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“Winter Sun Welcome”
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Vila Gale Ampalius
Ranked #10 of 36 Hotels in Vilamoura
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 March 2014

Just had a 5 day break at this hotel - just hubby and me for a change. It was a very welcome few days of winter sun - topping around 22 degrees.
The hotel is really nice , clean and location is excellent. The food was 'samey' but perfectly acceptable. The SPA is downstairs and to be honest not the best designed we have seen. Member of a Disabled Group were there training for the Commonwealth Games and they had great difficulty( as I did) getting into the jacuzzi!
The beach is so close you almost step onto it as you come out the front door. Vilamoura Marina is awesome but of course very quiet at this time of year.
Lovely place for a short break but we wouldnt want to be there much longer at this time of year. Not a huge amount to do if you are not a golfer!
Girls - take your own hairdryer . The hotel ones are terrible - just like the end of a vacum hose. Great for the fly away look!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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VilaGaleHoteis, General Manager at Vila Gale Ampalius, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2014

Dear Guest

Firstly of all thank you for taking time to make your review about Vila Gale Ampalius, which deserve our best attention.

We were pleased to hear the positive points that you referred and we took due note of the negative ones

It will be a pleaser for us to welcome you back at Vila Gale Ampalius or any other Vila Galé in Portugal or Brazil.

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Porfirio Perdigão
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

This a is a 4 star rated hotel in a very good location as you walk out the hotel turn left 40 yards and you are on the beach.If you turn right out the hotel then left at the main road go 100 yards then go down the road to the Marina on the left so a very central walk for staying in Villamoura.Usual reception area few small shop's on ground floor.The room is standard with 2 twin bed's 2 bedside cabinet's, dresser with flat screen TV.In one half of our wardrobe space was a fridge a cooker and a sink which seemed a bit strange.The fridge has water in it but is charged to you when you check out we were charged 24 euro's for 1 week.The bathroom is standard with soap,shampoo and shower gel supplied.The towel's are changed daily.There was a very good spa downstairs .You go to reception for a small card you take it to spa and get your towel.There is an indoor pool which is 1.5m at the deepest and has windows you can look out into the main outdoor pool and you see everything under water a sauna and steam room which are free to use,also a small gym.The breakfast was buffet style hot scrambled,fried eggs,streaky bacon,sausage,beans etc.cereal's fruit juice,bread's,cold meat, cheese,fruit's and pastries coffee and tea machine's.The bar was good and the drink's were cheaper after 7pm (don't know when it finished).Would happily use this hotel again

Room Tip: one side of hotel has sea view,one side look's to casino
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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3  Thank Billymcd
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VilaGaleHoteis, General Manager at Vila Gale Ampalius, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2014

Dear Guest

Firstly of all thank you for taking time to make your review about Vila Gale Ampalius, which deserve our best attention.

We were pleased to hear that you enjoyed our SPA. Every month we have new promotions for treatments and massages.

It will be a pleaser for us to welcome you back at Vila Gale Ampalius or any other Vila Galé in Portugal or Brazil.

Thank you for your preference.

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Porfirio Perdigão
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Reviewed 18 March 2014

My wife and I have stayed here 3 times. Excellent hotel. Great location. Just a few mins walk to lovely beach and to nightlife at marina. Have booked a sea view each time. Great views.
Breakfast is good but gets extremely busy after 09.00 each morning in the summer months.
Nice size room each time with balcony. Very clean. Would definitely recommend this hotel.

Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
3  Thank Pat H
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VilaGaleHoteis, General Manager at Vila Gale Ampalius, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2014

Dear Guest

Firstly of all thank you for taking time to make your review about Vila Gale Ampalius, which deserve our best attention.

All comments and suggestions from our customers are extremely important and it helps us to correct any deficiencies and improve the level of our services.

It will be a pleaser for us to welcome you back at Vila Gale Ampalius or any other Vila Galé in Portugal or Brazil.

Thank you for your preference.

Best regards.

Porfirio Perdigão
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Reviewed 18 March 2014

We have been to this hotel for the past four years it suits us as it's close to marina which comes alive at night the beach is in front of it and there's a stack of restaurants in the area if you prefer to eat out. The hotel has a small restaurant with a varied menu but the one thing the hotel lacks is some form of entertainment in the evening for those who don't want to go out as last year it was very cold in May in the evenings with a strong wind. All in all a very relaxing hotel with very friendly staff.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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VilaGaleHoteis, General Manager at Vila Gale Ampalius, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2014

Dear Guest

Firstly of all thank you for taking time to make your review about Vila Gale Ampalius, which deserve our best attention.

All comments and suggestions from our customers are extremely important and it helps us to correct any deficiencies and improve the level of our services.

Allow us to mention that we already started with our entertaining evenings with live music.

It will be a pleaser for us to welcome you back at Vila Gale Ampalius or any other Vila Galé in Portugal or Brazil.

Thank you for your preference.

