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“Golf Group Hotel”
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Vila Gale Marina
Ranked #13 of 36 Hotels in Vilamoura
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Cymru
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“Golf Group Hotel”
Reviewed March 11, 2011

Just got back from a 4 night golf trip to Vilamoura and stayed at the Vila Gale Marina. Great location for our group as it's less than 5 min walk away from 'all you need'. Reception staff were great with us and were very friendly.Stayed 4 nights b&b and our rooms were fine and the breakfast was ok. 4* hotel, may be not,(3.5* may be) but for a hotel for a short break and in a great location, its hard to beat. Our group would have no hesitation in booking again for next year. Many thanks Vila Gale Marina

  • Stayed March 2011
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 7, 2010

entrance round the back, hard to first find ! service ok, staff could smile a bit more! room on 8th floor had the most fantastic view over the marina , really beautifull. room very nice with a complimentry bottle of wine & fresh strawberry's in chocolate , little touches very nice. but no sun at all on balcony . breakfast/ reasturant room needs updating . no sun round the pool , so dont expect to sit around the pool in november. location very good near beach & marina ideal for relaxing holiday or mini break., but there are alot better hotels in this location. you got to really pick your resturants around the marina ! the best one we found was called the mayflower , it wasn't cheap but it was very nice , worth it.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 1, 2010

Hotel was clean. Food was poor and cold throughout our stay of a week. Even beakfast. Thought it safer just to each bead rolls and jam. Outdoor pool is small and would not be able to cater if hotel was even a quarter full & never catches the sun
Small indoor pool was barely larger than a kingsize bath and the place smelled of sewage. Would never go again!!!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
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Kings Lynn
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Reviewed October 21, 2010

On arrival the reception staff made us very welcome. It was our first visit to this hotel and I had requested a non smoking room on a high floor. What was offered was a third floor room which was found to be unacceptable but Rita the receptionist only took a few minutes to find us a room with a lovely view of the marina on the ninth floor which we gladly accepted. We had opted for half board at the hotel and the evening meals didnt have a great choice but we enjoyed the food and were quite satisfied. The only slight disappointment was the seating area in the lounge / bar which we felt had a canteen feel about it and not enough lounging chairs and sofas. It is also a golfers hotel which we knew as we had gone to watch golf ourselves so that didnt bother us but if you are not a golfer it might not be the place for you. The hotel is in a lovely position and the walk along the marina is only a short didtance. They run a free shuttle bus to the golf courses and we used it every day so again we found that a bonus.Theswimming pool is in the shade for most of the day so it isnt really for people that want sunbathe but that did not apply to us . Villamora is lovely and we will definitely return.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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co kerry
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Reviewed October 18, 2010

this hotel was superb.everything was five star starting with the staff on check in they were very nice and helpful,the bedrooms were very nice they were spotless and comfortable.the facilitys like pool were very nice.the breakfast was very nice good food and plenty of it.definately 5 star treatment with good rates.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 11, 2010

All in all this holiday was great.The position of the Hotel was good lots to do and see.If you wanted a quiet time you were abe to do this as well.Very near the Beach and the only
bad point was there was not enough room around the pool to sunbathe. People did put their towels out very early in the morning which was not good(very selfish)but you only had to go to the Beach and the beds were 15euros for the whole day.Fantastic!!!!!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed October 7, 2010

First impressions the hotel looks ok but experience proves better.
Food is average but service is poor, on numerous occasions we had to wait for cutlery/plates/food `top ups` to be brought to dining room which on a number of evenings was cold. The sweet selection had little variation
If you like sunbathing forget this place! most sunbeds don`t get sun until mid afternoon and the one`s that get early sun are all reserved.Most balconies are in the shade all day.
The indoor pool was closed.
Entertainment is poor - most nights we went onto the Marina where there are bars with live music
If you like a `drink` the hotel must be the dearest `pint` in Vilamoura e 3.80 and the waiters appeared to be on a `work to rule` I had to go to the bar to get a drink most nights
A lovely cafe next door - Petunias (reccomended) beer @ e 2.20
Internet and wi-fi are expensive . It`s free in a couple of Irish bars!
We will never go back

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Vila Gale Marina
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
#11 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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