This is a very good hotel mainly due to the location, the pool area and the staff. On arrival at the hotel we were greeted by friendly staff, our room wasn't ready as it was quite early so we went to the beach for two hours which is directly in front of the hotel. There is a really nice cafe there where you can have tasty snacks and sit and watch everyone on the beach go by. We got a sea/marina view room on the top floor, room 1022. The rooms are basic but comfortable. I would recommend a top floor room as it can be a little noisy outside in the morning time as there is a nightclub which goes on until about 6am nearby - the music isn't much of an issue, more the people coming out afterwards. The hotel is a 5 min walk to the marina which is great at night with lovely restaurants. There are also shops nearby. The staff in the hotel are great, we were actually on a short honeymoon break and there was a bottle of champagne delivered to our room the day we arrived courtesy of the hotel. The pool area is great with plenty of beds - no need to get up at 7am or anything...we were guaranteed a decent bed with a parasol if we went down at 10am. There is also some decent snacks at the pool bar and there is good selection for the buffet breakfasts and lunches in the restaurant - we didn't have dinner there so can't comment. All in all we were delighted with the hotel, the only negative being the noise.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This attractive hotel is situated directly next to the Marina beach and is located in the tourism centre of Vilamoura. Just across the street guests will find the local casino and the marina just 100 metres away with a huge offer of shops, restaurants, bar and other entertainment attractions in the immediate vicinity. The nearest golf course lies 2 km from the hotel and it is just 50 metres to the nearest public transport connection. The hotel was built in 1992 and completely renovated in 2003. It has 357 rooms divided by 10 floors, including 84 suites suitable for families. Guests are offered a large, peaceful garden and pool area, a stylish lobby with 4 lifts, and a reception that is open to guests around the clock with a safe. It also has parking lot, a game room, a newspaper stand, a shop, a cosy bar and an air-conditioned restaurant with a non-smoking area and highchairs available for small children. The hotel is fully equipped with a conference room and the public Internet terminal room. For an additional cost guests may take advantage of the laundry service and the garage. The impeccable rooms 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 has an outdoor pool with a children's area, a snack bar, sun loungers and parasols. In addition, it offers an indoor swimming pool, a gym and a spa centre with Jacuzzi, sauna, massage service and beauty treatments. It is also possible to take advantage of offers such as tennis, golf and snooker/billiard tables. There is a fine buffet available at breakfast and in the evening. At lunch and at dinner guests may dine a la carte or chose from the set menu. It is possible to book a half-board stay. The hotel accepts American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard, MasterCard and VISA as payment options. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vila Gale Ampalius Vilamoura, Portugal - Algarve
- Ampalius Hotel Vilamoura
- Hotel Vila Gale Ampalius