Vila Gale Albacora Hotel

  • 32Km from Faro (FAO) Airport
  • 1Km to beach
  • 4Km to town centre
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Free WiFi
  • Low Deposit Options Available
  • Interest FREE Payment Plans
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The Vila Gale Albacora Hotel enjoys a fabulously unique location on the site of a former tuna Fish market in the protected area of Ria Formosa Natural Park on the Algarve. The low ... Continue reading

The Vila Gale Albacora Hotel enjoys a fabulously unique location on the site of a former tuna Fish market in the protected area of Ria Formosa Natural Park on the Algarve. The low rise hotel sits amidst a lush landscaped garden on a large plot affording guests views of Tavira Island and the Park. Guests will enjoy the unusual route to the resort centre and beach via the hotel's own ferryboat. Offering fabulous value for money a great range of services and facilities the Vila Gale Albacora is the ideal choice for holidaymakers looking for a relaxing, slower pace of holiday in a warm friendly environment. Treat yourself and spend wisely by making your next holiday booking to the Algarve at the Vila Gale Albacora Hotel, Tavira. The hotel is 32kms from Faro International Airport.

Please note that smoking is not allowed in the rooms and all public areas of the hotel.

Activities

  • Bicycle rental
  • Billiards
  • Children's playground
  • Cycling
  • Fitness centre
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
  • Hammam
  • Hiking
  • Hot tub/jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Spa and wellness centre

Other facilities

  • 24-hour Reception
  • Car hire
  • Currency exchange
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Garden
  • Laundry
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Terrace

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Chapel/shrine
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Family rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Newspapers
  • Non smoking rooms

Accommodation

Room facilities

The Vila Gale Albacora Hotel features 162 well appointed comfortably decorated guestrooms fully equipped with full bathroom, hairdryer, direct dial telephone, satellite/cable tv, radio, in room safe, mini bar, room service. Extra bedding, linen, towels, ironing facility and infant cots available on request. All guest rooms enjoy a furnished balcony/terrace offering views of hotel grounds and surrounding areas.

Other Information

For serious golfers, holiday golfers and anyone in between will enjoy golf on the Algarve. With some of the finest golf courses in the world only a short drive away from the hotel including Benamor, Castro Marim, Quinta da Ria, Quinta de Cima, The Old Course, Vila Sol to name but a few. Do not pass up the chance to play a round or two!

24 hour reception, currency exchange, safety deposit box (reception), dry cleaning/laundry facility/service, parking, wheelchair access, disabled friendly, housekeeping, internet access, 24 hr room service, wake up call service, air conditioned public spaces, newsstand/kiosk, baby sitting service, medical assistance (on request).

Price Overview

The prices shown below show the cheapest holiday offers for the Vila Gale Albacora Hotel in Tavira. Please use the price links to see all holiday deals available for that month.

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Payment Options

Payment options accepted:

We do not charge a fee to our customers who use debit cards, but credit cards do incur a fee of 2.5% of the payment value.

To make booking a holiday at Vila Gale Albacora Hotel in Tavira easier for you, we provide a range of different payment options. To find out if you can book Vila Gale Albacora Hotel with a low deposit holiday option, please click the "Price and Availability" button above.

The holiday resort destination of Tavira, to the east of Faro in the south-east corner of Portugal, is one of the most photogenic towns along the Algarve coast, sporting white-washed houses topped with decorative chimneys and pyramid shaped Roman-tiled roofs, set among orange, fig and almond trees. The charming town, on the Gilao River, dates back to around 2,000 BC, and also boasts a Moorish Castle, with some splendid views from the ramparts.

There are some attractive churches (37 of them to be exact) to see on holiday in Tavira, including the Church of the Misericordia with a beautiful Renaissance door and carved high altar. Not many of the buildings pre-date the devastating earthquake of 1755, which destroyed much of the Algarve, but the town was painstakingly rebuilt with many fine 18th century buildings.

Tavira flanks both banks of the river, which are linked by a Roman bridge. Along the coast and on an island opposite the town (reached by ferry) are some beautiful isolated sandy beaches, well worth visiting while on holiday in the area.

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Hunt for seashells on a Tavira Island holiday, and enjoy a variety of watersports, explore the quaint town itself, or play golf at the nearby Benamor Course. It is a good idea to hire a car and explore into Spain to the East (Tavira is close to the border) and along the rest of the Algarve to the West.

Restaurants

Like most of the holiday resort towns on the Algarve, Tavira is a food-lovers haven, especially for those who enjoy seafood. There are numerous restaurants along the quayside and riverbank, serving excellent cuisine at reasonable prices. Recommendations for shellfish and fish dishes are Nora Velha, Marisqueira 4 Aguas, Portas do Mar and O Pátio. Alternatively, Vela 2 and Micromania are popular with locals.

Nightlife

There are bars and cafés aplenty in Tavira, though the town is not famous for its nightlife. Docas, near the central market, has number of lively bars. Arco Bar mixes up some great cocktails, or for a more chilled out evening The Poet, in the middle of town, always attracts a good crowd. Patrick's is popular with expats, and UBI is a sleek bar located in a former tuna factory.

Shopping

Tavira is well equipped with utilitarian supermarkets for self-caterers on holiday, and many souvenir shops selling cork items, lace, embroidered goods and shell art. There is an upmarket handcraft shopping centre called "Old Market" for discerning shoppers. The town has a fresh produce market daily.

Essential Information

Time Zone

Plug Type

Voltage 220V 50Hz
Language: Portuguese,
Currency: Euro (€)
€1 = £0.81

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