We stayed for 2 weeks 30th July - 13th August 2009.
Please ignore previous comments I think they must have stayed at the wrong hotel !!
The Vila Gale Marina Hotel was fantastic we couldn't fault it at all. Other comments on here do not do it justice. The hotel is very clean, the meals are lovely (we stayed B&B but did pay for a couple of evening buffets) the staff are very friendly and helped with any problems. Beach towels are provided daily and you had to pay 2 euro 50 each day for your room safe which we didnt have a problem with as some hotels charge for towels. The drinks are reasonably priced and the cocktails and sangria are a must. The entertainment varied for night to night and the parrot show is a must if you have small children. The pool and jacuzzi area are very clean and there are plenty of bed's to choose from. There are lots of lovely restaurants just over the road in the marina serving English and Portuguese food. Cataplana is a must for the seafood fans.
We can't fault our holiday and are considering going back in October in the school holidays it was fantastic !!More