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“Good hotel for a golf break”
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Vila Gale Ampalius
Ranked #9 of 36 Hotels in Vilamoura
Certificate of Excellence
London
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30 reviews
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“Good hotel for a golf break”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

We've stayed here twice now on our annual golf break to Vilamoura and it's a great hotel for this trip.
Rooms are basic but comfortable. We stayed facing the car park out the front - although I could see the sea - and the noise issue, from the beach club opposite - seems to have gone away as it wasn't open when we were there last week.
Location is also good with the beach about 50 yards away and the marina no more than a 5 min stroll.
Buffet breakfast is good with a decent selection available to suit all.
There is also a lovely spa area downstairs, which could have better signage, with a pool, jacuzzi , sauna, turkish spa and gym. I would not recommend having a massage from the spa as it was more of a 'rub with oil' than anything else.
The general consensus from the golf team was that we will probably stay here again next year.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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VilaGaleHoteis, General Manager at Vila Gale Ampalius, responded to this review, 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
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

Stayed from 24th to 28th April, weather was kind to us, hotel was faultless, all areas were clean, rooms were comfortable, staff great especially Marcesh in restaurant who made our stay even more special as we were celebrating my Aunts 80th Birthday!! . We all thought the food in the hotel was lovely (no complaints at all) All of us 4 ladies would definately return, the hotel was lively at times but that just added to the fun. Vilamoura itself is great. Well done

Room Tip: we were on the 5th Floor with a sea view and view of the marina - perfect
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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VilaGaleHoteis, General Manager at Vila Gale Ampalius, responded to this review, 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.

We were pleased to hear that you choose our Hotel to celebrate your 80th anniversary.

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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Omagh
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

We stayed here as a couple for three nights in a junior suite with a fabulous view of beach & marina! Staff very friendly & helpful. Really close to beach, marina, restaurants & shops(5min walk) Lovely pool area with lots of loungers & good food at reasonable prices. This hotel is well run & clean. We had a fabulous stay and would definitely recommend & we will stay again.

Room Tip: We stayed on 9thfloor in a junior suite which is massive with separate kitchen area (fully equipped...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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VilaGaleHoteis, General Manager at Vila Gale Ampalius, responded to this review, 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 have a fabulous 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
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Sussex
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

We stayed here on a 4 night short break and it was lovely! We had an early flight in from the UK and arrived at the hotel at about 10.15am not expecting to be able to get into the room yet but the receptionist said we could go there immediately!
I had requested a room on a higher floor and we had already been given a seaview by the booking co. and boy was it great! What a view!
The room was good, included a very small kitchen area. The bathroom was fine, hair-dryer, and toiletries provided.
We were on half board, the food was wonderful, all on buffet, the choice really very good.
The Marina is only a short walk away, also the town, we bought a few foods from the supermarket there for our lunch each day. There is a large Lidl out of town that you can reach by bus, we went one day when there was a gypsy market next door to it.
The beach is across the road in front of the hotel, we didn't use it as it was too early in the season, albeit the temp was about 19-20 deg and lovely compared to home!
I'd love to return here, I'd recommend it to my family and friends.

Room Tip: Seaview, central and higher floor are lovely and sunny all day.
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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 review, 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 find our food wonderfull.

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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2014 via mobile

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
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VilaGaleHoteis, General Manager at Vila Gale Ampalius, responded to this review, 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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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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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VilaGaleHoteis, General Manager at Vila Gale Ampalius, responded to this review, 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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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
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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VilaGaleHoteis, Gerente geral at Vila Gale Ampalius, responded to this review, 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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Property: Vila Gale Ampalius
Address: Alameda Praia da Marina, Vilamoura, Quarteira 8125-408, Portugal
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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
#8 Luxury Hotel in Vilamoura
#11 Romantic Hotel in Vilamoura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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