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“Another great stay” 4 of 5 stars
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Vila Gale Marina
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Avenida da Marina, Lote H 2, Vilamoura 8125-408, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #15 of 36 Hotels in Vilamoura
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Another great stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

We stayed at the Vila Gale Marina for the fourth time and again could not fault it, it is clean, comfortable and the staff are always helpful. The food is good with a good choice for both breakfast and dinner, The hotel is just a short walk from the Marina and also near the bus stop for either Albufera or Faro, The hotel is excellent value and with a great view of the Marina from the balconies. And if the weather is not good it has the indoor swimming pool with sauna and hot tub. We would not hesitate to use this hotel again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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VilaGaleHoteis, General Manager at Vila Gale Marina, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
Dear Guest,

We are really pleased to have had the oportunity, once again, to welcome you in our hotel and more so that you have enjoyed your holiday at the Vila Galé Marina, Vilamoura.

We hope you may visit us again in the near future, for your fifth time.

Kind regards,

Margarida Antunes
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Great hotel in a fantastic location close to the beautiful marina. We were bed and breakfast which was nicely presented. The rooms were adequate and clean however , could have a little more space for your clothes. Fantastic views on the higher floors looking out over the marina to the sea. Great value for money !

Room Tip: Select high floor for great views over the marina.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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VilaGaleHoteis, General Manager at Vila Gale Marina, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your review, as it is with great pleasure to find you have enjoyed your stay with us. We are very happy to read your review as our main objective is the satisfaction of our guests .

We hope to welcome you back to our hotel.

Kind regards,

Margarida Antunes
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wirral
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87 reviews 87 reviews
32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Went back into this hotel, been many times, always reminds me of mum and dad when we stayed here years ago, sadly they are both departed but we like to remember our time here keep remembering we won a bowls comp...don't know how, still got t-shirt. Just drop into relaxing bar for a drink as you pass.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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VilaGaleHoteis, General Manager at Vila Gale Marina, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for your nice review. We are so pleased to know that you feel like in home, with us.

Looking forward to welcome you back next time!

Kind regards,

Margarida Antunes
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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Excellent hotel , staff and resort .Had one evening meal and two lunchtime snacks in the hotel which was good , service was excellent and staff friendly . Personally ,i think its the best located hotel in Vilamoura with the Marina directly in front and the sea behind with spectacular views of both from the hotel . A wonderful relaxing break at this time of year, would stay here again .

Room Tip: The higher floors obviously have a better view , we had a lovely room on the 7th floor.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GrupoVilaGale, General Manager at Vila Gale Marina, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Dear Guest,

I am very pleased to know you jhave enjoyed your stay at the Vila Galé Marina, and Vilamoura.
Thank you for sharing your satisfaction with us.
We hope you may visit us again in the near future

Kind regards,

Margarida Antunes
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Kendal. UK
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Just a quick note, we are a group of 12 golfers and we have just returned from this hotel. All we would like to say is we had a great time at the hotel. It is modern, quiet, clean & has a great breakfast. Please enjoy, have a look at my previous report on this hotel. Enjoy

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GrupoVilaGale, General Manager at Vila Gale Marina, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your review, as it is with great pleasure to find you have enjoyed your stay with us. We are very happy to read your review as our main objective is the satisfaction of our guests .

We hope to welcome you back to our hotel. Thank you

Kind regards,

Margarida Antunes
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Inverness
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Very comfortable, spotlessly clean; friendly staff.
Modest, limited menu; the only 2 meals we had were disappointing.
Breakfasts, however, were excellent and contained everything anyone could have wanted

Room Tip: Eat out, n ext door at the Petunia!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GrupoVilaGale, General Manager at Vila Gale Marina, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your review, we do appreciate your observations regarding the dinner menu, at the restaurant.
It is with great pleasure to find you have enjoyed your stay.

Hope you may visit us again soon.

Kind Regards,

Margarida Antunes
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Ellon
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75 reviews 75 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

For the second year my golfing colleagues, 8 in all this year, enjoyed our week long stay in this superb hotel. Accommodation, food, and general service were of the highest order. Friendliness is the name of the game for staff who go out of their way to make you feel at home.
We met up again with staff from last year while dining in the evening and the rapport, fun and humour on top of their competent and caring service. were second to none. Hotel staff were also reliable in organising the taxi services or responding to special requests for additional golf bookings. The cleaning staff ensured our rooms were returned to pristine glory each day. Good use was made of the internal shop for purchasing a small gift for our colleague who organised our trip. The member of staff there went out of her way to be helpful. Gym and swimming pool facilities were put to good use. One small criticism was some cleaning tissues or spray might be provided for mopping up the sweat on the tread mill! Finally, full marks to the cheery lady member of staff who provided me with a sewing kit to mend my split trousers!!! A highly recommended hotal. You will not be disappointed.

Room Tip: I had the top ninth floor - a brilliant view and the lifts worked with ease and speed.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GrupoVilaGale, General Manager at Vila Gale Marina, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Dear Guest,

It is with great pleasure to read your review and find you have enjoyed your second visit to the Vila Galé Marina.
We are very happy to read your nice words as our main objective is the satisfaction of our guests and praise of our staff will be passed on.

We will be very pleased to welcome you back in your 3rd visit.

Kind regards,

Margarida Antunes
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Additional Information about Vila Gale Marina

Address: Avenida da Marina, Lote H 2, Vilamoura 8125-408, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Vilamoura
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Vilamoura
#12 Luxury Hotel in Vilamoura
#12 Family Hotel in Vilamoura
#14 Romantic Hotel in Vilamoura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Vila Gale Marina 4*
Number of rooms: 243
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel is located directly in the tourist centre of Vilamoura a mere 200 m from the beach and 50 m from the marina. It is right near all the shops, restaurants, bars and transportations in Vilamoura. The nearest airport is in Faro only 25 km away. The hotel was built in 1995 and renovated in 2002. It has a total of 243 rooms from which 44 standard rooms with ocean view and 14 suites suitable for families. The facilities are air-conditioned and include a lobby with a 24-hour reception, lifts, a coffee shop, a newspaper stand, a bar, a buffet or a la carte restaurant with a separate non-smoking area (children's highchairs available on request), a conference rooms, free Wi-Fi internet access in public areas, car park. For an additional cost guests may use the hotel safe, the laundry services and the garage. The rooms are attractive and decorated in a maritime style. They 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 features an outdoor swimming pool with a pool bar, sun loungers and parasols. Guests may also enjoy the Health Club equipped with an indoor swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, a steam room, a Gym and 2 tennis courts (part of a neighbouring hotel and available for an additional fee). There are deck chairs and parasols available on the sandy beach and an entertainment programme rounds off the hotel's offerings. A fine buffet is on offer on every meal of the day. Lunch and dinner may also be taken a la carte. ... more   less 
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