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Vila Galé Albacora is a 4-star resort, set in a rehabilitated tuna fishing camp among 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 center, 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 in particular 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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Room Type
Number of guests
 
1 full bed
or
2 twin beds
1 full bed
and
1 sofa bed
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Sustainability certification

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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

  • Alexandru
    Portugal Portugal
    Breakfast and dinner were excellent. The staff was helpful and nice. The location was just amazing (like in fairy tale). So, overall was a fantastic stay!
  • Raquel
    Portugal Portugal
    First time I stayed in Albacora I was probably 8y old 22years ago . And today the hotel remains the same , well preserved and maintained . The outside areas are outstanding
  • Natasha
    Ireland Ireland
    The staff were amazing! Super friendly and attentive throughout the resort, the entertainment staff are fantastic - Noah still misses his "amigos". The rooms are clean and comfortable. Dining at the hotel was a delightful experience with diverse...

Hotel area info

Restaurants
1 Restaurant On Site

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

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

Most popular amenities
  • 3 swimming pools
  • Free parking
  • Free Wifi
  • Spa
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Bar
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bidet
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
Bedroom
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Activities
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Live sports events (broadcast)
  • Live music/Performance
  • Cooking class
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Themed dinners
    Additional charge
  • Bike tours
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Bar crawls
    Additional charge
  • Temporary art galleries
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Beach
  • Evening entertainment
  • Kids' club
  • Entertainment staff
  • Snorkeling
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Horseback 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
  • Pool table
    Additional charge
  • Playground
  • Game room
  • Fishing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    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
  • Fruit
    Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (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 available on site (reservation is not possible).
  • Street parking
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Baggage storage
  • Currency exchange
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Outdoor play equipment for kids
  • 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 center
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • Safe
General
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Wake-up service
  • Tile/Marble floor
  • Heating
  • Soundproof
  • Car rental
  • Chapel/Shrine
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Accessibility
  • Bathroom emergency cord
  • 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
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
Pool 2 – outdoorFree!
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Pool bar
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
Pool 3 – outdoor (kids)Free!
  • Open all year
  • Suitable for kids
  • Shallow end
  • Waterslide
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
Spa
  • 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
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Waterslide
  • Turkish/Steam Bath
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Massage
    Additional charge
  • Spa
  • Fitness center
  • 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 ID and credit card at check-in.
You need to let the property know what time you'll be arriving in advance.
Check-out
From 08:00 to 12:00
Cancellation/ prepayment
Cancelation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Enter your stay dates and check the conditions of your selected option.
Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

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

Crib and extra bed policies

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

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction
There's no age requirement for check-in
Pets
Pets are not allowed.
Accepted payment methods
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The fine print
Must-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 people 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 ID 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 of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

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

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

It's not possible to stay at this property for coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

License number: 1047

FAQs about Vila Gale Albacora

  • Room options at Vila Gale Albacora include:

    • Twin
    • Suite

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

  • The prices at Vila Gale Albacora may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

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

  • Check-in at Vila Gale Albacora is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

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

    • Spa
    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Fitness center
    • Sauna
    • Massage
    • Turkish/Steam Bath
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Playground
    • Pool table
    • Bowling
    • Game room
    • Snorkeling
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Tennis court
    • Canoeing
    • Windsurfing
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • 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
    • Horseback riding
    • Bar crawls
    • Entertainment staff
    • Beach
    • Steam room
    • Themed dinners
    • Back massage
    • Cooking class
    • Full-body massage
    • Walking tours
    • Couples' massage
    • Live sports events (broadcast)
    • Fitness
    • Spa/Wellness packages
    • Neck massage

  • The nearest beach is 650 feet from Vila Gale Albacora. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

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

  • Vila Gale Albacora has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurante Salinas

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

  • 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