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Vila Gale Collection Palacio dos Arcos

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Launched in 2013, this boutique hotel was created from the spectacular Palácio dos Arcos, which was built in the late fifteenth century as accommodation for visiting royals. With a beautiful classical design, including walls adorned with local poetry, this flagship Vila Galé property is steeped in the wonder of its history, whilst boasting all the comforts and conveniences of a modern hotel.

How far is the nearest beach?

The hotel is 400m from Praia Velha beach.

Distance from Airport

The hotel is 20km from Lisbon Airport.


Each beautifully-decorated standard room features an en-suite bathroom, air conditioning, LCD cable TV, complimentary Wi-Fi access, safe and a balcony. Further in-room amenities include a telephone, minibar, hairdryer, bathrobe/slippers, pillow menu, shoe-polishing service and 24 hour room service. For an ultra-exclusive experience, you can also choose to upgrade to a premium room or luxurious suite.

Please note that five rooms/suites are located in the original palace building, and the remaining 71 are located in the property’s brand new accommodation wing.

Food & Drink

In the main restaurant, Inevitável, there’s a superb buffet and à la carte service on offer for breakfast (07:00-10:30), followed by à la carte lunch (12:30-14:30) and dinner (19:30-22:30). Light bites and beverages are also served at the Pool Bar (10:00-18:00, from April to September), along with a superb range of beverages at the Pessoa Lounge from 10:00-24:00. For wine connoisseurs, there’s even a dedicated wine club with regular tasting events on offer.

Sports & Entertainment

In the outdoor courtyard, you’ll find a sparkling swimming pool surrounded by a furnished sun terrace and elegant landscaped gardens. Further facilities include complimentary Wi-Fi access, a business centre, a chapel and a beautiful library.

For even more relaxation, you can also head to the sumptuous Satsanga Spa, which offers free access to a heated indoor pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, Turkish bath, experience shower and a gym, with a range of luxurious treatments also available for a local charge. Please note that children under 12 are only admitted from 10:30-17:30 with adult supervision, and that the sauna, Jacuzzi and Turkish bath are for ages 16+ only.


  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Gym
  • Hairdryer
  • Heated Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Internet Access
  • Jacuzzi
  • Landscaped Gardens
  • Laundry Service
  • Library
  • Minibar
  • Pool Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Romantic
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Sunbathing Terrace
  • Sunbeds
  • Swimming Pool
  • Telephone
  • Turkish Bath
  • Wifi

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