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Vila Gale Fortaleza

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Just had 1 extra night here and it was a pleasant one. The hotel is quite big and quite busy however once youre in your room its quite quiet. The view we had was not great was just of the adjacent hotel wall. One really bad point about this hotel was that my room didnt have Brazilian sockets.. only European, and I chose to leave my European adaptor at home in Lisbon! The pool area wasnt crowded but got a little crowded towards the evening time. Didnt eat in the hotel for my time there so I cant comment on the food. Really close to the beach and I think the beach bar directly across the road belongs to the hotel, so if youre inclusive you can have food and drinks there too. Seen some other reviews about the rooms looking old, so theyre not super modern but all I really needed was a comfy bed and working shower!! Definitely sees itself as a luxury hotel, and it was better than the previous hotel I stayed in for a week before. Would return - travelled in January 2017.

I stayed here for a medical convention. It is located by the beach and a 15 minute drive to Ceara Convention Center. The hotel has a rustic appeal, accommodations are simple, but large and clean. The hotel has a beach club right in front with amenities to make your day at the beach more comfortable. Breakfast was good enough with lots of fruits and different kinds of bread. There is not much options for dinner nearby and since I was not in a mood to take a taxi to go somewhere else I decided to use the hotel buffet. Every night they had a thematic dinner in order to avoid being repetitive. I had the Portuguese night and the seafood night. Overall the food was very good, especially the cod fish and the duck rice - two very Portuguese specialties. I knew when I made the reservation what to expect and the hotel fit my expectations. However, Vila Gale Fortaleza is not a high end resort, but a touristic hotel with 3.5 star services/accommodation; comfortable and clean.

This is one of the most terrible Resort all inclusive I ever have been. First of all, the rooms are old, which would be ok if the rest were good, but just not. The food is horrible, really mean terrible. Believe when you see comments saying is almost impossible to eat, because is really true. The most difficult thing to do is eat! The flavor is disgusting in all aspects, and I have a lot of considerations regarding the cleaning. Specially in the restaurants close to the swimming pool. Don't to the special restaurant, it is even worst. Wine an sparkling wine pretty bad too. Very expensive for basic stuff. Get way from this place! To be fair, the beach in front is very nice, but nobody serves you there!

I'm sitting here at the hotel almost crying. The hotel is ok (typical Brazilian 5 stars, nothing special, most 70's buildings, but ok). The food is ok. Typical Brazilian style: buffet or coma por quilo. The internet comes and goes... but that's ok. But what really drives me to write this review is the beach. It is unbelievable how dirty the beach is. Full of plastic straws, beer tops, plastic bags and plastic bottles, let alone cigarette filters. Those things go directly to the sea animals! Aren't we trying to leave a better place for our children? Where did all the climate change awareness speeches go? As you can see in the pictures, this is simply unbelievable! I stayed almost an hour cleaning the beach that is full of waste bins! Close the hotel if you cannot maintain a clean and environmentally friendly place. Where are the authorities? Am I the only one guest shocked? I'm in room 1014 until tomorrow 10/11/2016

This hotel is very very old, and the facilities show it. The rooms are in terrible condition, specially for a hotel that is considered to be "5 stars". The showers don't really work, have mold and calcium build up, are rusted - over not very clean. The safe in the rooms don't have lock mechanism, the pool water is dirty - not a great hotel stay at all.

I spent 7 nights at this hotel and have a nice stay. The hotel has nice accomodations, altough for its size, it gets a little bit noise, even after hours, because of its layout, where the pool area are in the center and most of the rooms face it. Its is well located at the Futuro Beach, it is relativelly calm, even on week ends.

Spent 7 nights there and had a nice and quiet stay while in this hotel. All staff was attentive and polite. Rooms were clean and big with a nice balcony. Food and drinks were good but a bit overpriced. Location was good if you would lie to stay away from city center.

After an emergency landing with IBERIA they allocated us in this excellent hotel. They were able to receive 260 person at once and even feed us all at night. The staff is amazingly well prepared and they took the role Iberia should have played (Iberia was not only not represented but also not answering the claims). Staff is everything even if the hotel is a good one.

Great food , nice rooms , slow internet Long time wait for check in on high season . The amenities are good and work fine but Some of them don't work on Sundays. The location is fine but it's a ways of downtown

Let me start off by saying that my husband and I were only here for a few hours... we were staying at Vila Gale Cumbuco ( different review on here for that hotel) and we flew to Rio but had to stay here one night before we returned to states. The stay here was free thank god but let me start off with the good: the front staff at the desk as well as all of the employees were very very friendly and mind you it was in the wee hours of the morning we dealt with them. The hotel itself looked to be okay... Now, the room itself was not so great. We had a view of nothing, the bathroom was falling apart, the shower was gross and the water in the room was not free. It was okay for what we needed it for. (to sleep a few hours before the airport) but there is no way I would choose to stay here. Now, that being said perhaps this room was given to us because the management knew we were only staying a few hours, so perhaps we got the worst room of the place. Who knows... but the beach was across the street and like I said the workers were all very friendly.

Av. Dioguinho, 4189, Praia do Futuro Fortaleza CE

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located in Praia do Futuro II, Vila Gale Fortaleza is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from RioMar Shopping Mall and within a 5-minute drive of Praia do Futuro. This 300-room, 4-star hotel has 2 outdoor pools along with a full-service spa and 2 restaurants. It's on the beach and also close to Ceara Convention Center and Sabiaguaba Beach.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast. Enjoy dining at Dunas, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


Rooms

Vila Gale Fortaleza's 300 rooms are air-conditioned and provide minibars, safes, and phones. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Desks are also standard.


Property features

Guests of Vila Gale Fortaleza have access to a full-service spa, 2 outdoor pools, and a children's pool. Valet parking is available for BRL 25 per night. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with luggage storage, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a health club, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

58.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1904 reviews