The Hotel Vila Gale Tavira is housed in a modern, three-storey hotel set in the city centre, one block from the River Gilão and six kilometres from the nearest golf course. The Praia de Tavira beach, two kilometres from the hotel and accessible by ferry, offers water sports, restaurants, and a clothing-optional section. Faro Airport is 25 kilometres away, with an approximate driving time of 40 minutes.
The Hotel Vila Gale is constructed around a central courtyard that features a swimming pool and children's pool, surrounded by palm trees, lawns, and lounge chairs. Access to the onsite health club is available for a daily fee. The health club includes a heated pool under a domed ceiling, a spa tub, a steam room, and a fitness centre equipped with a universal gym, cardio machines, and free weights. Massage services are available. A complimentary kids' club with games and play areas is open all year round.
The hotel activities and entertainment staff provides year-round group activities and presents shows in the Ali Ba Bar, which also offers television, snooker and pool tables, darts, and Friday-night karaoke. The Aladino dining room serves buffet breakfast and dinner all year round, with lunch buffets in winter. The adjacent Aladino Grill offers an a la carte dinner menu of grilled seafood and meat, with lunch available in summer.
The hotel offers discounts at several nearby area golf courses, including the nearest, Benamor, which is six kilometres away. Guests can take the complimentary shuttle bus to a companion hotel, Vila Galé Albacora, four kilometres away, and explore the surrounding park of Ria Formosa.
Further amentities include street parking (free), garage parking (surcharge), and free WiFi.
The 268 air-conditioned guestrooms at Hotel Vila Gale extend to furnished balconies and feature terracotta-tiled floors with rugs, cream walls, and dark blue furniture. All are equipped with free WiFi, cable television, minibars, and safes, and include tiled bathrooms with baths, hair dryers, and complimentary toiletries.