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Vila Gale Ampalius

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Third time visited this hotel and if anything has improved again. Good service at reception and breakfast which was a delight little to fault during our seven day stay. High room with sea view front not side is a plus and was provided as requested. With golfers out for most of the day the hotel is quiet and little problem finding a sunbed. Need during some afternoons to be prepared fo high winds is the only disadvantage of being so close to sea and excellent beach. Not sure that the enter meant team are good use of staff out of main season and additional member of staff at the pool bar would be a better move. Would not discourage anyone from using as a base for a vilamoura and algarve break. Appears they have rightly given up almost on evening meals so go for bed and breakfast only . Lots of choice in town to eat at night.

We stayed here in May for a week The room was clean, well furnished and spacious, with a great view of the sea and looking towards Quarteria The food in the Restaurant was great, with a very good selection at both Breakfast and Dinner The staff in the hotel were both helpful and very friendly, a credit to themselves, the Hotel, and to Portugal

We visited the Vila Gale Ampalius on the 7th May, 2017 for a weeks stay. It is a lovely hotel, exceptionally clean, we had a beautiful room on the 8th floor, which gave us a fantastic view of the beach and the sea. We had a large room, overlooking the Pool, and the sea, viewed through extremely large Patio Doors that stretched the length of the room. The staff were lovely, very friendly, nothing was to much trouble. we even had a kitchen in the room, as these rooms were at one time, Time Shares. the beds were very comfortable, and rooms were really clean, I had no complaints at all on this aspect. The breakfast was very good, very varied and well cooked buffet, with everything you could want. The only let down was the evening meal, I would only go Bed and Breakfast next time. The food was not to our taste, they don't really cater for the English, considering that the majority of the guest were English, you would think they would. There was no fish on the menu, not that you could call fish, reconstituted frozen Hake that was indescribable, and Octopus, there being a large fish market a ten minute walk away I think they could have done better, they didn't know to cook meat. Vegetarian was good. We walked a lot. Quateria, is only a ten minute walk, lovely old Portuguese town, with a very long beach and promenade. Then there was the lovely Marina just round the corner from the Hotel. All in all a great week, would definitely return.

We booked a sea view room, and boy we were not disappointed. We were on the 5th floor and the views were amazing. The hotel is clean and tidy, the staff very friendly and helpful. The location could not be better, just a very short stroll and your at the Marina. We were only B&B, and while the breakfast was ok it was very repetitive and perhaps not warm enough. It was a nice touch having a small kitchen in the room though and they would supply kettles so you can make yourself a nice warm drink. I would def. go again here.

8 of us all male went on. Weeks golfing holiday and stayed at Vila gale Ampalius Vilamoura, we enjoyed our stay there, the hotel was spotless, staff very friendly, food excellent, hotel did free courtesy transport to all golf courses which was a big bonus. We would highly recommend this hotel to everyone and we are already booking to go back next year

I have visited Vilamoura many times, but this was the first time in this hotel. In comparison to the other 4* hotels I have stayed in the room we had this time was great. For a group of friends we had 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 balconies, lounge area and our own kitchen! The staff were very helpful, my friend had an accident which meant she could not walk and the hotel provided us with a wheelchair. Tiago (Alex) was amazing and saved the holiday!

Stayed at the Ampalius for 5 nights in May. Our trip was booked using TEE TIMES PT and included all airport and golf transfers. We arrived a little early for check in however one room was available so 8 of us somehow managed to change in one room for our first round. The reception staff were excellent not only when we arrived but all week, even reuniting me with my favourite hat which was left on the bus. Our room was well appointed and a fridge and safe provided. (Safe was €2.50 a day). We were booked B&B and to be perfectly honest breakfast was a joy. Fresh fruit, pastries, yoghurt, cereals, excellent omelettes, fried & poached eggs cooked to order. Don't expect the great British banger cos you won't get it, a minor downside also the coffee machines produced excellent coffee. For those that were interested there was entertainment provided every day and night although mostly not well attended. We didn't get a chance to use the pool or spa but they looked well kept and spacious. The bar was extensive and snacks were available at a reasonable price. The hotel is minutes from the beach and the marina so plenty of options for alternative food & drink. Only one issue on our last night (Thursday) we decided to have a drink in the bar after the football. There were at least 5 members of staff in front and behind the bar and to a man & woman their main aim seemed to be to avoid eye contact at all costs. Getting served was almost impossible. However we are planning next years trip and the Ampalius will be our first choice. Thank you for a great week.

A party of 8 we have stayed in villa gale marina 4 times but by mistake we were put in vila Gale Ampalius. We found it to be a superb hotel 5 mins walk from marina. Rooms had a view over the Marina & the beach. First class servicel

We have visited the Ampalius several times and it just seems to get better. The staff and facilities are all excellent. We were given a room with excellent sea views and the daily maid service was first class. the dining facilities offer good value for the cost. we hope to return.

I have stayed at Vilagale Ampalius previously and consistently find this hotel to be very good value for money, a clean hotel, has very helpful staff and sufficient choice at breakfast to cover your needs. I particularly like that management staff invite guests to meet them to discuss their stay and satisfaction. The location of the hotel is fantastic. This is my hotel of preference in Vilamoura and will stay there again.

Avenida Praia Da Marina Vilamoura

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 feature minibars 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.

Room options

Superior Twin Room, Sea View

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Junior Suite

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Twin Room, Sea View

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Standard Single Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

78% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1555 reviews