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Vila Gale Collection Alter Real

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Coudelaria De Alter - Tapada Do Arneiro, Alter do Chao 7440-152 Portugal
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#1 of 4 hotels in Alter do Chao
Vila Galé Collection Alter Real - Equestrian Resort, Conference & Spa is a hotel located in Alentejo, in Alter do Chão, within the Alter Stud Farm, the most ancient in the world. This 4-star unit features 77 rooms, two outdoor pools for adults and one for children, a Satsanga spa with a heated indoor pool, a “Inevitável” restaurant with regional cuisine, and a “Dressage” bar. It also has a library, two meeting rooms and an event hall. For more intimate occasions, it also has a fully restored traditional olive oil mill, with a typical wood-fired oven, and a wine shop, where the hotel often organizes regional wine and olive oil tastings. This boutique hotel in the Alentejo is inspired by the site's history, and it comes as no surprise that it is dedicated to the equestrian theme. Home to the Lusitano purebred horse, the Alter Stud Farm was created in 1748 by King D. John V and is deemed the oldest in the world to operate uninterruptedly in the same place. Here, you can take the opportunity to take a guided tour of the stud farm, but also experience riding a horse for the first time. Carriage driving, round pen horse ride lessons and horseback rides are also available, both for beginners and aficionados. Another suggestion not to be missed is a visit to the falconry house and its museum. Watch the flight of the falcons, try the “flying the bird to the glove” and be amazed by the magnificence of these animals. Set in the heart of the Tapada do Arneiro Estate, with about 800 hectares, Vila Galé Collection Alter Real is the right place to enjoy the richness of fauna and flora, indulging in the simplicity of nature tourism, ecotourism, and outdoor activities. Have a picnic in the countryside, sip a glass of wine at sunset or enjoy the evening by the outdoor fireplace on the coldest days.
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mvidal48 wrote a review Nov 2020
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Very good and friendly welcome. Some difficulties to arrive because the indications on the road. Perfect facilities and wonderful surroundings.Charming restaurant and perfect rooms. multitude of additional activities offered
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 21 Nov 2020
Dear Mr. Mvidal48, We would like to thank you for choosing the recently opened Vila Galé Collection Alter Real Hotel's. All the Staff Team of our hotel are very proud of the result of their work and the satisfaction of our customers, which further motivates us to continue to do our best to be "Always Close to You" and exceed your expectations wherever possible. We hope to receive you in the future in this or in other Vila Galé Hotel in Portugal or in Brazil. Kind Regards, Catarina Fonseca General Manager
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silviamcarrico wrote a review Sep 2020
Muscat, Oman20 contributions4 helpful votes
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The hotel is pleasant but it’s not immaculate clean..We had ants everyday of our stay,we were on a ground floor,not an excuse though. The breakfast is average,baked beans are not Heinz,no Vegetarian sausages, but a decent selection of stuff. Reception Manager Jose is your best bet if you actually need something to be done,extremely professional and gets stuff done ASAP. Overall service is slow Indoor pool is not as hot as you expect,but it’s a good size and it’s open. I would go back,but staying in a upper floor due to ants in lower floors. Stayed 4 nights
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your review and for taking the time to give us your opinion regarding your stay at the Vila Galé Collection Alter Real. Your opinion and suggestions are very important and help us to improve our service and standards. We hope to welcome you again in one of our Vila Galé Hotels on a future holiday. Kind regards Catarina Fonseca
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José A wrote a review Jul 2020
Santa Iria de Azoia, Portugal60 contributions45 helpful votes
We stayed for a day in this hotel and it was a very good experience. The room was very good, good areas and decoration. We were located near the pool, which was good for the kids. There are two different rooms areas, one near the main restaurant and other about 5 minutes walking from the reception, but with a pool for the kids. The staff was kind but it is notorious that they started now and it seems some lack of experience. The food was good in the breakfast and also dinner, the only thing that I complain is about the diversity of main dishes, which for a Vila Gale hotel, it could be better. Due the actual COVID19 situation, the response was good. In general, the hotel is very good, near Alter do Chão, with all the comodities to stay some days and have a good rest.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Dear Mr. José, We would like to thank you for choosing the recently opened Vila Galé Collection Alter Real Hotel's. We are glad with your kind notes regard our gastronomy. All the Staff Team of our hotel are very proud of the result of their work and the satisfaction of our customers, which further motivates us to continue to do our best to be "Always Close to You" and exceed your expectations wherever possible. We hope to receive you in the future in this or in other Vila Galé Hotel in Portugal or in Brazil. Kind Regards, Catarina Fonseca General Manager
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Justino_Cabecas wrote a review Jul 2020
Lisbon, Portugal73 contributions75 helpful votes
The hotel is newly opened at it is in a magnificent location right next to the Codelaria de Alter do Chão and in a historical building. The equestrian theme is all around. The rooms are spacious and with a nice view over the pool area and the courtyard. The food was a bit disappointing. There were missing the regional products and was more of a standard resort product. The staff needs more training and the service should be more organized to make it more efficient. The pool area is great. I would suggest also to invest in some more recreational areas and activities. The is a billiard table which is great but apart from that there isn't much more. It is a wonderful place to rest and relax for a few days. I recommend it and surely be back. The hotel has a great potential to explore and my hope is that the service will be up to par.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 19 Oct 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your review and for taking the time to give us your opinion regarding your stay at the Vila Galé Collection Alter Real. Your opinion and suggestions are very important and help us to improve our service and standards. We hope to welcome you again in one of our Vila Galé Hotels on a future holiday. Kind regards Catarina Fonseca
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PortugalAlentejoPortalegre DistrictAlter do Chao
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Frequently Asked Questions about Vila Galé Collection Alter Real
Which popular attractions are close to Vila Galé Collection Alter Real?
Nearby attractions include Castelo de Alter do Chao (3.6 km), Castelo de Alter Pedroso (6.7 km), and Museu Municipal de Alter do Chao (3.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Vila Galé Collection Alter Real?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Vila Galé Collection Alter Real?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Vila Galé Collection Alter Real?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Vila Galé Collection Alter Real?
Conveniently located restaurants include A Mercearia, Restaurante Páteo Real, and Snack-bar A Tertulia.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Vila Galé Collection Alter Real?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Vila Galé Collection Alter Real?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Villa Romana da Quinta do Piao (1.1 km) and Necropole Tardo Antiga de Alter do Chao (3.9 km).
Is Vila Galé Collection Alter Real accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.