My wife and I stayed for a few days whilst visiting relatives in Tavira and really enjoyed the hotel's location. It is close enough to the town to be convenient by car, yet far enough out of town to be a somewhat quieter and more relaxing environment.
If you need the internet, the wifi is free in reception and the reception staff can supply a code to access it. If you purchase a coupon for internet access in the room, be sure to check the validity carefully though as the "24 hour" access passes they gave me varied between 5 to 63 hours validity in reality when I checked the expiration time and date printed on them.
Be aware as well, if you have any valuables you'd like to secure in the room, although the hotel supply a small safe in the wardrobe you have to rent the lock and key from reception.
Although the staff are really very friendly and pleasant, they are often overwhelmed by guests and it can be quite an exercise in patience whilst waiting if you need anything.
The meals were very nice and breakfast was very pleasant indeed. The only thing which I would have liked is if the egg station could cook more than just pancakes - I really fancied the idea of an omelette in the morning and this was not possible.
Overall though, a lovely place to relax and to base yourself while exploring the local area.
Phil from Qatar
Situated in the historic town centre of Coimbra with an outstanding view over the River Mondego the Vila Gale Coimbra Hotel …More
It was an idyllic relaxing holiday with a lovely pool set in the middle of a vineyard. The hotel staff were helpful and spoke excellent english. The dinner and wine selection was great. The old convent building is much better than the photos. Highly recommended. There a charming historic museums, roman ruins and historic town centres nearby.
COIMBRA HAD FEW CHOICES OF HOTELS AVAILABLE...AND THIS HOTEL WAS WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE (20 MINUTES) TO THE UNIVERSITY AND THE " OLD CITY" ... IT ALSO PROVIDED FREE PARKING...AND FREE INTERNET....IF I HAD SEVERAL CHOICES I WOULD LOK FOR A DIFFERENT HOTEL...
This was one of the most enjoyabkle experiences I've ever had. I've stayed at 5 star hotels all over Europe and the US from NYC to San Francisco and this was the most delightful of all my travels. The service was outstanding and I had the best Sea Bass I ever tasted, and that includes the top resteraunts in NYC. The wines were delicious and inexpensive. I will be back within a year and I shared my experiences wirh all my co-workers. A most delightful experience to say the least.
This hotel is modern, clean, and comfortable, with a professional, friendly staff. It is at the end of the road and a short walk to the beach. Sunsets are beautiful. The breakfast was good, and parking easy. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.
Mary from Moses Lake, WA
Conveniently located in the countryside around Figueira da Foz, within a few steps of the Praia de Quiaios beach, the …More
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