by Voyageurs154954 on Apr 16, 2015Hotel
Beautiful location and the hotel was great. The location was great and so were the amenities in and around the hotel. We were there for a holiday and
would go back in a heartbeat.
Nothing bad to say at all!
by Lynda G on Apr 17, 2015Hotel
Very good hotel, professional staff. Excellent breakfast and evening buffet. Good location, although a 10 minute+ walk to centre, so maybe not so good for people with limited mobility. Only negative when we visited was the 'low' energy saving lighting in rooms, all very Eco-friendly but not so good for people with poor eyesight. Will take a bright plug in lamp next time I visit so I can see to apply make-up!
by ClintonJ1 on Apr 06, 2015Hotel
We stayed at the Vila Gale as part of a British Airways package deal. Although we were booked into a twin room, an upgrade to a sea facing view was
an option at an additional cost of €15 per day and we opted for this. We booked with three to the room which was possible through the supply of a folding bed. The room was big enough to accommodate this.
The room came with a balcony, air conditioning and an en suite bathroom. A luggage stand was available for only one suitcase which was a pity because it meant that two of us had to make other arrangements with our suitcases. There are drawers in the room and a closet with hangars so you can fully unpack.
The towels are the typical continental size and other smaller towels and face cloths are also provided. The bath cum shower has good water pressure and there seemed to be plenty of water for all of us. counter space in the bathroom was at a premium though which made toiletry handling a challenge. Real glasses are provided as well as basic toiletries. Our bathroom also had a bidet as opposed to a robinet. The bathroom door is the sliding type which means that the odour and noise control is sub par but acceptable.
The beds are firm and comfortable with white cotton sheets in excellent condition and everything is clean. The pillows are a little odd with a medium continental and a regular pillow for each bed. blankets are available in the closet.
A mini bar fridge is available and is stocked with flat and sparkling water at a premium. A secure room safe is available but is activated with a code from reception and costs €2.50 per night to use.
We found the staff to be friendly but not always that knowledgeable, while their English is good, our portuguese is non existent and so there is always the risk of miscommunication.
We only ate at the hotel at breakfast time, opting for a bed and breakfast rate. The breakfast is lack lustre for vegetarians but has bacon, smoked sausages, cold cuts etc for the meat eaters. Bread and pastry lovers will find something too. Cereal, fruit and yoghurt is also available. The breakfast was what you would expect from a business hotel or holiday hotel catering to unimaginitive tastes. We had hoped there would be some local fare on offer like sardines, pickled fish or the like but unfortunately that wasn't provided. Breakfast can be had indoors or out on the patio. An on-demand espresso machine is available along with a vat of filter coffee and hot water and hot milk. Espumante is also on offer if you fancy an early morning pick me up.
Pool side was very nice with loungers and umbrellas and in the summer it is undoubtedly swarming with customers. Guide line discourages birds from also frequenting the pool but the usual pigeons and odd seagulls take advantage on occasions as do the swallows. The pool is private relative to the road and has few trees near it so there is plenty of opportunity to soak up the sun's rays.
Business events at the venue seem to be fairly common place and touring groups also use the hotel which can make things very busy. We noticed a lot of Spanish and Portuguese registered vehicles as well as a few French and British ones in the parking lot and heard a fair amount of Dutch and German in the hotel corridors so you're sure to find a good amount of diversity among the patrons.
WiFi was included but was a little random in usability, the worst times being in the evenings when the hotel was busy.
The hotel was fairly quiet though i did wake up to some odd construction like knocking noises one night and raucous guests another night.
The walk to the nearest bus stop, station, marina or down town cascais is an easy one on clean and safe roads.
by Gary B on Apr 01, 2015Hotel
Stayed here just before the Easter rush - the hotel was quiet so I can't comment on busier times.
I was staying with a friend and the twin room was large enough and very comfortable. Apparently rooms overlooking the sea have excellent views but we overlooked the car park at the front of the hotel.
Breakfast was self-serve and plentiful with fruits, cereals and cooked items (scrambled eggs etc). The bar at night was sociable with a good atmosphere - pool table was popular!
Staff were attentive and helpful.
The hotel is a 10min walk from the town centre with plentiful bars and restaurants. Price was £200 B&B for 2 people 3 nights, sharing a room.
Although wifi was advertised as free in communal areas I did get free wifi in my room.
by RyanbMary on Apr 06, 2015Hotel
Hotel is perfect for families - great location overlooking the sea - has an onsite playground and an outdoor pool. There is a beautiful park next to it which the
kids also loved. Staff were friendly - the could volunteer a bit more information about local sites and recommendations of things to do.
All in all - we stayed B&B and that was very good value.
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