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“Golfing holiday supreme”
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Vila Gale Marina
Ranked #14 of 36 Hotels in Vilamoura
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Ellon
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109 reviews
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“Golfing holiday supreme”
Reviewed March 10, 2012

A week's stay at this top of the range hotel with excellent facilities, friendly staff, superb food brilliant views and everything you need for an enjoyable golfing holiday. Reception looked after our group of six golfers extremely well, even helping me to recover a lost mobile while using taxi services to a nearby golf club. Indoor swimming, jacuzzi, sauna and gym facilities were there for the enthusiast, although the outdoor larger pool still felt the chill of non summer temperatures! Taxi shuttle connections with the golf clubs was first class and we had no problems in visiting the five golf courses during our stay. Cleaning staff did a great job in our rooms and the whole visit proved truly memorable. Strongly recommend this hotel and area to your viewers.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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GrupoVilaGale, General Manager at Vila Gale Marina, responded to this review, March 15, 2012
Dear Guest,

We are glad to know that you have enjoyed our hotel.
Tank you for your reviews and your nice words.
We work with passion to please our customers.

We hope to welcome you again next year.

Kind Regards,

Margarida Antunes
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Reviewed March 9, 2012

Having just returned from a 4 night golf break in Vilamoura and having stayed once again at the Vila Gale Marina, I would just like to say a 'big thank you' to the hotel and its staff.
'Hotel Location' is everthing when planning our golf trip and the Vila Gale is ideal....the shuttle bus stops outside the door, the restaurants and the marina are only a few steps away and the beach (if you have time) is less than a 5 minute walk. Our standard twin rooms were adiquate, comfortable and clean and with plenty of hot water 'on tap'.....what more do you need.
The breakfast is fine and there is plenty of choice for all.
OK, the hotel and its decor maybe a little dated by now...the indoor pool area is a little bit on the small size...but hey...if your on a golf break, your out of the hotel by mid morning and don't return until late afternoon anyway, so who cares!!
Many thanks to the Vila Gale Marina Hotel and its helpful staff for a great stay and I will have no hesitation in booking again with you for our 2013 break. See you again next year.
Diolch yn fawr iawn!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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GrupoVilaGale, General Manager at Vila Gale Marina, responded to this review, March 15, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your review, as it is with great pleasure to find you have enjoyed your stay with us. We (all staff) 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
See you again next year!

Kind regards

Margarida Antunes
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West Mids
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Reviewed March 4, 2012

This place is located a 2min walk from the Marina, shops/bars close to hand, excellent facilities inside and out.
Keep going back!

  • Stayed February 2012
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3 Thank Scottish_Red
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GrupoVilaGale, General Manager at Vila Gale Marina, responded to this review, March 15, 2012
Dear Guest,

I am very pleased to know you enjoyed your stay at the Vila Galé Marina, at Vilamoura.
Looking forward to welcoming you back next year !

Kind Regards,

Margarida Antunes
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

We stayed at this hotel for 4 nights over half term. It is in a great position just a few minutes from both the beach and the marina with lots of bars and restaurants. The bedrooms were big enough even with an extra bed for my son and a good size bathroom. Ours was on the 4th floor so you could see abit of the marina, 9th floor would be a brilliant view. Breakfast was great - fruit, yogourts, cooked breakfast, pancakes, breads etc. The weather was good so we sat by the outside pool and then used the inside pool, jacuzzi and steam room later on. The staff were helpful - we borrowed hotel towels for the beach and pool. Vilamoura was quiet at this time of year but we walked to Quarteria and Felisia beach where the cafe was open. Would definitely use this hotel again for a short break.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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GrupoVilaGale, General Manager at Vila Gale Marina, responded to this review, February 22, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your satisfaction with us, as it is with great pleasure to find you have enjoyed your stay with us.
We hope to welcome you back to our hotel.

Kind regards

Margarida Antunes
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 2012

Vila gale marina is a good standard hotel in a good location on the marina. It is near bars and restaurants and many golf courses ,with a pick up schuttle to many of them.
The transfer time from faro airport is about a 20 minute drive.qe used a company we dound on line called yellowfishtransfers they were xcellent ,the driver spoke great english and was waiting for us at the arrivals tent at a yellow fish sign ,very easy to spot.. it was a very good service.

I think this hotel is well located for golf but also ideal for use as a family hotel as i imagine it is in the summer time.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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GrupoVilaGale, Manager at Vila Gale Marina, responded to this review, February 14, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your review. Is with great pleasure we read that you have enjoyed your stay with us, as our main objective is the satisfaction of our guests .

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

Kind regards

Margarida Antunes
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london
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Reviewed February 4, 2012

We were a group of 4 middle aged males over for a 5 night golfing trip. The hotel location is absolutely perfect. Just a minute walk from the centre of the marina. The rooms were clean and well equipped with a generous size balcony over looking the marina and sea. Breakfast is served from 6-10 and was again delicious. All the staff we encountered we're friendly and helpful. All in all a great trip, we will return next year.

  • Stayed January 2012
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1 Thank mockers
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GrupoVilaGale, General Manager at Vila Gale Marina, responded to this review, February 14, 2012
Dear Ladies,

In my name and VG Marina staff, we are very pleased to know you enjoyed your stay at the Vila Galé Marina, at Vilamoura.
Looking forward to welcoming you back next year !

Kind regards

Margarida Antunes
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 29, 2012

some beating for golfing. 8 courses I think but many more around if you want to go further a field but it puts the prices up of course.

In Vilamoura we got the free shuttles from visocar to the vilamoura courses they collect you at your hotel. But we did go out one day to Quinta do Lago to play and used the same guys as collected us from the Airport yellowfishtransfers they are called actually they are a good suggestion if there is a lot of you as they have got large minibuses so fit everything in no probs
The hotel is nice and close to the marina where there is lots of bars and good restaurants.

The resort is very golfer orientated but I am told in the summer its just a regular resort with familys etc ..

  • Stayed November 2011
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5 Thank Geff12
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GrupoVilaGale, General Manager at Vila Gale Marina, responded to this review, February 14, 2012
Dear Guest,

We want to thank you for your review.
In fact, our hotel is a golf oriented in winter time, and a family hotel in summer time.
We hope to welcome you again, in summer and winter time.

Kind Regards,

Margarida Antunes
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Property: Vila Gale Marina
Address: Alameda Praia da Marina, Vilamoura, Quarteira 8125-408, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Quarteira > 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:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Vilamoura
#12 Luxury Hotel in Vilamoura
#12 Family Hotel in Vilamoura
#13 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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