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“Lovely hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Vila Gale Ampalius

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Vila Gale Ampalius
Ranked #7 of 36 Hotels in Vilamoura
Certificate of Excellence
Newcastle
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lovely hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

Hotel was lovely and clean and breakfast was excellent - lots to choose from. Rooms are a bit dated but are spacious with big balconies and a fridge. The beds are really comfortable. The weather was a bit chilly a couple of days so we went in the indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. Really relaxing. Staff were friendly and helpful. Only a few minutes walk to the marina for bars and restaurants and 1 minute walk to the beach. The food in traditional Portuguese restaurants in the old town was excellent and very reasonable. I would not go to the Indian restaurant Lakshmi again. The owner was rude and obnoxious and the food was not good value. It was very average. My curry just tasted of salt.

Room Tip: Pay extra for a balcony or sea view
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2012

Stayed there for a week. Really relaxing. Friendly staff. Great buffet breakfast!

Room Tip: Worth the extra for a sea / marina view.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Bill M
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Aarhus
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114 reviews
66 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2012

I have mixed feelings about this hotel.
The location is good – close to the marina, beach and the casino. For golfers there´s a free shuttle service.
But the rooms are average, and I actually stayed in a junior suite. Mini bar was just an empty fridge and the room/suite didn´t feature any special amenities. The sea view from the top floor is amazing though!
In general the hotel looks a bit old, but room and common areas were clean.
Breakfast was average.
Ok hotel, but in my opinion one can find better valued options in the Vilamoura area.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Helsinki, Finland
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34 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2012

Vila Gale Ampailus is situated right by the lovely beach in Vilamoura. Be sure to get a room with the ocean view. This hotel is maybe a bit worn out but the location is great. Rooms are big enough and have all the basic things one needs during a golf- or beach holiday. Breakfest included fresh fruits and everything we needed. Some rooms even have a small kitchen (we did not have that but our friends did though we paid the same price) so if you
think you want that reserve beforehand. We stayed with friend for a week and we both thought that the cleaning of the rooms was not very good. We did not have other meals than breakfest at the hotel so cannot comment on the food. The isolation between the rooms was poor and we had some next door neighbours who made a lot of noise during the nights when they arrived and we could hear every word they said in their room and in the coridoors

Room Tip: Seaview and not first or second floor as the music in the bar is sometimes quite loud.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank mariitta
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Cork, Ireland
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144 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2012

This is right next to the beach and has a really nice pool. There can be some loud groups of men from England, sporting various tatooes and whom seem to punctuate every second word with an expletive (that means swearing or using bad language, if any of those men are reading this, though that's highly unlikely). I think they come on golfing trips, and whatever else that might entail. They were at the poolside bar every afternoon, and behaved like animals. Apart from them, the rest of the people there were very civilised. The staff are kind and helpful. There is an gym and pool underground which you have to pay for, but it is worth it and very clean and relaxing. The breakfast is a large buffet affair, and has everything you desire. The rooms are spacious with balconies and are cleaned regularly. There are a few small shops on the ground floor, a hairdressers and a small business centre for internet and faxing, but ipads etc have largely replaced the need for these. The bar is nice, and has music and entertainment most evenings during the high season. As I mentioned earlier, the beach is really close so it is nice to spend the day there before returning to the pool.

Room Tip: If you are travelling with a family or group of four or more, they have family apartment rooms which...
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Vila Gale Ampalius

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
#7 Luxury Hotel in Vilamoura
#11 Romantic Hotel in Vilamoura
Price range (per night): ₹ 5,432 - ₹ 16,427
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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