Staff were OK, we had no hassles at all with any of them.
Food was OK, cooked breakfast but not to our taste (German sausages and very very greasy bacon !) but eggs beans toms and mushrooms etc were available, we had toast, cereals and loads of fresh fruit which was delicious. Tea and Coffee ere readily available.
Entertainment was very limited, if you want archery, ball games, darts etc then dont come here, all there was was a guy on a organ at night and occasionally a pool side aeroboics class, thats it, buty to e honest we wanted a quite time and thats what we got.
Would not vist this hotel again not becuase it wasnt nice but would try to find one nearer beach as even though its only 10 mins, when its hot its not nice lugging your beach stuff up hill through narrow cobled and mostly pot hole filled streets.
Travel operator: First Choice
Even the in door pool had restriction on using it (had to by a cap) you couldnt use the gym or sauna without charge.
Make sure your up early to get a good sunbed towles start going on at around 7.30
Breakfast was ok but limited choice and got very boring for 2 weeks
If you havnt stayed in A 4* hotel before you will more than likely like it but if you have stayed in good 4* hotels you will see the difference
Travel operator: Travel Republic
10 minute walk downhill to older part of town,20 min walk to the strip.
(3 euro's for adult day ticket to ride resort train all day, if you wanted to flit between old town & strip).
Staff when needed were helpful, polite & friendly.
Evevning entertainment low key.
Travel operator: travel republic
We have been to resort before but not to hotel Vila Gale Cerro Alagoa. We found the hotel to be completely to our satisfaction, and most shops open over the Christmas period but would advise travellers to book a restaurant for New Years Eve as everywhere is very busy.
The weather was excellent, we are both in 60s age bracket.
Special mention for the staff at hotel who were most pleasant and helpful.
Travel operator: holidayroomsdirect
Try to get a even numbered room as they are at the back of the hotel and overlook the pool, gardens and sea, odd is at the noisier side the front.
The road train stops outside the hotel 3 euros all day travel, great for getting around the old town is a 10 min walk and the strip is about 15/20 mins.
Hotel has the Dog & Duck bar nice for a late night drink although the entertainment was a little iffy
I would certainly reccomend this hotel you will not be dissapointed
Travel operator: direct hols
The hotel is a nice 4 star and fairly large with marble everywhere and a nice reception area.
My room had two twin beds with a nice bathroom and a balcony with a view towards the sea/old town.
The hotel breakfast is a typical one with everything you could need but they all have greasy bacon and frankfurter type sausages which I dont like, fried eggs were cooked whilst you waited with plenty of toast / jam / yoghurt / fruit / cheese / ham / rolls etc.
I arrived at 11am and they advised the room wouldn't be ready till 2pm (as usual) and they locked my suitcase in a storage area whilst I wandered around and at the end of my stay I vacated the room by 12 and again they locked my suitcase away until my taxi arrived at 4pm.
Nice pool area with an outdoor bar and grass sunbed area, an indoor bar downstairs by the pool with evening entertainment although I didn't use it for that. All in all the hotel was a very nice place.
The roadtrain stops right outside the hotel as one of its 3 stops around Albufeira and is good value at
Travel operator: Expedia
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