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“Brilliant location, staff really friendly & helpful”
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Vila Gale Ampalius
Ranked #9 of 36 Hotels in Vilamoura
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Cork
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Brilliant location, staff really friendly & helpful”
Reviewed 5 May 2012

Stayed at this hotel April 15th to 21st, On arrival we were welcomed by a very friendly receptionist, Nuno Coehlo not sure about spelling. He said we would be on floor 9 would that
be ok but as I hate heights I said no and he changed us immediately to floor 2. We found all
the staff were really friendly and helpful. The manager seemed to be everywhere nothing seemed too much trouble for him.

The location is ideal opposite a beautiful beach and just a stroll to the marina

The pool area was lovely.

There was a good selection for breakfast , fruit ,yoghurts, cold meat, bacon mushrooms & beans
It was all self service.

There were mostly golf groups at this hotel.

Overall a lovely stay and would consider staying here again.

Room Tip: Sea view would be best option as the beach is so beautiful
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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GrupoVilaGale, General Manager at Vila Gale Ampalius, responded to this review, 19 June 2012
Dear Guest,

We would like to thank you for having the time to give you opinion about your stay at the Hotel Vila Galé Ampalius.

Our main objective is to continuously improve to better serve our guests, always trying to exceed your expectations, and your comments are therefore very valuable for us and help us in correcting eventual deficiencies and improving our service levels.

Looking forward to welcome you again

Kind regards

Elia Figueiredo
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Reviewed 29 April 2012

I have stayed there with a group 3 times now and would recommend it, especially for those coming for a golf week. Going again in 2 weeks.

There is a pickup service, on demand, that takes you (free) to all of the local golf courses in the area. Quick and friendly service.

Hotel itself is very pleasant and ideally situated, 5 minutes walk to the marina.

Excellent breakfast and good bar. Entertainment in the evenings in not my choice but seems to suit others staying there.

Friendly staff and great sea views too.

Room Tip: Sea views are best
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Newcastle
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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
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Aarhus
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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
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Additional Information about Vila Gale Ampalius

Property: Vila Gale Ampalius
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
#8 Luxury Hotel in Vilamoura
#11 Romantic Hotel in Vilamoura
Price range (per night): ₹ 6,781 - ₹ 1,57,507
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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