Stayed in this hotel the first week in October with a group of six. On arrival check in was very slow, we had booked three superior sea view rooms but the hotel also upgrade two of the group to one of the duplex's on ninth floor, because an additional person was arriving later in the week. Have no complaints about all the rooms, they were excellent. Breakfast busy enough at any time but plenty of variety. Hotel has a gate from the pool area to the beach. Pity about the weather though which was pretty bad for some of the holiday. When the weather did pick up out at the pool the Entertainment Team got us involved in the aqua aerobics, music quiz etc activities that we would not normally do. But the two staff were great fun. We eat at the pool and food was excellent. Only downside to this hotel is service is slow as other reviewers have said, whether it is at reception or the hotel bar everything is done at a snails pace. This is our fourth visit to Vilamoura and first in this hotel but I think we will definitely stay here again.
- 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