I have read many of these reviews and thought I would have my say. I have also been to this hotel many times. As for me, I save up and take the family to 5 star whenever possible so I have seen both fantastic luxury at one end and downright grubby at the other. In my opinion, this is the perfect hotel for large golfing parties but not for families. Whatever anyone says, it is a budget hotel and not up to UK 4 star standard. I am going again in 2 weeks for 4 days with 15 mates and it is the perfect hotel. We are on the marina, the accommodation is fine but not special (what do 16 lads need??), you can walk to the beach in 2 minutes and the restaurants in the marina are excellent. There is also a free shuttle bus to all of the local golf clubs which is brilliant (although this is organised by the town council, not the hotel). I disagree with the marina being overly 'commercialised'. It is really gorgeous and the people very friendly.
I would happily go every year with my mates but would agree it is not ideal for a family.
- 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