Vila Gale Atlantico Hotel
- 48Km from FARO (FAO) Airport
- 0.30Km to beach
- 6Km to town centre
- Outdoor Pool
- Indoor Pool
- Free WiFi
- Low Deposit Options Available
- Interest FREE Payment Plans
The Algarve, whilst very popular with tourists, retains a rustic Atlantic charm with long stretches of sandy beaches, lush green golf courses and sleepy fishing villages. Albufeira ... Continue reading
The Algarve, whilst very popular with tourists, retains a rustic Atlantic charm with long stretches of sandy beaches, lush green golf courses and sleepy fishing villages. Albufeira is the area’s beating heart where you’ll find late night bars, clubs and restaurants. A short car-ride away is the Vila Gale Atlantico Hotel, a charming 4-star resort that will allow you to experience that side of things should you want to, as well as enjoying long and relaxing days of chilling by the pool, tucking into good food and walks on the beach.
The rooms here are pleasantly spacious, complete with cool stone floors, large, comfy beds and private terraces or balconies. Many enjoy sweeping views of the nearby Atlantic Ocean, whilst those on the North side gaze out over miles of green hills and golf courses. Should you be of the golfing persuasion, the friendly and welcoming staff at reception will be able to advise on the best spots for a round or two. There’s onsite tennis courts and a fitness centre should you want to let off some steam and work up a sweat.
Fabulous food and drink is served in the resort’s lovely restaurant, however Albufeira’s beautiful old town is home to several excellent local restaurants, serving up fresh fish aplenty. Wander the cobbled lanes and experience the old world fishing village vibe. The town’s ‘Strip’ is where to go if you want to hit the tiles for beers, cocktails and pumping music. Back at the ranch, the indoor pool and Jacuzzi ought to be just the treat for restoring you the next day.
The Algarve enjoys a good climate all year round, with cooler evenings between December and February, making it a great place for a sunny getaway just 2 hours from the UK. Make the Vila Gale Atlantico your destination with loveholidays.com.
- Bicycle rental
- Children's playground
- Fitness centre
- Games room
- Golf course (within 3 km)
- Hot tub/jacuzzi
- Indoor pool
- Tennis court
- 24hr Reception
- Car hire
- Gift shop
- Meeting/banquet facilities
- Outdoor pool
- Room service
- Air conditioning
- Facilities for disabled guests
- Family rooms
- Free WiFi
- Shops (on site)
- Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner, Buffet, Main Restaurant, Daily.
- Snacks, Daily: 10:30 - 18:00.
- Afternoon Tea, Daily: 15:00 - 17:00.
- Ice Cream, Daily: 12:00 - 17:00.
- Locally produced Alcohol, Soft drinks; Beer; Wine; Spirits; Mineral water; Tea; Coffee.
The Vila Gale Atlantico Hotel features well appointed comfortably decorated rooms fully equipped with full bathroom, hairdryer, satellite/cable tv, radio, kitchenette, in room safe, air conditioning, direct dial telephone, internet (extra charge), writing desk/dressing table. Extra bedding, linen, towels, infant cots and ironing facility available on request. All guestrooms enjoy a furnished balcony/terrace offering views of the surrounding area.
Portugal enjoys some of the finest stretches of beach in Europe and those in the Algarve are hard to beat. Most enjoy golden sands, cafes, toilet and changing facilities and all are to a high standard of safety. Make the most of your stay and explore some fabulous beaches. Ask the staff at reception for their local knowledge and advice.
24 hour reception, currency exchange, safety deposit box (reception), housekeeping, baby sitting service (on request), dry cleaning/laundry service, parking, Internet facilities (public areas free of charge), newsstand/kiosk, disabled friendly, wheelchair access, medical assistance (on request), tourist information service/desk, 24hr room service.
Please note that smoking is not allowed in the rooms and all public areas of the hotel.
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A busy trading port in ancient times, Albufeira declined into a poor fishing town in the 18th century, having been swamped by tidal waves and burnt out by civil war. But since the 1960s the tide has turned again and this central Algarve enclave is once more awash with prosperity, thanks to a tourist boom.
Albufeira, Portugal's most popular holiday resort, has been described as a stretch of 'holiday-land suburbia', spreading from the old town both east and west along the coast, its sandy coves and golden beaches drawing an assorted crowd from retired couples to wild teens, and plenty of families with young children. Satellite resort developments provide every imaginable type and grade of accommodation.
