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Vila Gale Ampalius
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Alameda Da Praia Da Marina, Vilamoura 8125-408, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #12 of 35 hotels in Vilamoura
Dublin, Ireland
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Would stay again”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

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.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Ampalius, Manager at Vila Gale Ampalius, responded to this review, February 16, 2014
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Thank you very much for your comments about our hotel, every comment that we receive allow us to constantly improve our standards and service.
Hoping that we can welcome you again at Vila Galé Ampalius.

Kind regards

Elia Figueiredo
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  • Sleep Quality
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Stayed here with my girlfriend for a week at the start off October. We both needed a " Relax, Dine and Enjoy" type of holiday and thanks to the Vila Gale Ampalius thats exactly what we got. We went for the superior sea-view room on the 7th floor, the view was breath taking and the room was spotless. We arrived early so had to kill abit of time so we used there luggage room and changing room to get sorted for a walk about. When we returned the room was ready at the time said. Next morning we went for breakfast its served from 6am to 10.30am this is great if you fancy a lie in or early rise both of which we did and you cant see any difference in the amount of food available which i have to say was superb, you could eat enough to set you up for the day as theres a huge choice. All the staff are very friendly and polite, the maid service and flexible. I had read reviews about the noise from the nearby niteclub at the Tivoli hotel but thank-god we stayed when it had shut down for the season because i could see this as a problem had i not, unfortunately for this hotel there simply a victim so the sooner its shut down altogether the better!! You wont be disappointed with the location either its surrounded by flat ground leading to the Marina we the food serviced is great quality i recommend Figo 7 we enjoyed it. The pool at the hotel although a bit cold is very clean and the sunbathing area up the steps is lovely and private with a sea-view. Now if i was to pick and be fair in my review the only thing i could say against is that the Bar prices are a little steep and the lifts and reception can be a bit slow in the mornings but u,ll brush these aside given the high standard of everything else!!

Room Tip: Superior or Junior with sea-view ask for the west side and the higher the better.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ampalius, Manager at Vila Gale Ampalius, responded to this review, February 16, 2014
Dear Guest

We would like to thank you your review, which deserved our best attention, and we are very glad that you enjoyed your accomodation and the hotel location.

Hoping that we can welcome you again at Vila Galé Ampalius.

Kind regards

Elia Figueiredo
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Paulo, the front desk guy, goes above and beyond to meet the customer's expectations, great recommendations for dinner outside the hotel and friendly to any question we had. TOP SERVICE from him
New hotel when I was there 2 years ago

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Ampalius, Manager at Vila Gale Ampalius, responded to this review, February 16, 2014
Dear Guest

We would like to thank you your review, which deserved our best attention, and we are very glad that you enjoyed your accomodation and the hotel location.

Hoping that we can welcome you again at Vila Galé Ampalius.

Kind regards

Elia Figueiredo
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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Like many in the hotel we were a group of twelve golfers on tour and the hotel was perfect for us.We were "upgraded" to duplex apartments for four, which had a double room and a twin, not very good for two married men to share a double bed ! I'd requested an additional bed per duplex and this was added all be it a rather basic bed in the lounge, but we had three bathrooms and two balconies with wonderful sea views. The bar area is a bit souless and breakfast is a bit of a scrum but plenty of choice.For what we paid no complaints and a perfect location for a stroll to all the bars around the marina.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Ampalius, Manager at Vila Gale Ampalius, responded to this review, February 16, 2014
Dear Guest

We would like to thank you your review, which deserved our best attention, and we are very glad that you enjoyed your accomodation and the hotel location.

Hoping that we can welcome you again at Vila Galé Ampalius.

Kind regards

Elia Figueiredo
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Ballina, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

After a very trying year, my wife and i finally managed to get away for a weeks RR,the location of the hotel was perfect, right next to the beach, the room/ sea view was amazing, the marina was only a five minute walk, plenty of bars and places to eat,plenty of room at the pool,the beach side bar across from the hotel, served locally caught fish, food there fab, great place to chill out after hard day on the beach !!!.

Staff could not do enougt for us, will certainly be back next summer

Room Tip: Go high with a sea view, we were on the ninth floor, amazing view of the ocean and marina
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Ampalius, Manager at Vila Gale Ampalius, responded to this review, February 16, 2014
Dear Guest

We would like to thank you your review, which deserved our best attention, and we are very glad that you enjoyed your accomodation and the hotel location.

Hoping that we can welcome you again at Vila Galé Ampalius.

Kind regards

Elia Figueiredo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We stayed here for a week at the end of September. we were lucky to be upgraded to a sea view room at no extra cost.
The hotel was clean and tidy. The breakfast was very nice with a very generous selection of choices available, they even had Champagne so we were able to have a bucks fizz each day.
The pool was lovely and there was never an issue with getting a lounger at any time, there was even a poolside bar which was nice.
The hotel's location was ideal, it is literally a 5 minute walk to the lively and vibrant marina, this meant that it is far enough away from any noise.
The beach was a simple walk across a carpark and you then had an expanse of lovely beach to choose from, here you could either pay 12euros for half a days use of a lounger and parasol or just put your towel down and laze the day away.
The staff at all times were attentive, charming and friendly.
We enjoyed our visit that much, we intend to book for next year very soon.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ampalius, Manager at Vila Gale Ampalius, responded to this review, February 16, 2014
Dear Guest

We would like to thank you your review, which deserved our best attention, and we are very glad that you enjoyed your accomodation and the hotel location.

Hoping that we can welcome you again at Vila Galé Ampalius.

Kind regards

Elia Figueiredo
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

After reading the reviews on the trip advisor about all the noise and not been able to sleep I was very sceptical about our stay.We never had a problem with any noise and found th hotel very good. We had a senior suite and found it very good value

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ampalius, Manager at Vila Gale Ampalius, responded to this review, February 16, 2014
Dear Guest

We would like to thank you your review, which deserved our best attention, and we are very glad that you enjoyed your accomodation and the hotel location.

Hoping that we can welcome you again at Vila Galé Ampalius.

Kind regards

Elia Figueiredo
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Additional Information about Vila Gale Ampalius

Address: Alameda Da Praia Da Marina, 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 Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Vilamoura
#9 Family Hotel in Vilamoura
#10 Luxury Hotel in Vilamoura
#12 Romantic Hotel in Vilamoura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Vila Gale Ampalius 4*
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