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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..
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.
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.
Pleasant room, excellent buffet food both breakfast and dinner, lots of comfortable seating around outside pool
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.
Buffet food and evening entertainment.
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!
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.
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.
Very friendly and sympathic staff. Location of the hotel. The ants in the room.
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.
very quiet,convenient,pools,beach ,buffet food
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.
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!
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.
The beautiful view. nothing
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 views from the balcony are stunning the breakfasts are very good and the town of Altura and beach are very nice.
The room was excellent
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.
good view, food, nice personal cleaning in bathroom wasn't good enough
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.
the view of the ocean from the rooms and the private walkway to the beach
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
Nice atmosphere and relaxing
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
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 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.
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 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.
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.
very noisy room!
No nonsense service - local to town centre Prices for drinks and snacks seemed a little high
Staff very friendly and hotel spotless Noise from adjoining room,poor insulation
Well situated,clean and tidy Hotel was noisy at times
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
Very pleasant and child-proof space, well equiped kitchenette, both swimming pools are excellent Bathroom ventilation is insufficient
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.
The quietness Distance from the beach
good parking, free internet,quality of the food. the cleaning, staff (blond girl) at breakfast.
Only for 1 night so too short to provide proper feedback
The hotel is in a beautiful setting and was quietly luxurious. The staff were very friendly and helpful.
a pleasant, relaxing, peaceful stay lack of tv channels in English, other than the news
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).
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.
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.
Location Beds were TERRIBLE!
Very friendly,ideally placed hotel. Extremely helpful staff, clean and tidy and very good value.
The location, the helpfulness and friendliness of the staff. Liked everything.
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 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.
The hospitality, welcome, friendliness of staff and the location
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).
Goog clean well equiped appartment, nice site friendly staff
Excellent apartments. Big,clean rooms nice area great swimming pool. Shopping, bars, restaurant in walking distance. Amaizing beach in Tavria. Great deal !
Excellent service by staff. Good location and facilities.
The gardens. Quiet surroundings. Couldn't sleep very well. Very noisy room. I could hear my "neighbours" in the toilet, people speaking in the next room, doors closing.... The black-out didn't cover the window completely. Breakfast service was poor. Anyone can get in the hotel even during the night time as there is absolutely no control.
Vila Monte was amazing. The resort has only 50 rooms but what makes it fabulous is that these rooms are spread over 3 well distanced buildings and it also has 3 pools so you hardly see anyone else. Its very tranquil and relaxing. Hard beds!
position, staff brilliant, quiet. i would not hesitate to recomment to friends. we could not find any faults.
Resturant hearing pepole in the nexst room thin walls
Charming resort, with attentive, yet discreet staff. Room was very spacious and comfortable, and felt like a home away from home. Nothing.
We were only staying over night having attended an external function, so we didn't explore the facilities. However the breakfast was excellent, the rooms of a very good standard.The setting is lovely. Everything was very satisfactory
it is a beautiful place, with enough activities to fill a nice long weekend without the need to leave the gorgeous grounds! and very baby friendly. need to improve service and menu at pool bar. being told upon arrival that the only restaurant at lunch is the pool bar, then being told at the bar that there was a 1 hour wait for a table - while there were bar stools and 10 empty tables - was ridiculous. we were, however, sent to a very nice restaurant in town with much better food than at the bar - so maybe skip the pool bar altogether.
Stunning grounds, very quiet and exclusive. Excellent service. Let's just say the meals were not cheap. Especially for Portugal. Only english channels on tv were news and kids cartoons. Not very much on offer on room service menu, and only available at limited times.
Very nice surroundings. Classy look. Good rooms. Really nice personnel. In the room: poor TV, poor TV chanel selection.
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
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.
Great appartments and great value for money Absolutely nothing.
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.
The grounds were beautiful and well cared for. None
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.
Fabulous setting. Good clean self-catering facilities. On-site amenities excellent.
a lot of space, nice gardens, friendly people, nice swimming pool
all hotel facilities available, but yet the rooms/apartments are like a private holiday house.
The surrounding greenery Small swimming pool, very noisy at night, poor insulation, insufficient bedlinnen, too many cars/parking problem
close to a long sandy beach, where we could walk for hours
Hotel adjacent to beautiful beach. Very tranquil surroundings In my opinion it does not justify its 4 Star Rating it needs refurbishing.
Fantastic location, very helpful staff wonderful stay would return No
Good, quiet location, spacious rooms, excellent meals The website map location for this hotel is completely wrong/unfathomable.
Everything particulary the staff.