Everyone finds something to enjoy in this sprawling, low-rise holiday destination, which retains its old world charm in narrow alleyways behind the new hip and happening "Strip". The Strip, to the east of town, runs from the Montechoro Hotel down to the Praia da Oura, lined with dozens of cafés, restaurants and bars that keep pumping from breakfast time to the small hours. On the long stretch of beach below Albufeira's central square, accessed through a tunnel, craggy fishermen mend their nets, unperturbed by the languishing topless sunbathers around them.
While the chief holiday attraction of Albufeira is its 23 or so enchanting beaches, most protected by ochre-tinted cliffs, there are some interesting sightseeing possibilities too, like the new Virtual Archaeological Museum, the Municipal Art Gallery and a small museum showcasing Ming ceramics. Those who venture inland will find a tranquil green countryside to explore, redolent with almond, fig, orange and pine trees, where little villages stand timelessly in the sun.
While on holiday in Albufeira, relaxing on the golden beaches and in the warm, clear water is enough to content most vacationers, with about 23 beaches (some with Blue Flag status) in the area along a 19-mile (30km) stretch of coastline. Watersports of all sorts are on offer at the main beaches, from sailing and windsurfing to jet skiing. Golfers can try out the neat nine-hole Pine Cliffs course about three miles (5km) east of Albufeira at the Sheraton Algarve.
Those with children will spend fun times at Zoo Marine in Guia, just a few miles away, with water slides, swimming pools, dolphin shows and an aquarium. Just wandering around the intriguing old town centre is a pleasant way to pass a day. Look out for interesting local landmarks like the Clock Tower at Rua Bernardino de Sousa, and the 18th century Parish Church on the Rua da Igreja Nova, built on the site of an earlier one that collapsed in the earthquake of 1755.
One of the few buildings that survived that quake is the Old Inn on Rua Henrique Calado. Also fascinating is the Xorino Cave, which served as shelter for fugitive Moors during the Christian conquest of the town in ancient times. There is also an archaeological museum in Albufeira and several art galleries worth visiting while on holiday.
Like everywhere in Portugal, seafood is the speciality of the house in most of the dozens of restaurants in and around Albufeira. The catch of the day is guaranteed to be fresh in this traditional fishing town, particularly in the eateries clustered at Fisherman's Beach, below the main town square. Specialities to seek out are sardines, flounder and bass, lobster and prawns. A true local dish is Caldeirada, a stew made up of several types of fish, cooked up with potatoes, peppers and parsley. Steamed clams, cuttlefish cooked in their ink and octopus salad are other indigenous culinary adventures. The local wine is a worthy accompaniment. Some recommended restaurants in Albufeira are Dom Carlos at the top of Old Town, popular steakhouse Restaurante Cerro Grande, fun and vibey Johnny Hooper's Saxophone Bistro, or The English Kitchen for traditional British food.
After a day in the sun most holidaymakers enjoy sipping a drink at one of Albufeira's many outdoor cafés, watching the world go by, before adjourning to one of the lively bars that surround the town square or line The Strip. Bars keep hopping until three or four in the morning, but those who want to dance the night away can keep going until sunrise at one of the nightclubs or discotheques that are ten a penny in the town. Some of the more popular clubs and bars are Capitulo V, Kiss and Sir Harry's.
From seafront kiosks full of fun-in-the-sun odds and ends to a full on shopping mall experience, Albufeira can keep most shoppers reaching for their wallets with a tantalising array of merchandise. The town's main shopping plaza is the Modelo Centre in Rua de Municipio, north of downtown. Not far away is the lively Algarve Shopping Complex in Guia, where brand name shoes and clothes are on offer in a high street mall type complex, along with restaurants, an English-language cinema and bowling alley. Those seeking genuine local souvenirs should look out for mats made from rush or cornhusks in the villages of Almeijoafras and Monte Novo, woven baskets, woodcarvings and some glazed terracotta ceramics. These are to be found in numerous independent shops in the town centre as well as local markets.
During the height of summer Albufeira is a favoured holiday destination for young singles, and it can become a bit rowdy at night.
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Hotel address : Praia da Gale Apartado 108, Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal, 8200-995
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Hi. How far away in walking distance is the famous strip/ Also, is there a shuttle service available to get to it if too far for walking? Thanks 1 Answer
Albufeira is 6km/10 minute drive from the hotel. There is a bus stop nearby however the hotel does not run a free shuttle service.
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