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The resort is located in one of the few unspoiled areas of the Algarve, in an environment protected area, far from the main centers. The access to the beach is direct, although the hotel beach is on the ria and not in the sea. One shall cross the ria during the low tide. The sea beach is one of the best kept secrets of Algarve: almost desert, sandy, long, and with warm waters. The resort is a German ‘island’ in the Algarve, as it is conceived specifically for these clients. However, it is very family friendly and pleasant hotel.
The situation n ear the town centre and general atmosphere of the hotel. Decor is fresh and bright with plenty of light. The beds are very uncomfortable. Mattrsses are very hard and pillows are lumpy-not good for the many people..
We thought it was an excellently appointed hotel, well situated to walk to the town centre or visit the local area. Staff were first class. The breakfast was excellent, as good as we´ve had in any hotel anywhere. Not so sure about the dinner though.
Excellent location; quiet area, Very enjoyable and beautiful hotel. Large room, very comfortable and well decorated with a touch of Moorish styling. This was my third visit - each visit was just too short. I would have loved to stay much longer.
Buffet food and evening entertainment.
good standard hotel good breakfast with fair sized bedroom and bathroom. close to centre of pleasent town. bed was a little unconfortable for my own liking.
Pleasant room, excellent buffet food both breakfast and dinner, lots of comfortable seating around outside pool
The breakfast was excellent and staff fantastic.
the town and area were excellant. the hote had a good location and was clean. unaccomodating staff
Cleanliness, good breakfast, good facilities -- esp. indoor pool. Remember to take your swimming caps!
good view, food, nice personal cleaning in bathroom wasn't good enough
the view of the ocean from the rooms and the private walkway to the beach
Spacious rooms with great sea view. Hotel has a good location close to the beach. Nice, small village. Beds were too hard. Air conditioner's outdoor unit on balcony made the balcony a very hot place.
The beautiful view. nothing
The beach is excellent. The breakfast was always cold and covered in flies. The beds were rock hard. The hotel is very isolated so we had to hire a car.Altura is a ghost town with only 3 restaurants.
Too isolated the village is dead. If you stay rent a car and drive to Albufeira, but it's better you stay closer to Faro and drive from there as there are plenty better choices for the money. Internet fees are absurd 2 Euro for 30 minutes 20 Euro for 24 hours
The fabulous view, the nice swimming pool, the good general conditions and the location (Altura). Excellent access to a beautiful beach. The spa was very good but quite expensive.
The room was excellent
Good hotel, friendly staff, and very good food for a holiday hotel of this sort with set meals Some niggles, door to balcony did not shut, mini bar not cold and phone did not work. They need some preventative maintenance
The views from the balcony are stunning the breakfasts are very good and the town of Altura and beach are very nice.
I booked because usually there is a private boat to take you out to the beach.A Unique selling point for this hotel. It was out of service. a bus service was laid on but took ages and we still had to wait at public jetty for public ferry to access main beach. Hotel guests had to pay extra charge for use of indoor pool. This was not explained to us. Our room became infested with ants on second night.
We have stayed at Vila Gale Albacora several times before - it is a lovely hotel, perfect location and you really feel like you can get away from it all there and have a truely relaxing time.
Very friendly and sympathic staff. Location of the hotel. The ants in the room.
The swimming pool is great. The ambience is very nice. It is very quiet at night. (1) Difficulty finding the hotel - a good detailed map should be published because the hotel is in a remote location from town along small roads. (2) Had to wait several hours (until 5pm) for the room to be ready.
The ants nests in the room, the staff sprayed those they could see but it was ineffective, they need to destroy the nests. Offensive smells from the sewage tanks which were too close to our and nearby rooms.
very quiet,convenient,pools,beach ,buffet food
We have stayed at this hotel on a number of occasions over the last few years. The location/views from the river view rooms are beautiful. When we first stayed at the hotel the boat trip to the beach was free it is now 2.20 euros return pp - and the boat takes you to a part of the beach that has only 1 snack bar and 1 set of sun loungers/shades etc.. the cost of hiring these facilites are far too expensive and the snack bar prices were a complete rip off - very greedy!
The hotel is a former tuna factory which gives the buildings a nice historic touch. The hotel area, buildings and pool are great and the landscape surrounding the hotel is amazing. The rooms could have been more comfortable and more soundproof.
relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff and walking distance to town centre
A comfortable apartment which was well mantained and within easy reach of the beach. Nothing
4 star hotel at a 2 star price. Excellent facilities throughout. Very spacious and practical kitchenette facilities including mini fridge and countertop stove. Large modern w/c . Ceramic tile throughout entire apartment unit. Good variety in breakfast. Centrally located and short walk from a beautiful and clean beach. Excellent value for the money Kitchenette had only 1 pot to cook. no problem, as we didn't cook in often.
the kitchen was too close to the bedroom area, a small room but it was not required anyway
Rooms were spacious and clean. Helpful reception. Noise from bins being emptied early in the morning. (Had a room at the back of the hotel)
Good central location
- Room was large and spacious - Balcony was large and had a nice view - Pool was large enough to swim laps - Breakfast was satiisfying and provided various options - Hotel Staff very friendly - Website did not inform of fact that the safe was on a pay per night basis.
