Stayed at the Vila Gale for 1 week B&B and we were not disappointed. We had a room on the top floor from which you can see the pool, marina and beach and our balcony side got the sun all afternoon/early evening. If you pay for sea view, you get a room 5th floor or above.
Breakfast is served 6.30-10.30 but was quite chaotic after 9.00am. Plenty of choice, not much variety. Can’t comment on evening meals although this is advertised as a buffet each evening (€22 if you are not staying half board). Drinks are approx €4 (beer) and €4/5 (wine, vodka, rum). Snack menu is quite pricey compared to out of the hotel.
Hotel was very clean, friendly staff. Limited entertainment at night (wine tasting, karaoke, parrot show, reptile show). Rooms are clean and functional and maid came every day; room safes available to hire. Can extend your check-out time if needed until 4pm for €20. Pool area cleaned daily; had to resort to putting towels on sunbeds first thing (sorry) as others did as a) there are limited sunbeds on busy days and b) due to the hotel design, some areas are shaded until lunchtime.
Vilamoura is fantastic; loved it. The location of the hotel is great, one road back from the marina. Pop down a side street and within 30 seconds you are on the marina – lots of boats and yachts to look at and the marina is surrounded completely by bars and restaurants; you will not run out of places to eat and drink.
Plenty of restaurants around the marina (Italian, Chinese, Indian, Seafood, Steakhouses). Many bars have live music or karaoke. It is also worth exploring the restaurants set back from the marina (we found a place called Rui’s which did lamb cutlets and steaks for a fraction of the price on the marina). I would also recommend a walk (approx. 20 mins) to the old village. Very quiet but lovely restaurant - Casa Do Largo – worth a visit.
Loved Vilamoura and would recommend this hotel. Feel free to ask any questions.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel is located directly in the tourist centre of Vilamoura a mere 200 m from the beach and 50 m from the marina. It is right near all the shops, restaurants, bars and transportations in Vilamoura. The nearest airport is in Faro only 25 km away. The hotel was built in 1995 and renovated in 2002. It has a total of 243 rooms from which 44 standard rooms with ocean view and 14 suites suitable for families. The facilities are air-conditioned and include a lobby with a 24-hour reception, lifts, a coffee shop, a newspaper stand, a bar, a buffet or a la carte restaurant with a separate non-smoking area (children's highchairs available on request), a conference rooms, free Wi-Fi internet access in public areas, car park. For an additional cost guests may use the hotel safe, the laundry services and the garage. The rooms are attractive and decorated in a maritime style. They are equipped with air conditioning, electronic safety door look, direct telephone, safe, LCD TV with Cable and Pay TV, Wi-Fi Connection (for and additional cost), Minibar and 24 hour room service, private bathroom with telephone and hair dryer. The hotel features an outdoor swimming pool with a pool bar, sun loungers and parasols. Guests may also enjoy the Health Club equipped with an indoor swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, a steam room, a Gym and 2 tennis courts (part of a neighbouring hotel and available for an additional fee). There are deck chairs and parasols available on the sandy beach and an entertainment programme rounds off the hotel's offerings. A fine buffet is on offer on every meal of the day. Lunch and dinner may also be taken a la carte. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vila Gale Marina Vilamoura, Portugal - Algarve
- Vila Gale Marina Hotel