Had a weeks half board holiday here. Stayed in room 711 which had a great view over the Marina and was very nice but the beds were firm. The pool and surrounding area were good. The issue regarding towels on sun beds was addressed by the hotel as we had a note to say that any towel on an unoccupied sun bed will be removed after a certain period. This seemed to be working reasonably well for a few days after.Food was good with lots of options for breakfast and evening meals. The one down side was that some of the hot plates on the buffet did not keep the food very warm. Staff throughout the hotel were helpful and friendly.
Have read the comments about groups of golfers at this hotel and generally they were not a problem. However, there was one particular group who obviously didnt care that there were families nearby and the language was unsuitable for this environment. Not sure how you can get around this problem as the target market for the hotel appears to be golfers
The Marina is a short walk away and is excellent. There is a wide range of bars and restaurants there . We did a three hour cruise and a trip to the market at Quarteira and didnt rate either trip
Overall, I would recommend this hotel and Vilamoura
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Vila Gale Marina Vilamoura, Portugal - Algarve
- Vila Gale Marina Hotel