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Vila Gale Ampalius

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We chose the Vila Gale Ampalius for it's location and the description given by Jet2. The location is excellent for access to the beach and the marina. All the hotel staff are very helpful and apart from some lengthy delays at reception when several people arrive or need service, very efficient. The food was varied and the dinning room well organised with food constantly replenished, although when served outside it was often lukewarm. The spa is very relaxing and the pool areas always clean and well tended. Our room was also very clean and comfortable. Unfortunately just across the road is the Purobeach club which blasts out club/house music from 10am till late (time seems to vary) every night. This renders all the balconies on that side of the hotel completely useless for relaxing on and even going inside and closing the windows and drawing the curtains only dulled it slightly. The volume varies starting fairly quiet at 10am but by midday it is loud and 6pm it was registering between 74 and 82 decibels on the balcony, which is the equivalent of having a vacuum cleaner running or power tools! There is no respite from the music on the beach either as Purobeach have a cabin on there and the same music can be heard for half the length of the beach. None of this is the fault of the hotel. However travel brochures should make this clear so that those of us who do not want to listen to this can avoid paying extra for a quality hotel room and seaview balcony that are rendered unuseable for most of the day and evening. When we asked about the noise we were offered a room on the other side of the hotel (smaller room and balcony) but we were told that the noise from the casino on that side can go on until 7am so we declined. Without the noise from Purobeach this stay would have been everything we anticipated, it is a lovely hotel spoilt by the noisy neighbours.

We had a fantastic time and we found all the staff helpful. We asked for different things to be done and the staff carried out all our requests with a smile. The guys in the pool bar were excellent as was the food. The bar staff made recommendations which were also excellent.

Well worth paying a bit extra to stay here. The food is fab with great choice. Ideally go with a balcony as some done have them. So handy for the Marina and the beach and it's a short trip from the airport. The reception area could do with another two people on it to cut down the length of time to check in and out. Lovely staff who are only too willing to help you, especially David on reception who's customer service was outstanding and nothing was a problem. Will return to this hotel this year.

Having stayed at various hotels in vilamoura....i felt that this hotel needs modernising ...also would be nice to eat breakfast outside in the morning .....main reception needs to be bigger as queue to check in taking too long

Great place to be for vacation, near a lot of different things to do and see that are fun. Weather was extremely nice. The sea was cold but there is a great pool at the Hotel and it was great to cool off there.

Very nice hotel all the usual facilities. There is a club next door which blasts out music for most of the day, it's ok but got annoying. You hear it if you are by the children's pool. Good breakfast. Have been here 4 times, always a good break.

Great stay here priced right for all your needs reception staff really nice no pressure at all got all we wanted from this hotel stayed on the 8th floor sea view what we wanted room really clean fresh bedding fantastic pillows could of brought them back with us slept right through Guinness probably helped a bit . Air conditioned a must have. Bathroom nice and clean fresh towels every day etc , right breakfast good options there what you would expect really coffee was yuk. Right pool area which was ok no pressure on the sun beds always managed to get one pool nice bit cold small bar and food can be ordered if you wanted a snack. There are play areas to rear of hotel for the little ones. Gym was ok for me indoor pool was nice sauna also nice the hotel is sited well you can get to the next town 10 min walk beeches on your doorstep if you like fishing you can fish off the rocks which I did took my own rod and got bait from tackle shop local. Watch out for spider fish these are the most poisonous fish to catch just a tip for you. We only stayed half board we love to go out ant try all on offer bars rest ect check out O Niels Irish bar also top place to dine the steak house went there few times great food priced right staff really look after you. So yeah we loved it. Would I stay at Vila gale again value for money yes. Small tip angler don't fish without a licence you can apply from you bank 6 uro.

We stayed at this hotel for a week, the location is perfect right next to the beach and a short walk to marina. The hotel itself is clean, rooms are a bit dated but that's not a problem you only tend to sleep in it, unfortunately on the weekend you can hear the music from a local club until the early hours of the morning so take earplugs. The things that let this hotel down were the breakfast, we ended up skipping it most days and going out, the bread was always empty, the coffee was disgusting, the beans were rock solid, it just wasn't up to scratch. There is also a culture of sun bed reserving, even before 9am most of the beds already had towels on, the management need to implement a system to deal with this as people put towels down all day and only used the beds for an hour or so. Overall I would recommend this hotel for its location, but not for anything else, there seems to be a shortage of staff and this shows in the service at reception, in the restaurant and the cleaners.

It was a pleasure to spend some few days in Ampalius. It has a great location, near the beach and Vilamoura Marina, a fantastic team, always nice and willing to help. The food was great, with live cooking. We could demand a special omelet for breakfast for example. The room view was amazing. We are eager to return soon.

Went for 2 weeks in June and have to say what a fantastic place and location, we will have no hesitation in going back Have to say I enjoy the entertainment side but the team there are the worst I have ever seen, they had printed leaflets advertising volleyball etc but did nothing for the entire 2 week's we were there They need to be replaced quickly

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 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 1646 reviews