Residing in the grounds and buildings of a former traditional Portuguese tuna fishing village, the Vila Gale Albacora has been completely restored and transformed in to an idyllic seaside hotel. This unique property is set in Ria Formosa Nature Reserve amidst meandering connecting paths ways, mature green and scented gardens, where the village chapel continues to serve, devotedly still holding mass. The area once used to dry fishing nets now hosts a large, inviting swimming pool and the Town Hall has been given a new lease of life as the hotels games room. Families and couples seeking a tranquil holiday in a delightful coastal spot close to the resort of Tavira will take pleasure in the comfort and relaxing setting of this charming hotel.
Location & Resort
Set in a remote location, 4km from the center of Tavira, shops, bars and restaurants. There is a small beach just step’s away from the hotel grounds with a large 8km expanse of beach reached by boat just across the inlet. A courtesy shuttle bus operates several times a day to the resort centre. Due to the hotels location and proximity to the salt flats this hotel is ideal for bird watching.
Eating & Drinking
Restaurant. Bar. The all-inclusive package consists of breakfast, lunch and dinner served buffet style in the main restaurant. Snacks are available at selected times between meals for a minimum of 3 hours per day. Local wine, beer, spirits and non-alcoholic drinks are available for a minimum of 12 hours per day.
Activities & Entertainment (Please note, some features may be payable locally.)
There is an Ecotourism and Nautical Activities Centre, Diving Centre PADI, a weekly entertainment program, pool table ate the Bar, Hotel-run kids club (4-12yrs), TV room, WiFi (local charge), chapel, museum and Spa (local charge) with indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna, Turkish bath, Roman spa, contrast shower, treatments, massages and gym.
Large freeform outdoor swimming pool, with children’s section and sun beds.
Accommodation (Please note, some features may be payable locally.)
Twin rooms sleep up to 3 people in twin beds and camp bed and have full bathroom, air-conditioning, minibar, hairdryer, safe and satellite TV. Twin rooms with river views and Single rooms are also available.
Rooms: 162. Floors: 1/2. 8 buildings. No lifts. Transfer time: 30 minutes. Official rating: 4 star. Please note: some facilities may incur a local charge. Child age: up to 12yrs