We just returned after staying 6 nights at Vila Gale Atlântico, 2 adults and 2 young kids.
This has been our 6th trip to Gale so we know the are fairly well . The hotel is located by a lovely sandy long beach , ideal for families with young kids like us.
Gale is a much quieter, nicer and dare me to say upper class area than the crowds found in Albufeira town, nice restaurants, beach bar and stunning clean beach , it really is a little gem . If you are looking for the cheap drinks, karaoke bars, late music bars etc then you must stay out of Gale as not for you, this is a quiet nice area.
Vila Gale Altlantico - we booked a sea view suite , hotel location is excellent just 5 minutes walking to beach and with our favourite supermarket Apolonia down the road ( you can get Portuguese take away food to hotel/pizza/sushi, the quality of the food is very good). There is also a number of restaurantes walking distance from hotel although a car is highly reccommended to one exploring the area.
Hotel—Reception: very beautiful decor, modern , luxurious feel . Check-in however very unimpressive, we were mostly just handled our keys, no information given so we had to return to Reception a number of times to ask for things . Also we felt staff a bit rigid.
Room : very spacious, very clean , lovely see views from second floor. Yes decor a bit outdated but didn’t bother us. Facilities: nice pools, indoor pool was cold , games room, jacuzzi . Would definitely return .