Clean, Staff very helpful. Plenty of choice at breakfast. Hotel ideally situated in quiet location not very far from beach. This was my third stay! The coffee at breakfast!!
Good location to shops and beach. Very friendly maids and hotel staff. Some old paint work in bathroom.
all was good, however it would be desirable to have access to a "non smoking room" for a future stay. see above
Very tranquil.The pool area was good for relaxation after golf or a days siteseeing . Covenient location for the town centre restaurants etc. A bit formal
The building is interesting, stylishly modernised and well located. The staff were friendly and attentive. There is a good pool and a gated car park.
Central location within the city. The swimming pool, when we arrived, was very cloudy and dirty due to what seemed a filtration problem. We did report the problem to the hotel but we were unable to use it during our stay which was very disappointing.
Nice atmosphere and relaxing
this was a luxury stay in authentic impressive understated premises and fantastically located for when you wanted to step out of this chilled oasis and wander the streets.
Central location and good initial reception. Parking was easy. Splendid, delicious breakfast. Lovely outdoor pool. Twin room, wasn't offered a double. Internet connection was difficult to obtain and when available, couldn't access any web site. Air conditioning was too cold, so had to turn it off. Window in the bedroom wouldn't open. The lock around the bedroom door was damaged and suggested that someone had tried a forced entry at some point.
Quality of staff ,service and location. lack of drawer space
The staff is outstanding, the place is fantastic, great value for money, breakfast buffet (included in the price) is perfect, beds and sheets are very comfortable, good TV choice, room is well insulated, we highly recommend it We find the restaurant (a la carte) expensive if compared with restaurants in the area / the room lacks an electrical outlet for the laptop besides the internet outlet
It was very relaxing in the most wonderful building The only complaint was the price of drinks
The sense of calm and luxury. The room layout and view over the trees (Room No. 3). The orthopaedic kingsize bed, crisp sheets and pillows. The cuisine (a bit expensive) and the wonderful Arabian night with authentic music and dancing. The Pool area is very exposed and windy and the 'garden' looks unfinished and needs landscaping and care. Too much air-conditioning which wasn't needed.
We have stayed at this hotel before and this time found that it appears to be under new ownership, It was not as upmarket as before.
There was building work going on in the room above our room which I reported but it continued the next day, I asked for a reduced rate and they saidthat could only be done through you .
Very large hotel in an excellent beach front position. Large comfortable bedrooms
Good location. Friendly and helpful staff. Good housekeeping services. Modern entrance, reception area and bar. Nice large balcony and lovely seaview. Rooms are old fashioned and need to be modernised. Hotel does not deserve 4* rating, more like a good 3*.Poor choice at breakfast. Hotel is not located on the beach as per description and photo on website but across the road. The pool area is not attractive and not enough umbrellas to go round, some of them broken. We spent our time on the beach which is fabulous.
Cenral to facilities of Monte Gordo
Proximity to nearby towns/cities. Size of rooms. Very bad odour from drains in my bathroom which was at times unbearable and sometimes I could get this smell in the corridor directly outside my room. I complained twice to no avail. No supervision at the pool. Difficult to enjoy swim in pool due to unsupervised behaviour by other users. Music also too loud at pool which made it difficult if you wanted to relax and read or talk. Breakfast choice not very varied. No hotel directory in room telling you how to use its facilities including phones/tv/AC in room. No "Do not disturb" signs in room.
Location of the hotel, very close to the beach and also close to village centre
Location of hotel is excellent. Since we only stayed for one night and arrived fairly late, the hotel's facilities were not used. We had two junior suites booked and were upgraded to full one bedroom suites. We were very disappointed with the cleanliness in the rooms. Also, some of the furniture was badly stained and no-one felt like sitting on anything. The carpeting in the hallway on the 3rd floor was also very badly stained. The hotel seems to cater to many families which would explain the stains and heavier wear.
Convenience to local fascilities Having to pay for an enclosed car park
friendly reception staff, secure car parking facilities breakfast time was very busy, buffet was not filled up so a shortage of some items
Excellent amenities including free wi-fi for booking the reservation thru Booking.com Paying for parking
Best night sleep Comfy beds
The spacious room with balcony and the fact it was only a short walk from both shops and beach.
