We are going to the hotel for the 18th time on Wednesday 27th May. My wife and myself usually go but this time my son, his wife and my 3 year old grand daughter are coming with us., son & wife have been 3 times before & love it,
The staff are superb, rooms always clean and tidy & cleaned every day. We go bed & breakfast as we prefer to eat out, though eating on the marina can be expensive there are plenty of places off the marina which are cheaper.
The 19th Hole on the Marina is very good for basic meals & there are several speciality resteraunts if you want traditional Portuguese, Italian, Chinese, Indian etc, there is something for everyone. We also eat at the Beach Bar (Buzzos) at night and it is excellent & just across from the hotel. The staff are superb and most helpful and the food is top class (recommend the pork very highly).
There is plenty of selection for breakfast in the hotel and Petunias (next to the supermarket) is excellent for a snack at lunch time.
The evening entertainment in the hotel is good but could be a lot better though there is something for everyone over the week.
We always have a junior suite and I have never had any problem with noise in all my visits & have never been kept awake once.
Be wary if you have a lounger on the beach as they are expensive. If you dont intend staying on the beach all day make sure to ask for half a day when paying as they dont tell you that half days are available and you can get 4-5 hours if paying for half a day.
As the title suggests we just keep coming back as we love the place and have made many friends there.
Hope this helps and enjoy your stay.
One last thing DO NOT BOOK TRIPS OUT WITH YOUR TRAVEL REPS.......All are available for much less on the marina where you can book at two or three places, the first being the fancy goods shop about 10 yards down on your right as you first go onto the Marina & if you book with them you will save a lot of money than if you book the same trips with your reps.
Have fun & enjoy your stay.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Vila Gale Ampalius Vilamoura, Portugal - Algarve
- Ampalius Hotel Vilamoura
- Hotel Vila Gale Ampalius