Vila Galé Cerro Alagoa

Albufeira, Portugal

1 K reviews
Very good city hotel. Close to the beach and the city center. Fantastic service. Great pool.
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  • Wi-Fi
  • Garage & Parking
  • Restaurant
  • 24h Service
  • TV
  • Fitness
  • Room
    • Central Heating
    • Radio
    • Safe
    • Internet Access
    • Air conditioning (individually regulated)
    • Double Bed
    • Bathroom
    • Wheelchair access
    • Shower
    • Hairdryer
    • Direct dial telephone
    • Minibar
    • Bathtub
    • Satellite/cable TV
    • Air conditioning (centrally regulated)
    • Balcony/Terrace
  • Facility
    • Playground
    • Hotel Room Safe
    • Kids Club
    • 24-hour check-in
    • Restaurant(s) with a smoking section
    • WLAN access
    • Game room
    • Bar(s)
    • Room Service
    • TV Room
    • Pub(s)
    • Bicycle Hire
    • Elevators
    • Restaurant(s) with air conditioning
    • Laundry Service
    • Restaurant(s) with non-smoking area
    • Foyer
    • Medical Assistance
    • Newspaper stand
    • Restaurant(s) with high-chairs
    • Air conditioning
    • Conference Room
    • Public Internet Access
  • Food
    • Special Diet
    • Breakfast Served
    • Half Board
    • Evening Buffet
    • à la carte Dinner
    • Breakfast Buffet
    • All inclusive
    • Children's Pool
    • Lounge Chairs
    • Jacuzzi
    • Outdoor Pool(s)
    • Aerobics
    • Entertainment Program
    • Aqua aerobics
    • Swimming Pool
    • Steam bath
    • Sauna
    • Tennis
    • Pool bar
    • Children's Entertainment
    • Billiards/Snooker
    • Darts
    • Sun terrace
    • Indoor Pool
    • Number of Pools
    • Massage
    • Heated Pool(s)
    • Beach Umbrellas
    • Golf
Rua do Munícipio, Lote 26 8200-916 Albufeira
0.4 mi to downtown


This modern luxury hotel is ideally situated in the tourist centre of Albufeira, just one road from the beach. The nearest fine sandy beach and the lively town centre, which offers scores of shopping and entertainment venues, are within 500 m of the hotel. Faro airport is approximately 35 km away.


This hotel was built in 1990. The establishment offers travellers a total of 310 rooms. At the accommodation, guests are welcomed at the reception area with 24-hour reception and a 24-hour check-in/check-out service. The upper floors of the hotel can be accessed by lift. Amenities include a safe. Wireless internet access is available to travellers in the public areas. Among the culinary options available at the establishment are a restaurant, a dining area, a bar and a pub. The grounds of the accommodation feature a playground and an attractive garden. Additional features at the hotel include a newspaper stand, a TV room and a playroom. Guests arriving by car can leave their vehicles in the garage or in the car park. Available services and facilities include medical assistance, room service and a laundry service. Active guests can make use of the bicycle hire service to explore the surrounding area.


Each of the rooms is appointed with air conditioning, central heating, a kitchen and a bathroom. Most rooms feature a balcony with a view for guests' enjoyment. A double bed ensures a good night's sleep. Cots are available for younger travellers. A safe and a minibar are also available. Guests will also find a mini fridge included as standard. Other features include a telephone, a TV, a radio and WiFi (no extra charge). Rooms suitable for wheelchair access are bookable. The bathrooms have a shower and a bathtub. A hairdryer can also be found in each of the bathrooms. Bathrooms with wheelchair access can also be booked. The establishment offers non-smoking rooms.


A refreshing dip in the indoor or outdoor pool is an enjoyable way to cool down on hot days. The sun loungers and parasols on the sun terrace offer a great place to unwind. The hot tub is the perfect place to relax. The poolside bar serves a selection of refreshing drinks. Tennis and golf are available to active guests. Water sports enthusiasts are offered aquafit. The accommodation offers a wide range of indoor sporting activities, for example a gym and aerobics, or for a fee, billiards and darts. A spa, a sauna, a steam bath, a hammam and massage treatments are among the wellness options offered. For an additional fee, a beauty salon is also available. A varied entertainment programme is offered for adults and children to ensure that guests have an enjoyable stay.


Catering options available at the hotel include bed and breakfast, half board, full board and all-inclusive. Guests can choose to book options such as breakfast, lunch or dinner. Staff are also happy to provide special dietary cuisine. The establishment also offers snacks. Options include alcohol-free drinks and alcoholic beverages.


The following credit cards are accepted at the accommodation: American Express, VISA, Diners Club, JCB and MasterCard.


  • Location
    "Great location"

    Nightlife excellent. Picturesque old town. Cake shop next door.

    "Great location." "Near city centre with nearby beaches, restaurants, bars, and shopping." "Fairly accessible by car with easy parking."

  • Breakfast
    "Tasty breakfast"

    Buffet breakfast excellent. Amazing breakfast spread. Lovely breakfast selection.

    "Tasty breakfast."

  • Pool
    "Great pool"

    Lovely indoor pool. Pool area immaculate. Superb pool.

    "Clean pool area."

  • Wellness Area
    "Great wellness & sports facilities"

    Beautiful spa. Great gym facilities. Nice sauna.

    "Great fitness area, sauna and wellness."

  • Service
    "Fantastic service"

    Fabulous staff. Fantastic welcome. Maid service excellent.

    "Friendly, acceptably professional service." "Complaints about housekeeping and reception." "Recreation staff could be nicer."

  • Cleanliness
    "Quite clean"

    Clean towels. Dirty lamps. Clean rooms.

    "Rooms and pool area moderately clean but bathrooms are poorly cleaned." "Moderately clean hotel facilities."

  • Amenities
    "Ordinary amenities"

    Private sun terrace. Large hallway. Good sized lifts.

    "Average hotel building." "Hotel grounds not rated highly, with outdated facilities."

  • Food
    "Food is all right"

    Delicious cakes. Sandwich menu available. Buffet great.

    "Guests complain about the dining, with a poor menu and high prices." "Great snacks, side dishes and fruits and desserts." "Pork dishes are not good."

  • Comfort

    Private sun terrace. Noisy road. Good sized balcony.

    "Rooms are big and moderately comfortable." "Noisy rooms, small bathrooms, uncomfortable beds, and inadequate A/C."

  • Room
    "Room is all right"

    Plenty of wardrobe space. Had to pay for pool towels. Hairdryer did not work.

    "Decent balconies and reasonably clean rooms." "Room maintenance is lacking, as are beds, kitchenettes and furnishings." "Spacious but old rooms, great views, and insufficient A/C." "Small rooms and poorly cleaned bathrooms." "Shower can be a problem."

  • Value for money
    "Fairly good value for money"

    Had to pay for pool towels. Overpriced for 1 night. Including pool area.

    "Fairly good value for money." "Food is a bit overpriced."

  • Vibe
    "Vibe is not too good"

    No atmosphere. Plain room. Dated rooms.

    "Atmosphere not particularly friendly, giving poor vibes." "Hotel could use some updating." "Hotel is relatively stylish." "Good choice for a city trip." "Awesome for families."

  • WiFi
    "Complaints about WiFi"

    "Wifi quality could be improved."

  • Bar and Beverages
    "Bar could improve"

    Beer was flat. Very basic vodka.

    "Bar could improve."