Ideal position as was intending visiting V.R.S Antonio and also Ayamonte in Spain. Rooms were very spacious and we had a lovely seaview Restaurant staff not very attentive during evening meal. Price of room was expensive compared to other hotels with similar facilities.
I thought the decor in the hotel was very unique and unusual and the staff were extremely friendly and helpful Perhaps the lack of a spa
Close to beach area, secure parking, good food & service hard bed, small pillows--no extras
The economy rooms do have windows of very small size.
The quietness Distance from the beach
The hotel is in a beautiful setting and was quietly luxurious. The staff were very friendly and helpful.
Only for 1 night so too short to provide proper feedback
Fine relaxing rest! Pleasant design, spacious rooms, compact kitchen with bosch technics. a place - remarkable, in pine wood. The hotel location is one of the most beautiful places in Algarve. Is absent accessible wi-fi. Connection to the Internet only by means of a cable.
a pleasant, relaxing, peaceful stay lack of tv channels in English, other than the news
good parking, free internet,quality of the food. the cleaning, staff (blond girl) at breakfast.
Very pleasant and child-proof space, well equiped kitchenette, both swimming pools are excellent Bathroom ventilation is insufficient
Could not believe the size of apartments, fantastic for family or large groups and not living ontop of each other. Everything needed, high standard of cleanliness and perfect position. Breakfast was fine but evening meals need upgrading.
Very good breakfast My room had a strong scent of smoke, which is highly unpleasant. Plus, there was no blanket on the wardrobe, and it could have been very useful, since it's winter.
very good position for beech,shop's,bar;s & restaurants the only thing i can say is that there is a lot of road noise from early morrning till late afternoon, maybe better glassing might help,but like all things it could be expensive to replace,pool sunbeds are a little dated and a lot are slightley damaged but usable,
The room was very large, and the bathroom was enormous. It was a grea value for my 2 friends and I. It also was about a block away from the beach. Also the next morning we had a lovely breakfast with hard boiled eggs, bacon, cheese, and baguettes. Quaint, but nice! No complaints!
Basic accommodation but very clean and a very comfortable No safe in the room but we were lucky to get a safe box in reception
The apartment was roomy and located close to the beach and shopping, restaurants, etc. Beware, if you like to sleep at night. The parties in the nearby bars begin about 11 pm. Sounds of kareoke, singing, laughter, shouting, continued until the break of day. Also, we thought it would be nice to have an apartment to make coffee of fix breakfast, but this was not possible. There is not a coffee pot or stove, but they did have a small hot plate. Plan accordingly.
the hotel was in a very good location the hotel was extremley basic, more like residential apartments. It was not worthy of a 3 star.
Apartment was very comfy and very good value for money Wasn't in long enough to answer this question
Localization Illumination is poor
the price and the room.
Very friendly,ideally placed hotel. Extremely helpful staff, clean and tidy and very good value.
Location Beds were TERRIBLE!
The location, the helpfulness and friendliness of the staff. Liked everything.
Proximity to the centre of town, clean rooms and helpful staff NOt applicable
Our room was simple but very clean. Comfortable bed, shower good, and we were given the room we looked for as we stayed there before Reception while pleasant impacts very little on the hotel. They do not seem very interested in their guests as people. Breakfast was very basic, we bought our own muesli, the croissant were not good , but hey! this is a very good value hotel.
The hotel has a good location and is quiet. The staff were very friendly and helpful. the facilities were adequate bearing in mind the tariff. We would stay again if we were in the Tevira area.
Good location (in the summer the ferry to the beach right outside the hotel). Breakfast ok in relation to the room price. Hotel's restaurant caused some noise in the evening (we had a room facing the street).
Very friendly and helpful hotel staff. Clean, quiet double room overlooking back street, with balcony table, chairs and morning sun to enjoy free Wifi. Great view from roof terrace.
The hospitality, welcome, friendliness of staff and the location
On paper, this seemed like an ideal place to stay. Listed as a 3-star establishment, it was on the boardwalk in Tavira, Portugal. We had reserved a double room. Much to our surprise, the double room consisted of 2-cots pushed together. While I do understand that "some" double rooms in Europe consist of 2 twin beds, these cots were extremely uncomfortable.
staff grate nice and pecefull i would have liked some entertament on a night
a piscina era maravilhosa. a comida muito boa. o hotel muito espaçoso e sossegado nesta altura do ano.
The staff were friendly and the hotel was clean. But overall clean and tidy for what we paid was not too bad. The hotel would benefit from a complete make over feeling a bit tired looking a bit drab and the food was not very adventurous and not very good. The hotel staff were good and very pleasant and the rooms had hot water and were cleaned to a high standard. But generally the hotel is in need of refurbishment.
