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Review of Vila Gale Ampalius

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Vila Gale Ampalius
Ranked #7 of 36 Hotels in Vilamoura
Certificate of Excellence
Dublin
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17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great Place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

We had a great time here, huge room, great service, lovely pool area , a short walk to the marina and all it has to offer and an even shorter walk to the beach , Vilamoura doesnt have the all you can drink teenager bars, its very relaxed with great musicbars and restaurants shops & stalls, all situated around a beautiful marina, The hotel puts on entertainment every night its a bit hit and miss, Children have great facilities, outdoor entertainment nights were great ,
Dining room staff were very good and very friendly, choice of food more than adequate,
One drawback is the night club across the road, it can be very noisy, they rehearsed during the day at full volume, why they do this ??? it can ruin the relaxation by the pool , we were always home after they stopped playing or they turn the volume right down late at night they never affected the quality of our sleep, might go back some day, its not spectacular but its more than adequate

Room Tip: High room with a balcony top left of the hotel ...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Jimmy K
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VilaGaleHoteis, General Manager at Vila Gale Ampalius, responded to this review, 3 September 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.

Allow us to mention that the Nightclub, across the rood, is closed for now, and we expect that the problem will be definitely resolved

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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Monaghan, Ireland
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

spent a very nice relaxing week in Vile gale Ampalius, food, location, BBQ in the Evenings in hotel, all a very well put together and staff very efficent in their jobs. will go back again and maybe again.
Try to book a room at the seafront view as the sun is there first thing in the morning
The location was very close to the marina which is a nice walk, O neills pub on the marina is a nice pub to relax in on the waterfront . (and watch the world go by)

Room Tip: Room with sea front view is great
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Brendan D
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VilaGaleHoteis, General Manager at Vila Gale Ampalius, responded to this review, 3 September 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.

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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

arrived home yesterday from my 1st trip to portugal. I stayed at the Vila Gale Ampalius hotel, recommended by my travel consultant. I had asked for a peaceful location by the beach, in hotel that offered luxury and comfort.
I got the on the beach experience but what i hadn't bargained for was that the biggest night club is right outside the hotel and for 10 nights i didnt get any sleep until around 7:50am which mean't i was always way too tired to get up for breakfast, and my day didnt really start till around noon!!
I will say on the positives. The hotel was very clean. Staff very friendly. I arrived at hotel travelling alone and for the entire time i was there, Ruca a waiter in the restaurant made a point of looking after me every meal, a very lovely man, who works incredibly hard.
The entertainment sadly is very weak but the girl who takes the aqua zumba classes, sang one evening and omg she was amazing and the best entertainment i'd experienced in the hotel. She clearly needs a wage increase and place on centre stage!!!
Would i go again?..... sadly no, the place was noisy and ive come home feeling like i need a holiday, which defeats the purpose but if your looking for a busy night life its definitely the place for you

Room Tip: always request a balcony or you just wont get one, plus its still noisey
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Paulaj774
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VilaGaleHoteis, General Manager at Vila Gale Ampalius, responded to this review, 3 September 2014
Dear Guest

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

Allow us to mention that the Nightclub, across the rood, is closed for now, and we expect that the problem will be definitely resolved.

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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Exeter
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

Stayed here for just one night, a stop off close to the airport before moving on elsewhere in the Algarve. THANK GOODNESS IT WAS ONLY ONE NIGHT! The hotel itself is lovely, well appointed rooms, nice views and fabulous breakfast. Parking is a nightmare, certainly not enough for the amount of guests. The bit they don't tell you is about the nightclub just across the road. The constant thud of bass until nearly 6am made impossible to sleep for us and our small children. Its not Vila gales fault but please read the reviews and do not book this hotel if you cherish some sleep. I paid £150 for one night and felt totally cheated and upset wasting such a huge amount of money.

Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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3 Thank LisyLou42
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VilaGaleHoteis, General Manager at Vila Gale Ampalius, responded to this review, 3 September 2014
Dear Guest

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

Allow us to mention that the Nightclub, across the rood, is closed for now, and we expect that the problem will be definitely resolved.

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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Plymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

Having spent a week in the Villa Gale we have returned home to sleep!!!! Every night we have endured the horrific noise levels from both the purobeach nightclub and the newly opened Seven nightclub just 40 metres away!!!!! Not only playing incredibly loud music but more annoying are the partygoers leaving both clubs!!!! The Portuguese feel the need to bellow football chants at the top of their lungs every morning between 5am and 6am!!!!! I am relatively young and enjoy a great night out but this is ridiculous!!! I would have been evil if I had small children to settle!!!! The rest of the hotel was nice and a great location to the beach, such a shame, the hotel manager must be gutted!!!!!

Re-iterating what someone else said on here........... If you want a chill out and relaxing holiday with an occasional nights kip......... Do not come here!!!!

Room Tip: Go to the rooms at the rear of the hotel for a decent nights sleep
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank leigh c
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VilaGaleHoteis, General Manager at Vila Gale Ampalius, responded to this review, 3 September 2014
Dear Guest

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

Allow us to mention that the Nightclub is closed, for now, and we expect that the problem will be definitely resolved.

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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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

This was our first stay here, the staff were amazing they took good care of us . breakfast was very good and good quality and plentiful. Hotel is clean and comfortable. We enjoyed our stay.the only problem was the nightclub in the grounds of the tivoli hotel.kept us awake for 3 nights.blame the tivoli management. The noise is horrendous so best avoid this area in August. Which is a real shame, algarve is beautiful. Thanks to the vila gale we enjoyed our stay.

Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Paul S
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VilaGaleHoteis, General Manager at Vila Gale Ampalius, responded to this review, 3 September 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.

Allow us to mention that the Nightclub is closed, for now, and we expect that these problem will be definitely resolved.

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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Liverpool
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

We (four) stayed here for a week from 1st July as a base for playing golf around Vilamoura. I have stayed here before, and again found the hotel to be well worth its 4stars. Our bedrooms were at the rear, and were very comfortable, with good balcony views. Linen, a daily clean and towel changes, and variety of good food makes this a hotel I can recommend. The pool and position by the beach, closeness to the Marina will suit most, especially families. During our week we also had two outside buffets, which were excellent.
For the golfers, transfers to the courses is a piece of cake. Staff at reception were excellent, and other staff were also friendly and helpful. I am currently in the process of booking for the same week's golf next year.

Room Tip: Rooms at the rear suited us perfectly.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Salty45
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VilaGaleHoteis, General Manager at Vila Gale Ampalius, responded to this review, 3 September 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.

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 Luxury Hotel in Vilamoura
#7 Spa 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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