Hotel Vila Gale Lagos, Lagos Portugal
★ ★ ★ ★
A stylish and modern establishment with sweeping views over the flat surroundings towards the sea. Attracts many discerning guests and young couples who prefer a swish well arranged modern establishment, away from the hubbub of the resort centre.
The pool facilities and spa are particularly well appointed with a pool somewhat larger than expected. The modern, minimalist decor and furnishing create a distinct feeling of space and light throughout all the communal areas.
A modern low rise building with rooms either looking across the pool towards the sea or to the mountains in the N. The grey and beige-coloured building is a little sterile in appearance but the slim lines and lack of extraneous detail appeals to many.
The airy protruding balconies blend in well with the building’s construction and most overlook the impressive pool area.
Property type: Hotel
Balcony/Terrace: Some rooms
Built Year: 2009
The bright and modern interior is an example of neo classical minimalism with swish black, red and white sofas, low tables and tall windows along the massive lobby lounge with its long and welcoming reception.
The bar is monopolised by bright scarlet lamps and tall square bar stools. Similar lighting applies in the main restaurant with gently curving seating and a mix of black and beige-coloured seating.
The wide and flat grounds are monopolised by the impressive oversized pool with its mini piers offering a calm and relaxing venue for sunbathing. The lawns and many pathways are well maintained and the general feeling of the grounds creates a distinctly upmarket flavour.
A path leads out and across a narrow road towards the dunes and beach beyond. A well arranged a la carte restaurant overlooks the pool and a well equipped spa facility offers a wide range of treatments.
Area Type: Situated 2km to the E of the resort centre, on flat and open land, overlooking the Meia beach area. There is very little around in the immediate vicinity and most guests prefer to hire a car for sightseeing and venturing into the resort centre, although parking there can be troublesome. The nearest shops and bars are from 1.5km away with the best selection of restaurants within the old town walls.
Nearest beach: 300m (Meia)
- Beach bar
- Main Bar
- All-buffet restaurant
- Snack Bar
- Freeform (120 yds)
- Children’s pool/section (20 yds)
- Public facilities
- Children’s daytime entertainment
- Children’s playground
- Evening entertainment
- Fitness room/gym
- Indoor covered pool
- Indoor games
- Internet terminal(s)
- Tennis courts
- Turkish Baths/Steam Room
- WiFi Access
- In-room facilities
- Air conditioning
- Room(s) for disabled
- TV (English language)