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Vila Gale Ampalius
Ranked #10 of 36 Hotels in Vilamoura
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

Just got back from a short break ,the hotel was great and the staff super when we arrived at 10.30 am we checked in and we were told our room was ready !!! Result ,we went to relax and that's what we did pool towels are provided and can be changed Daily and there was always sunbeds available . We were on bed and breakfast and what a breakfast set you up well for the day
One thing of note for ladies the fixed hairdryer is not very good at all we asked for a plug in one and after 24 hrs wait were told all were out so take your own !!! Will stay here again soon stayed in room 633 super view and quitet .

Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
1  Thank catweston
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VilaGaleHoteis, General Manager at Vila Gale Ampalius, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 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.

We were pleased to hear that you had a great stay.

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
General Manager

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Reviewed 6 May 2014

we stayed there for three nights in september. very nice and clean hotel. location is perfect - just few meters from the beach and the marina, a supermarket nearby. the room we stayed in was clean and spacious with a large balcony facing the sea. toiletries and hairdryer provided. large pool area with plenty of sunloungers and a poolside bar (very reasonable priced). breakfast very good, lots to chose from. all common areas were very well kept and clean.
They didn't have enough signage/information pack about the facilities available in the hotel.(indoor pool, gym etc.) no information about the breakfast/lunch/dinner serving times, or pool opening times. not a major issue though as you can always ask the staff at reception, who were very helpful.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Viktorija J
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VilaGaleHoteis, General Manager at Vila Gale Ampalius, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback regarding our hotel.

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

We look forward to welcome you again at Vila Galé Ampalius.

Best regards

Porfirio Perdigão
General Manager

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Reviewed 1 May 2014

Golf break 2014 this hotel is located a stones throw from the Marina beach, next to the Casino & walking distance too or staggering back from the restaurants & bars in Villamoura, the 19th hole being just one of them. The rooms are a good size we had an upgrade to room 714 sea & marina views, basic but charming. Ideal for families with three bathrooms & a kitchen c/w all requirements. The only negative the bed was like sleeping on the board, surely they must sell softer beds in Portugal.
Breakfast buffet was good but basic, thank you to the young coloured lady for her help & kindness.
However a word of caution! if you are an early to bed person, in the grounds of the Tivoli Hotel across the road there is a live music venue (the name escapes me) it can be rather heavy on the ears.
Question..would I go back to this hotel? Maybe "BUT" only for a golf break with the guys. Regards GCD

Room Tip: Try room 714 or others on the same floor
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Gee D
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VilaGaleHoteis, Gerente geral at Vila Gale Ampalius, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 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 report the problem of the noise to the competent authorities.

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
General Manager

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Reviewed 30 April 2014

We stayed at the hotel between 15-26th April 2014 all food and services were very good during our visit. The problem arose at 2am in the morning when the disco at the casino 100yrds from the hotel began booming out and did not stop until 6-7am. Rooms 140-141 and for floors to the ninth floor with sea view were affected ie, 240-241 etc .SHAME.

Room Tip: Rooms facing marina or those starting 139-239-339 etc, downwards
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank john b
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VilaGaleHoteis, Gerente geral at Vila Gale Ampalius, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 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 report the problem of the noise to the competent authorities.

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
General Manager

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Reviewed 20 April 2014

This was our annual golfing trip to Portugal this year 9 of us in the party. The hotel is ideal for walking to all the restaurants and bars in Villamoura just 10 minutes away

The rooms are a good size we also had a sea view on the 3rd floor they are also very clean.

The Breakfast buffet is good planty to suit all tastes and as much as you can eat.

The staff are very freindly although reception can be slow very often only one person and you could have a wait which can become annoying after a few days. We had to order a bus transfer each day for the golf.

We will be back next year.

Room Tip: Would try for room above 1st floor.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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4  Thank Ian L
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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 your stay and that you find our staff very freindly.

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
General Manager

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Reviewed 18 April 2014

I am currently still here at the hotel so whilst I have the time to write this review, here goes. Having been looking for weeks to find a good hotel for myself, my mum and 9 year old daughter, we certainly have struck gold. I honestly cant say enough about this hotel experience, fab breakfast buffet, spotlessly clean rooms, the staff are so pleasant and attentive you would never quite believe that this hotel has been awarded only 4 stars? I have stayed in many 5 star hotels 1 or 2 in Vilamoura and I can honestly say this hotel has been our best experience yet. The hotel itself has such a calming relaxed atmosphere, no crowds of young lager louts or hen weekenders, seems to cater more for couple's, families and retirement age which suits us just fine. Some great restraunts close by and marina is 2 mins away. The hotel restraunt is definitely worth a visit, food is very reasonably priced and is very tasty. We are on the 5th floor with sea view definitely worth paying xtra for, absolute breathtaking views. All in all first class hotel, first class staff, we have already decided to book our return for next year, no hesitation whatsover.

  • Stayed: April 2014
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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 your stay and that you find our staff fantastic.

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
General Manager

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Reviewed 7 April 2014

the hotel was great ;;;the food was good in the buffet restaurant;;;the cleaners did a great job cleaning our room;;;i had a room at the back of the hotel with a garden view i hadnt even seen the room and i asked a receptionist called patricia if i could have a sea view she said no problem our room had great sea vews thank you patricia;;;;swimming pool was great all round good hotel graham foley from dundee scotland

  • Stayed: April 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.

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
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: £58 - £203 (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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