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Reviewed 10 March 2014

Stayed here for four nights and thoroughly enjoyed the stay. Hotel has excellent amenities and is well situated with a wonderful sea and beach view and easy walking distance to the Marina which is very nice.
Staff cannot enough for you and the customer service from everyone is really very good.
At this time of the year a few days here is perfect and if you are lucky with the weather as we were then this is a real bonus.
Restaurants and bars are open around the marina so plenty of places to get food and drink and a coffee.
During the season the area offers plenty of attractions and things to do.
The beach is lovely kept very natural with just a few nicely kept beach bars and restaurants dotted about on the beach. The Maresia Bar, on hte beach, is particularly good with nice music, deck chairs and a nice atmosphere to while away some time in the sunshine. This bar/cafe is down the boardwalk the second one along on the beach away left as you come out of the hotel.
We will probably return to the Vila Gale again as we were impressed. The a la carte food was lovely also and the buffet breakfast offered a very good choice.

Room Tip: One with a sea view is worth it.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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VilaGaleHoteis, General Manager at Vila Gale Ampalius, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2014

Dear Guest

Firstly of all thank you for taking time to make your review about Vila Gale Lagos, which deserve our best attention.

All comments and suggestions from our customers are extremely important and it helps us to correct any deficiencies and improve the level of our services.

It will be a pleaser for us to welcome you back at Vila Gale Lagos or any other Vila Galé in Portugal or Brazil.

Thank you for your preference.

Best regards.

Porfirio Perdigão
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Reviewed 2 March 2014

Second time back, very clean and friendly hotel. Would recommend a seaview room The Spa is excellent Sophia and Vilma are very friendly and professional - thank you girls feel really pampered see you soon x

Room Tip: Best rooms are the front seaview rooms
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Angela C
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VilaGaleHoteis, General Manager at Vila Gale Ampalius, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2014

Dear Guest

Firstly of all thank you for taking time to make your review about Vila Gale Lagos, which deserve our best attention.

All comments and suggestions from our customers are extremely important and it helps us to correct any deficiencies and improve the level of our services.

It will be a pleaser for us to welcome you back at Vila Gale Lagos or any other Vila Galé in Portugal or Brazil.

Thank you for your preference.

Best regards.

Porfirio Perdigão
General Manager

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Reviewed 25 February 2014

Excellent location, very clean room! Dinner a la carte menu very good if a little sparse on choice, breakfast good with a wide variety! Staff excellent! Very friendly, welcoming and helpful. Our flight landed at 8-30 pm so didn't arrive at hotel until just before 10 but they had one table set waiting for us for dinner, very impressed!i All amenities of high standard and bar prices very reasonable too. Will definitely be returning!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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VilaGaleHoteis, General Manager at Vila Gale Ampalius, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2014

Dear Guest

Firstly of all thank you for taking time to make your review about Vila Gale Lagos, which deserve our best attention.

All comments and suggestions from our customers are extremely important and it helps us to correct any deficiencies and improve the level of our services.

It will be a pleaser for us to welcome you back at Vila Gale Lagos or any other Vila Galé in Portugal or Brazil.

Thank you for your preference.

Best regards.

Porfirio Perdigão
General Manager

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Address: Alameda Praia da Marina, Vilamoura, Quarteira 8125-408, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Quarteira > Vilamoura
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Vilamoura
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Vilamoura
#6 Family Hotel in Vilamoura
#7 Spa Hotel in Vilamoura
#9 Luxury Hotel in Vilamoura
#11 Romantic Hotel in Vilamoura
Price Range: £61 - £174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Vila Gale Ampalius 4*
Number of rooms: 357
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This attractive hotel is situated directly next to the Marina beach and is located in the tourism centre of Vilamoura. Just across the street guests will find the local casino and the marina just 100 metres away with a huge offer of shops, restaurants, bar and other entertainment attractions in the immediate vicinity. The nearest golf course lies 2 km from the hotel and it is just 50 metres to the nearest public transport connection. The hotel was built in 1992 and completely renovated in 2003. It has 357 rooms divided by 10 floors, including 84 suites suitable for families. Guests are offered a large, peaceful garden and pool area, a stylish lobby with 4 lifts, and a reception that is open to guests around the clock with a safe. It also has parking lot, a game room, a newspaper stand, a shop, a cosy bar and an air-conditioned restaurant with a non-smoking area and highchairs available for small children. The hotel is fully equipped with a conference room and the public Internet terminal room. For an additional cost guests may take advantage of the laundry service and the garage. The impeccable rooms 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 has an outdoor pool with a children's area, a snack bar, sun loungers and parasols. In addition, it offers an indoor swimming pool, a gym and a spa centre with Jacuzzi, sauna, massage service and beauty treatments. It is also possible to take advantage of offers such as tennis, golf and snooker/billiard tables. There is a fine buffet available at breakfast and in the evening. At lunch and at dinner guests may dine a la carte or chose from the set menu. It is possible to book a half-board stay. The hotel accepts American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard, MasterCard and VISA as payment options. ... more   less 
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