Great location. Thank you to Ellena/Elaina who managed to change our room from 2nd floor to 7th, which was a junior suite. Fantastic views of the beach, marina and mountains in the distance, however it was very breezy and only gets the sun late afternoon ! Ellena even arranged for a sun lounger on the balcony ! The hotel are introducing tea/coffee facilites in the rooms... unfortunately they only have 20 and you have to prebook them.
Read previous reviews about rowdy golfers ... wish they were there when I was... the hotel was dead in the evening. Managed one night of entertainment... the magician was really good which is totally opposite to the singer. Drinks are incredibly expensive when compared with the cost of a bottle of spirit from the shops.
You have to pay for the safe in the room, approx £2 per day, activation code available from Reception. Pool/beach towels are available via a card issued when you book in. There is a car park that you can pay for or, if you are lucky, they are few spaces on the access ramp to the hotel. However, there is a free car park just behind the hotel.
All in all... lovely location, hotel is very accommdating, breakfast more than ample,
The bars/restaurants are expensive round the marina. If you go a few blocks in, there are more restaurants which, to me, have a better atmosphere. Could be a bit monotonous after a few days tho.
Pool area is very cramped, with noise from people enjoying themselves. The beach is only a five minute walk.
- 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