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Vila Gale Ampalius

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Every aspect of the hotel is perfect for those considering a golfing trip to the excellent local courses: great location for transfers to/from Faro Airport, ideally located for restaurants/bars near to the Marina, also the restaurants and beach in Quarteira. The hotel breakfast is excellent, the staff are amazing and the hotel is spotlessly clean. There were 12 in our party and everyone is ready to return next year.

We spent 6 days at this hotel as a base, and drove throughout the Algarve region. Worked out great. The buffet breakfast is huge and inexpensive. BUT, it is the same every morning. After 3 days, you will be done with it. Our room was nice and big. We had a kitchen, dining room table, GREAT balcony on the 7th floor, and 2 twin beds that we pushed together. TV was bad-nothing in english. But, all in all, a great room.

We stayed at this hotel in the last week. We have stayed in many hotels in this area and this is the best on. Staff were very accommodating. One member of staff in particular was David. He was very helpful and friendly. Our housekeeper was also very helpful. All staff at this hotel seem to go the extra mile to make you feel you are the only one that matters. There was building works taking place but that did not affect us in any way even though we was made aware of this by our holiday provider and also by David at the reception upon arrival. If anyone is considering this hotel, you would not go wrong. Location is ideal many rooms have sea views. You are very close to the popular Vilamoura marina and also very close to Quarteria beach which I believe is on of the best in Portugal. The hotel and surrounding areas are very disabled friendly. Along the front in Quarteria you can hire a mobility scooter. There is also a nice beach bar called corals reasonably priced nice cocktails and cold beer, you can also grab yourself a nice lunchtime snack.

Very well located by the beach in Vilamoura, this big hotel is very popular even in winter among the golfers from the UK and Ireland. The restaurant serves good food, the staff is very attentive and efficient. The rooms are very clean and comfortable.

We are staying here for a week before moving on to the four seasons, it will be interesting to see how they compare. After an awful flight to Faro where we got diverted to Saville, we arrived and received a very Luke warm welcome. Our room is pleasant and in reasonable condition but we had to put in a special request for a kettle and to use the safe. The staff are very efficient but no5 friendly to approach. We did not eat in as the bar and restaurant area are soulless and there are many good places close by to choose for breakfast and meals. We move on tomorrow and we will not be sorry to do so. This hotel seems to attract mainly golfers and probably is ok value as part of a package. The pool and social areas are quite small for the size of the hotel and there is not much if any activities provided for guests.

Stayed on my own at the beginning of feb, great location right on the beach and 5 mins walk to the marina. Hotel staff were very friendly and helpfull, the room albeit a little dated was fine and had an amazing view! Aircon worked a treat as it got cold at night, all in all very happy with my stay and would return again!

Upgraded (€16 per night) room to Seaview with Balcony. On arrival it was dark and given room 137 on first floor. Went down to Reception and asked for bit higher for seaview but male told me none available due to renovation. Don't know of complete truth as overall hotel very quiet. Large room with table chairs in centre, tv etc all good condition. Ensuite, shower etc first class. Toiletries supplied. Behind a sliding door was a small kitchen. A fridge, cooker, hob and sink. All in working order but very tired and for little finance could have been upgraded. Buffet breakfast very good with plenty variety Restaurant served evening meals of high standard and we ate in on 2 nights. Overall a pleasant stay but the noise from the renovations that according to the hotel were due to be completed previous week were a nuisance.

We were given a reasonable welcome when we arrived mid afternoon at Vila Gale. Rooms were vast (Time share apartments) which meant we had kitchens and sofas, chairs and two huge beds, balcony overlooking the beach and sea. Quite a lot of tapping and drilling going on, but it didn’t bother us too much as we were out in the day time golfing etc. We felt security was a lax resulting in one of our party having her golf clubs stolen. The golf club storage room was not always locked, so keep your clubs in your room! Golf Manager , Silvano, was charming and treated all 12 of us to wine and nibbles one evening. Weather sadly very poor, no golf on our last day, so he arranged for a voucher from our last golf course, which can be used within a year. Rooms clean and well serviced. Breakfasts were good. Good games room downstairs for rainy days !! We all wished the staff would smile a little more!

Stayed here in November / jan/feb and will be here again in March. We overcame problems ie sea view first two rooms did not have kitchenette as asked, the building work was so noisy that we complained and offered a junior suite, which solved the problem. They appear to be replacing a lot of windows, as we saw them go up on the crane. Wednesday at breakfast the two coffee machines were not working. I look forward to March when we will have a sea view and kitchenette and hope all building work will have been completed. The staff were very helpful. Hopefully in March on our return I can give it four stars

Improvements could be made on the staffing levels on reception. There was only ever one person on duty to deal with everything. Breakfast is excellent and the rooms very good overall. Bathrooms a little dated but good value. I would return happily and recommend

Avenida Praia Da Marina Vilamoura

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Vilamoura Marina
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Vilamoura Marina is within a mile (2 km) of Vila Gale Ampalius, and other popular sites like Falesia Beach are within a couple of miles (3 km). This 357-room, 4-star aparthotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a marina, an outdoor pool, and an indoor pool. It's in central Vilamoura and also a short walk from Marina Beach and Vilamoura Beach.


Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast, served each morning from 7 AM to 10:30 AM. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.


All 357 air-conditioned apartments provide minibars, safes, and desks. Guests can expect free WiFi and LCD TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and bidets.

Property features

At Vila Gale Ampalius, guests enjoy a marina, an indoor pool, and an outdoor pool. Self parking is offered for EUR 7.50 per day. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach aparthotel include a children's pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

78.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1812 reviews