Eco Hotel Vila Galé Albacora

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Indoor pool, outdoor pool
Indoor pool, outdoor pool
Indoor pool, outdoor pool
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Overview of Eco Hotel Vila Galé Albacora

Eco Hotel Vila Galé Albacora

4.0 star property

4.2/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
Quatro Aguas Antigo, Arraial Ferreira neto, Tavira, 8800901

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationIlha de Tavira Beach1 min drive
  • Popular LocationTavira Gran Plaza Shopping Mall5 min drive
  • Popular LocationNossa Senhora do Carmo Church6 min drive
  • AirportFaro (FAO-Faro Intl.)45 min drive

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About this area


Eco Hotel Vila Galé Albacora is located near the beach and in an area with good shopping. Tavira Living Science Center and Palacio da Galeria Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include Roman Bridge and Alvaro de Campos Municipal Library. Looking to get your feet wet? Scuba diving, waterskiing and windsurfing adventures can be found near the property.

What's nearby

  • Ilha de Tavira Beach - 1 min drive
  • Tavira Gran Plaza Shopping Mall - 5 min drive
  • Nossa Senhora do Carmo Church - 6 min drive
  • Roman Bridge - 7 min drive
  • Praca da Republica - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • Tavira Station - 9 min drive
  • Faro (FAO-Faro Intl.) - 45 min drive


  • El Torito - 5 min drive
  • Três Palmeiras - 6 min drive
  • Snack Bar Noel - 6 min drive
  • La Petite France - 6 min drive
  • Copos & Petiscos - 7 min drive

About this property

Eco Hotel Vila Galé Albacora

Family-friendly hotel with full-service spa and free breakfast
This smoke-free hotel features a full-service spa, a restaurant and an indoor pool. Free full breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, a health club and a bar/lounge. All 162 rooms offer free WiFi, 24-hour room service and LCD TVs. Other amenities available to guests include minibars, hairdryers and safes.
Eco Hotel Vila Galé Albacora offers 162 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and a safe. LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms.

Bathrooms include baths or showers, bidets and hairdryers. This Tavira hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

An indoor pool, an outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a health club and a sauna.

Guests aged under 16 years old are not allowed in the fitness facility or hot tub.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

SPA Health Club has 2 treatment rooms. Services include hot stone massages, facials, body wraps and body scrubs. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and hydrotherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub and a steam room.

The spa is open daily.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Portugal)


Contactless social distancing and check-out

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily 7:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • 18 holes of golf
  • Aerobics classes
  • Arcade/games room
  • Fitness centre
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Karaoke
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Sauna
  • Hot tub
  • Steam room

Family friendly

  • Arcade/games room
  • Children's games
  • Free children's club
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • 2 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facials
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Sauna
  • Spa open daily
  • Hot tub
  • Steam room


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Beach towels
  • Living plant wall
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets


  • Bath or shower
  • Bidet
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Towels


  • 32-inch LCD TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea filters (reusable)
  • Minibar


  • Eco-friendly cleaning products used
  • LED light bulbs
  • Phone
  • Recycling
  • Safe

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - 5:30 AM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between 13 October and 25 March.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • A facilities fee includes use of: fitness facilities

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
This property uses a grey water recycling system and eco-friendly cleaning products
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
Children under 12 years old have access to the indoor pool from 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM; adult supervision is required.

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the fitness facility or hot tub

Property is also known as

Albacora Hotel
Albacora Vila Galé
Hotel Albacora
Hotel Albacora Vila Galé
Eco Vila Gale Albacora Tavira
Hotel Vila Galé Albacora Tavira
Vila Albacora
Vila Galé Albacora
Vila Gale Albacora Hotel
Vila Galé Albacora Hotel
Vila Gale Albacora Tavira
Vila Galé Albacora Tavira
Eco Hotel Vila Galé Albacora Hotel
Eco Hotel Vila Galé Albacora Tavira
Eco Hotel Vila Galé Albacora Hotel Tavira

Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 138 out of 367 reviews
5 - Excellent 38%
Rating 4 - Good. 185 out of 367 reviews
4 - Good 50%
Rating 3 - Okay. 31 out of 367 reviews
3 - Okay 8%
Rating 2 - Poor. 11 out of 367 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 367 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Close to the beach and far from the city so it was quiet
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I very much enjoyed my stay at Vila Gale Albacora, the property grounds are wonderful, staff is friendly and food is good. I went with my 4 year old daughter, the facilities for kids are great and a big heads up to Sandra from Kids Club / entertainment who was very nice and proactive. Only 3 lower points I have to mention: Cleanliness of the room was not so good (ice cream stick on the floor, hair in the shower and on the ground), mosquitos! (although the Hotel can not control this) and, the hamburger I ordered at the pool bar was completely dry and hard like a stone (probably heated in the micro wave).
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2021

2/5 Poor

Travelled with family
Disliked: Staff & service
Not a 4-star hotel standard
Breakfast is good, but there is no variety, especially if you spend 7 days there, food is the same every day. Me and my family would leave our hotel rooms at 9 am, daily (giving plenty of time to clean our rooms) but we needed to phone reception 4x for our rooms to be cleaned. The hotel has a backside door that connects to the pier. However, this door is always open until 10pm, allowing other people (not guests) to go inside the hotel, walking through the corridors next to the rooms and use the swimming pool. If you plan to relax in this hotel, think twice. It's quite noisy due to the number of kids staying there (there is no maximum number of kids each family can bring to the hotel). Impossible to enjoy the hotel's swimming pool at 4pm (as me and my family don't like to sunbathe between midday and 4pm), there was never a parasol available for us. There were too many guests for the garden space and facilities. And, given current events, impossible to have a safe distance. The majority of the guests do not follow the rules while using the swimming pool: no showering before entering the pool and keeping their belongings the whole day on the chairs, making it unavailable for others to use them (when it is strictly prohibited to "reserve" a chair). We don't recommend and, unfortunately, we won't be coming back.
Stayed 8 nights in Jun 2021

4/5 Good

Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
The best location
First they put me into a room which was not cleaned from the former guests - which was gross and dangerous given the COVID situation. However, they have upgraded me into a room with a lovely view which I appreciated a lot. To me the location of the hotel was the best in Ria Formosa area - with the 3 min access to the beach via the hotel ferry - terrific! However, the hotel itself is old and outdated and does not justify the price level.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very nice hotel. The only issue was that had ants in our bathroom. Otherwise everything was very nice
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019