Close to beach, use of pool, friendly staff, all facilities close by, clean
Friendly staff and a quiet room
The hotel is nearby the beach and just away from the main tourist area. The hotel needs some heavy refurbished. The food is basic.
Leaving Everythink.Food.Rooms. Lack off English TV.Pool ( Needed to be Cleaned)Sports Equipment ( Lack off it ) Lighting On Landing.Smell From BathRoom.And Lots More
It was close to the beach. Very limited parking, and dark and not the cleanest facilities but to be expected given the low prices.
Food was terribles for all inclusive the dinning room was like they were feeding starving people no class what so ever. Rooms old style loud and air units were a joke. location good and thank god for that. food was terrible for all inclusive. The dinning room was like they were feeding starving people. No class whats so ever. if you want a heart attack eat there. Outside my room was the bins and each morning at 5am they were collected it was so so loud went on for 30 mins. air conditioning unit did not work. . Not happy
It had a large under used swimming pool and sun terrace but not much else to recommend it It felt very 1970s-breakfast was poor, there was no parking, we had to drive arou d the streets looking for somewhere to park. Overall we felt it was very expensive for the quality it offered.
Goog clean well equiped appartment, nice site friendly staff
Fresh and clean room. Very narrow double bed for two grown up people. Pool area was busy with small children most of the time.
Great, big spacious apartments with fully functional kitchen. Big lounge room and dining table, bathroom was great. A great place to stay with a supermarket at the entrance for self catering. Pool ws lovely and clean and the grounds were really nice. The bar at the entrance we were told was also one of the best in town. It's a bit of a walk from town and there are not too many options to get there unless you have a car. We managed walking though since the weather was good. There are lots of mosquito's around this place, make sure you take spray and repellent.
The apartment was well presented and very clean. Genorous living space and had a balcony for eating out on which was nice. The flyscreens on the windows were a good touch. Hotel staff very helpful even when we turned up in the middle of the night. On site free parking is available. Excellent midi-supermarket within 100m walk or so. In peak season when we were there (late August) it was very hot at night and although the windows do have flyscreens on which were essential, the nearby road (evening racetrack at times) and bar are quite noisy and so would definitely benefit from Air Conditioning or even an electric fan. I would say it's also necessary to have a car if you want to stay here as it's not right in the thick of the nearby town of Tavira (it's not far, but a short drive in my view).
Excellent apartments. Big,clean rooms nice area great swimming pool. Shopping, bars, restaurant in walking distance. Amaizing beach in Tavria. Great deal !
No nonsense service - local to town centre Prices for drinks and snacks seemed a little high
Well situated,clean and tidy Hotel was noisy at times
Staff very friendly and hotel spotless Noise from adjoining room,poor insulation
very noisy room!
the quality of the staff was very good the room cleaning left a lot to be desired, not enough toilet paper and the cleaner left paper on the floor the whole time we were there
Nice beach although it would need to be cleaned up. The resort is a nice hub to spend your vacation IF you have a car and a renovated apartment well located in the complex. Personnel is helping and friendly. We stayed there a few days but we were away all the time except early in the morning and late in the evening. Tavira is a nice city and there is shopping center.I would recommend this place if you have a car (and intend to use it!) and know what to expect but I would reconsider my choice if you look for a fine resort where to stay for all your vacation. Infrastructures (very limited) should be developped and apartments should be massively renovated. Numerous dead trees should be replaced. Massive pidgeons army (and the dirt that goes with it...) on a dead palm tree near the flat entrance. Pool is quite small. Little train to the Barril beach doesn't conform to schedules: service stopped one day at 4 PM without any notice to people at the beach. That means you wait there for nothing and then you've just got to walk back... Beds do not respond to reasonable criteria and blanckets are way to used.
Great appartments and great value for money Absolutely nothing.
all hotel facilities available, but yet the rooms/apartments are like a private holiday house.
a lot of space, nice gardens, friendly people, nice swimming pool
The surrounding greenery Small swimming pool, very noisy at night, poor insulation, insufficient bedlinnen, too many cars/parking problem
Fabulous setting. Good clean self-catering facilities. On-site amenities excellent.
The grounds were beautiful and well cared for. None
We enjoyed the silence and the nature but maybe because we were there in October. The green part of this park is very good taken care of. The cleaningladies hardly cleaned.
we enjoyed the place because it was quiet and it had a bit of everything you could need the apartment where we stayed was old and it show
Easy access to the beach. Space for children to play safely. Quiet nights. Well kept gardens. Choice of restaurants and comfortable areas to sit outside. Good bed linen, towels and tea towels. Maid service. Reasonably well appointed kitchen. Good hotwater system. The lack of a kettle and tea cups too small.