirement for check-in
Pets
Pets are not allowed.
Accepted payment methods
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The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

The access to the indoor pool for children under the age of 12 is allowed only on the time from 10:30 to 17:30 and accompanied by an adult.

Access to hot tub, sauna and Turkish bath is limited to persons aged over 16 years.

Please note that when booking more than 9 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Please note that for all reservations including dinner supplements, drinks are not included.

Please be advised that, due to coronavirus (COVID-19), some hotel services such as breakfast, lunch, dinner, gym and indoor pool must be booked in advance.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform Vila Gale Albacora in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

It is not possible to stay at this property for Coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

License number: 1047

FAQs about Vila Gale Albacora

  • The nearest beach is just 200 yards from Vila Gale Albacora. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Yes, Vila Gale Albacora is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Yes, there is a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Vila Gale Albacora on this page.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. Find out the details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Vila Gale Albacora is 1.4 miles from the centre of Tavira. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Guests staying at Vila Gale Albacora can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.1).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • American
    • Buffet

  • Check-in at Vila Gale Albacora is from 15:00, and check-out is until 12:00.

  • Vila Gale Albacora offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Spa and wellness centre
    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Fitness centre
    • Sauna
    • Massage
    • Hammam
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Children's playground
    • Billiards
    • Bowling
    • Games room
    • Snorkelling
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Tennis court
    • Canoeing
    • Windsurfing
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Evening entertainment
    • Kids' club
    • Spa lounge/relaxation area
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Bicycle rental
    • Bike tours
    • Hand massage
    • Live music/performance
    • Spa facilities
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Foot massage
    • Swimming Pool
    • Horse riding
    • Pub crawls
    • Entertainment staff
    • Beach
    • Steam room
    • Themed dinner nights
    • Back massage
    • Cooking class
    • Full body massage
    • Walking tours
    • Couples massage
    • Live sport events (broadcast)
    • Fitness
    • Spa/wellness packages
    • Neck massage

  • Vila Gale Albacora has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurante Salinas

  • Room options at Vila Gale Albacora include:

    • Twin
    • Suite

  • The prices at Vila Gale Albacora may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.