We have 3 small children and I must admit I was a little worried it would be a little too 'spa like' for the kids. But the children's pool with huge shallow area, tons of toys and the sandy area was perfect. The kids club is free, drop in, run by a lovely lady, for as little or as long as you like. The apartment was self catering but fully serviced daily by staff, and we still had access to room service, etc, so the best of both worlds. The apartment was fitted out beautifully, high spec and spacious. Staff were all helpful and friendly. We didn't get to use the spa or gym so can't comment but we had a really wonderful relaxing stay, we loved it!!
We were looking for a hotel with self catering accommodation and this hotel gave us everything. The apartment we stayed in was large, comfortable and well fitted out. It is close to the beaches and the pools were great for when our 18 month old son wasn't in the mood for the beach. Everything was clean and staff were very friendly and helpful.
Overall we had a lovely time at the Vila Gale. The hotel looks just as it does in the pictures. There is a nice beach a few minutes from the hotel and you can walk into Lagos town centre in about 15 minutes where there is also a Marina,
The pool is a nice size with plenty of sun loungers and parasols. We never struggled to find a spot and the hotel has a very strict policy on guests not reserving sunbeds. The hotel has a nice feel and is very stylish and clean. There is a separate children's play area and pool which has water slides.
The only downside we found was that the food was not very good. We were all inclusive so all meals were included. The selection was not very good and the food was not hot. We ate lunch at the poolside bar where the food was cooked to order and was served hot. This closed at about 6pm so only had the buffet after that. Breakfast wasn't too bad.
Although they advertise a kids club, parents have to stay with the children for the various activities throughout the day, so if you have little ones and want a couple of hours adult time this may not be the place for you.
The evening entertainment wasn't that great either and felt more focused towards the children.
Overall we did have a good time and we enjoyed our stay. We would recommend this hotel, but if we went back we probably wouldn't go all inclusive and eat out.
We had a lovely 5 days in Portugal and we were highly impressed with the hotel and especially the great service from all of the staff. The hotel was exceptionally clean and beautifully presented. The food was delicious and really good price. The facilities were great and the hotel had all you could need. The staff were always friendly and ready to help with any question, big or small. We would definitely recommend to stay here and we will be going back. The hotel was only a short walk to the lovely beach and lots of restaurants.
Traveller from Sussex
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Great apartment. Modern, spacious and clean. Kitchen is small but everything you would need is provided. Location is ideal for the main beach and the old town with both being a short 10-15min walk away. Despite the pool being busy every day we still managed to get sun loungers. We did not eat in the hotel restaurant as it was generally quiet but it was reasonably priced and looked nice. Would not hesitate to stay again.
We had a two bed apartment for two nights for me and my son and my parents. The room was very spacious with air conditioning in all rooms. The hotel staff were very helpful getting us a toaster and kettle when we asked as well as providing useful information about bus journeys into town and what good places to visit
Exactly what I was looking for, a 5 minute walk from train station ( no need for taxi !), 10-15 minuet walk to beaches and a 5-7 minuet to heart of town. The bus station was across the street so it was very easy to visit near by Sarges and Albufera. The breakfeast was wonderful, way above average.
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The region’s top resort, Lagos packs in history, character and wonderful beaches. The old centre, partly walled, features local shops next to fashionable restaurants and nightspots, favoured by independent travellers as well as package holidaymakers. The Algarve’s best museum, a gilded chapel, a sea fort and various monuments recall the town’s heyday. Its beaches range from a broad, long town beach to picture-postcard coves close by.
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