Our first trip to Portuga/Vilamoura. Excellent transfers to and from the airport via A to B shuttle service. The hotel is in a great location, booked B&B, which was ideal because there are some fab restaurants all around the marina and in the small squares just behind which were quite reasonably priced. The room which was on the 6th floor and overlooked the tennis courts, was very clean and and towels/linen changed every day - just wish we had booked a room with a balcony/sea view,although this didn't really matter as we were only there for seven days.Hotel staff very helpful and efficient. Ample choice of food at breakfast. Lovely pool area and no problem finding sunbeds, clean towels available with tokens from reception. We stayed there at the end of September and there wasn't much going on in the way of entertainment in the evenings at the hotel - the 'Fun Team' weren't having much luck encouraging people to participate in the karaoke evening and the performing parrots were a bit naff - don't like to see animals exploited in this way - but each to his own! The spa area/gym and pool was lovely and free although we didn't make much use of it due to our short stay, enjoyed a very relaxing facial.Saw some signs advertising Vilamoura round and about saying "You weren't born here but this is where your belong" - that's exactly how we felt! We had a really lovely time and would most definitely return to Vilamoura and this hotel. Had read a few other reviews in which people complained about the noise from the Puro Beach Club - even packed ear plugs, just in case but this wasn't a problem as it was closed at the time we were there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This attractive hotel is situated directly next to the Marina beach and is located in the tourism centre of Vilamoura. Just across the street guests will find the local casino and the marina just 100 metres away with a huge offer of shops, restaurants, bar and other entertainment attractions in the immediate vicinity. The nearest golf course lies 2 km from the hotel and it is just 50 metres to the nearest public transport connection. The hotel was built in 1992 and completely renovated in 2003. It has 357 rooms divided by 10 floors, including 84 suites suitable for families. Guests are offered a large, peaceful garden and pool area, a stylish lobby with 4 lifts, and a reception that is open to guests around the clock with a safe. It also has parking lot, a game room, a newspaper stand, a shop, a cosy bar and an air-conditioned restaurant with a non-smoking area and highchairs available for small children. The hotel is fully equipped with a conference room and the public Internet terminal room. For an additional cost guests may take advantage of the laundry service and the garage. The impeccable rooms 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 has an outdoor pool with a children's area, a snack bar, sun loungers and parasols. In addition, it offers an indoor swimming pool, a gym and a spa centre with Jacuzzi, sauna, massage service and beauty treatments. It is also possible to take advantage of offers such as tennis, golf and snooker/billiard tables. There is a fine buffet available at breakfast and in the evening. At lunch and at dinner guests may dine a la carte or chose from the set menu. It is possible to book a half-board stay. The hotel accepts American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard, MasterCard and VISA as payment options. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vila Gale Ampalius Vilamoura, Portugal - Algarve
- Ampalius Hotel Vilamoura
- Hotel Vila Gale Ampalius