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Hotel Vila Gale Marina

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Spent two nights at Vila Gale Marina. Room was great. Service was brilliant. Didn't have any worries with anything. Will definitely book again. The pool is the central piece of the hotel and rooms overlook the marina which were amazing.

Lovely hotel. Very clean. Food was excellent. Staff very friendly. Good facilities including Spa swimming pool and jacuzzi. This hotel is conveniently situated overlooking the marina. Would certainly recommend this hotel

I stayed here with a friend for 4 nights in June '17. The hotel is only about 25 minutes in a taxi from the airport and on entering Vilamoura, we thought it was beautiful. The location of the hotel could not have been better - 3 to 4 minutes in one direction to the marina with all of its restaurants and bars and the same distance in the other direction to the stunning beach. We were given a room on the 9th (top) floor and were generally pleased with it. The room was small, basic but clean. My only criticism would be that for two girls getting ready for a night out, there wasn't enough power points and we struggled to plug in our hair straighteners anywhere where we could see a mirror! This is of course only a small point and the smashing view from the balcony over the marina made up for this. We were staying on a "bed and breakfast" basis and the breakfast was lovely. It was buffet style and included anything you could possibly want for breakfast; hot typical "English Breakfast" foods, fresh fruit, yogurt, cereals, breads, ham and cheese, it really set us up for the day. We also ate at the pool bar for lunch on occasion and found this to be very good value although the waiter was a bit surly. During our stay the hotel was accommodating a lot of large groups of golfers. However, they were all of a "certain age" and it was not at all like staying in a hotel full of stag parties. In fact there was a plus point to it in that after breakfast most of the men disappeared on transfer buses to the golf courses for the day, leaving the pool area and lots of sun beds free - result! On returning, yes, some of them were a bit loud with their drinks sitting out by the pool, but it was just usual holiday high spirits and we certainly didn't witness and rude or obnoxious behavior. In summary we really enjoyed our stay and I would really recommend this hotel for a short stay in Vilamoura where you want to be close to the beach and to the marina.

This hotel is in need of a serious update. The reception area has old floor tiles and cheap looking lampshades, definitely not a good first impression. It was very noisy with large golfing parties, we asked for a high floor quiet room which we did have but the noise from the drinking parties around the pool area seemed to reach even the top floor. There was a good choice of food but the quality certainly varied from day to day. There was no entertainment in the evenings, in fact the Hotel was deserted with no atmosphere. It soon became very obvious that this Hotel catered for short stay groups of golfers and not the longer stay holiday maker.

Wonderful stay at this hotel, a little dated but very clean. Full of golfing groups however it was fine company. The staff were amazing, booked our taxi transfer home to putting a kettle and cups in our room. Bathrooms are a little dated but the view to the Marina is fantastic. Breakfast is lovely lots of options time slot 6.30am to 10.30am. 5min walk to the marina - fab fab food, cannot recommend enough. If you can sit on the marina side of the restaurants even better. The staff at all restaurants were fantastic pure class. Atmosphere was fantastic. We felt very comfortable here. No larger louts about at all. Beach very near and golden sands. Hire of sun beds 24 euros for two (larger with sun visor) and parasol. Lovely designer boutiques. Ice cream parlours. Prices a little dearer to your Spain but the quality is amazing everything fresh. Which I don't mind paying more for.

Stayed at the Gale Marina beginning of June. Hotel is very good and staff efficient and courteous. Yes there are a few golfing parties but they were in the most no problem, one or two loud guys but then you get that anywhere. Rooms are clean and have nice views or Marina or pool. Breakfast is excellent, everything you could possibly want and very fresh. The only negative feedback on this hotel is the evening meals, oh me they are not good! Hardly any choice apart from lamb, beef stews which were bland. No roast chicken or lamb chops just stewed meat. The food is awful so much so that we exchanged dinner for lunch every day and ate out at night. Vilamoura is a brilliant place. Delicious restaurants and some great pubs with music. It is a very friendly resort and we will definitely be back

Arrived early on a Friday morning and the hotel staff were very accommodating and checked us in straight away. The room was clean and spacious. Balcony was looking out on to the pool and a side view of the marina, worth asking when you check in for a marina view. Our room was right beside the lift and the service room for the accommodation staff so it was a little noisy in the mornings but you'll have that. Breakfast was great, had everything you needed. As per other reviews the coffee definitely needs to be improved and to have some English breakfast tea available. The hotel is right on the marina and about €25 in a taxi from the airport. Accommodation in Vilamoura is expensive, this hotel was good value for money.

This was our 3rd trip to Vilamoura, hotel was good but not the best we have stayed in. But you can not fault the location of hotel wonderful. You could not fault the breakfasts but did find evening meal a bit difficult to choose from (I AM NOT A FUSSY EATER), sometimes very slow with main food being cooked. Also I really thought that children should not use the Jacuzzi they seemed to fill it the first couple of days we were there. Overall a lovely holiday.

excellent location with easy access to the fantastic marina with lots of choice of bars and restaurants. Hotel was very clean, our room was amazing with a huge terrace and very comfortable, although no iron in room or available at reception and you had to ask for kettle and tea making things to be sent to room as they are not there as standard. Pool was lovely always sunloungers available , breakfast was ok, not the best ive had but ok to start the day, coffee not so good and sometimes very hectic with tables a bit to close to each other . I would definitely stay again

The location of the hotel was amazing, close to both the marina and the beach. Rooms were clean but basic and the pool area was good with plenty of sunbeds. Breakfast was good too with a lot of variety. Was great for what we needed and good value. Just a shame that our balcony didn't get any sunshine!

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Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Vilamoura Marina
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Vilamoura Marina is a short stroll from Hotel Vila Gale Marina, and other popular attractions like Falesia Beach are within a couple of miles (3 km). This 243-room, 4-star hotel has conveniences like an outdoor pool, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Vilamoura and also a short walk from Casino Vilamoura and Marina Beach.


Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is served each morning from 7 AM to 10:30 AM. This hotel serves as home to a lobby lounge, along with a restaurant that specializes in Portuguese cuisine. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.


All 243 air-conditioned rooms provide furnished balconies, minibars, and safes. LCD TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers, free toiletries, and bidets. Rooms also include desks.

Property features

Hotel Vila Gale Marina features an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. If you drive, self parking is EUR 7.50 per day, and there's also an airport shuttle. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and concierge services. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include a fitness center, a spa tub, and a steam room.

Room options

Twin Room, Sea View (2 Adults)

Twin 2 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Twin Room, Pool View (2 Adults + 1 Child)

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Standard Twin Room, Pool View (3 Adults)

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Twin Room (Single Use)

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

74% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1187 reviews