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Hotel Eco Resort Angra Hotel Hotel 5 star
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Est. Ver. Benedito Adelino, 8413 Angra Dos Reis Brazil Angra dos Reis, Brazil -
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Amy Adejokun Section editor

Voted the best resort for children in the whole of Brazil, the Vila Gale Eco Resort Angra is a fully equipped establishment with an all-inclusive package. Its never-ending list of facilities includes a baby-club, mini-club, spa, ultra modern fitness centre, nightclub, and numerous sports facilities, all of which are set in the midst of a green landscapes overlooking Angra Dos Reis bay. It is a place with something for the whole family.

This hotel review is a translation from the French published on our French site Easyvoyage.com.

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      Eco Resort Angra Hotel   -   © Carlos Rodrigues / EASYVOYAGE

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      Eco Resort Angra Hotel   -   © Carlos Rodrigues / EASYVOYAGE

       
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    Location 4.26 /10

    The establishment is located at the foot of luxuriant, forest-covered mountains overlooking Angra Dos Reis bay, just over 4 mi from the town of Angra, and some 93 mi southwest of Rio. Allow two and a half hours for transfers to and from the airport.

    Accommodation 8.45 /10

    The guest rooms are spacious (30m²) and have tiled floors. There are 2 pretty pictures adorning the walls and the facilities include a flat screen satellite television, a digital code safe (free), individual air conditioning, a minibar fridge with complimentary bottles of water and soft drinks, a direct phone line, and free Wifi and ADSL wired Internet access. Outside, they have a large balcony looking over either the garden or the sea, and furnished with a round glass table and 2 chairs. The bedroom itself is furnished with a king size bed, a wooden coffee table, a sofa bed, and a desk. The granite-clad bathroom is also spacious. It includes a separate large tropical shower, as well as a bathtub with a handle, a professional hair dryer, hospitality products, tissues, an illuminated magnifying mirror, toilets, and the telephone. The Ocean View suites boast 4-poster beds and a terrace furnished with deckchairs.

    Overview 8.45 /10

    The Eco Resort Angra (previously the Blue Tree Park) is a member of the Portuguese hotel group Vila Gale hotels. It opened in 2001 and undergoes regular renovations. The establishment's 319 guest rooms are housed in 2 rather ugly 2 storey buildings, but getting to the rooms can sometimes prove to be a long and complicated affair. Nestled at the foot of tropical forest-covered hills, the vast exotic garden is criss-crossed with flower-lined pathways, wooden bridges, and an artificial river. The lagoon pool, which is nearly 1m70 deep, is open from 8:00am to 7:00pm. It is nicely designed with waterfalls, flowery little islands with palm trees, and a pool bar. An area is set aside for water sports (water polo and water volleyball) and for swimming lengths. The solarium terrace is furnished with cushioned plastic deckchairs and parasols made of palm leaves or white fabric. This is also where the showers are located. Towels are provided on site as well. The mini-club is huge and has an incredible range of facilities. In an ideal location between the beach and the swimming pool, it has a bubble pool, ping pong table, play area, and a swimming pool with a waterfall and a slide. When you add the zipline and tree-climbing assault course, you can be sure your kids won't be in any hurry to leave at the end of the holiday! The sports facilities include tennis, beach volleyball, beach soccer, and basketball pitches, and there is also a cutting edge gym and a running track nearly half a mile long. Afterwards, why not wind down in the spa, which has 4 treatment and massage rooms, including one for couples. The products used here are by the L'Occitane brand. The spa also has a relaxation room, a sauna, and a hammam.

    Food and drink 8.20 /10

    The Vila Gale Eco Resort Angra has a total of 4 restaurants. The main buffet restaurant is in a large dining room with an outdoor terrace, and is open from 7:30am to 10:30am for breakfast, 12:30pm to 3:30pm for lunch, and 7:30pm to 10:30pm for dinner. Every day there is a different theme, which could be French, Italian, Brazilian, Portuguese, Middle Eastern, or Asian. The second buffet restaurant is down by the beach and serves snacks from 12:00pm to 6:00pm in a large wooden hall. Children have their own buffet restaurant too, with little tables and tiny chairs! You can also book a table at the à la carte restaurant, which serves gourmet cuisine and has an excellent wine list. The famous caipirinha cocktail can be ordered at the piano bar; the bar at the Soul and Blues nightclub; or the Euphoria bar, which stages concerts from 6:00pm to 1:00am from Thursday to Sunday.

    Beach 8.70 /10

    The immense beach boasts views over Angra dos Reis bay to Ilha Grande. Buoys mark the monitored swimming area. The water here is crystal clear and doesn't get too deep, and the setting is magically framed by mountains covered with tropical forests. The beach equipment (cushioned plastic deckchairs and parasols) are just behind the beach, on a lawned area. The showers are next to the swimming pool. The water sports club is open from 8:30am to 7:00pm and offers activities like banana boat rides, sailing, kayaking, pedalos, snorkelling, and water-skiing.

    To know

    The establishment is particularly well suited to people with disabilities, as it has 10 rooms specially designed for guests with reduced mobility. It can also hold conventions and has 12 meeting rooms for this purpose. The Vila Gale Eco Resort Angra was voted the best resort for children in the whole of Brazil. In addition to the very sophisticated mini-club, it has a baby-club for 0 to 3 year olds.

    Equipment

    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      sauna, hammam, spa, stretching, massage, beauty salon, wellness, keep fit, Turkish bath

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      bums and tums, aerobics, aqua gym, dance, fitness, gym, step, water-polo, tennis, football, basketball, beach volley, sailing, kayak, paddle boats, water skiing

    • Whirlpool bath
    • Safe
    • Meeting room

    advantage

    • Brazil's best resort for children
    • The spa
    • The natural surroundings
    • The superb lagoon pool

    disadvantages

    • The airport is a long way away
    • The isolated location, far from everything
    • The rooms are a long way off and hard to get to
    • The vast size of the resort

    Traveller Reviews

    • Overall Score nc/10