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Vila Gale Marina
Ranked #14 of 36 Hotels in Vilamoura
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

We were very pleased with our three night stay B&B, at the Vila Gale. The room, which was very clean, had a lovely view over the pool area. The staff were friendly. Breakfast was good with plenty of choices. Would recommend hotel especially for the location which was only a two minute walk to the marina.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Julie W
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VilaGaleHoteis, General Manager at Vila Gale Marina, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for sharing your review. 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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Reviewed October 15, 2013

I have just returned from a weeks golfing. We booked 2 Junior Suites which were clean and spacious. The breakfast was excellent but the evening meals could have been better. The location was excellent, I found the staff very helpful organising our buses to take us to and from the airport and also to the golf courses. the pool area was very quiet with plenty available beds. I had a massage which in my opinion was good value for money at 35 euros. I would be happy to return to this hotel next year but on a B&B basis.

Room Tip: My mate and I were in room 102 which was a Junior Suite and it got the sun on both balconies from ea...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank 173TerryS
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VilaGaleHoteis, General Manager at Vila Gale Marina, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 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 do appreciate your observations regarding the evening meals.

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

Kind regards,

Margarida Antunes

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Reviewed October 13, 2013

We are just back from a weeks stay at the Vila Gale Marina. From all the comments I read before we went we found to be untrue. We couldn't fault anything from the room, breakfast, staff and cleanliness. The location is perfect for the marina and beach. Well done to all the staff of the hotel. We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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1  Thank Majella67
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VilaGaleHoteis, General Manager at Vila Gale Marina, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2013

Dear Guest,

...and we really enjoyed your review!
Thank you for sharing your satisfaction with us.

Hope you may visit us again soon.

Kind regards,

Margarida Antunes

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Reviewed October 13, 2013

Just returned from 5 nights golfing holiday with 7 fellow golfers.
This hotel does 'what it say's on the tin' Clean smallish rooms with average facilities. Breakfast buffet is very good and you would be hard pushed to criticize the variety and quantity on offer.
Overall we did not find the reception staff to be very friendly and some definitely gave the impression of "more than my jobs worth" attitude.
On the plus side it is perfectly located 30 yards from the marina with more bars and restaurants that you could shake a stick at.
On the whole perfect for groups who are looking for good clean basic amenities but not so good for families or if you are looking for a special break with the wife or loved one.
Would we return - already planning to go back next year for another stag golfing break.

Room Tip: The higher you go the quieter it is at 4am when most are returning after a long night out.
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

Not having travelled to somewhere sunny for quite some time my daughter and I arrived with very few expectations but have returned today 12 October after 5 great days and I would have no doubts in recommending Vilamoura and this hotel especially. The Hotel staff were helpful and friendly whatever you asked about. Rooms spacious and cleaned daily along with towels changed. Tokens given for towels to use at pool - charge only made if you do not return towel not the largest towel but saves you packing your own. View from our room on 6th floor over marina amazing esp. at night. Good variety for eating along the marine and prices to suit your budget. Breakfast in hotel was good - wide selection of food available and topped up regularly. All in all great holiday - wide selection of food available in the hotel & around the marina. Pool area clean, beach too and very short walk from hotel, local supermarket for water, bread, fruit etc Everyone friendly. Would return to this hotel or another one along the marina as a female travelling on her own as felt at ease at all times.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view over the Marina. Reception staff asked us what sort of view we would li...
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

We had a two week break in this hotel. First impressions were great but it was quickly dampened when we were told we have to pay 2.5 euro/day to use the room safe. All the staff were very polite, pleasant and helpful. The room was always kept clean and stocked and 24hr service is great if you're an insomniac. However, a big part of any holiday is good food. The food here was always cold. The second week we ate out every evening (extra expense) and had cold meat continental breakfast each morning.
In short, all the good work from all the staff is spoilt by the poor equipment which should keep the food hot.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Alan S
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

My wife and I have just returned from this hotel,oct 3 - 10th , one week of sun and rest, we were on the 9th floor and had a good view of the marina and surrounding area. room was good and clean and spacious but the bathroom was a bit cramped, ie loo and bidet behind the door, maybe the bidet was not really nessecary! air con was great. The reception staff were so helpful and kind and considerate that I do not know if n l's review is of the same place, ok maybe they could do with more on duty but come on, food at break fast was good, the selection was amazing and yes the toasters were a bit slow but hey you are on holiday! so chill. quality of the food was good as was the buffet in the evening. Towels were available with a token given when checking in. As Kevin m says about the fridge / mini bar no problems. We were B&B so apart from the one night ate out the rest of the time so many places to eat you are spoilt for choise just beware of the touts they do not really pressure you but can be a bit of a bore after a while. Only down side is the GOLFERS yes they are loud and a pain in the rear but must bring alot of money to the hotel and lets face it the area is a golfers paradise with all the courses, we tried to live and let live but I did have to ask the staff to have a word with one group on our last day, Facilities are great as they have a large outdoor pool a circular pool for children and a outdoor Jacuzzi also they have an indoor pool and Jacuzzi along with a gymnasiun and kids club. They have free access to the internet in the lobby area on a couple of p c's but if you want it in your room it does cost.

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Address: Alameda Praia da Marina, Vilamoura, Quarteira 8125-408, Portugal
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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 Family Hotel in Vilamoura
#12 Luxury Hotel in Vilamoura
#13 Romantic Hotel in Vilamoura
Price Range: $83 - $228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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